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  • 2006 - Lone Star Awards, published November 10, 2005

    "Road Trip"

2005 Stories by Brian McManus

Archives: 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003
  • I See London, I See France

    published March 24, 2005

    It's a Channelview Tuesday night. At Big Dog's Ice House (214 Sheldon), we take some seats next to big men in working stiff's coveralls.... More >>

  • Grace Under Pressure

    published March 17, 2005

    Six Degrees Lounge is empty. They're an hour into what may be the city's best idea: a six-hour (get it!?) happy hour. Bartender Kelly serves me... More >>

  • You Too Can Be a DJ

    published March 10, 2005

    DJs used to be rare, exotic. But their numbers have swelled to alarming I-think-I-can-do-that-too proportions. Everyone wants to be the cool kid,... More >>

  • Sex, Drama and PMS

    published March 3, 2005

    Two girls stand in silhouette behind a heavy frosted-glass door. They're standing close -- discussing whether their attraction to each other will... More >>

  • Last Night at the Alamo

    published February 24, 2005

    Imagine you're a music-industry insider at one of the many Grammy post-parties. You're in a hoity-toity Beverly Hills hotel ballroom, and P. Diddy... More >>

  • He's Gone Country

    published February 17, 2005

    Over the last month Sam Houston Race Park has been searching for Houston's best country singer. While it was puzzling to me that a horse track... More >>

  • Words to the Unwise

    published February 10, 2005

    Dear cities, You know, when our fair town grabbed its bid to host a Super Bowl, you all scoffed. Houston was too fat, too hot and too humid --... More >>

  • Down on the Corner

    published February 3, 2005

    Jason Kerr squeezed softly on the brakes of his bike while approaching a stoplight. Two young, attractive-enough blondes pulled up alongside him... More >>

  • Let's Go Down-town!

    published January 27, 2005

    Walking the streets of downtown on Monday night, I hear the classic sounds of Inner Loop, big-skyline living: the beep-beep of Metro's money pit,... More >>

  • I Resolve to Get Laid

    published January 20, 2005

    Sex is like money. When you have plenty of it, you seldom give it a thought. The question is, what does "plenty of it" mean? Chances are, if... More >>

  • The School of Hard Yuks

    published January 20, 2005

    Knock, knock. Who's there? It's an overabundant gaggle of the funny and unfunny -- all eager to squint in the glare of the cruel spotlight of a... More >>

  • Auld Lang Pain

    published January 13, 2005

    Five! Four! Three! Two! One! We made it, folks. It's a new day, a new year. It's time to keep our resolutions for at least a month before... More >>

  • The Youngest Ballerette

    published January 6, 2005

    Bitches. Hoes. Blunts. Dubs. Spinners. Bling. These words, so often used in hip-hop, aren't going to end up in a fourth-grade teacher's lesson... More >>

  • Back in the USSR

    published January 6, 2005

    Some years ago, Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas opened the Russian-themed Red Square bar to critical acclaim. Everyone seemed to think it was the... More >>

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