• Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Ukrainians in Houston Speak Out About Crimea

    The situation in Ukraine is a fluid one and local Houstonians with ties to the country have followed right along with several days of protests over the weekend. Through a local Ukrainian organization, Iryna Petrovska Marchiano has helped set that response in motion uniting with dozens this weekend t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Bloodhound Gang vs. Russia: No Contest, Comrade Putin

    It's not quite the Cold War, but the current relationship between the U.S. and Russia is especially frosty these days. From Syria to Snowden, we can't seem to see eye to eye across the globe, or even the Bering Strait, as Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency seems like regression to authorita ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Health Department Roundup

    Starting with an update from last week - no, Juan Mon's is not closed. In fact, the sandwich shop now has an "international bar." Which sounds like a backstreet den in Kiev where, if you don't get a $200 drink-slash-prostitute, you get a free walk to an ATM in the company of some enthusiastic local ... More >>

  • News

    March 9, 2006

    Bring It On

    Why Houston should want a nuclear power plant

  • Culture

    December 11, 2003

    Supreme Show

    Works from a bygone era stand the test of time

  • Music

    October 10, 2002

    Tipsy Gypsies

    Gogol Bordello combines Balkan folk traditions with a theater of anarchy

  • Dining

    February 15, 2001

    Holy Water

    Saint Arnold's finds a little divine guidance in the form of Father Andrei Davydov

  • News

    April 29, 1999

    Monkey Business

    Who needs a product when you can sell stock? The mind-boggling success of

  • News

    January 7, 1999
  • News

    September 3, 1998
  • News

    June 11, 1998
  • Film

    May 21, 1998

    Post-Commie Depression

    In A Friend of the Deceased, our hero longs for the U.S.S.R.

  • Calendar

    January 9, 1997
  • Dining

    December 12, 1996

    A Night in Old Moscow

    Svetlana offers a taste of Mother Russia -- in more ways than one

  • Music

    December 21, 1995
  • Music

    December 15, 1994

    Milla in 3-D

    Supermodel Milla Jovovich proves she's more than just another pretty face

  • Dining

    July 7, 1994

    Taste of Russia

    Yakov's Deli proves there is more to the bear than borscht (though the borscht ain't bad)