It's Thursday night and we're hanging out with some of Houston's finest musicians in Erin Wright's living room. Okay, technically it's not her living room. It just feels like it, since it's snug and comfortable and because Wright is making us all feel at home. We're actually at Costa's Elixir Lou ... More >>
Although it's not officially fall yet, plump orange pumpkins are resting on mounds of hay and dirt in and around two plots that -- along with dozens of others -- makes up the 1,100 square feet White House Kitchen Garden. It's a warm day in early September and the garden is sprawled out like a sunbat ... More >>
Southern-fried dim sum from Yaki Snack Attack and Bernie’s Burger Bus.
Lucille's (5512 La Branch) had its soft opening earlier this week, and plans to host its grand opening on Monday, September 10. The restaurant is the latest addition to the food-starved Museum District, which recently saw the well-received Jade Stone Café open inside the Asia Society. Unlike the pa ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>
Let me tell you what my astrologer said, WarrenThe position of First Lady is often a thankless one. A surprising number of presidential wives, usually citing health, were all but recluses during their husband's administration, brooding out of sight like something out of Jane Eyre. Others hav ... More >>
DTF for sure.Ever seen a nonsensical, irrelevant Britney Spears or Drake lyric on your Facebook news feed that made you cringe? We have - about 56, and the workday isn't even over yet. Some lyrics should stay on the radio and off the Facebook circuit. Perhaps instead of simply asking, "What' ... More >>
Whether you want to provide a memorable evening for your friends and family or try to impress a New Year's date, nothing classes up a joint like well-spoken, thoughtful toast. Especially if you came up with that toast yourself. Of course, not all of us have the talent and skill of Robert Bur ... More >>
50 years ago UT's students began protestingAh, the early '60s in Austin -- for many people it meant beer, maybe some drugs, and Darrel Royal guiding the Longhorns.For Chandler Davidson and his colleagues it meant protesting to integrate UT's Guadalupe Drag, the iconic strip outside the campus. It ... More >>
Planting an orange tree.Houston is now a bit prettier, fruitier and greener thanks to the new City Hall Victory Garden downtown. This past weekend, several teams of volunteers came out to complete round one of the project: clearing the land, tilling the soil, setting up planters, and planting ... More >>
Constables go after HISD students' unreturned books
The ugliness!! It BURNS!!!!Texas Tech, that bastion of Americanism way out there in Lubbock, has done it again.This time they're not protesting a statue that allegedly features Commies and lesbians, nor are they linking tattoos to social deviance.This time, they're saying liberals hate Sarah Pali ... More >>
It's one thing to enjoy music as the kind of casual background noise to a car ride, jog in the park or commercial extolling the incredible mileage of the new Honda. Fiction writer, memoirist and former Miami New Times music writer Steve Almond (My Life in Heavy Metal, Candyfreak) is not that kind ... More >>
Sixty years ago this week in Paris, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The original text was a collaborative effort from representatives from many nations including the United States (Eleanor Roosevelt was part of the team), written as a way to repudiate the atroci ... More >>
All it takes to cure the Depression is a little Miss Sunshine
Tiffany & Co.
Ranch Rescue's Jack Foote swears he just wants to mend fences. Is pseudomilitary secrecy, right-wing rhetoric and an armed vigilante militia the best way?
The Delany sisters recount 100 years of American history in the compelling Having Our Say
So you know Houston's goats, heroes and high points? Think again.
After years of making Mayor Bob presentable, Houston's First Lady is ready to get serious. Seriously.