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1999 Stories by Shannon Sutlief

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  • Hometown heroes

    published December 30, 1999

    Good Night, Little Girl of My Dreams Budapest One Self-released Keith Killoren has enough charisma to be labeled a... More >>

  • Horse with no name

    published December 30, 1999

    Oh, how this city tries. Dallas, otherwise known as America's biggest small town, is celebrating the countdown to the new century with a street... More >>

  • A real Rush

    published December 23, 1999

    Despite the lovable exterior of his famous character The Tramp, Charlie Chaplin was a consummate control freak. He kept his sets closed (shades of... More >>

  • Pink panthers

    published December 16, 1999

    Calling Pinkston a new band is a bit of a misnomer, even though it hasn't yet been a year since the quartet's first show. Sure, that was... More >>

  • Honk if it's art!

    published December 16, 1999

    There I am again, stuck in traffic and staring at the bumper of the orange '80s Datsun idling in front of me. You know the kind of car -- the one... More >>

  • Woman's work

    published December 9, 1999

    The Dallas Museum of Art has been enveloping Dallas with flowers and bones for a month now to promote its exhibit Georgia O'Keeffe: The Poetry... More >>

  • Bunny hop

    published December 2, 1999

    Bunny Lake is Missing is missing. The 1965 film by Otto Preminger isn't available on video or DVD; it can't be found at rental stores. The... More >>

  • Holiday jeer

    published November 25, 1999

    I heard my first excerpt from David Sedaris' SantaLand Diaries last Christmas break. I was working at the University of North Texas... More >>

  • Sister, I'm a poet

    published November 18, 1999

    Rainer Maria completes about one new song a month. On the surface, this sounds a bit slow, especially considering that the Madison, Wisconsin,... More >>

  • What the doctors ordered

    published November 18, 1999

    Improv is for daredevil comedians. Getting up on stage without pre-written jokes is like walking the tight rope without a safety net -- or a rope.... More >>

  • Fool's proof

    published November 11, 1999

    Making movies seems like a dream job. Sure, there's that pesky loss-of-privacy thing, but it's got to be better than database entry or... More >>

  • Deep background

    published November 4, 1999

    Dallas artist Arthur James is obsessed. Artman, as he prefers to be known, loves the blues, its history, its legends, and its connections... More >>

  • Camping out

    published October 28, 1999

    Most among us don't love or hate The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Rather, it's a matter of how much you love it -- a little, or... More >>

  • Playing the Field

    published October 21, 1999

    Janet Weiss might have been better off if she had just left Quasi when she joined Sleater-Kinney in 1996. She could have said goodbye to her... More >>

  • Matthew Sweet

    published October 21, 1999

    Matthew Sweet "Girlfriend" was one of those out-of-nowhere singles that could have --... More >>

  • Rock of Ages

    published October 21, 1999

    The skeptics among us might be tempted to dismiss an archaeological find making its premiere at Dallas' suspicious-phenomena clearinghouse The... More >>

  • Dress load

    published October 7, 1999

    There are plenty of legends about journeys and locations of historical objects. The History Channel dissects the tales from George Washington's... More >>

  • Retro acted

    published September 30, 1999

    Ken Nelson, a regular at the "Branson-on-the-Brazos" show in Waco, was destined to have a career in music. His mother sang with a big band,... More >>

  • Fly joys

    published September 23, 1999

    There's a certain rush of anticipation when entering the TI Founders IMAX Theater at The Science Place and seeing the 79-foot domed screen... More >>

  • Black Magic

    published September 16, 1999

    We've all seen them -- the black velvet canvases with garish paint slathered thickly like margarine on sandwich bread, sold from a beat-up truck... More >>

  • (Bob)cat call

    published September 9, 1999

    The old vaudeville stripper motto in Gypsy was "you gotta get a gimmick." It works just as well nowadays, and not just for strippers. It's... More >>

  • Cop a Look

    published September 2, 1999

    Police officers don't get much respect from adults. No news flash there. After all, cops stop us and issue speeding tickets when we don't deserve... More >>

  • Donated Organ

    published August 26, 1999

    This is the story of an incredible journey -- not the Disney story about two dogs and a cat, but the history of a 72-year-old theater... More >>

  • Take a message to Murry

    published August 19, 1999

    Take a message to Murry As they continue to recuperate from a hectic recent touring... More >>

  • Go west, old Sam

    published August 19, 1999

    In 1924, a tall-hatted, big-mustached, slow-limping, long-gazing cowboy rides into the oil-boom town of Cromwell, Oklahoma, to help keep good... More >>

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