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2012 Stories by Jamie Laughlin

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  • They Work. You Laugh. It's A Deal.

    published December 27, 2012

    How about a show of hands. Are you more inclined to give a comedian a chance if you’ve A) paid a cover (cricket sounds), or B) gotten into... More >>

  • Sucker Punching The Hits

    published December 27, 2012

    For Dallas residents, Broadway isn’t a quick train ride away. We need to get the most bang for our buck when we see a show, covering as much... More >>

  • Ooh, Rock Me Amadeus

    published December 27, 2012

    In his heyday, Mozart was a rock star. His talent often rivaled by his own petulance, he could recreate masterpieces effortlessly after hearing... More >>

  • Add Purpose To Your Day

    published December 27, 2012

    Kwanzaa, day five, is a celebration of purpose. The accompanying lesson is a lovely one, focused tightly on unity and movement, combining... More >>

  • Who's Driving? The Dog's Driving.

    published December 27, 2012

    There is a photo for Cirque Banquiste that has had the Observer staff intrigued for almost two months. Imagine a pink toy luxury car, sized... More >>

  • Fresh Humor From A Good Ol' Boy

    published December 27, 2012

    If you’ve watched Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show, you already know John Caparulo. He’s the guy you... More >>

  • Am I Underdressed For Hell?

    published December 20, 2012

    When staring down infinity’s barrel, you will ask yourself some crazy questions. “Does my cat know I’ve stopped loving... More >>

  • Hold Me, Nerd. Things Might Get Crazy.

    published December 20, 2012

    If you have even the slightest, faintest, mildest tinge of fear that all of this matter currently in existence may be gone tomorrow, I’ve... More >>

  • No, Michael Stipe: I Feel “Fabulous”

    published December 20, 2012

    You know who’s been partying like the world’s ending since WAY before it was trendy? S4 and the Rose Room. The action on Cedar Springs... More >>

  • Laugh In Death's Face

    published December 20, 2012

    Even foolish (read: Very Important) anti-holidays like Friday’ s can accidentally cause a cycle of “what ifs?” For many, the... More >>

  • It's Not Easy, Being Green

    published December 20, 2012

    Mars living is a joyless affair for its native children, and it’s easy to understand why: There’s no Santa. Why, he’s marooned... More >>

  • Them Lights Is A Christmas Miracle

    published December 20, 2012

    What’s it going to take to get you to the Chinese Lantern Festival? You’ve seen people rushing in and out of it looking simply... More >>

  • I Hate Brain Cancer

    published December 13, 2012

    Dallas: One of our own needs us. Patrick Short, the 26-year-old man behind the now-closed alternative arts space Guerilla Arts, has... More >>

  • Beer: It's Earmuffs For Your Liver

    published December 13, 2012

    With all the shopping, decorating and periods of family togetherness, let us not forget the true meaning of the holidays: getting tipsy and making... More >>

  • But I Didn’t Get You Anything!

    published December 13, 2012

    The Modern’s beautiful building, designed by Tadao Ando, turns 10 this month. They’ve been celebrating inside those glass walls... More >>

  • He Hates These Cans!

    published December 13, 2012

    There’s a moment of realization in the Apatow-produced television series Freaks and Geeks when young, gangly Sam Weir realizes he... More >>

  • Spend It With Those You Love

    published December 6, 2012

    Holiday shopping can leave you feeling dead inside, quoting things your parents say that you never thought you’d dare repeat. “The... More >>

  • Failure and Disruption? I Own That.

    published December 6, 2012

    He was here, then he wasn’t, and now he is again. Artist Brandon Kennedy’s show Exit for Sale is currently on... More >>

  • Extreme Numeric Matching

    published December 6, 2012

    You’re likely sitting on a half-dozen wedding invitations for the evening, since wedding bliss and numerology go strangely hand-in-hand.... More >>

  • The Future Past Begins Now

    published December 6, 2012

    We are pinned between hard angles as 2013 approaches. Holidays. Grid-riddled traffic. The pending apocalypse. They’ll press together to... More >>

  • Givin' Art The Gussy-Up

    published November 29, 2012

    The Gallery at the Fairmont gets an added collar pop Friday when three local talents present Caviar, a group show that pokes gentle... More >>

  • The Artful Trifecta

    published November 29, 2012

    Whether you find yourself in the East Dallas, White Rock Lake or the Design District area Saturday night, there’s a show you’ll need... More >>

  • Improving The World, In A Day

    published November 29, 2012

    Technology. Innovation. Dudes with jobs. You’ll find them all at re:THINK, the 2012 installment of TEDxSMU, a day-long symposium... More >>

  • Let ’Em Eat Space Dust

    published November 29, 2012

    If you’ve ever dug into your history textbook while huffing mescaline, you might already know the story behind On The Eve, the new locally... More >>

  • Football: The Real Reason For Togetherness

    published November 22, 2012

    Choosing the right Thanksgiving watering hole is clutch. You’ll want a place that’s busy and has the game on. Otherwise it feels like... More >>

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