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  • Dining

    February 27, 2014

    The Inventive Frankfurters at Good Dog Houston Think Outside the Bun

    This food truck turned brick and mortar restaurant is best in show.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Former Fat Quarterback Jared Lorenzen Is Now Even Fatter (And Still Playing Quarterback!)

    I have great respect for people whose physical shape (shape meaning both "condition" as well as literally their shape -- oval, circle, pear, etc.) belies their athletic performance. For years, I've contended there should be a television show that takes all of the athletic or aesthetically active e ... More >>

  • News

    August 29, 2013

    Do The Twist(er): Local Musician Chases Storms For Fun and Profit.

    Hank Schyma doesn't come off as insane... until you see his videos.

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Watch Grown Men (Red Sox and Yankees) Scurry Like Children During a Clap of Thunder (w/ VIDEO)

    I am putting up this brief post and (in my opinion, hilarious) embedded video a bit cautiously this morning as, believe it or not, I've already been deemed "weather insensitive" by a few people on Twitter today. At about 6:00 a.m., I tweeted some comments about storm chasers and Darwinism, and a fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Rocks Off's Something Wicked Mini-Guide: Shadow Field

    Cooler temperatures? Check. Loud music? Check. Crazy outfits? Check. If my scientific calculations are correct, those three things are a recipe for a great fall day. And while the pubs will be crawling and the houses will be haunted the best place to get all three of those this weekend is going to b ... More >>

  • News

    April 12, 2012

    Fantasy Land

    A green amusement park was supposed to bring prosperity to New Caney, but so far, only a few have profited. And it still exists only on paper.

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Moonshining On The Rise in East Texas

    For the second time this month, East Texas cops have broken up a moonshining operation. The latest case took place near Tyler, in tiny New Chapel Hill. Smith County Constables seized two stills belonging to one man whom they have charged with a misdemeanor, with more charges possibly pending. Cops ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Texans, Saints and Tebow! This Weekend's NFL Playoff Best Bets

    PLAYOFFS?!?!!? Oh, yeah​So is Houston ready for some playoff football? How about we go through the Reliant Stadium checklist for Saturday's game with the Bengals to find out. Notifications to season ticket holders to be in their seats 30 minutes before kickoff? Check. Colored placards in sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Five Jobs Even Riskier Than Texans' QB, Such As Spinal Tap Drummer

    If you didn't read our Texans' game wrap -- and you should, it offers positive thoughts for the team's future this season -- you might not know that Matt Leinart, the backup quarterback playing his first game as a Texan because starter Matt Schaub had a season-ending injury, suffered his own season ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets

    Odd sare Brian Kelly won't look like this Satruday night​As I get ready to drop some more decidedly mediocre wagering knowledge on all of you this weekend, I have one quick thought to share with you on the opening weekend of the NFL season: This time last season, these were your starting quar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Pop Rocks: The Time Has Come, The Walrus Said, To Feed Hugh Hefner To Sharks

    Hef's gonna need a bigger boat.​As you may have heard, Shark Week kicks off Sunday on the Discovery Channel. The seven days of (decreasingly) informative marine documentaries and (increasingly) lurid reenactments of REAL LIFE ATTACKS and exposing DEADLY WATERS and what not provide a welcome br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Agedashi Tofu and Ladies' Drinks at Sushi King

    ​"You want me to make you another ladies' drink?" the bartender teased my boyfriend last night at Sushi King (3401 Kirby, 713-528-8998). His face reddened. He looked at the empty martini glass to his right -- which had recently held a peach and tequila combination garnished with a cherry and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Pop Rocks: A World Without Oprah

    So long, suckers.​The 25th and final season of The Oprah Winfrey Show kicked off yesterday with a John Travolta dance number, an appearance by Paul Simon (of "and Garfunkel" fame, not the deceased U.S. Senator), and an announcement that Oprah would take the 300 studio audience members in atten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    You've Been Kanyed: 16 Musicians Soon To Become Verbs

    Marco TorresEveryone was completely Gagaed when James Lee took several hostages at the Discovery Channel's headquarters earlier this week.​Some names become synonymous with an action - just ask Thomas Crapper. With the overwhelming fame of some superstars being beamed at us day in and day out, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    When Sharks Attack Album Covers (Partially NSFW)

    ​As Rocks Off reminded you Tuesday via a rather egotistical video - and as you no doubt already know if you've been within 50 feet of a working television set - this week is Shark Week, the Discovery Channel's annual feeding frenzy of programming about the undersea alpha predators. People take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Samuel Bustamante Hunted Aliens; Should Texas Be Killing Him In Light Of Stephen Hawking's Warning?

    Stephen Hawking's voicebox makes us wonder if this execution should go through.​"If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America," astrophysicist and wheelchair-enthusiast Stephen Hawking opines in a new documentary to be shown on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Game Time: Yeah, My Bracket Blows, But At Least I'm Not This Guy

    ​Sometimes I forget that the cushy little sports world I live in is not the end-all and be-all. For the better part of the last two weeks, it has felt like everything was crashing down around me as housewives and receptionists everywhere had outpicked me on their March Madness brackets using such ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    The Week In TV: Time Runs Out for 24

    Cancellation: The light at the end of our tunnel.​I miss Spring Break, I'm awash in cancellations, and I don't get your reference to the Cookie Crisp Wizard. This was the week in TV Land: • As I wrote last week in my post about The Office, it's possible for a show to overstay its welcome a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Your Big Chance To Go All Post-Apocalyptic And Be On TV

    ​Are you yearning to live in a post-apocalyptic world? Live the cheerful, happy-go-lucky life portrayed in The Road?You're getting your chance. Houston is one of a handful of cities where the producers of the Discovery Channel reality show The Colony are holding open tryouts. They say:  A gro ... More >>

  • Music

    December 3, 2009

    Worst Rapper Alive

    Unraveling veteran rhymesmith K-Rino's brilliance in an über-sketchy Third Ward park.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    This Week In TV: Oprah to Resign in 2011, World to End Shortly Thereafter

    Tom Cruise is not taking the news well...​The sun's back out, I'm ready for turkey, and I can't believe I sold my DeLorean to Mr. T. This was the week in TV Land: • So, Oprah resigned, but not really, or something. Just to make sure we all have time to prepare our families for the ritualist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Apparently, Crazy Shit Can Go Down When You're Pregnant

    Photo by PinkMooseI never thought pregnancy could be so crazy.Apparently, I was wrong.Now calm down, gentle readers. The fates have not yet conspired to allow Miss Pop Rocks to breed (perhaps there's an overabundance of snark at the moment and the universe does not need anymore), but this thou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    They're Making A Documentary About The Dome, And They Want Your Family Keepsakes

    Via the always-entertaining Bayou City History blog at the Chron we learned of a budding documentary about that quaint old abandoned building that used to be the Eighth Wonder of the World.Chip Rives, one of the producers/directors/writers of The Dome, tells Hair Balls he and his partner have do ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 26, 2008

    Koppel on Discovery: The People’s Republic of Capitalism

    Ted Koppel’s latest series examines why China needs the U.S. and vice versa

  • Music

    June 5, 2008
  • Calendar

    March 27, 2008

    Walking with Dinosaurs

    Open the door, get on the floor, everybody walk with dinosaurs

  • Calendar

    January 31, 2008

    Barbara Park

    A children’s author writes about what unborn babies do all day in their mommy’s tummy

  • Home Entertainment

    December 13, 2007
  • Calendar

    September 13, 2007

    The War

    Ken Burns looks at WWII

  • Culture

    September 14, 2006
  • Home Entertainment

    May 18, 2006

    The Brain Game

    Can Nintendo really make you smarter?

  • Calendar

    October 13, 2005

    Art, Music and Crap

    It's all there -- in a neat little package -- at WestFest Compressed

  • 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

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2005

    Super-Size Relief

    Sean Carnahan and Roni Size drop beats for a good cause

  • News

    June 2, 2005

    Keeping Score

    Get a girl in record time, then get another one

  • Calendar

    May 26, 2005

    Golden Ruhl

    Stages Repertory Theatre showcases a theatrical phenom with Late: A Cowboy Song

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2005

    Curry Favor

    Cozy up to India at the International Festival

  • Calendar

    November 11, 2004

    Block Party

    The Third Ward gets down and artsy with the "48 Hours" fest

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2004

    Trip Art

    Catch Mother Nature's drift at Christmas Bay

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2004

    Hog Heaven

    Get your motor running at the Lone Star Biker Rally

  • Culture

    August 26, 2004

    On the House

    In a new series of installations, PRH explores community

  • Calendar

    April 15, 2004

    Thai One On

    The International Festival spices up Reliant Park

  • Calendar

    January 8, 2004

    Silence Broken

    A smuggled film screens at the Iranian Film Festival

  • Calendar

    August 29, 2002

    The Pierced Elevated

    A group that does body flesh suspensions strives for beauty

  • Film

    June 21, 2001

    Deep Inside the Actors' Studio

    A lack of perspective crashes this Anniversary Party in the Hollywood Hills

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Sew What?

    When it comes to old-timers and alleged schemes, Anna Nicole's got nothing on this woman

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Store in the Galleria

    Discovery Channel store

  • Calendar

    March 4, 1999

    Night & Day

    March 4 - 10, 1999

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