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  • Blogs

    August 13, 2014

    Embattled Will Muschamp Hand Delivers Season Tickets To Florida Couple (VIDEO)

    When you go 11-2 as a head football coach in the SEC, you're the toast of the town. When you go 4-8 as a head football coach in the SEC, the FOR SALE signs show up on your lawn and the message board vitriol (Do people still go to message boards?) is amped up to FULL. Will Muschamp has been both o ... More >>

  • News

    January 9, 2014

    It's a Wrap

    Our Top 10 favorite Houston news stories of 2013.

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    UPS Christmas Delays Hit Home in Houston

    At about 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve, I could wait no longer. With family members set to descend on my house within two hours, it was time to get the final gifts wrapped, especially those for my mom and that side of the family as we would be exchanging those before dinner. Unfortunately, my mom's gift - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013


    When Campbell's announced earlier this summer they were rolling out a new flavor of SpaghettiOs (something they've only done three times in their 50-year history), I was intrigued. At this point in my life, I do not regularly consume canned pasta products, but there was a period (fifth and six grad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Assembling a Care Package for Your Summer Camper

    In the throes of thesis-writing, I was reminded of how much a creative and well-timed care package can lift one's spirits when a good friend from Austin sent me tea, chocolate, unicorn tattoos and a Gumby toy along with humorous instructions as to when and how to use each item. This seemingly hodge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    NBA Retro Zapruder Of The 1985 NBA Draft Lottery

    In the 80's hit movie Stand By Me, there's a scene where the four main characters, teenage boys (including a young Corey Feldman!), are sitting around a campfire and one of them (Gordie) tells a story about a fat kid named Lard Ass participating in a blueberry pie eating contest at the county fair. ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2012

    The Ten Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes

    If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    How to Ship Wine Legally to Texas

    In the wake of my post Wednesday, "Texas Wine Shipping Prohibition Is Morally Indefensible (and Bad for Business)," I wanted to follow up with some tips on how to ship wine legally to Texas. Although it hasn't been updated for more than two years, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission does have a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Pinot Grigio Nation

    "Soon as we walk through the door," sang Mariah Carey in her 2008 hit, "Migrate," "Fellas be grabbin' at us like yo / Tryin' to get us going off the Patron / We sippin' Grigio... slow." These lines came to mind last night when the day's umpteenth press release caught my eye from an over-saturated i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Roger Clemens To The Sugar Land Skeeters: Who's His Host Family?

    The Sugar Land Skeeters have been drawing decent crowds to Constellation Field in their inaugural season, but they no doubt will be turning away fans in the near future on some days. Word has leaked out, first via the indefatigable Mark Berman (as fa as we can tell, at least) that Roger Clemens wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Don't Fall for the Mystery Shopper Scam!

    Like most of the rest of us, Algernon Morehead of Humble could always use a few extra bucks, so he looked online last month for ways to become a mystery shopper -- people paid by market research firms to evaluate the shopping experience at a variety of companies (usually retailers). He filled out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Leon Hendrix Weaves A Tale Of Brotherly Love

    Jimi Hendrix: A Brother's Story By Leon Hendrix with Adam Mitchell Thomas Dunne Books, 276 pp. $25.99 Memoirs about rock stars written by family members, friends, ex-wives, and quickie backstage assignations are a wildly divergent lot that alternately take the narrative tracks of score-settling, ax ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    How To Be In A METAL Band: The Blunt Version

    With the SXSW trash bags barely at the curb, some musicians are licking their wounds. Discouraged perhaps by a bad sound system, disappointing turnout or their ham-fisted (or shit-faced) fellow bandmates, some are no doubt deciding to pack it in and pursue the straight-job route. Kinko's is always h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Wine Time: Know Your Champagne from your Chamat

    Antonomasia is the figure of rhetoric whereby a proper name becomes a common name. In the U.S., we say Xerox for photocopy. Kleenex for tissue paper. FedEx for courier (as in I FedExed a package). And here in Texas, we say Coke for nearly any kind of sparkling soft drink. But when we call a Prosec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Village Voice Media Responds to Clergy

    A response from Village Voice Media​Today 36 clergy affixed their names to a paid ad and open letter to Village Voice and the classified ad site The full page ad was published in The New York Times. The religious coalition demanded that we close down our legal, adult classifieds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Not-So-Classic Hot Wheels: The 10 Un-Hottest Hot Wheels Imaginable

    ​Hot Wheels was, for a while, perhaps the coolest invention ever. Built to go much, much faster than the staid old Matchbox cars, Hot Wheels also came with a DIY track where you could start them off high and have them leap off a ramp into something expensive in the living room, thereby earnin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Professor Bun B Visits The OccupyHouston Protesters: "There's Strength In Numbers"

    Photos by RizohBun B (left) with protestors at the Occupy Houston demonstration in front of city hall Tuesday.​If Occupy Wall Street was a song, it's sounding like a global hit right now. The movement continues to proliferate, with factions popping up in over 70 cities, including Boston, Chica ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 5, 2011

    Can a Gabacho be More Mexican than a Mexican?

    And why would a image of the Virgin of Guadalupe cause so much controversy?

  • News

    February 24, 2011

    Ruins in the Park

    The search for remnants of Houston's past

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Houston's Worst Delinquents for Fines and Fees: An Appraisal

    Are you on the list?​Mayor Annise Parker announced today a coming crackdown on the almost $1 billion in fees and fines owed to the City of Houston by various business entities and people. So pay up if you owe. They're talking about suing, slapping boots on cars, etc. The city also released a ... More >>

  • News

    January 6, 2011

    Don't Kill the Messengers

    How bike couriers plan to survive the internet age.

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    One Live Humpback Whale: Local Fantasy Tour Riders

    ​Everyone probably knows that top-selling bands like Van Halen routinely demand everything short of the moon and stars for their tour contract and rider, but specifically No Brown M&Ms. Some bands have a schedule for required nourishment, or in Rush's case, for booze. The "Weekly Booze Schedul ... More >>

  • Film

    May 6, 2010

    Tag, You're It

    A doc about street art, sort of. Brought to you by Banksy, kind of.

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Houston's Anne-Kathrine Ubberud Learns The Hard Way About Immigration Law

    America, you will soon be free of this (we assume) terrorist​Ever-vigilant of illegal aliens taking over our state and country, Hair Balls jumped at the chance to look into the case of Anne-Kathrine Ubberud, a Norwegian citizen who will have to leave Houston Wednesday, after 17 years in the U.S.Ub ... More >>

  • Music

    November 5, 2009

    Vision Quest

    Uncle Charlie is the best concert-poster artist in Houston — and he's legally blind.

  • Film

    October 22, 2009

    Truth in Advertising

    Somers Town gets at the heart of working-class London. And might sell some train tickets, too.

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Burglar Unknowingly Steals Museum-Quality World War II Stuff

    A Houston burglar was doing what he does in a Spring Branch house -- grabbing electronics and jewelry -- when he noticed two FedEx packages filled with something. He grabbed them and took off."He probably thought they had Christmas presents in them," Amy Smith, Crime Stoppers spokeswoman, tells Hair ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008
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    February 3, 2008

    Totally Commercial: Super Bowl Color Commentary with Miss Pop Rocks

    Let’s get right to it: Half an hour before the show starts, I’m watching Don Shula, Emmitt Smith, and others reading the Declaration of Independence. Can someone explain to me what the Hell this has to do with the Super Bowl? Break out the frozen pizza…here we go. Jordin Sparks is singing ... More >>

  • News

    December 6, 2007

    Toxic Town: Suffer the Children

    Carcinogen samples from local schools are off the charts

  • News

    February 24, 2005

    No Fun Allowed

    Who hates parades? Councilman Mark Goldberg.

  • News

    February 5, 2004

    Turkeys Fly

    Houston actually pulls off one crazy week

  • Culture

    February 20, 2003

    Spontaneous Architecture

    Phoebe Washburn rides into Rice Gallery on a cardboard wave

  • Culture

    July 11, 2002

    Land of the Free

    "Made in USA" gives patriotism a twist

  • Culture

    June 13, 2002

    Strong Medicine

    Christine Borland makes art out of the questionable ethics of science

  • Film

    September 27, 2001

    Two Hearts Beat as One

    A boy and his mysterious surrogate father search for security in Atlantis

  • News

    August 30, 2001

    Winging It

    For business or pleasure, here comes the Great Butterfly Chase

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    Air Sic

    In cargo holds or plane cabins, critters are taking more than flights of fancy

  • Culture

    April 26, 2001

    Letter Bombs

    Dittborn's airmail art challenges your assumptions about his Chilean background

  • Film

    December 21, 2000

    Special Delivery

    With Cast Away, Robert Zemeckis unearths the part of Tom Hanks we've been hoping to find: His brittle humanity

  • Film

    December 14, 2000

    The Theater Shopping Network

    Apparently What Women Want is a feature-length commercial

  • News

    August 17, 2000

    Street Scene

    Sex, drugs, rock & roll, and the ballad of 2100 Lexington

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Lights Out

    Fireflies are dissapearing from the night sky

  • Film

    February 24, 2000

    A Dog's Life

    A former Houston Post writer recalls how she pawed her way

    to the top in Hollywood

  • Film

    August 12, 1999

    Murphy Magic

    Eddie saves the comic Bowfinger from Steve's blahs

  • News

    April 29, 1999
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    August 1, 1996
  • Dining

    February 1, 1996

    Poor Boy Riches

    At Original New Orleans Po-Boys, the treasures are Southern-fried

  • Music

    November 10, 1994

    Halloween Hangover

    NIN was an unexpected treat, but Hole was a sorry trick

  • Dining

    December 30, 1993

    The Houston Press 1993 Menu from Hell

    Abandon all hope, all ye who swallow here

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