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2009 Stories by S. Anne Durham

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  • Where The Red Fern Grows?

    published December 24, 2009

    As with many classic books, we could analyze Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden to pieces. The undercurrent of magic, the... More >>

  • Oh What A Night

    published December 17, 2009

    "Yes, Virginia. There is a Santa Claus. He's standing in your living room, disguised as a homeless man." This scenario could go in more of a... More >>

  • March of the Merry

    published December 3, 2009

    Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right...through downtown Dallas? Dallas is pretty far from the North Pole, but on Saturday the... More >>

  • Little Baby Jesus

    published December 3, 2009

    We've heard the nativity story all of our lives. And while the tale is interesting--shepherds, wise men and a virgin birth in one story is pretty... More >>

  • All Dogs Go To Fair Park

    published November 26, 2009

    Is there an antagonist crueler than Cruella De Vil? Probably. But she's near the top of that list. She wears puppy skins, for goodness' sake! And... More >>

  • Of Wolves and Verses

    published November 19, 2009

    Too often, writers--even good writers--ignore the subtle intricacies of the landscape, time period and human interactions in favor of producing... More >>

  • You'll Laugh Till You Plotz

    published November 5, 2009

    There's more to Jewish humor than mother and matzo jokes. And comedian Elon Gold proves it. The modern Orthodox, yeshiva-educated Gold... More >>

  • Conduit of the Seasons

    published October 29, 2009

    We have definite ideas of what fall should be, and right now, Dallas isn't meeting a single one. Good thing we can point you to a place that has... More >>

  • Kate Verses The World

    published October 29, 2009

    Many people claim to be poets. Relatively few are. But that's OK. Good poetry is subjective. Kate Greenstreet is the real deal. No... More >>

  • Garden Party

    published September 24, 2009

    It was a far cry from her cousin Jacqueline's Oscar de la Renta outfits and pillbox hats, but Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale had a style all... More >>

  • Redneck Ruckus

    published September 24, 2009

    Remember when it was an insult to be called a redneck? Now, "his 'n' hers" camouflage, dirt track dates, and truck stop tchotchkes are ironically... More >>

  • Bass Rig

    published September 17, 2009

    Author Rick Bass' works are so intellectual that their overriding theme is a homonym. Nature, as in "the nature of the human heart" and... More >>

  • Let My Cameron Go

    published September 10, 2009

    Do you consider Ferris Bueller's Day Off a classic movie? Anyone? Anyone? Anyone? We do. After all, like most of John Hughes' other... More >>

  • Fair Park Flutter

    published September 10, 2009

    Forget about the Ugly Duckling. It's not that hard to morph from one bird to another. The really impressive transformation story belongs to... More >>

  • Positive Creations

    published August 27, 2009

    What do you do when a major life change occurs and you're not happy about it? There are many negative ways to handle change. But when artist Gary... More >>

  • Criminal Minds

    published August 20, 2009

    We love book clubs, but most of them are speculative. We really don't know what the author meant by certain turns of phrase, or how the story was... More >>

  • Health In Numbers

    published August 6, 2009

    We're healthy. We've watched television shows, read magazine articles and counted footsteps and calories in pursuit of a better us. Now, we're... More >>

  • Space Jesus

    published July 23, 2009

    We're over British boy wizards. Bored with angsty teenage vampires. But romantic Christian sci-fi? Color us intrigued! Mesquite author Frank... More >>

  • Art To Go

    published July 16, 2009

    It's a known fact that some clothing stores hold back the best stock for V.I.P. customers. But did you know that some art galleries do? Now you... More >>

  • Sandy Pages

    published July 9, 2009

    Chick lit--love it or hate it, it's here to stay. 'Tis the season of the "beach read," and Dune Road, by Jane Green, fits... More >>

  • Nic of Time

    published June 18, 2009

    Nic Nicosia left Dallas for Santa Fe, but that doesn't mean that he's churning out photos of pueblos and ambiguous desert flowers. His work... More >>

  • Cold Hard Cash

    published June 18, 2009

    Hoodwinking the government--or attempting to--is a common fantasy. But in reality, it's not so great. The government always wins. Trust us. But... More >>

  • North, South, Blue, Gray

    published June 11, 2009

    Think the country is divided now? You should have been around during the Civil War. That time period makes molehills of modern-day gripes. In... More >>

  • I Love L.A.

    published May 28, 2009

    The onset of summer (and accompanying Texas heat oppression) inspires us to do a little California dreaming. And they're not dreams of just any... More >>

  • Once Upon a Gallery Wall

    published May 21, 2009

    Sometimes a goose is just a goose. Not so for Mother Goose. Local artist Marilyn Parrish delves deep into the work of the feathered friend who... More >>

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