His last name may be a little challenging to pronounce correctly, but chef Roy Shvartzapel of Common Bond is practically a Houston native. After traveling the world and working in some of the most renowned restaurants, he came back home to open the wildly successful, upper-crust bakery at Westheimer ... More >>
Texans mandatory minicamp ended on Thursday afternoon, as did minicamps in numerous other NFL cities, which means we are heading into the Sahara Desert of the sports calendar -- late June and the entire month of July. The only way to survive and navigate the upcoming six weeks is with a lot of crea ... More >>
A Million Ways to Die in the West is ruthlessly funny.
(Possibly, soon to be former) Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling may have been banished from NBA arenas everywhere earlier this week, but that won't keep him sequestered from society. To ask Donald Sterling to have the self awareness to at least lay low for a few days post-punishment befor ... More >>
Get outside and eat.
The restaurant bans kids after 7p.m., and everyone on the Internet has an opinion.
Quentin Tarantino emerges from a chaotic couple of years with his most ambitious film to date, Django Unchained. Will the academy really, really like it?
K.A. Paul, our favorite leper-stealing evangelist, has been arrested in India for allegedly conspiring to kill an aide who police suspect Paul had hired to kill his own brother in 2010. Paul and his brother, David Raju, had become embroiled in a bitter property dispute, and the latter was found dea ... More >>
All morning, the world woke up to the shocking, but not altogether surprising, news that troubled pop/R&B superstar Whitney Houston died Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles. Houston, 48, was pronounced dead at around 3:55 p.m. at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, according to Reuters. No cause of ... More >>
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.
She fights like a guy, he grooms like a girl: Gina Carano and Channing Tatum make a good match in Haywire.
Ed. Note: Much more on Summer Fest to come throughout the day. Jim BrickerWeezer Free Press Summer Fest Eleanor Tinsley Park June 5, 2011 For almost two hours on Sunday night, Weezer led a sea of thousands through some of the saddest and happiest times of their lives an their 18-song set of ... More >>
Philip Grantham counts on his meds and his MHMRA doctor to stay straight. Too bad Texas is slashing funding.
The media firestorm is gone, the pain is notWhen Elisabeth Mandala, a high school student from Sugar Land, was murdered in Mexico in May, it made national news. The stories, however, didn't just focus on the death of an American teenager in Mexico, but more about Elisabeth's secret life outside t ... More >>
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What with Creed reuniting, BuzzFest coming up in a couple of weeks and, hell, maybe even the swine-flu scare - As in: What's worse than coming down with swine flu? A Houston radio that only tunes in 94.5 FM - Rocks Off sure has been thinking a lot about The Buzz lately. Probably too much. I mean, it ... More >>
Being Jimi 's baby brother can be a tough row to hoe, especially if you play guitar
Billy Bob Thornton (center), flanked by the Boxmasters' touring lineup. “Billy’s reaching for the phone.” With that, Boxmasters guitarist/bassist J.D. Andrew (see here) hands off to his drummer/lead singer Billy Bob Thornton, who won the hearts of miscreants everywhere as Willie, the booze-sw ... More >>
The world has turned and left them here, and it'll take more than a great video to redeem them
Life Stinks, Blah, Blah, Blah
Christians send in money for prayer requests which may just go up in smoke
You, Me and Dupree overstays its welcome
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American Dreamz's nation of idiots lands a little close to home
This Pride & Prejudice brings fresh passion to an old love story
Domino chronicles the life of a model-turned-bounty hunter
The Vegas version of Venice, or Vienna, or someplace
After Grady Spears's departure, The Burning Pear still smolders
Please come see Shonen Knife's powerful activity!
Houston remains embroiled in what to do about Memorial Park
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Could the Food Network finally be coming to Time-Warner's analog offerings?
Paul Wesolowski knows the secret word: Groucho
Behind current blaxploitation pulp literature is - surprise! - the music biz
The Hollisters keep getting better with age
Riotous Die! Mommy! Die! transforms Electra into a Hollywood satire
Former Chronicle reporter turns into a Tennessee Matt Drudge
Everyman's Jim Carrey examines TV's omnipotence in The Truman Show
Fear and Loathing is the latest in Terry Gilliam's cinematic revolution
Narcissism drives Warren Beatty into the 'hood
Almost 25 years ago, graphics man Alan Berrent took Hustler "into the pink." Before he dies, he wants to make amends.
It's the Queen of Talk versus the Meat Men, and outside the courtroom, master media manipulator Winfrey is already the clear winner.
Once again, here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
Four decades after his first record, Solomon Burke is still in the studio -- and still in God's arms
And they're ready to make money the old-fashioned way: By outsmarting the big guys.