The Urban Dictionary, http://www.urbandictionary.com/ the great crowd-sourced primer of modern language, has so many disgusting entries that include the word "Texas" it would make your drunken uncle blush. Yet, it's surprising when parsing through the entries how many are just downright strange and ... More >>
The story of Tim Samaras and the largest tornado ever documented.
The 2010s will forever be known as the decade of the crossover. But what is a crossover, exactly? It's a car that's trying its hardest to look like an SUV. Crossovers are the poseurs of the automotive world. My friend's car got totaled last week, and she called to ask me for used car advice. "What' ... More >>
Believe it or not, the average transaction price for new cars is more than $30,000 these days. That's a lot of money. But just because you're on a budget doesn't mean you have to settle for something boring. What you drive says a lot about you, and your average economy car doesn't say much at all. ... More >>
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 >>
Ranking the 30 best Texas albums of the past 30 years seemed like an impossible task. We did it anyway.
This weekend is the big Houston Art Car Parade, where children and adults of all ages can gander at their fellow Houstonians' labors of car love. Each car is a marvel to the ingenuity and the insanity of this race known as the modern Texan. The Art Car festivities have cars on our brains. Rock a ... More >>
A drunk driver killed a 43-year-old man when he ran a red light and triggered a five-car pile-up, Houston police say William Thomas Johnson, 48, was driving his GMC Sierra pickup on the northbound Eastex Freeway service road when he ran a red light at Tidwell about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, Houston po ... More >>
Spurred on by the realization that both David Bowie's commercial breakthrough Let's Dance and Queen's News of the World had solid, sturdy side ones on their vinyl releases, I then began the hunt for other great vinyl slabs with amazing side ones. Of course, the idea is that this could only include ... More >>
G N' R: Keeping Best Buy In Business Since 1987It started innocently enough, leaving a friend's house in the Heights, when during one of our epic air-drum solos to the Foo Fighters' "Bridge Burning," we heard the speakers on the left side of our car, a hearse-like HHR, just pop and die, reduc ... More >>
Ambushed at an apartment complex.A man was ambushed and shot multiple times in the back in a northside killing Tuesday night, Houston police say. Chase Angelo Hawkins, 20, was leaving a friend's apartment in the 500 block of Greens Road about 11:40 p.m. when he was shot. "Witnesses reported ... More >>
The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email email@example.com ... More >>
This week's cover story in the Houston Press details the case of Houston-based American Grocers and its owner Samir Itani, charged with shipping expired food to troops stationed in the Middle East and ripping off the government with bogus shipping costs. As noted in the story, "the case stretched ... More >>
Flo will make this list pretty soon, we're guessingGeneral Motors has announced it is retiring the Mr. Goodwrench character from its advertising line-up.Which is probably a good thing, since a) We weren't even aware they were still using it, and b) It's probably not as big a selling point as it u ... More >>
Photo by Danny LopezThe electric car is here, but you can't ride it yetGeneral Motors and Nissan are in a tight race that could go down to a photo finish. No, it's not the Corvette Z06 vs. the Nismo 350z. They're in a race to see who can get the first electric car on the US market -- the Chevro ... More >>
Find Young Girls on Facebook hereYoung Girls, dedicated followers of fashion.When it comes to the Big Three of the British Invasion, the Kinks were always the Chrysler to the Beatles and Stones' Ford and GM - up there, but not quite that far up there. Nevertheless, among Anglophiles and songw ... More >>
Photo by General MotorsNASA and General Motors have announced a new space robot, called Robonaut 2, or R2 for short (The name "Desperately Hoping to be Relevant via Outdated Pop Culture References," or RHROPCR, was apparently rejected for being too long.)"Our challenge today is to build machines ... More >>
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 >>
Attn: Wall Street. Michael Moore is a Marxist (but he's still selling the same old shtick).
Photo by Troy FieldsAlissa, the lovely GM at Cava Bistro (301 Main, 713-223-4068) came up with the idea for the Southern Belle one lazy Sunday afternoon by the pool. See, she and her girlfriends were just chillaxin', catching some rays, and they needed a poolside thirst-quencher. So our hero ... More >>
After Guevara destroyed his family and his fortune, Gustavo Villoldo hunted the revolutionary leader to his grave.
Between serious safety and environmental concerns, the Toyota Prius isn't the angel that everyone thinks it is.
The electric car is making its way to Houston, and we're not talking about gas-guzzling, 45 miles per gallon hybrids. We're talking plug-in-the-wall, no-gas-required electric cars. Since the start of summer, two dealerships have started selling the cars in the city: Houston Electric Cars, which sell ... More >>
We need a stentorian voice here to intone dramatically the words “In The Future!” Then again, maybe we don’t, because the full script would read “In The Future….Your butt will help you make your life-or-death driving decisions!!” That’s the message we picked up at a demonstration thi ... More >>
Welcome to the inaugural installment of Catfish Reef, Houstoned Rocks's ongoing exploration of Houston's rich musical history. Once a week, we'll rifle through the crates in the Bayou City's collective trash can and dust off a record you really ought to hear and why you ought to hear it. We'll beg ... More >>
The Mexican Replies
Coke jokes aside, a Houston company continues the DMC dream
America is bullish on the Faint. But can the band pick stocks as well as it spots trends?
New HPD Chief Hurtt is still plainclothes
Who is the more "authentic" bluesman -- Bobby Bland or T-Model Ford?
The family thought old receipts would mean big bucks. But money has proved elusive.
A Sixth Ward lesson in adapting to a changing environment
Carroll Cocchia says she's one-third Indian, and is trying to bring local Native Americans together. Detractors say she's white, and is helping to tear them apart.
A Web site uses the Games for a bicycle revolt
Nichols's Houston attorney turns upbeat about the FBI's newest foibles
In the '70s, Jim Harithas's radical chic collided with the CAM. Twenty-five years later, he's back, gunning his engines at the Art Car Museum.
Michael Moore gets out of his La-Z-Boy to find The Awful Truth
Will past financial flops come back to haunt a front-runner?
The guy who designed Cadillac Ranch wants to build a dolphin space station. Is it any wonder UH is divided over the return of Doug Michels?
Mike Scranton's creations are the evilest looking things in the parade. And he'll wrassle anyone who says otherwise.
The cops say what John Shike did to his wife amounted to "legalized stalking." And after being hit with one of the largest fines ever at the county family courts, he vowed he'd get the judge, too.
One last time, from the land of the walking dead