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2009 Stories by Daniel Daugherty

Archives: 2009
  • 20 Years In, Propagandhi's Still Swinging

    published May 14, 2009

    When Propagandhi announced a Dallas tour date, excitement gave way to puzzlement as people realized that the band, whose songs convey more than... More >>

  • Sister Act

    published May 14, 2009

    We all want to give money to worthy causes, but it's so difficult to make room in the budget. Besides, after a hard week of work, you really just... More >>

  • Senior Senior James

    published May 14, 2009

    If you were born in the early '80s, your first exposure to James Taylor was probably seeing him play "You've Got a Friend" for Homer... More >>

  • The People's Gardens

    published May 7, 2009

    When I first heard about National Public Gardens Day, the name conjured up Karl Marx's wettest dream. I envisioned men, women and children... More >>

  • Cake

    published April 30, 2009

    2009 marks 15 years since Cake debuted Motorcade of Generosity, an album that carved the band a niche with its low-key style and quirky... More >>

  • Girl Talk

    published April 30, 2009

    Yes! My favorite chewing gum is having a special charity event, the Chiclet Luncheon, with creative food arrangements and Chiclets as the featured... More >>

  • Let's Dance

    published April 23, 2009

    Let's face it: Somewhere along the way, American TV news outlets decided to emphasize entertainment values over news values--especially the cable... More >>

  • Get Lost

    published April 23, 2009

    With the advent of Google Maps, aerial photography lost its novelty. What a surprise, then, to see the work of David Maisel. Maisel's body... More >>

  • Just Desserts

    published April 23, 2009

    There's something magical about the age of 13. Hair grows in awkward new places, you receive constant bullying from pizza-faced peers, and your... More >>

  • The GPS Is Hard To Read

    published April 16, 2009

    Based on his writings, it's tough to pin down Fareed Zakaria's point of view. At times he sounds like an apologetic voice for U.S.... More >>

  • Warm Wizards

    published April 16, 2009

    Ten thousand years (6,000 in the South) of human development have finally brought us to the precipice. Not the Internet and its bounty of free... More >>

  • Birdbrained

    published April 9, 2009

    Lately, when I'm at art galleries, I find myself thinking, "This piece would be so much better if it had skulls. Or birds. Or birds perched on... More >>

  • Sake To Me

    published April 9, 2009

    Whatever happened to the good ol' days of tossing back booze indiscriminately? Now we have to learn how to taste and savor everything we drink, as... More >>

  • Rex and Effect

    published April 2, 2009

    Patricide. Incest. Suicide. Self-inflicted blindness. This isn't the content of an underground snuff film but a night of classic Greek theater... More >>

  • Ca-Caw, Ca-Caw

    published April 2, 2009

    You've seen this story before: 1) Private detectives take on gorgeous, seductive female client. 2) Client gives them a dummy assignment. 3)... More >>

  • Torn Between Two...

    published March 26, 2009

    The Joaquin Phoenix "Farewell to Acting" tour comes through Magnolia at the Modern this week with the screening of his "last" film, Two... More >>

  • Long (And Wide) Range

    published March 19, 2009

    If the only Beatles songs you ever heard came from the White Album, what would you think when you finally heard Meet the Beatles?... More >>

  • Fair Pub

    published March 5, 2009

    Not that I'd complain about an excuse to booze it before noon--I usually find there aren't enough--but St. Patrick's Day does have its... More >>

  • Sleep Recession

    published March 5, 2009

    America in 2009 is a tough place for the working class. Lay-offs could be reported like the weather, with a five-day forecast (mostly cloudy with... More >>

  • Fresh Paint

    published February 26, 2009

    Say what you want about the aesthetic merits of urban graffiti, but you can't deny its effectiveness as a medium. Like anti-billboards, tags and... More >>

  • Honeymoon in Fort Worth

    published February 19, 2009

    I like to think I'm savvy to international politics and foreign cultures--I'm a news junkie who's lived in several countries--or at least I can BS... More >>

  • All Aboard

    published February 19, 2009

    After a slow start, the Dallas Stars' stock is rising. At the time of this writing, they've skated to six consecutive wins and a spot right... More >>

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