Early yesterday afternoon, celebrity chef, author and TV star Anthony Bourdain popped into social news mega-site Reddit to do an informal Q&A session -- or AMA (Ask Me Anything in Reddit Speak) -- with the site's users. AMAs have fast become a popular tool for celebrities, newsmakers and even politi ... More >>
Back in 1985, Dan Rather and CBS News apparently referred to Houston as the "foreclosure capital of America." It was the mid-80s and Houston was suffering the after effects of an oil bust, a massive drop in the cost of oil that crippled the city's economy. In many ways, we have that time to thank fo ... More >>
Getting into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame is a big deal when you consider the company includes Wolfman Jack and George Carlin among others. One local dee jay, Colonel St. James of 93.7 the Arrow, is among them. He has been on air since the 1970s and has worked at just about every rock and roll stati ... More >>
News brought to you by THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BOW EVERLocal media Mike McGuff has made a YouTube discovery that should make happy anyone who grew up in Houston in the `70s and early `80s -- a compilation of old news clips and ads. There are some famous faces: Dan Rather, Jessica Savitch, a very ... More >>
Billy Gibbons and other Houstonians share their favorite Astros memories.
"Prominent" takes on new meaning
You probably don't realize it, but the Houston school district's website has a page dedicated to prominent alumni, listed by high school.Unfortunately, many of the "prominent" alumni are politicians, especially current and former HISD board members. Any definition of "prominent" that includes HISD b ... More >>
When I first moved to Houston eight years ago, I found myself asking several questions: Is it legal to make freeways this wide? Is this furniture salesman for real and is he actually going to save me money? Oh my God, what the Hell is slime in the ice machine and why the Hell is that older man in ... More >>
Marty Stuart is definitely one of the more interesting also-rans of Travis Tritt-era popular country. He only had a couple of real hits - "Hillbilly Rock" and "Little Things" both reached No. 8 in 1990 - but he's got a great pedigree. He was married to one of the Carter daughters, and was a good pal ... More >>
Okay, so this really, really has nothing to do with Houston — except maybe for the Dan Rather connection — but, hey, it's almost the weekend... -- Keith Plocek
You can't tell Natalie Maines to Shut Up & Sing
USA Decon "This headband totally covers my bald spot." The drive to Beaumont took more than an hour, and I thought about death the entire time. These weren't your run-of-the-mill musings on mortality (although that would've been very alliterative of me). I was on the way to meet the guys of USA ... More >>
Who knew HPD gave away free heroin shots?
The Chron gets scooped on Bush -- by one of its own
Mrs. Farnsworth recalls her Yale years -- and a fling with George W.
Gibby Haynes and His Problem (Surf Dog)
The Innkeeper is the best country venue in town. Too bad it's 50 miles away.
Plagiarythm Nation (Creations/Seeland)
Plus: Peacemakers, Crying for Space
What's the name of a reality TV show that's not always real? Cheaters.
Jim Maxfield's Tanglewood Pharmacy is home to the autographs of the rich and famous
Unlike the UK, Houston resists the urge to commit plagiarhythm
The Dixie Chicks and other musicians are fighting for their rights -- and a bigger check
Between optimism and despair, there's comic (and author) Richard Lewis
Europe has a problem with diseased cattle. Should Texans be wary?
SHSU stirred the higher-ed circles. Now the excitement has turned to exodus.
And other signs that Texas Monthly's brain trust doesn't have a neuron left
It's the Queen of Talk versus the Meat Men, and outside the courtroom, master media manipulator Winfrey is already the clear winner.
In the early 1960s, Eldrewey Stearns was a powerful force for integration in a segregated society. Then he forgot his way, and history forgot him. Until, that is, he met writer Thomas R. Cole.
Dolly McKenna is the GOP candidate for the 25th District. But will Republicans vote for her?
Dan Morales' showboating witch-hunt against "bogus" doctors is indeed an "incredible story." Incredibly lame.
The MFA's focus on Frank Freed tells us a lot about the art world, but not much about art
Obsessed with a 30-year-old murder, JFK assassinologists go to court to silence one another