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  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Remembering Chef Grant Gordon's Life in Food

    Anyone who knew chef Grant Gordon, whether it was through a restaurant, eating his food or being his personal friend, knew what an incredible person he was and that he was a truly skilled chef. Gordon established a name for himself in Houston as one of the most talented chefs under 30. He received a ... More >>

  • Film

    August 29, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Last Night: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo at Stafford Centre

    Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Stafford Centre April 17, 2013 If you grew up during a particular window of the early 1980s, there were certain things you couldn't escape: economic malaise, the San Francisco 49ers, and MTV. If you were an early enough adopter of Music Television, you were more than fam ... More >>

  • Film

    April 18, 2013

    Django Unchained: The Most Moving Scene Quentin Tarantino Has Yet Filmed

    Django is Like “Accidental Racist,” Except Not Godawful.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    The Capitol at St. Germain: Closed for Renovations or Closed for Good?

    Last week, The Capitol at St. Germain posted the above image on its Facebook page. The downtown restaurant that was once so promising when it opened in late 2011 suffered in the wake of losing its two opening chefs, Kevin Bryant and Mark Parmley. Lately, every time I walked by The Capitol past happy ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    Clockwork Angels

    Veteran rockers Rush brought their steampunk-themed concept album to Toyota Center December 2.

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    RIP Dave Brubeck: "Take Five" Jazz Great Dies at 91

    Dave Brubeck, the professorial jazz pianist and composer whose No. 2 album Time Out was a standard of the Mad Men era, has died at age 91, the Associated Press reported Wednesday morning. Brubeck's manager, Russell Gloyd, told the AP that Brubeck died of heart failure on his way to a cardiologist ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Happy Hour Menus

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of HoustonĀ® 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. I look f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    The Rolling Stones On Ed Sullivan Collected In New DVD Package

    "Show me your teeth!": Jagger On Ed Sullivan​The Rolling Stones are literally our favorite band of all-time. Yeah, the title of this here music blog should have already given that away, but watching a decade or so of vital Stones history fly by over six episodes on the new The Ed Sullivan Show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    The Taste of Nostalgia at C&D Burger Shoppe

    Photos by Troy FieldsPrepping for a busy lunch at C&D.​Everything about C&D Burger Shoppe has that pleasant glow of a hazy, nostalgic time somewhere in between the late 1970s and early 1980s. Even the slideshow accompanying this week's cafe review of the little burger joint in South Houston lo ... More >>

  • Film

    September 15, 2011

    Drive: No Talk, All Action

    Ryan Gosling at the wheel in this glossy, retro, heist-gone-bad.

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Facing Food Fears: #2: Four Loko

    ​To hell with trepidation. I'm forcing myself to try those five intriguing foods that scare me. I may barf, I may cry, and I may not always enjoy myself, but at least I won't be a coward. #2: Four Loko I know, I know. What the hell happened to #3: The Four Horsemen Burger? Well, end-of-semes ... More >>

  • Film

    February 17, 2011

    Cognitive Dissonance

    Unknown is yet another empty-headed vehicle for Liam Neeson.

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Ron Franklin, Luv Ya Blue Voice, Fired from ESPN

    Ron Franklin: Voice of the Oilers in the `70s​Ron Franklin, the play-by-play voice of the Luv Ya Blue-era Houston Oilers, was fired today by ESPN, according to media reports. Why? Because he apparently has a workplace worldview developed closely on the tenets of Mad Men. Franklin, who was th ... More >>

  • News

    November 4, 2010

    Loko Oh No

    Testing the new fad drink

  • News

    October 28, 2010

    For Five Bucks I'd...

    What Texans would do for a Lincoln

  • Film

    June 3, 2010

    Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Apatow

    Crude on the outside, sweet in the middle: Get Him to the Greek.