Dean Martin

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Pre-Theater Dining at Damian's: Spaghetti & Meatballs and Complimentary Shuttle Service

    Going to the theater district should be an occasion. Maybe you have tickets to the Houston Grand Opera or the Houston Ballet. Maybe you're getting dressed up to see the Houston Symphony's new music director, Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Occasions like these make for a perfect date night -- especially if ... More >>

  • Film

    August 7, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    The Hates Pen a Uniquely Punk Ode to Houston

    They still talk 'bout West Fest all way to Katy Cruising down by Numbers weekends in the '80s I'm not talking 'bout New York, London, Paris or Rome The greatest city in the world is Houston home sweet home It's been a very productive year for Houston's own The Hates. Just months after receiving Peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    The Texas 30: Willie Nelson's Best Albums of the Past 30 Years

    Willie Nelson's Across the Borderline is one of the albums that made it onto our Texas 30 list of the best 30 Texas albums of the past 30 years, which runs later today. We promise that you will dig it, and hate it, which is how it's supposed to be. Rewind: The Texas 30: The Third Runners-Up, Al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2012

    RIP Gene Thomas: Swamp-Pop Singer of "Sometimes" Passes Away at 74

    Gene Thomas, the Texas singer and songwriter whose 1961 swamp-pop hit "Sometimes" was recorded at Houston's Gold Star Studios (later SugarHill), and was later covered by Doug Sahm, passed away Sunday morning. Houston musician Buzzy Smith announced Thomas' death on his Facebook page. The Palestine n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Denise Vivaldo Talks Food Styling, Sandra Lee and Tips for Better Food Photos

    Denise Vivaldo is scooping fluffy spoonfuls of mashed potatoes atop a mountain of cotton balls. She tamps them down a bit with the edge of her spoon, securing them to the cotton mound underneath, then smiles and moves on to her next task: using a pair of tweezers to apply pieces of parsley so small, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Bartender Chat: Mike Marquez of Big Star Bar

    ​If you haven't been to Big Star Bar but think that Mike Marquez looks familiar, it may be from one of his previous gigs in Houston. A California native, Mike has been in Houston off and on for about 20 years, working in establishments such as Emo's, the Vatican, and Griff's. In fact, he's b ... More >>

  • Music

    April 7, 2011

    Son of a Preacher Man

    Paul Thorn's life is straight out of a Southern Gothic fairy tale.

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Joey Harris & the Mentals

    ​From the first bars of ripping blaster "Little Boy," Joey Harris and his Mentals explode like Elvis's heart after a fried banana sandwich. The Mentals don't even bother with a title for this one. It's clear from the Rolling-Stones-in-a-barroom stomp of the opening track that the ethic and spirit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    Marty Stuart's American Odyssey Does Houston

    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 >>

  • Film

    March 27, 2008

    Skinny Is the New Fat in Run Fat Boy Run

    Simon Pegg may not have the ideal physique to play hefty, but he's a good fit

  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Music Deaths

    The Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter returns

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007
  • News

    April 19, 2007

    Mail Call

    Special Clay Aiken Edition

  • Home Entertainment

    April 12, 2007

    God of War II

    enters the pantheon of classic games

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    Ten of the Bayou City's best short music films

  • News

    January 12, 2006

    Roller Grrrls

    They're tough, fast and back on track

  • Music

    August 26, 2004
  • Music

    January 29, 2004

    Scoring the Super Bowl

    NFL Films' music may be stirring, but these songs tell the real story of the big games

  • Culture

    January 2, 2003

    Deen's List

    Femininity, pharmaceuticals, fashion -- Georganne Deen puts the '60s South on canvas

  • Music

    February 14, 2002

    Subterranean Astrodome Blues

    Bob Dylan drops the mask and comes to town with his happiest album in years

  • Music

    January 17, 2002

    Brother, Can You Spare the Time?

    Charlie and Bruce Robison's tour will be fun, as long as they don't kill each other

  • Music

    June 14, 2001

    World Class?

    Houston can't join the ranks of other cities until it has an anthem of its own

  • Music

    August 26, 1999

    The Real Diva

    Nancy Wilson returns from jazz-pop limbo

  • News

    April 29, 1999

    Border Bound

    Is Elton Bomer the bully who's needed to help colonias -- or just another political grandstander?

  • Music

    May 21, 1998

    The Voice, The Spark, The Image

    Sinatra's genius looms lively and large over multiple media

  • Music

    June 12, 1997

    Heavy on the Lite

    Ultra Lounge puts on paper a simple truth: Easy listening ain't easy

  • Music

    February 29, 1996

    Master of the Universe

    From presidents to pop stars, Merle Haggard has a song for everyone

  • Calendar

    February 1, 1996
  • Calendar

    January 4, 1996
  • Music

    March 23, 1995