McConaughey sheds 40 pounds to play AIDS victim and entrepreneur.
Purdue Pharma makes Oxycontin. In fact, Purdue has made $27 billion selling the drug since it was introduced in 1996. In case you weren't aware, Oxycontin is a powerful opiate painkiller -- it's twice as potent as morphine -- that is coveted by opiate-lovers in the drug-using community. Indeed: Ox ... More >>
Satisfy Tex-Mex cravings with one of these offerings.
We've come along way from the plague years when HIV was a death sentence. We're living in the days when some believe a cure is on the horizon and when the tests to find out if you've contracted the disease are getting faster and more precise. It's becoming ever more clear that the key to dealing wi ... More >>
Whenever we buy products from a grocery store, we usually don't second guess where it came from. If a sign for shrimp says that it is from the Gulf of Mexico, we believe it. We are a very trusting society when it comes to purchasing food or drinks from a supermarket, farmers market or grocery store, ... More >>
Houston's 10 Best Patios
In a big, bold move that throws The Original Ninfa's on Navigation an ever-so-slightly threatening glance, El Tiempo Cantina opens today on Navigation Boulevard, just a stone's throw away from Ninfa's. While the El Tiempo building structure is brand spanking new to Navigation, the family that owns t ... More >>
A stroke, a brain tumor and the loss of his sense of taste haven't kept Chef David Guerrero out of the kitchen.
The history and survival of ACT UP.
Katsuya Chefs David and Kenji were recently at Houston's Recipe House for a June Chef Surprise. Guests were treated to a sushi and sashimi demonstration and tasting from Chef Kenji and a dinner served family-style from Chef David. Recipe House is part of Recipe for Success, a foundation dedicated t ... More >>
It's been a strange season for the Aeros. They shot off to a quick start, having the best record in the league for the first month or so. Then the injury bug hit the parent club, and key player after key player got the call to join the Wild, leaving the Aeros depleted and relying on young players ... More >>
Won't sell morning-after pill
Won't sell morning-after pill to man.
Here's a warning for anyone out there considering blogging or tweeting anything questioning the greatness of cancer-curing Houston doc Stanislaw Burzynski: You will probably be threatened by the head of marketing for the Burzynski Patient Support Group. We first heard about loose cannon Marc Stephe ... More >>
It's hot outside, folks. We're starting to think the Aztecs were onto something, and if we could find a virgin and a sharp knife we might see if a little human sacrifice would appease the hateful sun god. Until then, we'll have to settle for staying indoors and drinking many tall glasses of f ... More >>
Samir Itani got rich sending expired food overseas to U.S. troops in the Middle East.
Fake weed's final freewheeling days
In Houston, more and more chefs are curing their own pig products
Is the Omega Protein company overfishing the most important fish in the sea?
Craig Hlavaty Collective Soul, House of Blues, September 1: "Collective Soul is no one's idea of a Southern Rock band, but the band did manage to prove a point or two. First, nostalgically speaking, the '80s are over. The '90s are where the money is. Second, Kings of Leon hardly sprung from a vac ... More >>
The mass shooting at Fort Hood was just one of a growing number of troubling military deaths, murders and suicides.
Is Houston about to become America's coffee capital?
Photo by elvissaToday's Chron column by Lisa Falkenberg, headlined "Finally, a bit of good news out of BARC," might have been more accurately titled "When Public Relations Attacks!" What the column lacks in actual news value and insight, it makes up for by highlighting what might be one of BARC's th ... More >>
This Valentine's weekend may be your best chance to eat oysters for years to come
That stuff flowing from the faucet is safe, cheap and environmental
The treatment is called post-exposure prophylaxis. So why do so few medical groups in Houston know about it?
Surgeons are sculpting labia, reconnecting hymens and inventing a new standard of beauty in female genitalia
How taking a Parkinson's disease wonder drug apparently makes some people want to gamble and have sex all the time
PCBs may prompt a first-ever warning against bay speckled trout fishing
Illuminata's new production is as counterculture as its hero
This Spike Lee joint is a cockeyed, self-righteous and graceless diatribe
Which Houston restaurants are swapping pork for veal?
A bacon-packed burger that arteries loathe and taste buds love
Debra Duncan pays her dues, hits her cues and hopes to be the next Oprah
A new book detailing the "dark side of the all-American meal" could use a little more beef itself
Fireflies are dissapearing from the night sky
End of the Road
Eight years ago Tom Curtis reported that AIDS could have been spread by an experimental polio vaccine grown on monkey kidneys. Scientists sniffed. Journalists scoffed. The story died. Now, a new book says the theory wasn't so stupid after all.
Shin Higashiura offers women "inside treatments" to correct their hormonal balance. It's not rape. It's not prostitution. But it's not shiatsu, either.
Attention, drunks, drug runners, cactus thieves, and other enemies of Sunset Heights: Jackie Harris is looking for you. And she's got her machete.
Zonagen Inc. took its name from Bonnie Dunbar's groundbreaking research into contraceptive vaccines. Then, when she wasn't looking, the company took her research.
Doctors told Mark and Karla Miller their unborn daughter would face a life of pain and illness. Then, against the Millers' wishes, Woman's Hospital did everything it could to keep the newborn alive. Last month, after an extraordinary trial in a Houston co
When their daughter was ten months old, Julie and Greg Yount learned that she was profoundly deaf -- a diagnosis that forced them to confront profound questions of culture and identity
He made millions sculpting the figures of Houston women while dodging one of the largest malpractice judgments in Texas history. But after botching another surgery, can Dr. Gerald Johnson continue to operate?
Wendy Gramm's all-American success story is a centerpiece of her husband's fledgling presidential bid. But there's more to the story than what's being packaged and sold by the Phil Gramm campaign.