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2004 Stories by Margaret Griffis

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  • Middle Eastern Movements

    published July 8, 2004

    Sat 7/10 During the 20th Century, people were fascinated with the future and the past. On the verge of moving into outer space,... More >>

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    published June 17, 2004

    SUN 6/20 Dads and dogs are typically two peas in a pod. They're both known to urinate wherever they please, sniff the occasional... More >>

  • Tale of a Century

    published June 10, 2004

    When night fell on June 16, 1904, it appeared that the day would go mostly unremembered. In Pennsylvania, Leah Bowman "died of the infirmities of... More >>

  • Turning Tricks

    published June 3, 2004

    THU 6/3 The recent re-emergence of mauled illusionist Roy Horn underscored one of the reasons that magic has regained some of its... More >>

  • MiMo, Baby!

    published May 20, 2004

    SAT 5/22 Home to a vast collection of post-Art Deco buildings (yes, they're important too), North Beach recently celebrated the City... More >>

  • Go for the Old

    published May 20, 2004

    FRI 5/21 Grandpa might be pushing 80 but he can still kick butt on the tennis court. He is also quite the dancer, speed walker, and... More >>

  • Id, Redefined

    published May 13, 2004

    SAT 5/15 It just may be that artist Robert Wyndam Bucknell is conceited. It could be he is a narcissistic charlatan capitalizing on... More >>

  • Damp Doings

    published May 6, 2004

    SAT 5/8 Finally an event that gives new meaning to the phrase "go with the flow." The WaterFest pays tribute to all the... More >>

  • Everglades Eye

    published April 29, 2004

    NOW 24/7 Photographer Rick Cruz looks at his favorite subject, the Florida Everglades, as if the marshland were an emergency room... More >>

  • Comedy, Bitch!

    published April 29, 2004

    TUE 5/4 Only one man can spoof Prince as a basketball-playing, pancake-making fop; make milquetoast talk show host Wayne Brady seem... More >>

  • In Tune with the Moon

    published April 22, 2004

    NOW 24/7 How do you own the moon? Many have tried; few have succeeded. Lunar expeditions have gotten rockets to land there and... More >>

  • Blazing Cagers

    published April 22, 2004

    SAT 4/24 At the beginning of the 2003-04 season Miami Heat fans had a serious case of the doldrums. Megamoney draft pick Lamar... More >>

  • Good Cluck

    published April 15, 2004

    SUN 4/18 Wings might be rather useless appendages for chickens, but some humans find the paltry poultry parts especially important.... More >>

  • Alien Nation

    published April 15, 2004

    WED 4/21 Do you hear the thundering horde in the distance? GWAR is coming. Are you prepared to be massacred? Well, not in the... More >>

  • Up the Creek

    published April 8, 2004

    SAT 4/10 Tequesta Indians, a bridge made of natural limestone, an old starch mill, an oak hammock, and settlers from Elmira, New York:... More >>

  • Joltin' Joe

    published April 8, 2004

    THU 4/8 Let's hear it for the great Italian tenors: Pavarotti, Caruso, Lovano. Huh?! That's right, music fans, besides the vocal... More >>

  • Stanza Bonanza

    published April 1, 2004

    THU 4/1 Leave it to poet T.S. Eliot to dub April "the cruelest month" in his monumental 1922 work "The Waste Land." And then 74 years... More >>

  • Two Toned

    published April 1, 2004

    FRI 4/2 As conductor, founder, and life president of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the most recorded chamber orchestra in... More >>

  • Risky Business

    published March 25, 2004

    TUE 3/30 "He is exactly what he says he is: He does it for the money and he gets 'em off," quips actor Tom Wopat (above) about... More >>

  • Dance Fever

    published March 18, 2004

    MON 3/22 Partnership Dance, now there's a concept. Could that refer to a couple dancing together in the old-fashioned way or just a... More >>

  • Levity

    published March 11, 2004

    FRI 3/12 A labyrinth of love and passion. The choice between exile and conformity. In the end it's the human spirit that takes flight... More >>

  • Shouting It Down

    published March 4, 2004

    SAT 3/6 Miami filmmaker Juan Carlos Zaldivar laments the dearth of countercultural icons in a world rife with war, corporate greed,... More >>

  • Bout Face

    published February 26, 2004

    SUN 2/29 At last, a wrestling outfit that knows that fighting is all about the mask. Along with a range of over-the-top identities,... More >>

  • Girl Trouble

    published February 19, 2004

    FRI 2/20 TheatreworksUSA brings children's book author Beverly Cleary's (The Mouse and The Motorcycle) beloved character... More >>

  • Out and Outside

    published February 19, 2004

    FRI 2/20 American filmmaker Todd Haynes is an iconoclast. His 1991 film Poison was dismissed as pornography at first,... More >>

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