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2011 Stories by Jayme Rutledge

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  • From the Ladies, For the Ladies

    published December 8, 2011

    A Dallas art gallery is stepping up to support women's reproductive rights. A group exhibition on view at the Smoke and Mirrors Art Gallery... More >>

  • Great Use for a Festivus Pole

    published December 1, 2011

    Recruiting lovely ladies for a good cause is a genius way to raise money for people in need. Who can resist a beautiful woman's request to help... More >>

  • Percolating Art

    published November 3, 2011

    Museums generally have many rules: no drinking, no smoking, no photography, no loud talking, no touching, no fun. It’s a lot like elementary... More >>

  • Kitchen Not Confidential

    published November 24, 2011

    To document the craft of cooking at the highest levels, a pair of authors embedded themselves in some of the most acclaimed restaurant kitchens in... More >>

  • Please, Pokes, Let Us Be Thankful

    published November 24, 2011

    Truly owning Dallas Cowboys fandom comes with a lot of responsibility, but not much payoff. One must, for instance, calmly take the ribbing... More >>

  • Sister Power

    published November 10, 2011

    Showing lady pride doesn't require rousing choruses of Sister Sledge. A little group support and encouragement paired with a tasty cocktail works... More >>

  • Modern Artifact

    published September 15, 2011

    It wasn't too long ago we'd never heard of a smartphone. How did people live without GPS or Angry Birds or cat videos on their phones? Smartphone... More >>

  • Dead Men Walking

    published October 13, 2011

    The glut of awful vampire flicks can be blamed on the campy Twilight series, but we like to think the influx of zombie-infested films rests... More >>

  • Trippy 3D Haunted House, Kreepy Klowns at SCREAMS Halloween Theme Park

    published Oct 14, 2011

    ​For the month of October, the Scarborough Renaissance Festival morphs into its creepy doppelganger, SCREAMS Halloween Theme Park. Situated off I-35 in Waxahachie, the park boasts five haunted attra... More >>

  • Shiny Makes Happy People

    published October 6, 2011

    Like crows, lots of ladies like shiny things. I know this because I am a lady (not a crow, though I have been accused of squawking) who oohs and... More >>

  • Alice Hoffman Weaves Magic, Dispenses Advice from Grandma

    published Oct 12, 2011

    "I want to share some advice from my grandmother," author Alice Hoffman told the female-dominated audience at Tuesday night's Arts and Letters Live at the Dallas Museum of Art, co-sponsored by the Da... More >>

  • Extreme Midget Wrestling Bringing the Baddest Little Show on Earth

    Extreme Midget Wrestling Bringing the "Baddest Little Show on Earth"

    published Oct 11, 2011

    They wield trash cans, sling chairs and toss two-by-fours. They have names like Nasty Boy and Tiny Terminator. They're midget wrestlers. The Extreme Midget Wrestling Foundation is putting on The Ba... More >>

  • There's No Place Like a CGI-ed Kansas

    published September 29, 2011

    The best part about watching kid flicks as an adult is catching the references that sailed right over your head 20 or so years ago. Take the... More >>

  • To Grandmother's House He Goes

    published September 8, 2011

    Meddling grandparents -- what's not to love? They ply you with food, then the questions come: When are you getting married? When are you having... More >>

  • Don't Cry for Me, Trekkies: Leonard Nimoy Says Goodbye to Fans

    Don't Cry for Me, Trekkies: Leonard Nimoy Says Goodbye to Fans

    published Oct 04, 2011

    ​So long, Mr. Spock. Actor Leonard Nimoy has appeared at his final Star Trek convention. Nimoy announced his departure at Star Trek's 45th anniversary celebration in Chicago over the weekend, say... More >>

  • Make the Neighbors Green with Envy

    published September 22, 2011

    The modern definition of "keeping up with the Joneses" is competing with the neighbors to be the most environmentally friendly. Vegetable garden?... More >>

  • The Luck of the Germans

    published September 15, 2011

    On St. Patty's Day, everybody's Irish. During Oktoberfest, everybody's German. Ireland may have Guinness, but beer is deeply entrenched in... More >>

  • Sound the Horn

    published September 8, 2011

    Last fall we heartily cheered the disappearance of the vuvuzela, the horn heard 'round the world during World Cup. Well, now we kinda miss it.... More >>

  • Serious Saute

    published September 8, 2011

    Ballet has a bum rap. It evokes cute little girls with chubby cheeks running around in pink leotards. At worst, it brings back memories of... More >>

  • Cheap and Charitable

    published August 11, 2011

    Even if you didn't major in math, this is an easy equation: Gourmet food at a discount plus a tax write-off equals what? A no-brainer. Fancy... More >>

  • Hot Rod Heaven

    published September 1, 2011

    James Dean, the epitome of '50s cool, raced cars -- a hobby that led to his death. Dean had a soft spot for the Porsche Spyder -- one shared his... More >>

  • Required Reading: From the Page to the Screen

    Required Reading: From the Page to the Screen

    published Sep 06, 2011

    ​Common wisdom holds that books are usually superior to their film versions. Satisfying the individual expectations of thousands, if not millions, of fans is a Herculean task. There are exceptions, ... More >>

  • Booty Shaking and Big Bumpers

    published August 25, 2011

    Inevitable in every Fast and Furious flick is the tension-filled moment when pimped-out cars gather before an oh-so important street race.... More >>

  • En Spanish Vino Veritas

    published August 18, 2011

    Tuesday doesn't seem quite so far away from the weekend when there's wine to be had. Hotel ZaZa wraps up its summer wine series with an ode... More >>

  • 67-Year-Old Former Carousel Club Performer Satan's Angel Reignites Dallas Burlesque

    67-Year-Old Former Carousel Club Performer Satan's Angel Reignites Dallas Burlesque

    published Aug 05, 2011

    The woman stood in the back of the theater, watching a porno flicker across the screen. Disgusted, she walked backed to her dressing room to pack her costumes. She confronted the manager in his offi... More >>

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