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    April 14, 2014

    Does No Progress in CSN Houston Mediation Effort Really Mean No Progress?

    The Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, and Comcast gathered before federal district court judge Lynn Hughes on Friday. This wasn't a hearing, and no judicial orders were handed down. It was, instead, the third mediation session for the parties within the past several weeks. The dispute under mediation ... More >>

  • Film

    February 9, 2012

    Protect the Abs at All Cost

    Ryan Reynolds's bod is the asset in men-on-the-run thriller Safe House.

  • News

    November 3, 2011

    Bottom Lines

    It took years for Veronica Bass to figure out she was overpaying her union dues. Getting her money back looks like it may take just as long.

  • Film

    September 15, 2011

    Sacrifice Nothing

    In the fantasy I Don't Know How She Does It, working moms can have it all.

  • Music

    September 1, 2011

    Lord of the Hipsters

    Whatever mashup-pioneering DJ Diplo decides to spin, it's a guaranteed party.

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    July 18, 2011

    Top 5 Musician Twitter Quitters

    ​Most of us would be happy to have 1,000 Twitter followers. A million is pretty much unattainable, even for some big enchiladas. Yet we see celebs erasing their Twitter pages as if it isn't the best thing since some 5'3" guy in Iowa took a knife to a loaf of bread. What's driving the Twitter ... More >>

  • Music

    July 7, 2011

    Members Only

    Is Simone on Sunset the best bar in West U...already?

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    February 17, 2011
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    February 16, 2011

    App of the Week: How Evernote Organized My Life

    Organize your notes and your life with Evernote.​App: Evernote Platforms: iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Palm, desktop apps also available for Mac and PC Web site: Cost: Free ($5 monthly or $45 annually for premium service) I'm a note taker. Over the years, my desk ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    App of the Week: Waze

    Thanks to Waze, I know foxybarrel, whoever that is, got stuck in traffic on 59.​App: Waze Platforms: iPhone, Android, BlackBerry (beta only, Windows Mobile Web site: Cost: Free Houstonians know their traffic like Seattleites know their heroin coffee or heaved aquatic animals. In othe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Mark Sanchez Is Not Very Smart

    Mark Sanchez: He's got a prom date​Hilary Rhoda. Lindsay McCormick. Jennifer Mueller. Google "Mark Sanchez girlfriend" and these are the first handful of supermodel hot women linked to the New York Jets quarterback. At least they were until this morning. Now you need to wade through a half d ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    App of the Week: Six Awesome, Free Apps for Movie Buffs

    These six apps will help you with any movie, except Human Centipede. For that, you're on your own.​It's awards season. From People's Choice to the Screen Actors Guild to the Academy Awards and the other hundred worthless statues given out this time of year, people are talking about movies, and ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Happy Hour Scene: Hans' Bier Haus

    ​The Place: Hans' Bier Haus 2523 Quenby 713-520-7474 The Hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays The Deals: $1 off all beer (no liquor served) The Scene: On Tuesday, Hans Bier Haus didn't seem like the kind of scene that would inspire condo owners to allegedly destroy property and potent ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    App of the Week: SeamlessWeb

    List pulled from the 77027 area code.​App: SeamlessWeb Platforms: iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, plus a mobile friendly Web site Web site: Cost: Free As long as there have been restaurants and lazy people, there have been food delivery services. From the milk man to the pizza de ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 2010

    2010 Turkeys of the Year

    Metro chief Frank Wilson is our biggest gobbler.

  • Film

    November 11, 2010

    Working Girl

    Rachel McAdams is married to her job and loving it in Morning Glory.

  • Music

    October 21, 2010

    Moon Tower Inn

    Second Ward has first-class venue.

  • News

    October 14, 2010

    13-Year-Old's Suicide

    Readers comment on bullying tragedy.

  • News

    September 23, 2010


    Renowned forensics experts say a Pinal County deputy's high-profile tale about getting shot after encountering drug smugglers doesn't add up

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Top Eight Bands That Sound Best When You're Drunk

    ​Some bands are great no matter what state you're in; some are terrible regardless of whether or not you could pass a breathalyzer test. Some bands, however, exist in a curious in-between zone, where what was merely decent, average or even uninteresting becomes enthralling with the simple addi ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Possible Sponsors For 6 Summer Tours

    ​Sunday night, resurgent '90s nu-metaleers Korn stop by Verizon Wireless Theater as headliners of the annual Jagermeister Music Tour. Wonder if they've still got the gorilla suit. It seems like more and more artists are following the model of bands like U2, whose recently scratched 360 Tour was "p ... More >>

  • News

    May 20, 2010

    The Twitterverse

    More than just cyberspace, the tweet life inspires people to make friends and adopt causes in person. It has a few problems, too.

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    April 29, 2010

    It's Five O'clock Somewhere: We're So App-App-Appy

    The Houston Press partners with in the quest for cheap drinks.

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    April 29, 2010

    It's Five O'clock Somewhere

    We scout out happy hour in Houston.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Fails Of The Week: Glastonbury "Ice Ice Baby," Sony "No Beyonce On YouTube," Fat Mike The Peeing Clown And... Bono

    If you're reading this, you're either on the Internet, or else you've mastered multi-dimensional thought-projection processes that would make Michio Kaku cry like a little girl. We'll assume the former, and just in case you don't already know, the Internet has decided that the word "failure" is too ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Coast and Stunta Wreck the Mike at Jet, After Zilla Gets Us Drunk At Toc and We Stupidly Stand Up Carolyn Rodriguez

    Screw Washington Avenue clubs and their selective admittance. We'd rather hit up downtown and get felt up for guns or knives and listen to some hard-core hip-hop. 11:15 p.m., Saturday: We met up with V-Zilla at Toc-Bar because his studio, or as he puts it, "the dungeon," is nestled underneath the c ... More >>

  • Film

    January 7, 2010

    No Luck Among the Irish

    Amy Adams is trapped in the land of blarney, cow pies and forced humiliation.

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    January 4, 2010

    She's Not Cheating, She's Just Having Words With Friends

    ​Oh, honey. Did you blearily roll over at 2:30 a.m. this morning, only to catch a glimpse of your paramour's illuminated face? Not from any post-orgasmic glow, mind you, but from the intense spotlight emitted from her iPhone's screen? Well, before you go slinging obscenities in her direction a ... More >>

  • Music

    December 24, 2009

    Somewhere Trouble Don't Go

    The best Texas albums of 2009...or what we could squeeze in.

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    November 2, 2009

    Free Yourself From the Shackles of the Internet!

    ​You groan as you hit snooze on your iPhone or BlackBerry's alarm, then you resume the ritual of checking your text messages, Gmail, and Twitter with bleary orbs. You drag yourself outta bed, hastily shower, pull anything that's unwrinkled and clean onto your limbs, and scurry to your car to a ... More >>

  • News

    September 17, 2009

    Spy Story

    Con man or super spook — either way, Roland Carnaby wasn't supposed to meet his death on a Houston highway in a high-speed chase with the cops.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Social Distortion: Getting Off the Grid in Texas, Sorta Kinda

    ​You've probably heard the expression "getting off the grid" more times than you can shake a BlackBerry at.  These days, completely eliminating yourself from civilization (temporarily, mind you; for other self-removals, please see here immediately) is a task almost exclusively reserved ... More >>

  • Film

    September 3, 2009

    Labor Pains

    With Extract, Mike Judge goes back to work.

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    June 22, 2009

    Social Distortion: While You Weren't Tweeting

    Oh, by the way, the new iPhone came out. In case you hadn't heard.Yup. It's Monday morning. The weekend's indisputably over. You sucked down the last of Saturday night's spliff before bed, and you've pulverized the remaining vomit from your knees with a skin-scalding jet stream. You've blearily ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    U2 Closer to Firming Up Reliant Stadium Date U2's free concert last Friday at Fordham University, the BronxUpdate: No Line did indeed debut at No. 1, selling 484,000 copies. U2 has sent out the equivalent of a "Save the Date" card. Today the Irish rockers, whose new album No Line on the Horizon opened to mixed reviews but d ... More >>

  • News

    January 29, 2009

    BARC Sucks

    The city's animal shelter just can't get its act together

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Chamillionaire's Inaugural Diary, Part 2: Scoping the D.C. Scene

    When I landed, I thought I was gonna see snow because I was told that it was six degrees in Washington, D.C. There wasn't any snow but it was so cold that I could feel the air piercing my ears and making my eyes water. Me and my travel party went straight from the airport to a crowded new hotel that ... More >>

  • Film

    October 9, 2008

    We Can Believe In Body of Lies

    Ridley Scott's latest is the post-9/11, tech-savvy terror thriller we deserve

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    August 14, 2008
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    June 5, 2008
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    March 1, 2007

    SXSW, WTF?

    The lowdown on Austin's music festival

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2006

    Tale of Two Cities

    Metro is going around to public hearings giving slide shows on its proposed solutions to the alleged problem of Houston not having enough light rail. Houston voters, of course, passed a referendum approving a massive expansion of the system; what Houston voters didn't do was read the fine print. Tha ... More >>

  • Film

    June 29, 2006

    Cruella de Vogue

    The Devil Wears Prada slaps the latest duds on an infamous fashion editor

  • News

    December 29, 2005

    Dragon Slayer

    A new Republican challenger steps forth to take on Tom DeLay

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    November 18, 2004

    Bones of Contention

    Scientists fear that Lucy might be a crack exhibit for Houston

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    May 29, 2003