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D Magazine May 2014

Cover Story

The Next Dallas Boom

Without I-345, Dallas could build a new Uptown. Why we should ignore the traffic engineers and tear that sucker down.
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Features


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Nature & Environment

The Perot Museum’s Pygmy T. Rex

Nanuqsaurus hoglundi, by the numbers.
By Bradford Pearson
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Education

The Woman Who Licked Mayor Mike Rawlings

How under-the-radar political operative Anna Casey made the big man beat a retreat.
By Tim Rogers
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Politics

Katrina Pierson: From Tea Party to Tinseltown?

She may have lost her primary bid for Congress, but she’s not going anywhere. Except maybe Hollywood.
By Farraz Khan
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Business

How a High-Speed Train Could Transform Texas

Can Texas Central Railway’s proposal succeed where others have failed? Maybe.
By Bradford Pearson
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Fashion

Dallas Comic Con: Characters Welcome

Cosplay, where fantasy becomes reality.
By Dan Koller
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Education

Dallas ISD Takes Baby Steps

Forget the home-rule debate. They bit off more than they could chew. But real reform is happening in DISD, free of political sniping.
By Eric Celeste
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Fashion

How Dallas Dresses: Jessica Watts Ayers

For the hair stylist, it’s all about crafting a look with that essential, covet-worthy piece.
By Cristina Daglas
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Publications

How to Build Another Uptown

People want to move to Dallas’ urban core. But Uptown and Downtown are full. To grow, the city needs to make a radical change. Here’s how.
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Publications

How Highways Hurt Dallas

To grow the urban core, we need to rid ourselves of the conventional thinking that destroyed American cities.
By Ian Lockwood
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Publications

What Other Cities Learned

Despite years of roadblocks and opposition, these five tore down highways and reaped the rewards.
By Peter Simek
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Government

Why We Must Tear Down I-345

People are clamoring to move to an urban neighborhood, but an elevated highway stands in their way.
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Government

Why We Should Bury Interstate 30

Fifty years ago, we stabbed one of Dallas’ best neighborhoods in the heart with a highway. Now we can stitch it back together.
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Government

The Trinity Parkway Is Dead

No one will say it publicly, but it is. So why does it continue to haunt us?
By Tim Rogers
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Food and Drink

Restaurant Review: Gemma

The restaurant’s owners step away from Dallas’ clique of young-gun chefs to serve modern food without the fuss.
By Nancy Nichols
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Bar Review

Bar Review: Paschall Bar

Behind a secret entrance off Denton’s town square, literary inspiration awaits.
By Tara Nieuwesteeg
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Food and Drink

Review: MoMo Italian Kitchen

Accept no substitute for this beloved Forest Lane spot.
By Nancy Nichols
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Food and Drink

Restaurant Review: Kostas Cafe

Is this really the best Greek food Dallas can produce?
By Cristina Daglas
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Food and Drink

Restaurant Review: Barter

You may need to be a celebrity to get the restaurant’s best.
By Cristina Daglas
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Humor

How Dallas Can Become a World-Class City

The five secrets to transforming our urban living.
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Publications

Shamrock, the Cutest Dog in Dallas

Meet the adorable winner of our Survival of the Cutest contest.
By D Magazine
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Also in This Issue

Other articles of interest in our May 2014 edition.
By D Magazine