• Film

    December 26, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Christmas PSA: Zapruder Of A Jillion Car Pile Up In Snowy Wisconsin

    It's Christmas time, a time of giving, and as much as I would love to give all of you an actual, tangible gift for your loyal readership, I am but a humble radio host and cannot afford to do so. I can, however, give you my sage advice on all things Christmas. That is free (to me), and yet still qui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Punk/Hardcore Bands at Fun Fun Fun Fest

    This year's Fun Fun Fun Fest lineup is arguably one of the better offerings since its induction, eight years ago -- with a particularly keen sample of musical nostalgia for punk and hardcore lovers of the '80s and '90s. And since I am neither of those things but my talented and knowledgeable husband ... More >>

  • Music

    September 6, 2012
  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Guadalupe Molina, Jr., Bayou Body Count No. 109

    HPDConrad Calderas is a wanted man​An argument at a party turned deadly early Sunday morning, and police are looking for the shooter. Guadalupe Molina, Jr., was shot once in the chest and died after an argument at a party in the northwest neighborhood of the 6300 block of Thornwell about 1:30 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    The World's Busiest Breakfast at Frank's Grill

    It's been said before, but it bears repeating: Grabbing a seat at the counter of Frank's Grill (1915 Mangum, 713-682-8221) and watching the men work the hot griddle like a NASCAR pit crew is one of the finest ways to spend a weekend morning. "Look at them go!" crowed my breakfast companion in won ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Paula Deen Eats a Lasagna Sandwich

    The Houston Press Art Attack blog featured a video today that we felt Eating Our Words readers really should see. Thanks goes to internet-video expert Vernon Caldera (full disclosure; he's a friend of EOW) for making us feel better about splurging at lunch.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 2: John Ly of Strata Restaurant

    ​Today we continue our chat with Chef John Ly of Strata Restaurant, discussing what's in a name and the challenges that come with running a restaurant in the 'burbs. EOW: So let's talk about the restaurant. What does the name Strata mean to you? Ly: To me, "strata" means different layers, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Nature's Revenge: Tunes For A Vengeful Planet

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​ We like to think of the planet we live on as "Mother" Earth, a caring, nurturing parent figure who we thoughtlessly abuse. Well, we at Rocks Off don't know if you've noticed, but Mom ain't exactly helpless. In fact, sometimes she seems less like a benevolen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    For Eyjaf...Eyjafj...For that Iceland Volcano, Five Crappy Magma-Laden Movies

    ​As you've probably heard by now, the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano erupting in Iceland is causing some problems across the pond: EU transport ministers are to hold emergency talks by video conference on easing the volcanic ash cloud chaos paralysing air travel across Europe. Sixty-three thousan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Texas Traveler: The South Rim and Emory Peak

    Photos by Brittanie SheyThe Boot​Ed. Note: This is the fifth part of a series on traveling to Big Bend National Park. Saturday morning we wake up with a thin layer of frost on our tents. Texas Traveler's Christmas gift to herself was a mummy-style 10º sleeping bag from R.E.I. -- this first r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Flannel File: Quicksand

    Speaking of the early days of the Warped Tour, let's talk about Quicksand. Along with Helmet, Quicksand developed and popularized a particular type of post-hardcore that took the metal-influenced hardcore punk of 1980s New York, cut the tempo in half and filled up the resulting space with melody and ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 29, 2009

    Invaders to Mars

    Web exclusive!

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2008

    Come On, People -- Keep Houston Rich

    As we know, Austin must be kept weird, San Antonio must be kept lame, and Dallas must be kept pretentious. Now, web designer Vernon Caldera is trying to make “Keep Houston Rich” happen. Caldera (disclosure: a friend of Hair Balls) got the idea for his campaign when a friend came over in a “Kee ... More >>

  • Music

    August 21, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007

    Tunnel Mole Strikes Gold, and Garnets and Emeralds and Topaz

    Look a little bright in there? Just think about what it does to Tunnel Mole's eyes. Some bloggers post holiday wish lists, but your humble Tunnel Mole is more concerned about what to give, not to receive. Like, what to give the Real-Estate Tycoon Brother Who Has Everything? My Real-Estate Tycoon Br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2007

    O Unholy Strife: The Worst Christmas Carol Ever

    Some songs start off bad and get pretty good. Others start well and fizzle. This apparently unreleased version of “O Holy Night” we found on the Web starts badly, and ascends farther and farther into ever more inglorious strata of crapulosity. Yes, I fell on my knees, but not because I was he ... More >>

  • News

    June 16, 2005

    David vs. Goliath

    Scenes from the Starbucks trial

  • Film

    January 15, 2004

    Torque Out

    Motorcycle sound and fury signify nothing -- but do kinda rock

  • News

    June 21, 2001

    Unstable Ground

    Businessman Michael Shelton thought he had beaten the system. Then he learned the legislature can be as unpredictable as the salt domes where he wants to store toxic waste.

  • Dining

    April 29, 1999