• Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Top Ten Foods You Think Are Healthy But Aren't (And What to Eat Instead)

    New year, new resolutions to exercise more and eat better to achieve a healthier lifestyle. These are worthy goals, of course, but many people don't realize they're sabotaging their attempts at healthy living with food and drinks that masquerade as nutritious but actually aren't. Sneaky little devil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    Fuel Up For The Houston Marathon With The Right Food

    If you have been training to run in the Houston Marathon, which takes place this year on Sunday, January 19, you probably know by now that what you put inside your stomach is crucial to how well you'll do in the race. It doesn't matter if you run two miles, 13.1, or 26.2; what you eat could make or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2014

    What To Drink After You Drank Too Much: Top 5 Liquid Holiday Hangover Cures

    Throwing back a tipple or two during the holidays may be par for the course, but if you find yourself less than chipper the following morning, consider bingeing on something other than ethanol to regain your holiday cheer. Here are my top five favorite liquid cures for the dreaded holiday hangover. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Good Taste: Midnight Moon Apple Pie Moonshine

    Among the few reality shows I do NOT watch is Moonshiners, which, as the name implies, chronicles the existence of several producers of illegal moonshine in the Eastern United States. That may change now, because this past weekend I tried Junior Johnson's Midnight Moonshine and I am seriously hooked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Texans-Cowboys: Final Preseason Odds And Ends, Latest 53 Man Roster Prediction

    On Tuesday, the Texans made their final set of moves to get down to 75 players before they head up to Dallas on Wednesday for the game Thursday night, placing wide receiver Alec Lemon on the injured reserve list and placing nose tackle David Hunter and wide receiver Mike Smith on waiver/injured rese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Is Beer the New Chocolate Milk After Working Out?

    Several years ago, studies proved that drinking low-fat chocolate milk after working out replenished the body and muscles with its combination of carbs and protein. This combo works together to build muscles and replenish your muscles with carbohydrates and protein that water lacks. However, resear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Seven ZERO Time NBA All-Stars Who Made More in Career Earnings Than Michael Jordan

    I once had a boss who told me "The only thing worse than being underpaid is being overpaid." Looking back, perhaps he was trying to send a message to me personally, but the general message was this -- making too much money makes one utterly expendable. That's a fine notion, and in most walks of li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    The NFL Experience Lands In New Orleans

    On Wednesday, the The Super Bowl 47 NFL Experience opened to fans at the Morial Convention Center. Featuring a mind-boggling amount of merchandise, GMC automobiles, and chances to exercise your crazed fandom, the 850,000-square-foot fan fest is a feast for the eyes and a strain on the muscles. Seri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Monica de Guzman: Three Kilos Of Heroin In Nine Packages Of Powdered Drink Mix

    Let's see, the three steps of Gatorade greatness in the G Series are 10 Prime, 2) Perform and 3) Recover. In the heretofore unknown H Series, the process also includes 4) Blissfully nodding out to Lou Reed. That's the takeaway we get, anyway, from the arrest and charges filed today against Guatema ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    The True Winners Of Pride Parade 2012

    Once again, Houston's pride parade beat the heat and parking hassles and became an entertaining event. Crowd estimates aren't generally close to accurate, but the accepted figure for Satruday night was about 150,000. The Montrose was alive with floats, supporters, protesters, reunions and politici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Gator Gum and 7 Other Discontinued Snacks That I Wish Were Still Around

    Remember Gatorgum? No, it's not a gum disease caused by the disgustingly sweet nature of Tim Tebow that has been crippling the entire female population ever since the QB's time back at the University of Florida (although that's not a bad name for the Tebow hysteria is it?). It's the Gatorade brand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Five Prop Bets For Music Lovers This Super Sunday

    Photo by Allison Wagoner​It's time to be honest with each other for a moment: some people out there don't care about the Super Bowl. They may not care about sports at all. In fact, they might hate sports completely. Listen close and you can hear them roll their eyes at yet another blog post a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    The Best and Worst Foods To Hand Out During the Marathon

    This Sunday thousands of runners will be pounding the streets of Houston and at some point during their x-hour runs, they might want a little snack. Officials will be handing out water and Endurance Formula Gatorade (the official energy drink of the Chevron Houston Marathon), but some extra treats i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Top 5 Worst Foods To Take to the Gym

    As a self-confessed "gym rat," I have come to appreciate my fellow patrons who exercise good sense, especially with regards to food and drink in the workout areas. There is no explicit rule banning, say, eating limberger cheese, in the aerobic studio but (most) people at my facility understand witho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    Bartender Chat: Bryce of Gigi's Asian Bistro

    ​I still had a few things I needed to cross off my Christmas list that I had been putting off, as these specific items could only be found at the Galleria. Then, like a total nutjob, I decided to go shopping this past weekend and paid for it with my sanity. Its enough to drive a girl to drink. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Texans Celebrate: Twitter Pics From The Locker Room And The Team Plane

    ​It's been a long, long time since Houston has hosted an NFL playoff game -- Newt Gingrich hadn't even become Speaker of the House yet, for crying out loud, when the Oilers choked away a Dome game to the Chiefs in 1993. And the Texans, of course, have given fans plenty of despair and disappoi ... More >>

  • News

    November 17, 2011

    Texas Tweakers

    James "Bull" Durham burned down his mother's house while cooking meth. In Angelina County, the jail is full of guys like him..

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Katharine Shilcutt wrote about Dr Pepper sort of suing itself - that is, parent company Dr Pepper Snapple suing the Dublin Dr Pepper plant for allegedly violating the terms of its franchise agreement. Which led commenter Stuart Reb Donald to present his theory about what's going on: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Hydrating Foods for Summer Workouts

    Greg Riegler Photography​Houston summers certainly know how to bring the heat. That can be deadly to your workout routine and, in extreme conditions, your well-being. Every single cell in your body depends on water to function, and according to Runner's World, as little as 2 percent dehydratio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Mark Cuban Hit In The Face With Flying Projectile; Video of Five Times He Deserved It

    Mark Cuban: We have the video evidence​Apparently, at the end of Game 3 of the Maversicks-Blazers series on Thursday night in Portland, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was pegged in the face with a mysterious unidentified object. While I don't condone the anonymous launching of projectiles a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    The 15 Worst Astro Baseball Cards

    Baaaaaaby Ruth!!!​It's Astros season again, which more than likely means copious losses, manly tears, beer bottles broken over televisions, and the testicular fortitude of a snake-charmer to get through nine innings of a game without the aid of alcohol, narcotics, or a distracting game of Angr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Four Myths About Super Bowl Radio Row

    ​I got to cross another item off of my list of radio career "firsts" this past week, attending my first Radio Row in Dallas for this year's Super Bowl from Monday through Wednesday. For someone that grew up on sports talk radio, the feeling I got walking around Radio Row was the same feelin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    The Soft Pack: 30 Seconds With Matty McLoughlin

    ​We sat down with Matty McLoughlin from The Soft Pack to see what we could learn about him in 30 seconds. Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Matty McLoughlin: An Eagles song. It's divorce rock and is always a buzzkill. RO: What is the best lyric in the world? MM: "Nigga plea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    UH Architecture Students Give T.H. Rogers Students Some Relief From the Heat

    Photo by Bobette RinerHoles 18 feet deep for support​A school courtyard in Houston can very well be the last place you'd want to spend time, given the heat that can dominate most of the academic year. But what if you're a 12-year-old forced to wear a suit, while playing a cello, no less? Or in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Hurricane Rita, Five Years Later: What's Your Story?

    As you sit in a bit of stalled traffic today or tomorrow, you can ease your annoyance a bit by remembering what was happening five years ago this week.Just weeks after Houstonians watched horrified as Hurricane Katrina pounded New Orleans and spawned jaw-dropping scenes of just how bad things can be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Zico Coconut Water

    ​Water, water, everywhere, and so much of it stinks. These days, it seems like every beverage company is hocking its own special version of H2O that promises consumers a transcendent hydration experience. Since it's the sultry season and Houston tap water leaves much to be desired, I have been ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Stirred and Shaken: 1820 Bar's Bo-Tang

    ​Outside of the occasional pedicab and the 24-hour glow of bail bondsmen's office lights, the northeast side of downtown was dead and dark on Tuesday evening. This isn't a good sign for the Astros considering I was two blocks from Minute Maid Park during a home game. But at 1820 Bar (1820 Fran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    A N00b Runs the Houston Chevron Half-Marathon

    Photos by Jason McElweenie / Click here for a slideshowRunners in the marathon, some of whom dressed like Disney characters.​Every January for the last several years I have stood on a curb along Allen Parkway, cheering for my friends in the early hours of a Sunday as they competed in the Chevr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Game Time: 2009 Bear Bryant Award, Chalk One Up For The Good Guys

    ​I'm not sure if any of you have noticed, but the last few weeks have not been all that kind to the perception of the college football coaching profession. If it's not Jim Leavitt getting fired from South Florida for allegedly slapping around a special teams player at halftime of a game, then it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    The Shameless Chef: Tex Mex Ramen Explosion

    Yeah, if you've got some kind of principled objection to what is traditionally known as "junk food", you'll wanna go ahead and move right along to the next article.​ Ah, the hazy, crazy days of dorm life. I stayed in the dorms at the University of Houston for two-and-a-half years, had some gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Tiger By The Tail

    ​With apologies to William Blake:Tiger! Tiger! Feeling lowIn the forests of OrlandoWhat errant hydrant (or 5-wood)Put that dent in your Caddy's hood?That silliness out of the way, here are some thoughts on the whole Eldrick Woods...thing.1. The instantaneous news cycle really is something to behol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Inquiring Minds: Fresh Houston Rappers the Nice Guys

    Photos by Jamaal Ellis A few years back, Houston was the city the rap world was talking about. Artists like Paul Wall, Slim Thug and Mike Jones showed the entire nation (and beyond) what H-town had been up to for years. Those days are gone now, though, and the city is left wondering where local musi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Photo by Robb WalshI can't write this column on an empty stomach. It's difficult to maintain your trademark acerbic wit when all you can think is, "I would literally murder somebody for that hamburger / pizza / pastry / whatever insane but incredible dish from Feast we've featured this week." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    The Facts of LifeBag

    Photos by Blake WhitakerPreparation is keyImagine a catastrophic hurricane has severed communication with the outside world. You're thirsty, but the water coming out of the tap is contaminated. Society has devolved into lawlessness, and your neighbors have stolen your bottled water by torchlight. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    The Facts of LifePack

    Photos by Blake WhitakerPreparation is keyImagine a catastrophic hurricane has severed communication with the outside world. You're thirsty, but the water coming out of the tap is contaminated. Society has devolved into lawlessness, and your neighbors have stolen your bottled water by torchlight. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    For The Final Four: Five Most Inspirational Pre-Game Speeches

    As the NCAA Tournament builds to a climax, one can only speculate about the kinds of speeches offered by the likes of Texas' Rick Barnes and OU's Jeff Capel before their respective matches against Duke and North Carolina. One thing seems certain, it probably wouldn't have hurt to have one of these d ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 27, 2008
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    September 21, 2007
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    October 21, 2004

    Ladies with Balls

    Team USA's scrappy soccer starlets kick it at Reliant Stadium

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • News

    May 13, 2004

    Well-Dressed Rebels

    Revolt of the operagoing socialites

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    No Sissies Allowed

    They'll run. They'll catch. They'll tackle. Women's professional football ramps up (again) in Houston.

  • Calendar

    August 19, 1999

    Safety Zone

    Justin Bull Riding Championship

  • Calendar

    July 29, 1999

    Let's Order Run Service

    The Running Companion service

  • Calendar

    July 16, 1998
  • Calendar

    June 26, 1997
  • Music

    December 29, 1994

    News from Nowhere

    Clearing the desk for the New Year, and other excuses for a column

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