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2009 Stories by Alex Wolens

Archives: 2009
  • Garden Of The Grans

    published September 10, 2009

    Grandparents Day must be a hard holiday for nannies and gramps across the country. Whereas on Mother's and Father's day, they get a whole... More >>

  • Dallas On Exhibit

    published September 10, 2009

    When you leave the state--and say you're from Texas--it's common to be stereotyped quite quickly as a Southern, y'all-sayin' lover of hot sauce... More >>

  • He Was Only Joking!

    published September 10, 2009

    Comedians can get away with saying almost anything they want. "It's just a joke!" is their shield of defense that entitles them to utter things... More >>

  • Kappa Kappa Slasha

    published September 3, 2009

    Sorority slashers must seem like a novel movie concept. Zoom in on the positive, sisterly cohort of Greek life--smiling college girls helping each... More >>

  • The President's Cupcakes

    published September 3, 2009

    There is an elementary school tradition you may remember known as "Principal for a Day." A child takes on the role of principal, making important... More >>

  • Dallas Reads

    published August 27, 2009

    In 2003, leading members in South Dallas' community founded Tulisoma (a Swahili word, meaning "we read"), a literary festival that invites... More >>

  • Altogether Literary

    published August 27, 2009

    Drop the words "naked girls" when discussing your weekend plans, and your friends are sure to think you're hitting up Harry Hines or spending your... More >>

  • Up, Up and Away

    published August 13, 2009

    In 1978, three passengers voyaged across the Atlantic, carried by the buoyant helium of a balloon. Although the feat would be far more impressive... More >>

  • Cooking Collegiate

    published August 13, 2009

    Hate to break it to you, girls, but there is some truth to the freshman fifteen. This may surprise you, but dorm food is typically 90 percent... More >>

  • Porn-Again Puritans

    published July 30, 2009

    Warning: This play is NOT Hester Prynne's comeback. In fact, it doesn't even take place in the 1700s, or involve immaculate (or,... More >>

  • Monkeying Around With A Vampire

    published July 30, 2009

    With every movie, there is always an underground movement to love on the underdog. It's that peripheral character who is attractive in his own... More >>

  • Ghost in the Kitchen

    published July 23, 2009

    Have you cooked every recipe in Julia Child's famous cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking? Probably not, unless you are Julie... More >>

  • Have a Hot Tub

    published July 23, 2009

    There's nothing classier than spending a Texas summer night drinking on-the-house Grey Goose cocktails while watching '90s movies at The Angelika... More >>

  • Country For All

    published July 16, 2009

    The most well-known western movies typically idealize the taciturn, humble lives of their cowboy leading characters. Lonesome Dove, No... More >>

  • Up And Away

    published July 9, 2009

    The Women's Museum in Fair Park is reversing those summer doldrums thanks to Roberta Harris' Up. The Houston artist will be... More >>

Archives: 2009