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    May 21, 2014

    Naked Dallas Man Jumps In Car, Chokes Female Driver (VIDEO)

    It could happen to any of us, I suppose. You're driving along on a pleasant Friday afternoon in May. The work week is through, you've got the sun roof open, and you're jamming the latest tunes that the young people enjoy, not a care in the world. Birds are singing, life is good. And then in a blin ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2012
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    August 7, 2012

    Top 5 Musical Tributes to Doctor Who on YouTube

    The new season of the indescribably awesome Doctor Who returns this month, with another year of the Eleventh Doctor, the departure of Amy and Rory, the return of the Daleks, a new companion and dinosaurs. With the 50th anniversary of the show looming, rumors abound about surprises to come, including ... More >>

  • Music

    July 26, 2012
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    June 7, 2012

    Comment of the Day: Dallas Socialite's Child-Porn Stash

    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 or afternoon from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Cover Story: Wanna See A Vinyl Record Get Pressed Before Your Eyes?

    This week's Houston Press cover story, "Playing For Keeps," dives into the world of vinyl records, with interviews with local collectors and shop owners who are helping keep the medium alive in the Bayou City. Research for this cover story took me as far north as Dallas, where I visited with A&R Rec ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 20, 2011
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    May 4, 2011

    Comment of the Day: My Sweet Lord, George Harrison Liked What?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    When Houston vs. Dallas Didn't Mean Texans vs. Cowboys

    ​Our sister blog in Dallas, Unfair Park, got pointed to the latest installment of Uni Watch, the blog by Paul Lukas, who has long obsessed over old sports uniforms. It dealt mostly with the old Dallas Texans of the AFL, but did feature the above program for a Dallas-Houston game. Another one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Sneak Peek at Blue Fish (No, the Other Blue Fish)

    ​I have to wonder if, when Dallas-based Blue Fish set its sights on Houston, they realized that there was already two restaurants here with the same name. Not just any restaurants, but fellow sushi restaurants -- and fairly popular ones at that. Confusion is bound to play out for the rest of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    John Wiley Price: Why Can't Harris County Commissioners Court Meetings Be Like This?

    John Wiley Price is a legendary Dallas pol, a county commissioner who lives to stir up the shit. His latest escapade has become a YouTube hit, as he dismisses critics at a commissioners court meeting by noting that they were "all white." And, apparently, one of them was fat. Here's the take from o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Super Bowl XLV -- At Least It Was A Good Game

    This means sonething different when Ben Roethlisberger does it​Okay, so now we can put the whole Brett Favre/Aaron Rodgers thing to bed, right? While Aaron Rodgers still has a ton of work to do to build the overall resume of the Ol' Dongslinger, yesterday's win over the Steelers, and just as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011 Full Of Lousy Listings, Lawsuit Claims

    Beware of these listings, a lawsuit says​A suit in Dallas federal court claims online dating site rips off subscribers by filling its listings with expired accounts and scammers and gives dudes an exaggerated perception of how many women are available. "Match falsely advertis[ed] th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Google Book Gizmo: Who's Been Mentioned More In Books, Dallas Or Houston?

    So many phrases to compare​Google has a new gizmo that lets you compare how often two words have shown up among the 500 billion words contained in its database of centuries of books. Like, say, how often "Rolling Stones" are mentioned, as opposed to "Beatles." Or, say, "fisting" vs. "kissing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Blue Corn Chip

    ​I love blue corn tortilla chips. I admit, I like them better than yellow corn, at least when it comes to buying for home--perhaps because hot and greasy restaurant chips are so hard to replicate at home, and they're almost always of the yellow corn variety--so I keep the realms separate, not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Dirty & Nasty Breaks Down Erykah Badu's "Window Seat" Video... The Naked One

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducingliston@ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    Big Blaze Hits Dallas' Lower Greenville Strip

    Photo by Jim Schutze​The Lower Greenville Avenue portion of Dallas is one of the city's more enjoyable areas (Caveat: We haven't been there in a while; maybe it's become Douchebag/Yuppie Central.) (And yes, we know the response to that is "Well, it is in Dallas.") A four-alarm fire engulfed a chu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Sampler Plate: This Week In Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Hungry In Houston: A newcomer to the local food blog scene, this husband-and-wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    The Agony of the Cobnoggins

    ​Overconsumption of roasted corn, or elote con crema, is believed to be responsible for a disformity of the cranium known as cornhead. The condition, which is mainly confined to the cornbelt state of Nebraska, can also cause delusions that lead the afflicted to believe they can beat the Texas ... More >>

  • Music

    November 26, 2009

    Red Blooded Fans

    Win or lose, the mood is always congenial in U of H watering hole The Den.

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Coma White: A Sampling of Songs About the JFK Assassination

    Craig HlavatyDealey Plaza in downtown Dallas​ Warning: Some of these videos contain very graphic images. Anyone who knows Rocks Off, even in passing, knows of his fierce JFK assassination obsession. The theories, the scientific data, the literature and the various opinions shooting through the Int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Houston Companies Don't Do Too Badly In Survey Of Gay-Friendly Workplaces

    ​The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has issued its latest rankings of how businesses treat their gay and lesbian employees, and things look a little better than last year.The report gave 305 businesses a top score of 100 this year; that's an increase from last year's 260. Eleven of the top 20 Fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Dear Sir: Your Criticism Of The Texans Proves You Are A Male Homosexual

    ​Our cover story this week is on the Houston Texans, and their seemingly unquenchable urge to toy with the hearts of local football fans. Alas, we could not bring ourselves to feel optimistic about the coming season, and presented a history of the team to demonstrate why. Instead, according to o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Macon Greyson Pushes Strings, Strings Push Back

    Starr Hayward​ Macon Greyson, the Dallas band our sister paper up north loved to ignore until it landed a song in The Wrestler, has just emerged from the studio with a four-song EP titled This Machine Kills Hypocrisy. Unlike last year's Twentieth Century Accidents, the new tracks are a return to w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    The British Isles: Texas Haggis

    Photo by Robb Walsh​In photos, canned haggis looks alarmingly like dog food. It is traditionally eaten as part of a full Scottish breakfast or as an entrée on a bed of mashed rutabagas and potatoes, which go by the cutesy names of "neeps and tatties" in Scotland. I bought a can of Caledonian ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Must-Do Dallas

    ​So maybe, like Texas Traveler, you're exiled to Dallas for a business conference, or an extra-long layover at DFW airport, or relocated for work and have no idea how to pass the time. Well, Texas Traveler has a few ideas, some off the beaten path, and some right smack square in the middle of it.6 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    The Cop Who Hassled Ryan Moats Speaks Out, Softly

    We've heard from Texans running back Ryan Moats on his experience with the Dallas cop who hassled him as he was trying to reach his dying mother-in-law, and now we've heard from the cop.KTVT in Dallas got an exclusive interview with Robert Powell.It starts off with a question that makes you wince an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Two Men Jump Out of the Way as Shards of Glass Rain Down From Houston Office Building

    Just after 1 p.m. as the lunch crowd was making its way out of downtown restaurants and back to their office cubicles, the general peace was disturbed by one of those true OMG moments.The wind was gusting pretty high when two guys sort of ran sideways on the sidewalk and glass from an office window ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Envy, You're Up

    Best In Texas music magazine can breathe a sigh of relief this month. We've found a new publication of supreme arrogance and ineptitude to ponder and dissect. Other than pedophiles, no group of people pisses Lonesome Onry & Mean off more than Elitist Pricks. Dallas is full of them -- not that Hous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    State Reps Finally Get A Luxurious Members Lounge Worthy Of Them

    Sure, the economy is tanking, the state is facing a big deficit, government agencies will likely be asked to slash their budgets -- but at least the Texas House of Representatives has got a nice new lounge.State officials unveiled the new members-only lounge to the media today, and Associated Press ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    Texas' Mess Of A Democratic Primary System May Be Changing

    The Democratic Party of Texas caught some grief this year for its strange method of choosing delegates to the national convention, an odd and confusing hybrid of a primary and a caucus. The system ended up favoring urban, liberal parts of the state this year -- Hillary Clinton won the popular v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008
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    October 22, 2008

    High-Tech Look At Ike Devastation

    Thanks to Eric Berger at the Chron, we found this stunning bit of technology -- an interactive panorama shot of Bolivar Island put together by the Dallas firm Hawkeye Media. The map takes a while to load, and you have to blunder your way through navigating it (if you're as non-computer-savvy as we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    Houston Pavilions Almost Ready For its Close-Up

    There are some strange new lights piercing the night downtown near where Dallas intersects with Fannin and San Jacinto. They're the "sky rings" that are to be a signature of the new Houston Pavilions development, which will begin opening next Thursday. The lights were supposed to be unveiled in a ... More >>

  • Music

    September 18, 2008
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    September 15, 2008
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    September 10, 2008
  • Calendar

    May 29, 2008

    “Immigrant Entrepreneurs”

    Paul Greenberg explores the double lives of American Dream Achievers

  • Calendar

    December 20, 2007

    Rock Box hosts The Party

    DJs Sober and Select offer up at least one reason Dallas doesn’t suck

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2007
  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    The Valentines

    The Valentines perform Saturday, May 19, at Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, 713-521-0521.

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2007
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    January 25, 2007
  • News

    May 11, 2006

    School's Out

    Dallas outshines Houston when one magazine rates education

  • Music

    April 6, 2006

    The Tits Are All Right

    Our queer Nightfly agent gets in a little over his head

  • Music

    July 14, 2005

    Cruiserweight, with the Letters Organize, My Epiphany and Blackout Pact

    Sunday, July 17, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-863-1875.

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Music

    August 5, 2004

    Old 97's

    Drag It Up (New West)

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Way to Break In to the Big Time

    Strake Jesuit joining the UIL

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Adult Videos

    Friendly Mart

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