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D Magazine January 2011

Cover Story

The 20 Things You Need to Know For 2011

We figured out the people, places, and ideas that matter this year in Dallas. You’re welcome.
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Features


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Sports

Salt Lake City: The Greatest Snow on Earth

Grab your board or skis and hit the mountains around Utah’s capital.
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Business

Former CIA, Former Stand-up Comic Leads Disaster Planning

Lisa Chambers, director of emergency management for Dallas County, has a unique resume.
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Religion

How Fishing Wire Helps North Texas Jews Live in the Modern World

Private spaces called eruvs allow practitioners of Orthodox Judaism to carry out tasks made difficult by traditional Sabbath laws.
By Pamela Gwyn Kripke
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Humor

How Nicolas Cage’s Brother Made Me a Reality TV Star

Christopher Coppola came to town a digital media prophet, and left me in his wake.
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Shopping

The Villages at Allen and Fairview Got It All Wrong

The ingredients for financial success seem to be there, but the structures are just malls in sheep’s clothing.
By Patrick Kennedy
Business

Jet Fighters For Everyone!

How wasteful government spending props up the Dallas economy.
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Nightlife

Old-School Soul is Alive at Buttons

The Addison food and supper club packs in a crowd who come for chicken and waffles and live jazz music.
By Moira Muldoon
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Food and Drink

Restaurant Review: Avila’s

Stick to the chiles rellenos. Enchiladas disappoint at this old standby on Maple Avenue.
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Food and Drink

Restaurant Review: Ferrari’s Italian Villa

You can still find a taste of Sardinia at this Addison neighborhood spot.
By Nancy Nichols
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Food and Drink

Restaurant Review: La Carreta Argentina

The word is out on this South American spot near Bishop Arts. And that word is ’empanadas.’
By Todd Johnson
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Food and Drink

Restaurant Review: Seasons 52

The Plano spot hides its health-conscious dining in decadent-meal disguise.
By Teresa Gubbins
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Nightlife

Don’t Come Hungry to the Black Tie Dinner

More than 3,000 partiers turn out to support the country’s largest LGBT and human rights fundraiser.
By Jeanne Prejean
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Shopping

Shopping Downtown Grapevine

It’s known for its bounty of vineyards and one enormous outlet mall. But it’s the charming historic district that tugs at our heart and purse strings.
By Todd Johnson
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Business

Collin County Partied at Kids’ Expense

The Star Children’s Charity’s annual Winter Ball appears to have been a huge success, but was any money made for the children?
By Trey Garrison
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Fashion

What’s the Big Deal About High Heels?

With a new documentary, Cynthia and Allen Mondell aim to learn the truth about women and their shoes.
By Willard Spiegelman