Denise Mcvea

Latest Stories

  • 19 years ago | Longform

    Dale Lane was seething. Just the other day, a friend had called the 27-year-old Dallas rapper--better known by his stage name, Goldfinger--long-distance from Florida. "Man, did you see your new album?" the friend asked. "Man, it's all over the pla...

  • 19 years ago | Longform

    For months, Lincoln High School's librarian, Helen "Bobbie" Welsh, had struggled to operate a four-person library with the help of a single assistant. The stress had begun to take its toll:She was suffering from debilitating back and neck spasms a...

  • 19 years ago | Longform

    On April 25, 1994, the weather-radar screen on Bill Gaither's television was ominous. The Lancaster city manager apprehensively watched the red blips as they moved toward his city. The pulsating pinpoints of light predicted a swift and destructive...

  • 19 years ago | Longform

    So has the illusion of a big, prosperous, and happy family. The jurors who assembled in U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeff Kaplan's federal court in Dallas on January 9, 1996, were in for a bizarre spectacle. Before them sat well-known Dallas businessman ...

  • 19 years ago | Longform

    The jerry curl is dead. Once the royal crown of black hair styles, coveted by men and women alike, the curl is now a dinosaur, found mostly in rural outposts of the South. A combination of chemicals in a clear gel base, the curl was an innovative ...

  • 20 years ago | Longform

    Back in 1986, Ed Zabel was always watching himself do things he said he wasn't going to do. It happened too many times to count, this exercise, and the photographer marvels at it to this day. "I'd tell my wife, 'hey, I'm going up to 7-Eleven to ge...