• Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Houston's Surviving Landmarks

    The planned demolition of former Wheatley High School in the Fifth Ward started in September was stalled yet again on Monday, this time after a resident sued Houston ISD over concerns about asbestos. Previously, preservationists had fought the district's plans to replace the historically black, 1929 ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 28, 2013

    Melissa Thorne Takes on Blocks and Rocks in "A Wall Around a Window"

    Concrete and paint become cheery symbols in this gallery exhibition.

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Burgers and Memories at Lankford Grocery

    In this week's cafe review, we take a look at how Lankford Grocery has managed to remain relevant and curiously current despite nearly 75 years of dealing in the dual arts of burgers and nostalgia. But what's equally interesting to me is gathering stories of Lankford Grocery's patrons over the years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    French-Toasted Tortilla

    Photo by John Kiely​When Joseph French, an innkeeper in Albany, New York, invented French toast in 1724, he became an early practitioner of the American affinity to dip food in batter and fry it in fat. The oil has gotten deeper since then, the food more exotic, leading inevitably to the Texa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Friday Night: Wild Moccasins, The Eastern Sea And The Wiggins At Walter's

    Photos by Kendra BerglundWild Moccasins Zahira Gutierrez (left) and Cody Swann​Wild Moccasins, The Eastern Sea, The Wiggins Walter's on Washington July 2, 2010 The Wiggins​Friday night at a packed Walter's on Washington, the Wild Moccasins hosted a party to kick off their summer West Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Be A Total Badass And Win Neil Young Tickets

    Rocks Off has a few bits of exciting news we'd like to share with you just in time for the weekend. First of all, if you hurry over to our Facebook page, you might be able to grab a pair of Steel Panther tickets for the L.A. hair-metal satirists' House of Blues show tonight. Like we told you yester ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Houston 101: A Convention Center Built In 64 Days

    ‚ÄčIn 1928, Jesse Jones -- grand poobah of Houston, Lord of Suite 8-F -- was determined to bring national glory to his town by hosting the 1928 Democratic convention. Cleveland, San Francisco and Detroit also wanted the prize, but Jones took a $200,000 check to the bidding committee and got the nod. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Houston Is The Villain In Nasty Newspaper Fight In Albany

    Houston Chronicle editor Jeff Cohen came to town from Albany, where he was the editor of the Times-Union, another Hearst paper.He brought some people with him, and still runs movie reviews by Amy Biancolli, who still works in upstate New York.The Times-Union is, like many Hearst papers (and papers e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Some Love For Mitch

    Photo by Fred Trask When I first saw Mitch Love play this season, the first thing I thought of was The Pretenders' "Thin Line Between Love and Hate." Because while his teammates and most of the fans were going to love him, just about everybody else would hate him. And it's not because he's not a n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    No W. Screenings For Houston Critics

    Oliver Stone's W. opens Friday, but critics around the country have already attended screenings so they can have their reviews ready for that day. Except in Houston. Apparently, according to one local film critic, W.'s studio has decided not to have any critics' screenings in Houston.

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    The Disappearing Local Film Critic

    The demise of the film critic has been reported in media sources from the august to the obscure. The butcher's bill from the last few years reads like a Reviewer's Hall of Fame: Nathan Lee (The Village Voice), David Ansen (Newsweek), Stephen Hunter (Washington Post), Jonathan Rosenbaum (Chicago Rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 23, 2007

    Solidarity, Baby

    Last week we told you how Michael Lacey, the executive editor of Village Voice Media, our parent company, was tossed in jail along with Jim Larkin, the chairman and chief executive officer. The case against them has been dropped. Completely. You can get the nitty-gritty here. In a show of solidar ... More >>

  • News

    October 18, 2007
  • Dining

    June 21, 2007

    I Love CFS: 25 Lovable Chicken-Fried Steaks

    Who invented the CFS? There are a lot of competing theories. Whose do you love? Better try them all to be sure.

  • Film

    May 13, 2004

    Big Fat Greek Bloodletting

    Brad's ripped and The Iliad's shredded in the scintillating spectacle Troy

  • Dining

    December 11, 2003

    Italian Bubba

    Damian Mandola -- a big man who's made it big

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    Bow-Tied Wonder

    Plus: Boola Boola, Fault and Pepper, On Blue Berryhill

  • Music

    May 23, 2002

    Blockbuster Beats

    New York shut down their popular club gig, so DJs Sasha and Digweed hit the road

  • News

    May 16, 2002

    Swept Away

    It's hit-and-miss out there during sweeps month

  • News

    May 16, 2002

    Gays and God

    Plus: Balancing Act, In Jay's Day, Making Book

  • News

    May 9, 2002

    Hearst 1, Baylor 0

    The Chron's owners hire (gasp!) an outsider to run things

  • News

    April 25, 2002

    Pam's Last Stand

    A final orphan hangs on in the historic building that beckoned the parentless, posh and punk

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    Art of the Deal

    Plus: Grim Reality, Hale to the Chief, Get Some Class

  • Music

    January 4, 2001

    Making the Scene

    If you blinked, you often missed the latest club opening (and closing) on the nightlife circuit

  • Music

    December 21, 2000

    Mansion on the Hill

    A trendy nightspot just off the Richmond Strip stands apart from its monochromatic competitors

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Still Angry After All These Years

    The Oven feeds a malnourished punk scene

  • Music

    July 27, 2000

    Room to Grow

    The Engine Room fills a void in the music scene

  • Music

    July 13, 2000
  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Holy Diver

    Atomic Opera

  • Music

    January 20, 2000


    Hot 'n' Heavy: Sinis. Also, Eugene Chadbourne

  • News

    January 13, 2000
  • Music

    November 25, 1999

    Crimson Tide

    Alabama Thunder Pussy comes into town

  • Music

    October 14, 1999

    Righteous Babe

    Ani DiFranco, poetess, goddess, funky folker, comes to town

  • Music

    May 13, 1999
  • Calendar

    March 4, 1999
  • News

    January 28, 1999
  • Calendar

    December 10, 1998

    Night & Day

    December 10 - 16, 1998

  • Music

    January 29, 1998

    Labor of Love

    For Austin's Sixteen Deluxe, fun and hard work are one and the same

  • Music

    May 8, 1997
  • Calendar

    April 17, 1997
  • Music

    April 10, 1997
  • Calendar

    January 23, 1997
  • Music

    December 12, 1996

    Think Hard

    Celindine is bent on a musical formula that takes everything, and nothing, for granted

  • Music

    October 10, 1996
  • Music

    June 20, 1996

    Prankster Punk

    Chixdiggit make a mockery of everyone -- including themselves

  • Music

    January 11, 1996
  • Music

    June 29, 1995
  • Music

    January 12, 1995
  • Calendar

    June 16, 1994
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