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2008 Stories by Jennifer Elaine Davis

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  • Frozen In Time

    published December 25, 2008

    The things I remember most about the Christmases spent with my family while growing up don't really include the gifts. Though the latest in... More >>

  • Eight Lights

    published December 18, 2008

    In the town where I grew up, there were three Jewish families. Most of the kids in my elementary school were absolutely fascinated by the lone... More >>

  • Home Field Advantage

    published December 18, 2008

    It's been a rough season on my football psyche. It started with so much hope and swagger. In the days leading up to the start of the season, my... More >>

  • Character Actor

    published December 11, 2008

    Tracy Morgan is a complex character, a comedian who seems to exist somewhat seamlessly with his alter ego, 30 Rock's Tracy Jordan.... More >>

  • Yule Be Swell

    published December 4, 2008

    Blue Yule might be a super-apt description for Christmas this year, given the financial dire straits many of us are finding... More >>

  • Gender On A Bun

    published November 27, 2008

    Not since the days of the Equal Rights Amendment has there been so much to say about gender. The political bids by Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin... More >>

  • Street Life

    published November 20, 2008

    Landscape or cityscape art frequently falls into the trap of being a little too postcard friendly. I can admit to seeing more than one gallery... More >>

  • We'd Rather

    published November 20, 2008

    Dan Rather is a cultural icon--a man whose voice takes us back to the golden age of television news when it took more than a good head of... More >>

  • Market Value

    published November 13, 2008

    The first thing that strikes me about the artist behind Super Market is that he was born in 1985. In 1985, I was angling for a Spuds... More >>

  • Hot Mouth

    published November 6, 2008

    When the weather turns cold, there is nothing better than coming home from work to a Crock-Pot full of hot chili. It's part of the reason I look... More >>

  • Mountain Goats, Kaki King

    published October 30, 2008

    More often than not, going to a show is about experiencing how a band sounds outside the trappings of a studio—and maybe hearing a couple... More >>

  • Kiddie Socialism

    published October 30, 2008

    Has there ever been a better time to embrace the story of a dashing vigilante who sweeps in and evens the score for the downtrodden? Actually,... More >>

  • Happy Birthday, Big Boy

    published October 30, 2008

    What do you buy a white rhinoceros for his birthday? They don't really have a sweet tooth--they spend most of their time eating grass--so treats... More >>

  • Destination Anywhere

    published October 16, 2008

    Art has a number of functions, both on a societal level and an individual level. It makes us think about space and color and form. It helps us... More >>

  • Wilde Thing

    published October 16, 2008

    Oscar Wilde is certainly one of the most celebrated personalities in all of literature. He's credited with inspiring legions of glam rockers... More >>

  • Good Night, Ladies!

    published October 16, 2008

    If there were ever a movie that should be adapted into a Broadway play, it's Thelma and Louise. Think about it: The Dixie Chicks could... More >>

  • Better Be Good To Her

    published October 16, 2008

    One of my earliest childhood memories involves being left with a babysitter so that my parents could go see a Tina Turner concert. My... More >>

  • Rockin' Tut

    published October 9, 2008

    The timing of the much-lauded Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibit could not be better for the Dallas art scene as... More >>

  • Holding Out For A Hero

    published October 2, 2008

    Heroism is a complex phenomenon these days, when even those that we look up to the most are bound to have a few skeletons in their closets. The... More >>

  • To the Streets, Huh?

    published October 2, 2008

    When he's not posing for pictures in turtlenecks and convincing photographers to use their mastery of Photoshop to make his blue eyes seem even... More >>

  • Total T.O.

    published September 25, 2008

    I love me some Terrell Owens. Hiding behind a set of diamond earrings that would make Elizabeth Taylor gnash her teeth in jealousy is a... More >>

  • ...But the Kitchen Sink

    published September 25, 2008

    A vaudeville act with a laser light show is kind of like a covered wagon with a hybrid engine; it's anachronistic, paradoxical and probably not... More >>

  • Lab Rats

    published September 18, 2008

    Dallas is experiencing something of a renaissance in the arts, partially due to an upswing in the local gallery scene. The influx of galleries... More >>

  • Russian On In

    published September 11, 2008

    Russian film is not known for its snappy dialogue and witty banter. It seems to be more about the visual aspects of storytelling. Though I'm more... More >>

  • Fancy Fiddle

    published September 4, 2008

    For the cultural elite in Dallas, there are few things more exciting than a gala. Not content to go to a simple party or gathering, the local... More >>

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