• Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    30 Seconds With Mexican Institute of Sound

    Camilo Lara has a very active and colorful imagination. The DJ/producer from Mexico City performs as the Mexican Institute of Sound (Instituto Mexicano Del Sonido in Spanish), and creates a mix of electronica tunes, traditional folk music, social commentary and vivid visuals with charm and conscienc ... More >>

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    March 15, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Blake Shelton, Tegan & Sara, etc.

    Blake Shelton Reliant Stadium, March 15 After more than a decade of climbing country music's ranks to become one of its most successful and charismatic male vocalists, Blake Shelton found himself taking a little heat not long ago when comments he made about certain "old farts" clinging to country's ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    Cowboy Diaries 2013: Will Lowe, Three-Time World Champion

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • News

    January 3, 2013

    The Battle Against the Keystone Pipeline

    Environmentalists and landowners battle to stop the Keystone XL pipeline and its load of crude from flowing across Texas rivers and aquifers.

  • 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 >>

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    March 26, 2012

    Aerosmith & Cheap Trick Rock Toyota Center July 30

    This morning Aerosmith, the band that wouldn't die (or refuses to go away), announced a Houston stop on this summer's "Global Warming" tour at Toyota Center Monday, July 30. Taking a break from the casino/state-fair circuit, Illinois power-pop heroes Cheap Trick open. Aerosmith is still be rumored ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Cowboy Diaries: Brittany Pozzi -- Raises Hot Fillies in Victoria

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Cowboy Douglas Duncan Returns Home This Weekend for PBR Event

    Alvin native Douglas Duncan owning "Back Bender" in 2011.​Before Douglas Duncan started stockpiling top 5 and top 10 finishes on the Professional Bull Riding circuit, the 24-year-old cowboy was riding sheep in Alvin. Duncan -- who grew up on a small ranch on Sandpoint/County Road 812 (his gra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Houston One Of Top 20 Environmentally Green Cities In North America, Somehow

    Not top 10 material yet​A new study of environmental practices in major cities in North America finds Houston ranked 16th, which is not that bad considering, you know, our air. The study, sponsored by the Siemens Corporation, used 31 criteria involving air, water supply, recycling and all th ... More >>

  • Music

    February 25, 2010
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    December 7, 2009

    Houston: From Moron Metropolis to Genius City In Two Short Months

    ​Two months ago, the Daily Beast ranked all American cities according to their estimation of each place's municipal IQ.They measured how many residents had bachelor's and graduate degrees, nonfiction book sales, the ration of institutions of higher education, and political engagement, as measured ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Houston's Best (And Possibly Only) Olympic Luger Makes A Comeback

    Photo courtesy Ruben Gonzalez​Ruben Gonzalez, a three-time Olympic luger, had already come out of retirement twice. It didn't take much to inspire him to do it again. Last year was the 20th anniversary of his first Olympics, the 1988 Calgary games. Which got him thinking: What if he could do it o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Being A Fan In Houston Basically Sucks, ESPN Reports

    Photo by Bukowsky18ESPN has put together another one of its Best Fan Experience lists, where they rank ballparks, arenas and stadiums for atmosphere, convenience, team success, and other highly arbitrary and pseudo-scientific categories.Houston doesn't come out too well.The top three are the L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Tonight: Women at Rudyard's

    Women Women Allegedly recorded on boomboxes, gathering in garage pop, tape loops, lo-fi folk and chiming math-rock, the eponymous debut from Calgary quartet Women is an unpredictable and untotalizable mess. Casual listeners drawn in by minor blog hit "Black Rice" will find ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Life On The Rodeo Road: "The Steer Stopped And Run A Horn Through My Face"

    Photo by Paul KnightName: Lee GravesAge: 37Hometown: Calgary, AlbertaEvent: Steer WrestlingI got into rodeo because I was raised around horses my whole life. I got involved with some neighbors who roped and stuff, and that's about it. I was playing a lot of hockey at the time, and I was probably lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    W's First Post-Presidental Speech Is In The Houston Of Canada

    Photo by RockiesGeorge W. Bush's office has announced his first public appearance since January 20, and it's in the place most people consider to be the Houston of the North -- Calgary.Calgary, and the surrounding province of Alberta, is oil land and politically conservative. Lots of oil execs shutt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Ten Other Instances of "Sloppy Seconds"

    Sean Avery of the NHL's Dallas Stars was suspended for an indefinite period by the NHL on Tuesday for comments he made in Calgary on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters, he made a comment about several players dating his "sloppy seconds." And I know most of you in Houston would rather talk high school fo ... More >>

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    November 4, 2008
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    November 30, 2007
  • Music

    March 8, 2007

    Shout Out Out Out Out

    Shout Out Out Out Out perform Tuesday, March 13, at The Mink, 3718 Main, 713-522-9985. 120 Days, Foreign Islands also perform.

  • News

    January 1, 2004

    Harvard and the Boogeyman

    Will it be the Aeros' brawler or brainiac who gets to the NHL?

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2003

    The Jizz Age

    X-rated starlets bust through the fourth wall

  • Dining

    May 9, 2002

    Berry Busy

    From pushcart to continental franchise, Berryhill's Hot Tamales is moving on up

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    Choking on the Pit?

    Houston Symphony musicians rate the conductors who dare to replace Eschenbach on the podium

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Swordplay? No Way!

    When it comes to Renaissance weaponry, John Clements is deadly serious

  • News

    October 14, 1999
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    September 9, 1999
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    August 12, 1999
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    December 24, 1998
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    December 10, 1998
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    November 5, 1998
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    October 23, 1997

    After the Crash

    When victims' rights advocate Pam Lychner and her daughters died on TWA Flight 800, her husband knew what he had to do: Find justice for Pam.

  • News

    August 1, 1996

    Among Friends

    Buster Brown's financial disclosure includes an interesting omission -- and addition

  • Culture

    July 4, 1996
  • Music

    June 20, 1996

    Prankster Punk

    Chixdiggit make a mockery of everyone -- including themselves