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2010 Stories by S. Anne Durham

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  • Joker's Wild

    published December 30, 2010

    When artists are described as the "artists laureate of Oak Cliff," it gets our attention. We love Oak Cliff and its artistic sensibilities. So, we... More >>

  • This Pageant Rocks

    published December 23, 2010

    We tend to like our holiday music the way it is. It's hard to imagine improving such classics. Many have tried and failed miserably. But when... More >>

  • Tis the Gift to Be Simple

    published December 23, 2010

    Some people confuse modern style with boring style, or, even worse, no style. The lines and shapes, unadorned, don't draw them in as much as more... More >>

  • Nine Years of Mooning

    published December 16, 2010

    This season, the Sun to Moon Gallery has an extra gift to celebrate: its nine-year anniversary! Along with showcasing its new digs in the Design... More >>

  • All Aboard the IMAX

    published December 9, 2010

    Although it's only been around since 2004, The Polar Express is already a seasonal classic. Based on the 1986 award-winning book of... More >>

  • Lone Star Brushstrokes

    published December 2, 2010

    In the age of graphic design software, an artist can enhance luminosity with a few clicks of a mouse. It's not so easy when the mouse is a... More >>

  • Bough Before Us

    published November 25, 2010

    The lighting of Lee Park along Turtle Creek is one of the most beautiful harbingers of the holidays. This year, be part of the celebration with... More >>

  • On the Waterfront

    published November 18, 2010

    Most, if not all of us have seen water lily paintings, thanks to Monet. But if you get the impression that there's more to them than that, you're... More >>

  • Minor's Art is Major

    published October 14, 2010

    You may not know Wendell Minor's name, but if you've spent time with children' literature, you've likely seen the nature-loving illustrator's work... More >>

  • That's What I Want

    published October 7, 2010

    Money makes the world go 'round, but it's also the root of all evil. To say that our relationship with this paper and metal blessing/albatross is... More >>

  • Twisted Sister

    published September 30, 2010

    Unlike those of the little pigs and three bears, the story of the The Little Foxes is deceptively titled. Or is it? These little... More >>

  • The Burbs

    published September 23, 2010

    Suburbia used to be an integral part of the great American dream. Is it still? Urban sprawl and other challenges often mean that the suburbs... More >>

  • You'll Flip At His Command

    published September 16, 2010

    It's not too often that comedy club patrons actually want to be singled out by the star comedian. Not so with Flip Orley, even though his... More >>

  • Doing Good In The Garden

    published July 22, 2010

    The argument for organics doesn't begin and end with consumables. In fact, there aren't many things we can think of that wouldn't benefit from the... More >>

  • O Lensman! My Lensman!

    published April 8, 2010

    Don't let the name scare you. The Dead Photographer's Society is alive and well. And if members have their way, their methods of... More >>

  • If The Show Fits...

    published April 1, 2010

    "Cinderelly, Cinderelly." Beloved fairy tale. How you enthrall us, with your pumpkin chariots and bird wardrobe stylists. And yet, you engage us... More >>

  • Fido Vs. The Flood

    published March 25, 2010

    In the great flood of the Noah's Ark story, animals were saved two-by-two. Not so with the great floods of Hurricane Katrina. There were no arks;... More >>

  • A Modern Prophecy

    published March 4, 2010

    Kill or be killed. Survival of the fittest at its most extreme, this idea has been the basis for many movies. But the Oscar-nominated French film... More >>

  • Little Animals

    published January 28, 2010

    We love The Jungle Book, but we're not sure that it accurately reflects the life of the feral child. For one thing, we're not sure that the... More >>

  • Children Of The Wars

    published January 28, 2010

    They say it takes a village to raise a child. In the Austrian film The White Ribbon, it takes children to ruin a village. A series... More >>

  • Candy Land

    published January 28, 2010

    As far as witches go, the one in Hansel and Gretel is especially wicked--a calculating cannibal who cages children, luring them to... More >>

  • Dancing That's Totally D'Lish

    published January 21, 2010

    It's 2010. We thought we'd have flying cars and jet packs. We do not. But, what we do have is burlesque. Is that an even trade? Some think so. If... More >>

  • Planting Lilies

    published January 14, 2010

    There's a reason that prints of Claude Monet's impressionist paintings are so often used as "starter art." Relatable, visually attractive and... More >>

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