If you were searching for Joe Bonamassa's new record Different Shades of Blue in an actual record store (remember those?), you'd likely find it in the "Blues" section. But like most of the work he's put out since 2000, the material is decidedly more rocking as well. Still, the 37-year-old singer/gui ... More >>
Tropical Storm Cristobal continued to strengthen over the weekend as it headed north through the Bahamas. While it is expected to grow gradually into a hurricane, it will not be a threat to the U.S. Nevertheless, it killed three in the Caribbean with torrential rains and the flooding that accompanie ... More >>
During the summer, we all want to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, but living in Texas, more specifically Houston, that length of time outside tends to shorten as we get closer to three digit temperatures. Sure, water can help you stay hydrated and cool off your body, but so do other tastier cold ... More >>
Political scientists have long-established that there is a strong link between a parent's political views and their off-spring: if you're conservative, your kids(s) are more likely to be as well; the same holds true for those with liberal political views. Moreover, political scientists have document ... More >>
I hope you have had a nice week. It's been damn hot out there meaning your a/c bills are probably going to be through the roof, but on the positive side, you're probably sweating off that water weight. The heat will most definitely continue into the weekend. This is summer in Houston after all. But, ... More >>
Martin was one of the funniest television sitcoms of the '90s. We all tuned in on Thursday nights to see what would go down with Martin, his girlfriend-turned-wife Gina and their group of friends' nonstop hilarious antics. But besides the numerous amounts of characters played by Martin Lawrence him ... More >>
Uwe Boll's solution to the crash? Bloodshed.
If you haven't smelled Blackberry Smoke in a while, they might have been at sea. The Atlanta Southern rock/outlaw country (whatever) band has been on so many cruises it's a little surprising the quintet's long hair isn't braided and beaded. When Rocks Off caught up with lead singer/guitarist Charli ... More >>
A few weeks ago, Rocks Off's Kevin Ramer shoved off on the 2012 edition of ShipRocked, which bills itself as "the ultimate rock music cruise vacation." These are his reports. Thursday, November 29, the passengers of ShipRocked woke up to a pleasant view of the beautiful Bahamas capital city of Nass ... More >>
A few weeks ago, Rocks Off's Kevin Ramer shoved off on the 2012 edition of ShipRocked, which bills itself as "the ultimate rock music cruise vacation." These are his reports. After a long first night of partying and concerts, Shiprockers woke up in the southernmost part of the United States: Key We ... More >>
Our third Food Truck Friday event is today! From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the House of Dereon (2204 Crawford) we'll be featuring four of Houston's finest food trucks -- Koagie Hots, Flaming Patties, Kay's Kitchen and Zeapod Cakery -- along with free beverages from our friends at Saint Arnold. And all th ... More >>
In the '80s, Lita Ford was one of the most prominent female voices in hard rock. With hits such as "Kiss Me Deadly" (which was named the 76th "Greatest Hard Rock Song Of All-Time" by VH1), "Back To The Cave," and "Close My Eyes Forever," she was on a winning tear. Plus she still had (and has) oodl ... More >>
A green amusement park was supposed to bring prosperity to New Caney, but so far, only a few have profited. And it still exists only on paper.
Finding fitness, if not a job"I definitely feel there are some teams out there that are interested." -- Terrell Owens after his workout on Tuesday "Just because they weren't there doesn't mean they weren't interested. I can guarantee that all 32 teams were interested." -- Owens' agent Drew ... More >>
Spoiler alert: the smug one wins.Thanks to Shea Serrano for taking the bullet yesterday. After what felt like eons, the 10th season of American Idol lurched to its inevitable anticlimax last night. It was as especially torturous affair, stretching well over two hours and mixing performances ... More >>
This is still better than he looked in The Wicker Man.Nicolas Cage was arrested in New Orleans last Friday for domestic abuse, disturbing the peace, and public drunkenness (or as we call it in my house, The Wife's Undergrad Spring Break Trifecta). Let me repeat that: Cage was arrested in New ... More >>
Photos by Taylor TurnerEvery year Southside Skate Park brings together fans and amateur and professional skateboarders from all over the country to raise money for a good cause. South Shore Distribution hosted the 14th Annual Johnny Romano Skate Jam at Southside Skate Park Saturday, November ... More >>
Photos by Son LamTexas showing why it's a world-class stateSon Lam, who photographs lots of stuff for us, was in the Bahamas over the weekend. (We, on the other hand, weren't.) While there he ran across the finals of the Swimsuit USA International Model Search, and his journalistic instincts ... More >>
Jason WolterZydepunks There was a moment as Aftermath was walking through the Caribbean Market section of iFest Saturday when we had the most visceral of flashbacks -- stepping off a Carnival cruise boat at the rip old age of 14 in Nassau, Bahamas, and being inundated by tourist-baiting marketeer ... More >>
A couple of years ago She Said was in Oslo, Norway, where she saw an exhibit by artist Tacita Dean chronicling the mysterious voyage of Donald Crowhurst. Dean found and photographed the Teignmouth Electron, the boat Crowhurst apparently abandoned, and collected newspaper articles from the circum ... More >>
Stop Making Sense Music-business legend Gary Kurfirst passed away from undisclosed causes while on vacation in Nassau, the Bahamas, January 13. A venue owner, talent manager, film producer and label founder, Kurfirst opened New York City's Village Theater, later known as the Fillmore East, in 1967. ... More >>
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>
Houston's MLK Parade Foundation recently announced the crowning of Chamillionaire as a co-Grand Marshal in the 2009 MLK parade. At first blush, some might think that a dude who spends a great deal of time talking about his dick, his riches, and his gun is an unusual choice to represent Dr. King's vi ... More >>
Former ambassador Arthur Schechter prevails in his court case, wins more than $3.5 million
Here's a picture of John Mayer playing on the deck of a cruise ship in the Bahamas this past weekend. I would be inclined to make a snide remark about his bitchin' Stevie Ray tat, but you're dealing with a guy who has the Rolling Stones lips logo tattooed on his arm for life. Carry on, you tall, mag ... More >>
When Houston attorney Gary Pitts cautioned the Houston City Council in 2002 about appointing former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas and well-known philanthropist and lawyer Arthur Schechter to chairman of METRO, Pitts alluded to something “ethically questionable” that Schechter allegedly did on b ... More >>
The MFAH's Latin American Art Department has yet another hit show
The Bond franchise takes a gamble on a new guy, and comes up aces
A bad reaction to a drug trial sparks an investigation into Houston's Fabre Clinic and its founder
You can bank on the salmon and chili tapioca at the Hotel Icon's Bank Jean-Georges
Electro-phenom DJ Keoki spins by Numbers
What does it take to get a celebrity chef to put his name on a Houston restaurant?
A Houston firm certified the oil tanker Prestige as good to go. It broke apart in the Atlantic, causing the worst environmental disaster in Spanish history.
Oscar Carles likes crashing cars
Teaching kids to keep their heads
Defeated candidates face different lifestyles
For the Canadian multitudes and the American few, the Tragically Hip offer up secular gospel and quasi-religious concerts
Metro's incoming chairman loves to tell stories. Can Houstonians cotton to his next one?
Unread evidence and claims of shredding send a cruise suit into the shoals
Catch the fish before it gets to the kitchen
Houston boasts some of the biggest track legends in the world. Who cares? They do.
Houston's Destiny's Child scales pop chart, meets fans
Our intrepid critic goes to the relaxed land of The Sundance Grill and gets some very good food
Enron fuels Republican soft money machine
Politics pulls out the hard "soft" cash, Houston-style
Houston oil companies maintain their profitable ties to Libya, in roundabout ways
Why would the U.S. ship dozens of snowmobiles to the Caribbean?