• Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Recipe: Nigerian Chapman Cocktail

    Now that the temperatures are finally creeping up, I'm getting more in the mood for chilled beverages. While perusing recipes for Thai iced tea I ran across a blog post that mentioned the Nigerian Chapman cocktail. Its name immediately suggested to me some intriguing imperial concoction, so I did so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    What Is Houston Cowboy?

    I spend too much time on the Internet, but occasionally get rewarded for my rabbit-holing with stuff like Houston Cowboy. (And this GIF of a kitten getting slapped by a cat for wearing a dumb bowler hat.) I saw Houston Cowboy floating around in a few places yesterday and decided to figure out what t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    New Calorie-Displaying Soda Vending Machines: 5 Reasons Why they Won't Significantly Aid America's Obesity

    There's just no getting around it: Americans have a love affair with soft drinks. Dr Pepper, Sprite, Coke, Pepsi, Fanta - you name it, we love it. It's a soft drink love fest -- until we remember all the calories that soft drinks contain, and the fact that those sugar- and calorie-filled beverages p ... More >>

  • News

    June 28, 2012

    The 2012 Houston Web Awards

    The Houston Press rides the wave to the next group of winners.

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    The Anti-Four Loko: Lean Slow Motion Potion

    Paul Wall "Leans."​If you pay attention to rap lyrics from Southern artists, there are countless references to drinking cough syrup. "I got that syrup in my cup, I got that lean, I got that drank in my cup." But the recreational drug has a dark side. Texas rap legends Pimp C and DJ Screw both ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Po It Up: Pharmacist Hopes "Lean" Will Slo Up Syrup Use

    "Relaxation Just Got Sexier" Paul Wall is torn between Purp and Easta Pink.​If you pay attention to rap lyrics from Southern artists, there are countless references to drinking cough syrup. "I got that syrup in my cup, I got that lean, I got that drank in my cup." But the recreational drug ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Samantha Michelle Hamilton: Iced Tea Heist Could Equal Many Years In Prison

    Photo courtesy Nueces County SOSamantha Hamilton needed her iced tea​If you're gonna take an aggravated robbery charge, whatever it is that you robbed most aggravatedly should be worth it. After all, this is a first degree felony we're talking here, punishable by five to 99 years or life in pris ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Last Night: Huey Lewis & The News At Arena Theatre

    Photos by Mark Britain​Huey Lewis & the News Arena Theatre September 12, 2010 See photos from Huey Lewis' concert at the Arena Theatre. Sometimes when Aftermath listens to Huey Lewis and the News we get sad, because they sounded like they were having a lot of fun back in the '80s. It's like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Urban Food Legends - Part I: Deadly Pop Rocks, Undead Twinkies and Corrosive Coca-Cola

    They didn't blow up Mikey and they won't kill you either.​It would be convenient to say that urban legends and myths can be traced back to some shred of a fact, but the disturbing truth is that some, especially the more entertaining rumors, appear to have no real logical foundation whatsoever ... More >>

  • News

    July 29, 2010

    ILLEGAL from Terry Greene Sterling

    Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone.

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    FAIL: Britain's Got Talent, Denver Juggalos, Face-Impaling Drummer

    ​English People Apparently Now Ridiculously Easy to Shock: Hard to believe that the once cutting-edge people of England, historically far less prudish than Puritan-descended America, were shocked and appalled by some of the same shit that Britney Spears did years ago, yet here we are. While pe ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 27, 2010

    The Royal Treatment

    These super-kind folks have been doing knockout Pakistani and Indian food for more than 16 years.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    $7 at SunMart #139

    ​ Where: SunMart Mobil Station, 3200 Holcombe Blvd, Houston 77021 What $7 gets you: A tasty and cheap dinner, Fanta, and a pack of Tums. We stopped at SunMart Mobil to get gas, and stopped in for a drink and to pay. It smelled awesome inside, and our evening plans to get a salad were squashe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Candy-Coated Fantasies

    ​After a fruitful trip to Half-Price Books in Rice Village, we stopped by the newest location of The Chocolate Bar, which serves up chocolate-covered fun in just about any form you can imagine: fruit, nuts, popcorn, coffee beans, pretzels, Oreos and more. If you can dream it, they can dip it. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2008

    Shade Tree Barbecue with Dewayne Pines

    On Saturdays, Dewayne Pines tows his barbecue trailer to a quiet spot in the parking lot of the Rose Rich shopping center on 90A on the Richmond Rosenberg line and sets up a shade tree barbecue operation he calls Smokey’s Barbecue and Grill. The trailer is licensed by the City of Richmond health d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2006

    Bust a 'nut

    Photos by Robb Walsh Coco Frio in Rio. Looking for a refreshing lunch sipper? Drop that Fanta. Step away from the Pabst. Food critic Robb Walsh has a treat for you -- and you don't have to worry about those pesky cans... Cold coconuts are cheaper than bottled water in Rio de Janeiro. The vendo ... More >>

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    Ten of the Bayou City's best short music films

  • Dining

    July 22, 2004

    Bogotá's Best Birds

    Don't cook tonight! The first of a three-part series on summer takeout