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2012 Stories by Jennifer Medina

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  • Flying Monsters. You Mean Flight Attendants?

    published March 22, 2012

    The animated movie How to Train Your Dragon taught us that flying monsters can be pretty helpful and damn cute, just as long as we... More >>

  • Slather On The SPF4,000 And Go To The Nasher

    published May 10, 2012

    It seems almost kismet: the Nasher Sculpture Center (2001 Flora Street) has a new exhibition opening this weekend, and you have an art-loving mom.... More >>

  • They Say It's An Oral Fixation

    published April 12, 2012

    Remember field day? It was the only time you were allowed to roam around outdoors at school (outside of recess or fire drills) and it was the one... More >>

  • Taking the Shine Off Golden Boys

    published April 12, 2012

    What ever happened to Matt Damon and Ben Affleck? They grew up together, they won awards together, and, with their dating history, who knows what... More >>

  • Dispatches From DIFF: Don't Miss This Movie

    Dispatches From DIFF: Don't Miss This Movie

    published Apr 19, 2012

    Earlier this week I said Brooklyn Castle was probably the best film of the festival -- well, I may have to amend that statement. While still topping the documentary charts, another horse has pulled ah... More >>

  • Dispatches From DIFF: Reviews Of Yesterday's Picks

    Dispatches From DIFF: Reviews Of Yesterday's Picks

    published Apr 18, 2012

    So, we're halfway through DIFF. Surely by this point you have your favorite seat in each theater (no, I won't tell you mine, otherwise there will be a popcorn fight) and you've made friends with your ... More >>

  • Another Day, Another DIFF: <em>Observer</em> Reviews <em>Let Me Out</em> and <em>Maya</em>.

    Another Day, Another DIFF: Observer Reviews Let Me Out and Maya.

    published Apr 17, 2012

    Much as you'd like to catch all 160 titles at this year's DIFF, scheduling (and life) make it impossible, so you have to learn to pick, choose and hope you get awesome results. Leaning from Sunday's m... More >>

  • The <em>Observer</em> Reviews DIFF: <em>Brooklyn Castle</em>, <em>Bindlestiffs</em> and More.

    The Observer Reviews DIFF: Brooklyn Castle, Bindlestiffs and More.

    published Apr 16, 2012

    We love film here at the Observer, so this year we dispatched our finest stringers to chronicle what they've seen and guide you through the Dallas International Film Festival. Touch base for daily rev... More >>

  • Agatha Christie Wouldn't Take No Catfishing

    published March 1, 2012

    If Agatha Christie was alive today, her characters would likely fall prey to, or spend all of their time investigating, Catfish-like... More >>

  • Support Kids, Hate Cancer and Gawk At Cheerleaders

    published March 15, 2012

    Milliner Nick Smith is, literally, a man of many hats. The British designer has dabbled in many fields, taking the stage as an author, musician,... More >>

  • Angel Baby

    published February 9, 2012

    This time a year ago we were directing you to the Echo Theatre production of The Executioner’s Sons, the first winner of the Big... More >>

  • Life Lessons from Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) and Maira Kalman

    Life Lessons from Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) and Maira Kalman

    published Jan 30, 2012

    Few things are important enough to make me brave the DMA during prime Gaultier hours, but an Arts & Letters Live BooksmART appearance by Author Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket of A Series of Unf... More >>

  • Get Animated with Anime

    published January 19, 2012

    We spent our youths enjoying screen classics from studios like Disney and (for the later generation) Pixar, and though it was pretty... More >>

  • Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu!

    published January 12, 2012

    Not in calendric sync with the other big Asian New Year celebrations (Chinese New Year, Tết, etc.), Japanese New Year traditionally brings... More >>

  • Run on in Temple Run

    Run on in Temple Run

    published Jan 04, 2012

    Welcome to another edition of Geek-Offs, where you'll find the perfect distractions to help you muddle your way through hump day each week. It's a rare day when you see an app in the iTunes store tha... More >>

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