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  • Coming Out Swinging

    published December 28, 2006

    On the evening of November 13, hundreds of people swarmed Farmers Branch City Hall. The small council chamber quickly reached capacity, and most... More >>

  • Winter Getanumberland

    published December 21, 2006

    When the dating gets tough, a non-Jewish friend of mine always threatens to go on Jdate.com and bill herself as a Shiksa Goddess. I always tell... More >>

  • The Hunted

    published December 14, 2006

    It is early one Saturday in November, still dark, and Clark Kirby and his volunteers are on their way to spy on a group of Latino men waiting for... More >>

  • Carols Caliente

    published December 14, 2006

    Christmas is boring in this country. Always the same old tired carols, the fake corporate trees, the insufferable red sweaters with embroidered... More >>

  • Cuban Dreams

    published December 7, 2006

    I've never crossed the Caribbean via raft, but I can't imagine a painting that captures the mood of those fleeing Cuba as well as Rolando... More >>

  • Gold, Frakincense and Crullers

    published November 30, 2006

    "Life without Jesus is like a doughnut," says Rob Evans—aka The Donut Man—"'cause there's a hole in the middle of your heart."... More >>

  • Light It Up

    published November 30, 2006

    Don't let the name fool you—while it may sound like an apocalyptic Bruce Willis movie with lots of bombs, Light Up the Sky is... More >>

  • Racing Poultry

    published November 23, 2006

    For most people, Thanksgiving is synonomous with heaping plates of food, awkward political conversations and small talk with Aunt Betty. The only... More >>

  • Bookstore Santa

    published November 23, 2006

    Kids' visits to Santa bring two things to mind: A Christmas Story's psycho workaholic Santa who dashes Ralphie's dream of a Red Ryder BB... More >>

  • Slow Tide Rising

    published November 16, 2006

    In the days before this month's election, the Dallas County Democratic Party distributed cards with photographs of the county's five Hispanic... More >>

  • Who's Missing

    published November 9, 2006

    If, like me, you have an inexplicable obsession with the colorful and kitschy calaveras of Mexico (you know, the skeleton brides and grooms, the... More >>

  • Team Martha

    published November 9, 2006

    Who said the homemaking maven's status plummeted after her tangle with the law? The press release for Martha Stewart's November 11 book... More >>

  • Splitsville

    published November 2, 2006

    On the hot August morning when it all began, Elizabeth Villafranca was sitting in her spacious North Dallas kitchen reading the newspaper when a... More >>

  • The Other Immigrants

    published November 2, 2006

    Sima Cheregosha came to Texas from Iran 14 years ago. She knows what it's like to leave her country behind and make a new home in a strange place.... More >>

  • Washed Away

    published November 2, 2006

    Before seeing Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues, it was hard to imagine that a show about sexual oppression and brutality could be funny. But... More >>

  • The Critter Whisperer

    published October 26, 2006

    There's still time to catch Big River at the Granville Arts Center courtesy of the Garland Civic Theatre. The play, based on Mark Twain's... More >>

  • Double Trouble

    published October 19, 2006

    Last spring, an idea Jesse Garcia had kicked around with colleagues for months suddenly seemed urgent. Controversy was mounting over a U.S. House... More >>

  • Impenetrable

    published October 19, 2006

    Sculpture magazine described Richard Stout's work this way: "The sculptures appear to explore a space of intimate events—in... More >>

  • Racing for Boobs

    published October 19, 2006

    It's that time of year again. Not Halloween, not the long-awaited fall weather or even the opportunity to get schnockered at Oktoberfest. It's the... More >>

  • Funny Pants

    published October 12, 2006

    Stacks of jeans are displayed on a table in the center of Bittano Boutique, a trendy shop located in Mockingbird Station near American Apparel and... More >>

  • The Perfect Pedal

    published October 12, 2006

    Ever have delusions of grandeur about cycling with Lance Armstrong, the sweet Alps air blowing your hair back as you leave the rest of the pack in... More >>

  • War and Peace

    published October 5, 2006

    Among the decorations at the Bishop Arts District peace festival was a sign outside Hunky's burger joint reading, "War, what is it good for?... More >>

  • In Balance

    published October 5, 2006

    What with the carnage in Iraq, Hugo Chavez declaring President Bush the devil and drug thugs rolling severed heads onto dance floors in Mexico,... More >>

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