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2009 Stories by Noah W. Bailey

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  • Park and Ooh

    published June 26, 2009

    I vividly recall watching two fireworks shows from my family's porch every Fourth of July as a child. One was the display at Fair Park, which we... More >>

  • The Wrestler

    published June 26, 2009

    Comedian Greg Warren has quite the background for a funny man, including stints as an All-American college wrestler and a West Point cadet.... More >>

  • Song Sung True

    published June 18, 2009

    The impact of Woody Guthrie on the American landscape cannot be overstated. From riding the Depression-era rails and writing the immortal classic... More >>

  • Dad's Day Out

    published June 18, 2009

    Not to pooh-pooh the arts or anything, but do any of you really think the average dad wants to spend Father's Day at the Nasher Sculpture... More >>

  • Boys Vs. Girls

    published June 18, 2009

    Artists Daniel Mirer and Raven Schlossberg have much to say about male stereotypes in their respective new exhibits, In the... More >>

  • Charitable Turkeys

    published June 18, 2009

    The 15th Annual Don't Believe the Hype Celebrity Bowl-a-thon continues the event's long tradition of raising money for black charities and... More >>

  • Dirt Don't Hurt

    published June 18, 2009

    Sure, most of my exposure to motocross consists of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circuses I attended as a kid. At least, I'm pretty sure... More >>

  • How Insightful

    published June 18, 2009

    Think of artist Sevan Melikyan as the visual equivalent of Danger Mouse if you want, taking source material from other artists and... More >>

  • In Bloom

    published June 11, 2009

    It's been impossible not to notice the flowers this year, from the bluebonnets that dotted the roadsides a couple months back to the hibiscus and... More >>

  • The Flatlanders' Legendary Careers Keep Growing

    published June 4, 2009

    Even over the phone, it's hard to mistake the voice of Jimmie Dale Gilmore. A high, dusty warble perfectly suited to the Panhandle plains from... More >>

  • ComeHome

    published June 4, 2009

    Anyone can take a trip to France and get a nice, artsy shot of the Eiffel Tower, but it often takes a keener eye to find the beauty in your own... More >>

  • Man's World

    published June 4, 2009

    Ladies, unless you have a microphone hidden in the locker of your man's clubhouse, then there's no way you can truly know him. At least that's the... More >>

  • The Price of Fortune

    published June 4, 2009

    I've always wondered what it must be like for actors to play roles that denigrate themselves or the culture that spawned them, whether it's a... More >>

  • Canvas-Sized Rain

    published May 28, 2009

    Artist Judy Youngblood's paintings look a lot like the water cycle illustrations you'd find in your average environmental science textbook.... More >>

  • I Think I Can't

    published May 28, 2009

    When I first saw Thomas the Tank Engine on Shining Time Station, I immediately thought, "Why is this show ripping off The Little Engine... More >>

  • We're Off to See the Wizard

    published May 21, 2009

    The Wizard of Oz is one of those things that will never die, like baseball and Dick Clark. As someone who once played a bit part in a... More >>

  • You're Getting Very...Erotic

    published May 21, 2009

    My first conscious memory of seeing hypnotism in action came courtesy of a Pee-Wee Herman HBO Special I watched as a little kid--and if you've... More >>

  • Space, the Shifting Frontier

    published May 21, 2009

    The shadow of the late West Texas art legend Donald Judd looms large over Spatial Shifts, the newest exhibit at Marty Walker Gallery... More >>

  • Garden Party

    published May 14, 2009

    If you've ever driven through Little Forest Hills and some of the surrounding 'hoods, then you know how distinctly un-Dallas that part of town can... More >>

  • Down By Nokia On a Friday Night

    published May 14, 2009

    If any star came out of the pop country explosion of the '90s relatively unscathed, it was meat-and-potatoes new traditionalist Alan... More >>

  • Designing Men

    published May 7, 2009

    Do you have a collection of knickknacks, art or priceless antiquities you'd like to put on public display? How about a few million dollars to... More >>

  • Kettle Haze

    published May 7, 2009

    "Bokeh" is a photographic technique derived from the Japanese term for "blur" or "haze," specifically referring to when the background and edges... More >>

  • Designing Men

    published May 7, 2009

    Comedian Jeff Dunham is arguably the most famous ventriloquist in the world at this point, thanks in large part to his Comedy Central... More >>

  • Rent To Own

    published April 30, 2009

    If there's one term in music that doesn't always live up to the hype it's "rock opera." Sure, The Who and Bowie pulled off their versions pretty... More >>

  • Screams

    published April 23, 2009

    Personally, the idea of watching some metal bands is about as scary as it gets for me. Not the good ones--AC/DC, Sabbath, Motorhead, Metallica,... More >>

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