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2007 Stories by Julia Youssefnia

Archives: 2008 | 2007
  • Alonzo Bodden

    published December 27, 2007

    Jet mechanic-turned-comedian Alonzo Bodden just can’t understand the process of buying new bedding. “Now I know how women feel when they... More >>

  • Ornament-Making Extravaganza

    published December 13, 2007

    Long to be crafty but find you’re all thumbs? The annual Ornament-Making Extravaganza at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston can help. Thirty... More >>

  • BBAP Xmas Tree Project

    published December 6, 2007

    For the holiday season, Buffalo Bayou Art Park will provide an alternative to the sparkly lights and Christmas carols blaring in our public... More >>

  • Bill Bellamy

    published November 29, 2007

    While many comedians get material from being neurotic or overweight, Bill Bellamy stands out as a good-natured and good-looking guy (his own Web... More >>

  • Aries Spears

    published November 22, 2007

    Ask comedian Aries Spears about the difference between white and black people, and he’ll go on for hours. He explains in stand-up routines... More >>

  • Rent

    published November 15, 2007

    Rent’s diverse ensemble of vagabond characters — including Roger, an HIV-positive musician, and Mimi, an exotic dancer who also... More >>

  • Pierrot Le Fou

    published November 8, 2007

    Even those who don’t know what “Godardian” means should find something that strikes their interest in Jean-Luc Godard’s... More >>

  • KnitKnit

    published October 18, 2007

    Knitting has transcended the realm of just scarves and sweaters. Extremely creative folks are using needle and yarn as their medium to create... More >>

  • Gabriel Iglesias

    published October 11, 2007

    Comedian Gabriel Iglesias likes to explain that there are five levels of fatness, and he’s only at number four. “There’s big,... More >>

  • The Future of Food

    published October 4, 2007

    In the documentary The Future of Food, a female narrator with a calm, pleasant voice explains the process and problems of food... More >>

  • Electroma

    published September 27, 2007

    Electroma is the first film by French DJ duo Daft Punk. The flick follows two robots as they travel across the U.S. in a quest to become... More >>

  • John W. Dean

    published September 20, 2007

    John W. Dean is off the team. The former Nixon White House counsel is a Republican no more, and today you can hear him read from his new book,... More >>

  • 9th Annual Village Bluegrass Festival

    published September 6, 2007

    The 9th Annual Trader’s Village Bluegrass Festival will go on rain or shine this weekend — nothing can stop those fiddlers from taking... More >>

  • Jackie Flynn

    published August 30, 2007

    “A lot of things annoy me,” comedian and curmudgeon Jackie Flynn says in a thick Boston accent. So it’s no surprise that the bulk... More >>

  • “Laughing Matters”

    published August 23, 2007

    Breaking down cultural barriers and bringing groups of people together isn’t usually considered the work of mimes. But according to Texas... More >>

  • Al Madrigal

    published August 16, 2007

    Al Madrigal doesn’t fit into a single comedy mold. The half-Mexican, half-Italian stand-up comedian often performs at Latin comedy... More >>

  • “Animal Grossology”

    published August 9, 2007

    “Animal Grossology,” a traveling interactive exhibition, includes yucky displays that fall into one of five categories: Dookie... More >>

  • Ty Barnett

    published August 2, 2007

    Ty Barnett has solutions to the world’s many problems. The comedian’s stand-up routines include ways to reduce crime (if we raise gas... More >>

  • Chris Knight

    published July 26, 2007

    Chris Knight comes from a working-class background, just like the characters in his songs. Knight writes about the particular breed of violence... More >>

  • Black Orpheus

    published July 19, 2007

    Black Orpheus/Orfeu Negro combines Greek tragedy, bossa nova music and Brazilian Carnaval. The Oscar-winning 1959 film, considered a cult... More >>

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