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2006 Stories by Ray Hafner

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  • Rev It Up

    published July 13, 2006

    While you may think one way to protect kids from sexual predators would be to keep them away from bikers and rock musicians, the organizers of... More >>

  • You're So Money

    published July 6, 2006

    Numismatists of Houston, rejoice. The JMV Coin and Currency Show is landing in town today, making it the best opportunity to get your hands... More >>

  • Hand Balls

    published June 29, 2006

    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... More >>

  • Fantasy Date

    published June 22, 2006

    No matter which potions we try, we still can't seem to get our Level 5 wizard past this one damn orc. It's driving us crazy! Fortunately, this... More >>

  • G-town Jams

    published June 22, 2006

    There are few venues in Texas as storied as the Balinese Room on Galveston Island, which makes it the perfect place for the Gulf Coast Music... More >>

  • Prom 2K6

    published June 15, 2006

    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... More >>

  • More Gore!

    published June 1, 2006

    ManBearPig isn't the only thing out there Al Gore wants to take down. The former vice president comes to town today to tackle global... More >>

  • That Katt's Pimped

    published May 25, 2006

    Ever since he donned the pimp cape in Friday After Next, comedian-actor-rapper Katt Williams has been struttin' -- taking his... More >>

  • Indy Film Night

    published May 25, 2006

    Sandwiched between Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, screening... More >>

  • MC Lars

    published May 18, 2006

    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... More >>

  • Kat Not Included

    published May 18, 2006

    As Tom Cruise hops around the country promoting M:i:3, showcasing his own special brand of placenta-chomping craziness, it's easy to forget... More >>

  • Saves the Day

    published May 4, 2006

    When it comes to nerdy punk rockers singing love songs, Chris Conley has always played second fiddle to either bigger lovers (Chris Carrabba) or... More >>

  • Jetsetters Invited

    published April 27, 2006

    Although they'd never admit it, many people go to air shows in hopes of watching a stunt prop-plane execute perfect barrel rolls and loop-de-loops... More >>

  • White Cap Party

    published April 27, 2006

    If you've ever woken up groggy, hung over and in bed with someone you didn't know, don't feel embarrassed. Head to the Engine Room, and Aaron... More >>

  • About a Beast

    published April 20, 2006

    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... More >>

  • Dolce Vita

    published April 20, 2006

    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.... More >>

  • Bossa

    published April 13, 2006

    With Tom DeLay on his way out of Congress, there's blood in the air, so I decide to head to Bossa (610 Main, 713-223-2622) for some... More >>

  • Hot for 'Bot

    published April 13, 2006

    Playwright Greg Hundemer says anyone who turns out for his musical comedy Proto-hobo (also his senior honors thesis) is in for... More >>

  • Primus Sucks (On-Screen)!

    published March 23, 2006

    Back in MTV's heyday, long before any rooms got raided or any rides got pimped, they used to show these things called "music videos." If you were... More >>

  • Displaced in the Diaspora

    published March 16, 2006

    It's Election Day, and a dozen volunteers have descended upon the Thicket Apartments near Bush Intercontinental Airport, block-walking in an... More >>

  • Jack Johnson and Friends

    published March 16, 2006

    That Jack Johnson's newest album would be a collection of kids' songs for the Curious George soundtrack isn't so surprising. This is a guy... More >>

  • Relient K, The Rocket Summer, Maxeen

    published March 2, 2006

    If all Christian-rawk groups were as good as The Rocket Summer, we all just might have to go and find Jesus. Bryce Avery, the multi-instrumented... More >>

  • Art Girls Are Easy

    published February 23, 2006

    The line at the MFAH is stretching around the block. I'm not even inside yet, and already I'm nostalgic. Since November, the monthly "Starbucks... More >>

  • Buckle Up

    published February 23, 2006

    The Houston Black Film Festival is endorsed by the office of Mayor Pro Tempore Carol Alvarado, which of course means that just by attending... More >>

  • The Academy Is..., with Panic! At the Disco, Acceptance, Hellogoodbye

    published February 16, 2006

    Calling The Academy Is…'s brand of indie pop-punk infectious is much too tame: To do so would give the Ebola virus a bad name. When I first... More >>

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