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2006 Stories by Steven Devadanam

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  • Burr...He's Ice-Cold

    published June 29, 2006

    Note to comedy junkies: Don't jack with Bill Burr's set. In Tampa recently, a woman in the audience tossed ice at him during his act. Burr... More >>

  • What a Masshole!

    published June 29, 2006

    If you've ever been to Boston, or, frankly, any city in Massachusetts, you're probably aware that certain folks there can be a little, well,... More >>

  • For the Children

    published June 29, 2006

    Actor-filmmaker-author Turk Pipkin has led a pretty sweet life. The Austinite has had roles in feature films such as Friday Night Lights... More >>

  • Welcome Back, Carter

    published June 29, 2006

    Back in the day, nine-year-old Derrick Carter used to play disco records at his family reunions in Chicago's western burbs. While his aunts... More >>

  • One More for Freedom

    published June 22, 2006

    Sure, Juneteenth was officially last Sunday. But the Houston Ebony Opera Guild is throwing a little celebration to close out the annual week-long... More >>

  • Don't Let Him Go!

    published June 22, 2006

    We don't blame you if you're still bitter about the Texans passing on local pigskin hero Vince Young in April's NFL draft. But Vince has promised... More >>

  • Here Comes tha Boom!

    published June 22, 2006

    When the folks at DiverseWorks brainstormed their first visual arts residency, they got inspired by MTV, specifically The Real World (but... More >>

  • Getting Corked

    published June 22, 2006

    If you've been looking to learn more about wine but have been scared off by terms such as Bordeaux and Gewürztraminer, Wine Week in The... More >>

  • Four For Art

    published June 22, 2006

    It's always nice to see H-towners doing well, which makes "Perspectives 152: 4 Artists 4 Stories," the newest exhibit at the... More >>

  • Admire the Landscape

    published June 22, 2006

    Most of us had our first introduction to landscape painting by watching PBS's Bob Ross, the bushy-Afroed, effervescent painter who made those... More >>

  • Mooney's tha Man

    published June 22, 2006

    Take in comedian Paul Mooney's standup act, and one day you can tell your kids that you saw the man who crafted material for Richard Pryor... More >>

  • Spend a Fortune

    published June 22, 2006

    How much cash would you drop to see INXS live -- with Michael Hutchence's replacement, J.D. Fortune? Apparently the going rate to catch the... More >>

  • We're All "Screwed"

    published June 22, 2006

    Growing up near Washington, D.C., comedian/commentator/screamer Lewis Black was surrounded by the federal government. Every day, he'd see... More >>

  • Want a New "Drug"?

    published June 22, 2006

    It's easy to hate on '80s music, but there are a few sacred cows from that decade, and we think Huey Lewis and the News should be one of... More >>

  • Back in tha Mix

    published June 15, 2006

    Purple and teal lights splash against the facade of the Audrey Jones Beck Building, drawing scenesters like mosquitoes to a backyard zapper. I'm... More >>

  • Emancipation Jam

    published June 15, 2006

    It's time again to celebrate that historic day in June 1865, when African-Americans in Galveston learned (albeit belatedly) that they had finally... More >>

  • Plenty of Pulp

    published June 15, 2006

    It's surprising to some that pulp fiction is more than just a film starring Uma Thurman and John Travolta. No, pulp fiction was once the most... More >>

  • Front and "Center"

    published June 15, 2006

    The folks of the Bayou City Women's Chorus traditionally have gotten less publicity than their associates in the Gay Men's Chorus. But that... More >>

  • Shall We Dance?

    published June 15, 2006

    Filmmaker-photographer Carlos Saura revitalized Spanish cinema in the late '60s and early '70s with his politically charged movies that taunted... More >>

  • Ashlee Nose What's Up

    published June 15, 2006

    We're not ones to judge (well, not most of the time). But we had to cry foul when we saw Ashlee Simpson commenting on young girls and body... More >>

  • Whoa, It's Candlebox!

    published June 15, 2006

    Okay, there's nothing really showstopping about the lineup of Buzzfest XVII. Skimming the lineup, we find local boys made good, the... More >>

  • Il Communication

    published June 15, 2006

    International pop-opera quartet Il Divo is often dubbed the Phwoar Tenors in England. "Phwoar" is a Brit term for the sound men and women... More >>

  • The Devil and His 30-Foot Member

    published June 8, 2006

    The beach balls are flying right at our heads. We catch them and hurl them back at two skinny guys, who are running around and screaming like... More >>

  • Pasties Party

    published June 8, 2006

    Man, you gotta love cabaret. Men and women of every persuasion can ogle beautiful women clad in pasties and stilettos shaking it -- without... More >>

  • (Man) Love and War

    published June 8, 2006

    Given the Iraqi quagmire that he's entrenched in, would Donald Rumsfeld ever consider "emergency homosexuality" as a way to bolster the troops?... More >>

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