She wakes up to a sharp pain in her side -- someone kicking her, telling her to wake up, bitch. For a moment, she thinks it's her dad. Then she opens her eyes and sees it's Dean Corll, the electrician who's renting this house in Pasadena. She looks over and sees her friend Wayne Henley handcuffed, ... More >>
Back in early September, Johnny Manziel was suspended for the first half of the Texas A&M 2013 season opener against the Rice Owls, NCAA fallout from his autograph signing binge over the summer of 2013 (or the "Summer of Johnny," for readers of this blog). Johnny paid his penance, entered the game ... More >>
As Christina Uticone has so skillfully showed us, not all fast food is created equal. And the good, the bad, and the ugly can also be found in the dessert section of the menu. Here are my top 5 nastiest fast food desserts. 5. Apple Pie (McDonald's). Not the worst, but could be better. Could be a ... More >>
Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? The Manichean? Easily one of the top b ... More >>
Through the first few weeks of the football season, I had been combining my foremost thoughts and remembrances of the weekend that was in football -- Texans, college, and general NFL -- into the ever popular "4 Winners, 4 Losers" post. However, now we've got three weeks of college football in the b ... More >>
Our 100 favorite dishes in Houston.
Thanh Phuong in Pearland is turning out some of the most exciting food, anywhere.
This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at le ... More >>
Some might say it's a travesty to drink wine with greasy take-out. I say it's genius. Especially when you pair your delightfully fatty and crunchy Long John Silver's fried fish pieces with a nice bottle of something cold and bubbly. NV Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava ($10) has long been ... More >>
Often times in our young adult lives, we come across a roommate who initially seems like a good match. They're capable of paying their rent on time and seem nice enough, so the possibility of your living arrangements blossoming into a sitcom looks fair. Then in a month's time, the Friends r ... More >>
Hands down, above all of these following music documentaries, Craig's Hlist's two favorite of all-time are The Decline of Western Civilization Part 2: The Metal Years, and The Beatles Anthology. We can watch both on repeat for days and not complain. That will probably all change once we see ... More >>
Editor's Pick: WTF doesn't have to mean "bad," you know. About a week ago - a week exactly, as a matter of fact - En Vogue's "Free Your Mind" came on the PA at Fitzgerald's. I have been in a musical fog for a few months, where nothing was really connecting, but this song snapped me right out of it ... More >>
Usually the Roundup shines its light on the misdeeds of full-service restaurants, but this time out we reconnoiter the single-service foodscape. These are generally not sit-down restaurants but cheaper grab-n-gos where you aren't expected to tip anyone. These establishments cannot get away with spi ... More >>
Martin Draughon returns to the clink after becoming a test case for alleged flaws in GPS monitoring devices
Why stop at 30 hours? When you get a press release that says "More than 500,000 teens across the nation will participate in this year's famine," you can't help but take notice. And so it was with World Vision's e-mail this morning about how hundreds of Houston teens will starve themselves for 30 h ... More >>
Some are curmudgeonly but intriguing. Others are just a bad trip to S&M land.
How to throw a no-hitter on acid, and other lessons from the career of baseball legend Dock Ellis
Looking back through the sands of time with Dune*TX