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  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    The Best Music of Free Press Summer Fest 2014

    ABOVE & BEYOND Sunday, Saturn Stage No group in electronic music knows how to play to a listener's emotional core than Above & Beyond. It was almost jarring how beautiful their set sounded after two days of heat and rain and evacuations and mud and lack of sleep and the other crazy things one deals ... More >>

  • Film

    May 29, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Alice In Chains, Tycho, Chaka Khan, etc.

    Alice In Chains Bayou Music Center, April 29 After reappearing from a solid decade in the wilderness on 2009's Black Gives Way to Blue, Alice In Chains is rolling in 2014. William DuVall, who came up through Atlanta's hardcore scene, is now fully installed as front man; he shares the tormented howl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Zapruder Analysis: WAC Post-Game Fight

    There's a scene in the Tom Cruise movie Far and Away (Yes, I know, I know...on the list of Cruise movies, this one is a tad obscure. It's like talking about the 2009 NBA Draft and bringing up Eric Maynor instead of James Harden or Blake Griffin.) when the home of the wealthy Irish landlord is burnt ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 12, 2013
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    September 25, 2013

    1,100 Beers, 31 States: One Young Kiwi Band's Summer-Long Odyssey

    This summer, indie bands everywhere booked out-of-town gigs, loaded up the van and hit the open American road in search of new fans and more success. They racked up miles and formed impressions of the places they visited. Few crossed an ocean, drove 15,000 miles or put as much trust in total strange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Chronicle Names New Editor, Executive VP

    It would appear the Chron has a new head boss. Nancy Barnes, the former editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune will take over as Editor and Executive Vice President on October 15. Barnes, 52, replaces Jeff Cohen who is taking over the Editorial and Op-Ed sections of the news division. Though she has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    John Mayer at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 7/12/2013

    John Mayer Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 12, 2013 "I'm a good man, with a good heart. Had a tough time, got a rough start. But I finally learned to let it go..." -- John Mayer, "Shadow Days" John Mayer has been in recovery for a few years now. Physically, he has endured two vocal-chord surg ... More >>

  • Music

    June 27, 2013

    Good Neighbors

    A look inside the local house-show circuit.

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    R.I.P. James Gandolfini (1961-2013)

    "Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while, a great wind carries me across the sky." -- Ojibwe saying I didn't know James Gandolfini, but I knew Tony Soprano. Knew him well. Tony Soprano, that "fat fucking crook from New Jersey" (his words, not mine), that walking amalgam of ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Good Neighbors: A Look Inside Houston's House-Show Circuit

    House party or house show... which are you at? There's a difference, just as there's a difference between the Grand Canyon and a chuckhole. One inspires awe, creativity and a sense of oneness with humankind. The other is just a chuckhole. If Kid N' Play is around, you're at the former and also, q ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend: Depressed Aeros Edition

    Well, it's official. The Houston Aeros is moving to...Iowa. I've been to Des Moines. It's a nice town. But, losing our only tie to professional hockey pretty much sucks. I'm depressed. But, I have to suck it up because there is lots more to do and I can't get bogged down in something like this. I me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    The Firing Of Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson, Caught On Video And Zaprudered

    As promised in my Monday post wrapping up the previous weekend, a weekend that saw Dolphins wide receiver Chad Ochocinco Johnson become former Dolphins wide receiver Chad Ochocinco Johnson, I did tune in to Hard Knocks on Tuesday night to watch Johnson's final episode on the show. As I watched the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Bun B: On the Road with the Trill OG During Gumball 3000

    Bun B is a busy man. A quick search of this publication finds him supporting the local music scene, doing his duties as an associate professor at Rice University, rallying over social issues and even receiving an official proclamation from the mayor of Houston. He is active in the local food-truck s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Best Thing I Ever Ate: Dips

    I've been exploring The Best Things I Ever Ate around town. This time, I was on the hunt for Houston's best dips: creamy avocado ranch, Buffalo chicken, spinach and artichoke - you name it, I've tried it. All while looking for the city's best. And I certainly found it in the Smoky Queso "Knocked Up" ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 21, 2011
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    September 23, 2010


    Renowned forensics experts say a Pinal County deputy's high-profile tale about getting shot after encountering drug smugglers doesn't add up

  • News

    July 29, 2010

    Get Out!

    Arizona and America join Joe Arpaio in rushing to inquire: Are your papers in order?

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Yeee-Haw!! Houstonians Headed To Arizona To Show Support

    Michael Berry, Number One in loving Arizona​The Freedom Riders of the `60s were brave, visionary fighters for civil rights, but they pale in comparison to the Pale Riders of the Michael Berry Brigade.Berry, the former city councilman and current KTRH talk-show host who recently hoped that a mosque ... More >>

  • News

    January 28, 2010

    Inside the MasterMinds

    The Houston Press honors three local arts groups on the city's cutting edge.

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Moody Gardens, A Bigger Tourist Attraction Than The White House

    If you had your choice to stand anywhere as a tourist in the United States, where would you choose?The Las Vegas Strip? Mount Rushmore? The White House?No way, dude -- you prefer to be standing in Moody Gardens in Galveston.At least you do if you're one of the respondents to what has to be described ... More >>

  • News

    May 7, 2009
  • News

    December 25, 2008

    Best Films of 2008

    Looking back at Che, The Dark Knight, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-E and many others, and looking ahead to 2009

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2008

    Mixers, Elixirs & IMAX

    Picture Book gives visitors the UK treatment

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2008

    Grand Canyon Adventure 3D

    This new HMNS film is IMAX-imum fun

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    Get Lit: Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips, by National Geographic

    Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips, by National Geographic, is a husky 400-page to-do list that includes 400-color photographs and sells for $40. The first word that comes to mind when opening the spine of this baby is stately. All Geographic books are that. For the wande ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2007
  • News

    May 11, 2006

    In the Pink

    Surgeons are sculpting labia, reconnecting hymens and inventing a new standard of beauty in female genitalia

  • Home Entertainment

    February 2, 2006

    Tae Kwon Ho

    Dead or Alive 4 finally gets hardcore

  • Music

    November 10, 2005

    Rogue Wave

    Descended Like Vultures

  • Calendar

    August 25, 2005

    Mommie Deadest

    Murdered matriarchs and mystery set the scene for Jeff Abbott's Panic

  • Music

    June 16, 2005

    Swan Balls

    The Nightfly's feathery tribute to Bjrk

  • Calendar

    August 26, 2004

    New Heights

    Lughnassadh will make your heart Celt

  • Film

    July 15, 2004

    Because We Could

    Twenty years later, five former river guides reflect upon their lives

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2004

    Walking Tall

    Jack Massing of the Art Guys sports a new pair of kicks

  • Film

    August 1, 2002

    Full Frontal Assault

    Soderbergh shoots in digital and hits his target: Hollywood

  • News

    August 16, 2001

    End of the Bend?

    Jetports and elite resorts may do what border bandits, blistering heat and harsh desert life couldn't: rob Big Bend of its rugged beauty.

  • Film

    December 21, 2000

    Mexican Combo Plate

    Billy Bob's adaptation of Pretty Horses mixes together too many ingredients, all of them undercooked

  • Music

    December 7, 2000


    The Iguanas

  • Film

    September 7, 2000

    State of the Union

    Nurse Betty explores our national ennui and insanity through the fantasies of its lead characters

  • Film

    September 23, 1999

    Psyched Out

    Mumford muddles through fantasyland

  • Culture

    May 27, 1999
  • Calendar

    March 4, 1999

    Night & Day

    March 4 - 10, 1999

  • Music

    November 5, 1998
  • Calendar

    May 14, 1998

    Night & Day

    May 14 - 20, 1998

  • Music

    January 8, 1998
  • News

    November 13, 1997
  • Film

    December 19, 1996

    Doesn't Suck

    Beavis and Butt-head get off the couch and onto the big screen

  • Music

    July 7, 1994

    What a Long, Strange Trip...

    The Missiles cap ten years with a farewell. Their manager remembers.

  • Calendar

    March 24, 1994
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