“Entitled Children” at Highland Park High School Troll Author, Mock Japanese Internment. Best-selling author Jamie Ford (Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet) came to Highland Park Thursday as the keynote speaker in the town’s literary festival. Earlier that day, he spoke at the high school to a group of freshmen and sophomores, where, he says, 1,000 students interrupted the Q&A portion with random clapping and cheering, so loud he could barely talk over them. There is a lot to get to in here, but maybe start with the end of his talk, when he fielded a question about the Japanese Internment. From his website:
“I got my point across and in that brief moment your impoliteness was forgiven and all was well. I thanked you, for not clapping and cheering the Japanese Internment. Then you clapped and cheered the Japanese Internment. You couldn’t resist. That showed me more about you than I wanted to know.”
Bill Paxton, RIP. The Fort Worth native and star of Apollo 13, Twister, One False Move, and the best part of so many other movies, died Saturday of complications from surgery. He was 61. Storm chasers honored him.
Drive-By Shooter Fires On DPD’s South Central Station. Nine shots were fired early Sunday morning, three of which hit the substation. No one was injured.
Nerlens Noel Makes Dallas Debut. He finished with 9 points and 10 rebounds in 30 minutes off the bench in the Mavs’ win over the new-look Pelicans, including a game-finishing steal and dunk. As Rick Carlisle said, “Good trade.” He plays his second game in a Mavs uniform tonight against Miami.
Erykah Badu Turns 46 With a Birthday Shindig at The Bomb Factory. Also on the bill, among many others: Houston rap legend Scarface, Pete Rock, Talib Kweli, and Leon Bridges, who performed Ginuwine’s “Pony.” I am tired.Read More