Brady Corbit explains how a nice gut became Simon Killer.
As Puerto Rico is battered by a wave of drugs and brazen murders, Houston and other continental U.S. cities feel the blowback.
We've known for some time that the American Constitution, that yellowed document containing all our inalienable and God-given rights, was a special slip of parchment. The first of its kind, we've been told. The example. The lodestar. The exceptional. But recent research, publicized last week in Blo ... More >>
When there was still an Amazon Grill on Gessner near Westheimer, I ate lunch there -- on average -- once a week. It was an easy choice to please a pack of picky co-workers, as it offered everything from fun South American food to "diet" food (gross, guys) and hamburgers. It had fried plantains just ... More >>
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 >>
Down a man for almost the entire second half, the Houston Dynamo held on to an important 1-1 road draw against Honduran side Deportivo Olimpia. The Dynamo and Olimpia remain tied atop of the CONCACAF Champions League Group 3 standings with 4 points apiece. It didn't take long for the home team to g ... More >>
With so few storms impacting the U.S. last season and with one of the worst droughts in recorded history gripping our region, it would be tempting to think that last year was a down year in hurricane production. In fact, it was quite the opposite. In 2011, the Atlantic produced 19 named storms incl ... More >>
A nationwide sweep of convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and "egregious" immigration violators resulted in almost 100 arrests out of the Houston field office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE took in 3,100 people nationwide in its six-day "Cross Check" operation, with 74 com ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresSantana, Michael Franti & Spearhead Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 10, 2011 Timeless. Classic. Legend. OG - all classifications that tend to be distributed loosely in the music industry these days. Yet for Carlos Santana, the skinny Mexican kid who played at ... More >>
High pressure is like the Heat Miser but not claymation.Polite elevator conversation usually includes something like, "How about that weather, huh?" Lately, that conversation might be more along the lines of, "Holy shit, I went outside and thought I was going to die!" Normally, summers in Hou ... More >>
Photos by Annelia WililamsEugene MoodyRocks Off woke up to Lady Gaga on Good Morning America this morning. It looked like she was having a little trouble with her zipline. The reason Rocks Off woke up to Lady Gaga on Good Morning America this morning, instead of Channel 13's Eyewitness News ... More >>
Houston punk vets Anarchitex still full of piss and vinegar.
Believe it or not, this guy's not actually running the Houston AstrosAstros Manager Brad Mills traveled to Panama last week to meet with his left fielder/first baseman/slacker Carlos Lee. The trip was billed as a bonding mission. And while there's nothing wrong with a manager an ... More >>
Dear Mr. Santa...Dear Mr. Claus: I know it is Christmas Eve, and maybe I'm a bit late with sending this little note to you, but I'm sure that with this newfangled internets thing you'll get it in time. I'm also aware that I might have been a bit naughty, and that I've made a few people an ... More >>
A tradition unlike any otherThe Mexican military leader of the investigation into the disappearance of David Michael Hartley has been beheaded, according to Texas state representative Aaron Pena and Zapata County sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez.A spokesman in the Tamaulipas state prosecutor's office c ... More >>
An around-the-world guide to the foods of Planet Houston
A too-small dining scene gets a welcome addition.
Life is a breeze when you're Carlos LeeDear Carlos: I hope your travels are going much smoother this week than last week. I'm guessing the pilot of the Astros' team charter doesn't have any issues with an expiring pilot's license, so getting from Pittsburgh to Chicago and then eventually back h ... More >>
This ball is shaped funnyThe world's biggest sporting event might be coming to a stadium near you, that is, if you want it here more than everyone else. A reception was held at City Hall Thursday to announce that Houston is holding the top spot in the bidding to host the FIFA World Cup in 2 ... More >>
Photo by athomsonThe hot dog section at an H-E-BYesterday, we recounted the top five grocery store closings that had a significant impact on the Houston supermarket scene during the past 10 years. But for as much as we may (or may not) miss AppleTree or Albertson's, we've had some much better grocer ... More >>
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Heading into work this morning, we noticed two guys walking down Milam who we assumed were either crazy American or regular German tourists.They looked like twins and were dressed identically, each sporting a frame backpack with a bedroll attached to the top. We didn't think much of it, until the ... More >>
Are Mexicans racist?
Gary Webb's reporting on CIA ties to cocaine destroyed his life, too
Artists take on corporations and the government in "Thought Crimes"
Central American early-bird specials
Has Amerigo's been resting on its "best restaurant in The Woodlands" laurels too long?
Avenida Paulista Churrascaria should please carnivores and vegetarians alike
The International Fest casts light on one of the world's most underrated musical nations
The Hot Breads franchise serves unique pastries to a worldwide audience
Guatemalas Pollo Campero has American fast-food franchises running scared
Joe Strummer, a titan of the Clash
The TAKS field test results were so gawd-awful they may become a catalyst for good
Hispanics search for the origins of their unique faith that fuses Jewish tradition with the celebration of Christ
Arms dealer-turned-gadfly Al Johnson thinks everyone's out to get him. He's right
An apartment complex loses the battle against guano
New York Pizzeria bakes up a pie that's the stuff of dreams
Lynn Randolph brings a touch of reality to the Medical Center
Out with the old, in with the new, and don't forget to duck!
The hometown entry in the Richmond brewpub battle fights with good food
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