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  • Calendar

    February 6, 2014
  • Film

    November 7, 2013

    Matthew McConaughey's Body Does the Talking in Dallas Buyers Club

    McConaughey sheds 40 pounds to play AIDS victim and entrepreneur.

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Prescription Painkiller Pill Mills and Corporate Greed

    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 >>

  • Dining

    August 8, 2013

    Top 5 Enchilada Platters to Try In Houston

    Satisfy Tex-Mex cravings with one of these offerings.

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    A Faster HIV Test May Be Coming To Harris County Health (And That's Really Cool For All Kinds Of Reasons.)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Honey Fraud: Without Pollen, The Origin Is Unknown

    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 >>

  • Dining

    March 7, 2013

    Sitting Pretty

    Houston's 10 Best Patios

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    El Tiempo Cantina on Navigation, Opening Today, Comes Full Circle

    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 >>

  • Dining

    November 1, 2012

    Chef Endures Cancer, Loss of Sense of Taste

    A stroke, a brain tumor and the loss of his sense of taste haven't kept Chef David Guerrero out of the kitchen.

  • Film

    September 20, 2012

    David France on the Plague Years

    The history and survival of ACT UP.

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Houston Recipe House: Do Good and Have Fun

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Meet Chris Clackson, Hockey Player, App Developer

    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 >>

  • News

    January 5, 2012

    CVS: No Birth Control

    Won't sell morning-after pill

  • News

    December 29, 2011

    CVS: No Birth Control

    Won't sell morning-after pill to man.

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Burzynski Fanatic Threatens Bloggers 'Round the World

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing: 5 Songs About Coca-Cola

    ​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 >>

  • News

    December 16, 2010

    American Grocers

    Samir Itani got rich sending expired food overseas to U.S. troops in the Middle East.

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    One Last Hit of K-2

    Fake weed's final freewheeling days

  • News

    January 21, 2010

    Net Gains and Losses

    Is the Omega Protein company overfishing the most important fish in the sea?

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    2009 Concert Rewind, September: Taylor Hicks, Chickenfoot, Abbey Road, Monotonix, Butthole Surfers, Happy Mondays... and Creed

    Craig Hlavaty‚Äč 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 >>

  • News

    December 3, 2009

    Noncombat Deaths: Another Casualty of War

    The mass shooting at Fort Hood was just one of a growing number of troubling military deaths, murders and suicides.

  • News

    November 12, 2009

    City of Coffee

    Is Houston about to become America's coffee capital?

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    The Chronicle's Columnist, Buying BARC's Spin

    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 >>

  • Dining

    February 12, 2009

    Oyster Lovers Unite

    This Valentine's weekend may be your best chance to eat oysters for years to come

  • Dining

    August 14, 2008

    Houston Turns Back to Tap Water

    That stuff flowing from the faucet is safe, cheap and environmental

  • News

    June 5, 2008

    There's a Morning-After Drug to Prevent HIV Infection

    The treatment is called post-exposure prophylaxis. So why do so few medical groups in Houston know about it?

  • News

    January 10, 2008
  • News

    July 5, 2007

    Mail Call

    Vlog Spot

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2006
  • News

    May 11, 2006

    In the Pink

    Surgeons are sculpting labia, reconnecting hymens and inventing a new standard of beauty in female genitalia

  • News

    September 15, 2005

    Overstimulated

    How taking a Parkinson's disease wonder drug apparently makes some people want to gamble and have sex all the time

  • News

    January 27, 2005

    Over the Limit?

    PCBs may prompt a first-ever warning against bay speckled trout fishing

  • Culture

    November 11, 2004

    Reich-eous Dude

    Illuminata's new production is as counterculture as its hero

  • Film

    September 16, 2004

    I Hate It

    This Spike Lee joint is a cockeyed, self-righteous and graceless diatribe

  • News

    January 22, 2004

    The Cow Says "Oink"

    Which Houston restaurants are swapping pork for veal?

  • Dining

    January 31, 2002

    Home of the Squealer

    A bacon-packed burger that arteries loathe and taste buds love

  • News

    February 15, 2001

    Heir Time

    Debra Duncan pays her dues, hits her cues and hopes to be the next Oprah

  • Dining

    February 8, 2001

    Junk-Food Journalism

    A new book detailing the "dark side of the all-American meal" could use a little more beef itself

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Lights Out

    Fireflies are dissapearing from the night sky

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    News Hostage

    End of the Road

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    The Man Who Knew Too Soon?

    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.

  • News

    July 8, 1999

    Sexual Healing?

    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.

  • Dining

    October 1, 1998
  • News

    September 17, 1998

    It's Jackie's Neighborhood

    Attention, drunks, drug runners, cactus thieves, and other enemies of Sunset Heights: Jackie Harris is looking for you. And she's got her machete.

  • News

    August 20, 1998
  • News

    August 20, 1998

    Biological Disaster

    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.

  • News

    February 5, 1998

    A Question of Life

    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

  • News

    January 16, 1997

    Ashley Yount Can't Hear You

    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

  • News

    June 20, 1996

    Cut & Run

    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?

  • News

    April 6, 1995

    The Wendy Card

    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.

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