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2008 Stories by Jennifer Medina

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  • Drive-Thru Xmas

    published December 25, 2008

    Living only a block away from the million-dollar homes on Swiss Avenue, I have to wonder who's been dropping the ball lately. The Halloween... More >>

  • Christmas Curls

    published December 18, 2008

    At some point in time, every little girl gets the sinking suspicion that she was adopted. Who cares if she's the spitting image of her... More >>

  • Mad, Mad World

    published December 11, 2008

    Madeline has a special place in my heart. For the longest time I wasn't a fan of that little French girl with the cute blue coat and signature... More >>

  • Life On The (Tiny) Rails

    published November 27, 2008

    Newsflash: Trains are more than those big yellow and white things that dart you around town when you don't feel like driving--there's a history... More >>

  • Top Design

    published November 20, 2008

    A long overdue trip to IKEA can act as a reminder that there's a designer in everyone--if they can make a 200-square-foot space livable, just... More >>

  • Bearded Lady

    published November 13, 2008

    From what I recall, Sylvia was this chick who used to hang out at Trees, or at least that's the story David Garza liked to tell. We've all known... More >>

  • Fairy Tales Reborn

    published November 6, 2008

    Fairy tales seriously screwed us up--the amount of disappointment and cynicism in our lives is directly related to the amount of Mother Goose we... More >>

  • Making The Scene

    published October 30, 2008

    Anyone who knows anything about this country of ours knows that it's a fusion of different cultures, locations, ideals and lifestyles. It's... More >>

  • Haunts Ahead

    published October 16, 2008

    The days get shorter, the air colder, and the monsters come out to prey this time of year, so be on guard. Zombies, vampires, werewolves and Sarah... More >>

  • Blades of Glory

    published October 16, 2008

    Being a Top Chef fan in Dallas, you were forced to make a tough decision during Season 3. With two locals playing for top honors, you had... More >>

  • Nixon, the Composer

    published October 16, 2008

    There are few people out there who are as badass as Anthony Hopkins--excuse me, Sir Anthony Hopkins to us layfolk. Right now his... More >>

  • So Puckin' Cool

    published October 9, 2008

    There are two types of sports fans out there--the fair-weather fan and the die-hard (we'll put the bandwagon jumpers in that first category)--and... More >>

  • Pepin To Go

    published October 2, 2008

    Here's the scenario: You decide that you're hungry, so you round up your dining pals and try to figure out where to go, an exercise in futility... More >>

  • Art For Squares

    published September 18, 2008

    Despite the general preconception, quilting isn't just for little old ladies. It's a labor of love for anyone who attempts the craft--after two... More >>

  • Cultured Bites

    published September 11, 2008

    What do flip-flops, scoundrels, cheese and opera have in common? Beats the heck out of me, but The Dallas Opera has combined these things (along... More >>

  • Abba Zabba

    published September 4, 2008

    Chick flick and timely throwback to the sounds of dancing queens, the film version of Mamma Mia! opened to impressive box-office... More >>

  • Truckload of Candles

    published August 21, 2008

    Mark your calendars, because God's birthday is coming up, and it's time for a celebration. No, I'm not talking about Jesus' dad. Rumor has it he's... More >>

  • Up With People

    published July 3, 2008

    A self-proclaimed bibliophile, I'm a champion for the tangible text--eBooks are a cop-out and most book-to-film adaptations just plain blow. The... More >>

  • Playing With Numbers

    published July 31, 2008

    It seems like there's nothing original anymore. Case in point: Nine, the Tony Award-winning musical closing Irving Community... More >>

  • Clown Around

    published July 24, 2008

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has been around in some form since 1884. This was back when this country only had 38 states and... More >>

  • McConaugh-Art

    published June 26, 2008

    During a recent trip to Chicago, I spent an insanely excessive amount of time checking out new art. Whether it was one of the many galleries I... More >>

  • DQ Country

    published June 12, 2008

    Libby Mae Brown said it best in Waiting for Guffman when she said, "I'll always have a place at the DQ," and Catherine Grace Cline would... More >>

  • The Brunch Bunch

    published June 5, 2008

    One reason I don't want kids—having to get them ready every morning. I've seen the ordeal that parents go through every day, and my heart... More >>

  • Train I Ride

    published May 22, 2008

    When you think of "graffiti" and "trains," you probably imagine some subway station tagged to hell, but rail graffiti is a tradition that goes... More >>

  • The Jellicle Choice

    published May 22, 2008

    There's this cool cat I know--Byron. At least that's the name that the family uses daily--I'm not privy to his other two names, after all. He... More >>

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