You know obesity is still a problem in American when it affects animals in our zoos. Elephant yoga just isn't enough to help a pregnant Tess, an Asian elephant over at the Houston Zoo, shave off the pounds. According to the Houston Chronicle the pachyderm needs to shave some 500 lbs. from her more ... More >>
The year 2014 is here and we are gearing up for a multitude of restaurants to open and to bring their culinary styles to the Houston dining scene. For most, it'll be a while before they open, but two are almost ready. In Kaitlin Steinberg's post about the ten highly anticipated restaurants of 2014, ... More >>
All the events of the spookiest season of the year.
No matter who you are this year, one of these events will fityour needs.
The 34th Annual Festival Chicano kicked off Thursday night, smack dab in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month (which is actually stretched over two months; you know how we do it). Icons of Tejano, conjunto and mariachi music will take Miller Outdoor Theatre's stage the next couple of nights to the ... More >>
Invasive species are nothing new. Neither is eating them, as anyone who's eaten Cambodian water spinach -- much of it grown here in Houston -- will tell you. But bringing in water spinach from Cambodia and growing it for profit (despite its status over here as a noxious weed) is entirely different ... More >>
The dating website How About We just released the results of an in-depth study about the dating habits of singles across America. And rightfully so, our dear Houston was one of the cities involved in the study (we are so hot right now you guys. I can't even). We took a look at their list of H-town ... More >>
A few weeks back I told you about Honest Tea's "honesty experiment" where they planned to set up a few unmanned kiosks across the country offering their bottles of iced tea for with a jar asking for $1, with payment based on the honor system. Many of you were rightfully confused, asking where the "h ... More >>
App: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Platform: iPhone, Android Website: Apple Store, Android Store Cost: Free One of the growing trends in app development is the use of location-based apps for very specific events. It started with large concerts like Austin City Limits and spread to big conference ... More >>
The Houston Press Guide to What's Happening This Hallowen
The Houston Press Guide to Halloween
Buses will take the place of railThanks, Metro: You've taken away the best option for getting to and from the Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest. There's no light-rail service this weekend "to allow Texas Children's Hospital to continue construction on a pedestrian bridge over Fannin ... More >>
It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. Houston's own Featherface is a very interesting little group of indie-rockers. The music is ethereal, atmospheric, but somehow sinister un ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttMaybe only have one of these at Goode Co. Taqueria if you've got the kids in tow.With patio weather season in full swing, Houstonians are absolutely spoiled for places to enjoy the day outside. And sometimes all you know is that you're in the mood for a patio ... More >>
*17 - Alden Hotel (February 14) Chef Sam Beier has created a lust-worthy Valentine's Day menu featuring Sunchoke Veloute, Roasted Lobster Salad, Shrimp-Crusted Flounder, Cane Sugar Cured Duck Breast, Petite Filet with Favas and Lobster Ravioli, and Caramelized Halibut, among others. The mea ... More >>
Hermann Park photo by Flickr user darkhairedgirl If you and a group of friends are planning on training for April's MS150 ride by barraging the picnic loop at Memorial Park, be prepared to show police an official permit to gather. While permits have always been required for large gatherings at the c ... More >>
Here's our guide to what's happening this Halloween.
Our guide to Houston's best Halloween haunts.
The first round of voting in the great Houston Zoo Cute-Off is finished, and one thing is clear: Everyone hates Baylor the baby elephant.And Houston is no place for Saki Monkeys.Actually, we're kidding about Baylor. But not about the Saki Monkey. Dude got stomped by a meerkat, for crying out loud.No ... More >>
Ribitt, ribbit, Your Highness
Awwwwwww...When we sat down to assess our most popular posts of the year, the result wasn't entirely unexpected -- a blend of the sublimely bizarre, the achingly silly and the shockingly outrageous news from the year. In short, the average American's news interests in a nutshell. Below are o ... More >>
Photo by toastforbrekkie The Corn Poppy, at the Museum of Fine Arts HoustonSick of corporate Christmas? Try shopping local. Hair Balls presents a 12-part series highlighting ideas for holiday gifts made and sold in Texas. Don't listen to those Yankees who say Texas has no culture. Houston ... More >>
There's plenty of places to go this Halloween.
We recently stumbled on this video made by the Houston Zoo, wherein people recall their favorite memories of the place. With the long Labor Day Weekend coming up, Hair Balls has a few memories of its own...
Take a stroll down any aisle in Target. Pirouette through the airy walkways at the Houston Zoo. Squint your eyes in disbelief at a nearly abandoned Discovery Green. Go ahead; try it. There's something markedly different in the world today, isn't there?Oh, helloooooo, ... More >>
2008 Halloween Guide
The Houston Zoo is a victim of its own success. Every year the Zoo sets aside several days for free admission, usually including Labor Day. But more than 30,000 people swarmed the Zoo last Labor Day, making for a hot, crowded, not-so-much-fun-after-all experience. So, no more free Labor Day. Now yo ... More >>
2007 Halloween Guide
Photo by Steven Devadanam for HouStoned Images Ltd., Ulmtd. We think he totally looks like a Guinness, but whatev... Remember when we told you that the Houston Zoo needed help naming their new baby elephant? Well, the votes have been tallied, and the little guy (well, little in elephant standa ... More >>
"Ssssave me a sssseat. (Ssssorry, couldn't help it.)" Not sure if you've heard, but there's a movie called Snakes on a Plane that stars Samuel L. Jackson. It opened this week. It's quite popular. So popular, in fact, that the folks at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema are planning a little tie-in (media ... More >>
Where to take your crew this Halloween weekend
The Ann Arbor Film Festival showcases edgy cinema
T-Mac and fellow all-star hoopsters trade the court for the diamond
A local collective gets artsy and silly at Mackey Gallery
Add some pluck to your summer
September 17 - 23, 1998