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2015 Stories by Jennifer Davis-lamm

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  • WORLD-CLASS FLOWERS

    published April 9, 2015

    What the Dallas Arboretum does best is transport us. While we’re under no illusion that any expanse of land in the Lone Star State could... More >>

  • A Party in a Play

    published April 9, 2015

    If you’re a fan of Oscar Wilde, you know that he preferred to critique society on his own terms, and those terms generally focused on art,... More >>

  • The Fire This Time

    published April 9, 2015

    As a metaphor for struggle, for searing tension, for societal discomfort and even for a revival, fire is a concept that frequently imbues imagery... More >>

  • Grit in the Eye of the Beholder

    published April 9, 2015

    The beautiful thing about Charles Portis’ True Grit is how it represents so many different things to different people. If you want to think... More >>

  • Dreaming About DIFF

    published April 9, 2015

    There’s an all-too-brief little window between April and mid-May when the weather is largely our friend (barring occasional thunderstorms),... More >>

  • How Hot Is Your Mikado?

    published April 2, 2015

    The story behind Hot Mikado is, appropriately, an outlandish one — it’s a piece of musical theatre based on a jazz adaption of a... More >>

  • Whistle a Happy Tune

    published April 2, 2015

    The world of Rodgers and Hammerstein is not a complicated one: it’s a place where Nazi aggression can be defeated by song; where love... More >>

  • The Better to Paint You With, My Dear

    published April 2, 2015

    Think of Who’s Afraid of Chuck and George as a roast on canvas, where — rather than having insults hurled at them — two artists... More >>

  • The Point of Fashion

    published April 2, 2015

    This year’s iteration of The Pin Show has us on pins and needles for all the right reasons. The much-buzzed-about local fashion event is a... More >>

  • Tragedy Plus Creativity = Art

    published April 2, 2015

    In modern American history, few tragedies have tied together human suffering with societal ills in the way that Hurricane Katrina did. It was an... More >>

  • Raise a Glass to Justice

    published March 26, 2015

    Justice the pit bull puppy died nearly three years ago, succumbing to injuries sustained during a senseless attack by a group of young men. Since... More >>

  • You Think You Had Mommy Issues?

    published March 26, 2015

    There's no way to sugarcoat it: Medea ain’t pretty. The ancient Greek tale of domestic horror has never been for the faint of heart. It... More >>

  • Redundancy on Ice

    published March 26, 2015

    Anna and Elsa have had millions of parents the world over in their death grips for well over a year now, and there’s little end in sight.... More >>

  • Don’t Let the Mudbugs Bite

    published March 26, 2015

    Here in the South, odds are you’ll end up at a crawfish boil at some point: It’s a rite of spring, an excuse to drink a lot of beer... More >>

  • Jazzing Up the Jokes

    published March 26, 2015

    Maximizing nights out is the best. Once kids are corralled, the house is panic-cleaned for the sitter’s arrival and grown-ups are scrubbed... More >>

  • Shake Your Spring Flowers

    published March 26, 2015

    March is not going out like a lamb this year, not if the ladies of La Divina Productions have anything to do with it. They’re planning on... More >>

  • Come Here, Sweet Things

    published March 26, 2015

    Adulthood is largely overrated, with a few exceptions. Those make up a short list, to be sure, but high up is the ability to eat dessert... More >>

  • Repeat the Past? Of Course You Can!

    published March 19, 2015

    Sometimes, in certain parts of Dallas that have been largely spared bulldozer-happy redevelopment, you can almost imagine what this city might... More >>

  • Pack Your Fancy Tissues

    published March 19, 2015

    Puccini’s La Bohème was, in its day, the opera equivalent of a cinematic tearjerker à la Steel Magnolias or A Walk to... More >>

  • Because Running Isn't Tough Enough

    published March 19, 2015

    There are people in this world who are diehard runners. Those people don’t make excuses like “It’s too cold outside to... More >>

  • Dance Your Life Away

    published March 19, 2015

    “The Red Shoes” is the singularly most messed-up fairy tale in Hans Christian Andersen’s oeuvre; reading it as a 5-year-old is a... More >>

  • Artist Loris Gréaud Has a Present for You

    published March 12, 2015

    Loris Gréaud’s new exhibition at the Dallas Contemporary (161 Glass St.) will largely be a surprise. There are whispers that The... More >>

  • Pair This With Your Green Beer

    published March 12, 2015

    It’s the time of year when we curl up under a blanket, get out our flashlights, and tell terrifying tales of drunken revelers puking on our... More >>

  • The Legs On the Movie Star!

    published February 12, 2015

    Mining 1960s television for camp is in no way a difficult task. Think of the possibilities: a drag version of Bewitched, with the most splendid... More >>

  • Skip to the Loop, My Darlin'

    published March 5, 2015

    It’s springtime in Dallas, a time of year heralded by the omnipresent specter of Pete Delkus, a rash of patio brunching, and the annual Out... More >>

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