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2014 Stories by Jamie Laughlin

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  • Lights! Camera! Croquet!

    published June 19, 2014

    Since its inception three years back, the Oak Cliff Film Festival has proven there's plenty of room at the cinematic table for another Dallas fest... More >>

  • O-Oh, It’s Magic!

    published February 27, 2014

    In Expo Park an unexpected delight sits, waiting to be adored. Guarded by a T-Rex that’s large by human standards, small by a dino’s,... More >>

  • Warped Celluloid

    published February 20, 2014

    Spanish surrealist figureheads Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí were classic frienemies. After meeting in college, they went on to... More >>

  • On Runway, Ready for Takeoff

    published February 20, 2014

    The Pin Show is more than a night of fashion; it’s Dallas’ most fashionable night. Two-time winner of Best Fashion Show as... More >>

  • Insomniacs Need Art

    published February 6, 2014

    For Xchange, the Nasher’s citywide public art project, only two locals were selected to create work. One was solo artist, activist and... More >>

  • Something Beautiful is Brewing

    published February 6, 2014

    Keeping a gallery space alive and vibrant for a decade isn’t a small feat. Doing that as an artist-operated space is nearly unheard of.... More >>

  • Have a Close Encounter with Sci-fi Stars

    published February 6, 2014

    You’ve spent months knitting the perfect Dr. Who scarf, and this weekend you’ll finally flex your cosplay prowess at Comic Con... More >>

  • What if They Cut Out a 40-Minute Brunch

    published February 6, 2014

    James Franco’s hourlong sort-of documentary Interior. Leather Bar. hit 2013’s festival circuit around the same time... More >>

  • Pull In And Break Down

    published January 30, 2014

    There’s a tenderness to Yen Tan’s 2013 feature Pit Stop that rarely surfaces in contemporary film. At its most basic,... More >>

  • Triple Down On Free

    published January 30, 2014

    Saturday is a great day to visit the Arts District. Whether you go alone, with friends or bring along your familial gaggle, you get free admission... More >>

  • Super Mega Football Day Parties

    published January 30, 2014

    Whether you follow football or not is pretty inconsequential when the Big Game rolls around. It’s as much an excuse to drink beer... More >>

  • Watch Kiki Transform

    published January 30, 2014

    She’s a beautifully dark force in the world of contemporary art, and North Texas gets easy access to Kiki Smith’s latest... More >>

  • A Slice Of Heaven

    published January 23, 2014

    This Thursday is why you grew up, because this Thursday is Free Pie Day. Uh-huh. Had 10-year-old you known such a thing existed, she would... More >>

  • Lightning Bolt! Lightning Bolt!

    published January 23, 2014

    Thanks to a charmed roll of the 20-sided die, Dallas conjured up a one-night-only screening of Knights of Badassdom, a cinematic... More >>

  • Going STAG!

    published January 23, 2014

    Austin is experiencing an identity shift. It’s still a music hub — you can’t shop for used tires without encountering an... More >>

  • Think Objectively

    published January 23, 2014

    If you happened into Ro2 Gallery’s downtown space in late 2013, you might have caught One Day, an installation of totem-like... More >>

  • DryWall And Boob Tubes

    published January 23, 2014

    Jeff Gibbons is a tinkerer. An inventor. A renovator. An artist. And whether you catch the CentralTrak artist-in-residence unveiling a... More >>

  • Art’s Free Radical

    published January 16, 2014

    Entropy. William S. Burroughs. Earth as art. These source materials did more than influence artist Robert Smithson: They opened an unexplored... More >>

  • Saturate Your Senses At Artopia

    published January 16, 2014

    Each year we at the Dallas Observer like to get a little rowdy. We reach deep into Dallas culture and pull out the trend makers, the game... More >>

  • Are You Lonesome Tonight?

    published January 16, 2014

    Wise men say only fools rush in, but margarita-craving Elvis fans might disagree. They understand that getting a table on Elvis Wednesdays at... More >>

  • But That’s My Life!

    published January 9, 2014

    Some will tell you that comedian Neil Hamburger wasn’t born in a traditional sense, that he instead materialized in the coat... More >>

  • A Spin With The Bottle

    published January 9, 2014

    It’s rare that drinking more beer equates with raising your IQ. Usually it just ends up with you abandoning your britches in some... More >>

  • Break A Sweat. Get Cultured.

    published January 9, 2014

    It’s a big night in the gallery and nonprofit art sector, with dozens of spaces ushering in a new start of 2014 exhibitions. See our full... More >>

  • I Am Immortal: The Ultimate “Finding” Throwdown

    published January 9, 2014

    Typically, we at the Observer don’t associate with scavengers, Dumpster divers or unruly birds of prey — they tend to carry easily... More >>

  • This Is Your Brain On Film

    published January 9, 2014

    As we age, films take on different functions. Take Brazil, for instance. Sure, it’s become a cult classic, as most dystopian,... More >>

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