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2000 Stories by Dylan Otto Krider

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  • Psychic Agenda

    published December 28, 2000

    First rule of predicting the new year: Keep it obvious. It will be a cold winter in the Midwest. It will rain a lot in April. We'll learn more... More >>

  • Dead Puppies for Christmas

    published December 21, 2000

    To call it a museum is misleading. And the term "weird," though accurate, doesn't quite do it justice. What the Museum of the Weird... More >>

  • Annie, Get Your Makeover

    published December 14, 2000

    You wouldn't re-edit Welles or modernize Hemingway's sexist characters, but on the Great White Way, treating the original books of musicals as... More >>

  • Support Troupe

    published December 7, 2000

    The middle-aged members of Bere'sheet Ballet may describe themselves as survivors of cancer, abuse, cult brainwashing and struggles with... More >>

  • Nuts About the Nut

    published November 30, 2000

    "I estimate that there are about 400 American ballet companies that operate with a serious degree of professionalism," said John Munger, director... More >>

  • To Protect and Serve Art

    published November 23, 2000

    It turns out the Houston Police Department did William Steen and his young artists a favor when some misguided cops whitewashed the exterior wall... More >>

  • The Sound of Movies

    published November 16, 2000

    You may go to "see" a movie, but to sound mixer Mark Berger, who won Oscars for Apocalypse Now and The English Patient, film... More >>

  • Complex Reading

    published November 9, 2000

    Junot Díaz describes the collaborative reading he'll be giving with the novelist Chang-rae Lee as: "My God, you couldn't think... More >>

  • It's a Punk Rock Life

    published November 2, 2000

    For photographer Bill Daniel, the world of the early '80s was a really uncool place. Reagan -- to Daniel, the symbol of the military industrial... More >>

  • Breaking God into Movies

    published November 2, 2000

    As much as screenwriters have the reputation for being smut peddlers, virtually any writer yearns to craft the kind of meaningful, spiritual... More >>

  • Natural Selection

    published October 26, 2000

    University of Houston creative writing professor Mark Doty first turned from his poetry to try his hand at a memoir because he no longer... More >>

  • Calendar Editor Gets Read

    published October 19, 2000

    Cinda Johnson, a woman experienced in the art of siang mein, or face reading, studies our features. The calendar editor's nose is narrow at... More >>

  • Quantum Critique

    published October 19, 2000

    Karen Shepard's debut novel, An Empire of Women, brings to mind that age-old quantum uncertainty principle: Does an artist change... More >>

  • Cartoons with Kick

    published October 5, 2000

    For quite some time there has been a growing cult of folks thirsting for a breakout film that would do for animation what the Dark Knight... More >>

  • The Latex Glove of God

    published September 28, 2000

    Martin Gray owns two pairs of pants, three shirts and a pack for carrying his camera equipment. He just so happens to be on a mission from... More >>

  • But Seriously...

    published September 14, 2000

    Unfortunately, when people think of theater, words like "dry," "stuffy" and "serious" all come to mind. It smacks of the passive rituals of church... More >>

  • The Fact of Fiction

    published September 7, 2000

    Many fear that the postmodern trend of mixing fiction and autobiography sacrifices truth for the sake of entertainment and authorial agendas.... More >>

  • Lucky Strikes Back

    published August 31, 2000

    It's Tuesday morning, and it's looking to be one of those hot, muggy August summer afternoons. It's the kind of day when a smoker, exiled to the... More >>

  • It's Clean in Mayberry

    published August 31, 2000

    A joke usually depends on an element of surprise, something that tacks left when you're expecting it to go right. An easy way to do that is... More >>

  • Down But Not Out

    published August 24, 2000

    Houston is not the fight town it was in the '50s and '60s, though the city does still have strong connections to the sport. Evander Holyfield... More >>

  • Turning the Camera on Mark Seliger

    published August 17, 2000

    Not just anyone can convince Jerry Seinfeld to don an Elvis outfit, or Mick Fleetwood a bridal gown. Getting celebrities to do outrageous things... More >>

  • Two Baboons and a Body Bag

    published August 10, 2000

    Let's get one thing straight. The artwork featured in "Out of the Ordinary: New Art from Texas" may not be ordinary, but it's not... More >>

  • Not By The Book

    published July 27, 2000

    When Sidney Berger, director of the Children's Theatre Festival at the University of Houston, heard that the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer of... More >>

  • James Pineapple Esq. Is Dead!

    published July 20, 2000

    Okay, maybe not dead dead. The local comic legend has still got a few days left before he's laid to rest at the completion of his farewell... More >>

  • An Inventive Mind at Work

    published July 13, 2000

    Let's face it. Most people would just as soon maneuver across the road construction downtown with bad shock absorbers as learn the physics behind... More >>

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