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2014 Stories by Jennifer Davis-lamm

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  • 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 Out...in 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 >>

  • 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 >>

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