Most of the year Houston's Sunny 99.1 FM is a ratings powerhouse that plays pop music familar enough that it keeps you more awake than actively tuned in. Sunny calls itself "Houston's at-work station," but it's good for just about any activity short of having sex or attending a concert: driving, sho ... More >>
What does he do? Brane Poledica is the general manager at Quattro and Vinoteca at the Four Seasons Hotel. A native of Bosnia, he moved to Houston in 1996 after fleeing the war in his home country. His duties include everything from increasing revenue, promotions, marketing, booking bands for the re ... More >>
Son Volt is heading down the highway with a new album in tow, Honky Tonk, but instead of lamenting still waters and beatnik poets, Jay Farrar and company have gone strictly Bakersfield, even naming a track after the legendary country-music mecca. Yep, Farrar has gone back to his roots mixing steel ... More >>
Images of battles won and lost paint us all with the brush of brutality at a searing, resonating MFAH exhibit.
See also Craig Hlavaty's review of B L A C K I E's new album GEN. To go with the Houston Press Music Awards issue, this week's feature story is a profile of B L A C K I E (all caps, with spaces), a noise musician that's a little too rap to be classified as a noise musician and way noisy to be class ... More >>
See also Craig Hlavaty's review of B L A C K I E's new album GEN. This week brings us the Houston Press Music Awards and the feature story is a profile of B L A C K I E (all caps, with spaces), a noise musician that's a little too rap to be classified as a noise musician and way noisy to be classi ... More >>
A snow globe that makes senseWhen you think "Texas," you don't necessarily think "snow," unless your mind is drawn to fatal and tragic accidents during Super Bowls in cities that should never have them. But snow globes are an important aspect of the souvenir trade, so whether the places in q ... More >>
As the lead singer and guitarist for Grand Funk Railroad, Mark Farner has powered songs like "I'm Your Captain/Closer to Home," "Some Kind of Wonderful" and "The Loco-Motion" into the Classic Rock Canon. Along with drummer Don Brewer (who sings on "We're An American Band") and bassist Mel Sc ... More >>
We don't just hate certain American state flags here; we also hate the following ten foreign abominations of design, symmetry and good taste. It is less our opinion than it is scientific fact that these are, without a doubt, the ten worst national flags in the world. 10.St. Lucia Does this flag re ... More >>
DynCorp: WikiLeaks is not kindAnother international conflict, another horrific taxpayer-funded sex scandal for DynCorp, the private security contractor tasked with training the Afghan police. While the company is officially based in the DC area, most of its business is managed on a satelli ... More >>
The world's great cuisines converge here.
An around-the-world guide to the foods of Planet Houston
It would be easier to keep Godzilla out of your neighborhood. Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where discussions on where to go for lunch routinely erupt into violence, the way our comments section almost did over our article on food vs. service. Some believe that, ... More >>
Sly and the family Stallone get nostalgic for their legacy of brutality in The Expendables.
My mother made stuffed cabbage; my grandmother made stuffed cabbage. My earliest food memories involve stuffed cabbage (we Ruthenians call it holupki). And as you might expect, I have always preferred stuffed cabbage made exactly the way my mom and grandma made it -- beef and rice rolls in ca ... More >>
There's certainty at the end of The White Ribbon's unsolved mystery — and a sure hand behind it.
My gorgeous Bosnian friend Tanya Bozic and her daughter Anika joined us for Thanksgiving dinner. Tanya brought a homemade poppy seed cake for dessert. She also brought us a gift -- a bottle of Biljana Makedonski Hot Ajver, her favorite commercial variety. The bottle says "homemade" on the out ... More >>
Spend the weekend celebrating Turkish traditions
Two artists who split their time between Houston and Spain share a vision
Try the hearty soups and stews at this fancy new Bosnian restaurant, or just hang out and drink Turkish-style coffee
Two hardened journalists and a newbie go after a war criminal in this dark and dirty winner
Bosnian food is a delicious cross between Turkish and Slavic cuisine
Houston joins the revolución
Hotel Rwanda finds hope amid the horrors of tribal genocide
How Joe Sacco learned to stop worrying and love war
Nick Nolte pulls off a twitchy Gallic heist
The TAKS field test results were so gawd-awful they may become a catalyst for good
A host of first-timers lit up the screen in 2001
Owen Wilson goes down Behind Enemy Lines and lands in familiar terrain
Redford and Lurie wave the flag but fail to earn their stripes.
Old Heidelberg's Special
November 12 - 18, 1998
HGO dusts off Attila for a rousing performance