John Gray

  • Dining

    November 29, 2012

    Spoiler Alert!

    A handy infographic guide to the shelf life of fruit.

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Mike Leach: Former Tech Coach Partners with Houston Publisher of Strip-Club Guides

    Adult Quest: Proud partner of Mike Leach Football.​Texas football hasn't been the same since Mike Leach left Lubbock. Not only have the Texas Tech Raiders struggled on the field, but the goofiness quotient has gone way down. Leach has gone to Washington State, but he hasn't cut off all his T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Whole Foods Now Hiring 300 Houston Workers

    This guy either already works there, or will be applying. ​Anarcho-socialist free range green organic vegan gluten-free hippie liberal commie pinko grocery chain Whole Foods has announced that they're hiring 300 (or so) workers in the Houston area. And we have a totally legit Whole Foods job ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    The 10 Biggest Posts of 2010

    Y'all loved this post. Seriously.​With the end of the year in sight, we wanted to look back out our most viewed, most commented and overall most popular posts from the past 12 months. Some are silly, some are informative, some are thought-provoking. And all of them went viral in ways we couldn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    What Are Our Crazy Old Relatives Bringing to Thanksgiving? A Handy Chart

    Photo illustration by John GrayA previous investigation. Click for larger view. ​We've already shown you what your lazier relatives are going to bring to the family Thanksgiving table, but what about the family's "senior eccentrics"? Don't be shy, now, we've all got 'em: the family members who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Hurt: Concert Injuries In And Out Of The Line Of Duty

    Marco Torres​About ten days ago, my parents and brother came into Houston for Sunday dinner, and I noticed my brother - whom we'll call "John," because that's his name - was limping something awful. It turns out John decided to take a spin in the mosh pit at the end of the Bad Religion show I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Gourmet Prep Meals: Giving Prep a New Meaning

    I made this salmon! (Sort of.)​There are plenty of nights that I feel up to cooking, but not nearly as many nights that I feel up to braving the grocery store's long, rush hour-style lines. And there are plenty of times I want to cook but don't want to go out and buy an entire pound of ground ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Based On Music Scene, Houston May Be U.S.'s 4th-Dumbest City

    ​Sooooo... The Daily Beast has compiled its second annual list of the dumbest cities in America. Houston came in fourth from last (out of 55), just ahead of our neighbors in San Antonio. The list is compiled through a great many things, such as the number of libraries, cultural investments and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Classy Nude Pics Used In Un-Classy Way, Suit Claims; Gets A Classic Response

    This is not Risque Business magazine​Austin photographer Leann Collins shoots weddings and African wildlife images, but it's her pics of T&A that are at the center of a copyright lawsuit she just filed against Houston publisher John Gray.Strip-club afficionados might be familiar with Gray's ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2010

    More from the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase

    GroovehouseZydeco Dots at Bud Light Stage​The party's about to start at the Bud Light Main Stage, the sun is on it's way down and the night's just getting started. "Big crowd at Walter's. The Manichean are struggling towards a late start." -- John Gray "People are arriving in cabs for B L A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    A Comprehensive Guide to Houston's Food Blogs

    Cartoon does not reflect reality (most of the time).​In a city as large as Houston and with as many culinary options as we're blessed with, it's no surprise that the food blogging community here is large and diverse. Say what you want about food bloggers: that we're arrogant, obtrusive know-i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 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 Mighty Rib: It's always refreshing to see new food blogs in town, and I lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Broadcast News -- Press Members Attempt To Rock

    You probably thought you were watching a Josie & the Pussycats remake last night on 39 News. Instead, it was the Houston Press Rocks Off Lego Rock Band party, with our Katharine Shilcutt, Craig Hlavaty and John Gray -- along with a random audience member -- attempting musical greatness.

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Rocks Off Is Not Going Dark Over Thanksgiving, Turkeys

    ​Once you shake yourself out of that Tryptophan coma tomorrow, Rocks Off would like to invite all of you over to our own Thanksgiving buffet. Craig Hlavaty and Brittanie Shey go toe to toe over the songs they're least thankful for, yours truly will have a report from tonight's Raphael Saadiq show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Food Fight: Battle Mashed Potato

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​After last week's Food Fight, in which fans/minions of Jeannine's Bistro cluttered the comments section with with querulous protestations and propaganda, we've decided to take a brief break from pitting one restaurant against another. And inspired by John Gray's inaugu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Are You a Washington Avenue Douchebag? Read This and Find Out​In the past weeks since word sprung forth that Walter's On Washington would be moving, in no small part due to the influx of upper-crust cats looking for love in all the right places at Washington Avenue's nouveau-trendy bars, the word "douchebag" has made a big resurgence. The ... More >>

  • Music

    February 12, 2009

    Musicians on Twitter

    Is the "microblog" Internet phenomenon the next leap forward or just a tweeting waste of time?

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Video: Love Street Light Circus at International Coffee Building

    Love Street Light Circus, "Get Back" / Video by John Gray

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Video Flashback: The Last Place You Look at Warehouse Live

    "Don't Make It So Easy"/ Video by John Gray

  • News

    January 15, 2009

    The Chron, Enron Hatah

    A federal court quotes a dog

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Burger King Urges You to Abandon Your Friends for Whoppers

    I have to say, I wish Burger King's food was better. Because their marketing department is evidently full of interesting people who, unlike other companies who balk at any controversy whatsoever, simply do not care whose feelings get hurt. Burger King has announced the implementation of the Whoppe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Five More Houstonians and Their Wacky Sexual Escapades

    U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent of Houston is faced with a slew of sexual misconduct charges, including aggravated sexual abuse, abusive sexual contact and obstruction of justice, for which he faces a possible sentence of life in prison and a $250,000 fine. Things look bleak for Judge Kent, but he s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2007

    Last Night: Streetlight Manifesto at the Meridian

    Streetlight Manifesto Meridian November 26, 2007 Better Than: Hitting yet another quiet, boring acoustic hipster act with zithers and sitars and homemade psalmodicons, standing around basting in your own smug because you think you’re above something as energetic and fun as ska, but really you’r ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 28, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    April 14, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    To Be A Geek, A Robot God

    An epic saga of genius, striving, triumph and survival in which our heroes, mere high school students, create truly marvelous mechanical beings, becoming fairly amazing human beings in the process

  • Film

    March 29, 2001

    Call of the Mild

    Despite its animal instincts, Someone Like You is nothing but a lap kitten

  • Calendar

    September 23, 1999
  • News

    August 6, 1998
  • News

    July 2, 1998

    Naked Ambition

    Peddling smut is this young man's version of the American Dream

  • Music

    May 22, 1997
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    May 30, 1996
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    June 15, 1995