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2014 Stories by Jennifer Davis-lamm

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  • 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 >>

  • Four Seasons in One Play

    published May 29, 2014

    The Beach Boys get all the credit for expanding the horizons of pop music, and rightfully so, given their experimental and innovative sounds. But... More >>

  • The Kids Are All Right

    published June 12, 2014

    There’s a moment in everyone’s life when they realize that they are no longer in the “youth” demographic. It happens... More >>

  • Can You Dig It?

    published May 8, 2014

    Is it a good time to talk about race? It depends. Is it Thanksgiving dinner? Is Uncle Buddy rocking a fresh Confederate flag tattoo? Are you... More >>

  • Get Spanked

    published May 15, 2014

    Admit it. Your curiosity got the best of you last year, and you found yourself curled up with a really bad book, a book so very bad that it made... More >>

  • You May Go Outside Now

    published May 1, 2014

    Rarely is the appearance of May such a welcome thing in North Texas. It generally means the arrival of oppressive heat and car-murdering... More >>

  • Save Your Home Planet

    published April 24, 2014

    Whether you’re stocking up on rainwater in preparation for a climate apocalypse or denying global warming, you’ve got to admit —... More >>

  • All the World’s A Stage

    published April 17, 2014

    As our old pal Bill Shakespeare once said: “The play’s the thing.” He would know — the play certainly was his thing, thus... More >>

  • Shhh! Watching a Movie Here.

    published April 17, 2014

    Ever play the cinematic trope drinking game? That’s where you take a shot every time a Hollywood flick uses blunt editing to make a point,... More >>

  • The Princess Rules You

    published March 27, 2014

    In a perfect world, Disney on Ice would be some nefarious mobster plot to silence stupid Ariel and her anti-female-empowerment nonsense by sending... More >>

  • Don’t Look Under the Tutus

    published April 3, 2014

    Classical ballet can look pretty stern from the audience’s perspective. It’s all tightly pinned hair, feet that are ramrodded into... More >>

  • The Jollies of Broadway

    published March 27, 2014

    Broadway brings us many wonders: soaring story lines, uplifting anthems, dazzling sets. It’s also chock full of annoying little... More >>

  • Critic Picks

    published March 20, 2014

    Hollywood’s awards season is over, and instead of being stuck watching an already self-obsessed industry lavish honors upon itself, we can... More >>

  • Puck Up

    published March 6, 2014

    Shakespeare starts getting pounded into your head somewhere early in your high school experience, so much so that you begin to take it for... More >>

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