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2007 Stories by Jennifer Medina

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  • Seven Days

    published December 27, 2007

    Kwanzaa has always freaked me out a little. It's hard to grasp the idea of a holiday that my parents predate. I mean, it's a good idea in theory,... More >>

  • Saint Pawn

    published December 20, 2007

    For a moment, let's just forget that whole Ten Commandments thing about creating false idols and whatnot. Besides, it seems as long as said idols... More >>

  • Bakery Bells

    published December 20, 2007

    Everyone knows about the jolly fat man who can fly around the planet in one night, breaking into houses and leaving mysterious gifts for all of... More >>

  • King Ralph

    published December 6, 2007

    'Tis the season to watch A Christmas Story over and over again. Even though you've always had to watch Ralphie and his friends... More >>

  • Cold, Cold Love

    published December 6, 2007

    Who says that fairy tales are only for kids? Just because there aren't talking mirrors, poisoned apples or pumpkin carriages steered by... More >>

  • Light It Up

    published December 6, 2007

    I'm a little bit out of the Hanukkah/Chanukah loop. The Holiday Armadillo taught me a little, as did Seth Cohen, but I blame my lack of Jewish... More >>

  • His Tre-ness

    published November 29, 2007

    Top Chef fans rejoice—you don't have to head down to Abacus to see Tre Wilcox in action. After watching him make... More >>

  • Shopping Stop-Off

    published November 22, 2007

    Black Friday. It's an inevitable, necessary evil we have to deal with every year—the crowds are insane, but the sales are enough to bring... More >>

  • Sweet Salvation

    published November 22, 2007

    It's quite possible that, aside from turducken, my favorite thing about the holiday season is the wonderfulness that is the Salvation Army... More >>

  • Soccer, Sushi-style

    published November 15, 2007

    I don't know how many times I'm going to have to tell you guys this, but soccer (or football if you're not from these parts) is where it's at, and... More >>

  • Cussin' Right at You

    published November 8, 2007

    Clive Cussler is one of those names that just about everyone is familiar with, whether or not you're a fan of his work. He has written a... More >>

  • Sweet Chile o' Yours

    published November 8, 2007

    Remember when Bobby Flay thought it would be a good idea to throw down with a Texas chili-maker on that show of his? Yes, we were disappointed as... More >>

  • Four-legged Focal Points

    published October 25, 2007

    Would you rather be a dog, a rat or a weasel? Watch what you pick, because in Raychael Stine's work, you could be the strong protagonist, a sweet... More >>

  • Symphonic Spells

    published October 25, 2007

    Sadly, I'm just a muggle, but then again, so are you. We have no magical powers, no Quidditch, and certainly no house elves to do all of our... More >>

  • Mind the Protocols

    published October 25, 2007

    Conspiracy theorists take note: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, everyone's favorite literary hoax that tells of the Jewish/Masonic... More >>

  • Bird's-Eye View

    published October 11, 2007

    NorthPark can be a confusing place sometimes. It's a mall, but it's not called a mall––it's a center. I know that sounds a little... More >>

  • Chin Up for Charity

    published October 11, 2007

    I have found myself in a bit of a conundrum. I loathe Jay Leno. I don't just dislike the man, I downright detest him. Him and that chin of... More >>

  • Blast Off

    published October 4, 2007

    Fifty years ago the Russians showed the world that they beat us into space, and damned if we didn't resent it. Sure, we landed on the moon first... More >>

  • Blast Off

    published October 4, 2007

    Fifty years ago the Russians showed the world that they beat us into space, and damned if we didn't resent it. Sure, we landed on the moon first... More >>

  • Blast Off

    published October 4, 2007

    Fifty years ago the Russians showed the world that they beat us into space, and damned if we didn't resent it. Sure, we landed on the moon first... More >>

  • Just Fudge It

    published September 27, 2007

    You'd think it'd be hard growing up with a nickname like Fudge, but it'd be even more unfortunate to grow up with Fudge as a little brother. Long... More >>

  • Moon Shot

    published September 20, 2007

    Somewhere along the road, dysfunctional families became normal. June and Ward Cleaver were replaced by Peg and Al Bundy and all hell broke lose.... More >>

  • Color Us Happy

    published September 13, 2007

    Everyone loves a good coloring book. Whether you're a classic Crayola eight-pack fan or you carry the briefcase of millions of colors, if you... More >>

  • Winging It

    published September 13, 2007

    I've seen exactly one live butterfly in the past few years. Seeing a Giant Swallowtail was a rare sight—living in East Dallas,... More >>

  • Hoop It Up

    published September 6, 2007

    With only five home games left in the regular season, don't you think it's time you showed a little support to the most underappreciated... More >>

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