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Japan

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    You Can Now Search Yelp with Emojis (For the Spelling-Challenged)

    In case words are too difficult for you to manage or you're a 13-year-old girl with an iPhone (you know, when I was your age...), Yelp has just made things a little easier on you. Now, instead of actually typing words like "pizza" or "hamburger" in the search box when you want to find a restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Declawing Cats, Banned in Many Countries, Is Thriving in the United States

    So your cat just slashed your prized Australian aborigine drum set. Or maybe that cute as a button kitten you got just a few weeks ago took out the wall paper in your den. No problem: just have your cat declawed and all that goes away. You'll never have to worry about home destruction or battling wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    A Rebuilt Giant Battle Monster Takes Aim for Japan

    It's the eleventh hour and you've got a Japanese tour on the horizon. It's your first time taking your band out of the country and you're pretty damn excited. Suddenly, everyone else in the band decides they don't want to do it and quit. Now you've got all the dates scheduled, plane ticket in hand, ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Drops In the Bucket List: 5 Venues To See a Show In Before You Die

    I'm not much of a traveler. Outside of a few trips to Vegas, I've never been on a real grownup-type vacation. Every year it's a struggle to think of something to do with my vacation days, one that eventually leads to a few four-day weeks and a couple of midweek shows. Now that I'm getting older, I' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Morimoto Who? Houston has Nobu Kagawa at Uchi

    You've done it, come on, you know you have. Most American sushi eaters have succeeded in bastardizing the whole tradition and delicacy of sushi. We make paste out of soy sauce and wasabi and dip our beautiful piece of o-toro and rice in it till it's dripping and then shove it in our mouths. The wasa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Musical "Holograms" We Don't Want To See Anytime Soon (OK, Yes We Do)

    A lot has been made about the Tupac "hologram" at Coachella. First off, it's not really a hologram as much as it is CGI "magic" and it's nothing new, seeing that they have been doing it Japan for a few years now. But they do lots of things in Japan. It's even to get swept up in the madness because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Bento Bliss: Competitors Study the Art of Lunch

    The Epicurean Cooking School in Rice Epicurean on Fountainview was at its maximum capacity of 40 on Saturday, February 25. The big draw: the Bento Contest, which was organized by the Consulate-General of Japan at Houston. It was sponsored by The Epicurean Cooking School and Satake USA, Inc., which m ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2011
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    May 19, 2011

    Picnic at Miller Outdoor Theater

    ​Two weekends ago I made the trek up the big hill at Miller Outdoor Theater to see Houston Ballet's performance of The Core, Tu Tu and Hush. The weather was perfect and all three ballets were impressive, but as I looked around at my fellow picnickers on the hill with their various fried things ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011
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    April 13, 2011

    Ingredient of the Week: Cactus Honey Powder

    ​What is it? This Arizona Farm Cactus Honey Powder is a bit of an enigma. After a little research online, I found several sources, including a blog called TheKitchn.com, that states that "cactus honey" is a term used to describe agave nectar, NOT bee-produced honey made from the cactus flower ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011
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    March 14, 2011

    Japanese Nuke Disaster Might Stop Texas Expansion

    STNP, with a rainbow​Financial analysts are predicting that the series of nuclear accidents resulting from the Japanese earthquake will put an end to plans to expand the South Texas Nuclear Plant in Bay City, 90 miles southwest of town. The energy company NRG had ambitious plans to double STN ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Ingredient of the Week: Nagaimo

    ​What is it? Other than a very lewd-looking root vegetable (at least from this picture I took), the not-so-pretty yam is also known as a Chinese yam, yamaimo, Japanese mountain yam, or Korean yam. It can grow to up to three feet long and close to four pounds. Ironically known in the U.S. as ... More >>

  • Music

    August 12, 2010
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    June 10, 2010

    Secret of the Sea: Lolliguncula Brevis

    ​The sparkling enope squid, which is found in the Western Pacific Ocean, is a seasonal delicacy that is found in sushi bars between the months of March and May. They're also known as "firefly squid" (hotaru ika in Japanese) because each tentacle contains a photophore that flashes a luminescent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    World Cup: Get in the Spirit

    zota​If you couldn't care less about the World Cup, that's fine, because basically the ENTIRE REST OF THE WORLD is excited, and we'll make up for your lack of enthusiasm. But should you be looking to get into the World Cup spirit, here's a brief list of Houston restaurants where you can enjoy ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2010

    "Paper Runway"

    The Center for Contemporary Craft outsources a show to some paper experts

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    June 3, 2010

    Texans Cheerleaders On Tour: Inspiration From Led Zep And The Air Force

    Nourishment in several languages​The Texans cheerleaders are headed to Japan on a USO tour, because our brave service members want to hear what Matt Schaub is really like. Or maybe they want to look at cheerleaders.Texans cheerleader Lindsay (as always, first names only to deter stalker creeps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Sampler Plate: This Week In Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. The Necessarian: Although at the time of this writing, Nancy has packed up all ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    I Travel Lite!

    Ali presents The Good, the Bad & the Funny

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    April 23, 2009

    16th Annual Japan Festival

    Are you ready for a gong karaoke contest?

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Nebraska: The New Japan

    It's long been known that Japan has the market cornered on bizarre vending machines.  From machines dispensing beer and sake to bowls of hot ramen and farm-fresh eggs, the Japanese are a people who love a good automated food product. In a patriotic move to bring that fame and glory to Amer ... More >>

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    March 20, 2009
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    January 29, 2009
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    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 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 >>

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2008

    Honogurai mizu no soko kara (Dark Water)

    Don't let the leaky remake scare you away from the real thing

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    August 7, 2008

    “Houston Center for Photography’s 26th Anniversary ”

    30 photographers contribute portraits, landscapes and narratives

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    April 3, 2008

    Houston Japan Festival

    The local Asian community celebrates its heritage

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    January 17, 2008

    Auction Exhibit Opening

    The Houston Photography Center is bringing out its most sellable stock

  • Calendar

    August 17, 2006

    Weird Science

    Gatchaman could kick Pikachu's ass

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    June 1, 2006
  • Dining

    April 13, 2006

    Raw Deal

    When Andrew Jackson puts in an appearance, the hostesses at Ra Sushi pay attention

  • Home Entertainment

    January 12, 2006

    Enter the Dragon

    Dragon Quest VIII is the biggest thing from Japan since Godzilla

  • News

    December 29, 2005

    A Cut Above

    The future of the best beef in America may depend on a herd in East Texas

  • News

    October 21, 2004

    Dance Fever

    HISD kills a reality show on high school dancers

  • Calendar

    April 1, 2004

    Flickering into the Future

    A new exhibition redefines "art house"

  • Music

    October 23, 2003

    Lillix Fair

    Life on a major label is no carnival for teenage sisters Lacey-Lee and Tasha-Ray Evin

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Lutefisk Sushi

    Sweet J.A.P. is without a doubt the best Japanese punk band from Minneapolis

  • News

    August 2, 2001

    Tooned In To Anime

    Fans say there's nothing Mickey Mouse about these Japanese cartoons with their stories of love, sex, death and saving the world

  • Dining

    March 29, 2001

    Side Order of Worms?

    You like fresh salmon? So do marine parasites.

  • Dining

    January 25, 2001

    The Fifth Taste

    Speaking off the toque: Kanji Okubo

  • Culture

    July 27, 2000

    Unmasked!

    MFA exhibit uncovers the secrets behind our facial disguises

  • Music

    April 13, 2000

    Six Strings Under

    Unlike many of his rock guitar god peers, Joe Satriani has yet to flee to audiences overseas

  • Film

    May 25, 1995
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