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2009 Stories by Kelly Knickerbocker

Archives: 2009
  • Eye Candy

    published May 28, 2009

    Oompa-Loompa, doompadee doo, Watters Creek has a movie for you. On Thursday, the 1971 scrumdiddlyumptious classic Willy Wonka and the... More >>

  • Get Hosed

    published May 21, 2009

    Why not toast your brewski to the firefighters who always have your back? They put their lives on the line to combat everything from your common... More >>

  • These Days Are Ours

    published May 21, 2009

    Twenty-five years after the last episode of Happy Days aired, they're still livin' happy and free. The popular sitcom might be long... More >>

  • Fischerspooner Tackles Popular Culture

    published May 14, 2009

    Initially, Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner began collaborating on performance art pieces as students at the Art Institute of Chicago. Then, in... More >>

  • Girl Fight

    published May 14, 2009

    Everyone loves a rematch. For the first time since the 2008 Olympic semi-final game, the U.S. women's soccer team will face-off against... More >>

  • Come Out And Play

    published May 14, 2009

    The Offspring's gonna give it to you, baby, ah ha ah ha...when they come through town, that is. Dexter Holland decided to start a punk rock band... More >>

  • Mmm, That's Some Good Addison

    published May 7, 2009

    Mmm, mmm, good! Taste Addison is back, and I don't mind if I do. Skip out on dinner the night before, grab your Tums and head out to Addison... More >>

  • Purple Passion

    published May 7, 2009

    More than 30,000 people in the United States are living with cystic fibrosis, and 1,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. In the 1950s, many... More >>

  • Shiny Toy Guns

    published April 30, 2009

    Third time's a charm. Things tend to happen in threes. Yadda yadda yadda. Whichever dictum you prefer, it seems to ring particularly true with... More >>

  • Buddha's Delight

    published April 30, 2009

    Celebrate the birthday of the awakened one. Buddha, that is. There are more than 350 million Buddhists worldwide, making it the... More >>

  • Get Out Your "Flashlight"

    published April 30, 2009

    The last time I saw George Clinton, he was a lackadaisical participant on CMT's reality show Gone Country 3. Apparently Clinton was... More >>

  • Finders Keepers

    published April 23, 2009

    These aren't your mama's arts and crafts! No siree, Bob. These accessories, trinkets and works of art are funky, baby. The Funky Finds... More >>

  • And All That Jazz

    published April 16, 2009

    Posh restaurants? Classy dames? Stylish boutiques? Sure, Big D's got those. But nothing exudes class like a celebration honoring the best in North... More >>

  • The Barber of Garland

    published April 16, 2009

    Sweeney Todd had me captivated at, "There's a hole in the world like a great black pit, and it's filled with people who are filled... More >>

  • Bunnies And Blooms

    published April 9, 2009

    Even though 450,000 spring flowers are in bloom at the Dallas Arboretum, don't go questioning your green thumb skills. After all, they are... More >>

  • Murder She Ate

    published April 2, 2009

    I mean, sure, a murder mystery sounds legit, but did you say "free dinner"? Ramen-slurping, drive-through-frequenting, meal card-swiping... More >>

  • Spring In Your Step

    published April 2, 2009

    Things are always getting bigger in Texas, and no other metropolitan area in the United States is growing faster than Dallas-Fort Worth. Sure,... More >>

  • Not About Jazz

    published April 2, 2009

    The Jazz might be a teeny bit ahead of the Mavericks statistically, but that doesn't make the boys from Big D an underdog in their upcoming... More >>

  • Tail Trot

    published March 19, 2009

    Parade your pooch, traipse with your tail-wagger and hike with your hound at this year's Strut Your Mutt 3K Walk/Fun Run. Hill's Science... More >>

  • Celebrating Cocoa

    published March 12, 2009

    You made that New Year's resolution your beeyotch, didn't you? Your plan to lose weight was an overwhelming success, and you've never felt... More >>

  • Nimble Nylon

    published March 12, 2009

    Classical guitar students will compete for some serious cash prizes this weekend at the 8th Annual Texas Guitar Competition. And hopefully,... More >>

  • Texas Tea

    published March 5, 2009

    Queue up the banjo, pour yourself some moonshine and get real comfy-like, because the Clampetts are coming to North Texas, where the Garland Civic... More >>

  • Weird Science

    published February 26, 2009

    Always insane and eccentric, he wears a long white lab coat, black gloves and a permanent grin. Beakers in hand and hair on end, he is overly... More >>

  • If He Builds It

    published February 19, 2009

    "He can fix it! He can fix it," they'll chant. Two-year-olds in mosh pits, bottles thrown onstage and signatures on teething rings. After all, he... More >>

  • Got It Bad, Got It Bad, Got It Bad

    published February 19, 2009

    Pursed lips, angry eyes and a jaw line like Jay Leno's. I was in third grade the last time I heard Miss Viola Swamp's callous name breathed into... More >>

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