• Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Plutocracy in Action: Rick Perry's Employment Agency and McCutcheon Simplified

    That quaking and creaking isn't from the Chilean earthquake, it's a destructive seismic shift to right-wing extremism and plutocracy in real time with its epicenter in Texas. The rumble began with Greg Abbott's new education model, "Teach the Best and Shoot the Rest" based on Charles Murray's white ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Sony's Christmas Music Elderly Cat Lady = Internet Win

    This is not something you expect a major record label to ever do. It's also a little horrifying. Over the years hundreds of artists have recorded for Columbia, CBS, Epic and the other labels (past and present) now under the Sony umbrella. Most of them have recorded at least one holiday album. Now S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Top 10 Musician WTF Hobbies​Musicians are weird. Well, the good ones, at least. It's a little-known, beloved factoid. While artists' news, drama, and private lives are sometimes aired to the point of over-saturation, it becomes more interesting when we learn relatively kept insight into their rockers' offstage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    9 Days of Giftmas: Ladylike Things

    Sick of corporate Christmas? Try shopping local. Hair Balls presents a 12-part series highlighting ideas for holiday gifts made and sold in Texas. Hair Balls doesn't want to perpetuate staid gender roles or anything, but sometimes you have to shop for someone a little more traditional, you know. Or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    "Knitta, Please" Lives On And Goes International

    It's been three years since we first wrote about Knitta, the Montrose artistes who were pioneering the art of guerrilla knitting.Since then the phenomenon has spread worldwide, according to today's UK Telegraph."Knitters turn to graffiti artists with 'yarnbombing'" is the headline.You'll have to ima ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2008

    To Do: Maggie Sefton Signs Her Latest Title

    The good thing about mystery books is that there’s a genre for everyone. Want a tangled thriller? Got it. Want vampires who are good guys? Got it. Want a chef who cooks up a great meal while solving a murder? Got it, too. Maggie Sefton’s Dyer Consequences belongs in that last category – th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 18, 2007


    The KnitKnit author and photographer sign their new book

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    Radio Houstoned: Laurie Perry and Drunk, Divorced & Covered in Cat Hair

    Click the LISTEN button below for Houston Press Editor Margaret Downing’s interview with author Laurie Perry. Laurie Perry, author of Drunk, Divorced & Covered in Cat Hair: The True-Life Misadventures of a 30-Something Who Learned to Knit After He Split (which has to be one of the greatest titl ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2005

    Knitta, Please!

    Hitting the streets with Montrose's craftiest taggers

  • Culture

    December 9, 2004


    Paul Kittelson plays with his food in a new show at Barbara Davis Gallery

  • News

    March 11, 2004

    The Icebox Revisited

    Houston had one of its most shocking race murders 45 years ago. But exactly whose tragedy was it?

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Brady Brock

    Thursday, December 26

  • Culture

    February 7, 2002

    Stux in the South

    The eclectic New York space lends a strange sampling to New Gallery

  • Music

    July 18, 1996

    Soul Men

    Okay, the name is stupid. But Soul Coughing is still a great band.