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2007 Stories by Mark Hughes

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  • Forgotten No More

    published September 13, 2007

    A photograph only has a flat page on which to work its mystery. How good must a photograph be to grab our attention and change the world then?... More >>

  • Smothered in Cool

    published August 30, 2007

    So you think you're cool, huh? Been going around hijacking scenes from everyone that's old and out of it? Well, Mr. Hipster, think about this:... More >>

  • Let's Play Dolls

    published August 16, 2007

    Look! Up on the stage! Is it a Russ Meyer film? The life story of Kitten Natividad? No, it's the Valley of the Dolls regional... More >>

  • Dirty Hippies

    published August 9, 2007

    It's tough to say anything new about the 1969 Woodstock music festival. We have so much perspective (after almost 40 years!) that everyone pretty... More >>

  • Grunts and Giggles

    published August 2, 2007

    Defending the Caveman is the longest running solo play in Broadway history at two years. It's about male/female relations with... More >>

  • Yours Truly

    published July 19, 2007

    First, caller ID and cell phones ruined drunk dialing forever. Now, networking sites allow exposure to ridicule and embarrassment without even... More >>

  • Memories of Mayhem

    published July 12, 2007

    Jeffery "Mayhem" Thompson was a Renaissance fair enthusiast, a television actor, a radio personality, a musician, a bouncer, a personal bodyguard... More >>

  • Sport Eating

    published July 12, 2007

    We like to eat. Not only do we like to eat, but we like to eat in such a way as to make the body a battleground. We're talkin' breakfast tacos and... More >>

  • VH-D

    published July 5, 2007

    Compared to other arts, video art is relatively new and is still an open field without a set definition. Defined or not, the Dallas Video Festival... More >>

  • Ooh, Aah

    published June 28, 2007

    Everybody likes things that go BOOM, right? How 'bout food, music and historic military airplane flyovers? Well, Addison holds a crowd pleasing... More >>

  • We All Fall Down

    published June 21, 2007

    Despite spirited efforts from some spirited folks, developers won in the end (is anybody surprised?). The deconstruction of buildings at Fry and... More >>

  • Care to Dance?

    published June 7, 2007

    Ah, the honky-tonk dive is a great source for storytelling. A rich mine of characters, relationships, problems and story arcs await and are... More >>

  • Tune Me Up, Scotty

    published May 31, 2007

    As much as I'd like to think that all the best music happened in the '60s, it has to be conceded that one or two good things happened after the... More >>

  • Powerful Stuff

    published May 17, 2007

    Tower of Power released their first album in 1970. They have upward of 18 releases so we haven't heard all their music, but we've heard... More >>

  • Stoner Symphony

    published May 10, 2007

    Have you ever thought that the solar system is just like one big molecule and...oh, you haven't? Maybe it's just us. What was I saying? Oh, yeah.... More >>

  • River Town

    published May 3, 2007

    At last recollection the Trinity River in Fort Worth doesn’t smell like an overflowing cesspool. Good ol’ Panther City can actually... More >>

  • Supersize Me

    published May 3, 2007

    Although we're no strangers to the phrase "better living through chemistry," our take on it is probably a little different than the approach... More >>

  • Jazz Masters

    published April 26, 2007

    If you want to start a fight (not that we'd condone it), head to Denton this weekend and proclaim loudly how lousy the arts scene is there. Be... More >>

  • Texas Pride

    published April 26, 2007

    Here's an idea: Have an event featuring a couple of days of rodeo topped with a bull-riding invitational. Feature music from Jason Boland and the... More >>

  • Top Design

    published April 12, 2007

    A panel of scientists, intelligent design experts and authors will discuss no less than the development of life at this weekend's "Darwin vs.... More >>

  • DEAF Kids

    published April 5, 2007

    I love festivals, and the Deep Ellum Arts Festival is one of the good ones. I know because I've been somewhat of a connoisseur since the... More >>

  • Roll Call

    published March 15, 2007

    In college lingo, "101" translates to "for beginners." Generally, one doesn't learn much in a 101 (due to sleeping late and skipping), but they... More >>

  • Hot Burrito No. 2

    published March 8, 2007

    Like many of us, Chris Hillman was introduced to music by his older sister. Unlike most of us, his songs have been recorded by Beck,... More >>

  • Green Energy

    published March 1, 2007

    They say that since its inception in 1983, the North Texas Irish Festival has always been centered on the music, dance and culture of... More >>

  • Culture Connection

    published March 1, 2007

    Even during the worst of the Cold War, Americans never lost respect for the arts we received from Russia. Unfortunately they lived up to the "evil... More >>

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