World’s oldest street festival comes to Dallas

World’s oldest street festival comes to Dallas

By Becky Mayad For the first time, Ratha Yatra, the Festival of Chariots will be held in Downtown Dallas on Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Dallas Arts District, joining other global city centers like New York City’s Fifth Avenue and London’s Piccadilly Circus in celebrating this event. Described as […]

39th annual parade ready to blaze the Ave.

39th annual parade ready to blaze the Ave.

The 2018 Dallas Mavs St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival, presented by the Dallas Mavericks, is on Saturday, March 17, at 11 a.m. Dallas native Burton Gilliam, a character actor known for such films as “Paper Moon,” “Blazing Saddles” and “Back to the Future III,” is the 2018 Grand Marshal. The Dallas Mavs St. Patrick’s Parade […]

Latkes, laughter bring different cultures together

Latkes, laughter bring different cultures together

If we are ever to have peace in the world, we must know and understand one another. What better way can we learn about each other’s traditions and culture than through our great common love? Food! Central Christian Church of Dallas (Disciples of Christ) invited Oren Saloman and Marta Skiba to join us in the […]

Duck Breast with Kale Salad

Duck Breast with Kale Salad

2 squares leftover or store-bought jalapeno cornbread, cut into ½-inch cubes 3 tablespoons butter, melted Juice of 2 lemons 1/2 cup olive oil, or to taste 1/2 cup dried cranberries 5 ounces baby kale or baby arugula 2 large or 4 small duck breasts Salt and pepper Heat oven to 350F. Line baking sheet with […]

Only hard core Sci-Fi lovers can save ‘Annihilation’

Only hard core Sci-Fi lovers can save ‘Annihilation’

By Chic DiCiccio After one week in theaters, “Annihilation” has faced the perfect mix of box office disaster. Head to head competition with a runaway hit in “Black Panther?” Check. Genre movie based on a seriously weird sci-fi novel? Check. Last minute freak out from production company Paramount based on horrendous test screenings? You got […]

Allegations leave Mavericks reeling

Allegations leave Mavericks reeling

By David Mullen It’s not fun and games in the offices of the Dallas Mavericks anymore. February has been quite a month. First, founding owner Donald Carter dies at 84. Then, during All Star Game weekend, current owner Mark Cuban infers on a podcast with Julius Erving that it might be best for the Mavericks […]

City Hall site for gun laws March

On March 24, citizens across Dallas will take to the streets in solidarity with the March for Our Lives and stand united in support of common sense gun laws. The event is being organized by local students. “The voices of the March for Our Lives movement will be heard across the country,” one organizer said. […]

Baa, Baa, black sheep

By Nancy Black Where was the huge, 30-point headline? Why didn’t anyone stop the presses? How come nobody is talking about this? Scientists announced last week they had successfully created a human-animal hybrid and the general public didn’t even blink an eye. Am I the only one who thinks it is amazing (and kind of […]

Cornyn pushes for action on background checks

Cornyn pushes for action on background checks

By Haley Samsel The Texas Tribune At a bipartisan White House meeting on gun violence Wednesday, President Donald Trump pressed Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas and other lawmakers to come together and create “one great piece of legislation” to address background checks on gun sales, in addition to other measures. The meeting was […]