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2011 Stories by Jesse Sidlauskas

Archives: 2011
  • St. Louis Steps Up to the Mounds

    published November 3, 2011

    As if the tasseled breasts, acrobatics and flashes of sensual skin aren’t enough, Viva Dallas Burlesque performs Beggar’s Carnivale!... More >>

  • Well Worth A Stop

    published October 13, 2011

    Stop-motion animation makes us think of the chunky clay cartoon, Gumby, or the simple waddling paper cutouts used to animate the television... More >>

  • For the Faithful

    published September 29, 2011

    We've got a long list of questions we'd like to send to "Ask a Mexican," but we don't want to look like gabachos. Without going into... More >>

  • The Wrath of Everyday Life

    published September 22, 2011

    Unless you're standing at the helm of a spaceship right now, you already know the life of James T. Kirk is far from normal, but it gives us warm... More >>

  • Tour de Force of Nature

    published September 15, 2011

    The Tour de France is a bicycle race full of gruesome crashes as thousands of riders trek in and out of a mountain range for three weeks. We lose... More >>

  • At the Center of a Stool Boom

    published September 15, 2011

    The Midwest town of Blaine may have made a name for itself during the great stool boom, but years later the "bastard people" on its city council... More >>

  • Go Northeast for Northwest

    published September 1, 2011

    Little has changed over the years when it comes to the thriller genre. A clueless everyman protagonist is pursued by daunting enemies for some... More >>

  • Surf's Up

    published August 18, 2011

    Almost everyone has a friend that's a book snob - someone who talks like they're reciting the New York Review of Books, drinks obscure... More >>

  • Bet On All-American Good Times

    published June 30, 2011

    Be forewarned, we don't know anything about gambling on sporting events. We're aware there is a home-field advantage in every sport, and baseball... More >>

  • It's Us Versus the Balls

    published June 23, 2011

    When we go to Texas Ranger games, we typically sit in seats that are the same price as our parking spot. At that distance, there's no... More >>

  • These Cats Can Really Swing

    published May 19, 2011

    While trying to enjoy America's pastime at Ranger's Ballpark, do you suffer from a guilty feeling while shoving your way past little-leaguers in... More >>

  • Duuude, Ever Contemplated Reality...on Dali?

    published May 19, 2011

    Remember the old public service commercial that told us our brain was an egg, and then showed the egg in a frying pan, "on drugs?" The metaphor's... More >>

  • Accept No Substitutes

    published May 12, 2011

    To borrow a line from one of his films: Quentin Tarantino, when you absolutely, positively got to see everyone in a movie get killed. Accept no... More >>

  • Amazing Miracle Music Cure

    published May 5, 2011

    Editor's Note: This event is not intended to treat or cure any disease. With all the self-endowment and entitlement they can muster, 4... More >>

  • A Kettle We Cannot Do Without

    published May 5, 2011

    There's one thing the chaps around here can't live without, and that's the brew-kettle. Without tea our coverage of nightlife in this town would... More >>

  • For the Trigger Happy and the Gun Shy

    published April 28, 2011

    In Texas, guns are everywhere. They're a part of the history as much as the folklore and it seems like a new gun show's popping up somewhere... More >>

  • Ye Olde Ren Feste

    published April 28, 2011

    Unless you're literature geeks like us, you probably remember A Knight's Tale as a movie starring Heath Ledger and not the Middle English... More >>

  • Pile On Loads of Earthy Fun

    published April 21, 2011

    Do you see potential in your wastebasket? Couldn't that bag of empty cans and spent paper towel rolls stack up to more than garbage? Maybe -- if... More >>

  • The Real Deal...Or Is It?

    published April 21, 2011

    You may think that plot twists, themes of forgery and a storyline that confounds the ideas of time and reality are the makings of an action film... More >>

  • Stories of the East

    published April 14, 2011

    Considering the vast size and extensive history of China, it's understandable if you're one of the many people who harbor misconceptions about the... More >>

  • Roomful of Relics

    published March 31, 2011

    For most of us, there's a spool of old sewing thread gathering dust in the back of a drawer full of other unused junk. Plus, when a button finally... More >>

  • Two-Wheeler Weekend

    published March 31, 2011

    On one side of an empty street the motorbikes of the unshaven, leather-jacketed Rockers grumble. They stare across at their rivals, the Mods, a... More >>

  • Race to the Bandana

    published March 24, 2011

    Have you ever wondered what motivates runners to complete long-distance races? While we aren't qualified to answer that, a bonus incentive waits... More >>

  • Hey You Guys!

    published March 24, 2011

    Neither One-Eyed Willy's booty nor a band of foul-mouthed preteens are likely candidates for a modern PG-13 movie, but they were in the 1980s.... More >>

  • Howling at the 'Wolves

    published March 24, 2011

    Kevin Love could be the only thing going right for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season. Unfortunately for them, his 53-game... More >>

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