Going all the way back to a time before the world of television exploded into a universe with hundreds upon hundreds of channels, Thursday night television watching has practically been its own living, breathing organism. Ever since NBC usurped the decade of the 80's with The Cosby Show and Family ... More >>
In a perfect world, good NBA teams would like to be able to manage the regular season the way that the San Antonio Spurs do every year. Play your superstars around 70 games, know exactly which games to rest them (and maybe even win a few of those, like the Spurs did against Golden State this past Th ... More >>
Ian Moore and the Lossy Coils Continental Club June 22, 2013 When Ian Moore asks for giant bottles of Advil and asks for the house lights to be turned down, you oblige. He is, after all, recovering from being cast as the next blues great where long-haired savants and Stevie Ray Vaughan ruled the ai ... More >>
One Direction Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion June 24, 2012 Ahh! OMG... Eek! I love you guys! Now repeat that a million times and it will somewhat sum up Sunday night's show. Along with my little sister, I arrived to the sold-out show in astonishment. I did not expect to witness what I saw: Handma ... More >>
This Sunday is a big day. For our dads, that is. It's Fathers Day, and whether we have daddy issues or not, we have to admit that we children put their dads through a lot. They helped change our diapers (hopefully, if not poor mom), they killed spiders for us (my dad still does), but best of all, th ... More >>
So, this past weekend I went to Las Vegas and celebrated the wedding of two very dear friends with a bunch of my very best friends (including one who was Skyped into the ceremony from Turkey) and wore a beautiful blue dress and red lipstick and danced all night and made sure everyone in the wedding ... More >>
By now, most of us have seen the new commercials for Dr Pepper's new product line, Dr Pepper 10, a diet drink which, ostensibly, tastes better than Diet Dr Pepper thanks to whatever's in those ten measly calories (our theory: brown sugar and wormwood). Of course, every advertiser knows that men are ... More >>
Bob McNair: It's on him, now"If there's a way to solve the problem without it being so traumatic -- and if you do it in a traumatic fashion, I believe it sets you back two years. So is your situation so bad that you think there's no other recourse and the only way you can solve it is to tear ... More >>
Nolan Ryan: Ks are nice, how about wins?In Houston, we mostly love our athletes. It takes a lot to get on our bad side.Of course, sometimes we overlove our athletes. Not only do they hold a special place in our hearts, but we insist that they were much better than they actually were.So what athle ... More >>
A filmmaker employs some torturous methods at the CAMH
So the Yankees are World Champions. Yippee. Between watching Kobe tear out the Rockets' collective heart last night, and then having to flip over to Fox to watch Alex Rodriguez' post-game celebration (rehearsed in the mirror no fewer than 100 times, no doubt), November 4, 2009, will live in inf ... More >>
A lovely, limey caipirinhaA while back we made a list of beverages that hit the spot in hot weather. But we didn't include anything with alcohol the first time. An ice-cold beer usually does the trick, but sometimes a balmy evening calls for a beverage with a muddled ingredient or cocktail umbrella. ... More >>
Houston has a national rep for taking down buildings. So why are these eyesores still standing?
Is Yvette Lacobie really a terrorist? Did legislators really mean to kick kids out for a butter knife? Is zero tolerance really stupid? (No, maybe and yes.)
2004 begins with Jazz, Rockets
Business partners, employers and lovers have come and gone. Darolyn Butler-Dial and her horses not only endure but are victorious.
Safari tests brains, strength, endurance and the willpower to persevere when you're puking out of your boat. And pissing in it.
Reid Ryan embarked on a new career as a team owner facing one big obstacle: voter approval of a new stadium. Then he called in a campaigner with the perfect pitch: a father named Nolan.
Cecil Hopper subdues the wilderness -- then enshrines it in his museum
Shows at Brasil and Ricesuggest that there are different ways to be naive
For 20 years, prima ballerina Janie Parker's feet have been harnessed to the Houston Ballet. In one more month, she plans to set them free.
Vince Bell returns from the brink with hard-won songs of love and loss