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2000 Stories by Annabelle Massey Helber

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  • See Art. See Art Run.

    published December 28, 2000

    My handmade "Exorcism Kit" is still teetering on top of a stack of opened, scanned, mostly yawn-inducing art mail on the left side of my desk as I... More >>

  • Brave New Year

    published December 28, 2000

    We can't believe it's about to be 2001, the year immortalized in this and previous generations by Stanley Kubrick's space odyssey. It's... More >>

  • Urban Legend

    published December 21, 2000

    Jay Maisel is through the looking glass. What's black is white; what's white is black. The native New Yorker came to Dallas for a December... More >>

  • Secular, But Equal

    published December 21, 2000

    Growing up in the middle-class suburbs, we accompanied our parents every Sunday to the Caucasian Methodist Church. Now, "Caucasian Methodist" is... More >>

  • Christmas Jeer

    published December 14, 2000

    If we see one more "reason for the season" sweatshirt, we'll scream. If one more do-gooder rings a bell outside Target, we'll have to pummel him... More >>

  • Father Fixation

    published December 7, 2000

    Don't look for John Hartley on one of Jerry Springer's "Are You My Baby's Daddy?" segments. He doesn't yet have any actual children; his... More >>

  • The Art of Giving

    published December 7, 2000

    You've sipped their wine, chugged their beer, and eaten their stale cheese. You've achieved opening-night art-lover status, and, as pleased as... More >>

  • Webb Sights

    published November 30, 2000

    Webb SightsResolve to break free of other tired old holiday traditions. We suggest a mind-numbing, radio-blasting road trip this weekend to... More >>

  • Her Whey

    published November 23, 2000

    It's cold on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, but it's sunny. It's only a few days before the holiday season kicks in for real, before the busiest... More >>

  • Ciao, Bella

    published November 23, 2000

    The reports of Katherine Wagner's imminent "death" are not greatly exaggerated. On December 15, the executive director of the Dallas... More >>

  • Nothin' but Net

    published November 23, 2000

    Art galleries and museums ought to get mad because the Internet isn't working out so well for them. The Net sucks the life out of art; even... More >>

  • Brute Force

    published November 16, 2000

    Brute ForceIf we were as smart as writer Dorothy Parker, we'd try to paraphrase her infamous maxim that "you can lead a horticulture, but you... More >>

  • The Graduates

    published November 9, 2000

    Pity the poor art student; or better yet, imagine what it would be like to be one. Wriggle your toes into a pair of badly bruised Birkenstocks and... More >>

  • Of Mice and Men

    published November 9, 2000

    Of Mice and MenDon't look now, but according to the metroplex arts calendars, it's about time for the holiday hysteria to kick in. My friend,... More >>

  • Plush Comes to Shove

    published October 26, 2000

    Tinkerbell, or one of her ilk, has been to Plush, Randall Garrett's new alternative art gallery on South Akard Street that's attracting all... More >>

  • Language of Love

    published October 19, 2000

    Two things stand out in my memory about my freshman year in college. Three things, if you count the short stint on academic probation, which I... More >>

  • No show

    published October 12, 2000

    If you wandered into the Quadrangle last week, you got there just in time to see them taking down Lynn Noelle Rushton's... More >>

  • Will Barbra Be There?

    published October 12, 2000

    My grandfather's version of the classic admonition, "If everyone decided to jump off a cliff, would you?" was a little more original. It went... More >>

  • Up in the Air

    published October 5, 2000

    The story of Fort Worth's Reata restaurant, rescued from the wreckage of a late spring tornado through sheer force of will and owner Al Micaleff's... More >>

  • Abstract Rebel

    published September 28, 2000

    Maybe the drive for self-expression must be fueled by conflict. Perhaps that's why hormones ignite the fierce independence of adolescence and why... More >>

  • "Howdy, Art Folks"

    published September 28, 2000

    "Howdy, Art Folks"Frank Campagna's influence--and his art--is all over Deep Ellum. If there's a mural inside or outside a bar or restaurant,... More >>

  • What'd He Say?

    published September 21, 2000

    If you write about the visual arts long enough in this town, you start getting a little respect and a lot of perks. You get gifts in the... More >>

  • Crying Shame

    published September 14, 2000

    Statistics don't lie. Fewer than one thousand of the millions who call Dallas home trudged along the broken sidewalks of Fairmont Street or... More >>

  • Sibling Rivalry

    published September 7, 2000

    All things being equal--and don't get the Dallas or Fort Worth art farts started on that subject unless you're packing Valium and a sturdy... More >>

  • Mind games

    published June 15, 2000

    Greater minds than yours have pondered the nuances, subtleties, and mysteries of Jasper Johns' groundbreaking artwork over his 50-year career; a... More >>

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