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Archives: 2014
  • It's Not the Heat. It's the Near Nudity.

    published July 24, 2014

    If you like Dallas burlesque, than you probably already know about La Divina Productions’ annual Hotter than Hell show. Before the... More >>

  • Hoochie Coochie on a Highwire

    published July 17, 2014

    Splits on silks; tits on tightropes; pasties on platforms. Burlesque and cirque are a match made in sexytime heaven. The circus arts already have... More >>

  • Look! This Sale Is on Fire!

    published July 17, 2014

    At the corner of Ross and Peak Avenues there is a furniture store with a permanent sign reading, “Everything Must Go.” The... More >>

  • Digest Dallas

    published July 10, 2014

    Every year tens of thousands of people show up to learn what Dallas tastes like. At least, that’s what the name of the event would seem to... More >>

  • Artistic Sportsmanship

    published July 3, 2014

    Even though many would consider soccer a form of art, it’s not often enough that sports and fine art come together in meaningful ways. But... More >>

  • When the Twilight Gleams, Head to Fair Park

    published July 3, 2014

    There’s something aggressively patriotic about fireworks over Fair Park. Maybe it’s the stunning art deco architecture or the... More >>

  • Stop, Hey What’s That Sound?

    published July 3, 2014

    Human beings can make the strangest noises. That little vocal box in your throat can imitate everything from animals to other people. Like the... More >>

  • Try on the Christhelmet

    published July 3, 2014

    If you were looking for Matthew Posey when he lived in Los Angeles, you'd need look no further than the local watering hole. Every night, he'd sit... More >>

  • Legendary Locals of Oak Cliff

    published June 26, 2014

    Dallas has been tuned into Oak Cliff for the past few years, in large part because of the gentrification of the Bishop Arts District. Suddenly... More >>

  • Wear White. Will Photograph.

    published June 26, 2014

    Fashion etiquette dictates that there are roughly four months of the year during which white can be worn. And though no one follows the rules... More >>

  • Asleep at the Wheel

    published June 26, 2014

    It shouldn’t make you sad that kids these days haven’t heard of Bob Wills. After all, they’re the ones missing out. One of... More >>

  • Winners Are the Worst People

    published June 26, 2014

    Do you feel like playing Cards Against Humanity with your friends is growing redundant? Are you searching for strangers to impress with your... More >>

  • Dirk Slam Dunks a Home Run

    published June 19, 2014

    Everybody loves Dirk. Including other athletes. That’s why he’s the perfect face to slap on a charity. This weekend, he invites his... More >>

  • Juneteenth Blues & Jazz Festival

    published June 19, 2014

    Before you correct me with your endless knowledge of American history, no, this is not a typo: The Juneteenth Blues & Jazz Festival is happening... More >>

  • TTYL, C U at Indie Fest

    published June 19, 2014

    You know what word gets a lot of play? “Indie.” There was a time when that was merely the nickname of the world’s sexiest... More >>

  • A Khaleesi With Her Clothes On

    published June 19, 2014

    Fun House Theatre and Film had preteens play Stalin. It cast kids in a play by Neil LaBute. They spoofed potty-mouth playwright David Mamet.... More >>

  • It’s a Real Brain Picker

    published June 12, 2014

    There’s art everywhere. In this cubicle, there’s a graphic print next to a Robert Motherwell postcard, above a notebook covered with... More >>

  • Compared to a Summer’s Day, This Fest Rules

    published June 12, 2014

    The eye of heaven is certainly beginning to shine too hot as we make the slow descent to summer’s summit. In due order, Shakespeare season... More >>

  • Shakespeare as You Like It (With Wine)

    published June 12, 2014

    Shakespeare’s plots are more complicated than the brain of an angsty teenage girl. Perhaps that’s fitting because many of... More >>

  • He Knows a Good Story When He Hears One

    published June 5, 2014

    Playwrights seek inspiration everywhere. Dallas-based writer Jonathan Norton is no exception. The prolific dramatist is constantly on the hunt for... More >>

  • Wipe the Slate Clean

    published June 5, 2014

    Two left turns may not make a right and forgiving may not be the same as forgetting. But imagine a world where we didn’t need to shroud... More >>

  • Who the Hell Do They Think They Are?

    published June 5, 2014

    They say once you learn the rules, you can break ‘em. They also say there are no rules in art. So whoever they are, they sound a bit... More >>

  • See You at the Dance Party

    published June 5, 2014

    Summer is the season of parties: Graduation parties, pool parties, 4th of July parties, and the no-event-necessary cookout parties. But if... More >>

  • Cello Cacophony

    published June 5, 2014

    College campuses have grown quiet post graduation. Soon, the sound of over-achieving will be faintly heard during summer school classes, but... More >>

  • Lessee, There's Dopey, Sneezy ...

    published May 29, 2014

    Can you name the seven deadly sins? Furthermore, are they really that deadly? Sure, gluttony will kill you, but so will starving yourself.... More >>

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