Photographer Daniel Kramer returns to the scene of Houston's most recent tropical nightmare.
Five years ago today was the anniversary of Hurricane Ike. When it swept through Houston in 2008 - and was subsequently swept under the rug by national media thanks to a collapsing economy - it packed much more punch than anyone expected. A massive storm that, at one point, filled almost the entire ... More >>
Sure, fried dough and mutton-bustin' are entertaining. But there's nothing at Rodeo Houston quite so appealing as the hotties that Houston does best. Read on for some of the finer specimens we discovered over the past few weeks -- just so you know who really stole the show.
Looking for booze, babes and beach parties on Galveston Island
Photo By Daniel KramerHow much would you pay to be in front of all of those hands in the air?Very. Important. Person. For music fans those three words conjure up images of skipping out on standing in line, being at the side of the stage while the show takes place, and partying with the band ... More >>
Homeless in Houston share their most important objects.
Photo by Daniel Kramer Saturday night brought headlines from across the world for Houston, as we matter-of-factly elected Annise Parker as mayor, making us the largest U.S. city to be ruled by someone who can't get married to someone she's been living with for almost two decades.Click here for a ... More >>
Photos by Daniel KramerThis is about how we feel this morning.Attention budding music writers, assuming there are still a few of you left who think getting into shows for free is a fair trade for your health, well-being, a decent paycheck and reasonably normal social life: It's not. It's pretty m ... More >>
Photo by Daniel KramerThey were washing bikes and cars out at the Harley-Davidson dealership in Stafford, so naturally we sent a photographer. Imagine our surprise when we discovered it was a bikini car wash. We decided to shoot pictures anyway, and here's the slideshow.Then, to compound our bad ... More >>
Photo by Daniel KramerLast week, I found myself sitting in my car angling the a/c vents so they would shoot down my shorts. What can I say, it's effing hot. When it's this blazing and you don't have a pool, your outdoor options are few: (a) fill your trash can with ice and hop in like you jus ... More >>
Photo by Daniel KramerIf I may, let me try to describe the scene I witnessed when I walked into the Washington Ave. Drinkery (4115 Washington Ave., 713-426-3617) on a recent Friday night: A girl was doing some sort of rodeo cowboy move on the dance floor; there was double P.D.A. happening at the bar ... More >>
Photo by Daniel KramerWhen you start with one of my favorite drinks, the vodka martini, and you introduce a little creativity from a savvy bartender at my favorite restaurant in the city, Tony Mandola's Gulf Coast Kitchen (1962 W. Gray, 713-528-3474), the result is a can't-miss. The Italiantini, whi ... More >>
Photo by Daniel Kramer Still high-kickin' in her "Boots of Chinese Plastic" as she approaches 60 years old, Chrissie Hynde and her hired guns known as the Pretenders - including Plexiglas-shielded original drummer Martin Chambers - thrilled a sold-out House of Blues crowd Saturday night with ... More >>
In case you hadn't heard, some black guy got inaugurated today and he's now -- believe it or not -- your president.Crazy, we know.We sent photographer Daniel Kramer out to record the scene as Houstonians enjoyed the ceremony. Or, maybe, cried.-- Richard Connelly
This week's cover story is about Quanell X, a man who needs no introduction to most news-watching Houstonians but who may not be the man you think he is.Here he answers a few questions from photographer Daniel Kramer. See what he has to say about the biggest misconception about him, his greatest reg ... More >>
[A few stray shots of the (mostly) rabid crowd at last night's AC/DC orgy...] Photos by Daniel Kramer
From raw beginners with point-and-shoot cameras to more mature artists who will be exhibiting images at Houston Center for Photography, my fall class at the Glasscock School saw a wide range of experience. Over the course of eight weeks, through assignments and critiques, my students all gained a wi ... More >>
Reindeer, Carmen Miranda, Mrs. Claus and Santa himself flew into town yesterday, and Daniel Kramer got plenty of pics. - KP
After several days of coolness, the weather gods brought the heat yesterday. Great timing, considering half the city still doesn't have a/c. Here's what we were doing when we weren't sitting around and sweating. 9:30 p.m. at Avant Garden One way to tell things are slowly getting back to normal: ... More >>
Speaking of High Island, we've just loaded up some images from Craig Malisow and Daniel Kramer's trip there on Thursday. -- Keith Plocek
Photo by Daniel Kramer / Click here for a slideshow It’s probably safe to say that other than the communities on the Bolivar Peninsula, no places in Texas were ravaged worse by Hurricane Ike than the bayside Chambers County towns of Oak Island and Smith Point. In the case of Oak Island, as with ... More >>
Photos by Daniel Kramer This house in South Houston made it through Ike with just some power loss, only to catch fire yesterday afternoon. Neighbors at Ammons and 8th Street say no one was home as they rushed over to watch firefighters battle the blaze.
Click here for a slideshow from Daniel Kramer... Biologists at the Kemah Aquarium are breathing easier now that they’ve recovered a small gator named “Sweet Pea” that got loose during Ike. Not that this little gal could’ve hurt anyone, says biologist David Sanchez, but after saving all t ... More >>
Click here for a slideshow from Daniel Kramer... The street corner underneath the blue, arching sign welcoming visitors to Kemah is littered with debris washed out of people’s houses: light-switch covers, roof shingles and even a sandy, sticky clump of faded photographs of a family huddled around ... More >>
When the storm hit town in the early morn of Saturday, September 13, it flooded roads, snapped trees, prevented firefighters from saving a culinary landmark and shattered windows on a downtown skyscraper. Daniel Kramer got plenty of pics of the aftermath . - KP
After the jump, we present three videos, shot by Daniel Kramer, of the dwarf tossing (and bowling and dancing) event that went down this past weekend at All Stars Men's Club...
Click here for a slideshow... Ranging in age from their mid-20s to mid-60s, the students in my class at the Glasscock School brought a wide variety of expertise and equipment. Over the course of eight weeks and through a variety of assignments, they expanded their grasp of the language of photogra ... More >>
I hate these things. They say hatred is a negative emotion that stems from fear. They say you need to face your fear. I have looked my fear in the face and have emerged unscathed. Now get rid of these damn eyesores! -- Daniel Kramer
Daniel Kramer Lunch time customers at Zydeco Louisiana Diner got a treat today – Houston guitar great Little Joe Washington performed an impromptu acoustic set of Christmas tunes. ("Rudolph had a really, really, really shiny nose"). No word on if he'll be making a repeat appearance – Washingt ... More >>
Daniel Kramer Props to alt-weekly Willamette Week in Portland for spotlighting Devin the Dude in an item called "Notable Moments in Weed History," just before he sets out for Amsterdam to perform at the 20th annual Cannabis Cup festival. The H-Town rapper riffs on the film Reefer Madness, the 19 ... More >>
Back in May, Rich Connelly had this to say about a BayouSphere photo of one of those great big concrete ball-thingies in the Galleria area: Daniel Kramer “Things you never want to hear a supervisor say: ‘Hey, you -- go grab a broom and clean those balls.’ It obviously takes a big broom t ... More >>
Chicken fried steak lovers, this must be your week. And it isn’t just because the current Press features 25 choice locations for CFS. Daniel Kramer Nope, as an added bonus, we learn from the New York Times today that Houston’s own Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital boasts one of the nati ... More >>
Chicken fried steak lovers, this must be your week. And it isn't just because the current Press features 25 choice locations for CFS. Daniel Kramer Nope, as an added bonus, we learn from the New York Times today that Houston's own Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital boasts one of the nation's ... More >>
Our staff photographer Daniel Kramer saw this sign in Laredo Taqueria on Washington yesterday.
Photos by Daniel Kramer His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama gave two lectures yesterday at Rice University. This was his third appearance at Rice. Known for his sense of humor, he occasionally burst into laughter, reminding this reporter of another spiritual master: Yoda. But of cours ... More >>
As promised, here are some photos by Daniel Kramer of the action across for the Press building. Keep checking back for updates. Some shit's about to go down. -- Keith Plocek
Daniel Kramer Shepard Ross, general manager and wine guru at Glass Wall, offers up some of his teeth-staining favorites: $15 or less White 2005 Lo Brujo, Macabeo Calatayud, Spain "Fun, easy to drink, crisp, with hints of citrus and banana. Soft, round mouth feel, but still has some nice acidity ... More >>
Daniel Kramer Today marks the first day of our photography contest for Houston-area high school students. This month's theme is "animals," and if you submit one of the best photos, there could be a thousand bucks in it for you. Send all submissions to email@example.com, but be su ... More >>
Daniel Kramer The Houston Press is looking for the next Peter Parker, so we're having a little contest to showcase the area's best up-and-coming photographers. Every month for the next year, all Houston-area high school students are encouraged to send us three samples of their photojournalistic ... More >>
Daniel Kramer For much of its existence, Sports Illustrated magazine has dealt with its famed "cover jinx" -- players or teams featured on the cover one week often end up falling flat on their face the next. Does the Houston Press have the same evil mojo going? Ask Rice's baseball team. Tabb ... More >>
As promised, here are a couple of snaps from the reception for New Tang Dynasty Television's Chinese New Year Spectacular. -- Keith Plocek Daniel Kramer Xiaoling Zhang wearing an outfit from the Qing Dynasty.
A reporter, a photographer and canoeist Tom Helm paddle from the Galleria to Galveston Bay by canoe and kayak, finding beauty, danger and urban debris in equal measure