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2002 Stories by Dylan Otto Krider

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  • Alien-ated Youth

    published December 19, 2002

    At first glance, they look like perfectly ordinary first-graders scribbling feverishly on the blackboard, but there is something striking about... More >>

  • Poetic Partnership

    published December 5, 2002

    Poet Mark Doty and his partner, novelist Paul Lisicky, both grew up in suburban neighborhoods, but neither was your typical suburban... More >>

  • Writes Love, Not War

    published November 14, 2002

    Tim O'Brien has a problem: His fiction about the Vietnam War has made him famous. Worse things could befall an author, but it's an injustice to... More >>

  • An Orcen Man

    published October 24, 2002

    To measure the scope of J.R.R. Tolkien's legacy, consider the breadth of the fantasy genre, which includes novels about anything science can't... More >>

  • Space Center & Me

    published October 10, 2002

    Every clique has an "out" group that insiders make fun of. For stoners, it's kickers; for kickers, it's hipsters. When I was a research assistant... More >>

  • As Seen on TV

    published September 5, 2002

    The television is always on at Tracie Brownlee's house, yet she never watches anything. It's background noise; everything comes to her in... More >>

  • The Pierced Elevated

    published August 29, 2002

    Hard day at the office? The frantic pace of modern life got you down? A few hooks in the back may be just the thing you need to give you a "lift."... More >>

  • Social Mixer

    published August 22, 2002

    Attend enough art events in Houston, and the faces start to look familiar. You'll spot the same theatergoers fanning themselves with programs at... More >>

  • Global Warming Is Good for You!

    published August 15, 2002

    Above all, Gerald T. Westbrook is a man concerned with truth. For hours he works at his computer in the small office of his Memorial-area home,... More >>

  • Increasing the Flock

    published August 15, 2002

    If you can't be bothered to track down the odd little church-turned-art-house-theater on Aurora Street, here's your chance to see what all the... More >>

  • She Will Survive

    published August 8, 2002

    The year 1984 was bad for Alice Sebold. She was 21 years old, and had just arrived in the Bayou City to pursue a graduate degree in... More >>

  • Screechin' Halt

    published July 18, 2002

    After ten seasons of playing Screech on Saved by the Bell, Dustin Diamond decided to reinvent himself by trying his hand at comedy.... More >>

  • Storyboard Treatment

    published July 18, 2002

    Books, music, Web sites, video games, they all fall under the big umbrella known as media. If you want to sell an idea through any one of these... More >>

  • Hands of the Clock

    published July 11, 2002

    The grief of losing a parent is something most of us eventually will have to experience. And when it happens, we'll probably think of the... More >>

  • Poet in Chaps

    published July 11, 2002

    Scott Hill Bumgardner's lifelong passion for cowboy poetry began when his horse fell on him and broke his pelvis. He began penning poems to keep... More >>

  • The Tao of Tea

    published July 4, 2002

    I arrive on time at the designated location, the corner of Yale and Washington. It's 9:30 on a Thursday night, and a line of hiply dressed... More >>

  • Raking the Coals

    published July 4, 2002

    The problem with doing a sidebar on a book by one of your colleagues is that there are certain questions you can't ask for the sake of office... More >>

  • Poodle Pact

    published June 27, 2002

    The past few years, 19th Street Association merchants had prided themselves on their unique promotional events. They hosted a New Orleans-style... More >>

  • The Ridley Riddle

    published June 20, 2002

    The vast majority of Kemp's ridley, the most endangered species of sea turtle in the world, nests along Rancho Nuevo beach in Mexico. This month,... More >>

  • Arena Bawl

    published June 13, 2002

    How many Aggies does it take to turn a multimillion-dollar gift into a multimillion-dollar dispute? Just one: Chester J. Reed. Reed couldn't... More >>

  • Flirting with the Empire

    published June 13, 2002

    Perhaps the most intriguing idea to spring out of George Lucas's latest Star Wars installment is that the insidious Senator Palpatine does... More >>

  • Under Their Covers

    published June 6, 2002

    There's basically one question raised by the film Vice, based on the trial and eventual acquittal of 30 topless dancers busted for... More >>

  • Queen of Queens

    published May 30, 2002

    When you're born in Kansas and raised in Colorado Springs, there are only two ways you can go: Either assimilate into the Borg Collective or flee... More >>

  • All Play and No Work

    published May 9, 2002

    Actors and audiences have a shaky relationship. If actors are going to work virtually for free, they occasionally want to venture outside the... More >>

  • Airborne Again

    published April 25, 2002

    Some might deny that Galveston is a center of aviation history. But those naysayers have never heard of Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan, the man who... More >>

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