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2007 Stories by Rich Lopez

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  • Bulb Season

    published December 27, 2007

    The holidays couldn't exist without a bit of twinkle. But what about a whole bunch of it? Nothing says Christmas like "aloha," and Aloha Adventure... More >>

  • California Gold

    published December 20, 2007

    Imagine if William Shakespeare was taking part in the current writers' strike. If the studio honchos give in to their demands, Shakes could end up... More >>

  • Ricki Derek Does It His Way

    published December 6, 2007

    Frank Sinatra would have understood. When Lady Luck blows on your dice, you have to take your shot. For Ricki Derek, good fortune came grimly... More >>

  • Thrilling Rain

    published December 6, 2007

    How Barnum and Bailey's circus is still in business I'll never know because these modern cirques blow that stuff out of the cannon. I never quite... More >>

  • Fashion Blitz

    published December 6, 2007

    My heart and liver both go out to Milly designer Michelle Smith and Neiman Marcus for their upcoming champagne reception. A new 2007... More >>

  • The Modern Age

    published November 29, 2007

    While it's fair to say that Europe is the cornerstone of art and its history, we aren't doing too bad ourselves. Sure, we may not have Grecian... More >>

  • What Wizards?

    published November 22, 2007

    I have all the experience I need to enter future relationships, what with the emotional roller coaster the Mavericks keep providing. The season... More >>

  • Lovie

    published November 15, 2007

    Dallas band Lovie's indie debut Harshmellow doesn't evoke a girl-band aesthetic just because they are...um...girls; rather, it borrows... More >>

  • Raising Caine

    published November 15, 2007

    How exactly does one sum up the appeal of Michael Caine? Whether he's winning a couple of Oscars, camping it up as Austin Powers' dad or keeping... More >>

  • The Where We Were

    published November 8, 2007

    Old maps are a great way of decorating. Whether framed or under glass on the coffee table, they offer a unique sense of character and... More >>

  • IAMX, The Hourly Radio

    published November 1, 2007

    Much to the dismay of metroplex hipster emos and grunge rock zealots, indie popsters The Hourly Radio may just be the next big band out of... More >>

  • Lovie (CD Release), MC Router, Sunward, Golden Bear

    published November 1, 2007

    There is no doubt that all future reviews and articles will somehow incorporate the "clever" remark "people will fall in love with Lovie." The... More >>

  • Give the Box a Bone

    published November 1, 2007

    For those of you who have recently moved and have an influx of cardboard boxes taking up space around the house, might we suggest sending them... More >>

  • Eerie Glow

    published October 25, 2007

    At first glance, I thought this was the stage version of a forgettable Prince album, but Under the Red Moon (and not Cherry... More >>

  • Namely, Country

    published October 25, 2007

    I really wish country music stars would get better agents. Namely, agents that will change their name from vanilla to buttered pecan. Case in... More >>

  • VideoDROID

    published October 25, 2007

    When I saw the word "droid," my inner Star Wars geek came out, thinking it would be some tribute to the robot-humanoids of movies. Alas,... More >>

  • The Other Red-Headed Annie

    published October 11, 2007

    A friend of mine told me recently that Annie Lennox in the Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams" video with her man's suit and bright red hair was a... More >>

  • Dinosaurs, Evolved

    published October 11, 2007

    Science has ruined my life. What happened to the good ol' days when there were just 10 or 15 types of dinosaurs? Tyrannosaurus Rex, check,... More >>

  • Game, Set, Match

    published October 11, 2007

    Despite the tantrums, the white man Afro and those headbands, you have to give John McEnroe his props. At 48, the seven-time grand-slam... More >>

  • The Crooner

    published October 11, 2007

    Ricki Derek is the stuff local legends might be made of. We've yet to really look into what makes this guy tick, but somehow he keeps popping up... More >>

  • Sleep in Class

    published October 4, 2007

    The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is a force to be reckoned with in specialty cinema, especially since their Magnolia at the Modern series... More >>

  • Sake To Me

    published October 4, 2007

    I love sushi and sake, but ask me about either and I'll give you a blank face of embarrassment. Thus, it would be wise for me to consider... More >>

  • Heidi, Heidi, Heidi, Ho

    published September 27, 2007

    It's really sweet to see a collaboration of entities all coming together for the benefit of the children. It's like a Michael Jackson song come to... More >>

  • Ocupado

    published September 27, 2007

    When I first heard about photographer Terry Falke's exhibition, Observations in an Occupied Wilderness, I thought, "Great, more... More >>

  • Hear Ye, Hear Ye

    published September 27, 2007

    Once again, The Modern gets all snooty with another highbrow affair. This time they want to show us "great movies we haven’t heard of yet."... More >>

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