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    March 14, 2014

    The Natural: Laura Stevenson Returns to Houston

    Listening to a Laura Stevenson song conjures up words like "natural" and "organic," which may seem at odds with someone so strongly associated with punk music. Still, it came as little surprise when she talked dogs, donkeys, squirrels and other beautiful natural creatures in advance of her show Sund ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2013

    RIP Lou Reed: Streetwise Rock and Roll Icon Dies at 71

    Lou Reed, the tragically hip, eternally cool songwriter and musician whose friendships, collaborations and rivalries with the likes of John Cale, David Bowie and Iggy Pop helped define, expand and elevate rock music from the mid-'60s to the present, has died. Reed's death was confirmed to The New Yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Party Tonight with Sharknado-Themed Food

    Thursday night's forecast is cloudy with a chance of a tornado that is likely to lift sharks up out of the Pacific Ocean and deposit them in your living room. Which is to say, SyFy's much-maligned (and instant cult classic) Sharknado will be shown on TV for the second time. When it first premiered ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy & De La Soul at Bayou Music Center, 7/3/2013

    LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, De La Soul Bayou Music Center July 3, 2013 Classic-rock acts who were never more than B-list tour every summer and pack amphitheaters by the thousands. It takes four of the most important acts in rap history to fill up Bayou Music Center. Something seems off ther ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 27, 2013
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    December 17, 2012

    Saturday Night: Brian Setzer Orchestra's "Christmas Rocks" at Arena Theatre

    Brian Setzer Orchestra Arena Theatre December 15, 2012 Within the taxonomy of rock and roll, rockabilly (bless its hot rod heart) can get dismissed as a one-trick pony with a ducktail for a mane and flames painted on its haunches. At least it can by people who see only kitsch when they should be lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    This Woman Made Me Drink Merlot

    "The thing I like about the Houston wine scene," says the Houston Wine Merchant's Marcy Jimenez (above), "is the Gulf Coast attitude. We're a little more relaxed than the folks to the north of here." Marcy was born in the Bronx and raised on Long Island, New York. But she cut her teeth in the New Or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Five More Foods I Wish Would Migrate South from Central New York

    I've been a little homesick lately. Maybe that's why I was so excited when the announcement came about Hofmann Hot Dogs coming to Texas. Don't get me wrong -- my favorite thing about living in Houston is hands-down the amazing variety of food. I have never lived in a city so diverse from a culinary ... More >>

  • News

    March 1, 2012

    They Were Kings for a Moment

    The feds attack online poker, killing livelihoods and a $2.5 billion industry.

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Kaylan Goodman: On the Road Again

    The strange tale of Kaylan Goodman took a stranger turn Saturday, when the 18-year-old left her family after two days to rejoin a traveling magazine sales crew overseen by a man wanted by Colorado authorities on a drug-related warrant. Kaylan's grandmother told Hair Balls that Kaylan wanted to go b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2011

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Neighborhood Bars

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. Here it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2011

    SXSW Last Night: LL Cool J Knocks Out Red Bull Thre3style

    Marco Torres​The largest party of this year's SXSW included eight world-renowned DJ's, one legendary hip-hop group, a rap pioneer, and more than 10,000 screaming fans who took over a entire city block of Austin's Warehouse District Saturday night. Fueled by Red Bull and love of the turntable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Top 10 Louisiana Bands Of All Time

    ​Pardon the geographical pun, but besides Texas, our neighbor to the east may be the most musical state in these United States. And in terms of per capita, Louisiana, which ranks 25th in population to Texas' second, is probably second to none. Outside Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, the program m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    25 Famous Bands' Less Famous Previous Names

    ​As promised, here are the answers to Rocks Off's "Original Band Name" quiz from Tuesday. John St. Lee, if you'd care to email us, we'll see what we can do about getting you a prize. Do you like Devo? 1. Chicago: At about 25 or 6 to 4, the Windy City jazz-rockers realized The Big Thing sucked ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 13, 2011
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    December 30, 2010

    Happy Hour Scene: Marquis II

    Photo by Paul Knight​The Place: Marquis II2631 Bissonnet St. 713-522-2090The Deals: Most drinks are $1 cheaper than normal. Cans of Pearl Light and PBR are $2.50. Also nightly drink specials. The Hours: Monday through Friday 5-9 p.m.The Scene: A man to our left at the bar at Marquis II, the popula ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Bartender Chat: Nathan Taylor

    ​I first met Nathan Taylor last summer at the Iron Bartender Competition hosted at the San Luis Resort in Galveston. He was wowing the crowd with flair bartending moves that would've sent Tom Cruise's head spinning. At the time, he was working at Buck's down in Seabrook, so I was quite surpris ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 14, 2010

    Duck Fat: the New Butter

    Is the theme of the awesome Branch Water Tavern "fatty foods for lean times"?

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    This Week in Deliciousness

    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 >>

  • Dining

    November 5, 2009
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    November 4, 2009

    Stirred and Shaken: The Cougar Den's Cougar Cooler

    Photo by Troy Fields​When I attended University of Houston, the only on-campus watering holes I frequented were the stadium parking lot and the Communication Building. (During one end-of-the-semester newspaper party, a colleague who also went on to write for this very column nearly pissed on m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Aftermath: De La Soul at House of Blues

    Photos by Kim Douglass​ "Hey, how you doin'? Sorry you can't get through. But leave your name, and your number, and I'll get back to you." If you know where that came from, you might be worth your weight in hip-hop. In Aftermath's mind, De La Soul is made up of three killers. Posdnuos, Trugoy the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008
  • Calendar

    August 14, 2008

    How to Draw a Bunny

    This artist documentary isn’t only for art lovers

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2008

    “John Alexander: A Retrospective”

    The Lone Star artist, on display at the Museum of Fine arts, Houston, made multiple points

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2007
  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Under the Volcano

    Ducking Humberto at Under the Volcano

  • Film

    August 16, 2007

    The Ten

    And on the seventh day, God created sketch comedy

  • Film

    June 7, 2007

    Geekology 101

    Judd Apatow explains himself.

  • Home Entertainment

    May 3, 2007
  • News

    February 8, 2007
  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Idol Chatter

    Opening day for America's fourth national sport is upon us

  • Culture

    October 19, 2006
  • Music

    January 26, 2006

    I Scream, You Scream

    Inside the world of death metal's premier vocal coach

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    The Hanukkah Songs

    Wherein we find the coining of our new favorite word: Jewpergroup

  • Music

    July 8, 2004
  • Film

    May 27, 2004

    They've Got Game

    Childhood fun turns into obsession in Love Me If You Dare

  • Calendar

    May 20, 2004
  • Calendar

    March 4, 2004

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    Homelessness, AIDS and suicide take their toll, backed up by rock and roll

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2003
  • Film

    January 30, 2003

    Dead Again

    There's fresh meat for the reaper in Final Destination 2

  • News

    November 15, 2001

    If Six Were Nine

    The Chron cooks the books for a circulation boast

  • News

    November 23, 2000

    Strangers in the Night

    Is that evil lurking in the Blind Date lovefest auditions?

  • Dining

    August 26, 1999

    Everything Old Is New Again

    Darby's flashes back to a gentler time

  • Film

    April 22, 1999

    Control Freaks

    Quality acting overcomes a thin plot in Pushing Tin

  • Film

    February 25, 1999

    Ultra Lights

    200 Cigarettes provides pleasantries, if not substance

  • Film

    February 19, 1998

    Life During Noir-Time

    This retro neo-noir is full of powerless cliches

  • Calendar

    February 5, 1998
  • Music

    September 12, 1996

    The Tesh Touch

    So John Tesh was a TV star? Hey, don't blame him -- he didn't want it.

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