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2009 Stories by Alexa Schirtzinger

Archives: 2009
  • The Good Doctor

    published July 23, 2009

    Leave it to Dr. Seuss to have a secret art collection. Theodor Seuss Geisel--the man known for such whimsical classics as If I Ran the... More >>

  • It's a Grind in Deep Ellum is more than just a coffee shop, it's a sanctuary for second chances.

    published July 16, 2009

    It's a Grind is anything but. It's a coffee shop, sure, and a franchised one at that, with a dizzying array of caffeinated... More >>

  • Haas' House of Art

    published July 16, 2009

    Remember that icon of Sesame Street-inspired critical thinking, "Which one of these is not like the others?" One could spend all morning... More >>

  • Pile Of Secrets

    published July 9, 2009

    If you need a conspiracy theory in Dallas, you've got options. You can head down to the corner of Elm and Houston, where the big-bellied guys with... More >>

  • Mansions Ma'ams

    published June 26, 2009

    There are probably more than two types of people who attend brown bag lunches, but the ones that come most easily to mind are bespectacled... More >>

  • Bottom's Up

    published June 18, 2009

    Don't take it literally: the Eat Me-Drink Me exhibition opening this month at the Goss-Michael Foundation is more about whimsy and... More >>

  • Gleaming the Cubism

    published June 18, 2009

    Most people know Diego Rivera for his calming depictions of earthy, wide-bodied women selling bundles of lilies, or possibly for his... More >>

  • Vino Cookout

    published June 11, 2009

    Cork is that lovely little wine place in the West Village that's pioneering the new genre of recession chic--hobnobbing high-style without... More >>

  • Big Johnson

    published June 11, 2009

    Decades before Michelle Obama took a trowel to the White House lawn, Lady Bird Johnson was heading up the beautify-the-world campaign by planting... More >>

  • George Stadium

    published June 4, 2009

    Back in 1998, I pulled on my tight jeans and skimpiest halter top and headed out to Texas Stadium to indulge my alter ego as one of a posse of... More >>

  • In Dallas Dog Parks, Canines Aren't the Only Ones at Play

    published May 21, 2009

    Around the time the sun first peeks over the eastern horizon, Jim Christian loads his three black dogs into his silver Honda and drives... More >>

  • Golf Fore The Masses

    published May 21, 2009

    It's that time of year again, when North Texans don their polo shirts and Lacoste visors, practice those golf claps, and pretend we live in the... More >>

  • Day O' The Babes

    published April 30, 2009

    April has a lot of exciting holidays: National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day (the 16th), Hug an Australian Day (the 26th), National Spank Out Day... More >>

  • Bob & Sam

    published April 23, 2009

    Robert Mapplethorpe was the flashpoint. As a young artist, he brought homoerotic photography into the world of high art, exposing an edgy... More >>

  • The River Wild

    published April 9, 2009

    In case you're still of the opinion that the Trinity River and its surrounding forests are kind of a dump, the Sun to Moon Gallery's latest... More >>

  • Forest Grumps | Blowin' In The Wind | Home Improvement | Baby One More Time

    published April 2, 2009

    "Forest Grumps," by... More >>

  • Eye-Opening

    published March 26, 2009

    Other Gen X/Yers may remember that classic of our youth, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. You may also remember--for me, they're... More >>

  • Dallas Wants to be a Green City, So Why Not Save Some Trees?

    published March 19, 2009

    On a windswept rise in southwest Dallas, Frank Bracken squints into the late-afternoon sun and sweeps his wiry, flannel-clad arm across the... More >>

  • Focus, People

    published February 12, 2009

    Jeff Elrod's work looks like what would happen if you locked a smart kid and a game-free computer in an empty room for 10 weeks. The Texas-based... More >>

  • Feel-Good Fashion

    published February 12, 2009

    This Friday the 13th, fashionistas are expected to pony up a cool half-bailout--excuse me, half millionâ--at the 25th anniversary... More >>

Archives: 2009