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2010 Stories by Liz Smith

Archives: 2010
  • Good Teacher Goes Bad

    published September 16, 2010

    Kids will believe anything. "Yes, a watermelon will grow in your belly if you eat the seeds," and "Women with black hair and crooked noses are... More >>

  • Fire Power

    published September 16, 2010

    Now that the wave of yellow book covers of The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo has subsided, America is working its way through the... More >>

  • Not-So-Mellow Yellow

    published September 9, 2010

    The yellow jersey of the Tour de France has long been synonymous with Lance Armstrong, and rightly so. No one else can say they've won the biggest... More >>

  • Rub Me the Right Way

    published September 9, 2010

    Massage Envy will be lending a helping hand, or two, to Susan G. Komen for the Cure with Massage for the Cure, an all-day event with... More >>

  • Om the Way to Serenity

    published September 9, 2010

    It doesn't take much concentration to conclude that our minds are overworked. To-do lists, stress from traffic and constant "what's for dinner"... More >>

  • Laughing Through the Grunts

    published September 2, 2010

    Yes, it's 2010 but somehow America is experiencing a caveman invasion. It's not enough that they discovered fire and invented the wheel. Now the... More >>

  • Even at Midnight, He Will Find You

    published September 2, 2010

    I can't remember when it became a trend for theaters to play old movies, but it's the best idea ever since The Goonies went in search of... More >>

  • Love Is A Battlefield

    published August 26, 2010

    A friend once conned us into watching The Last Kiss with Zach Braff and Rachel Bilson, assuring us that we'd love it. In short, Braff's... More >>

  • Come On Get Happy

    published August 26, 2010

    In a culture where it's hardly worth the effort to bleep out profanity on ABC Family, the only time you hear "taboo" anymore may be in reference... More >>

  • Alice Scissorhands

    published August 26, 2010

    When we first spotted the movie poster for Tim Burton's remake of the classic 1951 film Alice in Wonderland, a gravitational pull... More >>

  • Figs Fo Sho

    published August 12, 2010

    When we're in the mood to munch, we love to snack on our beloved Fig Newtons. But we're a little hesitant to try the purple, squishy,... More >>

  • Don't Stress Over The Tresses

    published August 5, 2010

    Been dying to do away with your child's Justin Bieber-esque bedhead or horrendous kid-mohawk? The end of summer haircuts is the perfect excuse to... More >>

  • Coasting Through Recovery

    published August 5, 2010

    As the cleanup of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will most likely continue for years, part of the recovery effort is to carry on the legacy of the... More >>

  • Fight To The Dino Death

    published July 29, 2010

    After digging in the dirt with chisels and brushes for hours and days and weeks, a team of paleontologists in Wyoming discovered something that... More >>

  • Bait And Switch

    published July 29, 2010

    I suppose after years of people walking into the Lake Grapevine Runners and Walkers Clubhouse looking for beer and bait, something isn't right.... More >>

  • Hear Me Roar

    published July 29, 2010

    So after 70 years of flying around in a bustier and red knee-high boots, Wonder Woman finally gets a new outfit. How's that for a feminist... More >>

  • Gearing Up For The Tour De Cure

    published July 22, 2010

    Attention, speedsters: Have you ever wanted to ride around the oval track at the Texas Motor Speedway? Now you can! Well, on a bicycle anyway.... More >>

  • Three Rings To Wow You

    published July 22, 2010

    The circus is coming to town! And no, we don't mean the Britney Spears "Circus Tour." The 139th edition of the "Zing, Zang, Zoom" Red Tour... More >>

  • Wine Me, Dine Me, Texafy Me

    published July 15, 2010

    Have you ever faked it? No, not like that. You know, pretended to know what you were talking about when sipping a glass of wine? We've seen you,... More >>

  • The Key Phrase Is "Used To"

    published July 8, 2010

    With temperatures soaring into the triple digits, taking a dip in the nearest body of cool water should be on the top of your summer to-do list.... More >>

  • Not Now, Later

    published July 8, 2010

    Be it by alien invasion, massive flood or nuclear explosion, the human race has been predicting its own demise for thousands of years. Even if you... More >>

  • Sixth Time's The Charm

    published July 1, 2010

    If you said that the Old Red courthouse has been made new again by its 2007 renovation, you can say that again. Seriously, since 1892 the... More >>

Archives: 2010