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  • Calendar

    December 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Shemekia Copeland's Blues Journey: "It Changed Who I Am"

    Blues chanteuse Shemekia Copeland may have never actually lived in Houston, but as the daughter of legendary Bayou City bluesman Johnny "Clyde" Copeland (1937-1997), she heard a lot about it growing up. "My daddy was from Houston, and Texans love being from Texas!" she laughs. "So it's a wonderful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Wine for Jews: Just Because It's Kosher Doesn't Mean It Has to Be Bad

    It's that time a year again: Like their brethren across the nation, Jewish Houstonians will make their way to their local supermarkets for last-minute kosher wine shopping. And like most Jewish Americans, they will find themselves ill-prepared in selecting the wines, partly because for most of them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Boston Bombing: Former New England Patriot Joe Andruzzi Was Rescuing People Yesterday

    As is tradition on the third Monday every April, thousands of Bostonians and Boston visitors took the day off to celebrate Patriot's Day. On paper, Patriot's Day serves as a tribute to the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first two battles of the Revolutionary War, but above and beyond that t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook: Inspired Recipes for Hard-to-Inspire Cooks (That's Me)

    Molly Dunn really needs to stop writing about cookbooks, because I'm going broke and gaining weight. That goes for you, too, Patrice Shuttlesworth! I was browsing the shelves at Brazos Bookstore less than two weeks ago, and mentioned to manager Jeremy Ellis how much I had enjoyed the cookbook Plen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Lubbock County Judge Tom Head: 5 Factors To Consider As You Protect Your Homeland From Obama's UN Invasion

    As you might have heard, Lubbock County Judge Tom Head has taken the bold, possibly insane stand that if President Obama is re-elected, a civil war will arise in the land and Panhandle pols will need a 1.7-cent tax increase to bolster their defenses against a United Nations invasion. Head made the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Lubbock County Judge Tom Head: Raise My Salary, Or Face Wrath of Obama's UN Minions UPDATED: with Judge Head's "Clarification"

    Panhandle politicos. Just when you think they can't get any crazier, they keep talking. Case in point: Lubbock County judge Tom Head. On Monday night, flanked by Lubbock County Commissioner Mark Heinrich, Head went on Lubbock's FOX TV affiliate and warned the flatlanders of the dire consequences of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Mail Dump: Janis, Little Richard, dBs, Donovan, Etc.

    The mailbox has been truly kind the past several weeks. Sure, there are still piles of useless dreck to wade through/past/over. But those all get to go to the big box in the dark closet and await the apocalypse. But there are standouts and surprises almost daily. Let's begin with three important re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Beer Bandwagoneering Ain't So Bad: Kulmbacher Brauerei's EKU 28

    I make some "discoveries" all on my own, stumbling on a great bottle through some combination of a passable knowledge of styles and breweries, interesting bottle design and dumb luck. Most of the time, though, I rely on a sophisticated intelligence network of forward scouts, market analysts and "Non ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    The Funky Chicken: Good Stuff in the Mailbox

    Yeah, it's like that.​Once again our mailbox has filled to overflowing with CDs (and zip files). The desk looks like a Three Mile Island nuclear meltdown of jewel cases, and the entire room is littered with (largely unread) piles of hype-and-tout. And while much of what comes over the transom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Sweet, Sweet Manischewitz

    Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch. Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way. In return, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Manischewitz, a Kiddush Cup Full of Memories

    It had been years since I'd tasted Manischewitz Concord Grape Wine: Last week, at my cousins's Rosh Hashanah celebration, we passed around a kiddush cup of Manischewitz and said the traditional blessing as we welcomed the Jewish New Year. When we sat down for our luncheon of Russian-style braised b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Loreal Bronte Castro, 17, Bayou Body Count No. 263

    Teen killed in southeast side drive-by​A drive-by shooting after a Halloween party on the southeast side left a 17-year-old woman dead early Saturday morning, Houston police said.Loreal Bronte Castro, 17, was sitting in the back of a pickup truck with friends in the 8200 block of Concord when a ca ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 6, 2009

    Big, Loud & Live! 6

    Web exclusive!

  • Music

    June 25, 2009

    Soul Power

    Houston throwback singer Leela James does it again.

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Listening Room: What's Been Tickling Our Earholes Lately

    As Rocks Off has noted in our periodic Mail Call entries, even though the tide of promo CDs has been greatly reduced by the digital revolution - Rocks Off can count on one finger (the middle one) the times he's actually used the streaming/download email link publicists are ever more fond of these da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    120 HISD Schools To Open Tuesday -- UPDATED

    The Houston school district has announced that 120 schools will be open for students on Tuesday. Other schools will be added Thursday, officials said. Some other schools might need generators or portable buildings. No school was damaged so severely that massive repairs are needed, officials said. ... More >>

  • Music

    May 22, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 15, 2007

    Sir Lancelot Waves Goodbye, and His Private Parts

    If you’re a Monty Python fan, or enjoy farting in peoples’ general direction, you’re no doubt aware that Spamalot is closing its run in Houston this week. We thought it would be cool to catch up with Patrick Heusinger, who plays the enviable roles of Sir Lancelot, Tim the Enchanter, the Knight ... More >>

  • Music

    February 8, 2007

    Boney James

    Boney James performs Sunday, February 11, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas Avenue, 713-230-1600.

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Hot Shows

    Summertime concerts that will leave you sweating

  • News

    December 26, 2002

    Year of the Yao Woo

    The crazy times in 2002 Kmart raids, Olympian losses, stadium mania and more - now make sense. Houston was just mining Ming.

  • Dining

    August 30, 2001

    Getting Stomped

    Texas boasts the soil, the climate and the grapes for a strong wine industry. So what stands in its way? Bad taste and politicians.

  • Dining

    April 19, 2001

    Dumb Waiters

    Ignorance, thy name is waitstaff

  • Music

    January 11, 2001

    Shelf Life

    Long after Britney Oops her way to obscurity, these releases will continue to sing

  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    World Jazz

    Highlights from the Houston International Jazz Festival

  • Music

    September 9, 1999


    Flutist Christina Jennings poised to shine