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2008 Stories by Merritt Martin

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  • Hockey Mouths

    published December 25, 2008

    So Sean Avery's gone, dealing with anger management issues and a big mouth. That's all very politically correct and all, but if the guy--and all... More >>

  • Circle in the Rawr

    published December 25, 2008

    Now, I don't know about you, but when I have a "jungle fantasy," contortionists are most definitely always involved. Occasionally there are... More >>

  • Girl Drink Drunk: At Home With an Irish Maiden

    published Dec 18, 2008

    You may have noticed a little bit of a chill in the air this Monday (specifically a wind chill of 18 degrees). You might have even car-skated over a thin little layer of ice on your way home from the ... More >>

  • Past, Present And Future

    published December 18, 2008

    Frankly, I've always thought Tiny Tim got undue applause. That "God bless us, every one" line brings out the "ah"s and teardrops but c'mon,... More >>

  • Film Cans

    published December 18, 2008

    It's a tired old saying that one man's trash is another man's treasure. But Marilyn Waligore's The In/Materiality of the Everyday... More >>

  • Forks En Pointe

    published December 11, 2008

    Waiter: "And what would you like to eat, little girl?" Girl [occasionally at a non-indoor speaking volume]: "I'll have French toast with syrup!... More >>

  • Trickle Jingle

    published December 11, 2008

    The Manhattan Transfer hasn't released an album since 2006's An Acapella Christmas and The Symphony Sessions, but who are we... More >>

  • Girl Drink Drunk: Special Report: American Airlines Center

    published Dec 03, 2008

    OK, I know what you're thinking: "American Airlines Center? WTF?" See, I had my drinking buds prepped and the location staked. I was ready. Then BF Jake and I realized that thanks to my inspired disgu... More >>

  • Bill's World

    published December 4, 2008

    Back in the 1970s it was all black and white, wasn't it? Everyone was listening to ELO and Supertramp, eating fast food only on special occasions... More >>

  • Artistic Recess

    published December 4, 2008

    Merriam-Webster's Web site defines "grotto" as "1. Cave, 2. Artificial recess or structure made to resemble a natural cave." In visual artist Adam... More >>

  • Om Art

    published December 4, 2008

    Sure you can downward-dog and cobra and tree. You can meditate and balance your chi. You may have even dabbled in Tibetan Buddhism--I could throw... More >>

  • For Puck's Sake

    published November 27, 2008

    The Stars' season has, so far, seen a bit of the ol' back-and-forth, the win-and-lose, the come-and-go. Stats notwithstanding and because I'm... More >>

  • Oh, the Fury

    published November 20, 2008

    New York artist Kate Gilmore's Girl Fight isn't about ripping someone's weave out or clawing runs into someone's clothing and/or... More >>

  • Cracked Dancers

    published November 20, 2008

    There is a holiday story that's bigger than Santa's bag of toys. That blows the nose off Rudolph. That melts Frosty and burns Alfie the Christmas... More >>

  • He's No Dummy

    published November 20, 2008

    The story goes that when America's Got Talent judge David Hasselhoff laid eyes upon comic impersonator and puppet master of sorts Terry... More >>

  • Maple Minuets

    published November 13, 2008

    Most people think that ballet is all pink pointe shoes, tutus and the stuff of Swan Lake. But thanks to choreographers such as Alvin Ailey... More >>

  • Life In Art

    published November 6, 2008

    Imagine our delight to find an art exhibition that focuses on life as affected by contemporary media. Except, well, it isn't so much media proper... More >>

  • Going Places

    published November 6, 2008

    Bridges to nowhere have been a hot political topic of late--but at Craighead-Green Gallery, the artistic "bridges" of exhibition trio David... More >>

  • Kid Magic

    published October 30, 2008

    Laurie Berkner totally knows that kids really dig being silly. Like dancing, jumping, funny-face silly. Like, cry-halting, positive... More >>

  • The O's

    published October 23, 2008

    With experience in some eight other beloved local bands—ranging from the Polyphonic Spree to Boys Named Sue—Taylor Young and John... More >>

  • Taste This, Uptown

    published October 16, 2008

    Call us crazy, but despite gluttony being one of the seven deadly sins, we really have no problem with shoveling some seriously delicious food... More >>

  • Gibb's Gold

    published October 16, 2008

    Brian Gibb is a dangerous man. He can make you want things. He can make you buy things. And he doesn't even have to be in the room. His eye... More >>

  • Staged Bets

    published October 16, 2008

    I know, I know. It's called Tuna Does Vegas. But part of me really wishes it was Vegas Does Tuna so I could observe not only... More >>

  • The First Five

    published October 16, 2008

    The Nasher Sculpture Center may only be 5-years-old, but it totally knows how to celebrate. The museum is kicking out the jams family-style with... More >>

  • Lucky Day

    published October 16, 2008

    OK, so General Hospital's Lucky (Greg Vaughan) is signing autographs and greeting fans as part of everyone's favorite publication Soap... More >>

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