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2014 Stories by Merritt Martin

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  • Post-Halloween Scares

    published October 30, 2014

    Haul out those marigolds, prep your sugar skulls, and don your best face paint—it’s time to honor the dead with some charitable... More >>

  • Get Your MotherTrucking Hands Off Me

    published September 25, 2014

    There’s a perfect film for anyone who’s ever wandered into this state and wondered why the hell people get so hyped up about Truck... More >>

  • Growing Into Their Leotards

    published October 16, 2014

    When you were a kid, did you know what you wanted to be? And if you did, did the goal stay the same longer than two weeks? Most kids are like... More >>

  • In Defense of Words

    published August 28, 2014

    As Americans — actually, just as literate creatures — we’re protective of those special treasure troves of words we call books.... More >>

  • Burton, Like Tim Burton

    published October 2, 2014

    When presented with the theme of Viva Dallas Burlesque’s upcoming showcase, Burton Burlesque, a friend pointed out that unlike the normal... More >>

  • WTF is DADA?

    published September 18, 2014

    There’s no official word from Delkus, but the DADA Fall Gallery Walk may be the perfect way officially usher in the season. Keep in mind... More >>

  • Lifelong Fixation

    published September 11, 2014

    If you’ve sat in the Wyly Studio, cradling your sanctioned adult sippy cup, and listened to the presenters of Oral Fixation, you know the... More >>

  • Wait Until Dark

    published August 14, 2014

    The threat of having any one of your senses taken away can be frightening, but when you consider that condition could make you a target, the... More >>

  • None of the Above

    published August 14, 2014

    We remember very little about the day we took the SAT. There was a strange school, pencils that weren't our favorite pencils, flop sweat and... More >>

  • Les Miserables

    published June 26, 2014

    Two things we’ll never be able to understand no matter how hard we try: how charming Anne Hathaway became such a polarizing figure in show... More >>

  • Legends Never Die Tapping

    published July 24, 2014

    Eat your heart out, Michael Flately, there's a new gig in town and their feet are on fire! Rhythmic Souls' new show Legends Never Die: A Revival... More >>

  • Some Giant Buzz for Moonkind

    published July 17, 2014

    When it comes to space exploration, there’s just no room to be jaded: Space is…well, it’s scary as hell, and nothing short of... More >>

  • Read This in a Pepe Le Pew Voice

    published July 10, 2014

    Looking at the fast food habits of Dallas, you’ll easily figure two of the city’s major international influences: Mexico and France.... More >>


    Bastille on Bishop 2014: Lafayette, We Are Here, Wearing Stripes

    published Jul 10, 2014

    Remember how a portion of Oak Cliff began as a short-lived Utopian society settled by some French who weren't crazy about Napoleon III in 1855? No? It doesn't ring a big bell for most, but it probably... More >>

  • Sweet Dreams of Patsy

    published May 29, 2014

    Diana Ross is legendary. Janis Joplin passed before her time. Connie Francis was a radio queen. But there’s just no other voice like Patsy... More >>

  • Go Ahead, Use Your Imagination

    published June 5, 2014

    Maybe your make believe friend was two inches tall and wore a jaunty hat. Or maybe there wasn’t any one person. Perhaps you lived within... More >>

  • No Helmets Required

    published May 22, 2014

    If last year was any indication, we should probably get the outdoor fun out of the way early, lest we melt into a puddle of barbecue-scented Texan... More >>

  • Shim, Sham, Shimmy!

    published May 22, 2014

    If you really just can’t bear to wait until July Fourth to feel really American, and if Memorial Day is still 24 hours too far away, Sunday... More >>


    Uptown CiclovĂ­a Offers Cyclists a Chance to Ride, Eat and Celebrate without Fear of SUVs

    published May 23, 2014

    Name the most walkable or bikeable city. GO! No shocker if Dallas wasn't your first pick. At least not yet. We may be a veritable metropolis of sprawling-sprawl-McSprawl and super-sized suburbs, but... More >>

  • Don't Expect a Kindle Version

    published May 1, 2014

    It’s a decade-long art trick in the making, and an undertaking so intense that most people would say the man behind it is a bit insane, if... More >>

  • Put a Fork in Your Cork

    published May 15, 2014

    If you grew up in Garland and live in Dallas, sometimes it’s hard to admit when the weekend’s tastiest event is going on in…... More >>

  • Dance On the Edge of Your Seat

    published May 8, 2014

    With all of the things that could potentially go wrong during a dance performance, we don’t often think of a broken string or a sour note.... More >>

  • 6 Best Bike Shops in Dallas (Or Nearby)

    published Apr 30, 2014

    Most anyone who can ride on two wheels can tell you their favorite bike shop. In prepping and shopping for this weekend's big Bike MS: Sam's Club Round-Up Ride (aka, the MS 150), it seems I've heard r... More >>

  • It’s Time for a Little Spring Swinging

    published April 17, 2014

    Look, we don’t want to jinx anything, but we think it’s finally safe to wear fewer clothes without fear of frostbitten …... More >>

  • Dance of the Naiads

    published April 10, 2014

    As hard as is for some to dance on a flat surface, just imagine gliding, leaping and navigating the choreography of a performance on a curved... More >>

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