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

    "Road Trip"

2006 Stories by Brian McManus

Archives: 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003
  • Patriot Game

    published May 11, 2006

    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... More >>

  • Houston's Food Nazis

    published May 4, 2006

    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... More >>

  • The Abattoir

    published May 4, 2006

    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... More >>

  • Islands, with Why? and Cadence Weapon

    published April 27, 2006

    As the Unicorns, provocative Montreal wunderkinder Nick Diamonds and J'aime Tambeur happily hoofed across an enchanted musical landscape. Their... More >>

  • Spank Rock

    published April 13, 2006

    "Ass shakin' competition champ / Ooh that pussy gets damp." So begins "Backyard Betty," the first track on Spank Rock's full-length debut. Much... More >>

  • Mama Mia

    published March 23, 2006

    The ticket says 8 p.m., but it's rapidly approaching half past the hour. We've been at Jones Hall since a quarter after seven, and my mom is... More >>

  • Oscar Pimpin'

    published March 16, 2006

    So last week, Three Six Mafia's "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" won the 2005 Oscar for Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original... More >>

  • Feel This Man

    published March 9, 2006

    R. Kelly wants to stick his key in your ignition, feel on your booty and have sex in the the stove...on the the buttered... More >>

  • Stapp Infection

    published March 9, 2006

    Scott Stapp, former lead singer of post-grunge embarrassment Creed, is music's most hated man. That's not harsh: Stapp would admit it himself... More >>

  • Into the Frey

    published February 16, 2006

    James Frey lied. We know that now. He's admitted as much. Frey took it on the teeth in front of millions a few weeks back on Oprah, the... More >>

  • Forget the Food

    published January 12, 2006

    La Strada Sunday brunch is not for everyone. To suggest that it is would be the biggest media snafu since, um, "The Miners Are Alive!"... More >>

  • Bunnyface Killahs

    published January 12, 2006

    Sure, Usher's admission in the December issue of Maxim magazine that he was attending orgies with Diddy at the age of 16 caused a lot of... More >>

  • A New Tony's Order

    published January 5, 2006

    When nighttime rolls around, stomachs start growling and dinner choices are discussed, one option never mentioned among my ilk is Tony's.... More >>

  • It's In The Cards

    published January 5, 2006

    Yeah, Wack is superstitious. So what, wanna fight about it? We don't walk under ladders, step on cracks or let black cats cross our paths. Doesn't... More >>

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