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2006 Stories by Sam Machkovech

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  • Digital Decade

    published September 7, 2006

    The difference between creativity and cheating in digital art is a thin one—probably just one pixel wide. At their best, computer-assisted... More >>

  • Do It, Dallas

    published August 31, 2006

    The first time I ever went to famed music venue Trees was in 1997. The pony-tailed bouncer looked at my brother's driver's license and ran through... More >>

  • Labor of Love Tour

    published August 31, 2006

    Looking for a solid rap show in Dallas? Good luck finding more than one per week. Saturday's diverse showcase at the Gypsy is the only big-time MC... More >>

  • It's a Hell of a Town

    published August 24, 2006

    "Dallas fans, you have been wonderful, and we will miss you dearly," Belafonte lead singer Brian Hedenberg wrote to the Dallas... More >>

  • OutKast

    published August 24, 2006

    Never a good sign when movies aren't screened far enough in advance for weeklies to review them, but in the case of a hip-hop duo's film, how does... More >>

  • Brand Oriented

    published August 24, 2006

    Country/Western connotations sure have taken a sharp turn in the American lexicon. Case in point: If a new downtown nightclub was named... More >>

  • Cups and Saucers

    published August 24, 2006

    Jugs. Melons. Gazongas. Knockers. Pendulums. Hooters. Honeydews. Nugs. Why, you have all kinds of reasons to head to Gachet Coffee Lounge, 1804... More >>

  • Pegasus Now

    published August 17, 2006

    Local veterans from indie-pop bands Go Metric USA, Wurlitzer Prize and Lo-Fi Chorus fill the cast of Pegasus Now, but 25-year-old lead singer Neu... More >>

  • RAKE Me

    published August 17, 2006

    It looks like a little snake head, two fangs exposed and poised to bite. It's bulky, elaborate and even intimidating. I'm an amateur in the field... More >>

  • Odds & Ends

    published August 17, 2006

    Grandpunks: In late June, we heard that a Summer of '86 Dallas punk reunion was scheduled for August 19 at the Double Wide. Made... More >>

  • Down for the Count

    published August 17, 2006

    AARP be damned. Evander Holyfield, the first and only four-time world heavyweight boxing champion, returns to the ring with more than mere... More >>

  • Royalty pain

    published August 10, 2006

    Royalty pain: Local rapper Pikahsso sends bulletins to his e-mail list members about once every 20 minutes. We ignore most of them (they... More >>

  • All Smoke, No Fire

    published August 10, 2006

    After four different men verified my driver's license, I was escorted into the club and given a few drink tickets. Athletic, attractive people... More >>

  • Odds & Ends

    published August 10, 2006

    Video killed the... : After staring at hours of movies and documentaries at this week's Dallas Video Festival (page 41), you'll need... More >>

  • New Music Tuesday

    published August 10, 2006

    In this week's main music feature, Andrea Grimes takes a hard look at the changing face of local booking agents, but what good is the feminine... More >>

  • Tropical Flavor

    published August 10, 2006

    Hawaii has its merits, but the place is thousands of miles away in an isolated zone for a reason. Hawaiian shirts and tribal tattoos are meant for... More >>

  • The Great Comic Con

    published August 10, 2006

    Though this writing gig is pretty wicked, it definitely resembles school a little too much for my tastes. Pay attention, kids: If you want to... More >>

  • Scene Heard

    published August 3, 2006

    When the people standing in a circle introduced themselves, I became increasingly nervous. Out of the 20 or so who arrived for Monday night's very... More >>

  • A New Lease

    published August 3, 2006

    Seven years ago, P didn't have many Japanese friends. Los Angeles' Rentals learned this the hard way, playing their final, sparsely attended... More >>

  • Sugar Water Festival

    published August 3, 2006

    If for any reason the term "neo-soul" confuses you, head directly to the Sugar Water Festival for a three-hour crash course. The best of the... More >>

  • Spellbound

    published August 3, 2006

    Your kids are pushovers about Harry Potter; hand them any of the books and they'll get lost at Hogwarts for weeks. And you're no stranger to the... More >>

  • Hasn't Lost His Touch, Man

    published August 3, 2006

    Is there such a thing as Kumar Pallana overload? Not for fans of movies like Rushmore, Bottle Rocket, The Royal... More >>

  • Hasn't Lost His Touch, Man

    published August 3, 2006

    Is there such a thing as Kumar Pallana overload? Not for fans of movies like Rushmore, Bottle Rocket, The Royal... More >>

  • Gee Whiz

    published July 27, 2006

    Mainstream culture, as it is with most other hot hip-hop trends, was embarrassingly late in discovering the bombast and distinctive synthesizers... More >>

  • Farsighted

    published July 27, 2006

    The man onstage at revered Denton country bar Dan's Silverleaf is absolutely petrified. He's clutching a piece of paper like he wants to tear it... More >>

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