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2013 Stories by Jennifer Davis-lamm

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  • 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 >>

  • Shopping Through the Skyline

    published August 15, 2013

    Our city’s skyline is modest by big city standards — a concentrated cluster, for sure, but it packs an iconic punch. There’s no... More >>

  • Another Example of Stunted Adolescence

    published September 19, 2013

    The story of Peter Pan is the literary gift that keeps giving. Over 100 years after J.M. Barrie’s masterpiece was first published,... More >>

  • Smashing Plates, Scarfing Grub

    published September 26, 2013

    Oh, Greece. As the birthplace of Western culture, you have a lot to answer for: Reality television is on you. So is Miley Cyrus, TMZ and every... More >>

  • The Greatest Show In Irving

    published August 29, 2013

    The circus left town a few weeks ago and you’re still whistling “Entrance of the Gladiators.” Maybe you’re thinking about... More >>

  • Book It To The Brewery

    published September 26, 2013

    The single biggest predictor of a child’s academic success is their exposure to reading at an early age. The single biggest predictor of a... More >>

  • The King of Chair Dancing Returns

    published September 19, 2013

    The job of a comedian is to take an event, a philosophy, an everyday experience, and explain it in a way that underscores both the hilarity and... More >>

  • Watch for Falling Sandbags

    published September 19, 2013

    It’s not often you get the feeling of being lighter than air, particularly when your feet are planted firmly on the ground. Often,... More >>

  • Your Beer Sucks? Try This.

    published September 12, 2013

    You bought one of those home kits a couple months ago thinking maybe your special brew would be your ticket to total beer-industry domination. The... More >>

  • Un Embrazo for Latin America’s Art

    published September 12, 2013

    There’s an infamous tale in the world of modern art about “The Jungle,” a spectacular modernist piece by Cuban artist Wifredo... More >>

  • Pop Your Cork

    published September 12, 2013

    There’s an old saying about how a day without wine could have been better. It’s true — there isn’t much that a glass of... More >>

  • Poor Old Ben

    published September 12, 2013

    When Ben Affleck was outed as the new Batman, people banded together to pollute newsfeeds with Important Fury. And wow — poor Ben. He... More >>

  • Playtime For A Different Kind Of Vinyl Fan

    published September 12, 2013

    Is your vinyl collection more Munny than Mudhoney, more Kid Robot than Kid A? Do you relish the thought of tearing through generic boxes (and your... More >>

  • Anime Overload

    published August 29, 2013

    Many moons ago, my friends and I — having long since burned through all of the Studio Ghibli offerings—found an ad on the back of a... More >>

  • Patio Sessions Bring Local Music Back to Sammons Park, So Let Your Kid Scream. No One Will Hear.

    published Sep 05, 2013

    Biology dictates that small children, particularly those ages 2 to 4, are just not good people. They can be sweet, sure, but they deploy that only strategically and in private. In public, there are fi... More >>

  • The Permanence of Hot-Button Issues

    published August 8, 2013

    If I told you that there was a play that captured a cultural zeitgeist so perfectly, that it keenly married issues of sexuality, immigration and... More >>

  • Taking Wing to Fight Cancer

    published August 22, 2013

    Maybe bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens aren’t your bag, but you totally get what that Von Trapp broad was on about: Surround... More >>

  • Be Aware of Breasts

    published August 22, 2013

    This ain’t your mother’s charity event. No ladies lunching or cakewalks here. Instead, expect a lotta leg, a ton of tassels and a glut... More >>

  • Bucking For A Fair Fix

    published August 15, 2013

    You know what sucks about the State Fair? OK, nothing. Nothing at all. Except that it doesn’t start for more than a month. But fortunately,... More >>

  • Wendy Ruins Everything

    published July 4, 2013

    You spent your whole childhood waiting to grow up: When 16 came, you could date and it would be simple and wonderful. And oh, hurry up 21, because... More >>

  • I Found Love In A Pint Glass

    published August 15, 2013

    They say that all you need is love. They sound pretty sure about that, and we have to hope it’s true — because Dallas residents will... More >>

  • Avoid The Bell Tower

    published August 8, 2013

    We take our chills when we can get them in the summer months: snow cones, the air-conditioned confines of we-don’t-even-care-where, and... More >>

  • Hip-Hop Right Up

    published August 1, 2013

    This isn’t your first go-round under the big top, so you probably think you know what to expect. Popcorn, peanuts, thrills, chills, etc.,... More >>

  • Admit That You’re A Dumpster Diver

    published August 8, 2013

    The Dumpster pool is perhaps the most brilliant of brilliant summer ingenuities. Co-opting a fire hydrant for a little cool-down action has... More >>

  • Dressed with a Tee

    published August 1, 2013

    If you don’t know what people mean when they say “dress for success,” you need to have lunch in downtown Dallas sometime. Sit on... More >>

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