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2006 Stories by Mary Templeton

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  • Going Batty

    published July 13, 2006

    Thanks to Dracula, rabies and the crappier of the Batman movies, bats have gotten a bad rap. Consider this awesome factoid, though: These... More >>

  • What a Circus!

    published July 13, 2006

    After 135 years in the business of inspiring awe, The Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus knows a thing or two about keeping a crowd... More >>

  • Message in a Bottle

    published July 13, 2006

    Sixty years after the Holocaust, virtually no artistic medium remains unmarked by it in some way. And this is especially true now that maritime... More >>

  • A Tale of Two Brooklyns

    published July 13, 2006

    The meanest, dirtiest streets of Brooklyn seem like an unlikely setting for a happy ending. Yet Brooklyn: The Musical, playing at... More >>

  • Of Books and Bookworms

    published July 13, 2006

    What does a man who has written and voiced more than 2,100 episodes of his nationally syndicated public radio program The Engines of Our... More >>

  • Whale of a Tale

    published July 13, 2006

    Long noted for her experimental music, Björk is becoming an experimental film star as well. Six years after starring in Dancer in the... More >>

  • Bye-Bye Birdie

    published July 6, 2006

    Amy Meyers, the force behind Sippora ("Pretty Bird" in Hebrew), has announced she's closing her doors after joining the gallery world just over... More >>

  • Clay Bakin'

    published July 6, 2006

    Molding a pile of dirt and water into something more than a chipped ashtray/candy dish is harder than it looks. You can do it, though — and... More >>

  • Brutal Harvest

    published July 6, 2006

    In the film Harvest of Redemption, young Oscar has just witnessed the brutal murder of his father but is helpless to do anything... More >>

  • It's a Long Story

    published July 6, 2006

    For most people, bones, nails, stones and fiberglass resin sound more like garbage than art supplies. But painter, sculptor, photographer and... More >>

  • With Her Best Shot

    published July 6, 2006

    To some people, four-time Grammy-winner Pat Benatar will always be the single '80s "Heartbreaker" who first taught us that "Love Is a... More >>

  • Sunday Irie

    published June 29, 2006

    The fourth annual CaribFest is bringing the sights and sounds of the islands to Houston (without the hassle of going through customs). The... More >>

  • Back in the Dome

    published June 29, 2006

    Hang on to your cotton candy - there's a new thrill in town. No, AstroWorld isn't coming back (RIP, you dirty dog), but funnel cakes and... More >>

  • Creepy Guys and Dolls

    published June 29, 2006

    Thanks to the tightening of airport security, modern audiences know that an innocent doll from a stranger is never just an innocent doll from a... More >>

  • Dandy Dude

    published June 29, 2006

    We all know Yankee Doodle as the guy who stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni. In the 1942 movie Yankee Doodle Dandy,... More >>

  • Real Simple

    published June 29, 2006

    John Szarkowski, photographer-turned-curator-and-critic-turned-photographer again, has been a student and teacher of simple yet profound... More >>

  • Three's a Crowd

    published June 22, 2006

    Like the dance that she so closely scrutinizes in her book The Flamenco Academy, author Sarah Bird's prose reads like rhythmic waves... More >>

  • Relax Your Dogs

    published June 22, 2006

    Dogs may be our best friends, but when they reek, they're darn near enemies. Today, owners of odorous pooches can take advantage of SNAP's... More >>

  • Oh, Mildred's

    published June 22, 2006

    So you never got that backstage pass to Bon Jovi. No worries -- Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company is here to make it up to you. Today, Mildred's... More >>

  • A League of Their Own

    published June 22, 2006

    In 2004 the world was riveted as it watched USA Women's Softball dominate every other team with the skill, power and heart that led them to their... More >>

  • The House Is Alive...

    published June 22, 2006

    What do you get when you mix a headstrong, singing nun-turned-governess with seven adorable kids and a dashing naval captain? The Best Picture... More >>

  • Cute Little Shorts

    published June 22, 2006

    "Even if you hate something, you can sit through it for three minutes," says Aurora Picture Show executive director Andrea Grover. And that,... More >>

  • Pampered Philanthropy

    published June 15, 2006

    What's the best way to blow tomorrow's paycheck: indulgent spa session or donation to a well-intentioned charity? Today, you can drop your cash on... More >>

  • The Force Is with You

    published June 15, 2006

    Memo to cave-dwellers: It's hurricane season. Aside from stocking up on bottled water, there's not a lot to do about that, except maybe find a... More >>

  • On-Air Drama

    published June 15, 2006

    "I'm uncomfortable with your silence." This one phrase is what finally brings six radio station employees together in Tony Esparza's new play,... More >>

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