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2010 Stories by Jennifer Medina

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  • Gay Old Time Religion

    published December 30, 2010

    Leslie Jordan is, hands down, one of the most entertaining people out there--it's nearly impossible to witness a Jordan performance without... More >>

  • Kettle Claus Has Come To Town

    published December 23, 2010

    You swore it would be different this time. You've changed, really you have--or at least that's what you want your friends and family to think. Yet... More >>

  • Champagne Wishes and Camembert Dreams

    published December 16, 2010

    On a visit to Scardello's website, you'll be welcomed with a cheesy quote like, "Cheese is the biscuit of drunkards" (Grimod de La Reyniere), so... More >>

  • Modern Love

    published December 9, 2010

    However you cut it, Alexander Calder and his works are true awesomeness. Though he is recognized as the inventor of the mobile (as in, twirling... More >>

  • Big Tex's Stocking

    published December 2, 2010

    The best way to get people out for a holiday fair is to put Fletcher's corny dogs on the menu. As if you didn't get your fill in October, you can... More >>

  • Get Down to the Gritty City

    published November 25, 2010

    If the pretties of Cirque du Soleil were to find themselves on a street corner in New York, one of two things would happen: They'd get a smackdown... More >>

  • Trio

    published November 18, 2010

    Three is a magical number--good stuff always comes in threes (as do celebrity deaths, but that's beside the point). There's The Three... More >>

  • You Might Be a Bad Dad If...

    published November 11, 2010

    Parents do the darnedest things. Take Harpagon, for example. The titular character in Moliere's 1668 satirical comedy The Miser,... More >>

  • Coffee, Art or Haiti

    published November 4, 2010

    The Dallas-Haiti Project, a ten year old organization which focuses on humanitarian aid, education, health care, and emergency funding for poor... More >>

  • They're Gonna Get Ya

    published October 28, 2010

    So you think you're prepared for the pending zombie apocalypse? Hours of Left 4 Dead and lessons from screen geniuses like Simon Pegg and... More >>

  • Oh, Black Water

    published October 21, 2010

    Just so you know, Mexico and Asia have more in common than their brilliant uses of rice and peppers. Take, for instance, their art. While worlds... More >>

  • This is "Something Special"

    published October 14, 2010

    Uptown Players have always been a favorite in the local theater scene, and shows like those in their 2010 season are a perfect example of why.... More >>

  • Finally, Springer On Tour

    published October 7, 2010

    TV execs have known for decades that the real broadcast jackpot is the competition show. Sure, we as viewers got sucked into the vortex that was... More >>

  • Ever Gazed At Malldernist Art?

    published September 30, 2010

    Ask anyone in town and they're sure to tell you that NorthPark is more than just a mall. Yes, there are the obligatory high-end stores and the... More >>

  • Are You Curious, Grand Prairie?

    published September 23, 2010

    There are a few childhood characters that people should never outgrow, and Curious George is most likely at the top of that list. The mischievous... More >>

  • We Can Do It Without Him

    published September 16, 2010

    Pre-season seems to exist for two reasons: to give the sports junkies a quick fix, and to give everyone a taste of what to expect from a team.... More >>

  • Adaptation

    published September 9, 2010

    If you're getting tired of the old "dinner and a movie" routine, then Fort Worth's Stage West may have the perfect treat for you this weekend.... More >>

  • Rolling in Sheets...of Music

    published September 2, 2010

    Sure, we love critics, but we love our word of mouth even more, and rumor (interwebs and otherwise) says that Mark Campbell's Songs from an... More >>

  • Like No Other

    published August 19, 2010

    Every year The Dallas Opera puts together a summer-long shindig to prep everyone for its upcoming season. This year's Baritones & Beachballs will... More >>

  • Art Bar

    published August 12, 2010

    As if the Magnolia Theatre weren't art-house enough for you, it is also home to the Magnolia Bar Gallery, which constantly displays rotating... More >>

  • Friendly Competition

    published August 5, 2010

    Hot on the heels of the World Cup (surely you heard a little something about the biggest and best sporting competition in the world?), local fans... More >>

  • The Only One

    published July 29, 2010

    Generally speaking, my feelings about Melissa Etheridge lie somewhere between drinking a room temperature soda and being stuck watching a... More >>

  • If You Can't Stand The Fun...

    published July 22, 2010

    When your mom said not to play with your food, she certainly didn't see the future of Spanish cuisine coming. Taking the enjoyment of food to a... More >>

  • Art To Seed

    published July 15, 2010

    Art Conspiracy, i.e. everyone's favorite holiday splurge ("It's for a good cause," I rationalized after my fourth purchase last year), doesn't... More >>

  • Find Your Art

    published July 8, 2010

    If a variety of local art is what you crave, then Conduit Gallery should be in your Rolodex of galleries to frequent on a regular basis. Often... More >>

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