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2006 Stories by Steven Devadanam

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  • Welcome back, Rock Star

    published December 28, 2006

    "Are you kiddin' me?" says the burly man in disgust as he stands with his wife outside Warehouse Live on a drizzly Friday night. "Dilana? Sold... More >>

  • Houston Chopper

    published December 7, 2006

    The blaring Nickelback tune on the radio is barely audible over the clangs, bangs and whirrs. Under a big graffiti wall mural and posters of... More >>

  • Midnight in the Garden of PS3

    published November 23, 2006

    Jose Martinez can barely keep his eyes open as the chill of an evening wind hits him again. It's 11:57 p.m., and he's been standing, sitting and... More >>

  • Ridin' Cupcake

    published November 16, 2006

    It's a cool, crisp Tuesday night, and Osama Bin Laden is taking a leisurely ride through the Montrose. As he leans over his little blue scooter,... More >>

  • Making the Call

    published November 9, 2006

    "J.J. McDermott has a rocket arm -- he can really hang it on a line," says Lonnie King as he looks down from his press box perch onto a football... More >>

  • Country Time

    published November 2, 2006

    As he tries to pry his beak through his cage, a blue and orange parrot named Chivas offers some background vocals to a twangy Hank Williams, Jr.... More >>

  • Tuck of the Town

    published October 26, 2006

    Every muscle in China Doll's powerful thighs jiggles as she struts through the massive hairspray cloud in the dressing room. The ladies have just... More >>

  • Bunny Hop

    published October 19, 2006

    Sunlight from a large hotel window casts a warm glow on Natalie's lithe, nude body. She slowly crosses her arms over her chest. Facing the window,... More >>

  • The Good, the Blog and the Ugly

    published October 12, 2006

    I've always heard that bloggers are a self-absorbed, self-righteous and self-referential bunch. Then I became editor of the Houston Press's... More >>

  • Waiting for Friedman

    published October 5, 2006

    Hundreds of heads keep turning excitedly toward the door. At the packed Flying Saucer, longnecks and beer glasses thump on tabletops. Chairs skid... More >>

  • Where's the LOL, Yaar?

    published September 14, 2006

    Ather's black hipster shirt is sticking to his back from nervous sweat. Frantically sprinting down a quiet suburban street, he bursts into a... More >>

  • Sloppy Seconds

    published September 7, 2006

    Bare-chested and grinning, nine-year-old Trevor giggles madly as he stands in the center of a large aluminum tub under a hot August sun. Around... More >>

  • Mencia Club

    published August 31, 2006

    Carlos Mencia is searching for something profound. He lifts a spoonful of soup to his mouth, stops and puts it back in the bowl. He sits back in... More >>

  • Camera Action

    published August 24, 2006

    As he trolls storefront to storefront on the strip of lower Westheimer known as the Curve, Jacob Calle is slowly muttering to himself. "Gotta... More >>

  • Losing It

    published August 17, 2006

    "Well, ya got a little lost, but ya made it, huh?" The grinning, welcoming Gary adjusts his glasses and scratches the silver hair on his... More >>

  • Frida Fiesta

    published July 6, 2006

    Ladies: Got a bushy, caterpillar-like unibrow that has caused you nothing but embarrassment? Don't touch that tube of Nair. Today that follicular... More >>

  • Diamond Life

    published July 6, 2006

    We have plenty of baseball heroes in town: Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte. And then there's J.C. Hartman. If you're not familiar... More >>

  • Pee Ditty

    published July 6, 2006

    You gotta love the premise of the musical Urinetown. A heartless corporation preys on a small town and, thanks to a 20-year water... More >>

  • Under the Microscope

    published July 6, 2006

    Playwright Lindsay Kayser tends to hang her shows on fairly straightforward plotlines. Yet once the show starts, well, you may wonder where in the... More >>

  • "Power" Players

    published July 6, 2006

    It's rare that you get a party with this many names together at once. Today at the Station Museum, there'll be musical performances by Daniel... More >>

  • The Gospel of Grant

    published July 6, 2006

    By day, Grant Olney Passmore is a mild-mannered student in UT's mathematics, computer sciences and philosophy departments. By night, he's Grant... More >>

  • He's Still Vince from tha Block

    published June 29, 2006

    On Saturday afternoon, football fans are streaming into the posh digs of Fox Sports Grill. They've arrived at the Galleria wearing their jerseys,... More >>

  • Any Means Necessary

    published June 29, 2006

    Chances are, if you're watching a movie featuring an American Indian, you're watching Russell Means. The actor-activist has been in films such as... More >>

  • Fab and Kinky

    published June 29, 2006

    If you just haven't been getting enough Kinky action lately, we suggest you show up to Warehouse Live today. Author and gubernatorial candidate... More >>

  • Super Savior?

    published June 29, 2006

    Is Superman gay? Or is he Jesus? It's been fun watching people online pontificate on both scenarios. (We don't remember Jesus wearing a cape... More >>

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