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2008 Stories by Rich Lopez

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  • New Year's Mystique

    published December 25, 2008

    The New Year's Eve planning should have commenced long ago amidst the marathon of preparation and celebration for the religious holiday of your... More >>

  • Testing The Power Grid

    published December 18, 2008

    There is some irony in celebrating peace on Earth with a gajillion lights on the front lawn. Everyone is so energy-conscious and carbon... More >>

  • The Vow of Hilarity

    published December 11, 2008

    Ahh, the perennial excuse for doing drag--the man in the nun's habit. It's the old standby for a guy to get in touch with his feminine side... More >>

  • Robber Reverence

    published December 4, 2008

    The calendar should be filling up just about now with all of your holiday dinners, parties, gift wrapping, shopping and volunteering. Leave room,... More >>

  • Consume, Consume, Consume

    published November 27, 2008

    If Black Friday plans supersede your Thanksgiving plans, then clearly, the economy is not in that much danger, right? The Friday on which... More >>

  • Seasons Savings

    published November 20, 2008

    Nothing says "holiday season" like a bustling train stop. Fortunately, Dallas being the way it is, our train stops come complete with retail,... More >>

  • Stages of History

    published November 20, 2008

    Who doesn't love them some show tunes? Neil Berg's really hoping a big bunch of you do with his show Neil Berg's 101 Years of... More >>

  • Doggone

    published November 13, 2008

    You gotta love those theater peeps. Their resilience to adversity merely to provide stage works to the masses can always be counted on. Despite... More >>

  • Get Your Rocks On

    published November 6, 2008

    Diamonds are a girl's best friend. Especially now, as she fearfully cashes them in rather than rely on her 401(k), which now looks more like a... More >>

  • Latin Superfudge

    published October 16, 2008

    There are two reasons to go see author Sarah Rafael Garcia at Borders. One is to hear her read from her latest book Las Niñas: A... More >>

  • Beyond The March

    published October 16, 2008

    Oh, that Kevin Moriarty. The new director of the Dallas Theater Center kicks off his inaugural season with the rock opera Tommy, gets rave... More >>

  • Bloodsuckin' Love

    published October 9, 2008

    Tis the season for mummies, werewolves and vampires, and thankfully, we have Teatro Dallas to help us along with our imaginations. Every year,... More >>

  • The Modern TGIF

    published October 2, 2008

    For me, there are three reasons to take the TRE to Fort Worth--The Kimbell, The Modern and Pizzeria Uno. But only one will be offering a... More >>

  • Snaps for Theo

    published September 25, 2008

    With all the '80s has-beens, isn't it almost weird that Malcolm Jamal Warner quietly sidestepped being a VH-1 joke? None of those other... More >>

  • Picture Book

    published September 18, 2008

    I'm a little confused. Take 12 photographers, have them submit "13 identical, archival, photographic prints from one single image," share the... More >>

  • All About the Up

    published September 11, 2008

    Finally, a festival I don't have to drive to that's not the Deep Ellum Arts Fest. Don't get me wrong, Ellum, I love you, but I've chosen Uptown.... More >>

  • Laugh Out Proud

    published September 4, 2008

    I like comics. I like gays. But gay comics? Hell yes! Next to black comics, gay ones are the best, because sadly, jokes about hardships and... More >>

  • Gipsys, Dance & Seats

    published August 28, 2008

    I must admit, I'm having a hard time deciding how to spend the Labor Day weekend. (I totally won't admit it's the same weekend as my birthday... More >>

  • Sime-onara

    published August 21, 2008

    Talk about a wild ride. After 16 years as a theater critic, Tom Sime is now an award-winning playwright about to make the jump from Dallas to New... More >>

  • Matchmaker, Matchmaker

    published August 7, 2008

    Clearly I'm an idiot. I just now got the title of Uptown Players' newest show, Zanna Don't! A Musical Fairy Tale. The off-Broadway... More >>

  • Reel Blood

    published July 17, 2008

    I say forget the Daniel Day-Lewis vanity project There Will Be Blood--that's for Californians. The definitive movie about oil here in Texas... More >>

  • Gallery Fabulous

    published July 10, 2008

    Even though the gays coined "fierce" back in the mid-90s, Project Runway gay and winner Christian Siriano made it mainstream, so now... More >>

  • Midnight Special

    published July 3, 2008

    I have issues when it comes to the midnight movie thing. Movies with bugs, muscle cars or big-breasted chicks are worthy of the campy timeslot --... More >>

  • Take It Off

    published June 26, 2008

    Even though Dallas just lost the Bootstraps Comedy Theater Company to Chicago, the void was slapped, spanked and quickly filled by The Angry... More >>

  • Stage Blood

    published June 12, 2008

    Robin Armstrong is my new hero. Along with directing and designing Tom Sime's scary comedy (scare-medy?), Bloodletters, she is also... More >>

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