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2003 Stories by Shannon Sutlief

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  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published December 25, 2003

    Thursday, December 25 The inaugural use of our just-turned-17 drivers license was to see Hagfish at Trees, and it was a defining... More >>

  • Out of This World

    published December 18, 2003

    There are many symbols for this time of year. There's the Nativity for religious Christmas, and Santa and Rudolph for secular Christmas. A menorah... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published December 11, 2003

    Thursday, December 11 It's a Wonderful Life's famous quote, "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings," should... More >>

  • Desert City Soundtrack

    published December 4, 2003

    Lest you think Desert City Soundtrack's album Funeral Car might contain a few rays of sunshine peeking through the dark clouds, the first... More >>

  • Hey! Ho! Let's Go!

    published December 4, 2003

    It's every rocker girl's wet dream: She meets her beloved rock star, gives him the songs she wrote for him, sings one with him and becomes an... More >>

  • Count the Stars

    published November 27, 2003

    Guilt is a powerful motivator. We feel it whenever we spin Count the Stars' Never Be Taken Alive, the baby-faced, just-past-jailbait New... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published November 27, 2003

    Thursday, November 27 We'll let you in on a little secret. The Fort Worth Zoo is open on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 4 p.m.... More >>

  • Island Records

    published November 20, 2003

    Think Tiki music, and you'll think young. You'll think hip. You'll think 20-something guy who buys his vintage flower-print shirts at Ahab Bowen... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published November 13, 2003

    Thursday, November 13 Some people quote The Simpsons; other people do Reality Bites. We've got Morrissey. But this time... More >>

  • Eye of the Beholder

    published November 6, 2003

    New York performance artist Annie Murdock is the daughter of Robert Murdock, the former curator of contemporary art at the Dallas Museum of... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published October 30, 2003

    Thursday, October 30 To us, Halloween's scare factor has nothing on El Da de los Muertos celebrations. While All Hallow's Eve offers... More >>

  • Now and Then

    published October 23, 2003

    Many of the 1960s protest singers used those warbly voices to spread their opinions. But rather than convincing, we've always found them so... More >>

  • Drop In

    published October 23, 2003

    Of all the things Timothy Leary was famous for--experimenting with LSD, being asked to leave his professorship at Harvard, getting arrested for... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published October 16, 2003

    Thursday, October 16 If someone had asked us just a few days ago what "throatsinging" was, we'd have claimed it was when someone can... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published October 2, 2003

    Thursday, October 2 Without high school marching band, we might never have known the glory of "You Can Call Me Al" and "Crocodile... More >>

  • Batter Up

    published September 25, 2003

    Four years ago, we never would have imagined that corn dogs could have been any less appetizing than they are in their natural state. There's that... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published September 18, 2003

    Thursday, September 18 We like to think of Would I Lie to You? as the Jewish version of Tootsie. But instead of... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published September 4, 2003

    Thursday, September 4 Our favorite board games from childhood involved brightly colored mats and cute little place markers. We loved... More >>

  • Higher Learning

    published July 31, 2003

    We always imagine juvenile jail to be like either the orphanage scenes in Annie or like Elvis Presley's Jailhouse Rock. Basically,... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published July 24, 2003

    Thursday, July 24 We actually like it when people from other countries think Texans all ride horses, own ranches and wear cowboy... More >>

  • Shake Down

    published July 17, 2003

    Our problem with Romeo and Juliet has never been muddling through the now-obsolete Elizabethan dialect. Nor is it the overacting... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published July 10, 2003

    Thursday, July 10 Bela Lugosi will always be Count Dracula. He was even buried in the cape he wore in the movie. But some critics say... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published June 26, 2003

    Thursday, June 26 Grapevine will be a mad, mad, mad, mad world this weekend, minus the buried treasure, stoic police detective and,... More >>

  • Out and About

    published June 19, 2003

    A film festival with queens, bears and fairies? Think it must be time for the cartoons and Grimm tales of the KidFilm fest again? Catch up on the... More >>

  • Life is a Cabaret

    published June 19, 2003

    A burlesque show isn't just stripping with rhinestones, pleather thongs and Kid Rock tunes. To quote contemporary cabaret girl Miss Kitty Crimson,... More >>

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