John Lomax

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    December 21, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: 59 Diner, Taco Milagro, Catty Corner and More

    Right now we feel like Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park. We could have told everyone this disaster was going to happen. Maybe not as quickly and drastically as it did, but with so many butterflies flapping their wings in Peking, plus what we witnessed when we worked there in college, it was inevitable ... More >>

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    October 5, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: HBU, Reef, Tina's Mystery Dive and more

    We tend to forget that Houston Baptist University exists. We've never met anyone who went there, at least not that we know of. We're wondering - what's it like? Are they allowed to dance there? Is it like Baylor, but with better access to pill mills and Indian food? The Health Department visited b ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    May 28, 2012

    Houston 101: Will Hogg, Houston's Forgotten, Eccentric and Downright Badass Philanthropist

    What better time than Memorial Day to remember Will Hogg, the man who founded Memorial Park? If that (and the Arboretum) was all Will Hogg gave Houston, that would rank as one of the grandest local legacies anyone has ever achieved. But Will Hogg did so much more. He founded and developed River Oa ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    Vintage Baseball: Covering All the Bases

    A writer and photographer are pressed into service on the field.

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    May 14, 2012

    Happy Birthday Zuckerberg: Our 5 Least Favorite Facebook Annoyances

    Facebook is great for a lot of things. It helps us keep in touch with family and friends without having to actually call them, allows us to play games in our browsers when we should be working, and helps us remember birthdays we'd forget. It allows me to be a hermit while giving the illusion that I ... More >>

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    March 27, 2012

    Houston Scores Big-Time In Latest Editon Of Encyclopedia Of Country Music: Part 3

    The further one digs into the second edition of The Encyclopedia of Country Music, the deeper one's appreciation of the contributions of Houston's country-music pioneers becomes. Yeah, just check out the black circles under the eyes and drunk-ass grins on Leon Payne's band above. That photo alone sp ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Health Department Roundup

    After a slow month, the inspections have gotten comparatively dirtier. It was a dangerous week for dirty restaurants, a couple of which got stuck with citations. Late Nite Pie (302 Tuam) burned down six days after an inspection turned up seven violations. The violations were fairly routine, and inc ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're going to try to organize an anti-SOPA fundraiser. Here's how it would go: the menu consists of SOPA-pillas, delicious Mexican batter envelopes served with honey and sugar. But seconds after your waiter brings you your SOPA-pill ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    Happy Hour Scene: AvantGarden

    ​The Place: AvantGarden 411 Westheimer 832-519-1429 The Deals: $2 Lone Star and Shiner Draft, $3 well drinks, $4 bull blasters, $5 sangria The Hours: 4 to 8 p.m. weekdays The Scene: A patio near a bus stop off Westheimer in late June sounds like some kind of sticky diesel hell, but even at ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    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. Bon Appetit: The big news this week, of course, was Andrew Knowlton's trip to H ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    One Last Hit of K-2

    Fake weed's final freewheeling days

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    October 27, 2010

    Reporting from the Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium: Chingo Bling Talks "Taco Circuit"

    ​A lot of rappers establish street cred by talking about hittin' licks and sellin' rocks. Chingo Bling raps about slangin' tamales and hot sauce -- which is what brought him to the Southern Foodways Alliance annual symposium last weekend. Known as the Masa Messiah, or the Taquero Vaquero, or ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    The Case of Blue October

    Readers take both sides.

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    June 3, 2010

    Little Boy Blue

    Ask Justin Furstenfeld if he's really mentally ill and be prepared to ride the whirlwind.

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    April 23, 2010

    Sole of Houston: Passing the Torch

    ​It's been a while since I've posted in the Sole of Houston, and truth be told, ever since David Beebe moved to Marfa and I got a bike, we've kinda hung up our walking shoes. But that's just us. A guy named Brent Zius is picking up the slack. This Monday, Zius plans to walk an even longer st ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    Dives and DIY Shepherd's Pie

    Our readers weigh in.

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    October 7, 2009

    Stalking the Elusive Urban Juggalo (Gulf Coast Subspecies)

    Tonight, Rocks Off will valiantly fend off the sleep fairies and attempt to hit up his first-ever Insane Clown Posse show. We don't know what to expect, but from what the Interwebs and close friends have been saying, nay pleading, to us we should be frightened and gird ourselves with smelling salts ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    Artist of the Week: The Tontons

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to​Each week when we write ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    Food Fight: Battle Chicken Fried Steak

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt A contentious battle if there ever was one... Chicken fried steak (or CFS, for short) is up there in the great pantheon of Texas foods alongside cheese enchiladas, brisket and chili. But just because a food is inherently Texan doesn't mean you can always find i ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    Treating Themselves

    Readers have second oponions about the high cost of health care and Generation DIY

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    April 21, 2009

    Doug Supernaw's Woes Continue: Arrested In Utah

    In May of 2007, we covered the travails (to date) of Doug Supernaw, the troubled Houston-bred one-time country music star. We just received word that the singer is in trouble again, this time in Utah.Two years ago, Supernaw was facing a bevy of charges including nonpayment of child support, driving ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    Flavors of the 5th: Meat and Music

    Once called the Harlem of Houston, the Fifth Ward a.k.a. "The Nickel," was the center of black culture in the Bayou City back in the days before desegregation. In this week's Café review we visited two Fifth Ward institutions that carry on that neighborhood's proud culinary tradition. Meanwhile ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008
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    September 18, 2008
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    July 10, 2008
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    April 25, 2008

    Snoop Dogg Goes Country, Y’all

    Do you know what “Dopestick pimpin’ on the one-trick pony” means? I sure as Hell don’t either, but I like the sound of it. Where do these lovely words come from? From a little tune called “My Medicine,” performed by country music’s latest addition, Snoop Dogg. Yes, Snoop Dogg. Th ... More >>

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    February 14, 2008
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    November 5, 2007

    Day of the Dead at the Graves of Southeast Texas Music Legends

    As some of you may remember, I wrote about visiting the graves of southeast Texas music legends on Day of the Dead. Last Friday, Press music listings editor Brett Koshkin and I did just that. Or tried to, at least. The plan was to head up to Navasota’s Oakland / Resthaven cemetery, where both Ma ... More >>

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    November 1, 2007
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    October 11, 2007

    Black Pearl Sings

    Stages presents world premiere

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    April 4, 2007
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    February 13, 2007
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    December 1, 2006
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    December 1, 2006
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    July 10, 2006

    In His Prine

    We like it when our favorite musicians wax on. And on. And on. So fans of John Prine should love this extended interview with Prine, which, for spatial reasons, didn't make it into John Lomax's recent story. No peas for John, please John Lomax:I never knew this, but I saw that you were a big Rog ... More >>

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    June 22, 2006
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    January 5, 2006
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    November 10, 2005

    Naked Posole

    The pork-and-hominy soup at Taqueria Mexico looks a little plain, until you dress it up

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    September 1, 2005
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    November 13, 2003

    Return of Los Vatos Rudos

    Los Skarnales are set to release a new full-length with a new lineup

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    January 23, 2003

    Crashing the Sidecar

    Plus: Oliver Returns, Mary's Memories, No Yellow-Dog Democrat

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    January 9, 2003

    Sidecar Sideshow

    Racket confronts his hatas at a show in his dishonor

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    November 14, 2002

    Cut the Apple

    Plus: Buck Rogers, Harvesting Knowledge, Star Pizza Resolve

  • Dining

    October 31, 2002

    The Nickel Burger

    How is a falling-apart Fifth Ward joint turning out the best burgers in town? Adrian's has history.

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    July 11, 2002

    Poet in Chaps

    Find out what cowboys do when they're by themselves

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    December 20, 2001

    Fallout From This Year's Houston Press Holiday Party

    John Lomax leaves the paper to pursue singing career after surprise debut

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    August 23, 2001


    Twin Piques, Fed Up, Gerda's Grief

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    June 21, 2001


    Scaling Green Mountain, Where Credit's Due, Horse-Whipped

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    September 28, 2000

    Pop Populist

    Moby's muse knows what the people want

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