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Awards

  • 2007 - First Amendment Awards/The Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, published May 18, 2006

    "Needling the Haystack"

  • 2007 - First Amendment Awards/The Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, published February 9, 2006

    "Shortchanged"

2006 Stories by Keith Plocek

Archives: 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003
  • The New KKK

    published December 28, 2006

    Libby Rose trusted Tommy Granger. She'd always looked up to him. When she was a little girl, her older brothers played football, and Granger was a... More >>

  • This Man Thinks He's Jesus H. Christ!

    published November 30, 2006

    For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. -- Thessalonians 5:2 If Jesus Christ... More >>

  • Nirvana

    published November 23, 2006

    You know the story by now: After Nevermind, Kurt Cobain and company became far more popular than they'd ever dreamt or wanted -- and man,... More >>

  • Joel Gilbert/Mickey Jones

    published November 16, 2006

    If Martin Scorsese's No Direction Home left you jonesing for more footage of Bob Dylan's historic 1966 tour, you're still gonna have to... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published November 2, 2006

    DiverseWorks: J Hill's Sound Installations You can hear the Sonny Liston/Muhammad Ali fight in the bathroom at DiverseWorks. It's part of... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published October 26, 2006

    "Patrick Renner: Trepanned" In the past, Patrick Renner's work has been about visual appeal and craftsmanship. He's created massive wooden... More >>

  • Grand Canyon

    published October 19, 2006

    Tommy looks to be about six or seven years old. He's running, jumping, crawling, his red baseball cap turned backwards, his sisters bouncing... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published October 19, 2006

    "Patrick Renner: Trepanned" In the past, Patrick Renner's work has been about visual appeal and craftsmanship. He's created massive wooden... More >>

  • Text Messages

    published October 12, 2006

    "In a sense, every work is itself its best description." These words are part of Joseph Kosuth's Essays #7 (2000), currently on view... More >>

  • Party Boy

    published September 28, 2006

    The City was tired. It drank the night away at clubs in Tribeca, the East Village and the Meatpacking District. It kept the buzz going the... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published September 14, 2006

    "CraftHouston 2006" This biennial exhibit, which saw its inception in 2002, should really be named "CraftTexas," since the artists... More >>

  • Lost in Translation

    published September 7, 2006

    Gertrudis Cortez's house has seen better days, but it's bustling with life: overgrown potted plants, barking bulldog, clucking chicken, gobbling... More >>

  • Pop Rocks

    published September 7, 2006

    In the documentary POPaganda, on view at the Station Museum as part of the "Power Pathos" group exhibition, artist Ron English says... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published August 31, 2006

    "Daniel Kayne: Urban-Mix" Walking into Deborah Colton Gallery, one is immediately struck by Daniel Kayne's large mixed-media prints, some... More >>

  • Blanket Statements

    published August 24, 2006

    "The Quilts of Gee's Bend" became the little exhibition that could. Organized in 2002 by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the show of 70 quilts... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published August 24, 2006

    "The Big Show" Group shows are almost always problematic -- uneven, schizophrenic, overloaded with information -- and Lawndale Art Center's... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published August 17, 2006

    "The Big Show" Groups shows are almost always problematic -- uneven, schizophrenic, overloaded with information -- and Lawndale Art... More >>

  • Too Much Information

    published August 10, 2006

    Group shows without themes are almost always problematic. Just when you're getting into a groove, actually beginning to care what this or that... More >>

  • Without a Trace

    published August 3, 2006

    The old man died slumped over the arm of his couch while watching television. Two weeks later the cops kicked in the door and the coroner removed... More >>

  • Howie Wowie

    published August 3, 2006

    Howard Sherman's work is all over the place. Happy, violent, dark, bright, expressive, figurative, abstract, narrative -- these are the... More >>

  • Bad Checks

    published July 6, 2006

    So let's say you're a Little League softball coach. You want only the best for your little girl, a.k.a. the star pitcher, and her friends, so you... More >>

  • Needling the Haystack

    published May 18, 2006

    I was really beginning to hate Devers. The first time I tried to visit the school district, in a small building halfway to Louisiana, it was... More >>

  • Big Love, Texas-Style

    published April 27, 2006

    ELDORADO, TEXAS -- James Doyle rears back on the stick, and his Piper Cherokee 180 flops into the air, hastily rising above the dry cedars and... More >>

  • Shortchanged

    published February 9, 2006

    Juan Ramon Aguillar came to the United States two and a half years ago, traveling by train from his native Honduras to Nuevo Laredo, where he paid... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published February 9, 2006

    "Round 23" For the latest round of installations at Project Row Houses, Michael Golden has hung hundreds (maybe thousands) of keys inside... More >>

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