Hospitals, doctors and dealers have made Medicare the nation's sweetest crime. The feds are now trying to shutter the door.
Believe it or not, the average transaction price for new cars is more than $30,000 these days. That's a lot of money. But just because you're on a budget doesn't mean you have to settle for something boring. What you drive says a lot about you, and your average economy car doesn't say much at all. ... More >>
There are those moments when you think you've seen every cliché there is to see and then the owner of a car dealership in Houston pays $25,000 for the right to put the word HOUSTON on his hunting truck and you're right back to square one. That's what happened on Friday when the Great License Plate ... More >>
The weather outside was frightful when I rolled up to the mothership Spec's on Smith Street one afternoon last week. But it wasn't half as scary as the demolition derby that was unfolding in the parking lot there, between the old school Caddys, the C-Class Benzes, and the obligatory and ubiquitous ... More >>
A couple weeks back, we learned that the Great Plate Auction of 2013 would feature HOUSTON as its primary vanity license plate for auction. We also learned that Dallas had a similar auction last year and sold FERRARI for $15,000. Of course that is what Dallas did. The second of ten plates to be auc ... More >>
The state of Texas over the past few years has created all kinds of business, school, sports team and charity-themed license plates. I even suggested some businesses that might consider nabbing a plate of their own a while back. But, what if you want to take your personalized plate even further? Her ... More >>
Read our reviews of volume 1, volume 2, volume 3, volume 4, and volume 5 of The Modernist Cuisine cookbook series. The Modernist Cuisine cookbook series changed the face of culinary writing, winning many deserved awards and making a lot of money with its $600 price tag. The six volumes demanded ye ... More >>
Candlelight. Yeahhh...now some music. Bawawawchikkawawaaa...let's rhyme 'love' with 'above,' and 'rain' with 'again.' Yeah, nice. Now some body chocolates and champagne. Ohhhh...now a Build a Bear and some face-to-face action followed by catching up on your DVR back catalog. Valentine's Day: Wha ... More >>
"You know me. I love to hit Schaub." -- Tampa Bay defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth We've talked so much about the effect that Matt Schaub's injury could have on the remainder of the Texans' 2011 season (and rightfully so), we haven't even really talked about how it happened. And until Albert H ... More >>
Stealing from the rich to...oh, whatever. Funny is the message in Tower Heist.
A former funeral home anchors Houston's next nightlife nexus.
Rick Perry has forgotten the riddle of steel.As you may be aware, Governor Rick Perry held a prayer rally last Saturday at Reliant Stadium. Dubbed "The Response" (and redubbed "Prayerapalooza" by some, or "Reliant's Preseason Concession Test Run" by us just now), the event attracted some 30,0 ... More >>
Photos by Jim BrickerRoky Moon & BOLT! CD release Fitzgerald's July 30, 2011 11:54 p.m.: Question: What the fuck good is a smartphone if it dies every 14 minutes? 11:54:15: Oh, sorry. Some info: We're here at the album release party for American Honey, the second album from Houston's brilli ... More >>
Everyone's got an idea.The space shuttle isn't the most graceful design ever (although it can look great in such pictures as the first one here): it's a bit boxy, more akin to an 18-wheeler than a Ferrari. But the idea of a reusable space vehicle presents unique challenges, and NASA had plen ... More >>
One tour unites three very different faces of glam-rock.
Kyle Busch: Qualified to break traffic speeding laws.If you're going to travel at more than 80 miles an hour over the limit, you should probably be a professional speedster and not a celebrity with run-of-the-mill driving know-how. On Tuesday, Kyle Busch, a championship-winning NASCAR driver ... More >>
Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Doughbeezy Reggie Bush and Kool-Aid (Self-released, 2010) Doughbeezy is, at the moment, one ... More >>
They wouldn't dare...We've done this on Pop Rocks a few times already, not that it's made any difference. All those upcoming crimes against cinema -- from The Birds to Fright Night to Escape From New York -- are all due to be released in the next few years (Fright Night this summer). And ther ... More >>
Celebrity living has its downside in Somewhere.
From party girl to Oscar winner, Sofia Coppola's journey to Somewhere.
Now playing in River Oaks, Gary Ross has stayed one step ahead of trouble and judgments across the country.
Late last Tuesday we stopped off at 13 Celsius in Midtown for a glass of wine and a snack. We love the small array of food there -- mostly meat and cheese with a few panini. We settled on a glass of Tempranillo and a combination of Manchego, duck rillette and, of course, San Daniele prosciutt ... More >>
Newest River Oaks nightspot Red Room Lounge is as posh as its surroundings.
A preview of the 60 bands and five DJs that are taking over downtown this weekend
Camping out at Best Buy with gamers -- and entrepreneurs
The Scooter Scene
New Super Mario Bros. scores by plumbing old ideas
Here's your chance to get rich quick -- or lose your shirt, in which case, GlobalTec disavows all responsibility for, well, anything
John Pierson brings film culture to Fiji
Every kid wants an ultra-fast sport bike -- until the day he dies
Michael Brown made it big in the hand clinic business. But as his wife discovered, there was a much darker side to this dynamic surgeon.
Cameron Crowe takes Jerry Maguire on a dizzy trip through dreamland
Blues 2 Joy writes a new testament for the devil's music
Someone take the wheel, 'cause the filmmakers don't know where they're headed
There's some fury over a jury deciding who gets in the parade
Boiler Room steams with the stark greed of go-for-brokers
April 15-21, 1999
Barnett Garrison had a way with women. And women had their way with Barnett Garrison.
High-powered attorney Earle Lilly was Linda Sarofim Lowe's divorce lawyer, then her lover. Now he's left her, and she wants her $6 million in attorney fees and her Mercedes back.
God loves evander Holyfield. Everyone else is betting on Tyson.
And they're ready to make money the old-fashioned way: By outsmarting the big guys.
Yakov's Deli proves there is more to the bear than borscht (though the borscht ain't bad)
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