Cairo (Egypt)

  • News

    November 14, 2013

    The Doomed Dome

    Tearing Down Our Colosseum?

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    The Astrodome is Our Roman Colosseum and We're Going to Tear It Down

    When the Roman Colosseum was built, it was a sports stadium, the first like it and a spectacle like nothing seen before. It was iconic beyond what took place inside, but the atrocities and spectacular events that did occur inside the building added to its mystique. It became a symbol for Rome, so mu ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 24, 2013

    Aida Features A-List Talent Backed by B-Movie Sets and Costumes

    Production is flat, lifeless and sadly unremarkable.

  • News

    August 29, 2013

    Making the Case for Keenum

    The former UH STAR could become the number two QB for the Texans this season.

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Former Press Writer Mike Giglio Detained, Beaten and Released During Egypt Protests

    Former Houston Press writer Mike Giglio, who is now a correspondent for Newsweek and the Daily Beast, retold the chilling story of being detained, beaten and ultimately released by Egyptian police during protests in the capital city of Cairo on Wednesday. Gigilio was one of a number of foreign journ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    When It Comes to Ending Hunger, All Eyes are Upon Houston

    Every other month, Moez El-Shohdi travels through the greater Middle East. Stretching from Morocco to Pakistan, El-Shohdi dots the landscape, visiting models he helped perfect through his work in Cairo. He examines the factory sprung in Riyadh. He tours the facilities in Damascus. He makes sure that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    SXSW Releases First Batch of 2013 Performers

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    March 22, 2012
  • Film

    December 22, 2011

    The Silence of the Hams

    Jabber-free, The Artist joyfully resurrects Hollywood's past.

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Vive La France: 14 French Lessons From English Pop Songs

    Shutterstock/​Happy Bastille Day, everybody. Today France celebrates the day in 1789 when an angry mob stormed the eponymous (our new favorite word) prison in central Paris, freed all seven prisoners - they were really after the guns and ammunition, Clash-style - and touched off the Fr ... More >>

  • Music

    March 24, 2011

    March Madness

    At SXSW 2011, almost everything that could go wrong did — except the music.

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    SXSW: Bob Geldof, Master Of The F-Bomb

    Photos by Chris Gray​Leave it to Sir Bob Geldof to turn the SXSW keynote address into a 45-plus minute combination elaborate cultural history of the past 60 years with rock and roll at the center, personal narrative of how rock and roll ("pop with a hard-on") shook loose his inner social activ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Westbury High Revolution: Cairo's Got Nothing on Them

    To Dave & Buster's!!!!​The heady whiff of freedom in Cairo has worked its way to Westbury on the southwest side today, as about 100 students are going to be disciplined for protesting about a canceled field trip. The Westbury High field trip was supposed to be to Dave & Buster's, where studen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Egypt & Rice Basketball: You Say You Want a Revolution

    John RoyalExcuse Omar Oraby if his mind is on something other than basketball​It's easy to forget that basketball is just a game. Particularly on the college level where, for the most part, it's played mostly by kids who are a long way from home. And as much as fans might want the team to wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    30 Seconds With Escape The Fate's Robert Ortiz

    ​Rocks Off sat down with Robert Ortiz of Escape the Fate, to find out what we could learn about the drummer for the ball-slappin'est hardcore band we know in 30 seconds. Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Robert Ortiz: I would say any song from [the] techno, industrial and Dubst ... More >>

  • Film

    May 27, 2010
  • Calendar

    January 14, 2010

    Garbage Dreams

    Recycled choices make for a meager existence for Cairo’s slum boys

  • Culture

    March 26, 2009

    King Tut Is Back

    Lawndale unveils the King Tut exhibit of the future.

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    The `80s, As Revealed By Local TV Ads

    As Cairo is to fine Mexican cuisine, so Houston has long been to the fine art of local TV ads.A few more gems from our proud history have popped up in the past few months. (We examined some others here a while back, and since Michael Pollack still reigns as the king, we dedicated a whole post to him ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 16, 2008

    Texas Wants Beer!

    Our state is the top beer market in the country, so why are we falling behind in the microbrewery movement?

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2008

    "American Civil War Field Notes: Sketches from Cairo to Columbia"

    Embedded Illustrators on display at O'Kane Gallery

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2007

    Download: Pimp C, 1973-2007

    A quick note: This isn't by any means a definitive Pimp C playlist. Over on the XXL blogs, Noz is doing an amazing job unearthing all manner of Pimp-related rarities, and you owe it to yourself to dig a little deeper and check it out. 1. Solomon Burke: "Got to Get You Off of My Mind." Preview/Buy f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    Get Lit: Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips, by National Geographic

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 1, 2006
  • News

    October 14, 1999
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    March 25, 1999
  • News

    June 4, 1998

    Trading with the Enemy

    Houston oil companies maintain their profitable ties to Libya, in roundabout ways

  • News

    January 9, 1997

    Dealer of the Art

    In his 14 years as Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Peter Marzio has increased the MFA's endowment tenfold, tripled MFA Membership and gotten it started on a huge new home. He hasn't done badly for himself, either.