Houston's 10 Best Patios
Think that tai sushi you're eating is red snapper? It's far more likely to be tilapia, says Oceana, a Washington D.C.-based ocean conservancy organization. This isn't a new concern, of course. Former Houston Press food critic Robb Walsh wrote a scathing expose of the issue back in 2001, "Fish Fraud, ... More >>
harleyslist.blogspot.comJohn Lennon and Yoko Ono in a happy pose in front of their home (and future site of Lennon's assassination).Celebrity homes will always be a source of fascination, offering a glimpse at the intimate, private side of those who live their lives in the public eye. And it' ... More >>
"There are rules for policemen. I mean, critics."While looking for ways to avoid writing about Charlie Sheen again researching topics for today's column, I found myself going through Roger Ebert's web site over at the Chicago Sun-Times. Christ, but that guy writes a lot. He was fairly prolif ... More >>
Allegedly living with a secret for 23 years.When George Riffle walked out onto the driveway of his modest home in suburban Chicago the morning of March 9, he got a rude surprise: U.S. Marshals and local police were waiting for him. They said they knew his name wasn't really George Riffle, and ... More >>
"Like, what is your problem?" Jason NocitoHell hath no fury like a spurned musician, but a critic's vengeance doesn't lag far behind. This week in the Houston Press, you can read an interview Noah Bailey at our sister paper the Dallas Observer did with Dr. Dog's Scott McMicken, who says he h ... More >>
The cast includes Ida Lupino, John Travolta, William Shatner and Ernest Borgnine
City is ready for another honky-tonk close-up.
The A.D. Players go on a road trip
In a highly competitive 2009 field, Governor Rick Perry is the biggest gobbler of them all.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston brings back one of those movies people who arent film buffs consider classic.
Today's Chicago Sun-Times includes an article about the Houston Rodeo Barbecue Cook-Off with a sidebar on Houston barbecue joints--it mentions Pizzatola's, Thelma's, Goode Company and Gerardo's. I was happy to help out reporter Lori Rackl with a few tips about where to find different styles of Texas ... More >>
It was the year 2000 and I was a young hungry reporter in Chicago covering a young hungry state legislator
Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more
Ever see a wealthy white geezer in a ridiculous cowboy hat jerk off another wealthy white geezer in a ridiculous cowboy hat? Sounds Kinky, right? Well, it was. On Sunday, Kinky Friedman gave his old friend Don Imus a tug-job in the New York Post, rating him with other “individuals who were summ ... More >>
It's easy to forget the Houston Chronicle is a newspaper — that is, a paper that delivers news. On March 21 the Chronicle blanketed its front page with a report on Tom DeLay's fiery new memoir — five days after Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak broke the story. (Credit Wonkette ... More >>
Houston has a national rep for taking down buildings. So why are these eyesores still standing?
The New York Times misses the point in its attack on "rockism"
Charm trumps evidence with accused pedophile R. Kelly
If you chuck your bra at OK Go, don't expect to get it back
How many times can the Chronicle write the "How to be a Texan" story?
The Chron doesn't deliver, and brags about it
The wasted life of Texas filmmaker Eagle Pennell
Barrymore's light Never Been Kissed surpasses Liman