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2009 Stories by Katey Margolis

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  • Kosher Kisses

    published December 24, 2009

    Even though I was raised Jewish and was part of several community groups that reinforced my Jewish identity, I never dated a Jewish guy. Unless... More >>

  • Tilt Fest

    published December 17, 2009

    The winter solstice, which astronomically stands for the moment when the earth's axial tilt is farthest from the sun, also stands as the most... More >>

  • Shop And Awe

    published December 3, 2009

    Everybody has their own way of doing the holidays, and if your way includes handmade jewelry and burlesque, then you have a great one-stop shop at... More >>

  • Light Up At Bass

    published October 29, 2009

    On the whole, The Doobie Brothers don't really get what they deserve. In the average music-listening American's mind, I would be willing to... More >>

  • It's A Gradual Graduation

    published October 29, 2009

    I first saw The Graduate when I was about 17. I remember that I liked it, thought it was artistic and visually stunning, and I understood... More >>

  • Look What They Found

    published October 22, 2009

    It's nice to know I'm not the only one fascinated by other peoples' lost and discarded stuff. I was first made aware that I wasn't alone when I... More >>

  • Bauhaus Party

    published October 15, 2009

    The Bauhaus School, founded by Walter Gropius in 1919, was Germany's most important design school. It became synonymous with an influential... More >>

  • It'll Be Good Times

    published October 1, 2009

    I have a great mom, but I was always jealous of J.J. Evans, the character played by Jimmie Walker on Good Times. He had Florida... More >>

  • Go See Alice

    published October 1, 2009

    Many people mistakenly think of Alice Cooper as a one-trick-pony. Far from it. He is not without tricks, of course, but he has plenty of... More >>

  • There Was...But What Now?

    published September 24, 2009

    There Was a Forest: Jews in Eastern Europe Today, an exhibition of photographs taken by Loli Kantor in Poland and Ukraine, documents... More >>

  • May-December In September

    published September 24, 2009

    Hal Ashby's 1971 masterpiece Harold and Maude is one of those things that needs to be experienced to be explained. To say, "Oh,... More >>

  • Spider Meet Pigs

    published September 24, 2009

    I'm not sure which came first--reading Charlotte's Web or my overwhelming empathy for animals. Regardless, I am pretty sure that one begat... More >>

  • Too Much Monkey Business

    published September 17, 2009

    I have mixed feelings about Junie B. Jones, of the hugely successful series of books by the same name written by Barbara Park. On the one hand,... More >>

  • In The Mood

    published September 3, 2009

    The Moody Blues formed in mid-'60s Britain and, like many of their contemporaries, played around with sounds--from American... More >>

  • Sharpen Your Axe

    published August 20, 2009

    Guitar-Fest McKinney is a three-day event that gives guitar players a chance to bone up on their technique and learn new tricks. Offering... More >>

  • Stayin' Alive via Tragedy

    published August 13, 2009

    I was 8 years old in 1977, when Star Wars came out, and it was everything. Who could have foreseen that, at least for the girl half of us,... More >>

  • Sing Proud

    published August 13, 2009

    One of the things about karaoke that is so cheesy is that you are not only drunkenly singing some old song, but you are doing it with a recorded... More >>

  • A Thousand Words

    published August 6, 2009

    Noted photographer Diane Arbus once said, "A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know." Chew on that for a... More >>

  • Bald Bombshell

    published July 30, 2009

    Philippines-born Ryan Ong Palao, also known as Ongina, is her own kind of drag queen. Best known for her stint on RuPaul's Drag... More >>

  • Razzle Dazzle

    published July 23, 2009

    Summertime is when community theater really shines, and the Greater Lewisville Community Theatre brings the shimmer by putting on the ever-sparkly... More >>

  • Fringed Fun

    published July 16, 2009

    The whole burlesque revival thing leaves me conflicted. On the one hand, it is yet another format for showcasing women as men's playthings. On the... More >>

  • Cleese And Thank You

    published July 16, 2009

    For some unknown reason, I have had the song "I'm a Lumberjack" from Monty Python's Flying Circus going through my head for the last... More >>

  • An Elite Squad

    published June 18, 2009

    "In the fairy tale criminal justice system, the characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes are represented by two separate yet equally... More >>

  • Man's Man

    published June 18, 2009

    Man, I sure did love NewsRadio. It was a smart sitcom in which great characters and performances ran rampant. But it would never have been... More >>

  • Paper Planes To The Past

    published June 4, 2009

    Harmon and Harriet Kelley began collecting African-American art in 1987 and have amassed a collection that represents a broad range of genres and... More >>

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