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2001 Stories by Shannon Sutlief

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  • El Rey of Comedy

    published December 27, 2001

    It's become a cliché: A stand-up comedian, after years of living out of a suitcase, performing to rooms full (or not) of pleased spectators... More >>

  • Like a Virgin

    published December 20, 2001

    String together the words "modern" and "virginity," and likely the resulting image is of Britney Spears getting friendly with a boa constrictor on... More >>

  • AOJ is AOK

    published December 13, 2001

    The album isn't quite finished. A few tracks are still being recorded; the whole thing needs to be mastered. Then there's artwork, CD pressing,... More >>

  • Anti Claus

    published December 13, 2001

    There's a notion that, for theater companies, holiday stage productions are cash cows. They can throw together any old show related to the... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published November 15, 2001

    The wearying practice of cranking out local-band compilations has been left to local labels, often working with a theme (cf. Electric... More >>

  • In the Screening Room

    published November 15, 2001

    Two years ago, a colleague of Michael Cain's asked the founder and director of the Deep Ellum Film Festival just why the hell he named his... More >>

  • The Lost World

    published November 8, 2001

    Indiana Jones--whether he was searching for the Ark of the Covenant, the Holy Grail or a swell dame--always had exceptional luck, which movies,... More >>

  • Young at Art

    published November 1, 2001

    Unlike most 2-year-olds, The Texas International Fine Art Fair is steady on its feet. And, instead of "terrible twos," the exhibition... More >>

  • A Moving Feast

    published October 25, 2001

    Plenty has been said about the effect of the September 11 attacks on the entertainment industry. Movies have been re-edited to omit scenes of... More >>

  • Real to Reel

    published October 11, 2001

    The late actor Anthony Quinn, who was known for having played characters of almost every ethnicity--except perhaps Nordic--during his 60-year... More >>

  • Jonesin' for Love

    published October 4, 2001

    The pages of the first edition of Bridget Jones's Diary were already yellowed by the time we finally cracked open a copy. There had... More >>

  • The Great Depression

    published September 27, 2001

    Brett and Rennie Sparks--the husband and wife duo who record her lyrics and his music as The Handsome Family--often get accused of being... More >>

  • Original Gangsters

    published September 27, 2001

    They're young. They're in love. And they kill people. That tagline from the 1967 film Bonnie & Clyde tells the basic tale of... More >>

  • Spice Girls

    published August 23, 2001

    It sounds like something manufactured in Hollywood: a group of individuals from different backgrounds form a tight-knit community around weekly... More >>

  • Women Behaving Badly

    published August 16, 2001

    We love the ladies who lust in Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City and the subsequent HBO series not because we envy their... More >>

  • Awesome Possums

    published July 19, 2001

    Though Webster's, American Heritage and even Oxford's Dictionary have failed to notice, possums aren't just American marsupials with... More >>

  • Circus of the Bizarre

    published June 7, 2001

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey it isn't. It's not Cirque du Soleil, either. There isn't one ring, let alone three. The Tattooed Man's inkings... More >>

  • Good/Bye

    published May 3, 2001

    The notice for the Good/Bad Art Collective's eighth birthday party was normal. Normal, at least, for the Good/Bad. It was just another... More >>

  • Reel Thing

    published April 26, 2001

    We still can't decide which type of educational filmstrip did the most damage to our delicate young psyches--the ones in driver's education... More >>

  • 2001 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    published April 19, 2001

    It never works: Trying to pick a winner before the race is over, calling the election before every pencil mark and mouse click is accounted... More >>

  • Second to None

    published March 29, 2001

    When writing about The Second City, the famed Chicago-based improv comedy and satire empire, it's easy just to talk about the company's... More >>

  • Out & About

    published March 15, 2001

    Shannonwright often is compared to Tori Amos, the other red-haired, piano-playing singer-songwriter, but, she points out, only by male... More >>

  • Out & About

    published March 8, 2001

    Ed Hamell doesn't know about downtime. For years he's kept a breakneck schedule of weeks on the road--just him, his car, and his guitar--driving... More >>

  • Poppins Fresh

    published March 8, 2001

    Walt Disney Pictures is taking a famous singing nanny's advice that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. It's sweetening Mary... More >>

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