Doualy Xaykaothao en Cuisine And Culture Transform A Dallas Neighborhood Can food revitalize an ailing neighborhood? In Dallas, global flavors seem to be playing a pretty big part in one area's transformation.<p>For decades, West Dallas was a ramshackle place: a Superfund site with a cement plant, some crime-ridden warehouses and a modest Latino neighborhood known as La Bajada across a potholed two-lane bridge from the glittery downtown.<p>This place was kind of like a desert with not so much to do, but it had some of the best views of downtown. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:41:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 48372 at Cuisine And Culture Transform A Dallas Neighborhood Get Cracking On That Novel — NaNoWriMo Is Almost Over! The deadline is looming for "wrimos" — writers challenged to clock in a 50,000 word novel by November 30th.<p>"We're the largest writing event in the world," says Grant Faulkner, executive director of the Berkeley-based non-profit NaNoWriMo — short for National Novel Writing Month. "People's to-do list revolves around food and shelter, but I would say that creativity is a necessity of life, so we need to do what we can to nurture more creators in the world."<p>He and his team of only eight people have signed up more than 300,000 writers this month. It's free, and works kind of like a game. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:03:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 40107 at Get Cracking On That Novel — NaNoWriMo Is Almost Over! Run River North Stays The Course — And Finds Success <p></p> Sat, 05 Oct 2013 10:58:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 36689 at Run River North Stays The Course — And Finds Success Cambodian Americans Celebrate New Year, But Honor Grim History Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Today in Long Beach, California, Cambodian-Americans are celebrating their new year with traditional foods, dance and songs. But the festivities also coincide with the anniversary of the Cambodian genocide. During the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror between 1975 and 1979, cities were emptied and nearly one-fourth of the population was executed, starved or worked to death. Doualy Xaykaothao reports.<p>DOUALY XAYKAOTHAO, BYLINE: The Communist Party of Kampuchea officially took control of Cambodia 38 years ago during Khmer New Year. Sat, 27 Apr 2013 10:48:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 26139 at Sun Myung Moon, Unification Church Founder, Dies Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Followers of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon are in mourning today. The 92-year-old founder of the controversial Unification Church died Sunday in South Korea. The evangelical leader was often accused of running a cult with millions of followers nicknamed Moonies. He's perhaps best known for joining tens of thousands of couples together at mass weddings, and more recently for his billion dollar business empire. Mon, 03 Sep 2012 10:15:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 4226 at Diversity Helps South Korean District Win Locals Back Itaewon is a neighborhood in South Korea that locals used to avoid because it attracted a high number of foreigners, especially young American soldiers from the U.S. Army Garrison just down the hill. But Itaewon's image has changed in recent years — it's now a trendy hangout for young Koreans, attracted by its relatively liberal atmosphere in a culturally conservative nation. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 20:50:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 2579 at