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2013 Stories by Jamie Laughlin

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  • Edith’s Still A Brat. Count On It.

    published December 26, 2013

    So, you’ve been a well-behaved little crumpet avoiding all Downton Abbey Season Four spoilers? You made it through the ice storm,... More >>

  • The Final Countdown

    published December 26, 2013

    Don’t force New Year’s Eve. That’s a rookie move. If you apply too much pressure to an evening’s plans, you’ll... More >>

  • Art’s Best Stuff

    published December 26, 2013

    Some art is rooted in lofty thought, meant to be sifted and worked over philosophically. Then, there’s the kind of art currently on display... More >>

  • Seasonal Symphonic Splendor

    published December 19, 2013

    As much as you box your ears when you hear the words “holiday concert,” something magical happens when the Dallas... More >>

  • Santa, Baby

    published December 19, 2013

    Look ladies: You can go anywhere to visit Santa, but if you’re just going to ask him to gift you an investment banker, save the Big... More >>

  • Grills On Layaway

    published December 19, 2013

    What happens when you take an uppity black family from California and stick them back in their hood roots for the holidays? You get Kendrick D.... More >>

  • Suck My Left One

    published December 19, 2013

    Kathleen Hanna began fronting Bikini Kill in the early ’90s when America was coming off a 12-year run of red-state, top-down... More >>

  • Six Inches Forward. Five Inches Back.

    published December 19, 2013

    There’s a lot of crap currently filling the Dallas calendar. It’s the cursed seasonal smorgasbord of tinsel, reindeer and razzelberry... More >>

  • Santa Errywhere

    published December 12, 2013

    You just don’t see 200 slutty Santas doing shots and hopping DART every day. Just once or twice a year, thanks to start-up fun-makers... More >>

  • Now I Have A Machine Gun. Ho-Ho-Ho.

    published December 12, 2013

    We can all agree that Die Hard is more than just an amazing holiday movie: It’s also the greatest action film ever made in... More >>

  • Stage Craft

    published December 12, 2013

    Observer theater critic Elaine Liner knows a thing or 30 about what makes a play exceptional. (Lord knows she’s done her share of... More >>

  • Psychedelic Candy Canes and Nazi Elves

    published December 12, 2013

    Scripture states that someone shoved mescaline fruitcake into the manger’s VHS player and nine months later the Everything is... More >>

  • Applique Your Ethics

    published December 12, 2013

    To those naysayers who said acrylic fibers couldn’t save the world, listen up. Thursday, we’ll gather around Dallas’ favorite... More >>

  • Beautiful. Messy. Dangerous.

    published December 5, 2013

    I’ll say it: Strolling through Concentrations 56: Stephen Lapthisophon — coffee, seasonal fruit, root vegetables, and... More >>

  • Epileptics, Grab a Spoon

    published December 5, 2013

    Texas Theatre has hit a stride, narrowing its program schedule to blend new releases with repertory films for... More >>

  • Old Enough To Know Better

    published December 5, 2013

    Some of art history’s richest points of creativity came from fringe artists uniting. The Fluxists? Those kids were dope. How about the... More >>

  • Find Art’s Competitive Edge

    published December 5, 2013

    The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (3120 McKinney Ave.) is a local treasure. Operating on free admission, this nonprofit space brings all forms of... More >>

  • I’d Prefer A Table

    published December 5, 2013

    History is full of jerks, of varying degrees. One of America’s grandest, John Wilkes Booth, was an actor who went Method expressing... More >>

  • Gobbling Up the City’s Best

    published November 28, 2013

    Sure, you live on soup and rice for the other 364 days of the year, but Thursday is Thanksgiving. That means gluttony of vast proportions,... More >>

  • Keep Going. You’re Almost There.

    published November 28, 2013

    We’re digging on this comedy series Behind the Screen, organized by local chuckles harvester Elizabeth Howard. It brings you back... More >>

  • See Skulls Go Boom

    published November 28, 2013

    Cronenberg apostles, listen up. The Angelika loves and understands your obsession with exploding heads and all things ConSec, because it’s... More >>

  • Crank Up the Transmogrifier

    published November 28, 2013

    Whether delivering a treehouse harangue as dictator-for-life of G.R.O.S.S. or getting sneak-pounced by his tiger sidekick, Calvin was our kid id.... More >>

  • Always Travel With Nerds

    published November 28, 2013

    When you first hear Rick Steves on the radio, your natural immediate response is “Jeez, what a nerd.” Maybe it’s the... More >>

  • Something In the Eggnog

    published November 28, 2013

    They say every writer has a screenplay tucked away in a bottom desk drawer. In the case of Brooke Wyeth, that publication is a memoir, set to... More >>

  • Well, He Was In The West Wing

    published November 21, 2013

    Happening at Martin Sheen’s request, there will be a live reading of Noah’s Ark at the Unity Church of Dallas (6525... More >>

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