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  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    This Week In Food Events: The Black Friday/Small Business Saturday Edition

    Everyone's gearing up for Thanksgiving, so the beginning of this week is quiet, but the holiday season gears up in a big way on Black Friday. Check out this calendar for dining deals, special beer tappings and more. Tuesday, November 25 Demystifying French Wines Many people find French wine inti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Last Shot @RODEOHOUSTON's Social Media Scavenger Hunt

    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 >>

  • News

    March 7, 2013

    Dear Houston: You're Idiotic

    Parking rules are inane.

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Michael Brown: Whoops -- I Didn't Really Mean to File for Bankruptcy After Buying That $8 Million Mansion!

    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 >>

  • Culture

    February 7, 2013
  • News

    November 1, 2012

    Country Club Sopranos

    American banks are on a massive crime spree. Obama and Romney hope you won’t notice.

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Michael Vernon: Treasures Customer Says He Was Ripped Off, Assaulted by Staff

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Alleged Credit Card Thieves Lead Constables Right to Their Door

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Toyota Center Announces October 30 Justin Bieber Surprise

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    EXCLUSIVE: Presale Offer For Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw Tickets

    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 >>

  • News

    April 12, 2012

    Fantasy Land

    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.

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Basic Cable Blues -- The 10 Movies You Will Always Watch When They Come On

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    25 Famous Bands' Less Famous Previous Names

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Match These Bands With Their Awful Original Names

    ​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 >>

  • News

    March 4, 2010

    Teflon Man

    Now playing in River Oaks, Gary Ross has stayed one step ahead of trouble and judgments across the country.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    How To Help Wall Street Bankers In Haiti's Time Of Need

    ​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 >>

  • News

    December 3, 2009

    Credit Repair

    Overwhelmed by debt? Hey, pay a company to get rid of it by saying it never really happened in the first place.

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Tiger By The Tail

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Skip Black Friday IRL, And Do It Online

    ​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 >>

  • Film

    November 26, 2009

    What's Wrong with Wes Anderson?

    A decade after Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, Generation Y's anointed auteur tries for a comeback with Fantastic Mr. Fox.

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Fleetwood Mac to Unleash at Toyota Center

    "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 >>

  • Music

    January 1, 2009
  • News

    April 19, 2007

    Locked & Unloaded

    The NRA, the ACLU and HPD

  • News

    December 14, 2006

    Millionaire Mindsetters

    No skeptics need apply to this get-rich-quick proposition

  • Film

    July 20, 2006

    All Wet

    M. Night Shyamalan steps up the lunacy with Lady in the Water

  • Dining

    October 28, 2004

    Odd Timing

    Bruce Auden cooks a benefit dinner for the scandal-ridden James Beard Foundation

  • News

    March 20, 2003

    College Credit

    Shopping spree for your first apartment: $2,500
    Spring break in Cabo: $1,000
    Avoiding college credit card debt: priceless

  • Music

    November 8, 2001

    Streamlining the Hit-Making Process

    Clear Channel wants to cut the indies out of the deal

  • News

    November 23, 2000

    Taking Credit

    A lawyer gets charged up -- really -- over a convict's financial plight

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    Duke Truong's Freedom Ride

    A precocious refugee from Vietnam sought a fast track to the American Dream. He found prison instead.

  • Calendar

    December 9, 1999
  • Music

    April 1, 1999

    Disconnected

    Jim Edwards quickly built a long-distance-dialing empire. But he couldn't keep the distress calls on hold. Then the line went dead.

  • News

    April 16, 1998

    Tales From the IRS

    Three stories of taxman terror

  • News

    March 19, 1998

    Absolutely for Sale

    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

  • News

    July 3, 1997

    Fast Eddie's Getaway

    Insider deals. Outrageous perks. Exorbitant salaries. No wonder Eddie Webster's taken a permanent vacation from the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • News

    January 23, 1997

    What Did He Do To Deserve This?

    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.

  • Calendar

    December 19, 1996
  • News

    October 31, 1996

    DisUnion

    Rent by charges of corruption and ineffective representation, Teamsters Local 988 may be driving itself to destruction

  • Calendar

    May 23, 1996
  • Calendar

    April 25, 1996
  • News

    March 21, 1996

    The Cheap Secrets of Harwin

    Beyond the Galleria, beyond Target - and sometimes beyond the law - lies Houston's last untamed wilderness of shopping

  • Culture

    December 30, 1993

    Celebrity Photographer, Photographer Celebrity

    Talking with Annie Leibovitz about the manufacture of cultural identity and the American dream

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