It started in mid-April with a fever, as if her body were trying to burn itself up. Then 39-year-old Belkys Jimenez developed a pounding headache and pain in her muscles and joints. Her feet and ankles ballooned, and even taking a step became difficult. Jimenez had dealt with hypertension for years, ... More >>
Two yogis battle over the fate of a tradition (and a very large pile of money).
Photo by Paul KennedyThe daily docket-call clusterfuck at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center is an old story. It's been pretty bad ever since the new building opened, but some attorneys are saying that the situation is now worse than ever. It's actually not one but two clusterfucks. The f ... More >>
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Photo by BOMBMANWhat we wouldn't give for this kind of street food in Houston...This week's "Street Food" episode of No Reservations was kind of phoned in. The only new footage was of Anthony Bourdain wandering around New York City eating a hot dog and pondering aloud -- the other scenes were ... More >>
Well, it's happened again. A rock star has attacked brutally attacked a poor little photographer. And no, it wasn't a member of an infamous rap group or some cracked-out ex-sex symbol with two children. It was Bjork. Iceland's favorite batshit chanteuse ripped into a photographer in a New Zealand a ... More >>
We talked last week with Los Angeles urban expert Joel Kotkin, author of a study for the Greater Houston Partnership on how to keep Houston growing. Kotkin told the GHP (Houston’s version of the chamber of commerce) they should not follow other cities who have tried to attract “the elite” – ... More >>
The immigrant experience meets a generation gap in Mira Nair's The Namesake
Feral pigs are ugly, destructive and mean. Some people in Texas just love to trap, stab or shoot them. Or put them in rodeos. With dogs.
A pair of veteran boozers manage to grow up without sobering up
A look inside the bars of the Near Northside
A photographer visits an Indian brothel, where heartbreak finally meets hope
Jhumpa Lahiri considers the question in The Namesake
At the end, Warren Zevon's past is finally unearthed
When your baby's sick, you don't want a mere doctor, you want the magic wand of Hermes
Scorsese and Cage elevate the EKG of the mean streets