When we last left our Chef Chat with Jason Gould, he had just ended up in Houston after a long journey that took him from Seattle to Lake Michigan and then New York at the worst of times. Once in Houston, he would work at two highly influential restaurants during their heydays: Aries and Gravitas. ... More >>
One of the joys of interviewing chefs is finding that very few are boring. They are often dynamic, adventurous people with amazing stories. Chef Jason Gould of Cyclone Anaya's is no exception. This native Australian worked early in his career for one of the original "celebrity chefs" at a restaura ... More >>
Maher's latest doesn't astound, it stupefies.
GMC, I have no doubt, sells a ton of trucks in Texas. For auto makers, Texas is perhaps the number one reason to make trucks in the first place. So, naturally, when advertising trucks and SUVs, it makes sense to include some iconic Texas landscapes in images even for national campaigns. And the Hous ... More >>
Russell Pearce and Other Illegal-Immigration Populists Rely on Misleading, Right-Wing Reports to Scapegoat Immigrants and Terrify Penny-Pinched Americans.
So long, suckers.The 25th and final season of The Oprah Winfrey Show kicked off yesterday with a John Travolta dance number, an appearance by Paul Simon (of "and Garfunkel" fame, not the deceased U.S. Senator), and an announcement that Oprah would take the 300 studio audience members in atten ... More >>
Keeping the faith at Company OnStage
Superbanana slumbers innocently, unaware that he will soon face his fearsome arch-nemesis: Krypto-Monkey. Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've decided to keep all these sausage and cheese Christmas gift baskets for ourselves. Jane Catherine Collins certainl ... More >>
Just Like "Heaven"
As the daughter of immigrants (I’ve got you already, don’t I?), I’d like to take a minute today, on America’s birthday, and reflect on what makes America so grand. And before any of you accuse me of being facetious, let me tell you…I may be a left-leaning, “Democracy Now”-listening ex ... More >>
It was the year 2000 and I was a young hungry reporter in Chicago covering a young hungry state legislator
Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips, by National Geographic, is a husky 400-page to-do list that includes 400-color photographs and sells for $40. The first word that comes to mind when opening the spine of this baby is stately. All Geographic books are that. For the wande ... More >>
www.bestwebbuys.com See? It's even on a book! We had a bone to pick with Chicago Public Radio's Third Coast International Audio Festival. We know the U.S.'s oil rig-infested chunk of the Gulf of Mexico isn't always pleasant to look at (let alone swim in) but it's an actual part of the ocean while ... More >>
Mourning the latest hip-hop casualty in two easy steps
They'll run. They'll catch. They'll tackle. Women's professional football ramps up (again) in Houston.
The Alley wrestles with Bertolt Brecht, and nobody emerges a winner