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 >>
You can spell “Olajuwon” without looking, right?
Paleo-friendly restaurant menus abound in 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 >>
"Negev" paintings show scenes from the desert and moon — haunting, mournful and apparently eternal.
Police can keep your cash, car and other property, regardless of whether you've been convicted of – let alone charged with – a crime.
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 >>
Our picks for the best patios in Houston.
Eating at Cafe Mawal is like attending a backyard barbecue.
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 >>
Who says Houston has bad shawarma?
Not only the big players get hit with Iraq sex-abuse suitsHouston-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 >>
Back with an update but the same sensibility, Todd Solondz returns with Life During Wartime.
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 >>
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 >>
The author of The Prisoner of Guantánamo reads from his newest spy novel