• News

    March 31, 2011


    1560AM weaves pop culture, locker-room humor and irreverence into sports-talk radio.

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Idol Beat: I'm About To Have A Nervous Breakdown

    ​My head really hurts...sorry, after last night's shenanigans, I couldn't help breaking out the Black Flag. Have you ever had one of those really bad nightmares, the kind that is so horrifying it wakes you up multiple times during the night? And even though your subconscious is trying to offe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Super Bowl XLV Commercials: The 5 Best And 5 Worst

    Baby Darth Vader is soooooo cutesy-wootsey​From Audi to Groupon, yesterday's Super Bowl Commercials ran the gamut. There was less blatant sexism than previous years, and a lot more CGI, and a few commercials sure to have people talking either due to their shock value or outright offensiveness. ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 27, 2011

    Another Time

    Rosenberg soda fountain offers nostalgia to diners.

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Another Time Soda Fountain: Cheaper Than a Time Machine

    Photos by Troy Fields​Let's face it: The main appeal of Another Time Soda Fountain -- the subject of this week's cafe review -- isn't really the food. Sure, the burgers and chili dogs are good. But people are coming here in droves for two things: the desserts and the drinks. As the name would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Gummi Bear

    ​Not all gummi bears are created equal. Some people - including certain unnamed members of my family - do not seem to be aware of this, and blithely purchase generic gummi bears from supermarket bulk bins. While it's hard to get angry at someone who buys you candy, off-brand gummis have a cons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    The Shady Tavern Ice House's Fourth Annual Chili Cook-Off Competition

    Photos by Matthew DresdenServing up the winning recipe. ​What is the best way to prepare for an all-you-can-eat meal? There are two main schools of thought: eat as much as possible in the days before, to maximize the capacity of your stomach; or, eat as little as possible in the days before, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Reporting from the Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium: "Taco Trucks and Crepes Trailers: Modern Texas Foodways"

    Street food is picking up steam across the country, and Houston is no exception. During the Southern Foodways Alliance symposium last weekend, attendees were invited to view the exhibit "Taco Trucks and Crepes Trailers: Modern Texas Foodways" at the University of Mississippi's Gammill Gallery, runni ... More >>

  • Music

    January 14, 2010

    Looking for Trouble

    Jemina Pearl breaks free of Be Your Own Pet on Break It Up.

  • Music

    November 19, 2009

    No Pun Intended

    It's impossible not to play on words with Hearsay, downtown's newest bar.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Down Payment Blues: Musicians With Tax Trouble

    Finished that tax return yet? Not to worry: you've still got a few hours until midnight, and the post offices are open late. Over the years, these musicians have gotten in hot water with their countries' internal-revenue collectors as well... Bono Forever a proponent of all things charitable, Bono ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2009

    Spring Is Here at MAX's Wine Dive

    Colorful tattoos, handlebar mustache and calm but vivacious energy, Chef Michael dei Maggi holds court at MAX's Wine Dive like the king and the court jester all at once. As he excitedly delivers plates of food then recites the dishes and their ingredients like a giddy yet brilliant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Anti-Semitism Rears Its Ugly Head in Klein Independent School District?

    Jewish parents at Klein High School want to know what Terri Hall, the academic adviser to the student newspaper, was thinking when she allowed what some of them consider an anti-Semitic news article and editorial to be published in the January 30 edition of the Klein Bearchat.The banner story in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    "I Do Solemnly Swear": Five Best Swearing-In Scenes

    Our 44th (and first African-American) President will be sworn into office today, and we at Hair Balls felt the best way to honor such a solemn and historical occasion would be to show some examples of other great Americans swearing similar oaths.5. Jimmy Malone and Eliot Ness (The Untouchables) It' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Five Worst Hangovers In The Movies

    The holidays are upon us, and whether you're dealing with 8-hour layovers at O'Hare or sleeping on your aunt's rollout bed with the bar that lays right across your sacroiliac joint or "entertaining" your brother and his brood of monstrous offspring, chances are you're going to drink. A lot. To help ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Sugar Lump’s Fine BBQ Just Outside Lubbock

    “His mama called him Sugar Lump,” one of the customers at Sugar Lump’s Fine BBQ said pointing in the direction of the owner, Roosevelt Brooks, when I asked about the restaurant’s unusual name. Roosevelt Brooks shot me a dour look, just in case I was thinking about calling him Sugar Lump too. ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 5, 2008

    Bootlegging Dr Pepper

    The demand for sugar-sweetened Dublin Dr Pepper has never been higher — just ask the bootleggers

  • Dining

    January 19, 2006

    Colorado Bulldog

    The Doghouse Tavern

  • Dining

    August 8, 2002

    How Do You Take It?

    Our intrepid driving diner discovers the Bright & Early Coffee stand and why Houstonians like their brew weak

  • Dining

    October 25, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    El Tiempo's Cuba Libre

  • Dining

    September 27, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    Old Heidelberg's Special

  • Dining

    September 13, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    The Rhythm Room's Texas Tea

  • Dining

    April 26, 2001

    Folk Art on Bread

    Yes, we visited that Original New Orleans Po' Boy

  • Dining

    November 9, 2000

    Getting to the Soul of Houston

    Lunch with: Steve Wertheimer