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2007 Stories by Taylor Sullivan

Archives: 2007
  • Beer With Balls

    published August 16, 2007

    There is something inherently wrong with putt-putt golf: There is usually no beer involved. Apparently, putt-putt course owners don't like to... More >>

  • Peachy Keen

    published August 16, 2007

    I grew up on Palisade peaches. My grandma lives in the area, and every summer we would have to make the excruciating journey out to see her. After... More >>

  • Tricky Business

    published August 9, 2007

    The first time I saw an Eames lounge chair in person, I sort of lost my breath. It was the first time I ever really felt speechless. I had seen so... More >>

  • Running for Water

    published August 9, 2007

    I can't be bothered to run. I feel embarrassed while I increase my pace; it brings back traumatic memories of high school gym class. So when I see... More >>

  • Reliving History

    published August 9, 2007

    There comes a time in maybe everybody's life when they idolize the Woodstock generation. All of us, at one point or another, yearn to have been... More >>

  • Quickie

    published August 2, 2007

    Movie production schedules can sometimes drag on and on, with endless delays and reshoots, script changes and editing fights. That's not the case... More >>

  • Intern Affair

    published August 2, 2007

    Interning at Westword has played an important role in my evolution as a journalist. Without this position, I never would have learned to be... More >>

  • Gay Old Time

    published August 2, 2007

    Sometimes I dream that inanimate objects come to life and walk around, carrying on like it's no big deal, like they have been sentient the whole... More >>

  • Foot Fetish

    published August 2, 2007

    There was an old woman who lived in a boot. But some around town thought she was an old coot. So they all got together and they auctioned her... More >>

  • Pee Pressure

    published July 26, 2007

    Nothing is worse than being out for a walk on a beautiful day, losing track of time and finding yourself miles from home — and suddenly... More >>

  • Clarinet in Hand

    published July 26, 2007

    Conductor Carl Topilow is the bicycle of the symphony world. He’s wagged his wand on stages from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Owensboro,... More >>

  • Acquired Tastes

    published July 26, 2007

    What do Kurt Cobain and solar eclipses have to do with each other — besides the fact that most people didn’t find out about them until... More >>

  • Idolicious

    published July 19, 2007

    "You've got to pick a good mix of rockin' and something that will please the crowd," Pavlo tells me. "It's not about how good you can sing; it's... More >>

  • Tour de Force

    published July 12, 2007

    Bikes are so damn hot right now. It seems like every day, there are two dozen more mad cyclists racing their cut-down single-speeds up and down... More >>

  • Get Up, Stand Up

    published July 12, 2007

    One night maybe a year ago, I saw Ben Kronberg do a comedy set before a midnight movie at the Esquire. He pulled out his little notebook and... More >>

  • Fabric Fiesta

    published July 5, 2007

    It's been five years since Tran and Josh Wills took a look around and discovered that there was no outlet for sartorially creative souls —... More >>

  • Symphony Rocks

    published July 5, 2007

    I will always remember having to sit through the annual orchestra concert for my middle school in Aurora, suffering the absolute worst renditions... More >>

  • Numbers Game

    published June 28, 2007

    Theta Naught's website claims that the band's musical mastery, the precise way it builds its subsonic rhythms and melodic interludes, actually... More >>

  • Chalk It Up

    published June 21, 2007

    Remember the days when your mom would come home from the store with a big pail of sidewalk chalk and you'd spend the afternoon on the driveway... More >>

  • Almost Paradise

    published June 14, 2007

    Are you feeling creatively suppressed? Confused about what the future holds for you? Do you have a sweet tooth you're just dying to indulge?... More >>

  • Word Power

    published June 14, 2007

    mu-zjik n [Russ] : 1. a Russian peasant. 2. The highest-scoring stand-alone word possible in SCRABBLE, earning the lexical leviathans who... More >>

  • Time to Toss

    published June 14, 2007

    Admit it: You know you watch those crazies on TV juggling flaming chainsaws. The burning tools of death float and twist in the air, tossed up and... More >>

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