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Eric Celeste

Eric Celeste

Eric Celeste is the former managing editor of D Magazine. Since graduating SMU in 1990, he has worked at, in chronological order, the Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, The Met, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, DFW Lifestyles, Microsoft Sidewalk, back to the Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer, American Way, Southwest Spirit, Celeste Media, D Magazine, D Custom, 3 Treatments Media and Creative Loafing Atlanta. He is a writer, editor, consultant, drinker and gambler who lives in downtown Dallas.

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DISD needs to spend the summer in detention with Mr. Vernon. Plus: Me!

By Eric Celeste

It’s the Friday 5, that time when we are amazed at how easy it is to find four decent items to talk about and how impossible it is to ...


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While Irving mayor settles scores, city loses money, talent and time

By Eric Celeste

What the sweet hell is going on in Irving? And when will people start holding its mayor responsible? Granted, I make fun of suburbs like Irving and Arlington a lot ...


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Boy Scouts eventually will end the ban on gay adults too, because of course they will

By Eric Celeste

It’s the Friday 5, that time of the week when we give thanks for the many votes across DFW on Thursday evening, so we have something to write about ...


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How Mayor Mike's magic petition will help the children of Dallas

By Eric Celeste

Talked to someone in DISD this week about the mayor’s new can’t-miss education plan, the one designed to help the embattled school system overcome the enormous challenges it ...


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Let's hold off calling Dallas city manager Mary Suhm an urban planning genius

By Eric Celeste

Make no mistake: Mary Suhm was a great city manager. How could she not be? To her, dreaming of and funding greatness — those big, gaudy set pieces upon the stage ...


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Highland Park ISD tries to convince students to drink less — and good for them

By Eric Celeste

I didn’t drink in high school. Well, okay, I drank that one time. We had a party at my house one night when I was a junior in high ...


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DISD supporters need to figure out how to get ahead of a story. Plus: Gatsby!

By Eric Celeste

It’s time for the frickin’ Friday 5, that day of the week when we all stand up and say we’re not going to take it anymore! And then ...


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Obama in Austin offers perfect contrast to Cruz in Wackjob, USA

By Eric Celeste

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about something that local curmudgeologists Jim Schutze and Jeff Siegel mentioned on Schutz’s radio show this week: how people in power still ...


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If Mike Miles leaves, we still have to deal with the Dallas ISD board, folks

By Eric Celeste

A few months ago, a longtime DISD employee was expressing her frustration to a North Dallas power broker. She felt like the good work being done at many Dallas schools ...


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Why do I have to wait for history to tell me what the Bush Center is full of?

By Eric Celeste

I don’t have a problem that we’re dedicating the George W. Bush Presidential Center today. SMU benefits. We get a cool new library, museum and archive. Who is ...


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Why it's okay Bush Presidential Center is an homage to mediocrity. (Because, clarity!)

By Eric Celeste

Dallas is all atwitter about Thursday’s opening of the $250 million George W. Bush Presidential Center. Five living presidents will be on hand. Luncheons will be had, money will ...


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Horrific explosion in West, Texas, shows how we feel impact of tragedy through social media

By Eric Celeste

It’s astonishing how much there is to sum up this morning, and how awful the lead story is. If you live outside of Texas, you may not know how ...


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Even from a distance, Boston Marathon bombing offers no lesson other than people are brave

By Eric Celeste

I have very little to add to the accounts of the Boston Marathon bombings, but it also feels weird and silly to write about anything else, as this column’s ...


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Ted Cruz may be a liar, but at least he's ineffective. Plus: Skeeters!

By Eric Celeste

It’s time for the Friday 5, that day of the week when I get to gripe about Ted Cruz, city council members and overpaid CEOs in the same column ...


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DISD superintendent Mike Miles is right and wrong in wanting to fire principals

By Eric Celeste

There are times when the daily newspaper is very good at telling you things you should know but do not. That usually involves lengthy investigations (example: the past few years ...


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Trinity River toll road folks want you to help us ignore the toll road. Plus: Mesquite!

By Eric Celeste

When I was in college at SMU, I was on the school newspaper staff. It was a great education, one that taught me many valuable lessons — especially about how to ...


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Why Texas is wrong about drones. Plus: Cruz in 2016!

By Eric Celeste

If hope is a good thing, maybe the best thing, and it never dies, then fear is its evil twin. It’s a terrible thing, maybe the worst thing, but ...


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Why I don't celebrate First Baptist, Robert Jeffress or the temple of intolerance. Plus: FGCU!

By Eric Celeste

It’s time for the Friday 5, that day of the week where I fear there won’t be enough knee-jerk opinions to make a 500-word column, until I read ...


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My comment on Dallas Morning News commenters: Racial insight, LOL! Plus: Dez!

By Eric Celeste

I’m not big on website comments from readers. I used to think they were an integral part of the new media landscape, a place where the mainstream media member ...


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Why John Wiley Price and Dallas Morning News are to blame for Parkland CEO search

By Eric Celeste

I’m fairly torn on Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price. Actually, I always feel that way about him — at once annoyed at whatever in-front-of-camera stunt he’s pulling and ...


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