• Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Eating Through the Eastern Bloc in Houston

    When people think about food from the former Soviet Union, the first two ingredients that come to mind are dill and sour cream. But there is much more to the diverse cuisines of the USSR and former Soviet Satellites and Houston has the Russian, Polish, Czech and Bosnian eateries to prove it. Let's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Celebrate National Apricot Day with Kolaczki

    As you might have guessed from my nostalgic post about new year's traditions, I'm on a bit of a Polish kick. I put Krakow on my 2013 travel wish list (key word "wish") and I have started experimenting with Polish cuisine. (My husband, incidentally, is obsessed with cooking Korean food right now so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Ringing in the New Year, Polish Style

    Don't be fooled by my mick-tastic name; I'm actually a quarter Polish (and damn proud of it!). Growing up I spent a significant amount of the winter holidays stuffing my face with my nanny's terrific onion pierogi . The fact that we never stayed with my grandparents through the first of January wa ... More >>

  • News

    November 3, 2011
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    January 28, 2010

    Poison Pen Reading Series with Paul Otremba and Andrew Porter

    This recently published poet is toning up

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    My Top Five Imported Mustards

    ​When I wrote about mustard recently, I got so many interesting recommendations that I went out and bought a bunch. Some of the tastiest mustards I tried were imported. Here are my current top five imported mustards: 5. Maille Dijon Originale (Canada) Good mustard seed, excellent vinegar, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Classic Rock Corner: Ian Gillan's Deeper Shade of Purple

    Though best known as the talented tonsils behind British hard-rock legends Deep Purple, Ian Gillan has also found the chance to log in some serious studio and road time both fronting his own bands and as a solo artist. Gillan's new CD, One Eye to Morocco (Eagle Records) finds the belter singing not ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 26, 2009
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    December 20, 2007

    Pawel Dutkiewicz BE/TWEEN

    Anya Tish Gallery offers its own monochromatic minimalist art

  • Music

    April 5, 2001

    A Beat Ahead

    OrchestraX's quick success has been its blessing, and its curse

  • Film

    March 16, 1995

    A Cultural Question

    Jewish Worlds is back after two years. It should have waited a third.

  • Film

    December 16, 1993

    The Liberation of Steven Spielberg

    Freed from his earlier studies in pop redemption, the prince of schmaltz has made what might be the year's best movie