Lots of food and lots of fans.
While some kids sulked at the sight of an oatmeal cookie in their lunchbox, I rejoiced. I love the chewiness that oats add to a cookie, and can't get enough of it. Oatmeal cookies are comforting, sweet and simply a joy to eat. Brown sugar and butter hold together the flour and tender oats to create ... More >>
The saying goes that he who forgets the past is doomed to repeat it. And with the Texans supposedly on the verge of hiring Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien, it's more than evident that Bob McNair has wiped the past from his mind. O'Brien is the current IT boy of the coaching world. A Bill Belichi ... More >>
In case this week's restaurant review wasn't enough to get you in to try Cove for the first time, maybe the subtle threat of danger will be more convincing. The cockle you see above is called a blood clam. It's very rare for these to show up Houston, as importing the blood clams from Southeast Asia ... More >>
She's never lived here, but Shemekia Copeland is Houston blues royalty all the same. Her late father Johnny Clyde Copeland was one of the guitar princes of the Third Ward scene from the '50s to the mid-'70s, lighting up clubs like Shady's Playhouse alongside Albert Collins, Joe "Guitar" Hughes, John ... More >>
I was first introduced to the Illegal Wiretaps when they graced the electronic pages of my What's in a Name? feature. I didn't know how really to describe them then, and I still don't really know now. Electronica is a safe term, as is experimental. Nonetheless, these are by definition vague genres ... More >>
It's hard to find a band that reps Miles Davis in the same breath as much as they do Led Zeppelin, but Lionize are that band. Recording in Jamaica with Steel Pulse's Sidney Mills, supporting beardos like Kylesa, Clutch, and cKy? Yes, that's Lionize for you. Opening for Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster ... More >>
As Houston Press's resident goth, back-cracker, and hydroponist, we remain the expert on all things dark and spooky. Also, as a writer we can assure you that we know a thing or three about drinking. They say that the answer isn't in the bottom of a bottle, but we have a sneaking suspicion that that ... More >>
I have confessed my lack of kitchen skills to you guys on several occasions, but my one true kitchen talent is baking. I love to bake breads and muffins and cookies, and with the arrival of the holiday season I have already been hard at work testing new recipes. So my baking antennae went up when I ... More >>
Megan Thompson Lovoi for The New York TimesOf course it has genuine hardwood floorsSwamplot points us to a New York Times article that would make any normal person either cry for America or just throw in the towel on humanity. Kristi Schiller of River Oaks loves to talk about how much chari ... More >>
The Farrellys fulfill their raunch and goo quotients.
Robb WalshJim Gossen and oysterman Tracy Woody checking oyster leases in Galveston Bay.At the Southern Foodways Alliance annual symposium this week, Brett Anderson of the New Orleans Times-Picayune moderated a panel discussion on "The Gulf and the Spill." Panelists were former Houston Press ... More >>
Hilary Swank reverses Conviction.
Photos by Mark BritainVampire Weekend, Beach House Verizon Wireless Theater October 7, 2010 It's hard to quantify a show featuring two of the darlingest indie darlings the indie-darling machine has ever invented back-to-back in a non-festival setting. These events don't happen often, because ... More >>
See artifacts from a storied pirate ship
If your regular food selections are leaving you feeling less than thin and sexy in this unrelenting heat, you're not the only one. Summer months generally mean less clothing which in turn means more exposed skin which means we better actually give some thought to what we're putting in our mou ... More >>
Photo by FoxartsBlatantly drinking in the park can be considered taboo and tacky. Additionally, most parks have a no glass bottles rule, so taking anything in besides beer is generally a no-no. Most of us have attempted to skirt this pesky restriction by bringing our own pre-mixed booze with ... More >>
Galleria danceteria Blvd 610 brings gymnastic contortions and a lively — if uniform — crowd.
In the Name of Love
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Hip-hop ladies' night
The Pendulum Theatre Company has fun with the 70s
Clark's gets a feminine spin with Ladies' Night
At Bocados' lesbian night, the hooptie-driving Nightfly learns the true value of a fly ride
Dining ethics are more clouded when a giant lobster is involved
Y2Krazy. Why would anyone intentionally fly on January 1, 2000? Read on.
Too sweet tears turn Message into mush
Can public opinion preserve what a preservation ordinance can't? Or: Follow the bouncing wrecking ball