For the first time in six years, open-wheel racing made its return to the Bayou City this past weekend, as the IZOD IndyCar Series hosted a two-race weekend at Reliant Park. The timing couldn't have come at a better time for the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston. Race fans saw - or should I ... More >>
Photo by Kevin O'MaraA reminder of what our No. 3 pick used to look like.For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the ... More >>
Ben Deaton not only kept the old Royal Blue sign outside Ben's Beans, he had it fixed up and fitted with new lights.After years without a decent coffee shop, downtown is suddenly spoiled for options: Cafe Luz on the north end of downtown opened a few weeks ago. And now Ben's Beans, next door ... More >>
Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "Rain Drops," Yung Redd feat. T.C. This is a leak from the soon-to-be-released Eviction Notice 4. You ... More >>
Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. We'll incorporate the number five in there somewhere. Send tips to email@example.com. You have to love Rap-A-Lot records. News leaked ... More >>
Houston's SXSW Class of '10 is as diverse as the Bayou City.
Nestled away on Taft St. between Fairview and Gray lies a neat little white warehouse that holds Fontana Coffee Roasters and Alltex Refrigeration. Head roaster Keith Adkins services many a restaurant in and around the area, and even delivers to the closer locations on his bicycle. In this p ... More >>
Randall Jamail rides again
Dimebag lives on in these new recordings
Weezer's sullen front man trades good songwriting for meditation. Such a pity, indeed.