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2014 Stories by Jennifer Davis-lamm

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  • A Sack Full of Joys

    published December 11, 2014

    The Island of Misfit Toys, per the beloved Rankin/Bass cartoon “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”, hits way close to home for anyone who... More >>

  • Ho, Ho, Ho, It's the Civil War

    published November 20, 2014

    We’ve come to expect that our holiday entertainment be either sickly sweet or garishly bright in depictions of the Christmas season.... More >>

  • And Mrs. Claus Will Have a Room of Her Own

    published December 4, 2014

    If there is one celebrity marriage we’re all betting on, it’s the storied union of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Those crazy kids have made it... More >>

  • Deep Ellum Wine Walk

    published December 11, 2014

    Let’s face it: all those Pinterest projects you thought you were going to turn into twee little Christmas gifts are not going to happen at... More >>

  • American Dream in Reverse

    published November 6, 2014

    The Fairy Tale Lives of Russian Girls has a lot going on. It’s a tale of the American dream in reverse; a family that has emigrated to the... More >>

  • What Exactly Is Strange About Cat Serenades?

    published November 20, 2014

    Random acts of absurdity are what keep life interesting. You don’t remember each and every run around White Rock Lake, but you do remember... More >>

  • Deck the Halls With Yules of Blue

    published December 4, 2014

    You’ve seen those Christmas trees on advertisements, on Pinterest and maybe on the Facebook page of that friend you have who fancies herself... More >>

  • Happy, Crappy Elves

    published December 4, 2014

    In the dark underbelly of the North Pole lives a legion of elves deeply, deeply dissatisfied with their lot in life. They’ve let themselves... More >>

  • Tap Dance Lives Forever

    published December 4, 2014

    The guy that wrote that “Tap Your Troubles Away” song was on to something. Despite the racket that it conjures up, it’s the very... More >>

  • A Christmas Panel Discussion? How Festive.

    published December 4, 2014

    'Tis the season when the pundits come out of the woodwork to proclaim that Christmas is dead, killed off by a bunch of non-believers who have... More >>

  • Take a Walk on the Pastry Side

    published November 27, 2014

    When it comes to gingerbread houses, we’ve been slumming it. Last year’s gingerbread house was slapped together on Christmas Eve... More >>

  • Oh, the Scenarios!

    published November 27, 2014

    If you think improv comedy is a tough business, wait until you see improvisational burlesque. It’s one thing to have to play off of what... More >>

  • Yo Gabba Gabba Feels Your Pain

    published November 27, 2014

    Sometime in the past 10 years, the purveyors of children’s television figured out that parents fully hated most of what their kids were... More >>

  • Oh, Lady Be Good

    published November 13, 2014

    Ladies, be nice. Be cordial when some jerk tells you need to smile more, ok? And be polite when some cretin catcalls you as you’re walking... More >>

  • The Time of Nick

    published November 20, 2014

    It’s time to let it glow, let it glow, let it glow, y’all: City Lights 2014 has arrived. In an urban setting generally festooned with... More >>

  • Red Is the Color of the Season

    published November 20, 2014

    It’s that time of year when you really should just be able to carry a giant tumbler of wine around with you everywhere you go. (Honestly,... More >>

  • Www.Hohoho.com

    published November 13, 2014

    Remember that time last year when you tried to go to the mall for your Christmas shopping? Actually, you probably don’t. Rage clouds memory.... More >>

  • Art Bidding and Booty Fade

    published November 13, 2014

    Last year, Art Con broke my heart. Dallas’ most dynamic charity arts event put a stunning painting up for auction that I coveted hard; it... More >>

  • What a Woman!

    published November 13, 2014

    Wanda Sykes is a funny lady. Her particular brand of DGAF comedy is smart, irreverent and well-informed, and by the way, she’s pretty much... More >>

  • Hop aboard the Story Train

    published November 6, 2014

    Everyone’s got a story to tell, even if they don’t think their life is all that exciting. The story of the Thanksgiving where you left... More >>

  • Open Studios

    published November 6, 2014

    Think of the Continental Gin building as something of a dormitory for the artistically inclined…like UNT’s storied Bruce Hall, except... More >>

  • Poet of the Violin

    published November 6, 2014

    When you hear about someone who is called “the poet of the violin”, you automatically peg them as someone who spent their childhood... More >>

  • Transitioners

    published November 6, 2014

    There are different levels of artistry: one on, there is art made for the sake of aesthetics; on another, there is art that goes beyond the... More >>

  • Climb Aboard the Story Train

    published October 30, 2014

    Everyone’s got a story to tell, even if they don’t think their life is all that exciting. The story of the Thanksgiving where you left... More >>

  • Bonnie & Clyde

    published October 9, 2014

    Spoiler alert, y’all: Bonnie and Clyde do not ride off into the sunset, despite the fact that this is a musical. Nothing changes in the... More >>

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