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2007 Stories by Nick Keppler

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  • The Big Lebowski

    published December 27, 2007

    Last March, during an open-forum chat between visitors of the Washington Post’s Web site and the author of yet another book on why... More >>

  • Joe Ely

    published December 27, 2007

    Joe Ely is experiencing a revival. The continually downtrodden-sounding, Lubbock-based country-rocker, who plays the Verizon Wireless Theater... More >>

  • Esque

    published December 20, 2007

    Local art space Peel Gallery offers ultra-chic furniture and home items. If you can think of anything more chic than the Portland, Oregon glass... More >>

  • Eve of Christmas Eve Party

    published December 20, 2007

    The day before Christmas Eve is like the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The family obligations haven’t begun and there isn’t much to... More >>

  • Die Hard

    published December 20, 2007

    Although it was the defining action film of its time, we think of Die Hard as one of the ultimate so-bad-it’s-good movies, one worthy... More >>

  • “Perspectives 159: Superconscious, Automatisms Now”

    published December 13, 2007

    Stream of consciousness, in which running thoughts are used as the basis of a work, is one of the most difficult but rewarding styles lit buffs... More >>

  • Mike Epps

    published December 6, 2007

    Since the early ‘90s, Michael Jackson has been God’s gift to comedians (both good and bad ones).While everyone had a joke when Jackson... More >>

  • The Irish Tenors’ Christmas Special

    published December 6, 2007

    Standing on the musical middle ground between artsy (they practice a classical format) and popsy (they are approachable to Celtic music novices),... More >>

  • Art of Beer

    published November 29, 2007

    Who says Oktoberfest has to end in October? Certainly not us, and certainly not the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, which holds its... More >>

  • Voices in the Woodwork

    published November 29, 2007

    Cynthia escaped a violent stepfather by entering into an equally horrific marriage. She escaped that by taking to the streets. Evelyn ran away... More >>

  • Black Christmas

    published November 29, 2007

    Domy Books’ Web site calls Black Christmas, screening today, “arguably the best out of the Christmas horror genre.” This is... More >>

  • Eraserhead

    published November 29, 2007

    If you’re going to watch David Lynch’s Eraserhead at some point in your life (and you really should), see it at the River Oaks... More >>

  • Dickens on the Strand

    published November 29, 2007

    Last year, Dickens on the Strand, Galveston’s Victorian-themed holiday festival, was “set” in 1862, the year London hosted the... More >>

  • Alan Haynes

    published November 22, 2007

    Being a fairly well-known blues guitarist in Austin, Texas, is like being a retired old coot in Coral Springs, Florida. Who in town isn’t?... More >>

  • Circus Oz

    published November 22, 2007

    As Cirque du Soleil becomes the Starbucks of the cirque nouveau field — its most ubiquitous, mainstream and lucrative name — we... More >>

  • The Warriors

    published November 22, 2007

    The Warriors, screening today at the River Oaks Theatre, comes off like A Clockwork Orange without the arty ambience. The 1979 cult... More >>

  • Leonard Nimoy’s The Full Body Project

    published November 8, 2007

    Actor, photographer, director, poet, memoirist, singer and whale sound-recorder Leonard Nimoy would obviously like to be known for more than... More >>

  • Enso String Quartet

    published November 8, 2007

    The Enso String Quartet is young enough to be tweaking its name (we’ve gotten press releases for the Ensÿ String Quartet, the Enso... More >>

  • International Quilt Festival

    published November 1, 2007

    The International Quilt Festival is the South by Southwest of its industry. It may not lead to drunken parties that end at 5 a.m., but it is... More >>

  • “Mary Heilman: To Be Someone”

    published November 1, 2007

    Mary Heilmann was painting little squiggly figures on canvas back when abstract expressionism was an angry and depressed boy’s club.... More >>

  • Skeleton and Spirits

    published October 25, 2007

    Given the hoopla over the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s decision to host the Lucy fossil, maybe the best way to get a scare out of the... More >>

  • “International Discoveries”

    published October 25, 2007

    “The big international show at FotoFest” may sound a tad redundant — the organization always shows world-class photographers. But... More >>

  • Oktoberfest

    published October 18, 2007

    “Just because you’re drunk and it’s October, it doesn’t make it Oktoberfest,” says Bill Maher. “When you drink in... More >>

  • High Rollin’ Roulette

    published October 18, 2007

    Have you ever watched the cleavage-flaunting Aphrodites of the Houston Roller Derby grab, claw and tackle each other into a bruise-inducing crash... More >>

  • Sinatra Sings Sinatra

    published October 11, 2007

    If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. This seems to be the approach Frank Sinatra, Jr. has taken with his career. Throughout his adult... More >>

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