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  • Dining

    November 14, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Doughnut Spots

    The rest of the best 2013.

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Top 5 French Bakeries in Houston: Bon Appétit

    One of my fondest memories of traveling to Paris was buying a baguette that was as tall as I was. My mother and I gathered slices of prosciutto, pont l'Eveque cheese, apples, strawberries and grapes from a farmers market to make a picnic lunch behind the Eiffel Tower - all we needed was some bread. ... More >>

  • News

    October 10, 2013

    Loving Obamacare

    Despite glitches, Houstonians flock to sign up to be covered by the new insurance plans.

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Five Ways the Government Shutdown Will Screw Up Your Life

    With the Affordable Care Act tied to the federal budget, and the Senate and House of Representatives about as cooperative as a herd of sugared-up, nap-free toddlers, it seemed inevitable that the government would shut down at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday...and it did. A government shutdown hasn't happene ... More >>

  • News

    June 6, 2013


    Plans to turn the Astrodome into a parking lot are just wrong.

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Tear the Dome Down If You Must, But Not for a Freaking Parking Garage

    I have spent most of my 44 years on this earth in the city of Houston. I started visiting the Astrodome when I was just a kid for Astros and Oilers games as well as the occasional high school football game. I even walked on the floor for one of them. After all the memories and all the discussions, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain, Part 2: Layovers, Twitter, Ruth Bourdain and the Dangers of Boredom

    Yesterday, we caught up with Anthony Bourdain -- chef, author, TV host, publisher and recent Texas barbecue convert. We talked about his love affair with Austin (he used the word "quirky" twice, if you're counting) and his disdain for Dallas Morning News critic Leslie Brenner, why restaurants servi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    The 5 Best Discount Kitchen Items to Buy at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

    I love Williams-Sonoma and Sur La Table as much as the next person, but I don't always love their prices. Wandering around the two stores and gawking at the beautiful displays can easily occupy my entire afternoon. But as soon as I'm through, I head to T.J. Maxx or Marshalls to get my actual kitchen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    B L A C K I E Completes Successful French, Canadian Invasions

    For the last month, B L A C K I E, Houston's favorite act of musical warfare, roamed around Europe and Canada on tour, performing shows (both scheduled and impromptu) and yanking bolts from the Eiffel Tower. His shows, manic audio attacks blasted through homemade speaker cabinets sometimes as many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Ruth Piller: Big-Firm Attorney Says Colleagues Photoshopped Her Face onto Totally Inappropriate Pics

    Photoshopped images of a female attorney's face on the body of a stripper, a naked woman partially covered in sushi, and a woman in knee-high boots and leopard-print bikini are among a bevvy of e-mails at the heart of an Equal Employment Opportunity Complaint against the Houston law firm Hays, McCon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    5 Fun Facts About 2012 Masters Champion Bubba Watson

    If you're a diehard golf fan, be warned that this post contains practically no Masters 2012 analysis, and I can virtually assure you that you won't learn anything new. However, if you're a casual golf fan who only pays attention to the sport when Tiger Woods is a) in the mix to win a tournament, b) ... More >>

  • Music

    March 8, 2012

    Swamp People

    Recent local releases by Screwtape, John Egan and Southern Backtones have Houston on the brain.

  • Calendar

    February 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    The X Factor: Rain Delay and Judges' Houses

    Photo by FOXJust wait until the "Judges' moms' houses" round!​First, this recap was delayed because the Wednesday night baseball playoff game was rain delayed, canceling that night's X Factor episode--yet another reason for me to hate baseball. Second, naming the latest round of competition "t ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 21, 2011

    Big Nudes

    Helmut Newton's large-scale photographs of women exude power.

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    A French (Poodle) Street Wins the 3rd Annual Gingerbread Dog House Competition

    Photos by GroovehouseSee more of the entries in the gingerbread dog house competition in our slideshow.​"I lived in Paris for two years; that's where I went to culinary school," explained pastry chef Rebecca Masson last night as she gestured to her entry in the 3rd annual Christmas Tail ginger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    Get ready for a boozy good time on Saturday.​Get your palates primed for the Texas Vodka Throwdown this Saturday night at Caroline Collective (4820 Caroline). The event, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m., is absolutely free (as long as you're over 21), but that's not the best part: The best part is ... More >>

  • Film

    July 8, 2010

    Silly Me

    The childish, funny, 3-D delights of Despicable Me.

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    The French Soccer Team: Five Movies That Would Have Ended Differently With Les Bleus In Them

    When the going gets tough....​France is in an uproar over their soccer team, which has not only sucked to an incredible degree in the World Cup but which has also gone on strike -- IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WORLD CUP -- because their feelings were hurt.Why did they strike? One of the players criticized ... More >>

  • Film

    February 4, 2010

    Yippee Ki Yay, Fils de Putain

    Cowboy diplomacy from our man in Paris, John Travolta.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    She (Allegedly) Just Wants To Have Sex With A Hermann Park Statue. The Odd Thing Is, The Statue In Question Is Not Sam Houston

    Objectum Sexuality from sergio on Vimeo. Via Swamplot, we get this video, about a woman who really, really really likes a statue in Hermann Park.It purports to be a documentary, complete with plummy British narrator, of someone with "object sexuality," a condition where people end up loving the Ei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Tonight: Florida Indie Beach Boys Surfer Blood Sail Into Mango's

    ​Florida-based indie kids Surfer Blood pull into Mango's tonight, touring ahead of their upcoming Astro Coast LP. The band was recently anointed by Rolling Stone's online feature "Hype Monitor" as "bright and booming and hooky as FM radio in the late '70s." Rocks Off can hear traces of early "Blue ... More >>

  • News

    October 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Five Things We Learned From The Memorial High T-Shirt Fiasco

    ​Yesterday we mentioned how the Memorial-Stratford high school football rivalry had gained national attention because of an obscene t-shirt that got shown on some women's websites like Jezebel.The t-shirt showed two Mustangs (Memorial's mascot) having sex with a Stratford cheerleader while high-fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Two: Phoenix, Robyn Hitchcock and Them Crooked Vultures

    Photo by Matthew Taplinger​The quality of the grass at ACL on Charles Attal's apparent birthday blow out (if projections for "Feliz Cumpleanos" were to be believed) was nothing to sniff at. The great lawn of Zilker Park was emerald and ready to absorb the dance steps of a sold-out crowd with h ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 1, 2009

    Asian Film Festival: The World

    Three Chinese filmmakers present an Eastern travelogue

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    This Week in Deliciousness

    The sandwich mesmerizes you with its exotic accent and mysterious foreign spices. Surrender to the sandwich.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've already started marinating the turducken. After E. Ting's N. Formative chat with Elouise Jones of Ouisie's Tabl ... More >>

  • Music

    May 21, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    All The World's Fair Success Knoxville Had Could Be Replicated Here

    Local marketing executive Manuel Delgado wants to bring a world's fair to Houston in 2020. He has been interested in world's fairs since he was a child, and that interest intensified when he worked for the expo in Seville in '92. "I've always been a big fanatic of world's fairs," he tells Hair Balls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    The Five Best Bond Themes

    Critics may have found the 22nd James Bond caper, Quantum of Solace, "grim and downcast" (The New York Times), but audiences didn't seem to mind, turning out in sufficient numbers for Quantum to set a new 007 opening-weekend record of more than $70.4 million (domestic). But never mind the movie - tr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 21, 2008

    “The Grand Tour, Texas”

    Omar Vera illustrates his trek to the Texas-style Paris, Florence and Rome

  • Film

    August 9, 2007

    The Popcorn King

    Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.

  • Film

    August 9, 2007

    Rush Hour 3

    The third time's the guilty pleasure for Tucker and Chan's buddy-cop franchise

  • Film

    March 29, 2007

    Avenue Montaigne

    Life and art meet sweet in this breezy French comedy

  • Calendar

    April 27, 2006
  • Film

    February 9, 2006

    Kitty Litter

    Steve Martin's Pink Panther piddles on its predecessor

  • Dining

    February 24, 2005

    It's Le Bombe

    A new restaurant has Republican bigwigs dancing on the grave of the French boycott

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • News

    June 10, 2004

    Love Hurts

    Locked in a labyrinth of codependency, Lolly and Roger spend their days warily together

  • News

    April 15, 2004

    Flight of Angels

    How immigration law screwed up what looked like a good marriage

  • Calendar

    April 8, 2004
  • Music

    August 28, 2003

    The Deathray Davies

    Midnight at the Black Nail Polish Factory (Glurp)

  • News

    May 29, 2003

    Film Buff

    The naked truth about why Houston isnt the third coast

  • Dining

    October 31, 2002

    Master Baker

    Auchan Hypermarket

  • News

    August 29, 2002

    Olympic Moments

    A marathon through the downtown tunnel, a rowing venue in a flooded Katy Freeway, the javelina throw -- how splendid, how Houston!

  • Film

    May 3, 2001

    Lust Life

    Director Wayne Wang searches for erotic truths at The Center of the World

  • Dining

    September 3, 1998

    The Food Experience

    Copeland's works hard to offer enormous variety

  • Culture

    January 25, 1996

    An Artist's Life, and Love

    HGO's updated La Boheme is as memorable as it is moving

  • News

    December 15, 1994

    Mr. Big

    Houston sculptor David Adickes has one message for the art world: large is good