Kingdom of Jordan

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Medical Marijuana Refugees are Fleeing Texas to Help Their Loved Ones

    Sitting cross-legged on the floor in her apartment outside of Houston, Faith's mother looks over at the toddler repeatedly as she talks. There are no physical indicators that signal the start of a seizure, but Faith's mother can tell one is on its way. Everything about raising Faith involves watchi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2014

    Cacao & Cardamom to Open Storefront in the Galleria Area Today

    For the past two years, Annie Rupani's Cacao & Cardamom chocolates have won first place in the dessert/cheese plate category at the Rodeo's Best Bites competition, an honor bestowed by area food writers and local celebrities. It's no small feat, especially considering Rapani is only 25 years old. ... More >>

  • News

    June 12, 2014

    The 16 Hard-to-Spell Words Everyone From Houston Knows

    You can spell “Olajuwon” without looking, right?

  • Dining

    March 21, 2013

    So Delicious, a Caveman Could Eat It

    Paleo-friendly restaurant menus abound in Houston.

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    When It Comes to Ending Hunger, All Eyes are Upon Houston

    Every other month, Moez El-Shohdi travels through the greater Middle East. Stretching from Morocco to Pakistan, El-Shohdi dots the landscape, visiting models he helped perfect through his work in Cairo. He examines the factory sprung in Riyadh. He tours the facilities in Damascus. He makes sure that ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 6, 2012

    Gilad Efrat's Images of Desolation

    "Negev" paintings show scenes from the desert and moon — haunting, mournful and apparently eternal.

  • News

    July 26, 2012

    Texan Challenges Civil Forfeiture Law

    Police can keep your cash, car and other property, regardless of whether you've been convicted of – let alone charged with – a crime.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Bartender Chat: Dino of Bistro Lancaster

    ​As of this Sunday, I'll be a Montrosian (?) again. For the past year, I've been living Downtown and have really loved every minute of it. I learned so much about my city, rode my bike and walked everywhere, admired our beautiful skyline nightly, experienced great new watering holes and cafés ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 12, 2011

    Take It Outside

    Our picks for the best patios in Houston.

  • Dining

    March 31, 2011

    House Party

    Eating at Cafe Mawal is like attending a backyard barbecue.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Abu Omar: Houston's Only Halal Taco Truck

    ​I scanned the short menu on the side of Abu Omar, a silver-sided taco truck on Hillcroft at Pagewood. It wasn't very forthcoming about the kinds of meats it served, just listing items like tacos and tortas. "Do you have chicharron?" I asked the smiling young man, Roberto, inside. "No," he re ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 2, 2010

    Rumor to Rest

    Who says Houston has bad shawarma?

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Laura Resendez: Another Woman Sues Over Alleged Sexual Assault In Iraq

    Not only the big players get hit with Iraq sex-abuse suits​Houston-based energy services companies have gotten plenty of ink over the past several years due to allegations and accusations that male employees working in places such as Iraq have raped and abused their female co-workers. Much of it i ... More >>

  • Film

    August 26, 2010

    Happiness Is a State of Mind

    Back with an update but the same sensibility, Todd Solondz returns with Life During Wartime.

  • Dining

    December 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Get Lit: Gay Travels in the Muslim World

    Michael T. Luongo originally wanted to call his latest book Gay Travels in Islam, but the editor thought it was too controversial. Instead it became Gay Travels in the Muslim World. “I don’t really see a difference,” Luongo told Hair Balls. Luongo, who lives in New York, was working a travel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    Mail Call: Post-Ike/ACL Edition

    As you might imagine, the past few weeks have been somewhat hectic for Rocks Off, meaning there's been another heaping helping of yellow and brown envelopes piling up. Let's do this. This time I've added brief quotes from the accompanying press release, provided there is one. Definitely Roy O ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 24, 2008

    Dan Fesperman

    The author of The Prisoner of Guantánamo reads from his newest spy novel