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2005 Stories by Julia Ramey

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  • From Gaza, with Love

    published November 10, 2005

    FRI 11/11 Ah, if only we could all just dance out our problems together. A Palestinian children's troupe from Dheisheh Refugee Camp in... More >>

  • Ghoul and the Gang

    published October 27, 2005

    Halloween rules. It's a chance for you to get to plow through candy and cocktails -- guilt-free. Here's a roundup of H-town's best fright-night... More >>

  • Godunov for You

    published October 20, 2005

    If opera seems a bit too schmaltzy for you, consider this plot line: Fifteen years after the reign of Ivan the Terrible, the Russian czar Boris... More >>

  • A Different Drum

    published October 13, 2005

    Louise Erdrich is a poet who happens to be a novelist, or a novelist who happens to be a poet; either way, her identity crisis is working.... More >>

  • Hard Act to Follow

    published September 29, 2005

    Could I do the same thing? It's the looming question that consumes you as soon as you see the cover photo of Between a Rock and a... More >>

  • Dark Comedy

    published September 22, 2005

    The photograph's image was once considered hilarious. Now it's just plain disturbing: A black man has applied cork to his face to make it blacker... More >>

  • Lez Hook Up

    published August 25, 2005

    "There are a lot of films about lesbian serial killers. But that's just not a real big problem in the lesbian community." Herein lies the... More >>

  • Jack and John

    published August 4, 2005

    John Irving's newest novel -- his 11th, Until I Find You -- opens with four-year-old Jack Burns being dragged through northern... More >>

  • Thanks, Babe

    published July 14, 2005

    Bertice Berry earned her Ph.D. in sociology at 26. She's a successful corporate speaker and has written two memoirs, four novels and two... More >>

  • Making Wookiee

    published July 7, 2005

    "It'd be easier to make the jump to light speed with a damaged hyperdrive than to remain calm around…him." Such are the metaphorical... More >>

  • Grass Routes

    published May 26, 2005

    When the calendar strikes June in Houston, it's tempting to stay inside, game controller in hand, bottled water nearby and cool, conditioned air... More >>

  • Lovable Lesbian Activist

    published May 5, 2005

    Women in cowboy hats, tight jeans and hairstyles both long and cropped -- whatever they consider their lesbian Saturday-night best -- lean against... More >>

  • The Plague Sucks

    published April 21, 2005

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  • Sophomore and the City

    published April 7, 2005

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  • In the Cards

    published March 24, 2005

    In 1995, well before Tobey Maguire, Bravo and your grandmother jumped on the poker tip, Patrick Marber penned the play Dealer's... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published March 10, 2005

    Thursday, March10 There's nothing more awesome than buying a brand-new designer shirt cut to there to impress that someone, and... More >>

  • Hello, Darkness

    published March 10, 2005

    The paintings are stunning: A sultry-eyed woman in a lime-green dress leans seductively forward. A toothless tiger reclines among pink orchids. An... More >>

  • Tricks and the Trade

    published February 24, 2005

    At first, a night at the Sex Worker's Art Show seems akin to a voyeuristic trip to a strip club: It's fleeting entertainment, a momentary... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published February 17, 2005

    Thursday, February 17 Whether Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous dream has been fully realized is debatable, but when a professional dance... More >>

  • Black to the Future

    published February 10, 2005

    Between the schoolroom recitations of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech and the regular car-radio blaring of 50 Cent's latest single, it can be... More >>

  • Woman's Best Friend

    published February 3, 2005

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  • That's Rich

    published January 20, 2005

    This year, you want to give more to charity. And stop smoking. And learn how to speak Russian? Sure! Good luck with all that. But come on --... More >>

  • Middle Man

    published January 20, 2005

    You get the sense from reading his book Middlesex that Jeffrey Eugenides belongs to an upper echelon of writers, and that his novel... More >>

  • Gypsy Kings

    published January 6, 2005

    Don't be alarmed if you meet a Chinese acrobat, a Russian contortionist or a Mexican juggler around town this month. In a procession of 52 trucks,... More >>

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