• Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    What Will We Take Away from the Age of the Foodie?

    It could be said that the Age of the Foodie has arrived. Food is the topic of interest across more conversations than simply what the current fad diet is or what restaurant you ate at for your anniversary. Food is everything these days. Hell, it's even being blamed for killing rock and roll. Food ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 1, 2012
  • Film

    August 9, 2012

    Julie Delpy Rocks New York

    Always more than an ingenue, she's taking on everything that's wrong with movies - and she's bringing Chris Rock.

  • Culture

    July 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Kool & the Gang: "Houston Better Be Ready"

    With more than 70 million records sold, the men of Kool and the Gang stand as some of the most commercially successful funksters of all time. Born in Jersey City, N.J., the band was essentially just a group of friends with a jones for Miles Davis and James Brown. But they hit the big time in 1973 wi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    May 24, 2012

    Barry Walter Bujol Jr. Gets 20 Years For Trying To Help Al Qaeda

    A Hempstead man got 20 years in prison today for trying to smuggle GPS devices and pre-paid phone cards to Al Qaeda. Former Prairie View A&M Barry student Walter Bujol Jr, 30, had been convicted in November after defending himself in the trial, which featured a boatload of incriminating evidence, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    World Cup 2010 -- What's The Future Look Like For Team America?

    Is Coach Bob Bradley staying?​Now that the US has been eliminated from the 2010 FIFA World Cup, it's time to play a little Monday quarterback, futbol style.Even though the US won its group for the first time in this millennium, and even though they made it past the first round (this was the team's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    World Cup 2010: USA-Ghana -- Five Keys To Look For

    A moment he'll never forget​The images of Wednesday morning are still fresh on many people's minds. The image of Landon Donovan putting the US ahead in the 91st minute against Algeria, putting the Americans back in the round of 16 for the first time since 2002.Their opponent on Saturday is Ghana, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Game Time: 2010 World Cup -- USA Wins! Now Awaits Conference Expansion Invite To Become Part of South America

    Photo by Monica Fuentes Catching Cup fever this morning​"Soccer is about to cement its place as the worst 'sports bar sport' EVER..." -- Me at the 89-minute mark of the USA-Algeria game today"THIS IS AWESOME!!!" -- Me hugging strangers at the 91-minute mark of the USA-Algeria game today A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    USA-Algeria: One Terrific Game, One Great Result

    The Obama administration brings first-ever winning a group​God damn, that was a great game.Nerve-wrecking, but a hell of a game.With just a couple of minutes left in stoppage time before the final whistle was blown, American goalkeeper Tim Howard started a counterattack by throwing a Brett Favre-l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    World Cup 2010: A USA-Algeria Preview (Hint: The Good Guys Win)

    Time to get your morning drink on again​How can you not think about the goal that was disallowed during last Friday's game? Had it not been for referee Koman Coulibaly giving the United States the shaft, they be sitting on top of the Group C table going into tomorrow's game against Algeria. Now, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    World Cup 2010: What You Need To Know For This Morning's US-Slovenia Match

    Donovan should have a big game​"Talk is cheap." That's what American goalkeeper Tim Howard said in response to a Slovenian midfielder guaranteeing victory for his country over the US on Friday's meeting. "A lot of boxers talk, too, and they're looking up at the lights. And the next thing they know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    World Cup 2010: Koman Coulibaly Is Soccer's Jim Joyce

    Photo by Monica FuentesHouston fans cheer a GOOOOOOOOL​It was two halves, two teams on Friday morning as the United States tied Slovenia 2-2.Trailing 2-0 at the half, the Americans came to life in the second half to earn another point in the group stage, as they know face a must-win situation agai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    World Cup 2010: Discovery Green Rocks To England's Blunder

    A draw for the ages?​Even though the Americans didn't win their opening match Saturday against England, they couldn't have asked for a better start. The 1-1 tie between the two sides was just as good as a win for the US, as they go into their second game with as many points as they finished with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    World Cup 2010: These Teams Will Make It Out Of The Group Stage. Guaranteed

    Now THAT was a USA World Cup squad​The 2010 edition of the FIFA World Cup is finally here. Thirty-two teams made it to the big dance to see just who is the best in the world. Realistically though, only a handful of teams have a shot of winning the cup. It's all going to come down to matchups ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2010

    2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa - USA on the Field

    It's the USA team's outings at the Cup

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    World Cup: Is It Worth It, Rooting For The Americans?

    The left-back spot is the Americans' Achilles heel​So the FIFA World Cup is only days away, and you have no idea what to make of Team USA's chances. Sure, they teased us a little last summer with their second-place finish at the Confederations Cup, beating then 1 ranked Spain, then having Brazil o ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Stirred and Shaken: Orange's Orange Kaipiriña

    Photo by Troy Fields​The World Cup is inspiring because it focuses global consciousness in a way usually reserved for natural disasters and war. It's also inspiring because it often takes place several time zones away and therefore makes it all right for those of us who aren't nurses, cops or ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 13, 2009


    The murder of peace activist Gregoris Lambrakis retold

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Obscure Wine Grapes: Carignan

    Photo by Robb Walsh​You know about Rhone and Rioja reds, but you may not have heard of the grapes that many of these wines are made with, Carignan, Mourvedre and Grenache. These grapes are seldom seen on wine labels, but they are all pretty common in the Rhone region of France as well as the r ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    Obscure Wine Grapes: Cinsault

    Photo by Robb WalshRose de Ksara is a dry Lebanese rose made with grapes grown in the Bekaa Valley. It tasted pretty good with tabouli and olives. The wine is made with about one-third Cinsault grapes. Okay, so Cinsault isn't really all that obscure--it's the fourth most widely planted grape in Fran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Houston, As Seen From The Middle East

    Seven professors from seven Middle Eastern countries arrived in Houston on Friday to finish their tour of the United States. Previously the group had traveled to Washington, D.C. and San Francisco and is in town this week to study, among other things, Houston's large Hispanic population. The group ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2007

    Killing the Messenger: the Numbers

    This is a sidebar to the story posted yesterday on the murder of Brad Will. Brad Will is the latest victim in a continuum of U.S. reporters who have traveled to Mexico to document the struggle for justice here -- and perhaps assuage their personal demons -- and have wound up in a shallow grave or o ... More >>

  • News

    May 3, 2007

    Spy Stories

    Edwin Wilson said he was still in touch with his former employer, the CIA, when he shipped explosives out of Houston to the Middle East. The CIA denied it. The CIA lied

  • Culture

    November 9, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Culture

    November 2, 2006

    Authors of "Authenticity"

    Contemporary Africa -- with a theme

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Irie iFest

    Finding the coolest runnings at this year's Jamaica-themed Houston International Festival

  • Dining

    November 3, 2005
  • Dining

    November 25, 2004

    Landmark Fajitas

    What you order at Herrera's Mexicatessen depends on how you feel about bacon

  • Dining

    July 1, 2004
  • News

    May 27, 2004

    Welcome to Fire Island

    While communities across the country block LNG terminals, Quintana just shrugs

  • Calendar

    March 4, 2004

    Le Smoking

    Yves Saint Laurent has been throwing shade since he was a wee thing

  • Calendar

    October 31, 2002

    Blue Bayou

    Rice Media Center honors activist and filmmaker James Blue

  • News

    July 29, 1999

    Trading Places

    Fueling justice

  • News

    April 8, 1999

    WorldFest: Wild, Mild and Wicked

    Moviegoers may find both their Sixth Happiness and Seventh Heaven in these 40 featured indie films

  • Film

    October 15, 1998

    Gypsy Woman

    Gadjo Dilo dances with dark tragedy and humor

  • News

    March 13, 1997

    Larry in Limbo

    Is little guy Larry Duncan being made to suffer for the big guys' sins?

  • Calendar

    December 19, 1996
  • Music

    March 28, 1996