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2001 Stories by Jennifer Mathieu

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  • Little Joe Makes It Big

    published December 27, 2001

    In early March, Little Joe Washington was fresh out of a weeklong stint at Ben Taub Hospital, and it was anybody's guess as to whether the... More >>

  • The Langley Schools Music Project

    published December 20, 2001

    As is the case with most "outsider art," the tale of the Langley Schools Music Project is full of serendipity. It begins in the mid-1970s, when a... More >>

  • Purging a Dirty Past

    published December 6, 2001

    Texas and Houston certainly aren't known for their clean environmental record, but now some environmentalists and legislators fear that state... More >>

  • A Moveable Beast

    published November 29, 2001

    For the past seven years, Mark Bradford was never surprised when visitors parked their cars and got out to take a good look at his house. An... More >>

  • No Veiled Threats

    published November 15, 2001

    "Take that thing off your face!" The command came out of nowhere, but it was loud and it was angry. Heidi spun around to see who was... More >>

  • Quirky Yes, Al Qaeda No

    published November 15, 2001

    In this time of hyper-patriotism, is a charcoal drawing of George W. Bush trapped behind a metal trellis really enough to send out the feds?... More >>

  • Fine Arts Fallout

    published October 18, 2001

    On September 11 the board of the Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County planned to approve $7.8 million in grants budgeted for the... More >>

  • The Ultimate Makeover

    published October 4, 2001

    Because this story is something of a fairy tale, and because it involves something of a princess, it would be fair to start off by saying that... More >>

  • Famous Potatoes

    published September 27, 2001

    With his signature laid-back style, soft-spoken Doug Martsch, front man for Boise, Idaho's Built to Spill (yes, Boise), ruminates over his... More >>

  • Blurred Vision

    published August 16, 2001

    Jim Kennedy seems like the kind of man who would be welcomed by any community. A longtime resident who made his money from hotel and property... More >>

  • Riding Out a Dot-com Downturn

    published August 9, 2001

    George Molho is hurtling down U.S. 59 South in his black Land Rover SUV, the one he drives because he "likes to be up high." He is a large doughy... More >>

  • Minibill

    published August 2, 2001

    All right, admit it. You watched VH1's Bands on the Run. Who among us was not sucked in by the bisexual goth gals, the frenetic selling of... More >>

  • Pray and Prey

    published July 26, 2001

    In the town of Sweeny (population 5,000) there probably isn't all that much to do on a Saturday night. But folks still don't think that explains... More >>

  • Positive Love

    published July 12, 2001

    Rochelle and Rhonda are sitting next to each other, eating M&M's and recalling the day Rochelle almost died. It was complications from... More >>

  • Does Not Compute

    published June 21, 2001

    In these modern times, it seems most people need a Palm Pilot to schedule their next trip to the bathroom. So it's hard to imagine that our fine... More >>

  • Credit Check

    published June 7, 2001

    Nancy Kral was confused. A longtime professor of political science at Tomball College, Kral considered herself well versed in college course... More >>

  • Ave Maria

    published May 31, 2001

    Last Saturday night, KPFT/90.1 FM DJ Jimmy Carper gathered his crew around him. It was time, he said, to remember someone he never dreamed they... More >>

  • A Passion for Wolves

    published May 3, 2001

    The wolf pup is chewing, no, devouring the purse strap of a visiting guest, and he won't stop for anyone except Rae Evening Earth... More >>

  • To Be A Geek, A Robot God

    published April 5, 2001

    It's a robot that has brought 18-year-old Jose Hernandez here today, to Reliant Arena. The robot's name is Big Cat, and soft-spoken, round-faced... More >>

  • Withering Heights

    published March 29, 2001

    A Home Depot exploded all over Charlie Fondow's backyard. Or at least that's what it looks like. Countless planks of wood forming various... More >>

  • Hitting the Highs and Lows with Little Joe Washington

    published March 22, 2001

    Little Joe Washington is up on stage, a five-foot-four-inch pencil of a man wearing a white blazer and clutching a black guitar he just got out of... More >>

  • Blaffer's Brouhaha

    published February 15, 2001

    When the ten students in the master's of fine arts program returned to the University of Houston after their winter break, they couldn't wait to... More >>

  • The Ballad of the Singing Shuttle Bus Driver

    published February 8, 2001

    Intro It's just before Christmas and nobody wants to be at the airport. Most especially the people in the city economy lot. These are... More >>

  • Ad-verse Reaction

    published January 11, 2001

    The superhot blond on the billboard peers out from under a black cowboy hat. Her bust is more than ample, her smile is sweetly suggestive, and her... More >>

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