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  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Top Ten Ways to Insure Crawfish Boiling Success

    Flickr user izik​You're all G'ed up and educated about boiling crawfish, and now you're staring down your impending 300-pound boil for friends and neighbors. Here are a few last-minute considerations to guarantee success. 10. The right venue is key. And, by right venue, I mean someplace whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Getting the Dirt

    ​After transporting some heavy blocks for the garden, my brother Jaime's old Chevy pickup got stuck in the mud out back. I fetched a shovel, and asked Jaime, a geologist, "How far down to the bedrock, to get traction?" His reply: "30,000 feet." Basically, Houston floats on several miles of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Go, Tomato

    Top Gun determinate.​February 15 gets its own heart sticker on my Hello Kitty calendar -- it means I've rolled past Valentine's, and frost days are likely behind us in Houston. Now I can hazard the other thing I'm a fool for: growing tomatoes. Tomatoes are native to mountain streams of the Pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Hurricane Earl: Tips From The Gulf Coast

    Comin' at ya​The single most important type of hurricane ever -- one that threatens the New York metropolitan area -- is looming.As everyone knows, events that happen in New York are far more important than events elsewhere. Luckily for TV viewers up there, we're sure the sophisticated local news ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Want To "Support The Scene"? Avoid Open-Mike Nights

    Fat Man & Little Boy (and friend)​Let Lonesome Onry and Mean see if we've got this straight. Because we've written an article about how bad an open-mike night at Salt Bar was, we are tearing down - or not supporting - the Houston music scene? Well, that's bullshit. You want to know what's wr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Backyard Herbs

    ​Now is the perfect time of year to cultivate a backyard or balcony garden of potted herbs. If you cook or make cocktails, however infrequently, it's worth your while to invest in a few $4 starter plants, thereby saving you the money and hassle when a recipe calls for a fresh herb. Whole Foods ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Quick Hits

    ​We're going to mix it up a bit on Pop Rocks today. Usually, I stick with one subject for the entire piece because I'd rather not depend too heavily on snarky line-item entries. But let's face it; sometimes there's just too much going on in the world of pop culture for me to focus on just one top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    8 Days of Giftmas: Manly Things

    Sick of corporate Christmas? Try shopping local. Hair Balls presents a 12-part series highlighting ideas for holiday gifts made and sold in Texas. Yesterday we gave you some ideas for lovely lady gifts so today we're going to turn our attention towards the menfolk. Photo by Brittanie Shey​A ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Things to Do This Weekend If You're (Almost) Broke: "Thriller" at Midnight at Numbers, Free Tickets and More

    What's the best thing about going to see live music? Frickin' air conditioning, because even the dingiest dive will be pumping out some sort cooled air to calm down all you crybabies who forgot sometime after Ms. Pelz's tenth-grade IPC class that we live in a humid-as-shit subtropical climate ne ... More >>

  • News

    June 4, 2009

    Have a Nice Summer!

    Panic, FEMA, empty shelves — here's the only Hurricane Guide you'll need this year.

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: How Much Does Nick Lowe Rule?

    I first heard Nick Lowe - and Stiff Records mates Dave Edmunds, Wreckless Eric, Ian Dury and Elvis Costello - when I lived in Europe in 1977. That Live Stiffs album not only saw me through a stint in northern Europe, it stayed with me for seven more years as I criss-crossed Asia with a Sony Walkman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008
  • News

    March 27, 2008

    Former Death-Row Inmate Sent Back to Prison

    Martin Draughon returns to the clink after becoming a test case for alleged flaws in GPS monitoring devices

  • Culture

    November 17, 2005

    "Round" Here

    Project Row Houses offers new installations -- and raises some old questions

  • Calendar

    October 20, 2005

    Festival Crashers

    A film fest descends on the Capital City

  • News

    May 5, 2005

    High on Lowe

    How one man changed the face of the Third Ward forever

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2005

    Hell to the Chief

    You too can "Inaugurate Yourself"

  • Culture

    February 26, 2004

    Home Is Where the Art Is

    Together, architects and artists design dwellings

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Hardware Store

    Southland Hardware

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2003

    Art Cars Unleashed

    Now independent, the Art Car Parade can go its own way

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2003
  • News

    March 13, 2003

    All Duct Up

    From leftist camps and corporate security to semi-panic and port patrols, Houstonians tackle terrorism threats. Sort of.

  • News

    May 9, 2002

    Unmasked At Last

    After a half-century of effort, local African-American artists are emerging to the forefront of the arts, both in Houston and nationally

  • News

    March 22, 2001

    Bringing Down the House

    Nestor Topchy deconstructs his TemplO

  • News

    December 28, 2000

    The Final Ascent

    Linda Sarofim Lowe goes from River Oaks to resting in peace

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    The Art of Raising Hell

    How Rick Lowe fought the power, led the people and came to despair of the younger generation

  • News

    July 16, 1998

    Courtship, River Oaks Style

    High-powered attorney Earle Lilly was Linda Sarofim Lowe's divorce lawyer, then her lover. Now he's left her, and she wants her $6 million in attorney fees and her Mercedes back.

  • Music

    January 9, 1997
  • Music

    February 23, 1995

    Keeping His Cool

    Nick the Knife's regained his edge, and the world's a better place for it