Remember when it actually seemed halfway likely that the Texans could make the Super Bowl this season? Ha! Good times. After the team's collapse down the stretch, highlighted by a couple of humiliating losses to Tom Brady and pals, the only way Matt Schaub will be in the Superdome on this coming Sun ... More >>
The 10 best restaurants in the Upper Kirby district.
Good morning, sunshine. Did you have a long night? I hope not; it's only Thursday. Get ahold of yourself, man. Those long nights should be reserved for Friday and Saturday wee-small-hours-of-the-morning-type deals; mid-week debauchery is so 1990s. Regardless of when you're staying up super late (or ... More >>
Rock art legend Uncle Charlie will not be denied.
Both in and out of prison, Brian Culwell has spent his life selling people baubles, trinkets and jewels. Now he's buying your gold and silver.
Rocks Off likes to check in on Zachary Byron Helm and SORP Films from time to time just to see what the master of goth, industrial, and other dark music parodies is up to. Whether it's his masterpiece of mockery The League of Extraordinary Industrial Retards or peddling a rockabilly cereal we ... More >>
Brennan's has long been the cock of the walk in Houston.Although a good handful of Houston restaurants have been around at least as long as my grandparents, the general rule of thumb in this city is that restaurants live fast and die young. And although you rarely find postcards of current r ... More >>
Fade in on a darkened Bieber household living room. The porch light snaps on outside, and the door opens slowly and silently. JUSTIN BIEBER sneaks into the house in filthy clothes, carrying a baseball bat and glove. He silently shuts the door and starts walking, tracking mud inside the house. ... More >>
Inside the brutal world of America's kidnapping capital
Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. We'll incorporate the number five in there somewhere. Send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. â€‹ Ozone magazine, the preeminent name in Southern rap p ... More >>
Ten local sites that rock our world
Photo by Longhorn NationAs the whole world knows by now, popular Midtown Vietnamese Restaurant Mai's caught fire yesterday. This Houston institution is so popular, the fire has even gained national coverage outside of the culinary community, which is quite an amazing feat. So why do we mour ... More >>
In Houston, bicycling is known as a killer sport.
Two decades after the severed ear of Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino serves up Hitler's head on a plate.
Singer-songwriter Robert Ellis stands up for piping down.
Photos by Katharine Shilcutt Vaya con dios, Taco CabanaThe intersection of Montrose and Westheimer is nothing if not mutable. From being a sleepy residential neighborhood in the 1920s to the 40s to a run-down hangout for drug addicts and rough types in the 1970s and early 80s to a hav ... More >>
Most doctors say the Heimlich maneuver should not be used to save drowning victims. So why does UH professor John Hunsucker continue to teach it to lifeguards?
Swift & Company pitted employee against employee when it replaced injured workers with illegal immigrants
At Barbecue Inn, the 'cue is tasty, but the fried chicken rocks
Spencer's: dull decor and surprisingly good food
He left clues all over, but it still took investigators years to unmask the serial murderer in their midst
Dillard's may dominate advertising -- and be all but absent from news headlines
Ten people have been shot on the Richmond Strip since May. And this is where we want to send thousands of Super Bowl fans?
Third–generation activist Luchita Rodriguez and her friends find the missing rally bus — and a fresh, family-style fight against war in Iraq
Tim Allen drops another lump of coal down the chimney
A law leaves some sex offenders banned from their own attorneys' offices
Would the real Givral's Sandwich Shop please stand up?
Lynn's Steakhouse proves a few restaurants still serve up USDA Prime
"Big as Texas" show emphasizes the state's free-wheeling ideas about art
A talented escape artist and con man gets more prison time. Will he serve it?
The Harlem Globetrotters
A Bible-quoting con man finds easy pickings among those looking for a miracle or a windfall
Two street-corner businessmen have an up-close and personal encounter with Afis Olajuwon
Dear jaded consumer: These two Houston artists are now competing for your attention. They sell ads, they're making a vodka billboard, and their client list includes Budweiser and Target. They call it art, but what advertisers want to know is, will it work
Steven Russell can bluff his way out of anything -- even prison. so why can't he stay out of jail?
Gayland Randle was there the night Paul Broussard was murdered, but he never laid a hand on the victim. So why is Randle doing 15 years in prison?
Robert Rothbard wants to re-net America's basketball hoops
I learned many things when I accompanied a trio of bounty hunters to Mexico to fetch a fugitive drug suspect. Foremost among them: never leave your map at home...
At Original New Orleans Po-Boys, the treasures are Southern-fried
The Art Guys prove naturals at acting dumb
Performance "art" invades the ladies club. The regulars are not amused.
The Tonight show behind him, Branford Marsalis moves to "de-ghettoize" music
Did the U.S. government spend $2 million just to nail little guys like David Proctor?
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