Dan Michalski

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  • 13 years ago

    I got an e-mail from Chris Holt, lead singer-guitarist of Olospo, a few days ago, at the very unrock-starish hour of 7:31 a.m. He was responding to my request for some lyrics and a set list. "Can't wait to read your article, as long as it doesn't ...

  • 16 years ago | Longform

    He had heard his whole family was dead -- slaughtered by Serbs. A few days later, in late April, he heard a radio report from Fort Dix, New Jersey, where the first planeloads of Kosovar refugees were waiting to be resettled. Driving back to his Ca...

  • 17 years ago

    Beginning last summer, Samuell Farm Park--the city-run petting zoo and favorite field trip for local schoolkids sent to commune with nature--became a severe migraine for the Dallas Department of Park and Recreation. Piles of rotting trash revealed...

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    Ralph Mendez stood before a dozen or so low-ranking politicos with his arms spread wide, his thin mustache unable to contain his toothy grin. "Good morning, and welcome to Old MacDonald's Farm."XX X XFor many members of the city park board, it was...

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    It was a disappointment, as far as protests go. Animal rights activist Lydia Nichols had sent out a press release promising a "major disruption that could get confrontational" outside the downtown Neiman Marcus on September 27, 1997. But the media...

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