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2007 Stories by Noah W. Bailey

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  • Rocky Mountain Losers

    published August 16, 2007

    With the Cowboys' preseason victory over the Colts, it seems the long, lonely post-Baron Davis summer of the Dallas sports fan is finally... More >>

  • Sarah Reddington, New Science Projects, Daniel Folmer and Chris Garver

    published August 9, 2007

    Listening to Sarah Reddington's debut full-length, All Our Friends Have Gone Missing, one hears a band bursting with potential. From the... More >>

  • Big D Dunkin'

    published August 9, 2007

    Sure, I'm a huge Mavericks fan, but even I can admit Dirk and Co. need to stop shooting the long ball sometimes and go in for the rim-rattling... More >>

  • Say Ahhhrt

    published August 9, 2007

    As kids, we hated going to the dentist, because we loved candy and we always had cavities. We also hated flossing and loathed our hygienist,... More >>

  • Khaki Blues

    published July 26, 2007

    Last time I checked, getting shot in the head could earn you some serious street cred. However, for singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, best known... More >>

  • Wives And Daughters

    published July 26, 2007

    Since the early '90s, hundreds of young women have been found dead, raped and tortured in the outskirts of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua--the... More >>

  • The Smell of Fear

    published July 19, 2007

    You, dear readers, are good people, so we're gonna give it to you straight: We have a big problem keeping our innermost fears in check. Like the... More >>

  • Country to the Bone

    published July 19, 2007

    The best country singers always come from tiny, one-horse towns, whether it's Mount Olive, Alabama (Hank Williams), Kingsland, Arkansas (Johnny... More >>

  • Centro-Matic, Dove Hunter, Pleasant Grove, Sarah Jaffe

    published July 12, 2007

    It's been more than a year since Dallas proper last heard from Centro-matic, but that doesn't mean Will Johnson and Co. haven't been busy. As one... More >>

  • Beard Sweat

    published July 12, 2007

    We wouldn't have believed it three months ago, but 92.5 KZPS's recent format change has actually turned us back into occasional FM radio... More >>

  • Boom Boom Bandit

    published July 12, 2007

    We've yet to see the 2006 Thai film Dynamite Warrior (AKA Kon fai bin), but we think several such warriors might have been... More >>

  • Metrosexual Cowboy

    published July 5, 2007

    Keith Urban is the musical equivalent of your average big-box Texas suburb—bland, slick and lifeless—which is why soccer moms in... More >>

  • Oh Daddy No

    published June 28, 2007

    Ten years on, it's nothing short of mind-boggling that the Great Swing Scare of 1997 ever happened in the first place. I'm sure you all remember... More >>

  • Cover Me

    published June 28, 2007

    We've never really understood tribute bands. It's one thing for a band to play some covers, but to devote your entire musical career to aping one... More >>

  • Tea for Texas

    published June 21, 2007

    Nothing completes a good Southern meal like a tall, sweaty glass of sweet tea, and thankfully, more and more local restaurants are serving it up... More >>

  • Honky-Tonk Men

    published June 14, 2007

    Eleven Hundred Springs' tour dates are full of Texas towns you've probably driven through but never stopped in (Gainesville, Stephenville,... More >>

  • Scenic Overlook

    published June 14, 2007

    Jason Woelfel's photographs are the stuff of glossy calendars, "Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy" and those inspirational posters on the ceiling of... More >>

  • Dust in the Wind

    published June 7, 2007

    Just in case you haven't read John Steinbeck or listened to Woody Guthrie lately, here's a news flash: living in the Dust Bowl sucked. How else... More >>

  • Eating for the Kids

    published May 31, 2007

    If you're like us, you don't give a lot of money to charities like Make-A-Wish, but you do give a lot of money to restaurants that put food... More >>

  • The Wrong Way

    published May 31, 2007

    I'm not gonna lie to you. I've hated Sublime for a decade now. Hated them ever since high school, when a bunch of my friends would go around... More >>

  • What Play?

    published May 31, 2007

    Child actress Kaitlin Cullum played Libby Kelly on the mid-'90s sitcom Grace Under Fire, acting as the freckle-faced foil to recovering... More >>

  • Napoleon the Great

    published May 24, 2007

    In his quest to conquer the Orient in the late 1700s, Napoleon Bonaparte led the French army into Egypt, hoping to wrest its valuable resources... More >>

  • Sewing Wood

    published May 17, 2007

    One of my favorite parts of the State Fair is the arts building, where one can see a fine selection of jams and jellies, scale models of aircraft... More >>

  • Say Hello to My Foreign Friend

    published May 17, 2007

    At times it seems the Dallas Observer's own Matt Pulle has seen every gangster flick ever made. If it's got a De Niro or a Pacino (or even... More >>

  • Mr. Sandman Jr.

    published May 10, 2007

    I've never had much use for Harry Connick Jr.'s music—in my opinion, it's about as slick as his hair—but I do have to give him props for... More >>

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