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New Culture Editor Seeking Dallas for Serious Relationship

New Culture Editor Seeking Dallas for Serious Relationship

Dearest Dallas,

I've been watching you for quite some time. And if you don't mind me sayin', you look good.

Real good.

I like a city with an air of mystery; where every neighborhood mashes up its own definition of "culture." You've got it in spades.

It's reflected in your curvacious architecture, your come-hither nightlife and your naturally artistic verve. It's effortless to you. I know you've got your guard up -- we've all been hurt before, kicked to the curb with nothin' but a sloppy updo and a half-seasoned taco to share our thoughts with -- but the two of us are going to mend all of that.

Together we'll be a Power Couple.

I want to get to know what makes you tick. I want to dig deep below your glossy surface and see what you look like without your make-up on. Your national-scale collection of stage and sculpture is what's made you the hottest ticket in Texas, and I cherish you for that, but I'm also curious about your more playful side. I want you to show me your hand-spun puppet shows, your inventive multimedia sketch comics and your break-dancing drag queens. I want to see Mary Kay Cadillacs bumpin' deep with hydraulics. Give me liturgical dance with flautas.

Dallas, I know our relationship is just taking shape, but I pledge to be there for you. I'm your cultural cheerleader and I'm going to shake down this community until everyone appreciates you the way I do: as a complicated and fascinating city in her prime.

Big Love,

Jamie Laughlin (New) Culture Editor, Dallas Observer

P.S. Do you have an amazing event* that everyone should know about? Are you an eager cultural gumshoe with a passion for freelance writing? Just need to vent? I'd like to hear from you. Contact me at: Jamie.Laughlin@dallasobserver.com

*If you're seeking event coverage, please send me your material as quickly as possible. We need at least three weeks, though more time is better, to wedge events into our print edition.


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