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2014 Stories by Jennifer Davis-lamm

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  • 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 >>

  • Here’s Looking at You, Kid

    published February 27, 2014

    Casablanca was an ordinary film by 1940s Hollywood standards — it wasn’t made to be a blockbuster, nor was it expected... More >>

  • The Princess Rules

    published February 13, 2014

    You tried so hard to keep those damn princesses out of your house: blanket Disney bans, female-empowerment board books, pretend lab coats instead... More >>

  • Still Under Godspell’s Spell

    published February 13, 2014

    If you had to do a thesis for graduation, you probably spent months and months on minutiae — manipulating data, shedding tears and mining... More >>

  • Dance from the Holy Land

    published February 27, 2014

    The true gift of the arts is that they inherently transcend language, even culture, and speak to each viewer or listener as though they share the... More >>

  • Let Peter Pan Give Your Kid Wings

    published February 20, 2014

    There’s a passage in J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan that says something about how stars are really only observers, that they... More >>

  • Love Among the Fishes

    published February 6, 2014

    It’s true: There are so, so many fish in the sea. But you’ve managed to get one on the line — a real keeper, it seems —... More >>

  • Be Creative for Your Valentine

    published February 13, 2014

    Avoid the restaurants like the plague on Valentine’s Day. Since the day itself falls on a Friday this year, it’ll be an unholy... More >>

  • Treatments for Consumption

    published January 16, 2014

    A day trip to Denton is in order. You haven’t really been back to appreciate all it has to offer in a while — you’ve got fond... More >>

  • Baring Hearts and Other Things

    published February 6, 2014

    The silly time of year when love goes to our heads is upon us. We exit football season, wipe the wing sauce off our mouths and then ante up for... More >>

  • Glow For It, You Freaky Aliens

    published January 30, 2014

    Nobody knows how to do camp anymore. Humor in modern film and TV is so wrapped up in irony that not a sliver of campiness can wedge in among all... More >>

  • Your Selfies Could Be Art

    published January 2, 2014

    Your Instagram account is chock-full of perfectly framed eye-candy, prompting mass “like”-age and plenty of comments about your... More >>

  • Tingly Spines

    published January 30, 2014

    If you’ve never seen an installment of Naked Girls Reading, you might have some preconceptions about what exactly is involved.... More >>

  • Lips Unzipped

    published January 23, 2014

    You can’t make this stuff up ... said no fiction writer, ever. Mostly because they are pretty sure they can. But despite the twisty plot... More >>

  • I Vote For SweatPants

    published January 23, 2014

    We’re at that dead part of the season where it’s not consistently sweater weather, but we can’t quite get away with spring stuff... More >>

  • A Legacy Told Through Dance

    published January 16, 2014

    When you look at the cultural fabric of Dallas, you see a fair amount of artistic trailblazing: the DMA, for example, taking museum/community... More >>

  • A Dream On Foot

    published January 16, 2014

    Oh, but who doesn’t love a parade? Especially the kind that brings a city together, lining streets from downtown to Fair Park with cheering... More >>

  • Like Rowing Crew For Lazy People

    published January 9, 2014

    If you’ve ever accidentally oared a buddy in the face, or rowed enthusiastically in circles until you figured out that coordinating your... More >>

  • Flow forth, Romance

    published January 9, 2014

    David Garrett looks like he should be emblazoned across one of your mom’s old romance novels, edging Fabio out with the dull end of a... More >>

  • Doin’ It For Themselves

    published January 9, 2014

    Buddy movies are so very “been there, done that,” right? Old cop, young cop. High-ranking cop, goofy patrol cop. You know the drill.... More >>

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