True story of ‘BlacKkKlansman’ delivers strong message

True story of ‘BlacKkKlansman’ delivers strong  message

By Chic DiCiccio The first five minutes of “BlacKkKlansman” feature Alec Baldwin spewing racial epitaphs in what appears to be the making of a bigotry training film. When his sweaty upper lip finally stops moving, he disappears from the movie and is oddly never seen or heard from again.  Then, seconds later, John David Washington’s […]

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Local chef turns the tables on cancer By Shari Goldstein Stern Some babies are born with a silver spoon. Some are born with a 14k ladle. Could anyone argue that if you can make a living doing what you love, it’s a keinehora? Such is the case with Jeffrey Kollinger, who not only adores his […]

Nonprofits join forces for Chamber lunch

The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce is hosting a special luncheon for nonprofits. “When Business and Social Impact Collide, East Dallas Thrives” will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the Lakewood Country Club. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program and lunch start at noon. The club is located at 1912 Abrams […]

The Placard Police!

The Placard Police!

By Nancy Black I was furious when I saw it. My brother, who was hoping another candidate would win the presidential election that year, just laughed when he saw it. In the dark of one night, some vandal(s) had defaced our Obama for President sign, which hung on the fence of my mother’s home. They […]

Good & bad dishes intersect at Ross & Hall

Good & bad dishes intersect at Ross & Hall

By Sara Newberry Ross & Hall is yet another beer-oriented restaurant and bar, which features an outdoor space for those times of the year when air conditioning isn’t a requirement. It’s located on Ross Avenue in an area that is becoming more of a destination for nights out, with new tiki-inspired bar Alice across the […]

Help raise the roof at East Grand Prep

East Grand Preparatory, A Cityscape School is growing and serving families in our neighborhood. In the last four years we have grown from 150 students to now more than 900. We are proud to say that this year:  • We have started a kindergarten two-way dual language program for both native English and Spanish speaking […]

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ prove family drama is universally funny

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ prove family drama is universally funny

By David Mullen Remember a few years ago when Academy Award voters were criticized for seemingly avoiding minority performers in their top award categories? Then the 2016 film “Moonlight,” which starred two gay black male characters living in a troubled neighborhood in Miami, won the Academy Award for Best Picture. The much underrated “Hidden Figures,” […]

Trial for treason shows history repeats itself

Trial for treason shows history repeats itself

By Shari Goldstein Stern There are a couple of things you can always count on from Texans. They’re proud of their Texas roots. They enjoy the state’s history. They love to tell stories about both. Now, if you’re the product of several generations of great story-tellers, then you’re as good as the golden Texas sunset. […]

SHE’S NO EXPERT

SHE’S NO EXPERT

Hello, In your August 10th issue, the editor wrote an article entitled, “Nature Has the Rx.” She is promoting the use of natural drugs to solve health problems and I have no problem with the use of homeopathic remedies but she doesn’t tell the reader that they need to consult with their doctors before using […]

Rescue groups get creative

Rescue groups get creative

By Dr. Beth Leermakers My mantle is lined with homemade wood toys — dogs and cats driving brightly-colored cars, tractors and even pulling Santa’s sleigh. A retired gentleman in Darlington, SC lovingly crafted these special toys in his backyard wood shop, selling them to raise money for the local animal shelter. When I learned that […]