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2012 Stories by Jamie Laughlin

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  • But Will There Be An Allergy Pride Parade?

    published September 6, 2012

    As anyone who’s ever been forced to live on a restricted diet can attest, living gluten-free sucks the majority of the time. It’s... More >>

  • Put a Face And Name With The Vibrator Jokes

    published August 30, 2012

    Popping in for a show at Dallas Comedy House already feels like an intimate experience. The charmingly minimal interior doesn’t allow for a... More >>

  • She'll Drag You To The Grave

    published August 30, 2012

    When we last saw pomp drag superstar Sharon Needles, she was standing between that To Wong Fu knock-off, Phi Phi O'Hara, and the... More >>

  • The DSO Just Slipped You A Chill Pill

    published August 30, 2012

    There’s a reason why you fall asleep with Blue Planet’s credit screen playing: The soundtrack is incredibly calming. It, and... More >>

  • Erykah Badu, Big Hair And A Foot Parade

    published August 30, 2012

    Isis Brantley fought a fight that few in Dallas even know existed. A leader in the underground hair-braiding movement, Brantley was... More >>

  • Left 4 Dead 2... Electric Boogaloo?

    published August 30, 2012

    The shit-talking comment section of Dallas AnimeFest’s website is already getting heated! Girls are calling each other out for... More >>

  • Get Smarter, Pay Nothing.

    published August 30, 2012

    Among artistic media, video art is still a young tyke. It didn’t grow into a known and identified category until the late 1960s and early... More >>

  • It's Gonna Be a Full House

    published August 23, 2012

    Muscle shirts and denim jackets. Clogs and Catholic-school girl miniskirts. So many hats. The mid-’90s were an especially divisive time in... More >>

  • Break The Binding of South Dallas Book Fair

    published August 23, 2012

    Aside from the promise of complimentary snacks, there is no better reason to unite than literature. And this weekend, South Dallas has what you... More >>

  • My Lifestyle Is More Of A "Rocky Road"

    published August 23, 2012

    The most shocking thing about Fifty Shades of Grey is that so many people have read the entire thing. Lacking any literary meat, the book... More >>

  • Sucks To Be 30

    published August 16, 2012

    The world of Logan’s Run is a decadent place, filled with jumpsuits and miniskirts. There, free love is always in season, you get to... More >>

  • Girl, You So Crazy

    published August 16, 2012

    If I had my way, I’d go to bars in the same outfit I wear on “Make Cleaning Fun Day.” On MCFD, I, like many women, suck it up... More >>

  • Literature, Stripped Down

    published August 16, 2012

    It started in Chicago, this act of women disrobing and reading stories. Burlesque performers Michelle L’Amour and Franky Vivid thought it... More >>

  • Paws, And Relax

    published August 16, 2012

    With today’s grand opening of Pooch Hotel, Dallas’ only hotel exclusively for dogs, we can now say that we have everything.... More >>

  • The Secret Lives Of The Ritchie Boys

    published August 16, 2012

    There was a group of heroes in World War II who rarely get credited for their efforts. They couldn’t; they were on a secret mission. Known... More >>

  • A Boozabration, in the Name of Art

    published August 9, 2012

    If you’ve held out this long to visit the F.O.E., tonight is when you break your streak. The oasis of Jell-O shots and water canons will be... More >>

  • A Tribute To More Than Tarantino

    published August 9, 2012

    Part-time Texan Quentin Tarantino has an eye for the impossibly hip. He also tends to tell his stories in strings of punchy musical... More >>

  • It's Street Culture Y'all

    published August 9, 2012

    You love the combination of skateboarding, art and rock and roll. Of course you do: You’re a reasonable, thinking human. But it’s rare... More >>

  • Let's Hear It For The Boys

    published August 9, 2012

    Burlesque is a unique entertainment genre in that it’s typically performed by scantily clad women and women are also some of its strongest... More >>

  • She Makes Stuff With Things

    published August 9, 2012

    In an interview with the Chicago exhibition space LVL3, artist Rachel de Joode was asked what she hoped people would take with them as they... More >>

  • Preparation Triple H Is More Like It (He's Old)

    published August 9, 2012

    For every eight-foot party table demolished through a sweaty collision and every figure-four leg lock gripped around a neck, we raise our hands to... More >>

  • F.I.G. Is In Season

    published August 2, 2012

    It isn’t enough to be fashion-conscious in 2012: You’ve got to look great without dissolving your bank account. It’s a fine line... More >>

  • Friday Just Got More Fashionable

    published August 2, 2012

    Local designer Tashumbra has that something special. It’s in the way prints are layered, the boldness of the color palette selected... More >>

  • Bathing Beauties and Hot Meat

    published August 2, 2012

    There’s a Dallas website that remains cloaked in mystery and gravy. It’s House of Plates, an electronic make-out session of food porn,... More >>

  • Snoop Momm Is In The House, Of Worship.

    published July 26, 2012

    It's well known that Snoop Dogg wasn't "born" in the traditional sense. Instead he materialized, a wee Snoopling, in a hot tub on the set of a rap... More >>

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