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1999 Stories by Christina Rees

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  • Rees, in bits and pieces

    published December 30, 1999

    Wiring Prank at Rubber Gloves, July 19 Absolutely worth the wait. The half-irritating low-profile mystique perpetuated by a drummer who... More >>

  • All's well that ends well

    published December 23, 1999

    One evening last week, a local news broadcast let loose a disturbing bit of information. This past year's crime statistics show that while violent... More >>

  • Too far to care?

    published December 23, 1999

    If you haven't made seeing this band a year-end tradition by now, some curmudgeons may advise, "Don't bother." Not because the Old 97's... More >>

  • The not-so tiny Tim

    published December 16, 1999

    A lot of ink has spilled over director Tim Burton lately in the wake of his latest release, Sleepy Hollow. Reviews are mixed, of course,... More >>

  • Downtime

    published December 9, 1999

    Selections from the runs Free. For information, call (817) 335-9215. More >>

  • Un-Scrooge thyself

    published December 2, 1999

    The first time I saw the Turtle Creek Chorale, about five years ago, I had no idea what I was getting into. My mom and her friends had an extra... More >>

  • The Buzzcocks

    published November 25, 1999

    Late to the Buzzcocks camp, I was the fan who knew of the band's impact long before I ever heard "Orgasm Addict" and thus the fan who wonders why... More >>

  • The Lorax's trees

    published November 25, 1999

    Somewhere along the timeline, among those frenetic years between Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism, the popularity of landscape painting... More >>

  • Close call

    published November 25, 1999

    My original plan was to be writing my book on England by Thanksgiving. I thought that by launching the novel off the emotional strain of being... More >>

  • Radney Foster

    published November 18, 1999

    Well, he's got a band with him this time, in a venue he's always haunted solo. Some fans may like that, and some may not, but anyone who caught... More >>

  • Flower power

    published November 18, 1999

    The first time I ever heard Georgia O'Keeffe disparaged, I was shocked: As recently as 1996, I was convinced, in the rote Southwestern... More >>

  • Post time

    published November 11, 1999

    On the political side of the Dallas art scene, nothing in years has stirred more muttering expectation than Talley Dunn's departure from the... More >>

  • Hungry for calm?

    published October 28, 1999

    Visual artists make for lousy interviews. Not that paint-to-canvas genius needs verbal backup, but some of the most dismal conversations I've had... More >>

  • The redcoat is coming!

    published October 28, 1999

    "It's one hollow thing meeting another hollow thing." This is how London art critic Matthew Collings describes the hubbub over the Brooklyn... More >>

  • Cowtown cinema

    published October 21, 1999

    Fort Worth is a prime town for a film festival. It's got that historic look (even if it is brand-new), it's easy to negotiate by car, and its city... More >>

  • Master of illusion

    published October 14, 1999

    Surely it's masking tape. When you closely scrutinize each of Kirk Hayes' paintings -- the wood grain, the torn paper, the meandering glue... More >>

  • A fair question

    published October 7, 1999

    You'd think that the biggest annual fair in the nation's biggest state would pack some genuine art. Not only crafts -- quilts, pottery, and such... More >>

  • Totally baked

    published October 7, 1999

    A few generations got their first taste of Julia Child through Saturday Night Live. In the late '70s, one of Dan Aykroyd's most... More >>

  • Girl trouble

    published September 30, 1999

    Trees was packed that night, and you couldn't help but wonder whether the club would have been quite so packed if the band on stage,... More >>

  • Motörhead

    published September 30, 1999

    Motörhead How many years, how many allusions to This Is Spinal Tap must a band... More >>

  • Spirits in the material world

    published September 30, 1999

    Almost everyone has a ghost story, or at least knows someone who does. Hard to buy into the spirit world at all until you hear some completely... More >>

  • Brushstroke of genius

    published September 23, 1999

    "Painting is dead" was a manifesto embraced by a swell of artists throughout the latter part of this century. As photography, moving film,... More >>

  • Beast of Burden

    published September 23, 1999

    Have yourself nailed to the top of a Volkswagen Beetle, have yourself shot in the arm at close range, crawl over some broken glass. No? It's all... More >>

  • Kim Lenz and the Jaguars

    published September 16, 1999

    Used to be Kim Lenz and her Jaguars, though I suppose when your music is as static as this all-novelty-all-the-time act, you gotta shake... More >>

  • Against the wall

    published September 16, 1999

    If you believe the urban legend, then Amon Carter started it: a bitter rivalry between Dallas and Fort Worth that goes back for generations.... More >>

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