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2012 Stories by Jamie Laughlin

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  • Dogs Gone Wild

    published June 7, 2012

    Your dog is boring. His “big trick” involves chewing through your: shoes, shirts, pants pockets, records (jazz, specifically), books,... More >>

  • Girl, You Got Bruises from that Heavenly Fall?

    published June 7, 2012

    Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet is currently performing its first full-length ballet at various locations around town, and this weekend you can catch... More >>

  • Who Poured White Lightning In My Tea Party?

    published June 7, 2012

    Until now, having lustful feelings for our founding fathers was the stuff of fetishes, then a little musical came along that made America (or,... More >>

  • Simply the Vest: Paula Poundstone

    published May 31, 2012

    Not many comedians have the luxury of growing up. This is no fault of their own; when you base a career on a shtick or tag line, a theme or... More >>

  • Dallas: Curable Through Creativity?

    published May 31, 2012

    Dallas Design Week snuck through town under the shadow of the Dallas Art Fair and the Dallas International Film Festival, so many were unaware of... More >>

  • We'll Always Have Broadway

    published May 24, 2012

    Well, “GCB” is canceled. Come Fall you'll have to look elsewhere to find salvation via bedazzeled craptastic television. Let's all... More >>

  • These Cocktails Cure More Than Inhibitions

    published May 24, 2012

    There’s a group in town hell-bent on making the world better, and they do it by throwing parties. Against The Grain Productions,... More >>

  • She Died For Her Art. Nope, She's Just Asleep!

    published May 17, 2012

    Leave it to those scamps at Oliver Francis to come up with tonight's feat of endurance meets performance art spectacle: Hands On An Art... More >>

  • Of Course They All Die! It's Opera!

    published May 17, 2012

    The Fort Worth Opera Festival is now in full effect, and it's kicking off the series with Puccini's famous Tosca. Filled with some... More >>

  • Chewbacca and Boba Fett Together!? Nerdgasm

    published May 17, 2012

    If you reference Hoth when it's too cold out and X-Men when it isn't, you have no excuse to miss Dallas Comic Con. Possibly the largest assemblage... More >>

  • Christopher Columbus: Probably a Jerk

    published May 17, 2012

    Few historical figures are as polarizing as Christopher Columbus. Yeah, he kinda got us here — even though others had discovered this patch... More >>

  • Get Thee To A Gallery!

    published May 10, 2012

    Get uncomfortably close to the canvas at Circuit 12 tonight, I dare you. Really smell its breath, artistically speaking. The group show is... More >>

  • Celebrate Mom

    published May 10, 2012

    Don't repeat last year: those pathetic weeds you yanked out of the neighbor's garden bed and gave your mother didn't properly express your... More >>

  • Feed Mom

    published May 10, 2012

    For all of the pancakes she's flipped for you, shouldn't you take mom out for a delicious Mother's Day brunch? Yes, you should. Because... More >>

  • A Boy, A Beach And Michael Jackson. Don’t Worry, It’s Fine.

    published May 3, 2012

    Filmed in a Maori village near the Bay of Plenty, Boy is New Zealand’s most discussed indie offering to hit American theaters... More >>

  • Cinco de Mayo Means "Margaritas for Everyone"

    published May 3, 2012

    It happened, y’all: Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday, so you can start pounding micheladas with your breakfast tacos —... More >>

  • Run Rampant, Fur Children

    published May 3, 2012

    Your dog has a certain athleticism about him: He could play football professionally if he had thumbs, coordination and the ability to run past... More >>

  • The Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries!

    published May 3, 2012

    Willy Wonka passed on a lot of great life advice: lick the wallpaper. Check! Drink from that brown river, it’s probably... More >>

  • Anthony Jeselnik: The Best Comedian You Don’t Know

    published May 3, 2012

    When comedian Anthony Jeselnik was announced at the Comedy Central Charlie Sheen Roast, everyone looked perplexed. The applause was... More >>

  • Get Pumped

    published April 26, 2012

    Putting on a pair of heels can change your outlook on life. Yes, it seems silly, but the transition from tennis shoes to stilettos is on par with... More >>

  • Wooly Bully: It's The Party Animal Inside Each of Us

    published April 26, 2012

    When he was knee-high to a King James Bible, Clay Stinnett first saw The Book. Roughly the size of a poster board with Raymond... More >>

  • Booze Hounds

    published April 26, 2012

    What started four years ago as a means to cover the medical costs of a few displaced dogs in Atlanta has now grown across multiple states and... More >>

  • Botcon: More Than Meets The Eye

    published April 26, 2012

    In the mid-'80s you woke up each Saturday morning, tugged on a pair of jams and participated in The Ritual: Crunch Berries and Transformers. It... More >>

  • Get Trashed

    published April 26, 2012

    It happens every Tuesday night at Texas Theatre: The cinematic garbage disposal gets all jammed up. Some brave soul then must plunge his fist in... More >>

  • Max Anderson Shares His Un-Basic Instincts

    published April 26, 2012

    When Maxwell Anderson accepted the role of the Dallas Museum of Art's director, we knew that change was a-comin', but nobody was prepared... More >>

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