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1999 Stories by Melissa Hung

Archives: 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • Real Life

    published December 16, 1999

    Recipe for a headache: 1) Cover all surface area, including storefronts, walls and flooring with at least five bright, obnoxious... More >>

  • Bar Fight

    published December 9, 1999

    Margaret Lindsey is not by nature an angry person. Most of the time she's as good-natured as she is now, standing over the kitchen sink of... More >>

  • Bored? Tired?...

    published November 11, 1999

    So Lilith Fair skipped Houston this year. Big deal. The way L7 lead babe Donita Sparks sees it, you didn't want to go anyway. It would have been a... More >>

  • Reefer Madness?

    published November 4, 1999

    Angela Jenkins grabbed her common-law husband by the shoulders and shook him from his sleep. It was time; the baby was coming. At three in the... More >>

  • Local Rotation

    published October 28, 1999

    Kayfabe The Hellen Keller Tapes Kayfabe Redundant. That's the overriding impression of Kayfabe's new... More >>

  • Coming Out

    published October 21, 1999

    When the couple argued, Lisa threatened to drown the dogs or snap the kittens' necks. A year after the verbal and mental abuse began, when it was... More >>

  • Real Life

    published October 7, 1999

    When some people stress out, they take a bubble bath among lit candles. Or strum a familiar tune on a guitar, or shoot some hoop. Then there's... More >>

  • Treated Like a Dog

    published September 30, 1999

    Roy Pike says his dog, Chief, "ran a close second to my kids." If Pike went shopping, so did the chow. When the family went boating in a nearby... More >>

  • Here Come the Brides

    published September 2, 1999

    Eleanora Piombino is not sure she likes what she sees. Staring at the pearly white heels with typical pointy toes, she adjusts the atypical... More >>

  • DeLay's Way

    published August 19, 1999

    Carmencita Abad says six years in the brutal conditions of a Saipan sweatshop still left her unprepared for the reception she got in another... More >>

  • Culture Scouts

    published August 5, 1999

    If there is a focus point in Beth Madison's wooded one-story home, it is the dining room, where an oil painting of a voluptuous Gauguin-like woman... More >>

  • Hey, Bubba: Give Peace a Chance

    published August 5, 1999

    Littleton. Then, last week, Atlanta. If recent shooting rampages are any indication, Americans live in a culture of violence. And a Houston... More >>

  • Sitcom Survivor

    published July 22, 1999

    Margaret Cho suffers from the opposite of stage fright. In real life, she's a mess. "I have incredible difficulties doing the smallest... More >>

  • Media Row on Death Row

    published July 15, 1999

    It's hard to get on Texas's death row these days — if you want to interview an inmate there. According to regulations that cover death... More >>

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