Annie Rupani makes some of the most beautiful chocolates you have ever seen; each creation is like a work of art. After graduating from Boston University with a degree in Anthropology and Religion, she set her sights on becoming a lawyer. And like every person studying for the LSATs, she found ways ... More >>
The addicting tastes of South America aren't your typical Latin fare.
This is the second part of a three-part Chef Chat series. You can read Part 1 here and part three in this same space Friday. Yesterday, we chatted with Jose Vela of Mockingbird Bistro about coming to the States with dreams of being a drummer in a Mexican rock band. Today we continue our chat, and l ... More >>
We've known for some time that the American Constitution, that yellowed document containing all our inalienable and God-given rights, was a special slip of parchment. The first of its kind, we've been told. The example. The lodestar. The exceptional. But recent research, publicized last week in Blo ... More >>
There were some that said it couldn't be done. There were some that said that Jonestown - after the cyanide and the suicide and the doctor from Houston who helped provide both - had turned cults passé, and tired, and pointless. Cults had had their time. They flamed out, in spectacular fashion, and ... More >>
Tejas Chocolate is a young company. Scott Moore, Jr. and his partner Michelle Holland started making chocolate from scratch and working with cacao beans in 2010, and Tejas Chocolate began in earnest in 2011. Scott and Michelle are still working their day jobs running a railroad supply company, while ... More >>
It's been quite a summer for bank robberies in the Bayou City. It seems like more banks are being plundered than ever before by a rogue's gallery that includes the XXXL Bandit, the "Master of Disguise" and the Bicycle Brigands. Whether coincidence or felonious response to a dismal economy, th ... More >>
The UK coffee crowd has been gaining momentum for quite some time now, and we were lucky enough to get to sample this gem from Has Bean, a coffee-roasting and home-brewing supply company out of Stafford, UK.
The Classical Theatre Company's well-received production of Hamlet comes to a close on Sunday; it's a show we highly recommend.An original one-man adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, Hamlet stars Guy Roberts, who adapted the piece and also co-directed with John Johnston. During the ninety-mi ... More >>
Grammy-winning prog-punks The Mars Volta mellow out on Octahedron.
After Guevara destroyed his family and his fortune, Gustavo Villoldo hunted the revolutionary leader to his grave.
Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips, by National Geographic, is a husky 400-page to-do list that includes 400-color photographs and sells for $40. The first word that comes to mind when opening the spine of this baby is stately. All Geographic books are that. For the wande ... More >>
Craig Larotonda Today's cover story is based largely on court documents and internal government memos, most of which can be found at The NarcoSphere, an online project of the Narco News bulletin. Unlike other publications which have covered the House of Death story, Narco News has not ignored th ... More >>
HISD's version of "neighborhood input"
Charlotte Foster wanted a male nanny whod play sports with her sons. She got an escaped murderer.
Latino performers put on a show for the holidays
From the strange store next door to the mystery bits in the soup, there's plenty to ponder at Arepas & Empanadas Gourmet
Latin American films of all colors come to Houston
In Dorothy Hood's paintings, dark was dark and light was light. The contrasts were often as stark in her life.
Sure, an unlicensed doctor was performing liposuction at a hair salon. Stranger still: Clients kept showing up.
October 29 - November 4, 1998
July 9 - 15, 1998
El Pueblito's food more than makes up for its color scheme
In the latest chapter of Snitch Vs. Snitch, two of the city's top defense lawyers are prevented from representing a client
In the drug world, you can't trust anybody - especially a federal informant