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2014 Stories by Patrick Williams

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  • Was Mel Really Acting?

    published August 7, 2014

    It's the archetype of every buddy/cop movie since. Old guy paired with rule-breaking buck. They dislike each other at first, then become BFFs.... More >>

  • Always Look on the Bright Side

    published July 31, 2014

    At this point in the lives of the remaining members of Monty Python, you have to wonder: Is that a bit from the Ministry of Silly Walks he's... More >>

  • Time Warps Us All

    published July 24, 2014

    Joel Ferrell, choreographer and director for the upcoming production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Dallas Theatre Center, is looking for... More >>

  • Apparently, There's More

    published July 24, 2014

    What the …?! Oh, come on. More? Geez. OK, fine. But only because the Rangers are done, preseason real football isn't here yet and the... More >>

  • Cake, Please, and a Side of Eddie

    published June 19, 2014

    It's impossible to accurately describe an Eddie Izzard show. Intellectually dazzling, multi-lingual stream of consciousness? Well, yeah, it's... More >>

  • Wax on, Wax … Oops. Wrong Movie

    published June 5, 2014

    Here's what we gleaned about Ping Pong Summer, the indie comedy screening at 9:15 p.m. Friday at Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd.: It's... More >>

  • All That Glitters

    published June 5, 2014

    Razzle Dazzle, the Dallas street festival celebrating Gay Pride Month – that's June – returns to the Oak Lawn area this year with... More >>

  • Swing It, Sisters

    published May 29, 2014

    Attention Yankee transplants, snowbirds, corporate carpetbaggers and assorted other Texas immigrants: Do your adopted state a favor and go check... More >>

  • Baby, You Can Drive Their Cars

    published May 29, 2014

    There comes a time in most men's lives when they realize they will never front a rock band, never dunk a basketball, never engage in witty banter... More >>

  • A Wun, anna Two anna Whee!

    published May 22, 2014

    The polka has a lot to answer for, namely the terrible damage polka-ing did to the reputation of the innocent accordion in this country. In the... More >>

  • No More Comics? Aack!

    published May 15, 2014

    What will become of comic strips when the last printed newspaper rolls off the presses? Can the art form that brought us Little Nemo, Krazy... More >>

  • MacParty Time

    published May 1, 2014

    Among Celtic cultures, the Irish get the most publicity, what with all the boozy parades. But while plenty of faux Irish hurl on St. Paddy’s... More >>

  • Stick a Fork in It

    published May 1, 2014

    Here’s the Iron Fork deal: Returning champion chef Matt McCallister of FT33 will square off against Richard Gras of Oak in a toque-to-toque... More >>

  • The Game’s Afoot

    published April 24, 2014

    A man walks into your office with white, chalky powder on his fingers, a nervous twitch and bags under his eyes. Obviously, he’s a school... More >>

  • We’re All Bit Players

    published April 17, 2014

    Are you unfamiliar with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, the Tom Stoppard play being produced with a cast of 10- to 16-year-olds at Fun... More >>

  • Look, It Was Only One ...

    published April 10, 2014

    They still call Detroit the Motor City. As if. And Philadelphia is the City of Brotherly Love? Whoever came up with that one obviously never met... More >>

  • Go Ahead, Cry for Her

    published April 10, 2014

    If ever a life deserved to be retold in a grand, bombastic musical, it was Eva Peron's. You think Jean Valjean fleeing through Paris' sewers is... More >>

  • Draw the Melons, Don’t Just Look at Them

    published April 3, 2014

    Are you, like a certain former U.S. president, a budding artist looking to expand your horizons? Tired of sketching the usual still lifes of bowls... More >>

  • Shave and an Aria, Two Bits

    published April 3, 2014

    Did you know that the role of Rosina in Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville was originally written for contralto, but a general... More >>

  • Nocturnal Emotion

    published March 27, 2014

    In Nocturne, a 17-year-old piano prodigy accidentally decapitates his 9-year-old sister in an auto accident. Mom goes nuts. Dad threatens to... More >>

  • Not Black or White, Just Read

    published March 20, 2014

    You could, one supposes, redo Star Wars without lightsabers, Spider-Man without shooting webs or Peter Pan without wire rigs. But why?... More >>

  • Little Runaways

    published March 20, 2014

    Try saying this: orthotics, carbo loading and rock ’n’ roll. Hmm. Nope. Doesn’t have the same ring as sex, drugs and rock... More >>

  • Artists for Animals

    published March 13, 2014

    For most cat owners, purchasing a pet bed is, at best, wishful thinking. You really think Fluffy is going to curl up on some fancy cushioned item... More >>

  • Still Funny After All These Many, Many Years

    published March 13, 2014

    As a fan of daily newspapers, two dark days haunt me: when Bill Watterson produced his last Calvin and Hobbes comic strip and when Dave Barry... More >>

  • Will They Do the Fandango?

    published February 27, 2014

    It was probably inevitable that someone would create a musical based on the works of Queen. The ’70s band’s flamboyant music has a... More >>

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