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2008 Stories by Noah W. Bailey

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  • Rooms With A View

    published December 25, 2008

    Sculptor Ranjani Shettar lives and works in her native Bangalore, India, creating large, abstract installations by combining materials both... More >>

  • Hootie And The Other Fish

    published December 25, 2008

    I mostly remember Edwin McCain from his 1995 hit "Solitude," which used a vocal cameo from Darius Rucker to help him ride Hootie and the... More >>

  • Little Baby Action Figure

    published December 18, 2008

    Nativity scenes are the lawn ornament du jour for those who like to beat the rest of us down with the Jesus stick this time of the year; the fact... More >>

  • Two First Names

    published December 18, 2008

    I seem to remember a time when the Galleria ice rink played host to Kristi Yamaguchi and a cavalcade of other ice-skating celebs, but it appears... More >>

  • Calling All Ghosts

    published December 18, 2008

    If you've ever been to the desolate wonderland of Marfa, Texas, then you're no doubt familiar with the work of Donald Judd, the late minimalist... More >>

  • On A Pony He Called Rudolph

    published December 11, 2008

    Michael Martin Murphey might be fond of wearing buckskin jackets and singing "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," but make no mistake, he was raised... More >>

  • Brown Christmas

    published December 11, 2008

    When I think of Latin Holiday music, I, like many boring WASPs the world over, can only muster a list of one: Jose Feliciano's classic "Feliz... More >>

  • Grandest Canyon

    published December 4, 2008

    As the days get shorter and the cold fronts arrive with greater frequency, we often find ourselves longing for a trip south. We could play it safe... More >>

  • Chip Off The Old Clive

    published December 4, 2008

    Dirk Cussler is the son and protege of author Clive Cussler, as well as the namesake of his father's famous protagonist, Dirk Pitt.... More >>

  • Burned and Bearded

    published November 27, 2008

    Frankly, we're tired of talking about what's going on with the Mavs these days, so instead let us concentrate on former Golden State point... More >>

  • Carving The Bird

    published November 27, 2008

    You know what my favorite part of Thanksgiving is? I'll give you a hint: It's not the praying. Another hint: It's not the eating. Give up? The... More >>

  • Calexico Takes Its Music South of the States and Across the Pond

    published November 6, 2008

    While the Bush administration spent most of the last decade tarnishing America's reputation on the global stage and building fences along our... More >>

  • Chicago Wisecracks

    published November 6, 2008

    The members of The Second City comedy troupe are kind of like the Texas Rangers of the comedy world, just paying their dues before moving... More >>

  • End Of Days

    published October 30, 2008

    In this time of hotly contested elections, Wall Street collapses and High School Musical 3, it often feels as if the end times might be... More >>

  • Falsetto Bonanza

    published October 30, 2008

    Composer and lyricist William Finn is probably best known for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, though he's written music and... More >>

  • Magnolia Electric Co., David Vandervelde

    published October 23, 2008

    The last time we heard from Jason Molina's Magnolia Electric Co. was in 2007, when the band issued the Sojourner boxed... More >>

  • Blackbird Harmony

    published October 23, 2008

    Blackbird Harmony is the project of Evan Birdsong, a local country-noir singer-songwriter joined on Hardwood Exits by members of Eleven Hundred... More >>

  • Marching Orders

    published October 16, 2008

    Chicago band Mucca Pazza plays a punk- and gypsy-infused brand of marching music, sounding something like the cantina band from Return... More >>

  • Bus Stop

    published October 16, 2008

    Obviously, DART is not the best public transportation system in the world. Or the United States for that matter. Probably not even the best in... More >>

  • Molina's Eclectic Co.

    published October 16, 2008

    The last time we heard from Jason Molina's Magnolia Electric Co. was in 2007, when the band issued the Sojourner boxed set—a definitive... More >>

  • Oh Brother

    published October 9, 2008

    For every successful celebrity out there, there is often a lesser-known, sometimes slightly less attractive sibling to be found waiting in the... More >>

  • Oh Brother

    published October 9, 2008

    For every successful celebrity out there, there is often a lesser-known, sometimes slightly less attractive sibling to be found waiting in the... More >>

  • Rich Girl, Poor Girl

    published October 2, 2008

    Poor Cinderella. She really had it rough. The mean, old stepmother, the bitchy stepsisters, the midnight curfew--cry me a river. She had a fairy... More >>

  • Grody To The Max

    published October 2, 2008

    Many of you no doubt know pop artist Peter Max from his work on famous '60s counter-culture posters and modern postage stamps. Dude's... More >>

  • Passed Out

    published October 2, 2008

    Given its status as one of the most revered fairy tales in history, I think it's pretty safe to assume everyone knows the story of Sleeping... More >>

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