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1998 Stories by Christina Rees

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  • Break it down

    published December 31, 1998

    It's a new year. Time to stop asking the question: "How does the Dallas art scene compare to other cities?" Replacement query: How is the... More >>

  • This year's model

    published December 31, 1998

    So it takes a big holiday to lure the Old 97's onto a Dallas stage. See, Rhett don't live here anymore. Even after he sang (with great conviction,... More >>

  • Out Here

    published December 24, 1998

    Turns us on Floor 13 Floor 13 Self-released Overlooked and underrated are two apt descriptions surrounding Floor 13. Too... More >>

  • More Top 10 lists, sort of

    published December 24, 1998

    Michael Corcoran Makes Stuff Up As a critic gets older -- and this one is 43 -- certain tasks become more difficult, like trying to show... More >>

  • Not stocking stuffers

    published December 24, 1998

    Guess it's not too often that a group exhibition in this town includes such luminaries as Jonathan Borofsky, Francesco Clemente, David Salle, and... More >>

  • The color of money

    published December 17, 1998

    Something makes me suspicious of these paintings, though at first glance I like them. At last glance I like them also--swoon over them, in fact,... More >>

  • Leaves us dry

    published December 17, 1998

    There are only a handful of rock critics whose careers have made them as much pop stars as the pop stars they write about: Lester Bangs, Greil... More >>

  • Small-screen cheer

    published December 17, 1998

    Nazis, a suicide attempt, a brutal kidnapping, death by heart attack, a villain named Burgermeister Meisterburger. What do these have in common?... More >>

  • Out Here

    published December 10, 1998

    Sidneys unite! Sniffing Glue The Visitors Mind Control The Visitors ride (too?) hard on vocalist Benjie Bollox's brief stint... More >>

  • The holler dwellers

    published December 3, 1998

    About the closest most of us will ever come to the backwoods of Appalachia is watching Deliverance, and the harrowing misadventure upon which its... More >>

  • Lottery a go-go

    published December 3, 1998

    It's rock! No, it's art! It rocks! But it's art! Ah. Must be the Good/Bad Art Collective up to its shenanigans again. Who better to yank... More >>

  • Break on through...

    published November 26, 1998

    The Dallas Museum of Art couldn't have chosen a better savior--and it's not a new director but an artist--than Bill Viola. It's not news that the... More >>

  • Merry what?

    published November 26, 1998

    So many people rant on about the evils of the holiday season: "It's hypocritical. Everyone acts selfish and lazy all year, then suddenly November... More >>

  • Carry that weight

    published November 19, 1998

    Somewhere in the Midwest, 1998. In a cold, dim basement, three university students sit among stacks of blank CD cases, a few guitars, a four-track... More >>

  • Mighty mice

    published November 19, 1998

    Modest Mouse is like three smart, attention-deficit-disorder kids running roughshod over a romper room. The Seattle band's music--small... More >>

  • Caught in the Webb

    published November 12, 1998

    One of the weirdest things about the huge self-taught art retrospective going on in Fort Worth right now is its dearth of Texas artists. Not... More >>

  • Out Here

    published November 12, 1998

    Jumpin' jive Big Night in Cowtown Cowboys and Indians Self-released The very first bars of Cowboys and Indians' second album... More >>

  • Swing this

    published November 12, 1998

    Then I woke up, and it was all a dream. My back was aching from resting against the knobbly tree trunk, my tongue was sweating it was so damn... More >>

  • Frogs on film

    published November 5, 1998

    Two guesses as to how Robyn Hitchcock might describe meeting Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme, just after Hitchcock's 1995 concert in upstate... More >>

  • Dinner and a movie

    published November 5, 1998

    Standard evening question: Should we eat first, and then see the movie, or should we catch the early movie and then eat? For years now, the... More >>

  • Heavy metal

    published October 29, 1998

    Even for staunch flesh eaters, which I am, a meat-packing plant carries all the charm of the sixth level of hell. Doesn't matter how spotless, how... More >>

  • The Artful Bomber

    published October 22, 1998

    Standard packing list for a midnight run on a deserted train yard: Water bottle Flashlight Sandwich bag full of custom... More >>

  • Location, location

    published October 15, 1998

    The phenomenon of suburban spread has, despite its tendency to homogenize everything in its steamroller path, sparked at least one enriching... More >>

  • What the hell?

    published October 8, 1998

    Most often, the difference between photography and painting is in terms of realism and clarity, though artists gleefully shatter such obvious... More >>

  • Night & Day

    published October 8, 1998

    thursday october 8 Even people who haven't been to the State Fair of Texas know what Big Tex looks like, standing tall and proud and... More >>

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