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D Magazine July 2020

Cover Story

The 10 Most Charming Homes in Dallas

We went on a quest for cozy, quaint, and otherwise adorable abodes for a refreshing look at Dallas real estate.

Features


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Grilling

A Guide to Summer Grilling in Dallas

The time has come to light those grills. Let’s give you some new ideas about how to make the most of this unprecedented summer.
Mark d. mccoy geospatial archaeologist and professor at SMU
Science & Technology

The SMU Professor Who Explodes Indiana Jones

A local archaeologist wants you to understand how the field really works.
By Laray Polk
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Local Government

How Clay Jenkins Manages a Pandemic From Home

From his Bluffview house, the county judge Zooms to the aid of 2.6 million people.
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Good Reads

Your 2020 Summer Reading List: Harry Hunsicker’s ‘Dallas After Midnight’

Ray Wylie Hubbard’s ode to the city at night finds its way into author Harry Hunsicker’s pen.
By Harry Hunsicker
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Good Reads

Your 2020 Summer Reading List: Joe Milazzo’s ‘Extramundane’

We figured the late 90s Bedhead song would be a good inspiration for a short story.
By Joe Milazzo
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Good Reads

Your 2020 Summer Reading List: Will Clarke’s ‘St. Ignatius’

The Old 97’s make an appearance in our summer microfiction series.
By Will Clarke
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Summer Fiction

Your 2020 Summer Reading List: LaToya Watkins’ “Window Seat”

Erykah Badu’s 2010 classic gets reimagined.
By Latoya Watkins
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Good Reads

Your 2020 Summer Reading List: Kimberly King Parson’s ‘The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton’

The Mountain Goats’ 2002 standout becomes the foundation for a short.
By Kimberly King Parsons
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Good Reads

Your 2020 Summer Reading List: Sanderia Faye’s ‘Come Away With Me’

Eighteen years later, Norah Jones’ single is still sparking creativity.
By Sanderia Faye
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Good Reads

Your 2020 Summer Reading List: Blake Kimzey’s ‘Sonic Bloom’

No anthology of short stories inspired by local music is complete without Tripping Daisy.
By Blake Kimzey
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Good Reads

Your 2020 Summer Reading List: Samantha Mabry’s ‘Mouth for War’

We couldn’t ask local authors to use a local song for the inspiration for a short story without including Pantera.
By Samantha Mabry
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Good Reads

Your 2020 Summer Reading List: Ben Fountain’s “Welcome to Dallas”

Big Tuck made a classic in 2006. Author Ben Fountain takes its title and reimagines the 1940s.
By Ben Fountain
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Good Reads

Your 2020 Summer Reading List: Julia Heaberlin’s ‘Wide Open Spaces’

The breakout single from the band now known as The Chicks serves as the foundation for this short, by author Julia Heaberlin.
By Julia Heaberlin
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Good Reads

Your 2020 Summer Reading List: Kathleen Kent’s ‘The Back Side of Dallas’

Our final short story in our summer microfiction series is this take on Jeannie C. Riley’s (perfectly named) 1969 track.
By Kathleen Kent
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Summer Fiction

Your 2020 Summer Reading List: Sai Selvarajan’s ‘She Don’t Have To See You (To See Through You)’

The 1972 Bobby Patterson classic is still inspiring almost half a century later.
By Sai Selvarajan
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Summer Fiction

Your 2020 Summer Reading List: David Hopkins’ ‘Since U Been Gone’

Kelly Clarkson’s 2004 earworm pop hit becomes inspiration for a different sort of tour of Dallas.
By David Hopkins
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Summer Fiction

Your 2020 Summer Reading List: Jesus De La Torre’s ‘Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand’

You had to know Leon Bridges would show up in our summer microfiction package, right?
By Jesus De La Torre
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Humor

How to Load a Dishwasher

You’ve had to get very acquainted with yours since March, haven’t you?
By T.C. Newby