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European Union

  • Culture

    July 3, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Acts to Watch From the Springboard South Festival

    Someone suggested "Music Is Life," which is a nice slogan but simply isn't true. Life includes mowing grass, getting oil changes and scrubbing toilets, all things that kept me from the Springboard South Music Festival on Saturday. So, with apologies to those who performed on my honey-do day, I trie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    It's That Time of Year: Everything You Need To Know About Champagne and Sparkling Wine

    In the wine trade, they call it "OND": October-November-December, the last quarter of the Gregorian calendar and the 92 days of the year during which more wine is sold than in any other period of the year. And from the romantic dinner for two to the whole mispucha blowout, from the company holiday ... More >>

  • Music

    August 1, 2013

    Ten the Hard Way: Introducing the Houston Music Hall of Fame

    In honor of the 25th Annual Houston Press Music Awards, we present the Houston Music Hall of Fame.

  • Dining

    July 25, 2013

    The Monsanto Menace

    The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply.

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Hey, Lady, That Ain't Champagne in My Glass!

    A few nights ago, I cozied up to the bar at the swank Hotel ICON on Main Street downtown to wait for a friend who was staying there. I asked for a wines-by-the-glass list only to discover that there was nothing by the glass that I wanted to put into my body (it was dominated by usual-suspect, high- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Is Wine as American as Apple Pie?

    The enoblogosphere is reeling today in the wake of a French researcher's report published this week (and circulated today on the Internets). According to the survey (conducted by FranceAgriMer, an independent agricultural industry observer), the French are now more likely to drink fruit juice than w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Rick Perry: Whatchya Gonna Do With All That $$$?

    Since Gov. Rick Perry abandoned the fetid remains of his failed presidential bid last January, he has socked away $1.94 million in political contributions, bringing the total amount of ching deposited with Texans for Rick Perry, his political action committee, to $3.4 million, according to recent ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Natural Wine Becomes a Crime

    If you follow along here at Wine Time, you know that we frequently cover Natural wine and the vitriol-fueled debate on Natural wine that often eclipses the wines themselves (and we have written about Natural wine in Texas here). The stakes in the Natural dialectic just got higher. Last month, a Eur ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 5, 2012
  • News

    June 21, 2012

    When the Sh*t Hits the Fan

    Whether it's a coupon-clipping, back-to-nature guy escaping the rat race, or someone certain we're on the brink of war or a future in which Barack Obama has taken away our guns, preppers are ready. The rest of us, maybe not so much.

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Gothic Council On Gothic Hate Crime

    There was another random attack on United Kingdom goths last week. Melody McDermott, 22, was knocked across a tram by a head butt delivered from Kenneth Kelsall, 47. Kelsall then proceeded to punch and kick the downed McDermott while his accomplice, Gareth Farrar, attacked McDermott's companion Step ... More >>

  • Music

    March 15, 2012

    Tennessee Time

    Bluesy Memphis singer-songwriter Valerie June already has a Black Key in her corner.

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Wine Time: Wine and Sulfur Dioxide

    Image via HomeBrewers.com.No, that's not cocaine. It's potassium metabisulfite, one of the many forms of sulfites employed by winemakers for a variety of purposes.​A post earlier this week ("Wine of the Week: A Wine with No Detectable Sulfites") inspired a lot of acidic (pun intended) discussi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    Wine & Spirits: For the second year in a row, a Texan has been named one of the best new sommeliers in the U.S. by Wine & Spirits Magazine (last year, Houston native Mark Sayre brought the accolade to the Lone Star State). Austin-based sommelier June Rodil (previously wine director for Uciko and now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Wine of the Week: An Under-$25 Fresh, Clean Sparkler

    ​Whenever it comes to sparkling wine, the comparison to Champagne¬†is inevitable. Together with Bordeaux and Burgundy, wine regions that the British embraced as benchmarks for fine wine in the 19th century, the Champagne "brand" is so powerful that it pervades nearly every discussion of spar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Ingredient of the Week: Balsamic Vinegar

    Lexnger​To continue my Italian kick, this week, I present balsamic vinegar, which you can combine with past featured ingredients such as the roma tomato and Genovese basil to make a refreshing pasta salad for those summer picnics and barbecues. What is it? From Italy, balsamic vinegar was or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    European Travel Tips For First-Time Bands

    ​Local favorites the Wild Moccasins embark on a six-week European tour this weekend. Rocks Off knows how daunting international travel can be, especially when you're on a multi-country blitzkrieg that exposes you to numerous languages and many differing cultural mores in a relatively short per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Beethoven Rocks Harder Than Ever

    Rocks Off is following our sister Houston Press blogs into the choppy waters of "Comment of the Day," choosing a comment or a handful of comments from the previous day we find especially enlightening, infuriating or just plain hilarious. We're glad our readers have opinions, whatever they are, about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Houston Slammed By European Travel Blog: We're Boooorrring

    But...but...there's the Kemah Boardwalk!!‚ÄčAmong world cities, in which category does Houston rank second only to Brussels, the capital of the European Union? Tedium, at least according to the European Union-funded wiki blog OpenTravel. According to "Chili," an English-language challenged scr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    For Eyjaf...Eyjafj...For that Iceland Volcano, Five Crappy Magma-Laden Movies

    ​As you've probably heard by now, the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano erupting in Iceland is causing some problems across the pond: EU transport ministers are to hold emergency talks by video conference on easing the volcanic ash cloud chaos paralysing air travel across Europe. Sixty-three thousan ... More >>

  • Film

    February 18, 2010

    Watching the Detective

    It depends what the meaning of "conscience" is in Police, Adjective, a seriously black cop comedy.

  • Culture

    September 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Revenge Of The Swine (And The Obsessive Hand-Washers)

    A swine flu pandemic isn't a "foregone conclusion," according to the new alert level issued yesterday by the World Health Organization. But things are starting to get a little scary. Cue the travel warnings. The United States said not to head south of the border. The European Union said stay aw ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 12, 2009

    The Monster Among Us

    Web exclusive!

  • News

    March 12, 2009

    U.S. Military Deserters Once Again Flock to Canada to Avoid War

    Looks like this time they picked the wrong country.

  • Film

    August 28, 2008

    The Edge of Heaven Can Wait

    Storylines and cultures crash in this German/Turkish import — and isn't it arty?

  • News

    November 29, 2007

    Kyoto Protocol: The View from Kyoto

    Without U.S. participation, the first-ever global-warming treaty was doomed to only partial success. Will Bali be better?

  • News

    November 23, 2006
  • Film

    June 1, 2006

    Deep-Sixed

    Hollywood pounces on 6-6-06 with a needless Omen revival

  • News

    July 28, 2005

    One Dead Guinea Pig

    A bad reaction to a drug trial sparks an investigation into Houston's Fabre Clinic and its founder

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    Los Skarnales

    Pachuco Boogie Sound System

  • News

    February 12, 2004

    Ship Wrecked

    A Houston firm certified the oil tanker Prestige as good to go. It broke apart in the Atlantic, causing the worst environmental disaster in Spanish history.

  • Dining

    April 5, 2001

    How Now Mad Cow?

    Europe has a problem with diseased cattle. Should Texans be wary?

  • News

    December 21, 2000

    Letters

    Ministry Magic, Rice Wars, Cross to Bear

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