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2015 Stories by Jennifer Davis-lamm

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  • Dance Your Life Away

    published March 19, 2015

    “The Red Shoes” is the singularly most messed-up fairy tale in Hans Christian Andersen’s oeuvre; reading it as a 5-year-old is a... More >>

  • Artist Loris Gréaud Has a Present for You

    published March 12, 2015

    Loris Gréaud’s new exhibition at the Dallas Contemporary (161 Glass St.) will largely be a surprise. There are whispers that The... More >>

  • Pair This With Your Green Beer

    published March 12, 2015

    It’s the time of year when we curl up under a blanket, get out our flashlights, and tell terrifying tales of drunken revelers puking on our... More >>

  • The Legs On the Movie Star!

    published February 12, 2015

    Mining 1960s television for camp is in no way a difficult task. Think of the possibilities: a drag version of Bewitched, with the most splendid... More >>

  • Skip to the Loop, My Darlin'

    published March 5, 2015

    It’s springtime in Dallas, a time of year heralded by the omnipresent specter of Pete Delkus, a rash of patio brunching, and the annual Out... More >>

  • That's a Load of...

    published February 26, 2015

    The last time the British imported a satirical examination of the workplace, we were all smitten by Pam and Jim and the clueless Michael Scott.... More >>

  • Don't Spill Your Green Beer

    published March 12, 2015

    This Saturday you’ll see green everywhere: in your pint of warm beer, on your bar tab, being flung from parade floats in the form of plastic... More >>

  • The Dark Heart of Dixie

    published February 19, 2015

    A classic and searing Nina Simone song from 1964 summed up the civil rights struggles in the Deep South pretty succinctly: “Alabama's got me... More >>

  • So Glad to See You, Dali

    published February 19, 2015

    References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot is a play that’s every bit as surreal as its title would have you believe: Melting clocks are in... More >>

  • Not For the Birds

    published March 5, 2015

    Comparisons with Office Space are inevitable, but Buzzard lacks the romanticism of Mike Judge's comedy classic about sticking it to the man. ... More >>

  • School's Out For ... Spring Break

    published March 5, 2015

    For kids, spring break is a time of possibility: a week respite from the drudgery of homework and bedtime routines. It's a rallying cry for those... More >>

  • Fun With Fractals

    published March 5, 2015

    I had my first “aha” moment in math class when I made a realization about the relationship between parts and wholes. Suddenly the... More >>

  • At Last, Your Vote Counts

    published February 19, 2015

    Ever feel like your voice just isn’t being heard? Like in that last election when a bunch of cringe-inducing nutbags got elected to run all... More >>

  • BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE

    published February 26, 2015

    The point in our lives when we get the most exposure to great works of literature is the point in our lives when we least give a shit. In the high... More >>

  • LIKE TED TALKS, BUT MORE DALLAS

    published February 26, 2015

    What keeps Dallas alive and vital is not the giant retail centers, the towering glass office-buildings perched on freeway frontage, or the teeming... More >>

  • Uncle Vanya Gets a Makeover

    published February 5, 2015

    It’s been said by many a drama critic that the plays of Russian writer Anton Chekhov are more about what’s being said between the... More >>

  • Love Ain't Cheap

    published January 1, 2015

    Love Ain't Cheap Christmas has officially vacated store shelves, and that means the trappings of Valentine's Day have flown in and claimed their... More >>

  • The Man, the Myth, the Legend

    published January 22, 2015

    The legend of Stagger Lee goes like this: A man got so pissed off at his “business partner” for taking his cowboy hat that he shot and... More >>

  • All the Prettiest Songs

    published February 12, 2015

    While some of us prefer our tales of romance a little more ride-off-into-the-sunset-y, there’s no denying that the gold standard of love... More >>

  • Lives of Party

    published January 8, 2015

    It's not music or beer that makes a great party — that's 97 percent of it, tops — but the variety of people assembled under one roof.... More >>

  • Plus, You Can Eat on Them

    published January 8, 2015

    So many things happen at the dining room table: Marriages are made and broken; families are dreamed of, then nourished; decisions are agonized... More >>

  • Soundtrack for a Sexy, Spanish Weekend

    published February 12, 2015

    Spain beats all other European destinations in the romantic flair category. Great Britain is hospitable and lovely, to be sure; Italy has... More >>

  • Goofy Old Boys

    published January 15, 2015

    The proverbial good old boys club is a pain in the ass, stymieing ladies in endeavors both personal and professional for eons now. It’s a... More >>

  • Horses!

    published January 22, 2015

    Cirque du Soleil is an amazing spectacle, to be sure, but it could use way more horses. Cirque co-founder Normand Latourelle thought that adding... More >>

  • To Meow or Not to Meow

    published January 29, 2015

    We humans have done some pretty amazing things in our time: We’ve built temples and walls and giant pyramids that seemingly defy engineering... More >>

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