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2003 Stories by Troy Schulze

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  • Close Collaboration

    published September 11, 2003

    What makes up a face? From a distance, we recognize people by shape and basic forms, trying to focus the blurry edges. As the person gets closer,... More >>

  • Vodka Venue

    published August 28, 2003

    THU 8/28 If you don't know Lenin from Lennon, you're in luck. Red Star Night Club and Martini Lounge, the Russian-themed Midtown joint... More >>

  • Fishing Trip

    published August 28, 2003

    Why bother with the glorified lobster tanks at the Aquarium mega-restaurant downtown? Flee the concrete heat and take the kids down to Surfside... More >>

  • Big Balls

    published August 28, 2003

    Let's get one thing out of the way: The cremaster is a tiny muscle that raises and lowers the testicles according to temperature, fear and sexual... More >>

  • Rock 'n' Roll

    published August 21, 2003

    Let's say you're out on the southwest side of town. You wanna find a place where you can hang out and sip martinis with friends, but you also ... More >>

  • Comic Prophet

    published August 21, 2003

    In the late '70s, at Houston's Stratford High School, a prophecy was set in motion. "We started a band called 'Stress' with Kiss s's,... More >>

  • Tough and Well Preserved

    published August 7, 2003

    THU 8/7 Here's a truly inspired double bill: '80s ladies Joan Jett and Pat Benatar. Both could grind the current crop of female pinups... More >>

  • Teenage Scribeland

    published August 7, 2003

    Wonder what teenagers think about? If this year's Alley Theatre Houston Young Playwrights Exchange program is any measure, then try '50s... More >>

  • Female Fear

    published August 7, 2003

    THU 8/7 When most people think of the concentration camps run by the Nazis, it's the large, sprawling death camps like Auschwitz,... More >>

  • Hair Today...

    published July 31, 2003

    You're coming off like you're Van Damme / You've got Kenny G in your Trans Am / You've got names like Billy Ray / Now you sing "Hip Hop Hurray"... More >>

  • University of Life

    published July 17, 2003

    Michael W. Dean's new book, $30 Film School, isn't just a crash course in independent moviemaking. It's also an inspiring handbook... More >>

  • Personae of Persecution

    published July 3, 2003

    If we base our perceptions of Palestine on news accounts, we imagine ruined towns, rubble and people throwing stones at Israeli tanks. We view... More >>

  • Accidental Tourists

    published June 19, 2003

    Accidents will happen. Jason Trachtenburg struggled as a solo songwriter in Seattle before a trip to an estate sale changed his life. "I was... More >>

  • Analyze This

    published June 5, 2003

    Director Peter Weir's 1975 film Picnic at Hanging Rock begins with the words of Edgar Allan Poe: "What we see and what we seem are but a... More >>

  • Whip Team

    published May 22, 2003

    Elizabeth Ann remembers when her social circle disbanded. They were a group of women into bondage, domination and sadomasochism, but the politics... More >>

  • Art Cars Unleashed

    published May 8, 2003

    After 15 years of living in the Houston International Festival's shadow, the Orange Show's Art Car Parade is finally free to cruise solo.... More >>

  • An Evening of Torture

    published April 24, 2003

    The crowd at Amnesty International Theater Project's "Torture Watch" is likely to be more aware of human rights violations around the globe... More >>

  • Pass the Salad

    published April 17, 2003

    4-17 If you toss it, they will they come -- at least in the case of Dance Salad, one of the best-kept secrets in international dance.... More >>

  • Egg Beaters

    published April 17, 2003

    Easter egg hunts can be unseemly events, with kids ruthlessly tossing aside traditional hard-boiled eggs and each other in the mad search for... More >>

  • Short Stuff

    published April 17, 2003

    The Aurora Picture Show's Extremely Shorts 6 isn't a snooty film festival. "It's open to anyone with a camera," says Andrea Grover, Aurora's... More >>

  • Good Folk

    published April 3, 2003

    SAT 4/5 Caroline Herring may have been raised in the small agricultural community of Canton, Mississippi, but she doesn't have the... More >>

  • Learn a Lot from a Dummy

    published April 3, 2003

    SUN 4/6 While puppets' voices are hidden, dummies are inextricably tied to their masters -- which is, of course, one reason why... More >>

  • Pulling Stunts

    published April 3, 2003

    Houston may not be known for its film industry, but it's here all right, and we've got the Houston Stuntmen's Association to prove it. Need... More >>

  • Special Delivery

    published March 27, 2003

    Patti Smith may have almost single-handedly launched punk rock in the late '70s, but she originally wanted to be a visual artist. "She really... More >>

  • Suchu Goes to Hell

    published February 20, 2003

    Don't be thrown off by the fact that the new Suchu Dance show Mouthpiece has nothing to do with mouths or pieces or spokespeople.... More >>

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