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Kathy Wise

Kathy Wise

Editorial Director, D Magazine

Kathy Wise is the editorial director of D Magazine. A licensed attorney, she won a CRMA Award for reporting for “The Most Lawless County in Texas,” a feature about a Collin County judge who was convicted of a crime she didn’t commit, and a Folio Award for “The Rogue Shepherd,” a profile of Bonton Farms founder Daron Babcock.­­­ She has also written about the Dallas Diamonds women’s basketball team, funny car drag racing, and pickleball.

Stories by Kathy Wise

Kathleen Bailey studio
Politics & Government

The Most Interesting Woman in Mesquite

Her efforts to unveil Soviet disinformation campaigns angered heads of state. But for Kathleen Bailey, the truth was what mattered.
Kathleen Bailey

Disinformation Isn’t New: A Dallas Woman Led the National Fight Decades Ago

Kathleen Bailey spent her career fighting Soviet disinformation and trying to save the world from nuclear Armageddon. She could write a memoir. The reason she'd rather write fiction is a very interesting story.
Dr Joel Holiner
Arts & Entertainment

One of the Best Antiques Stores in Dallas Is Inside a Hospital

Medical City Dallas has a bank, a dry cleaner, a barber, restaurants—and, now, thanks to Dr. Joel Holiner, a trove of international treasures.
Kayla Jay Dallas Artist
Arts & Entertainment

The Tin District is Dallas’ Next Art Destination

Studios and galleries have replaced factories in the scrappy Tin District. But don’t call it gentrification.
Oasis Pickleball Club
Sports News

Court Report: Where to Play Pickleball in North Texas

Looking for a place to dink, drink, and drill? We’ve got you covered.

Stories by Kathy Wise

pickleball crowd

A Dinking Man’s Game: How Dallas Became the Center of the Pickleball Universe

Tom Dundon mastered pickleball in his Preston Hollow backyard. Then the billionaire bought the sport and made Dallas its HQ. Next month, he will bring the largest pickleball tournament in the world to Farmers Branch.
Marcello Ortega ceramics

Meet the Ceramicist Responsible for the Most Artful Plates in Dallas

Marcello Andres Ortega’s sculptural, wood-fired ceramic vessels and tableware are in some of Dallas’ hottest spots.

In Our June Issue, Choose Your Own Adventure

Need some summer vacation inspiration? We've got everything you need, plus a cocktail recipe.
Diffa fashion

House of DIFFA’s Couture Jacket Auction is a Life Saver

DIFFA Dallas doesn’t just want to throw the fashion party of the year. They want to get your attention.

The Iris Whisperers of Terrell

The national iris convention hits North Texas this month. And if you’re talking about irises in North Texas, that means you’re talking to Bonnie and Hooker Nichols.