• 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Matt Schaub Traded to the Oakland Raiders

    It's Week 14 of the 2012 NFL season. The 11-1 Houston Texans are in New England for the biggest game of the season, taking on the Patriots. A win in New England and home field advantage in the playoffs and a first round bye are all but clinched. The Texans trail 7-0 in the first quarter, but are on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Top 10 Bands For Oogles, Gutterpunks and "Travel Kids"

    My mother-in-law was a Depression-era kid, and she shared stories of the rail-riders who would pass through her small Louisiana hometown looking for work. They carried all they owned from place to place, stopping here and there to do odd jobs for dinner and a place to sleep. Those travelers became k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Harvard, CU-Boulder Design Downtown Houston of Your Dreams, Possibly

    That up above, the dreamy rendering of the area that used to house the downtown Post Office? It's "Bayou Commons," which is "strategically designed to be downtown Houston's first residential district celebrating cultural diversity and urban lifestyle." But don't go looking for it yet.

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Texas Invaded By SoCal Pimps

    Kojuan Miles may not be playing football for a while.​Maybe it's the meltdown of the California economy. Maybe they heard about Rick Perry's alleged Texas miracle. Whatever the reason, the Lone Star State appears to be undergoing a plague of transplanted pimps from Southern California. Must ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Amtrak's Terrible Sunset Limited May Become A Daily

    Improvements on the way?​Amtrak has a new plan out on how to improve service on the Sunset Limited, the long-distance passenger train that comes through Houston on its way between Los Angeles and New Orleans. Any plan would likely improve service, since the Limited is notorious for long, long ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 15, 2009

    All About Meeeeee!

    DiverseWorks showcases the video of self-absorption.

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    It's Britney, Bitches!

    Her career has already withstood more train wrecks than Amtrak, and now it looks like Britney Spears is on the upswing one more time. Spears' new single "Womanizer," the lead single from her Circus album (dropping today), which she performed today on Good Morning America (above), is a recent Bi ... More >>

  • Music

    September 25, 2008

    Rex "Wrecks" Bell Is Just Playing

    The Galveston singer-songwriter spent a lot of years on the periphery of music greatness and right in the middle of its excesses

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2008
  • Calendar

    February 7, 2008

    My Neighbor Totoro

    Rice screens the only film to warm hearts and pop eyes at both Troma and Disney

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    It's a Gas

    Pump pains constrain some musicians and inspire others

  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    Confessions of a DJ Spinoff Judge

    Primates and train wrecks and dancers with bling...

  • News

    June 9, 2005

    The Fix Is In

    UTMB is under fire in Dallas for its jail health care. So why is Houston ready to install it here?

  • Music

    September 2, 2004
  • Culture

    May 8, 2003

    When He Was Cruel

    Neil LaBute tries to be nice but comes off very savage

  • News

    June 27, 2002

    The War Within

    Mark Aguirre is an aggressive Houston cop who won civilian support by fighting crime. But the abrasive captain could lose his biggest battle: the one raging over him in HPD itself.

  • Film

    May 9, 2002

    Flat Lyne

    Yo, Adrian! Unfaithful is damn near unwatchable!

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    The Goode Son

    Houston's First Family of Barbecue has anointed an heir apparent to its expanding empire. And his name is Levi.

  • News

    July 22, 1999

    News Hostage

    He's Around Here Somewhere

  • News

    April 29, 1999
  • News

    May 23, 1996

    Roots Rasslin'

    At Tugboat Taylor's gym, would-be wrestlers are taught the eternal verities: It's more fun to be a heel, but heels always lose.

  • News

    October 20, 1994

    Little Big Crony

    Bob Lanier's buddy Billy Burge wants to play the power game the way it was played in the old days. . . . . . But the rules have changed.

  • Calendar

    July 7, 1994