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2007 Stories by Noah W. Bailey

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  • Gated Blaxploitation

    published October 11, 2007

    Saint of the Suburbs, a new exhibit by artist Zoë Charlton, consists of work which "combines the black female figure and the... More >>

  • Up In Smoke

    published October 11, 2007

    The play Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage tells the story of a "feisty rodeo competitor" called Big 8 and a "one-eyed Ukrainian biker... More >>

  • Southern Girls

    published October 11, 2007

    We've probably seen Steel Magnolias 30 or 40 times by now. After all, we grew up in a family with a great affinity for Dolly Parton.... More >>

  • Musical Portraits

    published October 11, 2007

    Texas Singer-Songwriters: An Americana Portrait is a new exhibit of images by photographer Gary Goldberg, who was so taken with... More >>

  • All That Jazz

    published October 4, 2007

    We often wonder what it's like for artists slugging it out on the tribute circuit, dragging out their best versions of songs by dead guys (or guys... More >>

  • Aruba, Abduction

    published October 4, 2007

    Many of you no doubt remember the 2005 case of Natalee Holloway, the pretty young blonde who disappeared in Aruba after a senior trip culminated... More >>

  • Honk If You Like Honk Jr.

    published October 4, 2007

    At first we mistook Honk Jr. to be a French adaptation of the 1979 autobiography of Bocephus, Living Proof. However, though... More >>

  • Evan Almighty

    published October 4, 2007

    Artist and designer Evan Hecox is largely known for his skateboard work, which makes fine use of the rolling canvases by filling them with bright... More >>

  • The Right Fight

    published October 4, 2007

    Attorney Morris Dees is best-known for creating the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization founded in 1971 to protect civil rights... More >>

  • O'Death, Rock Plaza Central, Peter and the Wolf

    published September 27, 2007

    Toronto, Canada's Rock Plaza Central quickly endeared themselves to the crowds at this year's SXSW, flooring music writers and college kids... More >>

  • Soul Bowl

    published September 27, 2007

    The Cotton Bowl Classic may be moving to Arlington, and sure, the Red River Shootout might follow them someday, but good riddance—that... More >>

  • Model Marketing

    published September 27, 2007

    You might have seen R&B singer/Tommy Hilfiger model Tyrese this summer battling giant killer Decepticons in Transformers. Or perhaps... More >>

  • Stage Trash

    published September 27, 2007

    If you're gonna call your stage production The Great American Trailer Park Musical, you better have the goods to back it up. We want... More >>

  • In The Field

    published September 20, 2007

    Artist Jane Helslander's work can currently be seen in the International Terminal at DFW, though it might be hard to fully appreciate if you're... More >>

  • The Fellowship

    published September 20, 2007

    I wouldn't go see a play about Reese Witherspoon (boring!), but I am somewhat interested in the play Miss Witherspoon, playing this... More >>

  • Kilt Funk

    published September 20, 2007

    When I hear the term "Average White Band," I automatically think, "Coldplay," or maybe "The Killers." If I'd come of age in the '70s, however, I... More >>

  • Gentling-men

    published September 20, 2007

    Fort Worth artists Stuart and Scott Gentling are best known for the mural that adorns the dome of Bass Performance Hall, though their work can be... More >>

  • Snack Story

    published September 13, 2007

    Who doesn't love potato chips? We'll eat 'em in just about any variety—plain, barbecue, salt and vinegar, dill pickle, sour... More >>

  • Rasta Spawn

    published September 13, 2007

    We've never been huge fans of Bob Marley (hippies killed him for us long ago), but we certainly respect the guy. After all, he recorded several... More >>

  • Dust Bowlin' Daddy

    published September 6, 2007

    Lubbock native Terry Allen is a true West Texas renaissance man, as famous (if not more so) for his contributions to the visual arts as he... More >>

  • Mom

    published August 30, 2007

    Like Explosions in the Sky before them, Denton instrumental duo Mom will probably have Hollywood beckoning in no time, begging for evocative... More >>

  • Viva Bolero

    published August 30, 2007

    If you've ever kicked back with a margarita on the patio of a Mexican restaurant, then you've probably heard the sweetly harmonized boleros,... More >>

  • A Show About Nothing

    published August 30, 2007

    One might naturally assume that a play called Zero would be the heart-wrenching story of a Japanese kamikaze pilot. It might be hard... More >>

  • Rhinestone Cowboy

    published August 23, 2007

    You may not be familiar with designer-to-the-stars Manuel, but you've certainly seen some of his work. Got a copy of Sgt. Pepper's... More >>

  • Big D's Great Roar

    published August 16, 2007

    The Godzilla theme of this year's Dallas Observer Music Awards can be interpreted in many ways. Godzilla could represent the... More >>

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