Brian McManus

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  • 1 year ago | Pop Life

    Wednesday night, Taylor Swift brought her outsized 1989 World Tour to Minute Maid Park. The tour, which kicked off on Cinco de Mayo in Tokyo, Japan, and has grossed more than $130 million, has managed to keep itself in the press all summer because...

  • 3 years ago | Texas Music

    The beaut above is a 1983 Eagle that gets an eco-friendly seven miles per gallon when the generator is running. It's got crushed velvet curtains, and -- just a guess here -- a few dozen places to hide your weed. Because, oh yeah, it's Willie Nelso...

  • 3 years ago | Books

    If you've spent any kind of time on the Internet, chances are something Shea Serrano has written, drawn or created has made you smile. The 32-year-old South Houston middle-school teacher writes and illustrates for several different outpo...

  • 11 years ago | Night Life

    I've just walked out of my third bar in a row, drinkless, and I'm starting to feel defeated. My country is being taken over. For hours now, I have been trying, to no avail, to find a nightspot with nary a whiff of Cinco de Mayo celebration. When t...

  • 11 years ago

    I'll admit it: On paper the idea is pretty damn solid. Four guys, inspired by the New York Dolls but too ugly to pull off the whole androgyny thing, decide instead to dress like Japanese Kabuki warriors, spit blood, breathe fire and pen songs abou...

  • 11 years ago | Longform

    On a sunny, breezy mid-March afternoon, two young men decide to dine at a Greek restaurant in Montrose. They place their order -- gyro plate with a side of fries -- and begin reading magazines they've picked up from a rack near the restaurant's si...


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