The State Fair of Texas in Dallas will be here before we know it -- it kicks of September 26 -- and that means Corny dogs, funnel cakes, and of course, the weirdest and wackiest fried foods. Sur... More >>
The Houston Police Department has identified the officer who shot and killed himself on Tuesday as Senior Police Officer Rudolph Farias, a 21 year veteran of the force.
Farias joined HPD in May ... More >>
There are a million reality shows on the naked television. We're going to watch them all, one at a time.
Was this really necessary? I probably ask that question every week. Arguably none of the... More >>
There was brio in the air last night at Camerata, as co-owners David Keck and Paul Petronella wrangled an ornery projector and guests sipped Riesling selected especially for the wine bar's "Summ... More >>
There are lots of people that will tell you that video games rot the mind and encourage violent and deranged behavior. Most of these will focus on titles like the Grand Theft Auto, or on the obj... More >>
He's a white DJ who has fallen in love with a black singer in an underground club. Making it even more interesting, they're in Memphis in the 1950s, where the outlook is not favorable for their ... More >>
Oh, the places we've been! The people we've met!
We've gone to Hell with Satan in Doctor Faustus (Classical Theatre Company); suffered with the Frank family in their Amsterdam garret in The Diar... More >>
It was difficult to find a seat Monday night at the bar at Grotto, the popular Houston mainstay.
Between a couple of very friendly ladies dressed in bright blouses and a queue of middle-aged tr... More >>
We weren't at all surprised when Shawna Forney asked if she could share this interview with fellow organizer and friend Erma Tijerina. It's in Forney's nature to invite people, to turn everythin... More >>
I haven't always been a food snob.
When I was little and my mom would teach night classes at the local university, my dad and I were left to our own devices for dinner. Because the man can do l... More >>
Welcome back to the show! We're counting down the Top 40 hard rock songs of all time, according to Billboard (sort of...). I'll take a moment to recap Nos. 40-31.
40. "Don't Tell Me You Love Me,... More >>
Way back in 2006, I bet the founders of Twitter had no idea the social-media platform would become the force it is today. Sure, you can interact with your friends and whatnot, but perhaps the co... More >>
Even in today's viral culture, this "Ice Bucket Challenge" to raise money for ALS research has taken many by surprise. Instead of quickly blowing over like so many digital fads, this one continue... More >>
In his mugshot taken Tuesday at the Travis County Courthouse, Gov. Rick Perry sports that sly grin we've all come to know so well.
Perhaps that's because Perry thinks he's winning the public rel... More >>
Updated at the end of this post are some more comments from Sen. Whitmire.
University of Houston officials have suspended their plan requiring freshmen to live on campus after some blowback fro... More >>
School bond elections don't exactly see the type of white-knuckle politics currently plaguing Gov. Rick Perry (you can read about that here, in case you missed it). Still, things got pretty tense... More >>
How do we know the college football season is almost here? Well, not all that long ago, it would have been because the best of the preview magazines were hitting the stands -- Athlon, Lindy's, S... More >>
The weekends are special times to relax and do things you don't normally get to do throughout the week. So, why eat at the same places you can on Monday through Friday, when you could spend your... More >>
Besides the ballet, the theater companies and the symphony, this year's 21st Annual Theater District Open House will feature food trucks in Jones Plaza, tango lessons from the Society for the Pe... More >>
Numbers. The applications to which they are used in various fields can yield results ranging from the trivial to the catastrophic if not interpreted properly. If you are involved with numbers at... More >>
The life of Pimp C is coming back -- in hardcover format.
Julia Beverly, the former editor-in-chief of OZONE Magazine and noted documentarian of Southern hip-hop culture at large, is planning t... More >>