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2005 Stories by Steven Devadanam

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  • Office Spaced

    published December 22, 2005

    As my date and I make our way through Commerce Street Artists Warehouse, we follow the laughter and horrid Christmas music to one of the main... More >>

  • The Pet Next Door

    published December 15, 2005

    The dancer's long, muscular legs are swirling as she arches her back, cups her perky bare breasts and gives my friends and me a "Want some of... More >>

  • The Notorious M.O.M.

    published December 8, 2005

    The mammoth bus, with a painting of dearly departed rapper the Notorious B.I.G. on each side, seems to swallow the parking lot of the Shrine of... More >>

  • Basquiat, Beats and Beans

    published December 1, 2005

    The last time I saw a crowd this big standing outside the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, it was for the opening of a Star Wars exhibit.... More >>

  • Bathe in the Bubbly

    published December 1, 2005

    Chambull? Dude, that's so six months ago. Party people of the moment know that the bubbly drink to sip is a French 75. The cocktail is made... More >>

  • Gone in 60 Seconds

    published November 24, 2005

    It's quiet on this end of downtown, just east of Minute Maid Park. So quiet that I'm sure I'm lost. But as my date and I hear the desperate honks... More >>

  • Dave to the Rescue!

    published November 17, 2005

    It's chaos in front of the Houston Improv after the first show in a Dave Chappelle double-header. Hundreds spill out of the club and into... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published November 10, 2005

    Thursday, November 10 Um, your bare walls are showing. But you can cover them -- and help the Avenue Community Development Corporation... More >>

  • A Date with George

    published November 10, 2005

    Never in history has a man who proposed incest with his cousin, accidentally killed his fiancée and ate pastries out of the trash been so... More >>

  • Picture Perfect

    published November 10, 2005

    WED 11/16 In a 1982 issue of Image magazine, Geoff Winningham remarked, "In the late 1960s there wasn't a photography collection... More >>

  • Go for the Goal

    published November 10, 2005

    SUN 11/13 With the Houston Texans trying their damnedest to be the very worst team in the NFL (not that we don't appreciate the... More >>

  • That '70s Band

    published November 10, 2005

    FRI 11/11 We're starting to yawn at retro acts like Jet and the Strokes. Sure, they're all the buzz, but they're really just saturating... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published November 3, 2005

    Thursday, November 3 If you're one of those ultra-prepared (ultra-anal) folks who like to have their Christmas shopping done by early... More >>

  • It's Been Reel

    published November 3, 2005

    Gilligan's Island did it; so did Survivor and Lost: Start with a tropical island with sandy beaches and clear water as far as... More >>

  • Roll Aid

    published November 3, 2005

    SAT 11/5 The full-body tattoos, piercings and faux-hawks may make them seem like freewheelin' thugs, but skateboarders will tell you... More >>

  • Alive and Kicking

    published November 3, 2005

    FRI 11/4 For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf debuted on Broadway in 1976, at a time when... More >>

  • Will the Real Blue October Please Stand Up?

    published November 3, 2005

    Bands love free publicity. In the quest to stand out and apart, a picture in a newspaper or magazine is worth more than just a thousand words; it... More >>

  • We're Kings of the World!

    published October 27, 2005

    Astros fans, this is it. The Fall Classic. After 43 years, we've finally made it. And unlike, say, Carlos Beltran, you've got plenty to do during... More >>

  • Bad Medicine

    published October 27, 2005

    You'd have a tough time finding a more articulate assessment of the U.S. health care system than this exchange in the snarky romantic comedy As... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published October 27, 2005

    Thursday, October 27 The weather is cooling down, but there's still a chance to feel haute today at Fall Fashion Weekend. A... 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 >>

  • Festival Crashers

    published October 20, 2005

    Like South By Southwest, the Austin Film Festival is a stargazer's dream. The annual, weeklong event in A-town features 80 advance... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published October 13, 2005

    Thursday, October 13 This week, events all over town are spreading love for Latinos. Comedian Eddie Cruz wants to spread some laffs,... More >>

  • Buy Sexual

    published October 13, 2005

    Dennis Hof rolls around in a flashy red Mercedes SL and a Bentley Continental. The tattoo on his left arm bears the names of his ex-girlfriends,... More >>

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