Ray Hafner

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  • 9 years ago | Night Life

    It's Saturday afternoon and I'm stuck watching soccer. I hate soccer. Now, I know that's hardly a daring sentiment, or something a great many good and true Americans haven't already yammered on about over the past few weeks, but not many of those ...

  • 9 years ago | Longform

    In the garage of the San Luis Resort on Galveston Island, Dana Prentice takes a quick look at her hair in the car's reflection. Her silver earrings dangle just so, with the right one hidden by her brown bangs. She adjusts her dress, a turquoise nu...

  • 9 years ago

    MC Lars is the smartest MC on the planet, and he'd like you to know it. Rapping about Hermann Melville, Jean-Paul Sartre and the difference between postmodernism and regular ol' modernism, he can barely hide the fact that he went to Stanford. How ...

  • 9 years ago

    When it comes to nerdy punk rockers singing love songs, Chris Conley has always played second fiddle to either bigger lovers (Chris Carrabba) or bigger nerds (Rivers Cuomo). Saves the Day's front man may not topple either with Sound the Alarm, but...

  • 10 years ago | Booze

    It's quitting time when I pull up to Dolce Vita (500 Westheimer, 713-520-8222), and the traffic on Westheimer is moving at its usual crawl. The weather's just right, though, and my date and I opt for the patio. I've heard about a good drink here, ...

  • 10 years ago | Night Life

    This sort of thing happens to me a lot, actually. I'm at the Meridian (1503 Chartres) tonight to check out the Iron Maidens, an all-female Iron Maiden cover band that's earned more ink in the past four years than the real Iron Maiden. It's the pre...

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