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 >>
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 >>
And why do Mexicans still bother with the United States?
Stephen Michael Place doesn't always get accused of driving while intoxicated, but when he does, he makes sure he gives it a special twist. I mean, why just drive smashed when you can multitask and beat your ex-wife at the same time? Harlingen police report answering a disturbance call on Saturday ... More >>
This year's best Halloween parties.
2012 Houston Press Halloween Guide
Where to celebrate everyone's favorite holiday.
(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 >>
Police can keep your cash, car and other property, regardless of whether you've been convicted of – let alone charged with – a crime.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photo by Kevin ShalinLai Lai Dumpling HouseWhen 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 >>
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 >>
Drunk driving leads to a death, police sayA 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The three-mile stretch of avenue is Houston's place to be if you're young, white, single and ready to party. At least for now.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Attempting romantic comedy, Sir Ridley Scott conquers neither.
Front Porch Pub
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Jim Carrey's brand of fun warms a reheated Dick and Jane
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The Davenport's Barbie's Bathwater
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High-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (Humvee/Hummer)
When Mommy goes away, Buck just wants to play. And Chuck rues the day he ever met the fay.
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