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1998 Stories by Juliana Barbassa

Archives: 1999 | 1998
  • Back in black

    published December 31, 1998

    Orson Welles' classic, The Lady of Shanghai, is the quintessential film noir. You have all the basic elements: the femme fatale, the unsolved... More >>

  • Holiday Howl

    published December 24, 1998

    At this time of year, there are few places to hide from the seasonal attack of nonstop Christmas lights, bad lawn ornaments, and the too-cheery... More >>

  • Go for the green

    published December 17, 1998

    For decades Dale Robinson has left his Lakewood home and headed over to Tenison Park, golf bag slung over his shoulder. Four times a week... More >>

  • Last dance

    published December 10, 1998

    One minute, the woman in the clingy, curvy red and black dress makes the rounds as a waitress, taking drink orders from the tables of men at... More >>

  • Talk the talk

    published December 10, 1998

    Thirty-five years have passed since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, but people are still talking about it. While everyone is... More >>

  • The virgin muse

    published December 3, 1998

    Sandra Cisneros writes about what she knows, in the words she grew up with. This daughter of a Mexican father and Mexican-American mother brought... More >>

  • Getting scrooged

    published November 26, 1998

    He's back: that "squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner" Scrooge, whom Charles Dickens created and every theater... More >>

  • Hot tango

    published November 19, 1998

    Given choreographer Paul Taylor's self-described "insatiable itch to communicate to the world at large," it was surely only a matter of time... More >>

  • Stranger than fiction

    published November 12, 1998

    What better way is there to spend a chilly autumn evening than to curl up with a large box of popcorn and watch a good thriller? Genealogies of a... More >>

  • Love, death, and flamenco dancing

    published November 5, 1998

    "Theater should be a grand poetic spectacle, the language given flesh and breath," Federico Garcia Lorca once said. Now celebrating the... More >>

  • Dead air

    published October 29, 1998

    You can almost hear the silence at KKDA-AM (730) these days. "Soul 73," long hailed as the voice of Dallas' African-American community, is not... More >>

  • Banned in Plano

    published October 29, 1998

    The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture is one of those interesting bits of the city that might pass unnoticed by those for whom downtown... More >>

  • Laughing at Lolita

    published October 22, 1998

    Paula Vogel has guts. Writing about incest, child abuse, and a girl's sexual awakening without being melodramatic or making an audience cringe is... More >>

  • Boys in black

    published October 15, 1998

    No question about it, Mark Lannoye stands out in a crowd. Even at Mesquite High School, with hundreds of other teenagers vying for each other's... More >>

  • Double divas

    published October 15, 1998

    One of the hottest summers in recorded history seems finally to be subsiding, or perhaps just giving us a week's respite. In any case, there's no... More >>

  • Trash heap of history

    published October 8, 1998

    Alexander Troup leaves you wondering at first. He talks a bit too fast, and his conspiratorial tone can make a listener wary. But once he... More >>

  • The frightener

    published October 8, 1998

    Long before Stephen King made horror a national pastime, there was Shirley Jackson. Born in San Francisco in 1919, the author of the... More >>

  • Candidate X

    published October 1, 1998

    Michael Capehart likes to talk. If given the chance, this 52-year-old Oak Cliff native will keep you riveted, his lilting voice filling a room,... More >>

  • Alive and kicking

    published October 1, 1998

    Is feminism dead? When Time magazine's June 29 cover posed that question alongside a picture of TV's short-skirted, ditzy attorney Ally McBeal, it... More >>

  • Glint of gold

    published September 24, 1998

    It's state fair time again, and parents all over the metroplex are bracing themselves for the yearly ritual of corny dogs, endless carnival rides,... More >>

  • Chic Lalique

    published September 17, 1998

    As waves of turn-of-the-century nostalgia follow in the wake of Titanic, the unsinkable, ever profitable movie, trendees are showing newfound... More >>

  • War wounds

    published September 10, 1998

    Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes once described the U.S.-Mexico border as a 2,000-mile-long scar. The frontier, drawn at the end of the U.S-Mexico... More >>

  • Bothersome Brecht

    published September 3, 1998

    Not long before he died, Bertolt Brecht asked a reporter to "write that I was inconvenient and intend to remain so after my death. Even then there... More >>

  • Lunching Latino

    published August 27, 1998

    You work downtown. You're tired of the standard lunchtime fare. Eating at your desk just doesn't do it for you either. So you take a stroll, head... More >>

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