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2013 Stories by Jennifer Davis-lamm

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  • Tale of Brave Ulysses

    published August 1, 2013

    This summer has been largely bereft of quality action flicks. We had our usual apocalyptic entries, the predictable superhero flicks, but nothing... More >>

  • The Bard on a Budget

    published July 25, 2013

    If you wanted to make this your summer of culture, to take advantage of all the art and theater and music that this city has to offer,... More >>

  • Carnies and Construction Sites

    published July 25, 2013

    The demise of the bookstore is a well-trodden topic, but it’s still a jarring reality. Few bookstores remain, corporate or independent, and... More >>

  • Lose Big so Others Win

    published July 18, 2013

    As much as we complain about Texas summers, we secretly love them. The sticky, hot nights bring their share of mosquitoes and stunning utility... More >>

  • Beer Sundaes: That’s Why You Grew Up

    published July 18, 2013

    You probably know this, but beer is, like, a thing right now. Of course, beer’s never really not been a thing — but there was a time... More >>

  • “Whoa, Rufus!”

    published July 11, 2013

    Despite the blockbusters and cult favorites, Bill and Ted will always be your preferred Keanu Reeves film. It’s the one that had you... More >>

  • Behold: Fashion's Future

    published July 11, 2013

    There was a time, lovelies, when a fashion show was just that: a show of fashion. There were folding chairs, grindy music of the techno variety,... More >>

  • Changing of the Color Guard

    published July 11, 2013

    You are over summer fashion. The maxi skirt trend is responsible for two recent face-plants; the white jeans Dallas ladies seem to relish are a... More >>

  • Find a Best Friend

    published June 27, 2013

    Things have been a little too quiet lately. It’s been years since you felt the excitement of coming home to couch cushions thrown asunder... More >>

  • Dirk and Pals Swing

    published June 27, 2013

    We’re heading into that particular stretch of summer when the baseball season starts to flag a little for even us diehards. We love our... More >>

  • Nice Work With That Wild Style, Jeremy

    published June 20, 2013

    You spent your summer vacations shotgunning Capri Suns and watching CHiPs marathons. Maybe you got sent to vacation Bible school for a week... More >>

  • Playing Rough

    published June 6, 2013

    Oh, allegory is the most useful of linguistic tools, keeping us from living in a world of painfully concrete Brady Bunch-esque revelations that... More >>

  • Hot Art Child in the City

    published June 20, 2013

    Doesn’t the summer give you fits of country-life longing? When the concrete radiates the heat right through your soul (and your soles) and... More >>

  • Blazing Saddles

    published June 13, 2013

    Rodeo season has galloped into North Texas, bringing sweaty bandanas, sturdy cowboys and rope tricks that punctuate the summer air with dusty red... More >>

  • A Night of Nostalgia

    published June 13, 2013

    In the case of burlesque, you may not think that venue is all that important. Professional movers and shakers could tease and reveal just about... More >>

  • He Sure Can Talk

    published May 30, 2013

    In the modern world, if it’s not photographed, filmed or Facebooked, it barely exists. But in ancient times, important histories were passed... More >>

  • Caber? I Barely Know ’er!

    published April 18, 2013

    You might buy into Scarborough Renaissance Festival’s reputation as a haven for cat ladies, polyamorous-leaning couples and corset... More >>

  • A Royal Nag

    published May 23, 2013

    There was a time when being a royal male meant more than helping to camouflage a baby bump or dodging zoom lenses on exotic Grecian islands. Not... More >>

  • It’s Drag-Queen Hot Out

    published May 23, 2013

    As our calendars creep closer and closer to summer in North Texas, it’s time to adjust our activities accordingly. The outside becomes a... More >>

  • Then We’ll Have A Slumber Party!

    published May 16, 2013

    Listen, sister. Underneath that Jezebel-browsin’, beer-swillin’, takin’-care-of-business exterior lies a girl who once wore... More >>

  • There's a World Going On Underground

    published May 16, 2013

    Trying to get your arts fix is kinda like squeezing out paints on a palette. Your visual arts are the blue and your music is the red ... and dang,... More >>

  • Swiss Don’t-Miss

    published May 9, 2013

    Right smack between the meandering grittiness of Gaston Avenue and the struggling gentrification of Live Oak Street lies the upper-crust enclave... More >>

  • But Is Any of it Painted by Monkeys?

    published May 9, 2013

    Your kids tell you that Mother’s Day is all about you, but they lie. If that were true, you would spend the afternoon going wild with... More >>

  • Oz: Defying Gravity And Franco

    published April 25, 2013

    You know what people never get tired of? Oz. I mean the Land of, not that show best known for its portrayals of prison rape. Case in point: This... More >>

  • Grease: Proof That Boys Hate Virgins

    published May 2, 2013

    Grease isn’t just a film (or a Broadway production, or a soundtrack) — it’s a rite of passage for us girls. Where so many teen... More >>

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