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UNT taking an interest in Guyer guard

Thu, Jan 29, 2015 - 11:17am

UNT has long wanted to build a pipeline to the Denton high schools that crank out major college football prospects by the dozen on an annual basis.

Those schools haven’t had major college basketball talent nearly as often. This year is the exception, and UNT may be looking to take advantage. Guyer senior guard Sean Choate has been one of the best players in Denton for years, has scored more than 1,000 points in his career and is one of the better 3-point shooters in the state.

UNT has noticed and begun recruiting the Wildcats senior. Here are his ...

Tags: Athletics

Tuba-euphonium workshop

Thu, Jan 29, 2015 - 11:15am

Celebrate Calm workshops For parents with kids ages 2 to 22, Kirk Martin and Casey Martin discuss “10 Ways to Stop Defiance, Disrespect and Yelling.” Thursday at 7-9 p.m. and Friday at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free.

Birthnight Ball dance classes Learn 18th-century British country dancing in...

Tags: Events

Color commentary

Thu, Jan 29, 2015 - 11:12am

“A lynch mob is a beast of many hands and no brains.”

— Benjamin Franklin

“Strange Fruit” is a needling song.

It’s a voluptuous sounding tune that throws the lyrics -- a stark depiction of the lynching of two young black men -- into sharp and uncomfortable relief.

Billie Holiday made the song popular, when she began singing it to close each of her shows at Cafe Society in 1939. Cafe Society was New York’s first integrated nightclub. Owner Barney Josephson set a few rules about the song: Holiday would end each show with the number. The waitstaff would halt service...

Sociologists: 'Christianophobia,' Anti-Christian Hostility Infects Powerful Elite Subculture

Thu, Jan 29, 2015 - 11:08am

People participate in the 19th annual "Way of the Cross Over the Brooklyn Bridge Ceremony" in New York City April 18, 2014. The ceremony, hosted yearly on the Christian holy day of Good Friday, includes walking from St. James Cathedral, over the Brooklyn Bridge to St. Peter's Church in Manhattan. The event attracts approximately 2,000 people each year.

A small, but elite group of Americans demonstrate signs of anti-Christian hostility, sociologists David Williamson and George Yancey claim in their new book, So Many Christians, So Few Lions: Is There Christianophobia in the United...

On his agenda

Thu, Jan 29, 2015 - 11:04am

Vincent Falsetta said the mid-career solo show he had at University of North Texas in the 1990s spurred him to start painting differently.

“I thought of it like a halftime at a football game,” he told a former student who dropped by UNT on the Square to see Falsetta’s latest, “Agendas — Several Decades of Painting.” The retrospective opened Monday.

The show — a compact exhibit of just 15 paintings — reveals the artist’s fascination with symmetry and surprise. The oldest works are from the 1990s, a decade when Falsetta used acrylics to study tight, precise lines and dots set off by what look like random...