Concept cars are what auto shows are all about. With their nuclear hybrid propulsion systems, bamboo radio control knobs, and intergalactic navigation displays, concept cars give us a chance to look into the unlikely future of the automobile. Weren't we supposed to have flying cars by now? This yea ... More >>
Racing and car legend Carroll Shelby died today in Dallas at the age of 89. He'd been ill for some time, but it's still a sad day in the auto world. Not to mention the decadent Texas chili world. Shelby played a role in developing both the Cobra and the Mustang, and he won races like the 24 Hours ... More >>
Buzzfest XXVIII Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion April 21, 2012 See lots more Buzzfest action in our slideshow. Buzzfest has evolved beyond a local live-music institution at this point. It's closer to a rite of passage, a biannual keystone concert event for Houston's great, eager suburban hordes. S ... More >>
Today is the 45th birthday of the Chevrolet Camaro, a car we may never own but respect just the same. It's not that we hate Camaros, because you are reading the writings of an avowed Chevy man, but we are scared that if we bought a Camaro, we would quit our job and spend our time solving crimes whil ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerBuxtonMaybe I've just never seen Buxton at a venue as large as this one before, but I've seen them play some pretty big places, and so far this is the biggest they've ever sounded. It was just confirmed for me that those guys can thrive equally well in either a modest, ... More >>
Jeremy Kaelin: Probably won't need that watch for a while anyway.With last Friday's default judgment favoring the plaintiff, the case of The State of Texas vs One (1) Watch with Clear Stones has come to an end. A court found that Jeremy Kaelin's silver-colored Breitling for Bentley watch fo ... More >>
While he's of course best known as the longtime front man for AC/DC, or perhaps the rocker with the most consistent wardrobe, Brian Johnson is also a very serious gearhead, a collector/tinkerer of classic cars and a competitive race driver who has seen the checkered flag on tracks all over th ... More >>
"My haters are my motivators" As young female stars like Miley Cyrus exit their teen years and welcome young adulthood with open limbs, their boots are left behind for other starry-eyed aspiring musicians to fill. One of them might even be from Space City: A 15-year-old YouTube sensation nam ... More >>
Photo courtesy DPSRudy Erik Candia: On the runLate on the night of December 20, 12-year-old Alex (not his real name) asked his dad if he could go meet a friend and watch the lunar eclipse from the parking lot of a Med Center oil-change joint. His dad told him no. The West U family was leaving ... More >>
Photot courtesy HPDOscar Javier Sanchez, charged with intoxication manslaughterIntoxication manslaughter charges have been filed against a man who drunkenly rammed into two cars while speeding on the Eastex Freeway Saturday night, police say. Oscar Javier Sanchez in is custody in relation to ... More >>
itscactus.comRocks Off doesn't mean to be morbid, but today is the Day of the Dead, the Mexican holiday and festival honoring those who have gone before. So instead of waiting until the end of the year, the more traditional time for such things, we wanted to compile a list of the notable name ... More >>
@dramaqueen"Hello World, the Real King James is in the Building 'Finally'. My Brother @oneandonlycp3 gas'd me up to jump on board so I'm here. Haaaa" -- LeBron James (oh sorry...@KingJames on Twitter, and what is sadly his most interesting tweet thus far)I've always thought that when Twitte ... More >>
Photos by Brittanie SheyCasa MesaEd. Note: This is the third part in a series about traveling to Big Bend. Part one and part two covered heading west and the sublimely bizarre towns like Marfa along the way. Part of what started Texas Traveler's obsession with Big Bend was a chance encounter ... More >>
Photo by Hryck. Chuck "Chuck Inglish" Ingersoll (Michigan) and Antoine "Mikey Rocks" Reed (Illinois) - the Cool Kids, to you - may qualify as the 00s' biggest teases. Since 2007, they've unleashed a cavalcade of individual tracks and mixtapes, massaging Internet buzz into a sort of droning hum: 80s ... More >>
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