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2008 Stories by Katey Margolis

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  • Ghost Story

    published December 25, 2008

    I am sure very few people need to be told what Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is about. Ebenezer Scrooge's story has been told... More >>

  • Holiday Harvesting

    published December 25, 2008

    Are you not sure what Kwanzaa is all about, but want to know more? Or have you been celebrating Kwanzaa since day one? Either way, you will be... More >>

  • Long May You Run

    published December 11, 2008

    According to the legend, after Pheidippides ran approximately 26 miles from Marathon to Athens to announce the defeat of the Persians, he... More >>

  • Bat Song

    published December 4, 2008

    Beginning on Friday, the Dallas Opera presents Die Fledermaus (The Bat), Johann Strauss' much-loved operetta. Commonly cited as a... More >>

  • Season of the Skaggs

    published December 4, 2008

    Ricky Skaggs, a prolific legend in his own time who worked his way through and up the ranks of country music and bluegrass and (not unlike Johnny... More >>

  • Dan The Man

    published November 27, 2008

    London-based artist Dan Perfect's paintings are collages of sorts. Not of their media, but their aura. Ambiguous forms and referential... More >>

  • Laughingstock

    published November 13, 2008

    If you're someone who enjoys a good laugh picked out for you by television viewers then go see the finalists from the sixth and most recent season... More >>

  • Beatdown Avenue

    published November 13, 2008

    The first film between supreme collaborators Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, 1973's Mean Streets followed on The... More >>

  • Say What?

    published November 6, 2008

    The Confucius Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas celebrates its first anniversary on Saturday with events that include a Chinese film... More >>

  • Art Speaks Out

    published November 6, 2008

    Buy some original art and help abused children at the same time? You can do just that at the annual ART + Advocacy art auction benefiting... More >>

  • Majestic Munchies

    published October 30, 2008

    What a lot of people don't get about Cheech and Chong is that they are playing characters. I'm not saying that Tommy Chong and Richard... More >>

  • Be A Pinhead

    published October 16, 2008

    I have a big problem with "regular" circuses that beat elephants, starve lions and drug dogs, but the Jim Rose Circus is one I can get behind.... More >>

  • He's A Liar

    published October 2, 2008

    Henry Rollins has led a somewhat chameleon-like existence. First, back in the old days he was a regular punk--pissed-off, getting in... More >>

  • A Mean Pinball

    published September 4, 2008

    Ahh, the rock opera. It all started in 1966 when The Who released its second album, which contained the phenomenal nine-minute suite of songs "A... More >>

  • Just The King, Jack

    published August 28, 2008

    Wow. Actor Jack Foltyn brings his Elvis-themed show, Just Jack, to The Cox Building Playhouse, 1517 H Ave. in Plano, and I am... More >>

  • Mike Rhyner's Wednesday

    published August 21, 2008

    Rock and roll has so many genres and subgenres these days that nobody knows what it is anymore. Well, not nobody. Tom Petty knows. Yes, Tom... More >>

  • Hatin' On Pinstripes

    published August 7, 2008

    I was raised to be a New York Mets fan. I have fuzzy memories of my father trying to teach me to bat when I could barely walk. I have a picture of... More >>

  • Blow Hard

    published July 31, 2008

    The Creative Arts Theater and School (CATS) in Arlington, which puts on productions using all-kid casts and crews, presents a show for the whole... More >>

  • Get Wacked

    published July 24, 2008

    When I see movie trailers, I usually have one of the following reactions: -"Never, no matter how desperate for entertainment I am, will I see... More >>

  • A Father's Day

    published July 3, 2008

    The Modern in Fort Worth continues its Magnolia at the Modern series this weekend with And When Did You Last See Your Father?... More >>

  • Raining Cats And Dogs

    published June 26, 2008

    I adopted my dog 11 years ago from a Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) shelter. She's a little bit crazy and doesn't always... More >>

  • Lange-O-Stern

    published June 12, 2008

    When I was 12, Howard Stern was the morning disc jockey on the local rock station WWDC-101.1 FM. I was 12, and I loved him. Over the next 25 years... More >>

  • Roll Call

    published May 22, 2008

    I don't need much ammunition to rationalize going out for some sushi. But now RA Sushi has given us all a bona fide reason to pig out on... More >>

  • Frog Jokes

    published May 22, 2008

    Comedies are not France's best-regarded export. No, they don't even fall in the top ten. Surreal, suspenseful films (and, of course, bread) are... More >>

  • Bacon Bonanza

    published May 15, 2008

    My mother was a children's librarian, and I am currently a reference librarian in a small public library, so I know children's books. But even... More >>

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