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2012 Stories by Jamie Laughlin

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  • Whatever You Are, Thank Judy Blume

    published April 19, 2012

    It was in that transition to chapter books that we first discovered her: Judy Blume had all the answers. Getting picked on at school? Pick up... More >>

  • Amy Sedaris: Drop-out, Crafter And Cheese Baller Extraordinaire

    published April 19, 2012

    As Jerri Blank, the facially contorted “boozer, user, and loser” from Strangers With Candy, Amy Sedaris taught us about... More >>

  • Carol Burnett's Coming! (Tugs Earlobe)

    published April 19, 2012

    I'm not sure if it was Annie or the Carol Burnett Show that first alerted me to Her existence, but soon a snowball effect occurred.... More >>

  • Queen of the Night? I've Been Called Worse.

    published April 19, 2012

    The titular instrument in The Magic Flute has the ability to change men's hearts. If I had that thing I'd be chilling on a bonbon... More >>

  • Bi-Biennials, Each Non-Repeating and Fleeting

    published April 12, 2012

    This week’s artistic melee is invigorating, daunting and the manifestation of many efforts, not the least of those belonging to the Dallas... More >>

  • What About That Time Uma Overdoses?

    published April 12, 2012

    A Quentin Tarantino-themed burlesque performance, like tonight’s by Iggy Rodriguez & Bettie’s Deadly Dolls, lends itself to... More >>

  • Very Funny. Whose Pisser Is This?

    published April 12, 2012

    When “R. Mutt” famously submitted that inverted porcelain urinal to the exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists, it sparked a... More >>

  • Go West For Fortune, Fame And Rock

    published April 5, 2012

    Frank Lopez has a gift. His work with ambrotype and pinhole imagery provides hauntingly intimate portraits that feel like they should be hanging... More >>

  • Dogs Love Bonnets

    published April 5, 2012

    Everyone thinks that their dog is parade-worthy, but yours really is. He’s an excellent walker (when he’s not chewing through his... More >>

  • Wear Stretchy Pants, It's A Big Day For Brunch

    published April 5, 2012

    Easter is the Super Bowl of brunches — every joint in town wants to grab the brass napkin ring and win the big game. Since you have... More >>

  • Have a Picnic, While You Still Can

    published April 5, 2012

    Before Cane Rosso built its stationary brick and mortar digs, it was mobile. They kept the legacy going after the restaurant was built so you can... More >>

  • (Least) Collectables

    published April 5, 2012

    If you were lucky, you were allowed to be a mild hoarder as a child. Back then, everything felt as though it had value. Wrappers off of lollipops,... More >>

  • Grown Up, Screwed Up.

    published March 29, 2012

    When Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr. (Jay Reatard) passed away in early 2010, Memphis' soul-slab foundations crumbled. The reverberation spread well beyond... More >>

  • Ride The Dragon, Five Art Openings In One Hood

    published March 29, 2012

    Dallas’ contemporary art lovers have no shortage of fodder for their lust on Saturday night, with many Dragon Street galleries opening their... More >>

  • Buy Art, Build A School

    published March 29, 2012

    In Guatemala a movement is happening. A group called Hug it Forward has stepped in and is using discarded bottles to build schools in... More >>

  • The Art Of Community

    published March 22, 2012

    Dallas supports the arts consistently, lovingly and vibrantly. The amount of organizations that exist solely to enhance our community’s... More >>

  • Booze Hounds

    published March 22, 2012

    Ever since your fur child squirmed into your heart and home you’ve been smitten. But love doesn’t allow you to quit your job or negate... More >>

  • Pinball Wizards Never Tilt

    published March 22, 2012

    Being an athlete is overrated. The only things you really need to feel powerful are a pocketful of quarters and access to your favorite pinball... More >>

  • Think, Geek, And Buy Local Gamer Collectables

    published March 15, 2012

    Kiss your Munny dolls and tuck them in early tonight, because Vinyl Thoughts is bringing their popular show back, and it's swelled up even... More >>

  • We Got The Beat

    published March 15, 2012

    If you study dance and know you're destined to break into the professional performance world, you must find a mentor to help you along. Enter... More >>

  • Wake Up, Denton! It's Time To Get Your Rocks Off!

    published March 8, 2012

    Got a raging case of rock 'n' roll blue balls? This weekend's 35 Denton music/art/booze spectacular is going to rub down your temporal... More >>

  • Ten Artists, One Roof: A Lazy Grazer's Paradise

    published March 8, 2012

    If you don't want to wind sprint around town to visually carb up tonight, just park it over at 500X Gallery. Its newest exhibition is told... More >>

  • SWACed in the Face

    published March 8, 2012

    The South Western Athletic Conference brings its hustle to town this week. Jerseys have been aired, fans are united and some of the biggest... More >>

  • How'd I Spend My One-Night Stand? Lying Down.

    published March 8, 2012

    “He was a hot air balloonist who had run low on gas and I, well, I was there to catch his fall from heaven. We spent one blissful night... More >>

  • Waiting For The Big Cat To Pounce

    published March 8, 2012

    Disaster stalks the characters of Tigers Be Still even more aggressively than the reportedly loose jungle cat that’s patrolling the... More >>

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