Bobette Riner

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    UH Architecture Students Give T.H. Rogers Students Some Relief From the Heat

    Photo by Bobette RinerHoles 18 feet deep for support​A school courtyard in Houston can very well be the last place you'd want to spend time, given the heat that can dominate most of the academic year. But what if you're a 12-year-old forced to wear a suit, while playing a cello, no less? Or in a ... More >>

  • News

    September 30, 2010

    Goodbye, David Thompson

    Mystery fans mourn the passing of a Houston bookseller

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Superbanana slumbers innocently, unaware that he will soon face his fearsome arch-nemesis: Krypto-Monkey.​ Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've decided to keep all these sausage and cheese Christmas gift baskets for ourselves. Jane Catherine Collins certainl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Urban Gardening: My Organic Dirt Patch

    ​Inspired by the incredible urban gardens Jim Sherman tends in the Fifth Ward, I decided to take a shot at the urban gardening thing myself. ​ So I went to Wabash Feed Store and bought some dirt and some locally made organic fertilizer. San Jacinto Environmental Supplies on 34th St. make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Thanksgiving Pies from Goode Co.

    Photos by Bobette Riner​So you made a tradeoff with the Devil this year: In exchange for your invitation to join a Thanksgiving feast, you agreed to bring a dessert. Everyone knows what dessert means this time of year: You're not showing up with tiramisu or German chocolate cake or apple fritt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    The Joys Of Forwarded E-Mail

    Ah, the joys of replying to forwarded e-mail.You get an e-mail forwarded to you from someone, you think you're replying to the guy who forwarded it but instead you're replying to the original sender. So your e-mail that says something like "This is the single most idiotic pitch from a PR person ever ... More >>

  • News

    April 23, 2009

    Wild Rides

    Between serious safety and environmental concerns, the Toyota Prius isn't the angel that everyone thinks it is.

  • Dining

    June 5, 2008

    Bootlegging Dr Pepper

    The demand for sugar-sweetened Dublin Dr Pepper has never been higher — just ask the bootleggers

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2007

    Get Lit: First Assistant, Second Assistant

    Houston's freakily cool spring held me back a bit from starting The First Assistant -- when a paperback has a back-cover blurb saying, "Make sure it is at the very top of your beach bag" (Chicago Tribune), you want to make sure you're saving it for poolside perusal. But a recent spate of sunny, w ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 2, 1998