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2006 Stories by Rick Kennedy

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  • The 10 Percent Doctrine

    published July 27, 2006

    Roberto Gomez needed a fix. He had loaded up a speedball, two parts heroin and one part cocaine, a ritual he repeated religiously three times... More >>

  • Flying Feathers

    published July 27, 2006

    Cat vs. pelican might not sound like as good of a death match as time-honored hypothetical adversaries bear vs. gorilla or pirate vs. ninja. After... More >>

  • September Mourn

    published July 20, 2006

    The two Boeing 767s that hit the World Trade Center on September 11 were traveling at 400 to 600 miles per hour and, loaded with passengers and... More >>

  • Scrub Those Dubs

    published July 13, 2006

    Those people at The Lodge don't know when to quit. Exotic dancers washing cars—that's all you have to say. The geniuses behind Bikini... More >>

  • Total Bull

    published July 6, 2006

    The phrase "running with the bulls" would seem to indicate that you and the bulls share the act of running together in blissful athletic harmony.... More >>

  • Got Henna?

    published July 6, 2006

    Indians (think "subcontinent," not "cowboys and") know how to throw a good wedding. Instead of the usual stifling black-and-white nuptial garb,... More >>

  • A Strongman Scorned

    published June 29, 2006

    Phil Busch is a giant of a man, with a withering glare that he uses liberally whenever the conversation turns to televangelist Pat Robertson. "Me... More >>

  • Caged Manimals

    published June 29, 2006

    Mavs fans shouldn't worry: The Diesel Fighting Championship doesn't have anything to do with Shaquille O'Neal. Fans of the Ultimate... More >>

  • True Connection

    published June 15, 2006

    These days, any meeting between Judaism, Christianity and Islam is likely to call for full body armor, so it may come as a surprise to some that... More >>

  • Goggle and Spit

    published June 8, 2006

    For a combination dental practice/art gallery on Hibernia Street, the name "Hibernia Dental Arts" is undeniably accurate, but it's not very... More >>

  • Pollen Nation

    published June 1, 2006

    As an awkward kid with thick glasses, I always instinctively sided with underdogs, which explained my affinity for milkweed. Its ugly, thick... More >>

  • Running on Fumes

    published May 25, 2006

    In the awed silence, you can almost hear the mouths watering as 50 or so people in the audience stare at the screen. The numbers are staggering.... More >>

  • The Innocence Mission

    published May 18, 2006

    The title of Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery's new exhibit is, in my studied estimation, a misnomer. The collection is titled The Age of... More >>

  • Crossing Boundaries

    published May 11, 2006

    Hugo Olivarez's T-shirts will make you uncomfortable, and not because of the fit. It's the messages on the front that inspire the kind of nervous... More >>

  • Canned News

    published May 4, 2006

    Video News Releases, TV ads disguised as news reports, have been around for decades. Only in March 2004, however, did debate about the use of VNRs... More >>

  • Fish Story

    published April 20, 2006

    Late in the first half of the April 8 game against Real Salt Lake, Dallas native Kenny Cooper uses every inch of his 6-foot-3 frame to get his... More >>

  • Jefferson Scholarship

    published April 20, 2006

    What would Thomas Jefferson do if he ran things today? Faced with Congressional deadlock, he would found a new party—he did start the... More >>

  • Art You Say?

    published April 13, 2006

    If I picked up a paintbrush, dipped it in a can of black semigloss and painted a square on the wall, would that be art? Obviously not, even if I... More >>

  • Cuppin' It

    published April 6, 2006

    Manchester United has long dominated English soccer's Premiere League and has a legendary international following. Spain's Real Madrid is the most... More >>

  • The Mayor of Boxville

    published March 23, 2006

    As Mayor Mackie Choice sits with friends on his front porch on a warm March afternoon, he periodically surveys the horizon for danger. The... More >>

  • Rescue Them

    published March 9, 2006

    Some things the Dallas office of the International Rescue Committee has down pat. In 2005, for example, the refugee assistance agency locally... More >>

  • Zorro: A Lecture

    published March 2, 2006

    If you're a woman seeking international prominence, it wouldn't hurt to have had a close relative killed in the 1973 Chilean military coup. Just... More >>

  • Holding Out for a Hero

    published February 23, 2006

    Clint Eastwood's last name ought to be Sheen or at least Estevez. Before Charlie's Platoon, before Martin's Apocalypse Now, there... More >>

  • Food Fantastico

    published February 16, 2006

    Iraq today is a lot like Spain after its fascist dictatorship ended in 1978. Spain had mutually hostile provinces and well-armed terrorist groups.... More >>

  • The End Is Near

    published February 9, 2006

    Room 115 in Stearns Hall on the campus of Dallas Theological Seminary could be a classroom at any American college. The long, pale blue... More >>

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