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2008 Stories by Mark Hughes

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  • Links And Clinks

    published December 4, 2008

    Usually, we wouldn't recommend going to a sausage fest, but in this case we guess there can be an exception made to the rule. The GermanDeli... More >>

  • Turtle Creek Sparkle

    published November 27, 2008

    Thanksgiving is over, so it's time to take down the cornucopias. Bring on the December dazzle shows! If you want to get started early on the "lots... More >>

  • Through The Years

    published November 6, 2008

    The Southern Methodist University's Mustang Band's Pigskin Revue musical variety show has been a SMU Homecoming tradition since... More >>

  • Pumpkinhead

    published October 30, 2008

    It's the beginning of the holiday season, and a perfect way to start it off is a story of a headless Hessian horseman throwing flaming... More >>

  • Intergalactic, Planetary

    published October 30, 2008

    Old adventure serials are fertile inspirational ground, as proven by Star Wars and Indiana Jones. They're also ripe for parody, as... More >>

  • Gourd Jog

    published October 16, 2008

    When some of us here at Night & Day hear "Valley Ranch" we're thinking more about condiments, not athletics. But hey, it takes all kinds, and we... More >>

  • Pour One Out

    published October 16, 2008

    Did you know it was Texas Wine Month? We sure didn't. If we had known, we might have taken a break from our own private 18-pack-a-day celebration.... More >>

  • Dancin', Dancin'

    published October 9, 2008

    So, dancing is back "in" you say. There's a reality show called So You Think You Can Dance that gets great ratings to prove it. There's... More >>

  • Border Crossing

    published October 2, 2008

    Any artist worth their easel pushes boundaries, but this region's artists seem interested in borders. The latest example is Unified Field:... More >>

  • Back In Time

    published September 4, 2008

    It's hard to imagine a time when a band like Huey Lewis and the News could dominate pop charts and MTV alongside a balding Phil Collins.... More >>

  • Sailin' For Supper

    published August 28, 2008

    Considering that we've never "made it" by anyone's definition, the phrase "fake it till you make it" has become a way of life. Some things are... More >>

  • Mall Varmints

    published August 21, 2008

    We think it's about time you taught your kids about the regional wildlife. No, we're not talking about a field trip to Greenville Avenue at 2:05... More >>

  • Before The Rise

    published August 14, 2008

    Did you know a pro athlete during college, a successful musician when he struggled unnoticed at an open-mic or a porn star when she was a Hooters... More >>

  • In The End

    published July 17, 2008

    Mix comedy, tragedy, romance, desire and honor and what do you get? No, not Jean-Claude Van Damme. You get Shakespeare, and those needing a fix of... More >>

  • Moving Myths

    published July 3, 2008

    While politicians deal with immigration using talk about building fences, artists try to bring fences down. Who's right? Who knows, but while one... More >>

  • Teen Movie

    published June 26, 2008

    High School Musical is the latest in "love conquers all" movie propaganda, and now it's coming to town as a stage show. Once again,... More >>

  • Once Bitten, Twice Shy

    published June 12, 2008

    You can't help but be fascinated with what you're taught to fear. Maybe that's why we like brunettes in high heels and too much lipstick. And... More >>

  • Look Sharp

    published June 5, 2008

    We're being watched. Observers are constantly scanning our planet from space. Collectively, they are called the EOS, and they monitor everything.... More >>

  • Fair Art

    published May 22, 2008

    What do you get when you put more than 200 artists in one place displaying, demonstrating and selling their creations? A paintball tournament... More >>

  • Something In the Water

    published May 22, 2008

    There is a kinda of ineffable something in Texas that makes it tick. It might have something to do with being in between the two coasts—a... More >>

  • West Siiiide

    published April 17, 2008

    Things might have changed, but midnight movies used to mean such subversive fare as The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Pink Floyd The... More >>

  • Tour Speed

    published April 3, 2008

    We're not sure if Dallas has been called beautiful by anybody—ever—but the organizers of The Fifth Annual... More >>

  • Mad Fun

    published April 3, 2008

    Please imagine me eating a raw steak and drinking dark beer as I tell you about the 20th Annual Mad Hatter's Garden Party. It takes place... More >>

  • Be Young Again

    published March 27, 2008

    Neil Young has never been a meticulous sort when it comes to his appearance (God love him), and people often think he is at his best with the band... More >>

  • Hot Dames

    published March 13, 2008

    Whether you're a douche, a thug, indie or goth everybody loves a lovely lady. So it's a can't-lose proposition when The Lollie Bombs hit... More >>

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