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  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Sound Revolution Comes Full Circle With New Tomball Store

    Earlier today we mentioned that the Houston area has a staggering 16 music retailers that will celebrate Record Store Day tomorrow, but we'd also like to single out two that go by the same name. Sound Revolution's F.M. 1960 location near Bush Intercontinental Airport has been around since 1976, long ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    The 12 Bars of Christmas and Then Some

    "I'm too pretty to look like a devil!" -- the gentleman in the photo above Christmas is only two days away. Another year full of laughs and cries and cheers and tears. A year spent with family and friends is never a bad one. And when the time for visiting family is done, once the dishes are in the ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 17, 2013

    Michiru Sushi Does "Crazy" in a Delicious Way

    The chefs have a little fun with everything they put out.

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    This Week in Craft Beer: Ash Bash Continues, Beer Legislation News and More

    It's a busy week in beer. That said, it always seems to be a busy week in beer around here lately thanks to Houston's growth in the industry over the past two years. The Craft Brewer's Conference is wrapping up in Washington D.C. and we're creeping closer to National Craft Beer Week, but there's ple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Bake Like Bouchon at Central Market

    Aspiring pastry chefs and home bakers -- don't all freak out at once. Christina Tosi, award-winning pastry chef at Momofuku Milk Bar, and Sebastien Rouxel, author executive pastry chef for Bouchon and the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, are both headed to Houston to teach one-off cooking classes at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    A Visiting Celebrities Guide To Houston's Sights, Sounds, And Eats

    This week the city of Houston will be pummeled with celebs, reality-show dander, 30K-wannabe socialites, and pro athletes in town for the NBA All-Star Game at the Toyota Center. Though the game isn't until Sunday evening, the parties and madness will begin on Wednesday and run until next Monday mo ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 27, 2012

    Underdogs and Juggernauts

    The 10 best new restaurants of 2012.

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    The Top 10 Texas Beers of 2012

    Taking a look back just four years to former Houston Press food critic Robb Walsh's list of Top 10 Texas beers from 2008 shows what a difference a few years make. While the list holds some very solid selections, like Pale Moon and Live Oak Pilz -- as well as one carry-over to this list-- the sheer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Dallas Beer Scene: Revolver Brewing Gets Serious in Granbury

    It's been a big year for craft beer in Texas. One of the biggest stories, however, is news that hasn't quite made its way down to Houston. Dallas is currently experiencing a boom in breweries as big as, if not bigger than, the expansion Houston and Austin have seen in past years. Dallas/Fort Worth a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Dallas Beer Scene: Lakewood Brewing Brings Its A Game

    It's been a big year for craft beer in Texas. One of the biggest stories, however, is news that hasn't quite made its way down to Houston. Dallas is currently experiencing a boom in breweries as big as, if not bigger than, the expansion Houston and Austin have seen in past years. Dallas/Fort Worth a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Dallas Beer Scene: The Common Table Owner Corey Pond Gives Us an Insider's Look at What's Brewing in DFW

    It's been quite the year for craft beer in Texas. One of the biggest stories, however, is news that hasn't quite made its way down to Houston. Dallas is currently experiencing a boom in breweries that's as big as, if not bigger than, the expansions Houston and Austin have seen in past years. (See "T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Joel Osteen & Lakewood Mostly Win Copyright Suit Filed by Indie Duo

    A federal judge has ruled in favor of Lakewood Church and Joel Osteen, dismissing many of the copyright claims filed against them by an indie-music duo who said the church using their music would alienate their listeners. Richard Cupolo and John Emanuele, who perform as The American Dollar, had sai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Alvaro Guzman: Volunteer Sues Lakewood Over False Child-Sex Accusations

    We wrote last May about Alvaro Guzman, a Lakewood Church volunteer who was arrested on charges of fondling an eight-year-old autistic boy. Not only has Guzman been cleared of the charges -- a grand jury refused to indict him -- he is suing Lakewood for putting him through hell, court documents show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Caption This Shirtless-Joel Osteen Photo

    TMZ has blessed us with this photo of Lakewood's just-sued Joel Osteen, who obviously has been able to take time from helping the poor and downtrodden to work out a couple of hours a day. Obviously, it needs a caption. We ask for your help.

  • News

    December 8, 2011

    Joel Osteen's Reality Show

    Some suggestions from us.

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Joel Osteen's Reality Show: How It Will Be If Based on Any of Six Current Shows

    From the producer of Survivor.​TMZ has reported that Lakewood Church's Joel and Victoria Osteen will be the stars of a new reality show by the producer of Survivor. "The premise of the show is that ordinary people will give up several days or longer to go on a mission with Joel Osteen, one o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    The 6 Ugliest Rich Churches In Houston

    Jesus, mad at the money-chagers for building such an ugly church​We do love our churchin' here in Houston. And our donatin', which allows churches to build massive, eye-catching temples. And some of them turn out very ugly. We're not talking about churches who don't have much money -- or who ... More >>

  • News

    September 8, 2011

    Bring the Stink

    Readers can't wait to try Yummy Stinky

  • News

    September 1, 2011

    TxDOT Sues Over Steamy Novel

    It's titled Don't Mess With Texas.

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    25 Signs That You Aren't From Houston

    That's right, you're not from Houston​Earlier this week Arturo Valdes was pulled over for speeding down the West Loop feeder road in the City of Bellaire. After finding "irregularities" with his registration (probably something other than a Bellaire or West U address), Bellaire cops called in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Marcos Witt: Christian Superstar, Houston's Best-Kept Secret

    Allison Wagoner​Marcos Witt has won four Latin Grammys, written 10 books, and has more than a million fans on Facebook. Considering he's also a Houstonian, we were confused as to why we'd never heard anything about him. After some investigative work, we discovered that his niche is obscure, o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    The Girls Gone Wild Bus: Where It Should Go In Houston

    Photo by Marc BrubakerWe have better suggestions for Houston spots for this bus to visit​When the Girls Gone Wild tour bus is spotted around town, as our own Katharine Shilcutt nodded to on Twitter, people are wont to talk. Speculation begins to pop up, and the town starts abuzz - where is it, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    The Glamour Boyz: Beware Of Found Footage

    Every day Rocks Off trolls the tubes of you in search of videos to share. If you have something that you think deserves to be video of the day, send a link to jef_rouner at yahoo dot com. ​One of your daily video guide's favorite people is Rocks Off's own Craig Hlavaty. His articles are well- ... More >>

  • News

    June 17, 2010

    The Killer of His Daughter's Mother

    A cunning American boy becomes a Mexican cartel soldier and East L.A. executioner.

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Juggalos Never Cease To Be Entertaining

    Marc Brubaker Two Juggalos at ICP's most recent Houston show, October 2009 at Warehouse Live.​ Tomorrow night, Houston-area fans of Insane Clown Posse will descend on Walter's on Washington for one of the periodic "Gathering of the Juggalos." We'll have a full report on the Faygo-doused eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Lakewood Church May Open a Charter School

    ​Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church is developing a proposal to start a charter school for autistic children that would open in the fall of 2011.Nancy Manley, executive principal in the Houston ISD's charter and alternative schools office, mentioned Lakewood's plans during her address to the Senate Edu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Annise Parker To Tighten Up & Treat Her Right At Inaugural

    ​Mayor-elect Annise Parker's swearing-in ceremony Monday over the weekend will be private, but after that on Monday it's an eclectic mix of events and personalities for the public to share in.It includes a Discovery Green concert featuring two Houston performers who had hits a long while ago: Arch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    "Just Us Ninjas Getting Shitfaced": ICP and Juggalo Nation Invade Warehouse Live

    [Ed. Note: We are happy to report that Craig Hlavaty is safe and sound, if a little under the weather. Here is his report from Wednesday's ICP show.] Photos by Marc Brubaker/ Click here for a slideshow​ "Hey man, you look lonely. How's it going?" asks a big jolly Juggalo, face painted in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    Flannel File: The Descendents

    One hot morning in August of 1997, my little brother and I hopped on MARTA (Mom wouldn't let me use the car) and moseyed on down to the Lakewood Fairgrounds in Atlanta for the third-ever Warped Tour. Should the writer of a column about experimental music be ashamed of having gone to the Warped Tour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Even Burt Reynolds In That Black Trans-Am, All Gonna Meet Down At The Lakewood Yacht Club

    Houston is once again proudly claiming its mantle for all things classy. For it is here -- not in Paris, not in Monaco or Palm Springs -- where Burt Reynold's legendary Bandit will be auctioned off next month.What is the Bandit, you ask, obviously putting down your dog-eared copy of Recherche du Tem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Depart From Me! I Never Knew You, Eaters of Bacon

    Did you know that Joel Osteen is kicking it old school now?  And by old school, I mean Old Testament.  Straight outta Hebron! The new-agey motivational speaker preacher at Lakewood Church took a bizarrely old-fashioned approach recently when he advised his congregation against ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Depart From Me! I Never Knew You, Eaters of Bacon

    Did you know that Joel Osteen is kicking it old school now?  And by old school, I mean Old Testament.  Straight outta Hebron! The new-agey motivational speaker preacher at Lakewood Church took a bizarrely old-fashioned approach recently when he advised his congregation against ea ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2009

    “Are Our Gods the Same Gods?”

    These four experts try to find common ground among the world’s religions

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    Embrace The Inflatable Ads, Houston

    Houston has a new acronym -- AGDs, or Attention-Getting Devices. These are the inflatable gorillas, dogs, whatevers that festoon car dealerships and cel-phone stores all over town, because apparently drivers slam on the brakes and put down $20K on a car if they see a big blue gorilla. The City Cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    In The Re-Match, Second Baptist Again Kicks Lakewood's Ass

    The battle of the mega-churches is under way as hurricane-relief efforts continue, and it looks like Second Baptist has pulled out to a healthy lead over Lakewood. In fact, if you had bet on Second Baptist, you probably wouldn’t even need to worry about the spread. As of 1 p.m. today, volunteer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2008

    Family Matters: Joel Osteen Meets with Activist Jay Bakker

    Jay Bakker, the biker-dude son of Jim and Tammy Faye, succeeded (sort of) in his attempt to arrange a meeting between Lakewood Church’s Joel Osteen and gay and lesbian families. Although Lakewood’s response was much more tepid than almost all the other mega-churches Bakker contacted across the ... More >>

  • News

    May 1, 2008
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    January 25, 2008
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    July 5, 2007

    Mail Call

    Vlog Spot

  • News

    September 28, 2006

    Show God the Money

    Time magazine's star speaks out

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2006

    Oh, Yes

    Deborah Colton Gallery Thanks. Now we're going to have that song in our heads all day. Or maybe that was your plan all along, you sly devil, you. Drivers merging from I-10 onto I-45 can expect to see one less Lakewood, Ron Carter or Mattress Mac billboard. (Yeah, we're pretty bummed about it, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 21, 2005

    Meet the Beatle

    John Lennon's other art takes center stage in "When I'm Sixty Four"

  • News

    May 5, 2005

    A Compaq with the Lord

    Credit boyish heir Osteen for Lakewood's higher power

  • News

    February 12, 2004
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    May 22, 2003
  • Dining

    June 13, 2002

    Economy Size

    PJ's Root Beer Float

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    Preaching to the Choir

    Plus: Feudal Follies, Life in the Slow Lane, Facts and Fantasy

  • News

    April 4, 2002

    Power House

    What do Lakewood Church and its pastor Joel Osteen have that most mainline Protestant denominations don't? People. Lots of them. And in an assortment of colors.

  • Calendar

    April 30, 1998

    Night & Day

    April 30 - May 6, 1998

  • News

    December 29, 1994

    The Year of Living Anxiously

    Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?

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