Houston restaurants are ready to get shucking.
"He first selected the smallest one ... and then bowed his head as though he were saying grace. Opening his mouth very wide, he struggled for a moment, after which all was over. I shall never forget the comic look of despair he cast upon the other five over-occupied shells. I asked him how he felt. ... More >>
For better or worse, I've always been one of those nimrods that gets a little bent out of shape whenever I see a list of major cities in America that doesn't include Houston. This invariably happens on things like morning talk shows where they run a ticker of weather during the show and every city u ... More >>
Environmentalists and landowners battle to stop the Keystone XL pipeline and its load of crude from flowing across Texas rivers and aquifers.
Here go hell come, SXSW has just released the first batch of names for the 2013 festival. I know, only a week after Fun Fun Fun Fest and a month since ACL. Did you see the FPSF blog from earlier today? Yeah, time is moving too fast. The big names on the list so far include the Zombies, Alt-J, Akro ... More >>
A federal judge has ruled in favor of Lakewood Church and Joel Osteen, dismissing many of the copyright claims filed against them by an indie-music duo who said the church using their music would alienate their listeners. Richard Cupolo and John Emanuele, who perform as The American Dollar, had sai ... More >>
This week's episode of Top Chef: Texas has left Texas entirely, never to return (at least for this season). It has, instead, gone to almost literally the polar opposite of Texas: British Columbia, Canada. On Top Chef: Texas. Which was funded with $400,000 of our tax dollars (much more if you coun ... More >>
More literal than metaphorical."The World's Most Dangerous Band." That was the tag applied to Guns N' Roses in their late '80s heyday, and though the smacked-out bad boys of Appetite for Destruction have largely mellowed into comfortable, safe middle age, Axl's crew can still lay a claim as ... More >>
twitpic/Chris WaltsNot bad, Vancouver, but you got some work to doOh, behave, Vancouver. Last night, a number of poor sports, distraught by the Canucks' loss to the Boston Bruins in game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals, went all kung fu on the British Columbia city. By past standards, Van ... More >>
Readers discuss "The Whipping Boy."
listenlisten: Not playing SXSW 2011... yet.Rocks Off just got the latest list of names for next year's SXSW conference and festival in Austin, and just like the last time, the conference remains unsullied by any performers from Houston's filthy, rotten, disgusting, in-need-of-quarantine music ... More >>
From a hospital bed in British Columbia, one man is fighting as hard as he can to open the doors for independent musicians to go viral on YouTube. Eleven years ago, Dana Durnford woke up in a hyperbaric chamber after a commercial diving accident, and has lived the rest of his life in a whee ... More >>
LeBron, causing trouble againThe Houston Aeros know who they'll be playing this season. They know the date of their home opener, and they know the dates of five other home games. What they don't actually have yet, as the start of the AHL regular season draws close, is an actual schedule, and with ... More >>
He just cannot waitMeet new Houston Cougars' women's basketball coach Todd Buchanan. He's an excitable guy. He talks fast, in run-on sentences. He goes off on tangents, but always returns to the point of the question. He's got a tight handshake, and he calls you by your first name.He's the kid in ... More >>
From drag queens to the Kwakwaka'wakw nation, this weekend's screenings glimpse other people's lives
The Houston Aeros come into tonight's game against the Chicago Wolves with 34 games remaining in the season. The Aeros, with a record of 22-17-6-1 (51 points), still sit on the edge of the playoff race, and if they're going to stand any realistic chance of making the postseason, then winning to ... More >>
Photo by Paul KnightName: Zach DishmanAge: 26Hometown: BeaumontEvent: Bareback RidingI got into rodeo because my dad rodeoed, and his dad college-rodeoed at Texas A&M. I started getting on calves when I was real young, and at ten years old I was going to youth rodeos. By the time I got in high s ... More >>
Looks like this time they picked the wrong country.
Lesson: Never hit a woman in front of Tim McGraw. Tim McGraw is learning a lesson the Beat Farmers learned long ago: Curb Records plays hardball. A perennial hitmaker and major concert act, McGraw is perturbed that Curb ignored his desires to release an album of new material and is instead issuing ... More >>
Midnight shows this early a.m. of The Dark Knight were sold out in at least some locations in Houston, but you obviously have all weekend to catch up with it. (Number 4,528 on Things We Don't Understand: People paying hundreds of dollars for a ticket to a movie they could see for ten bucks the next ... More >>
The Only One
The Hold Steady keeps it cinematic
Ledger and Gyllenhaal are cowboys in love in Ang Lee's wrenching Brokeback Mountain
The pressure is on the Chron's sports columnists
Life on a major label is no carnival for teenage sisters Lacey-Lee and Tasha-Ray Evin
There's fresh meat for the reaper in Final Destination 2
Damage Control brings hip-hop back to Pacifica
Now playing At the Drive-In: The Rise of Sparta
UT's "environmentally sustainable" project just kept outgrowing its budget
The Texas Tornado is gone, but not forgotten
Does selling George W. Bush mean Mark McKinnon has sold out?
Tranquil Canada flavors San Antonian Doug Sahm's rustic music
In school, Des Hoebig learned to play an instrument. Now, out in the shady world of big-money dealers, he's learning to buy one.
Atom Egoyan asks who's to blame for a tragedy. But he offers no answers.
Fred Eaglesmith descends from the Great White North with a unique American vision
Chixdiggit make a mockery of everyone -- including themselves
Bill Sadler's latest enterprise smokes its way to success