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2003 Stories by Merritt Martin

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  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published December 18, 2003

    Thursday, December 18 Any fan of black-and-white photography has seen Edward Weston's bell pepper shot, "Pepper No. 30." Its seductive... More >>

  • Pure Art

    published December 11, 2003

    Raised Episcopalian, we had plenty of ceremony, sit-kneel-stands and real wine at communion. We went to church, crossing ourselves with holy water... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published December 4, 2003

    Thursday, December 4 We've checked our Complete Bartender's Guide, and we find nothing on something called a Kimbell's... More >>

  • Tweed

    published December 4, 2003

    A year and a half ago, this EP wasn't possible. Tweed was ambitious, sure, but something was amiss and obviously so. Their songs, falling... More >>

  • Swell's Bells

    published November 27, 2003

    On a recent trip to that retail Mecca known as Target, a sign grabbed our attention like a 4-year-old holds onto an ice cream cone for dear life.... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published November 20, 2003

    Thursday, November 20 Without choreography, a dance performance would probably be like an improv comedy show--either really... More >>

  • Flash Back

    published November 13, 2003

    For 10 years, I've been a photographer. Photography is a passion, for sure, and the camera has become a part of me. It may be a cliché, but... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published November 6, 2003

    Thursday, November 6 Big state. Big hats. Big country. Big hearts. Camp Summit holds its second auction in a style true to Texas.... More >>

  • See Saw

    published October 30, 2003

    Tobe Hooper is one helluva frugal director. On a minuscule budget and with the slightest amount of gore, he crafted a classic horror film that... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published October 23, 2003

    Thursday, October 23 No television; no frozen dinners. Home entertainment in 1938 America came from a radio's speakers, and dinner prep... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published October 9, 2003

    Thursday, October 9 Kimonos and obis off. It's time for Japanese moon viewing. Since the Heian period (794-1185 AD), gazing upon a... More >>

  • Farewell to the Flame

    published October 2, 2003

    We want men who can cook, juggle every little thing and also suck it up and swallow it whole. And that's just what we'll get on Saturday. Well,... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published September 25, 2003

    Thursday, September 25 If there's anything we need, it's tips on entertaining. Something inside screams that our next throw-down must... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published September 11, 2003

    Thursday, September 11 Timeless, tried and true. Things deemed "classic" are generally a sure bet. Think about it. Someone says, "That... More >>

  • Talk Dirty for Us

    published September 4, 2003

    Two-and-a-half years ago Dallas business owner Greg Weiner's mental light bulb went on. For about a month now, his brainchild has found a home in... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published July 31, 2003

    Thursday, July 31 Everybody has them. Custom ones, in fact. So different that no other person could ever match them...unless, of... More >>

  • Class Action

    published July 24, 2003

    Maybe it's just us. Really, we shop at Target for heaven's sake. We know nothing, zip, zilch and nada about social ranking in New York City,... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published July 17, 2003

    Thursday, July 17 Dancing, drumming warriors. Literally, that's what "Kobushi" (or at least, its three syllables) means. The... More >>

  • Where the Rubber Leaves the Road...

    published July 10, 2003

    Like flies to honey, they swarm into the Sonic Drive-In on Northwest Highway near Garland Road, revving their high-performance motorcycles as if... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published July 3, 2003

    Thursday, July 3 Mmm, spitting. Nothing says America like spitting. At least, that's what the Lakewood Library is going with today at 2... More >>

  • A Bag to Brag About

    published June 26, 2003

    You're in your grade-school seat stiff with anticipation. You have no idea what the teacher is saying. Timmy's picking his nose, and for once you... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published June 19, 2003

    Thursday, June 19 Sleep Number, Tempur-Pedic, Isotonic Foam, Craftmatic. Bedding is out of control. No one sleeps on a normal mattress... More >>

  • Paper Trail

    published June 12, 2003

    Everybody knows David Brent. We've worked with, under or over someone like him, and it's nothing other than excruciating. He's the boss who points... More >>

  • Manly Morsels

    published June 12, 2003

    Real men don't eat quiche. Real men don't cry. Real men don't ask for directions. Real men don't use clichés. We're clear on what "real... More >>

  • DMA Stings Audiences

    published June 5, 2003

    Dana Carvey made an excellent point in his 1995 HBO special Critic's Choice. Gordon Sumner must have had serious balls to ask his friends... More >>

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