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2006 Stories by S. Anne Durham

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  • Thanks, Santa!

    published December 21, 2006

    How do we appreciate Santa? Let us count the ways. Not only is he a symbol of holiday spirit, he's also a great motivator for kids to act... More >>

  • Swedish Claus

    published December 14, 2006

    In Sweden, Lucia Day is celebrated to honor the promise of the sun's return after winter. Although the sun doesn't disappear for too long here in... More >>

  • Down and Out

    published December 7, 2006

    Not only can ladies sing the blues, but sometimes one lady can hold within her many types of them. The Black Academy of Arts and Letters proves... More >>

  • Do Be Discreet

    published November 9, 2006

    Love, societal constrictions and clever young women make for successful theatrical plots in any language, in any time period. Lope de Vega's 1606... More >>

  • Lecture Us

    published November 9, 2006

    Would you rather spend your Tuesday night parked in front of must-see TV or learning something? The Fort Worth Modern Art Museum makes that an... More >>

  • Not Again

    published November 2, 2006

    Vessels in the Night, or a Practical Guide for Unimaginative Husbands sounds like something Dr. Phil would hawk. But while it would... More >>

  • The Ghosts of Classic Rock

    published October 19, 2006

    Just in time for the frisky fall holiday, Method Entertainment has unveiled Halloween Wednesdays at Club Dada. Instead of dressing as... More >>

  • Tasting Colleyville

    published October 19, 2006

    Some would say that "wine aficionado" is just a fancy phrase for "wino." But they do exist, these winemakers and experts who take the lowly grape... More >>

  • Alone, Together

    published October 12, 2006

    The Lee Blessing play Two Rooms is set in the 1980s, but its story is happening, at least for someone, even today. This politically... More >>

  • Rio Grande

    published October 5, 2006

    Move over Trinity, there’s a new river in town! Big River, the classic Roger Miller musical based on Mark Twain’s... More >>

  • Canine Calvary

    published October 5, 2006

    Why should London get all the good werewolf cred? Who's to say there aren't any hiding in a Park Cities mansion or in an Oak Cliff hipster... More >>

  • Take a Bow...and Arrow

    published September 21, 2006

    Unlike the goddess Athena, mortal women didn't spring forth into the world wearing a helmet. But we did "spring forth" armed with similar... More >>

  • Indian Inspirations

    published August 31, 2006

    Inspired by her native India, Aditi Samarth's art employs iconography, batik fabric design and a range of meditative deities to represent... More >>

  • Sixth-Floor Blues

    published August 31, 2006

    When people think of Dallas, John F. Kennedy and pivotal events in American history, they think of bullets. However, the JFK Museum endeavors to... More >>

  • Walk Off

    published August 17, 2006

    Models slink among us, tower over us and, from some media reports, can simultaneously drink us under the table and steal our boyfriends.... More >>

  • Horsin' Around

    published August 10, 2006

    As little girls, we loved our toy ponies. We loved to make them gallop across the carpet and leap impossible hurdles, like Matchbox cars. Old... More >>

  • Horsin' Around

    published August 10, 2006

    As little girls, we loved our toy ponies. We loved to make them gallop across the carpet and leap impossible hurdles, like Matchbox cars. Old... More >>

  • Not Like Beckham

    published July 20, 2006

    Brooklyn is more than just what holds up the other side of that bridge, and though the most famous lullabies are on Broadway, other New York City... More >>

  • Torked Up

    published July 6, 2006

    Not content to Monkee-walk into relative obscurity, Peter Tork is known for more than songs about daydream believers—he is also the... More >>

  • Bon Voyage

    published July 6, 2006

    "That ship has sailed," is a familiar lament, most often used to describe missed opportunities. But sometimes the sailing ship of opportunity is a... More >>

  • Monkeyin' Around

    published June 29, 2006

    Every young reader needs an adventurous heroine. For those of a certain age, it was Beverly Cleary's Ramona Quimby. But if we're of "a certain... More >>

  • Hey, Nice Glass

    published June 22, 2006

    From the knock-offs of Louis Comfort Tiffany's style found in shopping malls, you may think that the stained-glass artist unleashed the... More >>

  • Barbra's Boy

    published June 8, 2006

    Diva Barbra Streisand is famous for her song about people who need people. One of the people she has needed is Marvin Hamlisch, her former concert... More >>

  • Sweet Dreams

    published June 1, 2006

    Do you dream in black and white or color? If the dreams in question are, in fact, Bombay Dreams, the answer isn't just color but... More >>

  • Budgetary Builds

    published May 11, 2006

    Affordable home and furnishing options in Uptown seem few and far between. But at least for a little while, the McKinney Avenue Contemporary... More >>

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