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2008 Stories by Jesse Hughey

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  • Ring In The Laughs

    published December 25, 2008

    First it was the Hispanics taking all the good bricklayer and busboy jobs. Now the Indians are coming to America and stealing our standup comedy... More >>

  • What About Bob?

    published December 25, 2008

    In late 2007, a chronically depressed 19-year-old named Robert Hawkins was fired from his job at McDonald's and separated from his girlfriend. The... More >>

  • New Amerykah Named In USA Today And Pitchfork Best of '08 Lists

    published Dec 19, 2008

    Hotel guests across the country will see Dallas' own Erykah Badu named among the artists in USA Today's critic's picks for top albums of 2008. Edna Gunderson named New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War a... More >>

  • Here Comes Solstice Claus

    published December 18, 2008

    Back when I was a junior-high Bible study regular, the idea of a gay-friendly church holding a winter solstice celebration would have struck me as... More >>

  • Rated Blue

    published December 18, 2008

    Much of 2006 Last Comic Standing winner Josh Blue's material centers on how funny people with cerebral palsy are. He'd be a... More >>

  • The Chat Room Pub Announces 2009 Shows

    published Dec 17, 2008

    Chat Room Pub barkeep Ben Rogers (on the left in the inserted picture, with owner Brad Hensarling) just updated the schedule for the bar and occasional music venue. Booked so far for 2009 are headline... More >>

  • Record Hop, Matthew And The Arrogant Sea, Florene, Kody Jackson

    published December 18, 2008

    Though they sound nothing alike, Matthew and the Arrogant Sea and the electronic duo Florene probably have the most in common on this bill, a... More >>

  • Another Local Gets A Grammy Nod

    published Dec 12, 2008

    There's another name to add to the list of local artists nominated for Grammys. Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya is up for his work on Traditions And Transformations: S... More >>

  • Hophead: On Rotation At Trinity Hall

    published Dec 10, 2008

    Here's to a long life and a merry one. A quick death and an easy one. A pretty girl and an honest one. A cold pint- and another one! --Irish toast (one of many)Trinity Hall is the official meeting spo... More >>

  • New Venue Gives Reason For Journey To Pilot Point

    published Dec 10, 2008

    Pilot Point, Tioga and Aubrey teenagers who need something to do besides football games and the occasional country fair will have another option for weekend entertainment starting this Saturday. The J... More >>

  • The Family-Friendly Lisa Loeb and Gustafer Yellowgold

    published December 11, 2008

    If you think the assembly-line music that Disney and MTV shove down the throats of tweens and teenagers is vile, consider what their younger... More >>

  • Put Your Dukes Up

    published December 11, 2008

    The first time I read "Boxing Day" on a calendar, I couldn't wait to box the SHIT out of my asshole brother. Of course, when I asked Mom where we... More >>

  • Some Coal For Local Radio XMas Shows

    published December 4, 2008

    To celebrate the birth of the Savior, Dallas' two commercial modern rock radio stations are throwing three big concerts in the next few days.... More >>

  • Fort Worth's Chat Room Pub Talks a Big Game

    published December 4, 2008

    In a way, The Chat Room Pub will come full circle Saturday night when The Theater Fire and Peter and the Wolf take their places on the Oriental... More >>

  • Laughin' At Cho

    published December 4, 2008

    Surely only Henry Cho's fellow Korean-Americans could relate to clean, Knoxville-drawled jokes about redneck buddies confused by the sound... More >>

  • Tre Seasonal

    published December 4, 2008

    As if shopping for presents didn't cost enough money and peace of mind, shopping for holiday meals will also take its toll on your wallet and... More >>

  • Running On Full

    published November 27, 2008

    Cliched Holiday Generalization No. 1: With the holidays coming, and considering the booze required to endure family and office parties, you're... More >>

  • More Power

    published November 27, 2008

    Though Frank Campagna's Kettle Art Gallery has only been open for three years, it's already hard to imagine Deep Ellum without it. Part of that... More >>

  • True Widow

    published November 27, 2008

    Heavy, slow, dark. Repeat. That's the formula True Widow sticks to like tar for the entirety of its eponymous debut CD. The 10-track slab of... More >>

  • Supersuckers Stick With What Works

    published November 20, 2008

    In an interview before The Supersuckers' Thursday, November 13, show at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton, singer/bassist Eddie Spaghetti sounded... More >>

  • Sci-Fi

    published November 20, 2008

    The Church of Scientology has shown its willingness to bully critics in the courtroom, and because I could no sooner afford to defend myself in a... More >>

  • The Giving Time

    published November 20, 2008

    Redistributionist-In-Chief-Elect Barack Obama will soon rescue us from the horrible poverty created by the evil Bush regime. But until January 20,... More >>

  • The Hophead: After A Visit to The Old Monk, I May Join A Monastery

    published Nov 13, 2008

    In heaven there is no beer so we drink it here. --Trappist Monk Proverb (or Polka lyric) The Old Monk 2847 N. Henderson 214-821-1880 Edging to a table at the Old Monk, I noticed a young man dri... More >>

  • Not the Huxtable

    published November 13, 2008

    Leukemia. Animal cruelty. Child abuse. War. Birth defects. What do these misfortunes have in common? They are all part of the reality that will... More >>

  • Baby Chicks

    published November 13, 2008

    An evening of shopping and socializing sounds like a very Dallas night, even if supporting unknown artists might not. Hatch, an... More >>

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