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2011 Stories by Jennifer Davis-lamm

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  • KAWS Steps into Focus at the Modern

    published December 8, 2011

    Brian Donnelly, known professionally by the moniker KAWS, is interesting for many reasons. Like, for instance, the fact that he blends... More >>

  • DMA Targets Gaultier

    published November 10, 2011

    Up until now, the closest many of us have ever gotten to a Jean Paul Gaultier fashion piece was when he designed a collection for Target last... More >>

  • Paper Ace

    published October 13, 2011

    It's like art Christmas in the Dallas area this autumn. The much anticipated Gaultier exhibit is here; Tony Cragg sculptures fill the Nasher; and... More >>

  • Kwanzaa, Minus the Feds

    published December 29, 2011

    This Kwaanza-fest event is decidedly more low-key than the annual John Wiley Price event at Fair Park, but that’s probably a good thing.... More >>

  • Artopia Celebrates a Growing Community

    published December 1, 2011

    For years, I resisted the pull of Big D. I was shored up in Little D, with a constant chorus of people who told me that Dallas "had no soul."... More >>

  • Fair Park Rings in the Season

    published November 24, 2011

    They may have been cleared from City Hall grounds and their occupiers sent home (or to jail, in some cases), but less than a week later tents have... More >>

  • Go Ahead, Be a Turkey ... and Trot

    published November 24, 2011

    You should never — ever — Google the phrase “people dressed as turkeys.” I know in hindsight that’s fairly obvious,... More >>

  • Lammermoor Opera for Ya?

    published October 20, 2011

    I know Julia Roberts’ Pretty Woman character was enchanted by the opera from the start, but the reality is that most people start out... More >>

  • Mighty Rivers

    published October 27, 2011

    Joan Rivers has a giant card catalog in her fancy New York City apartment where she files every one of her jokes. The 78-year-old manages to shill... More >>

  • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    published September 29, 2011

    We can't possibly feign any sort of journalistic objectivism when it comes to the State Fair of Texas, that wonderful time of the year in... More >>

  • Prospero Prospers with the DTC

    published September 8, 2011

    There are few things that make you feel more cultured than going to see some Shakespeare. I'm generally pretty happy just to get out of the house... More >>

  • Tracks of My Tears

    published October 6, 2011

    It's really sadistic how we're so very drawn to movies in which we are practically forced to love a character (despite flaws!) and then watch them... More >>

  • Pure Americana

    published September 1, 2011

    When artists talk about the "American experience," it's hard to say what they really mean anymore. Being American used to mean that you were... More >>

  • Fall for DADA's Walk

    published September 22, 2011

    If you've ever spent time in a city where the arts scene is really geographically concentrated, you can't help but be a little jealous. It's... More >>

  • Teacher of the Year

    published September 15, 2011

    Can you break new ground in a tried-and-true Hollywood formula film? If you've been victimized by a viewing of More >>

  • Faith on Film

    published September 8, 2011

    Hollywood likes to think that it will fearlessly tackle any topic of cultural relevance. Terrorism? Check. The LGBT experience? Ok. Bullying?... More >>

  • The Joys of Motherhood

    published August 11, 2011

    The first year of motherhood is a learning curve. So much gets thrown at you that you can barely keep your head above water. Every cliche is true:... More >>

  • Don't Forget the Suffragettes

    published August 18, 2011

    It's hard to say that we as a nation take something for granted without sounding preachy or all Fox News-y, but after the year that American women... More >>

  • Those Turbulent Teens

    published August 25, 2011

    In a hundred years, some scholar will look at young adult fiction for the current generation and think that these kids have a problem. I mean,... More >>

  • Dallas Puppet Theater's Rumplestiltskin Is Cool, Comical Escape

    published Aug 12, 2011

    At the beginning of the summer, I made a meticulous schedule of activities to get Baby out of the house and expose her to a bit of culture. After all, summer is the time where all manner of cultural a... More >>

  • A Taste Of Everything

    published July 7, 2011

    Someone at a conference asked me once what Dallas cuisine was like. I suppose the easy answer would have been Tex-Mex, because it probably seems... More >>

  • Happy Fair of July

    published June 30, 2011

    When I was little, the fireworks in my hometown were shot up over the roof of the local Target store and half the fun was watching the store... More >>

  • Baby Makes New Friends At The Children's Aquarium In Fair Park

    Baby Makes New Friends At The Children's Aquarium In Fair Park

    published Jun 29, 2011

    At some point a few weeks ago, I stopped scanning local arts calendars looking for events and activities that were the most stimulating for Baby's now eleven-month-old brain and started looking for th... More >>

  • Is There Magic ‘Round Midnight?

    published June 23, 2011

    I thought I had a pretty straightforward relationship with Woody Allen. He made movies and I hated them. This was the way it worked for many... More >>

  • A Nose for Drama

    published June 16, 2011

    Every summer, across the country, outdoor amphitheaters roll out the red blanket for the Greatest Literary Figurehead Ever and begin cranking out... More >>

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