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2012 Stories by Jennifer Davis-lamm

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  • Walk Like a Woman

    published September 27, 2012

    It’s never going to be easy for a victim of sexual assault. And despite the fact that we’ve come a long way in offering support for... More >>

  • Where Angel Treads

    published September 27, 2012

    Growing up is fraught with so many pitfalls and tragedies and traumas that it’s a wonder any of us make it to adulthood. Add in a... More >>

  • Fluke Ain't No Floozy

    published September 20, 2012

    One day, Sandra Fluke was a law school graduate with interests in reproductive rights and domestic violence — and the next day Rush... More >>

  • Get Rowdy With “Roustabout”

    published September 13, 2012

    There are galleries that you walk through without saying a word — those places where everything is curated within an inch of its life and... More >>

  • Mmm, Beer. Mmm, Fest.

    published September 13, 2012

    Beer: That single little word conjures up so much frothy, frosty goodness it almost seems redundant to have a festival celebrating such a, well,... More >>

  • A Marinara Massacre

    published September 6, 2012

    You waited patiently through your entire academic career for someone to yell “Food fight!” in the cafeteria, thereby sanctioning a... More >>

  • Pearls And Wisdom, From A Tupelo Miss

    published September 6, 2012

    There are two popular archetypes of the Southern women: polite marriage material and delightfully tacky diva. One of these is far more interesting... More >>

  • As R.E.M. Said, Everybody Farts

    published March 22, 2012

    Remember when you were in third grade and one stray toot enveloping the classroom was enough to keep the whole class buzzing for hours? You tried... More >>

  • Slather Some Sauce On My Blues

    published August 30, 2012

    I’m not sure why the blues and barbecue go together so well. A big ol’ pile of smoky meat makes us so happy that you’d think it... More >>

  • Free Is Beautiful

    published August 30, 2012

    The free family festivities offered by some of our vaunted cultural institutions in Dallas are a godsend: a total lifesaver for parents... More >>

  • A Low-Brow Booty Shakabration

    published August 23, 2012

    There’s an artistic embarrassment of riches in the Dallas area — a huge helping of art galleries and collectives that make up the... More >>

  • Oz: Still Trippy After All These Years

    published August 23, 2012

    Round about the time that you thought lava lamps and Bob Marley posters were, like, the apex of interior design, somebody told you that if you... More >>

  • Wheel Domination

    published August 16, 2012

    Roller derby’s got something for everyone — theatrics, athleticism, costumes, physical violence, Ellen Page movies and so on... More >>

  • The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall

    published August 9, 2012

    The members of the Extreme Midget Wrestling team don’t need your politically correct tiptoeing. They don’t care that the Little People... More >>

  • This Party's Gonna Get Hare

    published August 9, 2012

    We think we have Christmas and Thanksgiving and Hanukkah totally down, after centuries of tradition and decades of power shopping. But truthfully,... More >>

  • A Funky Take On The Circus Model

    published August 2, 2012

    Each year as the big tops roll into town, it strikes me that the circus is just about the one enterprise that hasn’t changed much over the... More >>

  • Piss Poor

    published August 2, 2012

    Should we, as a society, be able to pee freely? It’s an important question, one taken on by our European brethren (who say “no,”... More >>

  • Squirty Flower Alert!

    published July 26, 2012

    Of all the laws on the books in this great land of ours, one of the more patently hilarious is Public Law 91-443, enacted under the 91st Congress... More >>

  • Nun Too Funny

    published July 12, 2012

    No marriage is exempt from some level of strife, including the ones between Catholic nuns and the Big J.C. himself. Hollywood has long mined... More >>

  • Beautiful Pores Trump Feminism

    published July 26, 2012

    We’re taught over years of feminist literature, self-help books and Gilmore Girls episodes that women need to be comfortable with themselves... More >>

  • In Lieu of Flowers, Send Xanax

    published July 5, 2012

    Crimes of the Heart is part Carson McCullers novel, part Dixie Chicks song — a pseudo-Southern gothic piece chock-full of family melodrama... More >>

  • Lose Your Heart to Art at Night

    published July 19, 2012

    There are those Friday nights when you spend hours scouring Facebook, trying to cobble together some sort of social experience that won’t... More >>

  • This Summer, Be Less Gross

    published July 12, 2012

    The good people of Nexxus have, among other attributes, impeccable timing, scheduling their Endless Style Bar event right at the point in summer... More >>

  • God Bless Burlesque

    published July 5, 2012

    We trot out our Americana archetypes every Fourth of July — the apple pie and the ice cream; the fireworks; the pickup trucks and “God... More >>

  • Don't Cry For Jamey Foster

    published June 21, 2012

    What happens when somebody dies and you don't feel particularly sad? We all know that it's basic human decency to crumple a bit and mourn the loss... More >>

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