• Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    The Summer Slaughter Tour at House of Blues, 7/27/2013

    Summer Slaughter Tour feat. Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Cattle Decapitation, etc. House of Blues July 27, 2013 There's something incongruous about raw, dirty metal and hardcore punk taking place at a venue like House of Blues, a corporate, suit-and-tie restaurant/bar that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    How Awkward is Using MiO* in Public?

    *Or any artificially flavored liquid beverage enhancer. I appreciate that many people prefer a little flavor in their water. As an adolescent girl in the 1990's, I was quite smitten with Crystal Light and infused my water bottles for softball with their potent powders. I've since kicked my Crystal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Five More Wacky Tour Riders (We Totally Didn't Make Up)

    ​In case you haven't seen it yet, the Foo Fighters' rider for their upcoming tour (still no Houston show) in support of their fantastic album Wasting Light is the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best darn tour rider we've ever seen. It' ... More >>

  • News

    March 25, 2010

    Sharp-Dressed Fans

    Billy Gibbons and other Houstonians share their favorite Astros memories.

  • Dining

    August 14, 2008

    Houston Turns Back to Tap Water

    That stuff flowing from the faucet is safe, cheap and environmental

  • News

    July 20, 2006

    Dark Water

    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

  • News

    September 22, 2005


    Inside George Bush Intercontinental Airport lies a city populated by drivers who sleep all night in their cabs to keep their place in line

  • Music

    June 23, 2005

    Warped Minds

    A day at punk rock's biggest summer tour takes more than just stamina

  • News

    May 19, 2005

    Sugar Coated

    This Baylor medical "expert" cashed in on infomercials. Now he's showing how things go better with Coke.

  • News

    May 13, 2004

    Well-Dressed Rebels

    Revolt of the operagoing socialites

  • Music

    July 31, 2003

    Everything Old Is New Again

    What do punks the Dropkick Murphys have in common with soulful Norah Jones? More than you think.