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Cathy Matusow

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    March 7, 2011

    The Eating Our Words Burger Bracket: Call for Judges

    Illustration by Monica FuentesOur Burger Bracket mascot. Think of him as our Uncle Sam.​Do you love eating burgers? Do you love judging things? Do you have the time and stomach capacity to do both over the next couple of weeks? Then we want you! The first annual Eating Our Words Burger Bra ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    The Buffet of Despair: Inspired by Are You Gonna Eat That?!

    ​Think your food predilections are a little weird? Local author Steve Wiley has your penchant for peanut butter and banana sandwiches beat with his new book, Are You Gonna Eat That?!: A Collection of Crazy Culinary Concoctions. According to Wiley, the book was a long time coming: The idea an ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Why Your Hostess Hates You

    Photo by alykat​Sometimes a lack of civility on the part of the patron -- yes, you -- will ruin an entire dining experience. For you, your dining party and sometimes even the entire restaurant. Inspired by a series run on our sister papers in Phoenix and Seattle, we're starting our own weekly ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Write for Eating Our Words

    Nonsequiturlass​Calling all chefs, home cooks, restaurant scenesters, Food Network watchers, taco truck aficionados, Bellaire explorers, farmers' market crawlers, people lamenting the departure of Robb Walsh and everyone in between. Think you know what Eating Our Words needs? Like to write? He ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    The Most Scholarly Jonas Brothers Reviewer Ever

    Allen Matusow is in the midst of a distinguished career -- he's the director of academic affairs at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy; he's written such tomes as Nixon's Economy: Boom, Busts, Dollars and Votes and The Unraveling of America: A History of Liberalism in the 1960s; and he's been ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009

    The Schools Of Houston Are (Allegedly) Filled With Ghosts

    If you're looking for a little Hump Day time waster, we suggest strangeusa.com, which lists haunted locales across the country. Houston has a bunch of them.Many on the site are ones we've heard before - the Spaghetti Warehouse, La Carafe, the old Jeff Davis Hospital, various cemeteries - which are a ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    Isabella Court

    When I first heard the Chronicle was doing a story on the building I live in, Isabella Court, I thought, "Oh great, is rent going up now?"Yesterday, after the story appeared, I was accosted by a nice family on my way to run an errand. "We read about this place in the Chronicle," the mom told me as I ... More >>

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    December 10, 2008

    Bottom Falls Out Of The Stolen-Copper-Wire Market

    Hey, here's a positive effect of the recession - the market for copper wire is way down, which means there's now less of an incentive to steal it.Mark Edelheit, president of Greater Texas Metal Recycling Co., Inc., tells Hair Balls he used to pay $2 to $3 per pound for No. 1 copper, but now he's pay ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    No Recession In The Chronicle's Holiday Gift Guide

    The Houston Chronicle has come out with a Holiday Gift Guide, and so has the Houston Press. We at the Press pointed out to readers that "the luxury industry has taken a hit just like the rest of the economy, which is good news for you." We suggested "a silver charm bracelet or even diamond earrings" ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008

    Book Review: Smart Cookies' Investment Guide

    On the one hand, the timing couldn’t be better for The Smart Cookies’ Guide to Making More Dough: How Five Young Women Got Smart, Formed a Money Group, and Took Control of Their Finances, which came out this week. Don’t we all want to be smart about money, now more than ever? On the other han ... More >>

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    September 23, 2008

    All The Traffic Problems Solved!

    Harris County Judge Ed Emmett has announced how he's going to tackle the massive traffic headaches caused by Ike. HOV lanes will be open, and cops will staff major intersections to keep cars flowing faster than the herky-jerky four-way stop system. So what took so long? "The real answer, they wer ... More >>

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    September 9, 2008

    Art Cars Are Shocking -- To The Folks At Ripley's

    Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Prepare to be Shocked! came out last month. And it’s filled with, yeah, shocking things – a Jesus-like smudge of driveway sealant selling for $1,500, a man trying to spend a fake million-dollar bill, a Russian man stealing an entire bridge, a blind Belgian police un ... More >>

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    June 30, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Houston Pride Parade

    This isn't even the half of it. This year, at least for my group of Pride-goers, the parade was all about the swag. It started coming even before we left the house. A friend lives on Kipling near Woodhead, in the neighborhood where all the floats are set up, and we sat on his porch watching all the ... More >>

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    November 1, 2007

    Does Texas Have Too Many Reports?

    The New York Times reports that a new report shows that Texas state agencies issue too many reports. The State Library and Archives Commission came to this conclusion after an 18-month study. Why does this whole thing conjure an image of a snake eating its own tail? The commission did make suggest ... More >>

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    October 19, 2007

    Sing for the Cure, Sing for Life, Sing for Breasts

    The Houston Press cares about breasts, and not just the enormous bazangas in our ads (not to discount said bazangas, which, of course, pay all our salaries). The paper is sponsoring Sing for the Cure, featuring the Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston and the Bayou City Women’s Chorus singing songs based ... More >>

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    September 26, 2007

    This Just In: Tattoos Make You Look Like a Bad Ass

    Good news for folks who, in the late ’90s, got drunk, got sentimental, and, along with their best friend (and much of the population), got tattooed with one of those silly Chinese symbols and really have no idea what said symbol means, but are marked with it – such a sign of the times! – on th ... More >>

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    September 20, 2007

    Alicia Silverstone Naked! Now That We've Got Your Attention...

    The folks over at the Chronicle might be suffering from a case of blue balls today. Yesterday, the paper breathlessly reported, “Actress Alicia Silverstone's latest role is that of a glisteningly vegetarian Venus, emerging unclothed from a swimming pool to promote People for the Ethical Treatment ... More >>

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    August 8, 2007

    Tales from Transit

    In towns with real public transportation, people are used to interacting with the crazies on a daily basis. In Houston, not so much. Most of us keep our windows rolled up and the AC on. But I happen to live on the Main Street rail line, and today I took it to work. The train was pretty crowded. I ... More >>

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    July 11, 2007

    Our Sister City

    Back in May, Rich Connelly had this to say about a BayouSphere photo of one of those great big concrete ball-thingies in the Galleria area: Daniel Kramer “Things you never want to hear a supervisor say: ‘Hey, you -- go grab a broom and clean those balls.’ It obviously takes a big broom t ... More >>

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    July 10, 2007

    O RLY?

    Back in January 2005, Press writer Mosi Secret wrote about the Houston chapter of the Pink Pistols, a group of “concealed-pistol-toting, Second Amendment-defending sexual minorities who don't take mess from criminals, haters or legislators trying to take their guns.” Bill O’Reilly falls unde ... More >>

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    July 10, 2007

    Nooner

    Press art critic Kelly Klaasmeyer called Katrina Moorhead’s Moon Huge and Low and Does Not Leave “impressive and magical.” Said to look like an illuminated piece of polar ice, the thing is made with basic materials you could find at Home Depot. Tomorrow at noon, Moorhead will be at the Blaffer ... More >>

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    June 29, 2007

    Desperate Dreams

    In Kim Addonizio’s My Dreams Out in the Street, every character has his poison. Protagonist Rita prefers vodka and cranberry; her missing husband Jimmy likes beer; private investigator Gary usually drinks Jack; and his miserable wife Annie swills Chardonnay. Smack, coke and weed figure in, too. I ... More >>

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    September 11, 2003

    Art Partners

    Microcinema International and Infernal Bridegroom Productions hook up

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    September 4, 2003

    Multimedia Marathon

    Downtown Stomp Around kicks off the visual arts season

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    August 28, 2003

    Name Game

    Peach Biscuit, a.k.a. Punkin' from Pluto, speaks her words

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    August 28, 2003

    Fishing Trip

    Bring your shrimps to the gulf

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    August 28, 2003

    Can I Get a Witnes?

    DJ Witnes hosts a new hip-hop show on KPFT

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    July 17, 2003

    Family Circus

    The Greatest Show on Earth stops in H-town

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    June 12, 2003

    Don't Mock Us

    A book that's impossible to read

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    June 5, 2003

    Crash Course on Cuba

    A one-night film fest at the Shrine bookstore

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    May 29, 2003

    Break Out the Beads

    A Chicago sing-along kicks off the Gay and Lesbian Film Fest

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    May 22, 2003

    Surf-fering

    Lifeguards prove their worth in Galveston

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    May 22, 2003

    Doggy Style

    A poodle and a rottweiler tie the knot

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    May 15, 2003

    Leatherface to Picasso

    UT's Harry Ransom Center has it all

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    May 8, 2003

    Take Off Your Bra

    It's probably the wrong size, anyway

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    May 1, 2003

    Get Some Action

    You won't be bored at this art opening

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    May 1, 2003

    One Million Dollars? You Bet

    Sam Houston Race Park hosts its own Kentucky Derby

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    April 24, 2003
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    April 17, 2003

    Egg Beaters

    The hunt is on

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    April 17, 2003

    Short Stuff

    Seize your three minutes of fame

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    April 3, 2003

    Learn a Lot from a Dummy

    Ventriloquist Jonathan Geffner visits the JCC

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    March 27, 2003

    On the Surf's Side

    Party and protect our beaches

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    March 27, 2003
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    March 27, 2003

    Living Large

    A trendy clothing line for plus-size girls

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    March 20, 2003

    Save the Dome

    Teaching kids to keep their heads

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    March 20, 2003

    Fight Club

    Houston badasses pummel each other

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    March 13, 2003

    Just a Gigolo

    One princess isn't enough for Disney's lady-killer

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    March 13, 2003

    Dreaming of Bigger Things

    One woman's quest for breasts

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    March 6, 2003

    Fly South By Southwest

    And crash the party

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    March 6, 2003

    The World According to GYBE!

    It's all wrong, all right?

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