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2012 Stories by Jennifer Medina

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  • Those Aren't Headlights; It's Santa!

    published December 20, 2012

    Do you know of some crazy person who covered their house in more than two million twinkling Christmas lights this year? If so, tell us so we can... More >>

  • Deck The Halls In Spray Paint

    published December 6, 2012

    Oak Cliff artist Chris Bingham is a favorite around these parts, and it’s easy to see why. In his newest show, Art in Motion:... More >>

  • Oh Design Wizard, It’s Nap Time

    published December 20, 2012

    Once upon a time, we were all architects. Our first toys, blocks, opened up a world of design to us, with all of their shapes, colors and... More >>

  • Your Vinyl Toy Chop Shop

    published December 27, 2012

    If your favorite toys are really expensive, uniquely designed, rarely human, made of vinyl and one-of-a-kind, then chances are you’ve spent... More >>

  • But Will There Be An Aluminum Pole?

    published December 27, 2012

    Did you have a rough 2012? Are you ready to kick over old traditions? Do you think turkeys taste better when nested with chickens and ducks? Well,... More >>

  • A Wink Back to Burlesque's Roots

    published December 27, 2012

    Burlesque has recently made one hell of a comeback, and with all of its innovations and evolutions, it’s easy to forget the art form’s... More >>

  • The Boys In Blue

    published December 27, 2012

    Blue Man Group owes a lot to Peyo and his beloved Schtroumpfs, better known to us Americans as Smurfs. Without Papa, Brainy, Jokey and the whole... More >>

  • Please, Don't Shoot Your Eye Out

    published December 20, 2012

    Filled with the same family traditions year after year, we know every holiday season comes with its highs and lows, and, sadly, they often... More >>

  • Where's The Ghost of Christmas Presents?

    published November 22, 2012

    ’Tis the season for all of the yuletide staples to make an appearance, and at the top of that list, right next to Santa Claus and those... More >>

  • Pirouettes And Zydeco

    published December 20, 2012

    If Tchaikovsky had spent time in New Orleans, then The Nutcracker as we know it may have been a bit different, but since he was a white guy from... More >>

  • In Australia, Kangaroo Murders Go Counterclockwise

    published December 13, 2012

    Our perception of Australia cinema would undoubtedly be much different if Ted Kotcheff’s film Wake in Fright (previously known... More >>

  • A Less-Dark Knight

    published December 13, 2012

    For the parents who shied away from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy for fear that it was a bit too, uh, dark for the... More >>

  • A Monster Made For Romance

    published November 29, 2012

    Adaptations can be funny things. Take, for example, Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella The... More >>

  • Make A New, Old Memory

    published December 6, 2012

    Remember when you were younger, sitting around the fireplace and listening to It’s a Wonderful Life on the radio with your family... More >>

  • Suit Up, Santa

    published December 13, 2012

    We’ll find just about any reason to enter a good 5K around here. We do it for the exercise and for a good cause, and sometimes we just... More >>

  • Southern Fried Cirque

    published December 13, 2012

    Got a jones for super-bendy French Canadians? Fret not; you can now shop local for cirque performances right here in Big D, courtesy of Dallas... More >>

  • Your Little Friend Is Back

    published December 6, 2012

    Almost 30 years ago, Al Pacino had a little friend, Michelle Pfeiffer was a sexy cokehead who liked bad boys, and Steven Bauer had a full TV and... More >>

  • Bottle Up That Cheer

    published December 6, 2012

    Let us let you in on a little secret: Your friends and relatives are used to you showing up at holiday gatherings with a sixer of Miller Lite, and... More >>

  • Prepare To Be Shaken And Stirred

    published November 8, 2012

    In 1962, some of the finest folks in Dallas headed to the Texas Theatre (231 W. Jefferson Blvd.) to see Dr. No, the first film in the James... More >>

  • Feeding Creativity

    published November 29, 2012

    Around this time of year, people think about those less fortunate than themselves. The poor, homeless and hungry are put center stage as the... More >>

  • Just Wrap Up The Entire Wall? Thanks.

    published November 29, 2012

    Everyone thinks that art openings are where it’s at, but if you missed the welcome reception for White Space’s Bright Black... More >>

  • A Piece Of Her Mind

    published November 22, 2012

    Sure, it’ll take five years to accomplish, but when all is said and done, the complete works of William Shakespeare will all have been... More >>

  • Chill Me. Thrill Me. Fulfill Me.

    published November 22, 2012

    Do you remember when you lost your virginity? Not that one, silly; we're talking about your Rocky Horror Picture Show virginity. For... More >>

  • Trotting Toward Tryptophan

    published November 22, 2012

    While Mom’s at home slaving away, preparing the awesomeness that will be this year’s Thanksgiving feast, we’ve got a surefire... More >>

  • Drop Your Car Over The Cliff

    published November 15, 2012

    If it’s been a while since you’ve crossed the Trinity to celebrate the awesomeness that is the Oak Cliff, now’s your chance,... More >>

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