• Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    The NFL's Quest For World Domination Continues As CBS Buys 8 Thursday Games In 2014

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Dwight Howard's Early Christmas Present: An MVP Level Performance In Detroit

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Ian Moore and the Lossy Coils at the Continental Club, 6/22/13

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Last Night: One Direction at The Woodlands

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    The Best Fathers Day Gift: 24 Hours Without Dubstep

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    A Decidedly Non-Foodie Trip to Las Vegas

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Six Surprisingly Sexist Television Commercials From Way After the Mad Men Era

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    If More Gary Kubiak Is Inevitable, Why Not Just Sit Back And Enjoy It?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    The Five Most Overrated Houston Athletes

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    July 22, 2010

    "Perspectives 171: Jennifer West"

    A filmmaker employs some torturous methods at the CAMH

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Game Time: The Lost Speech Of Yankee GM Brian Cashman

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Top 5 Cold Drinks: Alcoholic Version

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2008

    Miss Pop Rocks Has the Flu

    Miss Pop Rocks is sick. The whole basket of fun, including: 102 degree fever, hacking up mucus, uncontrollable sneezing, and so on. But this unfortunate situation has enabled her to conduct a little experiment, entitled “How Many Episodes of America’s Next Top Model Can Someone Watch in a Row? ... More >>

  • News

    February 15, 2007

    This Blows!

    Houston has a national rep for taking down buildings. So why are these eyesores still standing?

  • Calendar

    March 16, 2006
  • News

    February 17, 2005

    Mind Reading

    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.)

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2004

    Hangover Hoops

    2004 begins with Jazz, Rockets

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    Riding to Win

    Business partners, employers and lovers have come and gone. Darolyn Butler-Dial and her horses not only endure but are victorious.

  • News

    July 1, 1999

    Full Contact Paddling

    Safari tests brains, strength, endurance and the willpower to persevere when you're puking out of your boat. And pissing in it.

  • News

    January 21, 1999

    Striking Out

    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.

  • News

    March 5, 1998

    The Last Conqueror

    Cecil Hopper subdues the wilderness -- then enshrines it in his museum

  • Culture

    October 10, 1996

    Jailed and Drugged

    Shows at Brasil and Ricesuggest that there are different ways to be naive

  • News

    May 16, 1996

    Soles on Ice

    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.

  • Music

    October 20, 1994

    A Promise Fulfilled

    Vince Bell returns from the brink with hard-won songs of love and loss