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2007 Stories by S. Anne Durham

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  • Half-Pint's Holidays

    published December 6, 2007

    It's hard to tell from the television commercials, but beyond the yard ornaments and blinking lights, the crux of the Christmas holiday hasn't... More >>

  • To The World

    published December 6, 2007

    Do you think of joy when you think about Christmas shopping? It's not impossible NorthPark Center, known for elevating the shopping experience... More >>

  • True Idols

    published November 29, 2007

    In a world where art is made from human skulls and bodily fluids, it's easy to forget that art and spirituality are closely related. As long as... More >>

  • Memorable Movies

    published November 22, 2007

    Home movies are considered very personal, but for 11 people who lived in Dallas in the 1960s, those personal movies also memorialize a profound... More >>

  • Rise Again

    published November 1, 2007

    Although it was meant to be a one-day protest of Alabama's arrest of Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott took on a life of its own and... More >>

  • Tiger Beat

    published October 25, 2007

    Accusing someone of being raised by wolves isn't a compliment. It usually implies that someone has very bad manners, and acts wild and... More >>

  • La (One) Grande Dame

    published October 11, 2007

    Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a really classy evening. For one night in October, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Diana Krall... More >>

  • The Road Often Traveled

    published September 27, 2007

    Traveling from Texas to Mexico used to be a lot harder. The first rail connections to Mexico weren't implemented until the mid-1880s, and air... More >>

  • Earth-Friendly, Holmes

    published September 20, 2007

    Parades of homes are great for voyeuristic views into the lives of others. And, if we're lucky, we come back from them inspired to revamp our own... More >>

  • Milk, Milk, Lemonade

    published September 20, 2007

    It seems like water is either elusive (drought) or obtrusive (floods). And, for something so plain, it sure is taken seriously. We're not knocking... More >>

  • Edgar, Johnny and...Roger?

    published September 6, 2007

    Denison-born artist Roger Winter once advised that one could learn more about drawing by observing passengers on a bus to South Dallas than... More >>

  • Extra Credit

    published August 30, 2007

    There's a sour grapes saying that those who can't "do," teach. It's usually said by a hoity-toity "artiste" who fancies himself above those who... More >>

  • Freeze Frame

    published August 23, 2007

    Transcending boundaries is a theme shared by art and religion, so it makes sense that an exhibit with transcendence as a theme is shown in a... More >>

  • Bacon Face

    published August 23, 2007

    Francis Bacon, the artist—not to be confused with his relative, Sir Francis Bacon, the Elizabethan philosopher—was known for his... More >>

  • Drink by Drink

    published August 16, 2007

    Have you always wanted a good excuse to crawl around Uptown? Do it for charity. We're talking about traveling throughout the neighborhood, of... More >>

  • The Good Dr.

    published August 9, 2007

    Dr. Seuss stories are universal. What is a Christmas without the Grinch? What's a milestone without Oh the Places You'll Go? But after a... More >>

  • Artistic Tetris

    published August 2, 2007

    Generally, the most attention we pay to tiles is when we're scrubbing them. Luminous and delicate aren't words hat we'd use to describe them, even... More >>

  • Elementary School, Dear Watson

    published July 26, 2007

    Seeking that elusive balance between having fun and staying out of trouble? Nate the Great, Kid Detective and star of the eponymous children's... More >>

  • Big To-Do

    published July 26, 2007

    One can raise a hooplah over just about anything, and we're aware that one person's hooplah is another person's snooze fest. But we're fairly... More >>

  • Proud Oom-pah Papas

    published July 19, 2007

    Denton is home to one of the best music schools in America and is known for its critically acclaimed musical acts. It's also a quirky place, so... More >>

  • Fit For A King

    published July 12, 2007

    Although in the 1930s the Bath House at White Rock Lake was just that, it currently draws from that era's historical salons, which facilitated all... More >>

  • Sweet Selvidge-ation

    published July 12, 2007

    Usually one goes to a yoga studio to get relaxed, not to get the blues. So, what's this about blues music in a yoga studio? Bend Studio, known for... More >>

  • Pucker Up

    published July 5, 2007

    Kiss the Boys is like a hipster game of Clue. A murder plot to avenge two gay men scorned, where the weapon of choice is a poison... More >>

  • Scary Fairy

    published June 28, 2007

    Evil stepmothers and hungry kids who end up in cages isn't the stuff of today's Disney-fied fairy tales. But since Hansel and Gretel... More >>

  • To-Go List

    published June 21, 2007

    Americans today are living longer than ever before, but when author Patricia Schultz published 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, we were... More >>

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