This year the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will not only feature entertainment from Usher, Maroon 5, and Keith Urban amongst other top performers, but it's also been awarding prizes through a Twitter-based scavenger hunt. It's like finding the golden ticket from Willy Wonka. With the Twitter ac ... More >>
Parking rules are inane.
As if the clusterfuck of multi-jurisdictional litigation involving wife-beater and alleged flight-attendant-choker Michael "I Did Not Give That Woman Anal Herpes" is not crazy enough, the former TV-ad icon is seeking to dismiss his bankruptcy filing in a Miami federal court. Avid Brown-watchers wi ... More >>
American banks are on a massive crime spree. Obama and Romney hope you won’t notice.
Last September, Michael Vernon had just moved from Oklahoma City, where he was a managing partner in a law firm, to Houston for a new job. He'd only been in town for a few hours when he and his buddy decided they wanted to see some boobs, and maybe help some young, tattooed women who were working th ... More >>
From reading his most recent arrest affidavit, it looks like Darren Patrick Scheper had a good thing going there for a while. As his friends would later tell police, Scheper's hustle was to break into cars, steal whatever valuables he could find inside, and if he was lucky enough to find a wallet st ... More >>
Justin Bieber is coming back. The 18-year-old singer, who is as much a social-media phenomenon and cultural meme as old-fashioned pop star, will bring his Believe tour to Houston October 30 at Toyota Center, the venue announced Wednesday morning. Canadian tween phenom Carly Rae Jepsen ("Call Me May ... More >>
Come Saturday, August 4, Houston country fans will have all the summer bromance they can handle when Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw bring their super giant mega huge "Brothers of the Sun" tour to Reliant Stadium. Maybe they'll even swap cowboy hats! Haha, we kid. But seriously, we're very glad to ann ... More >>
A green amusement park was supposed to bring prosperity to New Caney, but so far, only a few have profited. And it still exists only on paper.
You know the feeling: it's 11 p.m., you're lying half-conscious on your couch and thinking tonight -- tonight -- is the night you're finally going to go to bed before midnight and get a decent night's sleep. Maybe this will be start of a new chapter in your life, one in which you no longer cl ... More >>
As promised, here are the answers to Rocks Off's "Original Band Name" quiz from Tuesday. John St. Lee, if you'd care to email us, we'll see what we can do about getting you a prize. Do you like Devo? 1. Chicago: At about 25 or 6 to 4, the Windy City jazz-rockers realized The Big Thing sucked ... More >>
Provided they didn't take the easy way out and name themselves after a song (Rolling Stones), their hometown (Boston) or each other (Hall & Oates), almost every band that went on to sell millions of records, get tons of radio play and sell out arenas has had some form of the following convers ... More >>
Now playing in River Oaks, Gary Ross has stayed one step ahead of trouble and judgments across the country.
We Americans are a generous people. In the days after the devastating Haitian earthquake, we whipped out our credit cards and donated millions to relieve that stricken, jinxed nation.But until Thursday, when the Huffington Post got wind of the practices, the major credit companies (including ... More >>
Overwhelmed by debt? Hey, pay a company to get rid of it by saying it never really happened in the first place.
With apologies to William Blake:Tiger! Tiger! Feeling lowIn the forests of OrlandoWhat errant hydrant (or 5-wood)Put that dent in your Caddy's hood?That silliness out of the way, here are some thoughts on the whole Eldrick Woods...thing.1. The instantaneous news cycle really is something to behol ... More >>
Hark, singing herald angels! Do you hear what we hear? Could it be the carols of pure bliss lyrically carousing through the annals of our fair city this fine Black Friday? Yes, indeed, 'tis the season for joy to our world! It's the sound of freedom, we reckon. Freedom from familial dining ob ... More >>
A decade after Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, Generation Y's anointed auteur tries for a comeback with Fantastic Mr. Fox.
"Go Your Own Way," live in L.A. on 1982's Mirage tour Live Nation announced this morning that soft-rock supergroup Fleetwood Mac - who put the "fun" in dysfunction while going on to sell more than 10 million copies of 1977's Rumors, scheduled to be re-released this year in expanded CD/DVD form ... More >>
The NRA, the ACLU and HPD
No skeptics need apply to this get-rich-quick proposition
M. Night Shyamalan steps up the lunacy with Lady in the Water
Bruce Auden cooks a benefit dinner for the scandal-ridden James Beard Foundation
Shopping spree for your first apartment: $2,500
Spring break in Cabo: $1,000
Avoiding college credit card debt: priceless
Clear Channel wants to cut the indies out of the deal
A lawyer gets charged up -- really -- over a convict's financial plight
A precocious refugee from Vietnam sought a fast track to the American Dream. He found prison instead.
Jim Edwards quickly built a long-distance-dialing empire. But he couldn't keep the distress calls on hold. Then the line went dead.
Three stories of taxman terror
Dear jaded consumer: These two Houston artists are now competing for your attention. They sell ads, they're making a vodka billboard, and their client list includes Budweiser and Target. They call it art, but what advertisers want to know is, will it work
Insider deals. Outrageous perks. Exorbitant salaries. No wonder Eddie Webster's taken a permanent vacation from the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Attorney John O'quinn says his big-business enemies are out to do him in. But the real source of his troubles may be closer to home.
Rent by charges of corruption and ineffective representation, Teamsters Local 988 may be driving itself to destruction
Beyond the Galleria, beyond Target - and sometimes beyond the law - lies Houston's last untamed wilderness of shopping
Talking with Annie Leibovitz about the manufacture of cultural identity and the American dream