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2004 Stories by Merritt Martin

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  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published August 12, 2004

    Thursday, August 12 A letter circa the late '70s (some content altered for improved readability): Dear Rodgers & Hammerstein, Thank... More >>

  • Variety Pack

    published August 5, 2004

    Our research has proven our theory: There is no breakfast food (Cookie Crunch notwithstanding) that is less nutritious than the toaster pastry.... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published July 29, 2004

    Thursday, July 29 Who needs egotistical movie critics when you have the Internet Movie Database where anyone can... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published July 15, 2004

    Thursday, July 15 Why is it that other people's travels in exotic lands are so enticing? Maybe it's our inherent desire to shift... More >>

  • Jet

    published July 15, 2004

    By now, radio stations and jukeboxes have spun Jet's infectious "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" into the ground. Apparently something on Jet's first... More >>

  • Show Us Your Pups

    published July 8, 2004

    No pun intended, but the Lodge is one of the most well-rounded gentlemen's clubs in Dallas. Not only is the club clean and comfy, but, as a woman,... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published July 1, 2004

    Thursday, July 1 We do our fair share of joking around in Night & Day, but there are definitely issues we hold near and dear. Most of... More >>

  • Sexy Ed. 101

    published June 24, 2004

    The most insightful thing we've heard in a while is, in fact, something we really already knew. But when someone says something out loud, it's... More >>

  • The Tragically Hip

    published June 24, 2004

    In their first venture since 2002's In Violet Light, the Tragically Hip still sound like art students living with their parents--rough,... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published June 17, 2004

    Thursday, June 17 Can a photo or drawing of someone else be a self-portrait? Angstrom Gallery's featured artists, Jack Pierson and... More >>

  • Great High Mountain Tour

    published June 10, 2004

    A phenomenon accompanies bluegrass. In the rural American melodies, there exists the relative topics of sorrow, hopefulness, despair and love that... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published June 3, 2004

    Thursday, June 3 When we first heard of Classical Acting Company's choice for their season finale, we got the creeps, chills and what... More >>

  • Audiokarate

    published June 3, 2004

    Back when I was a fresh clubgoer, not yet legal, it was all about Jawbreaker, Sunny Day Real Estate, All, Jimmy Eat World and a slew of other... More >>

  • Shock Value

    published May 27, 2004

    The old adage about strangers with candy holds true for metal-faced freaks with movie passes. Taking treats from either will end in disaster. And... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published May 20, 2004

    Thursday, May 20 After reading the page-turner that is Midwives by Chris Bohjalian, we were so intrigued by... More >>

  • Trash Talk

    published May 13, 2004

    When an advice book has an index like this one, you know you're dealing with a wild one. For instance, let's take the S section topics: saints and... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published May 6, 2004

    Thursday, May 6 Spanish television, especially the telenovela, has always held a certain magic for us, from the zany, over-the-top,... More >>

  • Glory Bound

    published April 29, 2004

    A passion for bound literature is about more than a good story. The tale is a big part of finding a treasure, but different elements make the hunt... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published April 22, 2004

    Thursday, April 22 The term "stampede" will have a slightly different meaning on Thursday as the Unique Performance Shelby Continuation... More >>

  • Strat-Tastic

    published April 15, 2004

    Perusing all the possibilities at an expo devoted to stringed instruments, we miss our childhood ukulele. Man, we could rip it out on those four... More >>

  • 2004 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    published April 15, 2004

    It was one of those years. Three beloved major-label acts dominating nearly every major category, with little but their hometown in common. One a... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published April 8, 2004

    Thursday, April 8 Star-crossed lovers. Feuding families. It's obvious: Romeo and Juliet. But what if it weren't presented in... More >>

  • Fire in the Bowl

    published April 1, 2004

    Bathroom humor is common at most food-eating contests or cookoffs. Contest foods run the gamut from wings to sausage to pie, and all have a... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published March 25, 2004

    Thursday, March 25 We had no idea that opiates, smuggling and white slavery are the three pillars of comedy. Playwright Charles Busch... More >>

  • Blonde Redhead

    published March 25, 2004

    Blonde Redhead, the low-key juggernaut of no-wave, has put out three works (beginning with 1997's Fake Can Be Just As Good) that were... More >>

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