• Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Santana at Bayou Music Center, 10/1/2014

    ¡Con el corazon, se hace todos los milagros! (With heart, one can make miracles) -- Carlos Santana Carlos Santana "Corazón" tour Bayou Music Center October 1, 2014 As I was watching the documentary B.B. King: The Life of Riley last week, I saw a familiar face on screen. It was rock legend and gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Filling the Gaps: Taqueria La Macro

    I've lived in Houston for 22 years. It took me 16 of those to visit the Rothko Chapel for the first time. I didn't eat at Ninfa's on Navigation until I'd counted myself a Houstonian for nearly a decade. I still haven't eaten at Frenchy's. The list of glaring omissions goes on and on. Before you boot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    Man Refuses Treatment After Motorcycle Accident, Dies Later of Head Injuries

    If there was ever a cautionary tale about the dangers of ignoring injures after an automobile accident, this is it. An unidentified motorcycle rider, 65, was involved in an accident with a BMW on the service road of Interstate 45 South at about 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, January 8. The male victim had min ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    John Snavely: From San Antonio to Porn Stardom to a Murder Charge

    John Snavely was raised on the bad side of San Antonio, but he did have some assets, like a large penis and a willingness to use it. From dancing at Alamo City gay bars, he got recruited to star in gay and straight porn in Miami, earning big cash, taking the best drugs and being chased by members o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Corner Table Restaurant Valet Driver Accidentally Kills Motorcyclist

    On Thursday night around 11:40 p.m., a valet driver for Corner Table was retrieving a BMW from the parking lot when he made a right turn from the left lane on the 2800 block of Westheimer. He turned into an oncoming motorcyclist in the right lane, which forced the motorcycle to slide into the car. P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    I Like Him But He's Ugly. Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! IN LOVE WITH 2 WOMEN Dear Willie D: I'm coming to you because you're like that cool uncle t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    The Top 10 Car Models in Desperate Need of a Redesign

    Car years are like dog years. They age much faster than we do. The average life cycle of a car is getting shorter and shorter as automakers compete to have the latest and greatest redesign on the block. In between redesigns, many automakers try to trick you into thinking that a car is "all-new" when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Top 10 Sexiest Cars of the Houston Auto Show (with Photos)

    Concept cars are what auto shows are all about. With their nuclear hybrid propulsion systems, bamboo radio control knobs, and intergalactic navigation displays, concept cars give us a chance to look into the unlikely future of the automobile. Weren't we supposed to have flying cars by now? This yea ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 10, 2013

    Why Do Mexican Men Like Classic Cars?

    And why do Mexicans still bother with the United States?

  • Culture

    October 25, 2012

    Bayou City Boo

    This year's best Halloween parties.

  • Culture

    October 18, 2012

    Bayou City Boo!

    2012 Houston Press Halloween Guide

  • Culture

    October 11, 2012

    Bayou City Boo!

    Where to celebrate everyone's favorite holiday.

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    The Houston Texans Sideline Experience

    (Note: I didn't know that a man had fallen to his death yesterday at Reliant Stadium until I was leaving the complex on Thursday night. ) Check out Groovehouse's spectacular slideshow from the Texans and Vikings match-up. Yesterday afternoon I had the honor of seeing a side of the Houston Texans ... More >>

  • News

    July 26, 2012

    Texan Challenges Civil Forfeiture Law

    Police can keep your cash, car and other property, regardless of whether you've been convicted of – let alone charged with – a crime.

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Siniad Gonzalez: Your Glamour-Shot Mug of the Day Belongs To Getaway Driver

    Not all mugshots are Nick Nolte disasters or Trinity, Texas entertainment. Some women go for the glamor look. Like Siniad Vanessa Gonzalez, charged with being the getaway driver for a home invasion. The three men involved in the caper are on the run, but the victim gave police a description of the ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 8, 2012
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    February 28, 2012

    Miles Michael Lacy: West U-Bred Former UH Linebacker Popped for Impersonating a Cop in BMW

    A West University Place man was arrested after pretending to be a cop on the Katy Freeway. Unfortunately for 22-year-old Miles Michael Lacy, one of the people he attempted to pull over was a real off-duty cop. According to a criminal complaint filed on February 24, the incident took place on Januar ... More >>

  • News

    September 22, 2011
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    September 5, 2011

    Can't You Smell That Smell? The 5 Worst Ambiance-Killers in a Restaurant

    Photo by Vic AcidDiners shouldn't have to bus their own tables before sitting down.​Sometimes, you just have a feeling from the street that a restaurant isn't for you: forced valet cordoning off an otherwise-empty lot, or perhaps a surfeit of BMWs parked outside when you only have $10 in your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    The 2011 Houston Underground Rap Awards, Pt. 2

    The first roundup of acknowledgements of our Underground Rap Awards ran back in March. This is the second. There are 21 awards total and the entire piece is more than 1,700 words, so let's skip right past the cutesy preamble, shall we? Aces. Here we go: Best Mixtape of the Year Thus Far: ​It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Top 5: Food Streets

    Photo by Kevin ShalinLai Lai Dumpling House​When it comes to food, all streets are not created equal. These are the five best in Houston. 5. Airline I really wanted to put Airline higher on the list, but truth is, it just edged out Montrose to land in the top five. Granted, this street is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    Photo by cybertoadHoli: the family-friendly, Indian version of Mardi Gras. Sort of.​Mardi Gras was fun while it lasted. Now? Lent, the most depressing time of the Christian year. What are you sacrificing for Lent? Chocolate? Beer? Something even stupider, like Diet Coke? Whatever you're givin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Deylan Braxton, 27, Bayou Body Count No. 11

    Drunk driving leads to a death, police say​A late-night traffic accident near downtown has resulted in intoxication manslaughter charges against the driver, Houston police say. Deylan Braxton, 27, was in the backseat of a silver BMW traveling southbound on Dowling when the driver, Jason Deran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Nicknaming the Inner Loop Kroger Stores

    Matthew RutledgePosh Kroger is richer than you are.​Kroger grocery stores have a long and storied history in the city of Houston. I worked at one myself when I was in high school. Over the years, they have grown and changed and these changes have led people to give them nicknames. After a fru ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 9, 2010
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    September 8, 2010

    Stirred & Shaken: Zimm's' Martini & Wine Bar's White Angel

    Troy Fields ​Last Tuesday, while visiting my mom's house, I noticed a copy of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's on the end table. I like the movie, which is great ammunition when I'm calculating ways to convince people that I'm sensitive, but I never got around to reading the novelette. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Gerald Dwayne Woods: Okay, Yeah -- I Masturbated In Front Of Kids. But My Attorney Stinks!!

    Eying little girls with bad intent.....​Gerald Dwayne Woods is an old-school, classic sex offender. None of this internet shit.He pulled up to a school bus stop in his BMW, stared at the young middle-school girl waiting there, and started jerking off. After "two to three minutes," apparently judgi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    The Murderabilia Controversy: Does Tupac Count?

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducingliston@ ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    For National Boss Day: The Five Most Misundrestoor Bosses In The Movies

    It's National Boss Day, because apparently getting more weeks of vacation, a higher salary, and an actual office with privacy isn't enough. You can be forgiven if it slipped your mind. After all, you were probably busy using the phone in your cramped, depressing cubicle to argue semi-publicly with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    The Proposed Ashby High-Rise, Still Feeling The Sting Of Rejection

    Photo courtesy GHCVBYou have to admire the persistence of the folks who are trying to build a high-rise residential building in the very tony neighborhood near Rice. In this economy, it's odd enough that they're going ahead with plans when other developers are shutting down.Not to mention that their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    The Valet Problem

    Last Friday night, a friend and I were making our way down Montrose in search of some Mexican food.  "I haven't been to El Tiempo in a while," he said, and so we headed off. Pulling up to the familiar stucco building, I was astonished to see my arch-nemesis positioned squarely out front. The o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Envy vs. the Service Industry

    Nursing a medicinal Saint Arnold's Elissa draught while casually flipping through Envy, LOM actually saw something that looked interesting: Adam P. Newton's review of the Service Industry's new album, Keep the Babies Warm. My first thought: why in God's name would a conspicuous-consumption rag like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    There's Plenty Of Gas, As Long As You Don't Need Premium

    Unlike the gas shortage in Georgia and other southern states, fuel supplies here in Houston have pretty much returned to normal. Unless you're looking for premium gas. Many stations have focused on getting as much regular gas as possible, leaving consumers who use premium gas scrambling.

  • Music

    June 26, 2008
  • Film

    November 9, 2006

    Heart Attack

    Attempting romantic comedy, Sir Ridley Scott conquers neither.

  • Dining

    July 20, 2006
  • Dining

    July 6, 2006

    Leg Spreader

    Front Porch Pub

  • News

    February 9, 2006
  • News

    February 2, 2006

    Arson Is Bad?

    When will the state finally lift the arson ban?

  • Film

    September 15, 2005

    Senior Moment

    Jan Decleir shines as a senile hit man in The Memory of a Killer

  • Calendar

    August 25, 2005

    Mommie Deadest

    Murdered matriarchs and mystery set the scene for Jeff Abbott's Panic

  • Calendar

    August 18, 2005

    Hotter than Hasselhoff?

    Maybe not yet, but Koufax is on the way

  • Music

    February 19, 2004

    Ronald Reagan's Army

    In your heart, you know the Yuppie Prick$ are right

  • Culture

    February 6, 2003

    The Pain Train

    Two years later, a digital-video short film became an overnight ad sensation

  • Dining

    January 30, 2003

    Daydream Believer

    The Davenport's Barbie's Bathwater

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Car for Houston Roads

    High-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (Humvee/Hummer)

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    October 23, 1997
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    February 27, 1997
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    March 3, 1994
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