Walter Mitty is an uplifting crowd-pleaser.
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 >>
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 >>
HPDConrad Calderas is a wanted manAn 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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photos by Brittanie SheyThe BootEd. 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Scenes from the Starbucks trial
Motorcycle sound and fury signify nothing -- but do kinda rock
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.