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  • Ivory Billed Poets

    published December 11, 2014

    Did you know Dallas has a budding poetry scene? Yeah, we didn't either. A poet is like an ivory billed woodpecker -a rare beautiful thing. Which... More >>

  • Works of Heart

    published December 11, 2014

    Those talented employees at Dallas-based Fossil make some of the prettiest watches, and don't even get me started on my love for their purses. It... More >>

  • Nat Geo Presents the Holidays, Sort of

    published December 11, 2014

    Every year around Christmas, my mother would dust off a VHS tape of that Rudolph TV special. It's one of those television relics that still seems... More >>

  • Growing Up Ain't Easy

    published December 11, 2014

    As an English major at SMU, one of my favorite moments was when I learned the word “Bildungsroman.” It was guttural, sounded slightly... More >>

  • Let Them Eat Cupcakes!

    published December 11, 2014

    Art's never been so delicious. At 5 p.m. Sunday, RO2 Art presents artist Chelsey Antoinette's work in – of all places – a cupcake... More >>

  • Gender Bending Holidays

    published December 11, 2014

    If you can rely on Uptown Players for one thing, it's their ability to keep the audiences entertained. From musicals to serious plays, they pack... More >>

  • Radio Craze

    published December 4, 2014

    If you're not listening to the hit podcast Serial, chances are you know someone who is and won't shut up about it. If you're a friend of mine, I'm... More >>

  • Before the Parade Passes By

    published December 4, 2014

    As a child nothing was more exciting on Thanksgiving morning than to rush to the television and watch the floats and balloons march through the... More >>

  • Downtown Lights Up

    published December 4, 2014

    Klyde Warren Park, that lovely little downtown green space lights up this weekend in Christmas colors. The highly photographable tree will be lit... More >>

  • Art With a Heart

    published December 4, 2014

    If you think art gallery exhibitions are snooty affairs, challenge your preconceptions this weekend. The Stewpot Art Program presents its annual... More >>

  • Audacity Solo Salon

    published December 4, 2014

    Performances about performance art? Meta. This iteration of Audacity Solo Salon features Kris Noteboom, Adam A. Anderson and Brad McEntire, who... More >>

  • The Groundlings Gather

    published December 4, 2014

    The rambunctious young actors return to Wild Detectives with their iambic pentameter-spitting, high-energy free wheeling Shakespeare in the Bar. ... More >>

  • Fire Up the Organ

    published December 4, 2014

    If you've never seen the monstrous Lay Family Concert Organ, you're missing out. This week only, the Meyerson Symphony Center will fill with the... More >>

  • Covered

    published November 27, 2014

    Attention, Dallas. The following art show is happening for one night only. What this means is that Saturday will be your only chance to see this... More >>

  • The Great Picture Show

    published November 27, 2014

    It's a fair assessment that the internet has forever altered the way we interact with photography. Everyone takes photos now, thanks to our smart... More >>

  • Deep Ellum Wine Walk

    published November 20, 2014

    Get to know the Deep Ellum neighborhood a bit better, pick up a few things at the local shops and do it all while drinking a glass of wine. Buy a... More >>

  • There’s Something About Peter

    published November 20, 2014

    It would be difficult to dig up someone who doesn't like Peter Ligon's landscapes. Even if you’re not keen on landscape painting generally,... More >>

  • Music Nerds Start Book Club

    published November 20, 2014

    Most book clubs are about the wine, so why not skip the living room pretense and host it at the source? Off the Record kicks off its music-themed... More >>

  • Bonnie Friedman

    published November 20, 2014

    Bonnie Friedman will read selections from her newest book Surrendering Oz at The Wild Detectives Tuesday. Friedman is the author of Village Voice... More >>

  • Black Radical Imagination

    published November 13, 2014

    On the same weekend that the city hosts the Dallas Faces Race conference, the Dallas Museum of Art presents Black Radical Imagination, "a touring... More >>

  • Tour the Beck House

    published November 13, 2014

    " Join us for a rare opportunity to experience one of Dallas’ most elegant architectural icons. Designed by Philip Johnson for Dallas... More >>

  • 4 & 3 & 2 & 1

    published November 13, 2014

    What started as two friends fooling around in a series of clever Youtube videos eventually grew into the hit Comedy Central show, Broad City.... More >>

  • From the North Pole to Fort Worth

    published November 13, 2014

    Some might argue that Will Ferrell is solely responsible to make the holiday film, Elf, a hit. But that didn't stop it from traveling to Broadway... More >>

  • Semantic Field

    published November 13, 2014

    In addition to language, humans have also developed symbols to communicate. From numbers to scientific data, these modern hieroglyphs inspire the... More >>

  • The Handsome Men of Caviar Club

    published November 6, 2014

    You, sir, look like you could use a fancy new pocketsquare. Or a bowtie. Look, if you’re going to reach your full potential as a dapper... More >>

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