• Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Travel company hopes you're not sick of cruises, banking on local ports

    Just last month a Caribbean Princess cruise had to cut itstrip short. It returned to Bayport Cruise Terminal in Pasadenaa day early so folks from the Centers for Disease Control could investigate what caused 181 passengers and 11 crew members to get sick, a nast little bug called norovirus.&nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Dynamo's Home Touch Fading with Loss To Red Bulls

    The Dynamo have seen some cold spells in their time in Houston, but their current situation is ridiculous. They are 0-3-1 in their last four matches, and have been outscored 12-2. Now as bad as that last figure looks, it could be much worse. If you don't include Sunday's home loss to the New York ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    7 Quality Rums To Try For National Rum Day

    Today, August 16, is National Rum Day, and while you might be tempted to partake in a little Captain and Coke or Malibu and pineapple to celebrate, don't reach for that bottle of Bacardi so fast. Rum is actually a complex, incredibly tasty spirit with as many varieties as there are islands in the C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Bistro Des Artes, Iguana Joes & More

    This week several big name chefs and restaurant owners spoke about their newly opened and to-come restaurants. Oh yeah and Iguana Joe's apparently got a lot of people sick and is shut down temporarily. But enough of the gross news, let's get back to some openings we are pretty excited about. Eater ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Sad Farewells & Exciting Expansions

    Let's just get to the sad news, first. Feast is closing today. The wonderful and beloved restaurant, however, is having a yard sale to get rid of, well, everything. Head on over on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.-ish and Monday, June 17 from 10 a.m. until dusk to snag something from the re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Dynamo Learn, 'You Can't Win Them All'

    Have you ever been traveling, and you just have this sneaky suspension that you left something in the hotel room? The lads in Orange over at BBVA Compass Stadium might be having that same feeling right about now. Just two weeks ago, they were the proud owners of a 36 home match unbeaten streak. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    The Best Hip-Hop at SXSW 2013

    I remember going to SXSW a few years ago without a place to sleep, less than $100 to spend, no agenda, badge, wristband, or RSVP. I bar-hopped up and down Red River, made friends, snuck into Stubb's, ate cheese pizza and drank Lone Star. After years of busting my ass as a music photographer and wri ... More >>

  • Year End

    December 27, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Original Napoli Italian Restaurant and More Delicious Deals in Houston

    Treat yourself to an early Christmas gift with today's Houston Press Voice Daily Deal, good for half-off ($12 for $24) at Original Napoli Italian Restaurant. Family-friendly Napoli serves all of your Italian favorites, from pizza, to house-made pasta, to authentic entrees which can all be ordered ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Flu-bitten Dynamo Get Last-Minute Win Over Real Salt Lake

    The Houston Dynamo seemed a bit unconditioned to the heat at Thursday's match against Real Salt Lake at BBVA Compass Stadium. Perhaps it was fatigue, as the Dynamo were playing their sixth match in 20 days. Another dynamic could have been the flu that was going around the Dynamo locker room this w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Cesar Avila: Immigrant Smuggler Convicted Of Holding Them For Ransom

    A jury has convicted an immigrant smuggler of imprisoning his customers until their families coughed up $5,000 each. Cesar Avila, 35, was found guilty on one count of hostage-taking conspiracy, four counts of hostage taking, one count of using a firearm during a crime of violence and four counts of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Golden Throats: Rock Star Health Care in 2012

    Last June, current radio darling Adele was forced to cancel a large portion of her North American tour, disappointing scores of twenty-something year old easy-listeners in the process. The culprit? Laryngitis -- the age-old bugaboo of vocalists and recording artists. The diagnosis seemed relative ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Happiness Is A Warm Buzz: 5 Hot Cocktails

    Photo by Anne Taintor​So it's not exactly chilly outside, but at least it's rainy. And last night, we just pretended it was cold, whipping up a warm concoction that quieted the cough, soothed the sore throat and helped us drift off to dreamland, Ambien-style. As much as we love the tart, frui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Tuesday August 2, 2011 Deals of the Day

    ​Get half off pizza and more with today's VOICE Daily Deal from the Houston Press. Our coupon is good for 50 percent off ($9 for $18) at Essie's Pizzeria in Bellaire. Essie's makes their homemade dough fresh daily, and they make their pizzas to order in a traditional brick oven. Essie's also s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Tuesday July 26, 2011 Deals of the Day

    ​Today's VOICE Daily Deal from the Houston Press will earn you half-off the rich, delicious flavors of Vietnamese food--get 50 percent off ($10 for $20) the distinctive, spicy Vietnamese flavors cooked up by Kim Chau. The menu features recipes inspired by the city of Huế. Today's VOICE Daily ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Top 5 Everyday Exotic Dinners

    Jules:stonesoup​Unless I'm feeling particularly inspired, throwing a party or testing out recipes for a blog post, on a daily basis I often fall into the same old pasta, chicken, whatever rotation. There's only so many nights, however, that a person can stand the same old boring thing before o ... More >>

  • Music

    December 2, 2010
  • Dining

    November 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Openings & Closings

    ​After an extended hiatus, Las Alamedas (23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, Suite F410) has finally reopened -- but not in its former location on Katy Freeway. Instead, the old-school Mexican restaurant known as the site of many a special occasion dinner has moved west to Katy's La Centerra developm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    5 New Pop-Star Sitcoms We'd Like To See

    Today marks the 43rd anniversary of <>The Monkees winning an Emmy for Best Comedy Series, making them the first musical act ever to win that award. 1967 also marked a transitional period for the band, which was moving toward creative freedom on the television show in which they started out as ... More >>

  • Music

    April 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    iFest Aftermath: A Sensory Smorgasbord And Spontaneous Reggae Dance Party

    GroovehouseNew Orleans Hustlers Brass Band​ The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley when it comes to Houston weather. That's how Aftermath found ourselves obsessively refreshing the iFest Twitter page around noon yesterday for some sign that the show would go on in spite of the stormy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2010

    Back To The Future: Ska Selecters Who Beat The English Beat

    This Sunday, Valentine's Day if you nasty, Warehouse Live gets a two-tone shot of ska history when the English Beat and Fishbone hit the stage. The two bands tour together quite a bit and have become the sort of elder ambassadors of the genre while bands like the Specials mull over extensive tourin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Dear Social Media Swami: Hey, Facebook Friend, Who Are You Again?

    Actual swami not picturedDear Social Media Swami, People try to contact me on Facebook, we become friends, yada yada. I assume that it's just the "we went to the same college" thing and think nothing of it. Then they write me messages like we know/knew each other and I literally have no recol ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Happy 4/20, Mon: Why Bob Marley Is Overrated

    When the calendar hits April 20, thoughts turn to man's other best friend: the marijuana plant. Yes, along with copious amounts of Reese's Pieces and trips to the nearest Jack in the Box drive-thru, almost everyone agrees nothing goes better with the reefer than reggae. (Personally, give us Slee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2008

    Top Ten Sports Moments of 2008

    10. Danica Patrick won the Indy Japan 300 to become the first woman to win a major (NASCAR, Indy, Formula One) auto race. 9. Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine won his 300th game, then retired at the end of the season, to just about cement his selection into the Baseball Hall of Fame in five ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Sonidos y Mas: Various Artists, "The Price of Silence"

    Sixty years ago this week in Paris, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The original text was a collaborative effort from representatives from many nations including the United States (Eleanor Roosevelt was part of the team), written as a way to repudiate the atroci ... More >>

  • Music

    December 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 20, 2008
  • Music

    August 14, 2008
  • Music

    November 16, 2006

    Jackie Mitto


  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Irie iFest

    Finding the coolest runnings at this year's Jamaica-themed Houston International Festival

  • News

    January 12, 2006
  • Music

    November 10, 2005

    Damian Marley

    Welcome to Jamrock

  • Calendar

    June 30, 2005
  • Music

    January 27, 2005

    Pattern Recognition

    Can defunct German bands become the sheezy in '05? Ja, they Can. We explore these and other of this year's trends.

  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    Songs of Freedom

    Can music free your mind from mental slavery? Depends which Free Radical you ask

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2003

    Up Close and Personal

    Jamaican dancehall stars bring back the lovers' rock

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Rodeo's Gonna Git You, Sucka

    When the Fat Show calls, you better answer

  • Music

    November 28, 2002
  • Music

    November 21, 2002

    Mud Boy

    Chris Robinson decides to Crowe it alone with an earthy new band

  • Music

    November 21, 2002


    Live in Africa (RAS Records)

  • Music

    August 2, 2001

    Business Versus Pleasure

    Lil' Troy keeps on ballin', on CD and video, at least

  • Music

    March 8, 2001


    The Bob Marley Festival

  • Music

    September 14, 2000

    Buju Banton

    Using his one-way ticket out of the slums

  • Dining

    June 8, 2000

    Cowboy in the Kitchen

    Welcome The Houston Press's new food critic, Robb Walsh

  • Film

    December 10, 1998

    Reality Check

    Stylish Shattered Image smashes narrative rules wonderfully

  • News

    June 11, 1998
  • Calendar

    April 23, 1998

    Night & Day

    April 23 - 29, 1998

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