Note: Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, is going on this weekend in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. This article is by Paul T. Bradley. Perhaps you've heard about ... More >>
On the surface, the word "loyal" feels positive, and that's because at its core, loyalty is a noble trait that comes from a good place in one's heart. However, in business (and really in any walk of life, but especially business), loyalty has to be based on merit. It can't be blind, nor can it be b ... More >>
I'm back! Did you miss me? Don't run from your feelings! This is the place to come if you want to find out what the flip there is to do/watch when it comes to sports in the fine city of Houston, Texas. And for those of you Yankees who might visit this here website for info, don't be surprised when t ... More >>
After Gary Kubiak's time as Houston Texans head coach ended abruptly and somewhat ignominiously on a Friday morning in early December, speculation begun in earnest during the holidays as to what Kubiak would choose to do next. An interview with the Detroit Lions for a head coaching job that eventua ... More >>
A Steakburger is one of the best burgers from a chain.
In a perfect world, good NBA teams would like to be able to manage the regular season the way that the San Antonio Spurs do every year. Play your superstars around 70 games, know exactly which games to rest them (and maybe even win a few of those, like the Spurs did against Golden State this past Th ... More >>
Sitting on the bench in the waning moments of the Rockets 109-94 win over Chicago on Wednesday night, even the injured players -- one of whom may not be a Rocket by this weekend -- were smiling. It was the kind of victory that helps to wipe out some of the bitter taste left after the loss against Sa ... More >>
There's no denying it. Any way you slice it, it's been a horrible season of football here in the city of Houston. The Texans have lost nine in a row, falling to 2-9, and they've scored as many touchdowns in the second half of games during these nine games as Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman di ... More >>
Company proud of effort that will hit Houston soon.
Forty-four minutes early was one minute too late for Michael Monroe Brown Tuesday when he tried to fly the low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines back to Indianapolis from a business trip to Houston Tuesday. The 22-year-old budding entrepreneur and recent Indiana University business major graduate, sa ... More >>
The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Concert Venues.
When Houston musician Ben Godfrey headed to the Grand Prix of Houston at Reliant Park this past Sunday, he wasn't aware that he would go from simply watching the action to being a part of it. Godfrey, best known around town for his role in local acts listenlisten and B.E. Godfrey, was struck by fen ... More >>
Over the last couple seasons, I'm very fortunate in that I've had the chance to frequent some of the away venues and cities on the Houston Texans' schedule. Last season, I made road trips to both Chicago and New England. A couple seasons ago, it was Indianapolis. This weekend, it'll be San Francisco ... More >>
I knew something cool was going on when bubbles started floating past my office window. Then Abe at the front desk gave me a call. "Is there a limo selling ice cream out front?" he asked. "I don't see one...should there be?" Indeed, there should be, and indeed there was a vehicle selling ice crea ... More >>
It was, to quote Yogi Berra, "Like deja vu all over again." In this case, the Texans' loss to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on the road in prime time was eerily similar to week six when they were dismantled by Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. In what was being billed as the most ant ... More >>
After back-to-back games of exhilarating drama, the Texans seem back to their usual selves. That's just fine for soon-to-be Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt. Led by Watt and a defense that suffocated Tennessee and second-year QB Jake Locker, the Texans cruised to 11-1 and clinched the second ... More >>
While they were on tour behind 1987's The Joshua Tree, U2 -- either homesick and looking for fun, bored or legitimately curious to see if the people who showed up that early would recognize them -- booked themselves as their own opening act on the Los Angeles, Indianapolis and Hampton, Va. stops und ... More >>
Photo by OrbitDidIt/Smoker's Club TourHopefully you've been keeping up with the exploits of Patron-loving Houston MC Marcus Manchild as he winds his way toward Warehouse Live with Method Man, Big K.R.I.T. and a bunch of others on the Smoker's Club 2011 tour. Marcus will be filing his usual re ... More >>
It's another big night for you, Matt LeinartI don't know that there was ever any point during the NFL lockout where I was fearful that we wouldn't have football this season. Still, the specter of the work stoppage that loomed over us throughout thus summer made us at least ponder life without ... More >>
South Dakota State PrisonJames Vernon McVay: Proud HoustonianJames Vernon McVay wanted to kill President Obama. After his arrest in Wisconsin earlier this month, he told police that he believed the best way to do that was to stalk the commander-in-chief while he was playing golf and pick him ... More >>
Rice U video No city in America grew more in population in the last decade than Houston, a Rice study said today. And if you don't believe it, they put out the slick video above to erase any doubt. Houston added 1,231,393 residents between 2000 and 2012, the study of census figures said; the next ... More >>
Anderson Fair alumna Lucinda Williams returns to Houston.
Brittanie SheyHotel Derek, all gaudied up.Judging by traffic, alumni from the schools playing in this weekend's Final Four are already swarming town, and if you want to get some of the sweet team-pride action, we've compiled a list of the official and unofficial watch parties happening this w ... More >>
What the hell happened to Leslie Visser?It's generally accepted that the first two full days of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament provide the greatest two-day watching/gambling/drinking/eating experience annually, for obvious reasons: 1. Whether by illness, approved vacation, or planned s ... More >>
Oy.See photos from the game and the tailgating competition in our slideshow. The Andre Johnson drop-turned-interception was the epitome of fluke. The Arian Foster touchdown-that-wasn't was an awful call that resulted from a terrible rule. But when the 4-4 Texans reflected on their heartbrea ... More >>
Playoffs? Are you kidding me? Playoffs!?At their core, the Houston Texans are a business, just like any other business, and they have customers -- you, the season ticket holders. The Texans have been above .500 for a total of eleven weeks in their history. I mean, let's face it, for the better p ... More >>
Sometimes I forget that the cushy little sports world I live in is not the end-all and be-all. For the better part of the last two weeks, it has felt like everything was crashing down around me as housewives and receptionists everywhere had outpicked me on their March Madness brackets using such ... More >>
I was on fire. As dismal as my bracket had become whittling the field down from 64 to 16 teams, once the field was down to the Sweet Sixteen, I was seeing things much more clearly. This wouldn't save my bracket, because brackets are like kids -- once you crank one out, it's yours for better or ... More >>
After three weeks of the season, the Texans were on a pace to allow more total yards and more yards rushing than any team in NFL history.So who the hell are these guys? And more importantly, have the guys calling the shots figured something out?The Texans' defense pitched a third consecutive ... More >>
Hey, Esquire, stick to covering topics like this and we'll all be happy.The venerated Esquire has released its list of the Best Bars in America, compiled after what we imagine was some serious and excessive binge-drinking that had either mind-erasing or mind-altering effects on the editors ... More >>
Craig HlavatyThe Phish of the Southwest and king of Houston's summer concert hill: George StraitOnline ticket broker StubHub.com released its annual list of America's Top 20 "Most Rockin' Cities" Friday, with Houston holding steady at No. 17 for the second year in a row. We probably would have be ... More >>
Think it's hot in Houston now? Just want for....(switch to stentorian voice)...The Future!!!!That's the word from Climate Central, a non-profit scientific group that apparently believes all this climate-change mumbo-jumbo the socialist-fascists are trying to throw at us when they're not trying to ... More >>
If you're headed to see the Doggfather Wednesday evning at House of Blues, you might want to be careful. Though Snoop denies any wrongdoing, MTV reported last week that a fan who rushed the stage at a 2005 Seattle show is alleging the rapper clocked him with a brass-knuckle microphone and poured a d ... More >>
If everyone who complains Dallas and Austin get all the good shows will kindly keep their mouths shut for the next few moments, Houstoned Rocks has a bit of happy news we’d like to report. Radiohead, those paradigm-busting, pitch-shifting Oxford rogues, released a list of cities for their upcoming ... More >>
The Rodeo saves local parents from a winter of sulking. But what's this whole Miley Cyrus thing about, anyway?
Opie Hendrix and the Tall Boys Opie Hendrix sent us this missive, and we thought we'd pass it on to you: It was Thursday morning coming down, 17 hours & four states later, I am sailing the rented Ford Taurus across the Ohio river into Jeffersonville, IN. . My good friend Rick has booked the Opi ... More >>
Gibson.com So, Houston ladies, you're saying this ain't sexy? H-town has been making all kindsa' lists lately. And now it seems that damn, we're smoove. Proving that in America, anyone can start an organization about anything, we have word from the National Organization of Social Crusaders Repu ... More >>
Dance royalty is in the cards for remix diva Amber
Local table-tennis players whack away
Even a wayward washing machine can't drop these sludge-rockers to the canvas
Several staffers move over to Channel 39's start-up effort
Gay domestic violence is a dirty little secret that traps victims with nowhere to turn
And other signs that Texas Monthly's brain trust doesn't have a neuron left
'The I-69 "NAFTA Highway" is supposed to create thousands of jobs. Thanks to your tax dollars, it's already provided a very good one for the underemployed brother of Tom DeLay.
... And don't let the door hit you on the way out