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2006 Stories by Mary Templeton

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  • A Glowing Revue

    published August 17, 2006

    Maybe money can't buy love, but it can buy an enjoyable interpretation of it. The Great Caruso Dinner Theater presents I Love You, You're... More >>

  • "Waves" of Destruction

    published August 17, 2006

    Having forced more than one million people to evacuate, Hurricane Katrina is second only to the Civil War in number of citizens displaced by a... More >>

  • Slide Show Manifesto

    published August 10, 2006

    Reading an artist's statement without the aid of visuals is often an experiment in "huh?" Appreciating this, the folks at Lawndale Art Center hope... More >>

  • From Dog to Glam

    published August 10, 2006

    You're panting, your face is drooping with the weight of a thousand sweat drops, and your hair is ravaged from frequent jumping through lawn... More >>

  • Follow that Birdie

    published August 10, 2006

    Elvis was still relatively thin when Bye Bye Birdie debuted on Broadway in 1960, satirizing rock and roll and then-contemporary teen... More >>

  • One from the Heart

    published August 10, 2006

    The red ribbons have mostly disappeared from celebrity lapels, but AIDS, which plagues 24,000 Houstonians, is still an epidemic in our midst. To... More >>

  • Gestating Gumshoe

    published August 10, 2006

    Saying that mystery heroine Joanna Brady is kind of a badass is like saying Jessica Simpson is mildly irritating. The recently re-elected sheriff... More >>

  • "Booty"-licious

    published August 10, 2006

    For all that's changed since 1973, booty-shakin' is an area that's been essentially untouched. Sure, there might not be too many people sporting... More >>

  • Sketchy Characters

    published August 3, 2006

    The comedy sketch troupe Übertoast knows that its humor can be über-offensive. "Oh, yeah, we've had people walk out," say troupe member... More >>

  • Believe the HYPE

    published August 3, 2006

    Mention the words "teen talent" and most people will groan as they imagine would-be Britneys and H-Duffs lined up to embarrass themselves on... More >>

  • Nailed It

    published August 3, 2006

    So you think you can paint? What if your canvas were merely a teeny, tiny human fingernail? Yeah, that's what we thought, punk. Popularized by... More >>

  • Complex Oedipus

    published August 3, 2006

    It's easy to see why the ill-fated King Oedipus was a favorite plaything of the gods. Though most people would jump off a bridge once the whole... More >>

  • Freeze Frames

    published August 3, 2006

    If the logic behind the "Dag! That's Cold!" film show is correct, How to Drive on Snow and Ice could be the instructional video that... More >>

  • Hogwarts Holiday

    published July 27, 2006

    Don't even act like you don't like Harry Potter. Harry-hatin' was so five years ago. J.K. Rowling's series about the boy wizard has made... More >>

  • She's Got Problems

    published July 27, 2006

    The "problem with no name" was Betty Friedan's phrase for the lack of social and spiritual meaning in the lives of women. She addressed this... More >>

  • Take a Triptych

    published July 27, 2006

    The character at the center of Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company's latest production, Triptych, never appears on stage. Without a... More >>

  • Home Front

    published July 27, 2006

    Carl Strandlund should have gotten a big piece of the post-World War II-technology-boom pie. His Lustrons -- porcelain-enameled, steel houses made... More >>

  • Sew Artsy

    published July 27, 2006

    There's a quilt show at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. But as you may have guessed from the venue, it's not a showcase of Grandma's heirlooms... More >>

  • Calculated Acts

    published July 20, 2006

    After the announcement that a high school student with a calculator will be replacing him after 25 years at his job, Mr. Zero does what any... More >>

  • That Show Is Big

    published July 20, 2006

    What would a snapshot of Houston's "creative energy" look like? This exhilarating question drives The Big Show, an annual event at the... More >>

  • Limey Sleuths

    published July 20, 2006

    For many people, Victorian England evokes images of delicate ladies sitting on couches and sipping tea. But research librarian, Victorian scholar... More >>

  • Biff Upper Lip

    published July 20, 2006

    Fans often "mistake" comedian Tom Wilson for Biff, the bullying villain from the Back to the Future trilogy. "Yes, it's me,... More >>

  • Gathering Place

    published July 20, 2006

    Artist Kiki Smith has had her hands in just about everything. Although she favors sculpting the human body in papier-mâché because... More >>

  • World Cup Runneth Over

    published July 20, 2006

    Was that last-second red card for France the first sign? Maybe it was Italy's jubilant round of penalty kicks? Whatever caused it, your racing... More >>

  • Simply Fabulous

    published July 13, 2006

    Great news: the era of the itsy, bitsy, teeny, weenie bikini is so over. It's finally time to don some duds that display your full (and fabulous,... More >>

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