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2013 Stories by Jennifer Davis-lamm

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  • Keep Your House Apes Occupied

    published December 26, 2013

    The presents are opened, the leftovers are questionable and you still have your kids at home for another week. It’s beginning to look a lot... More >>

  • A Different Kind of Drumstick

    published December 26, 2013

    Christmas is past and all that happy family Norman Rockwell stuff is done. There’s no question you need to get out to shake your tail... More >>

  • Ring That Bell Again

    published December 12, 2013

    There’s not much that can be said about It’s a Wonderful Life that hasn’t been said before. Even the most cynical... More >>

  • Fishing For A Holiday Hit

    published December 12, 2013

    Small-town Christmas is the best. Of course, the big city has its perks during the holiday season — ice-skating rinks, ballet productions... More >>

  • Dust Off That Pillbox Hat

    published November 7, 2013

    In the coming weeks, there’ll be JFK media rehashes out the yin-yang, conspiracy theories resurfacing like rubber ducks in a tub. But El... More >>

  • Rat King? Dated Him.

    published December 5, 2013

    As a society, we long for things that are fresh and shiny. We don’t have much use for the things we’ve already seen or experienced.... More >>

  • Maggie Smith Makes Life Worth Living

    published December 5, 2013

    Why are we all excited about the premiere of Downton Abbey? Anyone who has followed the series at all knows that what’s in store... More >>

  • @SwanLake Is My Twitter Handle

    published November 21, 2013

    You’re usually pretty en pointe when it comes to planning a good date night, but lately you’ve been off your mark. Dinner and a movie... More >>

  • Inertia Don’t Play Here

    published November 21, 2013

    The state of the arts in North Texas is so dynamic, so fresh and so very exciting these days that you almost feel like you should be... More >>

  • Embrace Your Bearded Lady

    published November 14, 2013

    Sometimes all of life seems like a circus. One minute, you’re taming proverbial lions; the next, you’re playing the role of... More >>

  • My Family Arrived On DART

    published November 14, 2013

    Conservative talk show hosts like to pretend that “true” Americans just magically appeared on these great lands one day, inhabiting... More >>

  • The Art of Spain Falls on the Plain

    published September 5, 2013

    Dallas benefactor Algur H. Meadow found himself at a Spanish museum during a business trip in the 1950s, and it changed everything for him. Story... More >>

  • Break Out The Good Gin

    published November 7, 2013

    Every time the lease runs out, you dream of finding a real community to call home, rather than just a roof overhead. You know, like Melrose Place,... More >>

  • Take in Design, but Leave the Tchotchkes Alone

    published October 31, 2013

    Don’t know an armature from an architrave? Does a balustrade sound like a piece of maddening Scandinavian furniture? It’s OK. Despite... More >>

  • Good Doggies

    published October 31, 2013

    Got a special place in your heart for a pit bull? You’re not alone. Those square-headed beasts have a bad rap, to be sure, but plenty of... More >>

  • He’s A Special Child

    published October 24, 2013

    In the annals of horror films, so much of it targets multiple levels. In all the blood and gore and one-dimensional sexuality and gotcha moments,... More >>

  • The Birds And Bees Of Zombies

    published October 24, 2013

    Seven out of 10 girlfriends can thank George Romero for Sunday nights spent hiding their eyes from zombie slaughters. Romero didn’t actually... More >>

  • Vitamin TED, Now A Chewable

    published October 17, 2013

    Gen X peeps know that back in the day, when you got called to a conference in middle school, it meant sitting through an hour of videos about the... More >>

  • I Vant To Suck Your Flood

    published October 17, 2013

    There’s a vampire for everyone. Sulky teens, poor decision-makers, fashionable dames ... there’s a fictional vamp to suck it up for... More >>

  • Normal Work

    published September 5, 2013

    Long before Cindy Sherman, that gender-bending, class-blurring, social-hierarchy smashing doyenne of dress-up photography, there was Hannah... More >>

  • Beauty Lingers

    published August 29, 2013

    If you’ve ever driven that stretch of Interstate 35 just south of Dallas and been floored that the miles of green pastures and wooded areas... More >>

  • Fangs For The Memories

    published October 10, 2013

    As the spookiest of seasons creeps up on us, it’s time for entertainment that warms the black heart of your inner goth. But this year,... More >>

  • Furnishing a Better Future

    published October 10, 2013

    The things that make a house a home include love, warmth and surroundings that give you comfort. You don’t technically need anything more... More >>

  • Pucker Up for Porter

    published September 5, 2013

    Talk about bang for your buck: Where most theater treats you to one solid piece of play writing, Kiss Me Kate gives you layers of... More >>

  • Opening Up Art for All

    published October 3, 2013

    The benefits of immersing yourself in the arts are clear: It stimulates the imagination, bolsters critical thinking skills and has positive... More >>

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