Dave Brubeck, the professorial jazz pianist and composer whose No. 2 album Time Out was a standard of the Mad Men era, has died at age 91, the Associated Press reported Wednesday morning. Brubeck's manager, Russell Gloyd, told the AP that Brubeck died of heart failure on his way to a cardiologist ap ... More >>
Sometimes the city's inspection reports can bring news. And sometimes the online reports can be confusing. The Pass and Provisions (807 Taft) - a fine-dining venture Shilcutt previewed here - is apparently close enough to opening to warrant a pre-opening inspection. Good news for whatever the people ... More >>
On Monday night, LSU will face Alabama for the second time this season for the whole ball of wax, the BCS national title. While it's unprecedented for the two teams to face each other twice in the same season on the field, they battle each other multiple times daily in the world of high school recr ... More >>
Everything you need to know, almostHouston, you must get wrapped up in the Final Four, simply because it's here.
If, like us, your love of basketball evaporated away awhile back, that means you need to get caught up on the teams playing so you can sound like an expert at your viewing party.
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UConn football: It's like LSU-Bama, except for EVERYTHINGSo my vacation rolls on and I just landed in the sports mecca -- Hartford, CT. Tonight I will be taking my talents to Rentschler Field (or as I like to call it, The House Orlovsky Built) for UConn against West Virginia.So I land at 12:45 p. ... More >>
Hartford Whalers: They live on as a dessert"Somewhere along the line, we will see you in another place in another time. God bless all of you fans. Remember one thing, you may have lost the NHL, but you have not lost the memories." -- Chuck Kaiton, the voice of the Hartford Whalers after the Whal ... More >>
The Whalers can take it out of youI'm two hours removed from a 5:00 a.m. flight this morning from Boston to Houston, so if this post is even remotely coherent we all have Rich Connelly and his ninja proofreading skills to thank. Because when you go up to Hartford for Whaler Fest 2010, there's no ... More >>
If we can;t have the fun, can we at least have the funk?As you walk two mushy downtown blocks on a blazing August afternoon in Houston, surely the question that comes to your mind is "Isn't this fun?"Or maybe not.Anyway, the extremely important publication Portfolio has done an extremely scientif ... More >>
"What---what is this salty discharge?....This is horrible! I care!" -- Jerry Seinfeld, wiping away tearsI have to admit, it was a bit of a strange feeling. As time wound down in the third period of what at the time was a 2-1 Canadian lead over the United States Olympic hockey team, the disappo ... More >>