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2014 Stories by Jennifer Davis-lamm

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  • Primping with Perks

    published September 18, 2014

    Has there ever been a better time to just go ahead and treat yourself? I mean, first of all, getting a manicure in a bar is a thing now. Whoever... More >>

  • Here Come the Birthday Spankings!

    published September 4, 2014

    What do you get for the Symphony Center that has everything? It’s tough—not like a gift card will suffice for such a cultured and... More >>

  • Oh, the Stories She'll Tell

    published September 4, 2014

    Having a personal insight into American history is something so few people can really boast. You may have been a part of a historic gathering in... More >>

  • Really Big Dinos

    published April 10, 2014

    A few weeks ago, a lone scientist calculated that civilization as we know it is a mere 15 or so years from implosion. Thanks to our... More >>

  • Candy Barr’s Last Dance

    published August 7, 2014

    You could say a lot of things about Miss Candy Barr, but accusing her of leading a boring life is not something you could get away with. The... More >>

  • But He's Got Candy, Mom

    published August 14, 2014

    Remember when stranger danger was a thing? You know--when approached by someone you didn’t know, you were supposed to book it after-school... More >>

  • What a Drag It Is

    published August 28, 2014

    In 1994, a flamboyant little film out of Australia made serious waves in world cinema with a heartfelt and fabulous story of two drag queens and a... More >>

  • Hitch Up

    published August 28, 2014

    In 1929, rumors began to swirl that the first talking picture in Great Britain was being made, though it’s not clear anyone actually... More >>

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    published August 7, 2014

    There was always a group of girls in the back of the school bus that sat together and sang Broadway tunes. They got all emotive and rolled through... More >>

  • Chill the Dumpster?

    published August 21, 2014

    As a species, we’ve made a lot of adaptations so we can deal with summer. Take the sno-cone, for example, and cut-off shorts and... More >>

  • Some Years Are Better Than Others

    published August 21, 2014

    1961 was a great year for wine. 1983 saw major advances in medical science, including the discovery of the AIDS virus. And 2013—well, it was... More >>

  • Wait, That's Not the Real Hound Dog

    published August 14, 2014

    Elvis Presley, God love him, was a man of excess. He was a glam rocker before glam rock — sporting eye shadow and plowing through mass... More >>

  • Broken, The Musical

    published July 31, 2014

    The statistics are stunning: according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, almost 240,000 Americans age 12 and older are sexually... More >>

  • Spirited Away

    published August 14, 2014

    For anyone who laments the lack of role models for little girls in film, Hayao Miyazaki is your go-to moviemaker. His ten-year-old heroine Chihiro... More >>

  • Summer at the Aboretum

    published July 3, 2014

    Hankering to get out of Dallas, but bound to this slice of sunbaked, heat-stroked geography for the foreseeable future? It can seem dire; days on... More >>

  • Cabernet & Cabaret

    published July 31, 2014

    In need of a holiday? Lucky you—because, as the old song goes, life is a cabaret, old chum--and nothing will take you away faster than a... More >>

  • How Gardens Grow

    published July 24, 2014

    Nestled among the quirk of Little Forest Hills, in the middle of a church parking lot, thrives a little garden, somewhat improbably, just above... More >>

  • Don’t Turn into a Pumpkin

    published July 17, 2014

    The stroke of midnight brings different feelings depending on your age. For kids, it’s a thing of wonder—a magical hour that we get... More >>

  • Calling All Neighborhood Hepcats

    published July 10, 2014

    If you’ve ever been in a band, you know how difficult it is to manage all the disparate talents involved and make them sound like one... More >>

  • It's Time to Get FIT

    published July 10, 2014

    Find a theater company without a theater to call its own is sort of like searching for a bathroom close to your departing gate in an airport... More >>

  • I’m (Moving on/Alright)

    published June 26, 2014

    In art, different mediums have the capacity for different stories. Canvas conveys swaths of colors, sculpture evokes angles, mixed media gives us... More >>

  • Old Fashioned Fourth

    published July 3, 2014

    So few days each year are designated for real family time that it would be a waste to spend Independence Day on your dang smartphone. You’ve... More >>

  • Party People in the House

    published June 19, 2014

    There was once a time when a movie about Michael Jordan joining up with a basketball team comprised of Looney Tunes characters could earn a... More >>

  • Writing's On the Wall

    published June 19, 2014

    With a Friday the 13th freshly tucked under our belts and Mercury spending some serious time in retrograde this month, it’s easy to feel... More >>

  • Image Inhibitions

    published May 8, 2014

    Have you heard about this thigh gap thing? Apparently, now — in addition to needing a shapely butt, toned abs, a perfect pout and perky... More >>

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