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2000 Stories by Lauren Kern

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  • In God's Country

    published December 14, 2000

    In the beginning, there was a bang. A very big bang. Nothing exploded into something. Quarks and leptons collided violently in an intense fireball... More >>

  • Innocence Lost?

    published November 30, 2000

    Carlos Lavernia spent 16 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit. Roy Criner lost ten years of his life before DNA evidence exonerated him of... More >>

  • Breaking Ranks

    published November 16, 2000

    It was about two-thirty in the morning on November 18, less than a week before the 1999 Aggie Bonfire was to burn. The 60-some students of the... More >>

  • Dream Teen

    published November 2, 2000

    This must have been what it felt like to witness Urlicht in Stuttgart in 1976. William Forsythe's first piece for a professional company... More >>

  • License to Steal

    published October 19, 2000

    Um uh That was um Joan of Arc with "As Black Pants Make Cat Hair Appear" and uh before that we listened to some klezmer music from 1908 and um... More >>

  • Job Insecurity

    published October 12, 2000

    Also see Steve McVicker's companion article, "Unnecessary... More >>

  • Two Steps Back

    published October 5, 2000

    It's a noble goal. The Houston Dance Initiative, under the direction of Houston Ballet resident lighting designer Christina Giannelli, wants to... More >>

  • Booked Up

    published August 31, 2000

    Abram Himelstein can read people. It's a skill he has honed traveling around the country hawking his 'zine-like alterna-primer, Tales of a Punk... More >>

  • Science Friction

    published August 10, 2000

    At first glance, the Johnson Space Center looks less like a hub for the nation's space program than a college campus in the summer. The green,... More >>

  • Where Art Thou, Juliet?

    published June 15, 2000

    When Sergei Prokofiev composed the score for a ballet version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in 1935, he didn't work with a... More >>

  • Homeward Bound

    published June 15, 2000

    If you missed Trey McIntyre's latest piece in the Houston Ballet's spring mixed repertory program, all you can do is hope that it doesn't take the... More >>

  • In Arms' Way

    published June 15, 2000

    Phil Arms is in bad shape as he takes the pulpit of Houston Church on the morning of Sunday, January 9. He shifts his weight back and forth from... More >>

  • Back to the Future

    published May 18, 2000

    It was hard to believe, when the Houston Press first raised the question in February 1999, that Houston Independent School District... More >>

  • Stepping on Some Toes

    published May 4, 2000

    Rick Archer is not an Aggie, but he likes them an awful lot. A Texas A&M-trained veterinarian once saved Archer's beloved Border collie from an... More >>

  • School's Out Forever

    published April 20, 2000

    The Furgason home has the relaxed feel of a place where you could take a nap in the middle of the afternoon without guilt. A squeaking ceiling fan... More >>

  • Midwestern Dialect

    published April 13, 2000

    Last time John Jasperse was in Houston, he exposed himself. In Excessories, the piece that catapulted the dancer and choreographer to... More >>

  • Whose Stadium Is It, Anyway?

    published March 30, 2000

    Unable to score admission to the biggest athletic events of the season? You weren't alone. Tickets for the Astros' first game at Enron Field... More >>

  • Egypt on the Bayou

    published March 16, 2000

    Ben Stevenson once told Dance Magazine that when he first arrived at the Houston Ballet in 1976, he was afraid "they'd want a company with... More >>

  • The Turning Point

    published March 16, 2000

    It was the biggest performance in the short life of the Easy Credit Theater, and choreographer Richie Hubscher knew it. On a hot evening in July... More >>

  • Stand Up and Holler

    published February 3, 2000

    Jay Martel wandered through the pro-death-penalty crowd outside the Huntsville prison on the night of January 24 without arousing suspicion.... More >>

  • Diva of the Dance

    published January 27, 2000

    It took nearly 400 years to create the work of art that will be seen and heard and felt at Jones Hall this weekend. In 1631 John Milton wrote his... More >>

  • Sad Sundays

    published January 20, 2000

    "It's true of anybody," says die-hard Houston football fan John Pirkle. "If you watch the Oilers long enough, they'll make you cry." Pirkle didn't... More >>

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