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2011 Stories by Alex Copeland

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  • Sunny Side Up

    published December 29, 2011

    We're spoiled and we know it. One of our most recent generations is dubbed the Entitled Generation. We note when our grievances are so-called... More >>

  • Daring Young Men — and Women

    published December 29, 2011

    Circuses have changed a lot over the years. Freak shows are illegal in many states, and animal trainers are far more rare nowadays. Even as these... More >>

  • A Good Wardrobe Malfunction

    published December 22, 2011

    Those kids in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe have all the luck. Not only do they get to go on an epic adventure full of talking... More >>

  • So Get Married Already

    published December 22, 2011

    It’s Chanukah season once again, and midway through the holiday festivities you encounter the same problem that people of all religions... More >>

  • Dance of the Pious Penguins

    published December 15, 2011

    Christmas is a celebration for many people out there, but for the brides of Christ, there’s undoubtedly a bit of work involved too. You have... More >>

  • Mullets, Tuxes and Tenors

    published December 15, 2011

    You’ve got highbrow in my lowbrow. You’ve got lowbrow in my highbrow. Let’s face it, culture clash makes for two great tastes... More >>

  • Dick Whittingon Kicks in a Panto

    published December 8, 2011

    God forbid you should talk during a performance at your local theater, let alone boo, shout or cheer. Heck, at the movies, even clapping will get... More >>

  • Celestial Art

    published December 8, 2011

    We typically use photography to mark events in our lives, to take photos of our families at holiday get-togethers and birthday parties, but the... More >>

  • Soledad Speaks

    published December 1, 2011

    Soledad O'Brien is a seasoned journalist who has time and again probed complex issues regarding race and identity in America. In her... More >>

  • The Director Explains Himself

    published December 1, 2011

    Anyone who has ever sat through a surreal or confusing movie, but was polite enough to avoid nudging his neighbors and asking them exactly what's... More >>

  • Shudder at Christmas Spirits

    published November 24, 2011

    With the signs of Christmas showing up earlier every year, it was probably inevitable that it would rub shoulders with some of its neighbors, but... More >>

  • Scrooged Again

    published November 24, 2011

    A Christmas Carol -- yeah, that again -- was penned in the 19th century, but its themes are still pretty relatable. Grim economic times... More >>

  • Witness to Bloody History

    published November 17, 2011

    Today, thanks to the ubiquitous nature of the cell phone, just about everyone has a video camera on hand. We document everything with it, from... More >>

  • Doom of a Doomsayer

    published November 10, 2011

    In ancient times people turned to oracles and soothsayers for guidance, but today we treat prophecy with a bit more skepticism, if not disdain. In... More >>

  • Coney Log

    published November 3, 2011

    The Statue of Liberty is arguably the most recognizable monument in New York, but few things say freedom and liberty these days like a boardwalk... More >>

  • A Square Deal

    published October 27, 2011

    Have you heard about this, folks? Have you seen this? Apparently, Jay Leno is performing at the 10th Annual A Night to Remember, a benefit show... More >>

  • See Addison, See the World

    published October 20, 2011

    There may have been six flags over Texas, but the Lone Star state has attracted immigrants from even farther abroad, so it doesn't seem right to... More >>

  • With a Rebel Yell

    published October 13, 2011

    The revolution may not be televised, but what about sketched, painted or printed intaglio? The just-opened Smoke and Mirrors Gallery and Info Shop... More >>

  • Down-Home Goth, Y'all

    published October 13, 2011

    If Southern Gothic is notable for its bleak, surreal look at Southern society, then Texas Gothic, in its particularly desolate... More >>

  • Cave Opens Up

    published October 6, 2011

    To many people, sculpture and design are static, silent fields of art. Nick Cave’s performance art, however, is not. Half fashion show, half... More >>

  • They Might Be Giants

    published September 29, 2011

    Some moviegoers might consider themselves especially dedicated if they know the release date of a flick a few months in advance, but to be a real... More >>

  • Heavy Metals

    published September 29, 2011

    Artists once used pigments, stone and wood as their media of choice, but in the modern age they are just as inclined to use the fabricated and... More >>

  • Animal Instinct

    published September 22, 2011

    We live in a world where animals are increasingly out of place, often pushed out of their natural habitat and forced to interact with the... More >>

  • It Gets Better, Kids

    published September 22, 2011

    Sometimes we have days when nothing goes right, everything falls apart and things generally suck. Thankfully, someone has taken the time to... More >>

  • A Heavenly Ride

    published September 15, 2011

    Any driver on the road whose car sports a rosary on the rear-view or a Jesus fish on the bumper would be envious of Joseph Daun's ride, a zippy,... More >>

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