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    TV Has So Many Daddy Issues

    published Apr 16, 2014

    (WARNING: Spoilers) Last week saw the conclusion of the fifth season of FX's most underrated show, Justified, and fans of the program finally got the confession they have been waiting to hear for five... More >>


    Rehoming a Dog in Houston Is Not an Easy Task

    published Apr 07, 2014

    My husband and I rescued our dog Sadie from the Gulf Coast Bull Terrier Rescue organization. I had had bull terriers as a kid and recalled loving them like crazy. Sadie doesn't look like the classic a... More >>


    Breastfeeding Mom Has Beer, Gets Arrested. Seriously?

    published Apr 02, 2014

    As a new mother, I can attest that spending nine months pregnant had its challenges. Some women absolutely love it and some don't. I fell more on the "don't" side of the spectrum. I missed turkey sand... More >>


    Pop Rocks: U.S. Economy Looks Blah But Your Ass Looks Great

    published Mar 27, 2014

    This week's Gallup Economic Confidence Index was released yesterday with complete stagnation from the week prior. While no news is also good news, this doesn't mean we are all excited over the country... More >>


    Movies with Recently Deceased Actors: A Weird and Wonderful Thing

    published Mar 25, 2014

    Last week, the second trailer for the soon-to-be released film Brick Mansions hit the intertubes. It appears to be your typical cop/revenge action flick, probably a lot of mindless fun. What the big t... More >>


    Stupid Advice About "Marrying Smart" in New Book

    published Mar 19, 2014

    Last week, collegiate women everywhere were offered some advice that seemed to be sent via mimeograph directly from 1955. Author Susan Patton, who dubs herself "The Princeton Mom," released her book M... More >>


    Puking Isn't Just for St. Paddy's Day

    published Mar 17, 2014

    I know that to many people who actually celebrate St. Patrick's Day in earnest, the holiday dedicated to the death of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, is a time of family celebration and Ir... More >>


    WhatsApp With Facebook Taking Over the World?

    published Mar 13, 2014

    I try my best to keep up with all the web goings-on that the kids are into: For one, it's a part of my job and for two, it makes me feel not so old. But I won't lie; I had never even heard the word Wh... More >>


    What's the Deal With All These Bible Movies?

    published Mar 10, 2014

    There's one thing you can say about Hollywood: When they get on a kick, it's like a soccer championship death match. In recent years they've given us vampires and not just a few but an entire cemetery... More >>


    Celebrities Tell Magazines: "Stop Looking at My Baby Unless You Pay Me!"

    published Mar 06, 2014

    I just finished reading Alec Baldwin's piece in New York Magazine in regards to his dismay over public life. After reading all about the massive cross he has to bear by being a celebrity that makes mi... More >>


    Too Many C-Sections Going On, Say New Guidelines

    published Feb 28, 2014

    When I first found out that I was pregnant with twins, a friend emailed me, "Don't let your doctor force you into a C-section." This statement meant nothing at the time as the bulk of my brainpower wa... More >>


    10 Movies to Give You Some Houston Rodeo Fashion Inspiration

    published Feb 27, 2014

    Every Houstonian knows that If you are driving down I-45 as February turns into March and you just happen to pass a line of cattle holding up traffic, it's rodeo time. Giddy up, people. This weekend o... More >>


    Ronan Farrow Is a Millennial Journalist for the Millennials

    published Feb 25, 2014

    Ronan Farrow may still need an introduction, but he's been gunning to change that. This week, he premiered his new MSNBC show, Ronan Farrow Daily, at the noon central slot. I will fully admit that m... More >>


    Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show Premiere; Sugary and Sweet

    published Feb 18, 2014

    It's been a long time in the making, but last night The Tonight Show finally saw its new host, Jimmy Fallon, take the reins. Last year, NBC announced that long-time host Jay Leno would be stepping dow... More >>


    This Kay Jewelers Commercial Makes Me Want to Punch Society in the Face

    published Feb 11, 2014

    With the Valentine's holiday merely days away, it has officially become Kay Jewelers season. The diamond propaganda machine is working on overdrive to convince all of you men out there that the only t... More >>


    Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Are Opening Their Doors in Houston and Elsewhere

    published Feb 04, 2014

    I don't know about you, but if there is an insanely long line to use the women's restroom -- and there always is -- I will just jump in the men's room to do my business. It never seems like a big deal... More >>

  • “50 Shades of Green”

    published January 16, 2014

    Noted art collector Peggy Guggenheim is credited with saying, “My knowledge of art ended at impressionism.” Guggenheim was a... More >>


    Pop Rocks: The Death of CNN?

    published Jan 30, 2014

    Oh how the mighty have fallen. There was a time when if someone said "cable news," the first thought would be CNN. No longer is this the case. The monthly ratings were released this week, marking CNN'... More >>


    Art and Beer: Bayou City Outdoors' Arts and Crafts Crawl Hits Gallery Row

    published Jan 29, 2014

    When you think art galleries, does an image of fancy-pants folk, sipping wine and using words like "post-modernism" come to mind? If you have shied away from the gallery scene because it felt a little... More >>


    Don't Shoot! But Our Cell Usage Is Out of Control

    published Jan 29, 2014

    I was standing behind a woman on line at Kroger this weekend who, while checking out, was chatting away on the phone. "Do you want to donate a dollar to the Food Bank?" the pimply teenage cashier as... More >>


    Pop Rocks: Drinking and Pregnancy: The Battle Continues

    published Jan 23, 2014

    I knew that I was pregnant the day after it happened, but as I had been warned to do, I waited the obligatory two weeks before testing myself for fear of a false negative. In that time, I went on a ro... More >>


    It's Okay to Be Sad When Your Favorite TV Character Dies

    published Jan 22, 2014

    (There are surely some spoilers of TV character deaths in here; you are now warned.) When Downton Abbey Season Four was due to premiere this month, my mother told me that she was not going to watc... More >>

  • "Great Art in Ugly Rooms" Is Exactly That

    published Jan 20, 2014

    Someone once said that beauty was everywhere, you just have to find it. The exact quote has been bastardized, morphed and flipped around so many times who knows what the actual saying is or who should... More >>


    Pop Rocks: And the Razzie Goes to...

    published Jan 16, 2014

    It truly is award season. Just as my colleague Pete pointed out in his Oscar predication list, I will also point out this fact. However, instead of writing about all of the celebratory moments worth h... More >>


    HBO's Girls Filled With Drama That's Not Even on the Actual Show

    published Jan 15, 2014

    There was way too much television on Sunday night, so I was finally able to watch the season premiere of HBO's Girls Monday and boy was it "OK." I have written before of my love/hate relationship with... More >>

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