• Blogs

    September 1, 2014

    Meyerland Hipster Church Courts Impossible Demographic

    Angie Boudreaux grew up in her grandmother's conservative Southern Baptist church an odd child who loved going every week just to hear the preacher preach. Eventually, she became a Sunday school teacher and made her living helping young girls read the Bible. It would have been a straightforward st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Several Hospitals Make List for High Infection Rates

    The Centers for Disease Control said more than 1.5 million people get infections while they are in the hospital. As part of a program through the Affordable Care Act, hospitals that receive Medicare money will be hit with a penalty if they have too many people get sick while seeking treatment. A re ... More >>

  • News

    March 20, 2014

    Trapped: There Are No Simple Solutions to Houston's Traffic Crisis

    The crazy, complicated conundrum of Houston traffic.

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Take-Out from Vieng Thai: Is It as Good as I Think It is, And Better Than That Place in Fairbanks? Why Don't You Let Us Know

    You know how when you move to a new neighborhood, you have to do all kinds of things "all over again, for the first time"? Like finding the closest store for grabbing a gallon of milk, or signing up at a new gym, and -- most important of all -- finding new neighborhood restaurants and bars? Having ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    UPDATE: Police Apprehend Second Suspect in Shooting Death of Taco Truck Owner

    UPDATE: The second suspect in the shooting death of Lorenzo Juan Vasquez was apprehended at 5:30 this morning in Madisonville, Texas. The suspect, Adrian Gomez, was sitting outside of a closed business early in the morning when he attracted the attention of a local police officer. Upon running a ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Personal Pan Pizza? More Like Personal Pain Pizza

    A few weeks ago I wrote about the horrors of a limited-release Pizza Hut perfume, which then had me thinking about my days working at a Pizza Hut kiosk when I was in college. Inside one of the dining halls was a Pizza Hut Express, where we cranked out personal pizzas (and regular sized special order ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Last Minute Dinner, Pantry Party Style

    We move. A lot. Between 2006 and 2009, we moved seven times, three of which involved coast-to-coast distances: New York to Fairbanks, Fairbanks to New York, New York to Houston. While there are many drawbacks to moving that often, one of the more fun aspects was the creation of the Pantry Party. Whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    Game On! Go Wild at Rainbow Lodge

    Photo by Christina UticoneGrilled North American Elk Chop, Sweet Potato Mash, Wilted Spinach, Berry Sauce ($45)​Our trip to Rainbow Lodge began with a gift certificate we received as a wedding gift ... in 2009. A thoughtful friend from New York did her research and said this seemed like the pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Do This, Not That: Thanksgiving Do's and Don't's for the Holiday Guest

    Being something of a professional Thanksgiving guest -- we live too far away to host any family get-togethers, and frequently travel during the holidays -- I have seen some heinous holiday behavior over the years. You would think being a good guest, especially as an adult, would be second nature, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Gulf Coast Diving at the Poop Deck

    "Where elite meet in bare feet," looking east off the deck.​I once overheard someone ask a Poop Deck (2928 Seawall) bartender whether the Galveston dive had any happy hour specials. The bartender, like every one I've seen in person at this place or pictured on its matchbooks, was dressed in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    I Wanna Be Your Dog (Or Cat): Oh, For A Muse Of Fire (Hydrants)

    Animals wind up at the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care for all sorts of reasons. Regular readers know all too well of the existence of douchey owners who surrender cats and dogs for idiotic reasons. But today's dirty half-dozen are all stray. They've been out there in that cruel world all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008
  • News

    May 17, 2007

    In the Sub-Prime of Life

    Homeowners complain that Litton Loan is quicker to foreclose than it needs to be

  • Film

    July 10, 2003

    Depp's of the Sea

    In Johnny and the crew's slick and handsome Pirates of the Caribbean, more is somehow less