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2009 Stories by Jennifer Elaine Davis

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  • Wave Goodbye, Wade

    published December 31, 2009

    There are a lot of reasons you're going to want to make the trek to Jerry World when the Dallas Cowboys take on the Philadelphia... More >>

  • TB Blues

    published December 24, 2009

    Fanny Brawne is a heroine you expect to find in a Jane Austen novel; a woman with a penchant for poncey poets, chaste passion and Regency-era... More >>

  • Try Some Subtitles With Your Drama

    published December 17, 2009

    While everyone else is taking in saccharine Christmas tales and catching their fourth viewing of that Twilight movie, might I suggest... More >>

  • Great, Danes!

    published December 3, 2009

    Lars von Trier has a heavy cross to bear these days. Not only is he responsible for the 50 minutes I spent watching Antichrist that I will... More >>

  • It's A Conspiracy!

    published December 3, 2009

    The day job occasionally requires me to spend some time in jail. For research purposes only, I assure you. Anyway, you learn lots of interesting... More >>

  • Peace On Earth and Blah-Blah-Blah

    published December 3, 2009

    The Christmas season is barely underway, and already the television lineup looks like Hallmark exploded all over it. There are dogs named... More >>

  • The First Funny Lady

    published November 26, 2009

    When we talk about the pioneers of television programming, there are certain people that immediately spring to mind. Most of us think of Lucille... More >>

  • Best Weekend Ever

    published November 19, 2009

    The so-called "hiatus" of VH1's Best Week Ever left a hole in my heart the size of the pothole that I slammed into on Skillman last night.... More >>

  • Spreading the Word

    published November 5, 2009

    The Internet turned 40 on October 29. Video games have been a mainstay in people's homes for around 30 years and have become an all-encompassing... More >>

  • Play Dead

    published November 5, 2009

    The true beauty of the slasher film is the polarizing nature of the genre. People either have their tickets for every adolescent-studded,... More >>

  • Footie Film

    published October 29, 2009

    Watching a soccer match for me is a lot like watching Apocalypse Now. In theory, I like both of those things. Show me a documentary about... More >>

  • Cinema of the City

    published October 29, 2009

    Woody Allen has a muse whose influence surfaces in nearly every film he has ever made. It's not Diane Keaton or Scarlett Johansson--even they take... More >>

  • He Will Be Your Hero

    published October 22, 2009

    As a society, we sometimes forget what the word "hero" really means. The dictionary says it's a person who has an admirable quality such as great... More >>

  • Johnny 2.0

    published October 22, 2009

    Only two celebrity deaths have really affected me on a personal level. The first was John Lennon: I'm not sure I even realized who he was at that... More >>

  • Beerfest Champions

    published October 15, 2009

    The number of ways that comedy can be packaged is mind-blowing when you think about it. There's sketch comedy, improv, stand-up, sitcom, Glenn... More >>

  • Hey, That's My City!

    published October 15, 2009

    A couple of weeks ago, my commute home from work was totally slowed down by Billy Zane and what appeared to be a film shoot. In New York and Los... More >>

  • Keep Clapping

    published October 1, 2009

    With very few exceptions (including The Jonas Brothers, Vanilla Ice and speed metal) I will pretty much go to any live show. To me, a good concert... More >>

  • State Fry of Texas

    published September 24, 2009

    Fried butter seems to be weighing heavily on the minds of all of my Facebook friends. Ever since the State Fair of Texas announced their annual... More >>

  • Viral Comic

    published September 24, 2009

    The Internet has brought us so many good things since it became widely available in the 1990s. News is available as it happens. Online learning... More >>

  • Ifill Towers

    published September 24, 2009

    Of all the vocations in the world, few present as ambiguous a career outlook as journalism. What does journalism even mean anymore? Is it about... More >>

  • Art Major, Biology Minor

    published September 17, 2009

    George Fowler is a sculptor whose work toes the line between being incredibly ecological in nature and being kind of creepy. I don't mean... More >>

  • Filming Art

    published September 17, 2009

    Certainly, the argument can be made that film, by definition, is art. I think that anyone who has seen a Michael Bay movie might dispute that... More >>

  • Beaut Of A Uke

    published September 10, 2009

    The laws of supply and demand should be more carefully adhered to when you're trying to decide what musical instrument to play. Sure, piano is a... More >>

  • Batter Up

    published September 10, 2009

    A couple of weeks ago, I was working at the day job and something occurred to me. I wanted to leave. And not just to go home--I wanted to leave my... More >>

  • Playhouse Builder

    published September 3, 2009

    In the history of children's television, no show will ever be as smart, funny and visually stimulating as Pee-wee's Playhouse. I catch... More >>

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