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    March 5, 2014

    Keller Williams at Fitzgerald's, 3/4/2014

    Keller Williams Fitzgerald's March 4, 2014 Sometimes you just have to grow up. Even if you're used to doing the same old thing -- comfortable with what you're good at -- you have to sometime put on your big-boy pants and step up your game. In all aspects of life, if you don't change you won't get b ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014
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    January 13, 2014

    CSN Houston: Are the Rockets Making Progress with AEG?

    The Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, CSN Houston, and hundreds of thousands of attorneys collecting tons in billable hours met before bankruptcy judge Marvin Isgur last Tuesday. There wasn't a lot of real news made during the hearing which is why the hearing got buried in the news -- that and the wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Uber Car Service Comes to Houston, Delivering Ice Cream, But Can It Stay?

    I knew something cool was going on when bubbles started floating past my office window. Then Abe at the front desk gave me a call. "Is there a limo selling ice cream out front?" he asked. "I don't see one...should there be?" Indeed, there should be, and indeed there was a vehicle selling ice crea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    James Caronna Redeemed In "The Devil Made a Home"

    I'm going to rip this Band-Aid right off... back when I first was introduced to singer-songwriter James Caronna I didn't think very highly of him at all. I thought his work was unoriginal, uninspiring, and just in general not worth bothering with; "Brand X Daniel Powter" was my comparison. Still, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Jason Gandy, Houstonian Busted for Taking Teen Rent Boy to London for Olympics

    Take it from someone who knows: British customs and immigration officials are a suspicious lot. Sometimes it's a major pain, like when they tear your bags apart for an hour in a fruitless search for drugs because you've arrived from Amsterdam looking scruffy and fatigued. Other times, it's damned i ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    February 27, 2012

    Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention: Inside the World of Wank-Craft

    Most conventions are pants-mandatory kinds of affairs -- even those of the adult nature. For the world's first virtual porn convention, however, I'm not wearing any (relax...I'm in my PJs). This past weekend, XBiz and Red Light Center hosted the Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention, porn's first ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    The Four Best Books with Corresponding Soundtracks

    ​It goes without saying when you're talking to a music journalist, but music can be the greatest inspiration for a writer. Even if you're not writing about the music itself, it can still be an indispensible catalyst for the written word. More and more in modern literature, the afterwards featu ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    NoTsuOh Ultimate Frisbee Team Immortalized in Celluloid

    www.facebook.comThe boys from NoTsuOh at Paganello.​The Houston-based ultimate team NoTsuOh may not have been a legend around these parts, but mention the name to beach Frisbee players in Rimini, Italy, and you may very well hear somebody utter the word "dynasty." Formed by Sean McCall in 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Robert Wade Prince: A-Hole Passenger Gets Six Months

    Robert Prince: A raft of bad ideas nets him six months​A year ago we told you about Robert Wade Butler, an Alabama man arrested at Bush Intercontinental after getting drunk and disorderly on a Continental flight home from Amsterdam. Prince not only hassled female flight attendants and passeng ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Patrick Ita: The Genius Who Combined Medicare and Katrina Fraud

    Like combining chocolate and peanut butter​In the Southern District of Texas, U.S. Attorneys often deal with two kinds of fraud: scams involving a) Medicare, or b) Hurricanes Katrina or Rita. It takes a special genius to combine the two, and apparently Patrick Ita is that man. Prosecutors un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    The 10 Biggest Houston Stories Of The Year

    Tom DeLay: A conviction to go with the mugshot​There are still a couple days left for earthshaking stories to take place in 2010. But since most news is bad news, let's hope the worst is over. What were the top 10 news stories in Houston in 2010? We're so glad you asked, since we've worked up ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 25, 2010

    Bluefinger on Broadway?

    World-premiere musical could be Catastrophic Theatre's next smash hit.

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    November 15, 2010

    Bluefinger: Rock & Roll Tragedy, One Comic Moment At A Time

    Pnotos by Anthony Rathbun/ Courtesy of Catastrophic TheatreMatt Kelly (prone) and Troy Schulze as Herman Brood and Koos​Plenty of rock stars have shown that there's a fine line between fuck-up and folk hero. Herman Brood, the central figure of Catastrophic Theatre's Bluefinger, doesn't bother ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    Bluefinger: The Bald Truth

    Our Art Attack blogger on the slippery role of editor/actor.

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    November 11, 2010


    Catastrophic Theatre stages a rock opera redemption.

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    July 9, 2010

    World Cup 2010: David Villa Goes For The Golden Boot

    No need to play: The octopus has chosen Spain​It's been almost one month since South Africa and Mexico got the FIFA World Cup started in Soccer City. This Sunday - 63 games later - the Netherlands and Spain close up shop with what could be an instant classic.This will mark the first time tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Run Through The Jungle: A Zoological Field Guide To SXSW 2010

    ​ Even if you've never pulled a trigger in your life, SXSW is, on some level, an exercise in hunting. Rocks Off had no idea how true this was until earlier this afternoon. As we were looking over the schedule at, we got the brilliant idea to note every band named after any kind of animal, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Aren't You Supposed To Be Pretty Mellow Coming Back From Amsterdam?

    ​Robert Wade Prince, 47, is from Alabama. We have a feeling he's called "Bobby," if not "Bobby Wade."He was coming back from Amsterdam when he got a little annoyed with things, and began making a series of seriously bad decisions that ended up with him getting arrested at Bush over the weekend and ... More >>

  • Music

    January 14, 2010

    One to Grow On

    What we'd like to see happen in Houston music this year.

  • Dining

    January 7, 2010

    International House of Sandwiches

    Juan Mon's youthful swagger is endearingly silly, and his sandwiches are very tasty.

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Houston: From Moron Metropolis to Genius City In Two Short Months

    ​Two months ago, the Daily Beast ranked all American cities according to their estimation of each place's municipal IQ.They measured how many residents had bachelor's and graduate degrees, nonfiction book sales, the ration of institutions of higher education, and political engagement, as measured ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: My Son, the Guitar-Slinger

    William Michael SmithLance Smith (left) and Mike Stinson​ LOM grew up in the oil patch, made a good living in it, saw the world because of it. So it made sense to want our son, Lance, to grow up to be a petroleum engineer. Alas, it was not to be. Now he's a guitar player. Two years into the petrol ... More >>

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    June 19, 2009

    Last Call For Art: Graffiti, The Body And A Beauty Queen

    Photo by Olivia Flores Alvarez"Street Tempted" at Aerosol Warfare There are two arts shows and a play that warrant your attention before they close this weekend. First is "Street Tempted," an art exhibit at Aerosol Warfare by Galveston-based artist Gabriel Prusmack. After starting as a graffiti arti ... More >>

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    February 24, 2009

    Virgil Grotfeldt, 1948-2009

    Photo courtesy Wade Wilson ArtArtist Virgil Grotfeldt died today from cancer. Born in Illinois in 1948, he was part of the Houston art community for many years. "I've always thought of him as a terrific painter, one of the best in the city," longtime friend and HBU Gallery Director Jim Edwards tells ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Coming Soon: Juan Mon's International Sandwiches

    A whole new concept in international fast food is coming to a stretch of Taft Street in Houston's Fourth Ward. Juan Mon's International Sandwiches and Drinks plans to bring an eclectic cuisine to one of the most eclectic neighborhoods in the city. First, the neighborhood. Taft Street between West ... More >>

  • Film

    April 24, 2008

    Harold and Kumar Go to Prison

    The duo get shipped to Gitmo in this forced act two

  • Culture

    January 31, 2008

    Flock to "Flicker Fusion"

    Don't miss the powerful, curious animation screening at DiverseWorks

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2007
  • Dining

    September 28, 2006

    Catch the Wave

    Lance Fegen's "New American Surfer Bistro" is like, epic, dude!

  • News

    November 17, 2005

    Family Ties

    Ex-members of a cult that once advocated sex between adults and children want the group's leaders exposed and punished

  • Dining

    September 22, 2005

    Un-French Frites

    Mussels and fries, monk beers and Belgian pride abound at Cafe Montrose

  • Film

    August 11, 2005

    Deuce Is Wild

    Hilarious Rob Schneider flick? Who'd have seen it coming?

  • Music

    November 25, 2004
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    September 30, 2004

    The Perfect Rhyme

    The lyrics flow at the Starving Poets Poetic House Party 3

  • Music

    July 29, 2004
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    June 10, 2004
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    April 1, 2004
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    February 5, 2004
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    June 19, 2003
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    August 1, 2002

    Big John and Little Joe

    Space City's tallest and shortest musicians rule the 2002 Houston Press Music Awards

  • Dining

    October 25, 2001

    Patriotic Excess

    Luxurious Vallone’s most interesting new menu items arean early casualty of the war

  • Film

    February 1, 2001

    Keeping the Faith

    The Invisible Circus remains loyal to the author's limited but earnest vision

  • News

    April 15, 1999

    A Star in Reborn, Again

    Former Houstonian Charles Kathryn McGuire has been a millionaire, a transvestite, a socialite, a political candidate and a woman. Now, with son James's first play on stage in New York City, she's Daddy Kathryn.

  • Film

    February 25, 1999

    Play It Again, Sham

    A band reunion becomes gentle satire in Still Crazy

  • Music

    November 12, 1998

    Magic Flutes

    Dutch group makes music the old-fashioned way

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    February 19, 1998
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    September 18, 1997
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    February 13, 1997
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