So your cat just slashed your prized Australian aborigine drum set. Or maybe that cute as a button kitten you got just a few weeks ago took out the wall paper in your den. No problem: just have your cat declawed and all that goes away. You'll never have to worry about home destruction or battling wi ... More >>
Craig Malisow of the Houston Press has been named a third-party defendant in a lawsuit that pits Swamplot against former homeowners' association president Mark Thuesen and vice versa. On August 27, 2012, Laurence Albert, a co-founder of the real estate blog Swamplot, filed a malicious prosecution l ... More >>
Before marching to Discovery Green Saturday, the Occupy Houston folks occupying a sliver of Tranquility Park performed a brief play about how corporate greed blows, but it's all good 'cause capital-D-Democracy will come back to kick ass. Written and directed by Caleb Travis, "Who Killed Democracy? ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>
10 Sex toys as weapons
Readers can't wait to try Yummy Stinky
See end of article for instructions from outdated meme sloth.The Guardian is getting a lot of praise for having the guts to expose News of the World for illegal and unethical wiretapping. But guess who doesn't get the notoriety or the praise they deserve -- the employees in the city Health De ... More >>
Residents take sides on bar noise issue.
"There are few places as depressing as an illegal game room on a sunny Tuesday afternoon," writes our Craig Malisow in this week's feature story, "Game On." But these grim places have popped up all over town, skirting laws that can be violated with only a slap on the wrist in return. Maliso ... More >>
Both sides weigh in on Glenbrook Valley vote
Photo illustrations by Monica FuentesScream louder; the clown says your parents will never hear you.Last week, assistant music editor Craig Hlavaty amused the entire office by forwarding a link to Filmdrunk's recent post, "Ideas for Movie-Themed Food Trucks." On the front page was the Photosh ... More >>
Readers respond to "Betting Their Lives."
Now taking bets on how long the Frida Kahlo theme will last.As my two friends and I scanned the long menu at La Casa de Frida (4002 N. Main, 713-880-1564) last Wednesday evening, we found ourselves bewildered. "Why is there a random Italian section on here?" my friend Hala asked. "Yeah, I d ... More >>
Think your food predilections are a little weird? Local author Steve Wiley has your penchant for peanut butter and banana sandwiches beat with his new book, Are You Gonna Eat That?!: A Collection of Crazy Culinary Concoctions. According to Wiley, the book was a long time coming: The idea an ... More >>
Some kids put themselves on YouTubeMedia outlets are reporting that a California teen who died entangled in a Bowfflex exercise machine had been playing "the choking game."In the two years since we reported in-depth on the crazy, dangerous, potentially heartbreaking phenomenon the is the choking ... More >>
Plus: Band of (Jonas) Brothers
Whether you just got out of prison, a nasty case of swine flu had you bedridden for weeks, or you just plain don't like your family that much, there are a million reasons many folks wait until the last minute to go Christmas shopping. And really, who wants to truck over to Wal-Mart and risk a trampl ... More >>
The Savoy (1616 Main St.), one of the half dozen or so derelict high- and midrises in southwestern downtown, is to be imploded tomorrow next Friday in an emergency demolition, according to HPD public affairs officer Victor Senties. The building was found to be structurally unsound and must come d ... More >>
Did we underestimate the popularity of Gustavo Arellano's column?
Readers respond to ill-defined proposed legislation.
There's always someone offended over something these days
The Mag Racket
The Baby Business
Great moments in HouStoned history
Press staffer wins first place in regional contest
The Houston Press and two of its writers are named finalists in a regional journalism contest
Not everyone was celebrating Juneteenth in Harris County
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