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D Magazine July 2022

Cover Story

Meet Your New Neighbors, Dallas

These five families recently came from the far corners of the country to make Dallas their new home. Boy, were they surprised.


Jaycee Zaragoza sprayground

An 11-Year-Old’s Favorite Dallas Spraygrounds

In finding the best spraygrounds in town, we turned to an expert.
By John Erickson
Jorge Baldor
Arts & Entertainment

What to Do: Jorge Baldor’s Guide to Dallas In July

Jorge Baldor, founder of the Latino Center for Leadership Development, shares his top picks for July and beyond.
Bush Library

The Strange Lesson Inside the George W. Bush Presidential Center

What was a docent trying to communicate at the Bush Library?
By Eleanor Cummins
Haley Taylor Schlitz
Person of Interest

Meet the Youngest Female Law School Grad in U.S. History

Haley Taylor Schlitz graduated from the SMU Dedman School of Law at 19 years old. That’s only one of many things you should know about her.
By Tim Rogers
spellman museum
One Day In…

How to Spend a Day in Forney

You’ll know you’ve arrived when you see the Statue of Liberty.
Jordi Esparza Batalla

The World’s Largest Spanish Language Freestyle Rap Battle Runs Through Dallas

Red Bull Batalla is trying to find the best Spanish speaking rapper. This artist may already be in North Texas.
Carlos Evans
Nature & Environment

The City of Dallas Has a New Environmental Boss

The city’s new environmental director came from the Environmental Protection Agency, where he enforced the Clean Air Act. He actually understands his job.
Mo sanders
Arts & Entertainment

Famous Rollerskater Mo Sanders Wants You on All Fours

The former X Games participant now has his own shop in North Oak Cliff.
By Andrea Luttrell
kevin charles

Why a Stylist to the Stars Settled in Texas

Brit Kevin Charles aims to bring five-star service to his salons, minus the snobbery.
By Ginni Beam
la vie style house

Highland Park Village’s Permanent Pop-Up

Market has turned Highland Park Village into a pop-up incubator for emerging designers.
Cathy and Jorg Fercher
Restaurants & Bars

Jörg’s Cafe Vienna Turns 20 in Downtown Plano

Cathy and Jörg Fercher look back at two decades of serving up Austrian and German food together at Jörg’s Cafe Vienna.
The Mexican
Restaurant Reviews

The Mexican Is Not Interested in Good Mexican Food

The Mexican in the Design District is a conventional, style-first Dallas steakhouse masquerading as fine dining from south of the border.
Postino bruschetta
Restaurants & Bars

The Best To-Go Meals that Make For Perfect Dallas Picnics

Summer is time for alfresco dining, triple-digit temperatures notwithstanding. Here are the best pairings in Dallas.
By Diana Spechler
Glass Houses

These Glass Houses Are All Above Asking

Open-concept homes are super cute, but where am I supposed to hide my true self? Especially when I’m having to pay … how much?
By Alice Laussade
Ivy and Young Byun
Sports News

The Local Couple Who Bought a Pro Sports Team

Ivy and Young Byun are doctors with three kids under the age of 6. So of course they needed to get involved in a professional Ultimate Frisbee league.
Good Reads

Dallas Summer Reading Series: The Field Trip

When you ask kids to write something, what you get often will surprise you.
By Sebastián H. Páramo
Good Reads

Dallas Summer Reading Series: Twenty Years

Author LaToya Watkins revisits NorthPark Center after two decades.
By Latoya Watkins
Good Reads

Dallas Summer Reading Series: Land Play

Aunt Dimple never let an opportunity pass her by.
By Harry Hunsicker
Summer Fiction

Dallas Summer Reading Series: Wait For It

Some things are worth waiting for, even as the world changes around you.
By Logen Cure
Summer Fiction

Dallas Summer Reading Series: At Least Let Me Down Easy

The cacophony of the traffic and activity on and along the High Five Interchange can easily drown out a simple request: let me down easy.
By Joe Milazzo
Summer Fiction

Dallas Summer Reading Series: The Greeting

Be careful what you say in White Rock Lake.
By A. Kendra Greene
Summer Fiction

Dallas Summer Reading Series: Granada After Dark

In today’s piece of summer fiction, even vampires play the Granada.
By Kathleen Kent
Good Reads

Dallas Summer Reading Series: La Llorona Passes Through

La Llorona’s journey that night began at the Wild Detectives, but she was destined for what the Caddo called the Arkikosa.
By Alex Temblador
Summer Fiction

Dallas Summer Reading Series: Les Poissons

Reunion Tower can be a whimsical place once you get used to your new mode of travel.
By Mag Gabbert
Summer Fiction

Dallas Summer Reading Series: Beneath the Lamar Street Sears

Long before Dallas came to know it as the South Side on Lamar apartment complex, the giant building on what is now Botham Jean Boulevard was a Sears warehouse. Its stories are there, beneath the structure.
By Tim Coursey
Summer Fiction

Dallas Summer Reading Series: The Leaning Tree

The city and the state tried many times to erase the Freedman’s Cemetery, but Pearlie Mae Jenkins stayed until its history could be known again.
By Sanderia Faye
Summer Fiction

Dallas Summer Reading Series: Early Retirement

The Robocop producers gifted Dallas one of seven replicas of the suit. And who better to take ownership of it, all these decades later, than the recently retired man who had maintained City Hall since 1978.
By Blake Kimzey
Summer Fiction

Dallas Summer Reading Series: Fading In

On Jefferson Boulevard, Victor’s was the best place to get a fade. And everyone knew it: the quinceañera happening later in the day doesn’t mean the line for a haircut wouldn’t be there.
By Mike Soto