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Astroturf

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    10 Things You Say That Make You a Houstonian

    Colloquialisms are part of all regional cultures. When someone in New York asks if you want to go half on a pie, they don't mean apple. But, in many places, there are words and phrases we use that help define us as denizens (and often natives) of that specific location. Houston most certainly qualif ... More >>

  • 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 28, 2014

    Five Things That Are Weird and Surreal About Rodeo Houston

    In the decades since it started, our annual rodeo has rolled along and become, quite frankly, a rather weird amalgamation of our country past, our cosmopolitan present, all things Texas with some solid love for giant American flags and shout-outs to the armed forces. The Houston Livestock Show and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Astrodome For Sale, Or At Least Parts Of It

    Video via Reliant Park A square foot of Astroturf that (it's entirely possible) Earl Campbell or Carl Mauck actually walked upon -- is there anything in the world that would make a better stocking stuffer? Don't think too long or hard about that. Just head over to the Astrodome this weekend with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    The Winner of The Best Wings Cook-Off at Wingtoberfest 2013 Is ...

    Wingtoberfest went down Wednesday night at Social Junkie, and much fun and many wings were had by all. It was a difficult competition this year, with 2012's champ, Little Bitty Burger Barn competing against other Houston bigwigs Goro & Gun, Boheme, Underbelly and Uchi. As is the tradition, each di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Tobin Harvell, Fitzgerald's Unflappable Floor Manager

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. If you spend any time at Fitzgerald's, you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Photo-Mashing Old & Modern Houston, Volume 6: Astrodome Edition

    For our sixth installment of vintage photos mashed with their present-day locations we entered the doomed Reliant Astrodome with photos from a 1968 Astrodome tour guide. It highlighted numerous events the dome accommodated for. It opened in 1965 as the Harris County Domed Stadium. From being the hom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Another Visit Inside The Abandoned Astrodome, And Still No One Knows What To Do With It

    It's been a common theme every year around RodeoHouston season: Houstonians start asking again about the plight of the Reliant Astrodome and arguing amongst themselves about what is to be done with the dilapidated Eighth Wonder. It's a giant elephant sitting in the middle of Houston's biggest annual ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 24, 2013

    The Dan Marino Restaurants

    The 13 restaurants that nearly made our 30 essential Texas restaurants list.

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    The 30 Essential Texas Restaurants: Nearly Made It (a.k.a. the Dan Marino Restaurants)

    If you've read this week's feature -- "Eat Here: The 30 Essential Texas Restaurants to Visit Before You Die" -- then you've no doubt already asked why X, Y or Z restaurant didn't make the list. Maybe you've asked this question angrily to your computer, or rhetorically to a coworker who actually trie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    "Pontoon": Most Insidious Song of the Summer, or the Best

    I had a bit of medical trouble late last year, so I spent the entire first six or seven months of 2012 immersed in '80s alternative rock. I suppose it was a sort of cocoon of some kind. I was in a rotten mood most of the time, so anything by the Cure, Echo & the Bunnymen or the Smiths was perfect. M ... More >>

  • News

    June 28, 2012

    The 2012 Houston Web Awards

    The Houston Press rides the wave to the next group of winners.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Springboard South: A Peculiar New Festival Arises At Citycentre

    Springboard South Music Festival Citycentre May 6, 2012 An interesting experiment unfolded this weekend at Citycentre. The Springboard South music festival was the brainchild of Barry Coffing, a music and film industry vet who's the director for the Houston chapter of the National Association of Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    In Memory of the Astrodome: 13 Awesome Derrick Dolls Pictures, from When Cheerleaders Were Cheerleaders

    Everyone got a big piece of Astrodome nostalgia yesterday, after the media was granted a tour of the dusty, dilapidated old stadium. It put us in mind of the glory days of the Dome, when cheerleaders had hair that reached to the skies and embodied everything that the phrase "Fashions of the `70s a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Top 10 Vintage Things We Miss About Football

    ​Tear-away jerseys, the XFL and concussion-causing headhunters aren't things we miss about football. We pine for these ten items. 10. Uniforms That Don't Suck This mostly applies to college football, where repeat offenders Oregon were joined by Georgia, Ohio State, Maryland and Syracuse (pi ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 21, 2011

    Big Nudes

    Helmut Newton's large-scale photographs of women exude power.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    The 10 Worst Things Texas Has Given To The Modern World

    It's not nature's way, it's Houston's​If we were to list all the great, terrific things Texas, Our Texas has given to civilization, we would be here all day. (Two words: Jessica Simpson.) Unfortunately, Texas has also gifted America and the world with some things the world and America would n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    36 Years Ago Today, Rice Stadium: They Don't Make Super Bowls Like That Anymore

    A tweet from Rice University reminds us that today is the 36th anniversary of Super Bowl VIII, played at Rice Stadium. That's right -- Super Bowl madness in the middle of that cushy neighborhood. Hard to believe. But check out the first two minutes or so of the above video to get a taste of what t ... More >>

  • News

    July 29, 2010

    Houston's 10 Best Sports Moments*

    *And the 5 most heartbreaking...

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Dim Sum Seafood Specials

    Photo by Robb Walsh​It's the seafood that makes the weekend dim sum service at Fung's Kitchen special. Tender baby conch in curry, and succulent clams in black bean sauce were among the seafood delicacies available at the dim sum steam table this weekend. You have to get up from the table and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Marcia Brady…TMI!

    Over ten years ago Barry Williams, who played Greg Brady on a little show called “The Brady Bunch,” released a little gem of a book entitled Growing Up Brady: I Was a Teenage Greg which detailed his hot and heavy crush on Florence “Ma Brady” Henderson as well as the shocking revelation that ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    Deborah Colton Moves Her Gallery Away From Big, Ugly Heads

    Deborah Colton Gallery has new digs, y’all. The main gallery is now located at 2445 North Boulevard in the Upper Kirby District, leased from artist Molly Gochman. It’s a cool building with an AstroTurf courtyard in the back. The concave and convex spheres you see on the outside of the building w ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 10, 2008

    Voice: Tastes Great, Less Filling

    The food at Voice in the Hotel Icon is fabulous. Too bad the place is such a rip.

  • News

    November 16, 2006

    Viva la Margarita!

    The drink that changed the way we eat

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    Last Night at the Alamo

    A Grammy party at a local theater turns into quiz night down at the local pub

  • News

    December 23, 2004

    Dome of Doom

    Can the county's rehab plans save the Astrodome from demolition?

  • Calendar

    January 8, 2004

    Touchdown the Aisle

    A new line of wedding dresses helps brides tackle their football-lovin' hubbies-to-be

  • Dining

    July 18, 2002

    Dog Days

    How to find a real Chicago hot dog without flying to O'Hare

  • Dining

    July 5, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    The Houstonian's George Herbert Walker Bush martini

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    Blocking Shots

    We pay for the arena; they'll finance the campaign

  • Film

    September 14, 2000

    Unusual Punishment

    Filmmakers transform Dostoyevsky's novel into the latest suburban tragedy

  • Dining

    August 3, 2000

    Astroturf in a Glass

    Midori Margarita

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Image Augmentation

    Plastic surgeon Franklin Rose saves his best makeover for himself

  • Culture

    December 3, 1998
  • Culture

    June 11, 1998

    Art Is Dead. Let's Have a Drink.

    At DiverseWorks, Dave Hickey asks what's wrong with bad taste

  • News

    January 1, 1998
  • Calendar

    November 20, 1997
  • Music

    July 10, 1997

    Bite This!

    Sink your teeth into the 1997 Houston Press Music Awards

  • News

    March 20, 1997
  • Calendar

    February 20, 1997
  • News

    December 26, 1996
  • News

    March 2, 1995

    All About Elyse

    After years of making Mayor Bob presentable, Houston's First Lady is ready to get serious. Seriously.

  • Music

    March 2, 1995
  • Film

    February 23, 1995

    The Brady Bomb

    Growing up with the Bunch wasn't meant to be this ugly

  • News

    January 27, 1994

    Wanna Buy a RoboDome?

    The city's sports tycoons maneuver for inside position, and the questions mount: Who needs it? Why? At what cost?

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