The Houston Press is presenting a series of posts leading up to a feature story in the print edition of the 100 Things to Do in Houston Before You Die. Each blog post contains one of our top 10 bucket list items along with nine others in the top 100. To narrow our list, we chose only items unique to ... More >>
With so many restaurants participating in the month-long Houston Restaurant Weeks this year (more than 150 so far), it can be difficult to choose which ones to tackle. And since you want to make reservations at nearly all of the participating HRW spots, you'll want to start planning now. That's why ... More >>
"I feel like I'm a mentally tough guy right now. I feel like I'm the right guy." -- Penn State head football coach Bill O'Brien on the day he was hired, 1/8/2013 Selecting the recipient of the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award for the best head coach of a given college football season has generally been a p ... More >>
Our guide to restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day
Before you go to see Jiro Dreams of Sushi -- which you absolutely should, and at your earliest convenience before it leaves town on April 22 -- know one thing: This is not a movie about sushi. One could be forgiven for thinking that it is. After all, there are roughly 100 shots -- many of them verg ... More >>
Christopher Hitchens is comingFor crissake, the Hyatt Regency downtown is going to be one godforsaken place next month. Noted atheist Richard Dawkins had long been scheduled to appear at the Atheist Alliance of America/Texas Freethought Convention October 7-9, but now there's a special guest ... More >>
One block, big troublesFor a week or so -- and for the next three months -- drivers have been dealing with the closure of Smith Street between Franklin and Congress while TxDOT does some bridge repair. One block: No big deal, right? It turns out that block of Smith Street is apparently the ... More >>
Granted, it looks like pure death. But it's tasty!Poring over the short menu at the recently reopened Spindletop (1200 Louisiana, 713-654-1234) last week, something odd caught my eye. There, listed next to the cumin-rubbed rack of lamb, was a phrase I hadn't seen used in quite a long time: Me ... More >>
Celebrity living has its downside in Somewhere.
Yesterday, we spoke with Tony Mandola about his new restaurant opening in the spring, appropriately named Tony Mandola's (1212 Waugh). Today as we ask him about his recent award and how it really feels to be a Mandola. Eating Our Words: Your wife, Phyllis, of course, is part of a big Housto ... More >>
As our Sean Pendergast ably points out, the Indianapolis Colts gave a big eff-you to the Houston Texans yesterday, dealing the locals' playoff chances a deathblow. (Technically, the Texans' playoff hopes are alive, but they're as alive as David Carr's Hall of Fame candidacy.)The Colts called off ... More >>
Art Brut taps ex-Pixie Black Francis for the down-and-dirty Art Brut vs. Satan.
If you heard what sounded like a sonic boom this morning, it was the thunderclap of Hair Balls's head exploding. And why would that be? Because one of the nation's biggest newspapers -- the daily for the fourth-largest city in the country -- allowed a columnist to print the bizarre evangelic ... More >>
Amanda Palmer is exhausted. Slouched in a dining room booth at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Austin, she arrived Tuesday night after an Australian tour and has already performed once this afternoon. The 17-hour time difference between Oz and Texas has left her jet-lagged, but she has an afternoon of pr ... More >>
Our guide to Houston's best New Year's parties
The abyss of customer service gets deeper
Scenes from the Starbucks trial
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming, and dig this year's buried black-music treasures
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures
DJ Jester mixes and mashes up Willie Nelson, Ice-T, the Carpenters and LL Cool J
Neil Young and Crazy Horse ride into town with Lucinda Williams
Sylvester Turner's second coming
Asian-American artists have their say
Better have NFL stroke if you want quality rooms for the big event
After the big split, HCC goes for the glamorous giving
Highlights from the Houston International Jazz Festival
Ray Hill's tattling one-man show is a microcosm of gay rights in Houston
Will John Castillo ever escape Ben Reyes's shadow?
The government's case nears an end, but the questions continue
Judging by the idle chatter of Hotel Six politicos, the moral barometer at City Hall is in free fall
Nun is fun and Phantom sings. But Taking Steps, alas, stumbles.
How the curtain came down -- for the time being -- at the "show biz" charity
Disabled activists take businesses to task over accessibility