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  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Amalia Pferd of Good Dog Houston

    Houstonians have raved about Good Dog Houston's gourmet hot dogs ever since they started serving them from their baby blue food truck a few years ago. In time, the owners, Daniel Caballero and Amalia Pferd, were able to secure a storefront location in The Heights which now serves as their home base. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    The Ten Weirdest Terms That Use "Texas" on the Urban Dictionary

    The Urban Dictionary, 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 >>

  • News

    August 29, 2013

    The Dark Wall: Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras's Last Ride

    The story of Tim Samaras and the largest tornado ever documented.

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    The Six Most Iconic Station Wagons of All Time

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Top 10 Coolest Cars under $25,000

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Top 10 Sexiest Cars of the Houston Auto Show (with Photos)

    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 >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    The 30 Best Texas Albums

    Ranking the 30 best Texas albums of the past 30 years seemed like an impossible task. We did it anyway.

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    When Car Commercials And Rock And Roll Collide

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    William Johnson: Drunk When He Caused Five-Car Fatal Accident, Cop Say; Bayou Body Count No. 43

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    The Best LP Side Ones Ever

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    10 Albums Guaranteed To Blow Your Car Speakers

    G N' R: Keeping Best Buy In Business Since 1987​It 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Chase Angelo Hawkins, 20, Bayou Body Count No. 83

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    For Rappers, How Commercial Is Too Commercial?

    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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    American Grocers: Joins A Stellar List Of Companies Ripping Off Troops

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Forget Mr. Goodwrench: Five Other Ad Characters That Need To Be Retired

    Flo will make this list pretty soon, we're guessing​General 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Electric Car: I Drove The Volt And The Volt Won

    Photo by Danny LopezThe electric car is here, but you can't ride it yet​General 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Reduxion: Talking Kinks With Young Girls' Pete Tijerina

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    There's Absolutely Nothing That Could Possibly Go Wrong With NASA's New Human-Looking Robot

    Photo by General Motors​NASA 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Film

    October 1, 2009

    The Awful Truth

    Attn: Wall Street. Michael Moore is a Marxist (but he's still selling the same old shtick).

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Stirred and Shaken: Cava Bistro's Southern Belle

    Photo by Troy Fields​Alissa, 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 >>

  • News

    August 6, 2009

    A Darker Look at Che's Revolution

    After Guevara destroyed his family and his fortune, Gustavo Villoldo hunted the revolutionary leader to his grave.

  • News

    April 23, 2009

    Wild Rides

    Between serious safety and environmental concerns, the Toyota Prius isn't the angel that everyone thinks it is.

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008

    The Electric Car Is Alive And Kinda Well In Houston

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2007

    Drive Me Crazy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2007
  • Blogs

    February 14, 2007

    Catfish Reef: Truckin' With Albert Collins

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    July 20, 2006
  • Culture

    July 20, 2006

    Why Do Mexicans Like Chevys?

    The Mexican Replies

  • News

    March 31, 2005

    DeLorean Lives On

    Coke jokes aside, a Houston company continues the DMC dream

  • Music

    November 18, 2004

    Cornfed Keyboards

    America is bullish on the Faint. But can the band pick stocks as well as it spots trends?

  • News

    August 19, 2004

    Undercover Cop

    New HPD Chief Hurtt is still plainclothes

  • Music

    August 5, 2004

    The Real Deal

    Who is the more "authentic" bluesman -- Bobby Bland or T-Model Ford?

  • News

    March 25, 2004

    Taking Stock

    The family thought old receipts would mean big bucks. But money has proved elusive.

  • News

    October 30, 2003

    Bonding with the Community

    A Sixth Ward lesson in adapting to a changing environment

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    Tribal Warfare

    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.

  • News

    August 16, 2001

    Olympic Dings

    A Web site uses the Games for a bicycle revolt

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    Very Appealing

    Nichols's Houston attorney turns upbeat about the FBI's newest foibles

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Revolution in Chrome

    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.

  • Culture

    May 25, 2000

    Inside the Soap Box

    Michael Moore gets out of his La-Z-Boy to find The Awful Truth

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Business Bewareing?

    Will past financial flops come back to haunt a front-runner?

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Back to the Futurist

    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?

  • News

    June 3, 1999
  • Music

    January 21, 1999
  • News

    April 16, 1998

    Art Car Macho

    Mike Scranton's creations are the evilest looking things in the parade. And he'll wrassle anyone who says otherwise.

  • News

    May 8, 1997

    "One-Man Mob"

    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.

  • News

    April 27, 1995

    My Final Post Column

    One last time, from the land of the walking dead