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2012 Stories by Jennifer Davis-lamm

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  • What a Drag

    published June 28, 2012

    RuPaul once told a contestant on Drag Race that she looked less like Sex in the City and more like sex in the alley. It was a... More >>

  • A G'day for Sheilas

    published June 28, 2012

    There are countless schools of thoughts about lady “performers” — the pole-swinging girls with daddy issues, empowered... More >>

  • Pay it Fashion Forward

    published June 21, 2012

    Its high-maintenance name aside, there's something pleasantly practical-seeming about the North Dallas Suburban Foundation for Life Development... More >>

  • The Fatherhood Grind

    published June 14, 2012

    You’re a dad now, so you get to do a lot of boring things, like meeting with financial advisers and reapplying sunscreen to non-compliant... More >>

  • Nobody Tell Clark Kent …

    published June 7, 2012

    The paper-thin disguise is one of the most trotted-out tropes in all of story-telling. You know the routine: Somebody throws on a wig or a pair of... More >>

  • Cole Porter: Badass

    published June 7, 2012

    Most people don’t consider Cole Porter much of a badass. He came from privilege, went Ivy League all the way and spent much of his life... More >>

  • Blow The Candles, Ponder Your Life

    published May 10, 2012

    Nothing strikes dread into the heart of a parent like a birthday party. They’re ominous affairs, whether you’re hosting or attending,... More >>

  • Because You Can't Get Enough Politics

    published May 31, 2012

    You got into an argument with your hairdresser because you ate at Chick-Fil-A and he doesn’t appreciate the chain’s conservative... More >>

  • Get Your Memorial Day Fun with Animals, One Way or Another

    published May 24, 2012

    Memorial Day heralds the beginning of summer, and for all but the hardiest of us it also signals one of the last times we can comfortably... More >>

  • Hope You Have The Time Of Your Life

    published May 3, 2012

    You understand that because Green Day has managed to have American Idiot adapted into a Broadway show, anything is possible —... More >>

  • Tropical Heat Wave

    published May 17, 2012

    Tropic of Cancer is one of those watershed books. You hear about it in high school English class from some know-it-all literary snob who... More >>

  • Embrace Your Chains

    published May 17, 2012

    If you’ve spent any amount of time in Addison at all, you know that it’s a perfectly nice town with a lot of office buildings,... More >>

  • Etsy Steps Out of the Virtual World

    published May 3, 2012

    Oh, Etsy — online purveyors of everything cute and unique and of that which inspires so much coveting from house guests and neighbors and... More >>

  • Learn How to Flaunt It

    published April 26, 2012

    There are people in the world who roll out of their beds each morning, stumble through their closets and manage to throw together an array of... More >>

  • Ready to Drink, Ready to Run... In Fuzzy Helmets

    published April 19, 2012

    In his new book The Big Miss, golf coach Hank Haney tells a story about how Tiger Woods decided he wanted to be a Navy SEAL a few years... More >>

  • Spring Into Art

    published April 19, 2012

    Weekend after weekend, the cars pile up on the service roads that lead to NorthPark Center and I wonder why. Why do we load the kids into the car,... More >>

  • Be Cool with the Uptown Gang

    published April 12, 2012

    Barring the occasional tornado (please do), now is the best possible time for an outdoor celebration in Dallas. So we celebrate. We celebrate just... More >>

  • Racing With Class

    published April 12, 2012

    Racing season is upon us, and I’m not talking NASCAR. Though exhaust fumes may fill the air and RVs may clog the highways on their way to... More >>

  • On Thin, but Magical, Ice

    published March 29, 2012

    Disney is nothing if not a multi-tasker. The fairy tale conglomerate has its hand in everything from juice boxes to dinnerware to upholstery to... More >>

  • The Madcap Sound of Silence

    published April 5, 2012

    The Oyster Princess is a crazy acid trip of a silent film. It’s a German silent movie that features a heroine who makes those... More >>

  • Here's Listening to You, Kid

    published April 5, 2012

    If ever a movie called for a live orchestra, it's Casablanca. The moody, noir-ish classic, set during World War II, is one of the... More >>

  • Get Your Kicks

    published March 29, 2012

    I spend a lot of time in parks these days, and while I’m running back and forth prying acorns out of a toddler’s mouth and regulating... More >>

  • The Observer Goes Greenville

    published March 15, 2012

    You’ve traversed your way up and down Greenville Avenue since the wee hours of the morning, gone balls out just to snag a set of green beads... More >>

  • Kid-Lit And Grown-Up Flicks, Stay Young At The DMA

    published March 15, 2012

    The literature that starts to fill up your house when you have a little one is one of the best parts of being a parent. Board books, pop-up books,... More >>

  • Get Your Family Hooked on Art

    published March 8, 2012

    When you grow up in a town whose only museum featured the same quilting exhibit for nearly 12 years, you learn to appreciate the multitude of... More >>

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