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2009 Stories by Jayme Rutledge

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  • Weekend Lover

    published December 31, 2009

    The Prince everyone will remember is the one immortalized in Purple Rain, the 1984 cult favorite that produced one of the... More >>

  • Bar Light, Bar Bright

    published December 24, 2009

    My introduction to Texas country happened at Gruene Hall on a summer night many a moon ago. Cross Canadian Ragweed was there, as was Bruce... More >>

  • Of All The Gin Joints

    published December 17, 2009

    The themes of sacrifice and escape pulse through the heart of the classic of all classic films: Casablanca. The romanticism of... More >>

  • Theater Camp

    published December 17, 2009

    There's a certain charm to movies that are so bad they're almost good. That's true of Ed Wood's Plan 9 From Outer Space, dubbed the... More >>

  • A Night at the (Genetic) Opera

    published December 3, 2009

    Nothing kills a movie faster than Paris Hilton. That's why Repo! The Genetic Opera didn't even make it onto my radar. But now that... More >>

  • How Many Miles?!

    published December 3, 2009

    The thousands of runners who'll be pounding the pavement at the Metro PCS Dallas White Rock Marathon this weekend can leave their iPods at... More >>

  • We Ain't Kiddin' Around

    published December 3, 2009

    Even after all these years, it still stings that Steve Nash defected to the Phoenix Suns. But as a former denizen of Arizona, if there's any other... More >>

  • Get On The Happy Track

    published December 3, 2009

    One Christmas, after begging my parents for months, a much-beleaguered Santa brought me a toy train set. My pride and joy was a Union Pacific... More >>

  • Fa-La-La-La-La

    published November 26, 2009

    If your name is Clark Griswold, stay far, far away from The Old Red Museum until further notice. On display in the first floor special exhibits... More >>

  • Cookin' With The Lees

    published November 26, 2009

    My mom, who grew up in Texas and spent summers in North Carolina and Georgia, considers herself well-versed in Southern cooking--or "cookin'," as... More >>

  • Digital Energy

    published November 19, 2009

    The argument over "What is art?" probably began when humans started drawing on the walls of caves. Plato and Aristotle argued about it in ancient... More >>

  • A Votre Sante

    published November 19, 2009

    I need you to do something for me. First, if you're sitting down, stand up. Now throw your arms up and yell, "The Beaujolais is here!" On the... More >>

  • While Chief Kunkle Isn't Planning on Slacking Off, Don't Park Your Car at Baby Dolls

    published Nov 16, 2009

    ​Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle was at City Hall this morning for the first time since announcing his surprise retirement last week. Ostensibly, he came to discuss the newly updated crime statisti... More >>

  • Over The Weekend: Peter Bjorn and John, El Perro del Mar at House of Blues

    Over The Weekend: Peter Bjorn and John, El Perro del Mar at House of Blues

    published Nov 16, 2009

    Peter Bjorn and John, El Perro del MarHouse of BluesNovember 14, 2009Better than: slogging through my DVR.​"This is Dallas, right?" Bjorn Yttling asked, his porn 'stache bobbing above the microphone... More >>

  • Over the Weekend: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Deadly Syndrome and Family of the Year at The Loft

    published Nov 09, 2009

    Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Deadly Syndrome, Family of the Year The Loft November 7, 2009Better than: nursing a bottle of wine while watching a Cheaters marathon. ​Underneath the di... More >>

  • If He Whispers, They Will Learn

    published November 5, 2009

    How can you not love a guy who says he wants to make the world a better place one dog at a time? That's how Cesar Millan rolls. If you've... More >>

  • Tastes Like a Good Cause

    published November 5, 2009

    I don't need a special reason to eat, but chomping down for a good cause is a pretty tasty idea. Proceeds from The Taste of Lee Park will... More >>

  • Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

    published November 5, 2009

    When Alex Ebert left indie-electronica group Ima Robot, a switch somewhere inside of him flipped on an electric current. He grew... More >>

  • Funny Haha or Funny Weird? You Decide.

    published October 29, 2009

    To me, Jamie Kennedy is frozen in time as the virginal horror flick fan in the Scream movies. These days, he's moved on to more... More >>

  • Someone's Wonderful Portrait

    published October 29, 2009

    Porky the Pig and the streets of Oak Cliff are among the diverse influences fueling the creative fires of up and coming Dallas artists showcased... More >>

  • Puddle In the Back Seat

    published October 29, 2009

    Stories about the Hook Man, Bloody Mary and the spirits of children who haunt the local railroad tracks scared the bejesus out of me as a kid. The... More >>

  • Eye Candy

    published October 29, 2009

    Calling all aspiring filmmakers! Hey, guy in the Woody Allen glasses, I'm talking to you. The Video Association of Dallas wants eight teams to... More >>

  • Over the Weekend: Alice in Chains, Puddle of Mudd and Chevelle at Nokia Theatre

    published Oct 26, 2009

    Alice in Chains, Puddle of Mudd, Chevelle Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie October 23, 2009 Better than: your lame family reunion.​ After five hours of mind-numbing, mediocre music at Friday's Freak... More >>

  • Must Love Dogs

    published October 22, 2009

    Dogs aren't called man's best friend for nothing--guys have used dogs for years to attract the ladies. Indoor dog park Unleashed wants singles... More >>

  • Eatin' On the Avenue

    published October 22, 2009

    Count on lots of face-stuffing on Saturday at the inaugural Taste of Greenville Avenue at the Granada Theater. Food from 23 restaurants,... More >>

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