Appraising collectibles and filing the correct tax forms can be a tricky business, as convicted tax cheat Sulayman Jarra well knows.
Beachcomber art from High Island to the Brazos River makes for a fascinating display with intriguing back stories.
That mannequin is keeping us up at nightSee lots more knick-knacks in our slideshow from the antiques sale. This weekend we visited the Hada Spring Antique Show, upstairs at the George R. Brown Convention Center. It was full of heirlooms, artwork, one-of-a-kind artifacts and plenty of fragil ... More >>
Bargains are never a bad thing. From the clearance rack at Dillard's, to the random deals on Groupon, to the occasional Antiques Roadshow-like find at a neighborhood estate sale, uncovering something of great value on accident is like winning a mini-lottery. It's these everyday victories that ... More >>
Stormville is not the location, in case you're confusedThe Pawn Stars may be elsewhere, but when it comes to flea-market superstars, Houston is about to shine. The National Geographic Network is producing a show that rips off is inspired by the various pawn-shop reality TV series on the air, ... More >>
Photo by schemacomaWhere dreams are made....We know we're a little late to the game, but Hair Balls recently became a fan of Pawn Stars, the History Channel's beer-gutted, blue-collar answer to PBS's effete, pinky-sipping Antiques Roadshow. (Which we also love.)Thanks to its Las Vegas setting, an ... More >>
And you thought attics were just places for old women to hang out in Victorian novels. Okay, so either the universe is folding in on itself like some kind of cosmic ouroboros or this whole sell-all-the-crap-in-your-attic trend is getting way out of hand. Not 15 minutes after we posted on Cash in ... More >>
JohnSencio.com Wacky! So we assume you've all heard of the TV show Cash in the Attic, where a group of people remodel your home and help you try to sell it. Oh, wait, sorry, that's Designed to Sell. Cash in the Attic is the show where people get their junk appraised. Or is that Antiques Roadshow ... More >>
"Blackface" stirs up an old question
Too many players in "The Big Show" need to go back to the farm team
Scott Calhoun and Jeanne Lorenz are making art from what's around them: porn and tchotchkes
The Hyde Park Miniature Museum has been dredged out of mothballs, but will it find a permanent home before time runs out?
SXSW turns a cold shoulder to the Houston music scene
Darryl Lauster's resin antiques replicas take the art-versus-craft debate to a new level