• Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    Houston Bartenders Have Some Great Drinks Lined Up For Your Fall and Winter ... Cheers!

    For much of the country, fall begins with the first cold front of the season, usually in September. There's a chill in the air, the leaves begin to change color, and everyone starts looking forward to Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. In Houston, we know it's fall when Starbucks rolls out th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Last Night: Kenny Chesney at Reliant Stadium

    Kenny Chesney Reliant Stadium March 12, 2013 My heart was stolen by a cowboy last night, and I don't want it back. I, along with nearly 70,000 other spectators, rolled into Reliant Stadium for yet another RodeoHouston concert -- only this time it was Kenny Chesney. It was great to be at a show th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Locavores, Meet Invasivores: Cooking and Eating Invasive Lionfish at Haven

    Invasive species are nothing new. Neither is eating them, as anyone who's eaten Cambodian water spinach -- much of it grown here in Houston -- will tell you. But bringing in water spinach from Cambodia and growing it for profit (despite its status over here as a noxious weed) is entirely different ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Disney Cruises Coming to Galveston (Instead of Bayport)

    M-I-C -- See you real soon....​Good news if you're the type of person who enjoys a Disney cruise, and may God have mercy on your tortured soul if you do: Galveston is one of the new ports of call. Disney announced today that beginning in September 2012, a dozen seven-night cruises each year w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Won't You Let Me Take You On A/Sea Cruise

    ​If I was ever planning on taking a cruise again (and I'm not), I'd have serious doubts about buying tickets on any Carnival ship: Thousands of passengers on a towed cruise ship will disembark in San Diego, California, Thursday with their own tales from a three-day ordeal that left them witho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Falcon Lake: Case Closed? Five Remaining Oddities In A Very Weird Case

    One more thing, ma'am....​After the murder and decapitation of one of their own, Mexican investigators are calling off the search for David Hartley's body, temporarily at least.So, is it case closed? Is STRATFOR's theory -- that Hartley was gunned down by Zeta thugs who believed he was a scout for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    The Agony of the Ecstasy

    ​The Carnival cruise ship Ecstasy, based out of Galveston, was in the news again today: Cruise ship guests recalled Thursday their wild ride when the captain of the Carnival Ecstasy made an emergency maneuver to avoid an adrift buoy, causing the ship to list to one side. Guests and equipment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: The Pogues' "Fairytale of New York" and the Tragic Ballad of Kirsty MacColl

    Lonesome, Onry and Mean has never hidden our distaste for Christmas music. So if we were ever called on to choose our favorite Christmas song, the Pogues' "Fairytale of New York" would win hands down. We can still remember the day - we were still Pogues virgins - when the lyrics, waffling between a ... More >>

  • Music

    May 4, 2006

    Just Say No Más

    In which we examine Cancuntry music

  • News

    December 25, 2003

    Masters and Commanders

    A cruise is a great way to take a break — as long as you're not belowdecks

  • News

    November 15, 2001

    Access Denied

    Once the handicapped come aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines, they may never leave -- no matter how badly they want to

  • News

    July 15, 1999

    Conspiracy Theory

    Arms dealer-turned-gadfly Al Johnson thinks everyone's out to get him. He's right

  • News

    October 16, 1997

    Trauma Mama

    Leandra Vilardi works at the city's busiest emergency room. She only wishes it were busier.

  • Calendar

    May 22, 1997
  • News

    February 29, 1996

    Escargot A Go-Go

    Gene Weaver always had a big idea. Selling snail dreams was to have been his last hurrah.