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2013 Stories by Jamie Laughlin

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  • Fill Up That Idea Piñata You Call A Brain

    published October 17, 2013

    Some people are simply more interesting than the rest. You can attempt to deny that, but will eventually reach acceptance during TEDxSMU,... More >>

  • These Cats Really Shred

    published October 17, 2013

    We live under the assumption that cats defy training. That they are instinctively ambivalent to our desires. But that ain’t true, and should... More >>

  • What’s Your Sign?

    published October 10, 2013

    A secret art world has you surrounded. Those hand-lettered signs that color our city walls are created by typography addicts. You rarely consider... More >>

  • A Brave New World

    published October 10, 2013

    The Internet cracked open the publishing world. Self-publishing, an effort that just 10 years ago felt like an author’s last resort, is now... More >>

  • Pouring One Out for Beta

    published October 10, 2013

    For 26 years this festival has brought Dallas some of the most unexpected finds in contemporary video work and video art. You’ve got... More >>

  • Roll Out The Glass Tire

    published October 10, 2013

    Few artists have proved as influential (and poorly mimicked) as Robert Rauschenberg. He was kind of a rock star, an anti-conformist and a... More >>

  • That Building Sure Can Talk

    published October 3, 2013

    During last year’s Expanded Cinema project, which put local video art onto the OMNI’s giant canvas, cars sat abandoned, piled up along... More >>

  • His Science Is Too Tight!

    published October 3, 2013

    Friday is Social Science night, the event that recently won the Dallas Observer’s Best Night at the Museum award, and... More >>

  • Someone Needs A Holy Water Enema

    published October 3, 2013

    Life is stress. Either you learn to manage it or it manifests into an intestinal gremlin hellbent on exacting revenge. Or at least that’s... More >>

  • The Safe Word Is “Tiny”

    published October 3, 2013

    Perched in an upstairs hideaway within Texas Theatre (231 W. Jefferson Blvd.) is Dallas’ newest small gallery, The Safe Room. It’s... More >>

  • Denim and Dirty Rock

    published September 26, 2013

    There was a time when Dallas was more than an optional post-Austin stop for musicians. From the ’50s to the late ’70s, this city was... More >>

  • Beyond Selfies

    published September 26, 2013

    The “art” of Instagram has its admirers and its detractors. While some say it waters down the craft of photography, lowering the value... More >>

  • Dallas, Meet Austin Comedy. Now, Let’s Do Shots.

    published September 26, 2013

    Down in our neighborly city Austin, the comedians have taken over. Local radio programs, movie theaters and start-up venues blast the stuff out... More >>

  • Shiny Shiny, Shiny Boots of Leather

    published September 26, 2013

    If the Internet has proven anything, it’s that each touch, taste, smell, sight and emotional and physical interaction has the ability to... More >>

  • Tex Talk

    published September 26, 2013

    There’s a spookiness to Big Tex’s new persona. Since the great flambé, we’ve anthropomorphized him into a walking,... More >>

  • Pre-Party For Art!

    published September 19, 2013

    The sheer newness of last year’s Expanded Cinema project, the public art offering organized by the Dallas Video Fest, caused... More >>

  • Rising From The Ashes

    published September 19, 2013

    When beloved and locally operated gallery Kettle Art was forced to close its doors last May, the loss resonated far beyond Deep... More >>

  • The Art Has You Surrounded

    published September 19, 2013

    There’s almost too much happening during Saturday’s Fall Gallery Walk and Bike Swarm to allow for easy navigation, so... More >>

  • Freeze Up A Sweat

    published September 19, 2013

    To be kind, let’s just say that your Olympic opportunity never quite arrived. Your dog-paddle wasn’t the stuff of body-waxed giants.... More >>

  • Somewhere, Damien Hirst Is Angry

    published September 19, 2013

    The Perot opens its first touring exhibition this week with Animal Inside Out, a Kingdom offshoot of the popular Body World... More >>

  • Visit Your Favorite Haunts

    published September 12, 2013

    Friday the 13th is more than an excuse to rubber-bat your cubical and sip red wine from an IV bag while doing data entry. (We’re all... More >>

  • Satellites of Love, Sewn Hair and Heavy Hitters

    published September 12, 2013

    In a city of staggered fall openings, blowing your art wad in one weekend is a rookie mistake. Hopefully you’ve saved a bit of room in your... More >>

  • Mushrooms and Whiskey: C’mon Down!

    published September 12, 2013

    Is it wrong to define a comedian’s career by one glorious public moment? Let’s hope not, because when Josh Androsky was called... More >>

  • News From The Hill

    published September 5, 2013

    One of our generation’s most fascinating artists opens a solo show at Kirk Hopper (3008 Commerce St.) Friday. James Magee has spent... More >>

  • March for Beauty

    published September 5, 2013

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

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