Sarah Alerasoul

A Dallas-based freelance journalist

An Interview with Edward Sharpe of the Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: not your average psychedelic indie-folk rock band. As seen frolicking barefoot in the grass in their rose-tinted 2010 hit “Home”, the Zeros performed at St. David’s Historic Sanctuary Church last Sunday at South By Southwest. Backstage, front-man Alex Ebert struck me as an artistic force to be reckoned with. His wardrobe was a clash of time periods ...
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The Best Multifamily Conferences in America

Predicting the future. Taking risks. Expanding your business in a market that’s growing faster than you are. These are all challenges that you – the multifamily property management professional – must face. The biggest relief is that you’re not alone. Attending multifamily conferences can give you the tools, the inspiration and the contacts you need to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and gain a fresh new lease on the rental housing life. Here are Property Management Insider’s picks of Ameri
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Visiting the Deep South of the '60s — Through a Teacher's Journal

Jo Ivester joins Texas Standard to talk about life in Mount Bayou, Mississippi, and what she learned through her mother’s work. Jo Ivester remembers what segregation looked like in the American South — she was a member of the only white family in an all-black Mississippi town. In her new book “Outskirts of Hope: A Memoir of the 1960s Deep South,” Ivester describes the shock of transplanting from the Boston suburbs to Mount Bayou, Mississippi – one of the poorest, most segregated communities in
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How to Raise a Texan Long Distance

Loving Texas is one thing. Teaching your children to do the same when they no longer live here is something else altogether. Jake Silverstein left his post as editor of Texas Monthly to head up a little outfit called The New York Times Magazine - a tough job but someone’s gotta do it. But back when he was at the helm of Texas Monthly, he was responsible for one of its most popular issues: It featured babies in cowboy boots under a banner asking, “How Do You Raise a Texan?” So how hard is to ra
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Could the Business Community End Mexico's Drug War?

One day after twenty business leaders issued a public vote of no confidence in the country's biggest newspapers, officials announced they had captured Mexico's most wanted kingpin. After twenty powerful business groups and think tanks publicly expressed outrage at Mexican authorities over rampant lawlessness, Mexico captured its most wanted drug lord, Servando “La Tuta” Gomez. La Tuta's apprehension comes at a convenient time for President Peña Nieto. Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Antonio G

About Me

Sarah is a cat owner with an enormous collection of history books. She's also a Dallas-based freelance journalist. Featured in NPR, 91.7 KVRX and Disney's Studio News, Sarah writes for local news and online media outlets in the DFW area.