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Ariana Vera

Ariana Mariel Vera

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Arts, culture, and lifestyle freelance writer in Dallas, TX. UT Arlington alumna. Past: D Magazine and KERA, North Texas' NPR affiliate station.

In A Fort Worth Fourplex, An Art Show Trains Its Gaze on Girls

The Dallas Observer, Austere Magazine,and 3,600"interested" Facebook users had their eyes on Girl Gaze, an all-girl art installation in Fort Worth, last Saturday. This much attention could have been a problem. See, the show wasn't in a gallery. Curator Sarah Moore set it up in her house. And she lives in a fourplex.

D Magazine
Class Review: Tight Lagree Fitness - D Magazine

As far as calorie burning goes, I typically rely on yoga or cardio, avoiding traditional gym workouts altogether because, honestly, machines are scary. So you can imagine how I felt this week, when I found myself facing a lineup of 10-foot long machines (each with various springs and handlebars) at Tight, a new Lagree studio that just opened in Park Cities.

D Magazine
'MsPattyCake' Breaks Down the 2020 Nail Art Trends to Know - D Magazine

If you're reading this, congratulations. You've witnessed a pivotal decade in nail history. This may sound dramatic but think about it, the 2000s were defined by drugstore polishes your friend applied at sleepovers and French manicures for special occasions. Fast forward to the 2010s, and acrylic long nails, 3D nail art, and large rhinestones are now mainstream.

The Shorthorn
For local musicians, CDs stand the test of time

Vinyl may have risen from the dead, but the CD has cheated death for over a decade - all with a little help from the local musician. While CDs have been widely replaced by MP3 players, smartphones and streaming services, they're still alive and well in the spaces of independent music.

D Magazine
MR PORTER’s Sam Kershaw on What Makes Dallas Fashion Interesting

I’ll be honest, I was nervous to meet Sam Kershaw, the London-based buying manager of MR PORTER. I assumed someone who curates luxury men’s fashion for a living would sniff my fast- fashion outfit out from a mile away and wonder who let this fresh-out-of college reporter into a Ritz-Carlton suite.

The Shorthorn
Latin trap fueled by reggaeton, southern hip-hop

"Google Latin trap!" Eva Arreguin exclaimed to Rafael Tamayo. Arreguin didn't need to Google it because she hasn't heard of it. Arreguin is no hip-hop or latin music novice. And neither is Tamayo. The two host De Colores, a Dallas-based podcast about news, pop culture, arts and Latinidad with a "southern hip-hop flare."

The Shorthorn
How 2 Arlington radio stations decided to drop R. Kelly from their playlists

"Your Body's Callin'," a track from R. Kelly's album 12 Play, played from Arlington station Smooth R&B 105.7 on Monday, and a radio host couldn't bear to let the song play any longer. Claudia Jordan called to cut off the song on the station's morning show, "The Morning Rush," which she co-hosts with comedian Rudy Rush.

The Shorthorn
Get a work out while having fun

A group of women broke into laughter 29 times in 30 minutes at an Arlington dance studio Saturday afternoon. Keep in mind, the average adult laughs 15 times a day. The dance studio looks like many others. It has hard wood floors and mirrors where students gaze at their reflections.

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