It might be all that BBQ, the late-night bar hopping, or the fact it just makes more sense to drive wherever you have to go (we really wish we had the adventurous spirit of you daily bicycle riders), but Houston recently ranked not too far from the bottom of the American Fitness Index. The report ... More >>
Despite the fact that it guarantees them a one year salary that is the average of the top five salaries at their position, generally speaking, NFL players do not like to get hit with the "franchise tag" when they reach free agency. More often than not, the franchise tag is a place holder for the tw ... More >>
Well, any chance of pulling out of my season long tailspin in the post season appears to be out the window. In excruciating fashion, the first weekend of the NFL postseason continued to bully me like Richie Incognito, jamming my head in the gambling restroom toilet and swirly-ing me into the poor h ... More >>
With SXSW underway in Austin, Super Happy Fun Land is keeping Houston ears satisfied with its Overflow Festival 2013, a two-week lineup of up-and-coming music acts from all over the world. Below is a complete list of the rest of this week's performers. TUESDAY, MARCH 12 Ash Reiter: The San Franci ... More >>
Today local indie-rockers The Tontons finally released their clip for "Golden" onto the world, with the clip written and directed by Tom Adams and the band's own Tom Nguyen at War'Hous off Main. In addition to premiering the video, they also announced new tour dates into early November, including ... More >>
From cash-hungry strippers to protesters dressed as vaginas.
A Dickinson woman and two other people have been charge with running a $27 million "Black Market Peso Exchange" money-laundering scheme, federal prosecutors announced today. Sarah Combs, 48, appeared in court here today; Willie Whitehurst, 44, of Houston will be arraigned next week and Enrique Mor ... More >>
At this point in the season, it's more about effort than execution. We're all rusty, even the media. Hell, Saturday night alone one local sports anchor mistook Keshawn Martin being the rookie wide receiver who was suspended last year instead of DeVier Posey (tweets deleted), the Houston Chronicle ... More >>
Midtown "grille" offers something for everyone.
Houston rapper Marcus Manchild and his label partners at AMG (Authentik Music Group), Wodie, George, Chad and Nate, just finished traveling the country as part of the Smoker's Club Tour, headlined by Method Man, Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T. The Smoker's Club tour was at Warehouse Live November 11 (read ... More >>
Kimberly Vaughn, a former Washington Redskins cheerleader who married a Navy SEAL who died in Afghanistan this summer, was visiting the Houston area this weekend before flying back home to DC. Somewhere along the way, she lost her husband's wedding band, which he had given her t owear while he was ... More >>
Rice U video No city in America grew more in population in the last decade than Houston, a Rice study said today. And if you don't believe it, they put out the slick video above to erase any doubt. Houston added 1,231,393 residents between 2000 and 2012, the study of census figures said; the next ... More >>
I am not an NFL Draft expert. How's that for unbridled confidence? Right out of the shoot, in a live blog for the NFL Draft, a host of a sports talk show is admitting that he's not an expert at something sports related, let alone the thing at which he's about to live blog. If you're looking for l ... More >>
Andrew Luck pursues his architecture degreeAs quarterback/head coach combinations go at the collegiate level, few have ever been as logical a fit and maximized that synergy like Houston's own Andrew Luck and Jim Harbaugh at Stanford in 2011. The head coach who on pure guts nearly willed th ... More >>
OTOH, maybe the fix isn't inAs hard as it might be to believe, every Super Bowl since 1996 has been fixed. No, not fixed by gamblers or players trying to throw the game. But instead fixed by the NFL. Sure it sounds a bit far-fetched, but that's the allegation made by Brian Tuohy in his book, The ... More >>
Photos by Kendra BerglundSaturday's "Superstar Soul Search" finalists wait to find out who will advance to the semifinals."The talent here was so strong, I couldn't decide on one (contestant) to pick," Andre Harrell said. "So I decided with the other judges to pick three." According to the p ... More >>
Friday, while Rocks Off was enjoying a blissful if soggy day off, Lilith Fair canceled the final ten dates of this year's summer resurrection, including all three scheduled Texas stops. The news was hardly shocking: One headliner, Norah Jones, had already bailed, and The New York Times report ... More >>
America, you will soon be free of this (we assume) terroristEver-vigilant of illegal aliens taking over our state and country, Hair Balls jumped at the chance to look into the case of Anne-Kathrine Ubberud, a Norwegian citizen who will have to leave Houston Wednesday, after 17 years in the U.S.Ub ... More >>
Photos by Andrew KarnavasASCAP's Music Row headquarters Rocks Off mentioned in Tuesday's installment of Magnolia City Mixtape that Runaway Sun lead singer Andrew Karnavas and Monica Danna, the band's publicist, are keeping track of their travels on Twitter as they make their way from New York Cit ... More >>
(I want you all to watch in amazement while I introduce you to the literary technique known as the "shplegue". This stands for "shameless plug that turns into a segue." Watch and learn...)I'm not sure how many of you have seen the web-based tragicomedy Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, but this co ... More >>
Stages presents the funny side of the culture war in Southern Rapture
Stages Theatre, still basking in the success of its Grey Gardens production, has announced its 2009-10 season lineup.There are a bunch of productions that are "regional premieres" but, it must be said, nothing as headline-grabbing as the musical about the Beale sisters.But it's a solid series of pro ... More >>
Although, as we said below, economists aren't generally predicting great things for Houston in 2009, there is a ray of light: It's still cheaper to live here than other big cities.In a report released yesterday detailing how the middle class is abandoning New York City, the Center for an Urban Futur ... More >>
Just like US News & World Report's college rankings are eagerly awaited by schools, Outreach magazine's Top 100 list of churches is the place to be if you're a hustling megachurch pastor. The results are in -- not from Outreach itself, which charges for the info, but from a Christian Post news repo ... More >>
A long line of people say they've been stiffed by Rolando Dumagan and company.
Stringin' up horrifying honky-tonk
Calvin Richardson steeps deeper in the neo-soul stew on his second album
Is there a Houston Press Music Award jinx?
Spike Lee's gloriously unpolished concert film focuses on the yuks -- to our great amusement
Fireflies are dissapearing from the night sky
Jim Lauderdale is a living lesson in how to profit from Nashville's fringes
Attorney John O'quinn says his big-business enemies are out to do him in. But the real source of his troubles may be closer to home.
Hootie gets big while keeping its eyes on the small stuff