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2009 Stories by Dusti Rhodes

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  • Fat Tony's Black Christmas

    published December 24, 2009

    Night before Christmas? Nah, man. Night after Christmas. "It's a good time to get shit poppin' because all the kids got money from their... More >>

  • Greg Giraldo

    published December 17, 2009

    As a newly single father (read: divorced), comedian Greg Giraldo is faced with a new challenge on the stage. "I'm at a crossroad for what I... More >>

  • I Hate the Holidays Cabaret

    published December 17, 2009

    I Hate the Holidays Cabaret celebrates all the moments we most want to disassociate from the merrier memories. The group's... More >>

  • Wild Moccasins

    published December 10, 2009

    Wild Moccasins aren't the sort of band to wait around for a CD release or tour kickoff. "Why can't we just throw a really fun party?" says front... More >>

  • December Artful Thursday: Starry Night - The Annual Ornament-Making Extravaganza

    published December 10, 2009

    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's DIY-yuletide event December Artful Thursday: Starry Night - The Annual Ornament-Making Extravaganza puts... More >>

  • East End X-Mas

    published December 10, 2009

    East End X-Mas is the Orange Show's pre-hibernation celebration. "We close for three months every year, and so this is sort of our last... More >>

  • A Decade of Dissent

    published December 3, 2009

    Voices Breaking Boundaries celebrates ten years of persistent, aesthetically pleasing protest with A Decade of Dissent. "We've been very... More >>

  • Poison Pen Reading Series

    published December 3, 2009

    The Poison Pen Reading Series gets the wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am treatment from the editors of Gulf Coast Magazine as each... More >>

  • Santaland Diaries

    published November 26, 2009

    David Sedaris's Santaland Diaries is the world-renowned author/humorist's tale of working as an elf in the Christmas wonderland... More >>

  • The Nutcracker

    published November 26, 2009

    The Nutcracker is the classic Christmas story of a girl's journey through a winter wonderland - but it's not all sugar and spice.... More >>

  • A Christmas Carol

    published November 19, 2009

    No matter how many times we see Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, it always has a timely - and much needed - message. (Thanks,... More >>

  • "Vicious Venue"

    published November 19, 2009

    It's nature vs. outdated technology in "Vicious Venue," in which artist Shawn Smith sics pixilated vulture sculptures on a 1940s-era... More >>

  • PechaKucha: Houston

    published November 19, 2009

    PechaKucha: Houston is perfect for those who love to hear from artists...just not for more than, um, 400 seconds. The Japanese-derived... More >>

  • Quirky Works Texas

    published November 12, 2009

    Quirky Works Texas allows Houston Metropolitan Dance Company to brag about its friends list. Every year, fellow troupes from around the... More >>

  • "The Growth Experiment"

    published November 12, 2009

    Melanie Schlossberg literally drew her subjects from the ground up for "The Growth Experiment." "I begin with a young plant and continue to... More >>

  • "Obsession of the Essential"

    published November 12, 2009

    In "Obsession of the Essential," artist Brent Kollock reminds society that it rarely fixates on what matters. "You know, life, love and the... More >>

  • "Perspectives 168"

    published November 5, 2009

    For "Perspectives 168," photographer Anna Krachey shopped around. The artist scavenged eBay for items to photograph, including a backdrop... More >>

  • "L'heure bleue"

    published October 29, 2009

    If the works in "L'heure bleue" could speak, they'd say "Boo!" "I'm sort of making a ghost of an object," says Michael Crowder. The artist... More >>

  • The Montrose Crawl

    published October 29, 2009

    Ah, The Montrose Crawl: It's like trick-or-treating on the rocks. The annual bar-to-bar tour allows you to don your scariest, cleverest and... More >>

  • Found Footage Festival

    published October 22, 2009

    For more than 15 years, Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher, the duo behind the Found Footage Festival, have scouted garage sales, warehouses,... More >>

  • Traves Hedemann: "Young at Heart Art"

    published October 15, 2009

    Artist Travis Hedemann is known for his anime-esque, innocent style, putting his signature big, blue-eyed spin on everything from opera characters... More >>

  • "600 sq mi: Hidden"

    published October 15, 2009

    "600 sq mi: Hidden" is a photography exhibit that invites you to stop and ponder what you've missed. "Houston is such a sprawling and... More >>

  • Houston Poetry Fest 2009

    published October 8, 2009

    Valzhyna Mort is well versed in Belarusian and English. The Minsk-born poet, the first ever to release a collection of poems translated from her... More >>

  • Beautiful Losers

    published October 8, 2009

    If you disagree with the establishment, then redefine it. This could be the motto for the artists chronicled in Beautiful Losers.... More >>

  • Harvest Moon Ball

    published September 24, 2009

    Swing into fall at the Harvest Moon Ball. The Houston Swing Dance Society's annual bash is a chance for hepcats to strut their stuff and... More >>

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