Chicago Sun-Times

  • Film

    April 11, 2013
  • Dining

    March 7, 2013

    Sitting Pretty

    Houston's 10 Best Patios

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Fraudulent Fish: 50 Percent of Seafood Sold in Texas Mislabeled, New Oceana Study Reports

    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 >>

  • Music

    October 18, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Purple, Possessed & Pervy: Rock's Top 10 Houses

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Condition Critical

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    "George Riffle": East Texas Man Arrested Near Chicago for 1988 Rape of a Pre-Teen Girl

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Top Five Musician/Journalist Feuds

    "Like, what is your problem?" Jason Nocito​Hell 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 >>

  • Calendar

    September 30, 2010

    The Devil’s Rain

    The cast includes Ida Lupino, John Travolta, William Shatner and Ernest Borgnine

  • Music

    August 5, 2010

    Died and Gone to Houston

    City is ready for another honky-tonk close-up.

  • Calendar

    July 1, 2010

    Leaving Iowa

    The A.D. Players go on a road trip

  • News

    November 26, 2009

    Turkeys of the Year

    In a highly competitive 2009 field, Governor Rick Perry is the biggest gobbler of them all.

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2008

    Saturday Night Fever

    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston brings back one of those movies people who aren’t film buffs consider classic.

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    What They're Saying About Texas Q in Chicago

    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 >>

  • News

    February 28, 2008

    Barack Obama and Me

    It was the year 2000 and I was a young hungry reporter in Chicago covering a young hungry state legislator

  • Music

    February 14, 2008
  • News

    December 27, 2007

    The Year In Film

    Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more

  • News

    April 26, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 17, 2007

    Cowboys Are Frequently, Not-So-Secretly Fond of Each Other

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2007

    The Houston Chronicle DeLayed

    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 >>

  • News

    February 15, 2007

    This Blows!

    Houston has a national rep for taking down buildings. So why are these eyesores still standing?

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Feelings, Nothing But Feelings

    The New York Times misses the point in its attack on "rockism"

  • Music

    October 23, 2003

    O.J. All Over Again

    Charm trumps evidence with accused pedophile R. Kelly

  • Music

    July 25, 2002

    C-Cup Kids

    If you chuck your bra at OK Go, don't expect to get it back

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Golden Oldies

    How many times can the Chronicle write the "How to be a Texan" story?

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    Too Close to Call

    The Chron doesn't deliver, and brags about it

  • News

    October 14, 1999

    Fade to Black

    The wasted life of Texas filmmaker Eagle Pennell

  • Film

    April 15, 1999

    True Drew's Delight and an Edgy Go

    Barrymore's light Never Been Kissed surpasses Liman

  • News

    April 1, 1999
  • News

    October 29, 1998