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D Magazine July 2021

Cover Story

The Craziest, Weirdest, Hottest, Most Bonkers Real Estate Market Ever

We’ve run out of superlatives. Here’s what buyers and sellers and agents are seeing in the trenches of North Texas real estate.



How to Weather a Crazy Real Estate Market

It’s nutty out there. Here is how to stay sane while finding a home in this market.
By Tim Rogers

The Things You Must Do in Dallas This July

The Fourth of July will be over before you know it. Luckily, there are plenty of things to keep you busy throughout the month.
Ham Orchards
Food & Beverage

Pick Your Own: The Ultimate Guide to North Texas Fruit

There is a local farm for every season, from strawberries in April to blackberries in July. Here is where to go and when.
By Andrea Luttrell
Upcylced Denim

Dallas’ Denim Experts Want You to Mend Your Hole-Plagued Jeans

Don’t toss those hole-plagued pants just yet. Dallas’ denim experts want to give those blue jeans a cool refresh.
Jon Christopher Davis

You Can Still Book Your Own Backyard Concert in Dallas

When he’s not playing shows with the Foo Fighters, Jon Christopher Davis will bring his band to you.
By Elaine Raffel
Payge Stevens cactus

The Cactus Queen of the Cedars

Payge Stevens’ wedding photography business cratered during the pandemic. So she followed another passion: cacti.
Anthony Sims
Arts & Entertainment

Digital Killed the Gallery Star

A young Dallas artist cashes in on the crypto art market.
By Peter Simek
Sweet Gillian Bakery

Three Dallas Bakers Making Crave-Worthy Vegan Sweets

Gillian Kirk, Mindamora Rocha, and Amaris Riddle expand the universe of vegan baked goods in this city.
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Food & Drink

At Âme in Bishop Arts, an Indian-French Connection

The old Hattie’s space has come alive with the flavors of a new, upscale Indian cuisine unlike anything else in Dallas. (And our first review in over a year.)
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Food & Drink

These Dallas Artisans Help You Make the Perfect Table

These local artisans deliver the goods to help you set up dinner just right. All you need to provide is food and guests to impress.
Food & Drink

Swizzle Gives Lower Greenville a Slice of the Tropical

The bar’s late 2020 arrival proves that tiki’s tropical hold on Dallas is far from over.
Local News

Five Years Ago, Five Officers Were Killed Downtown. How Has July 7 Changed Dallas?

That dark night still looms over the city’s social justice movement, changing the way Dallas engages with the effort to reform policing in America.
By Peter Simek
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Arts & Entertainment

Cosplaying the Plague

As we emerged from the pandemic, it only made sense to go to the Scarborough Renaissance Festival.
By Andrea Luttrell
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Downtown Dallas

Inside the Park Boom Making Downtown Dallas Nearly Unrecognizable

Parks for Downtown Dallas is turning parking lots into neighborhood parks for office workers and residents. These aren’t Klyde Warren—and that’s a good thing.
Good Reads

Your 2021 Summer Reading List: The Wheeler Dealer

In this piece of microfiction, author Joe Milazzo explores the secrets of a family trade.
By Joe Milazzo
Good Reads

Your 2021 Summer Reading List: The Quality of Mercy

Author Kendra Infinite Allen explores what it’s like to lose something as elemental as hair.
By Kendra Allen
Good Reads

Your 2021 Summer Reading List: The Fire Next Time

Author Sebastián H. Páramo contemplates if you can ever go back to your old life after you witness something that changes you.
Good Reads

Your 2021 Summer Reading List: Fallen Idol

Author and illustrator A. Kendra Greene thinks about why people take for granted the request to keep away.
By A. Kendra Greene
Good Reads

Your 2021 Summer Reading List: So Shall Ye Reap

Author LaToya Watkins tells a story about family fissures that can be suppressed but not forgotten.
By Latoya Watkins
Good Reads

Your 2021 Summer Reading List: The Billion Dollar Question

Author Will Clarke has an offer we probably should refuse.
By Will Clarke
Good Reads

Your 2021 Summer Reading List: Lover, Come Back

Author, tradesman, and artist Tim Coursey is here to bend your brain in our final piece of summer microfiction.
By Tim Coursey
Good Reads

Your 2021 Summer Reading List: Digger’s Daughter

Author Maryam Obaidullah Baig writes about how a loved one can transform a familiar place into something completely different.
By Maryam Obaidullah Baig
Good Reads

Your 2021 Summer Reading List: Winds of Vengeance

Author Blake Kimzey explores the things we do to remember who we’ve lost.
By Blake Kimzey
Good Reads

Your 2021 Summer Reading List: Last Tango in Dallas

Author Harry Hunsicker has a barnburner of a mystery in his piece of summer microfiction.
By Harry Hunsicker
Good Reads

Your 2021 Summer Reading List: Territorial Imperative

In this piece of microfiction, author Samantha Mabry pictures a short-term rental that has gone off the rails.
By Samantha Mabry

Immigrant Song

A new book of paintings by George W. Bush features some notable neighbors.
By George W. Bush