• Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    Ebola Fact vs. Fiction

    Ever since Thomas Eric Duncan arrived in Dallas from Liberia and was confirmed as the first case of Ebola on U.S. soil at the end of September, there's been a strange evolution going on both about Duncan's case and about how prepared the United States was for its first Ebola case. The basic story ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    Does Breitbart Texas Want Ebola Nurse's Dog to Die?

    Breitbart Texas wants Dallas Ebola patient Nina Pham's dog to die. Or at least that's our take-away from two alarmist articles suggesting that the Cavalier King Charles spaniel, like one of those fast-moving zombies in 28 Days Later, only with more hair, might infect every last one of us. Pham's " ... More >>

  • Film

    March 13, 2014

    Genre Man

    Grand Piano’s Elijah Wood gives his all to indie thrillers.

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Upcoming: Against Me!, B.B. King, Eels, Goblin, Jamey Johnson, Karmin, Stephen Marley, etc.

    23rd Annual Mariachi Invitational: Sat., March 15, 7 p.m., $25 to $30. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020. Against Me!: Sun., March 16, 5:30 p.m., Free. Cactus Music & Video, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272. B.B. King: Tue., June 10, 7:30 p.m., $65. House of Blues, 12 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Pasta Eaters Flock to Paulie's and Camerata for Mangiamaccheroni Pop-Up

    "Just drove by and Camerata is hopping on a Sunday night," my friend texted me at around 6 p.m. this past Sunday. I arrived shortly thereafter to confirm her assessment. It was definitely hopping. Even before pushing open the doors, I noticed that a nice crowd had gathered at Camerata. The atmosph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Heard of "Screwmbia"? Royal Highness Will Show You at Bombón

    In the world of Latin rhythms, a new duo is making noise with a combination of cumbia and various electronic dance genres. Royal Highness consists of youngster Svani Quintanilla and veteran turntablist Luis Espada. Svani is from Corpus Christi, and is the nephew of the late Queen of Tejano music, S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Rocks Off's Something Wicked Mini-Guide: Shadow Field

    Cooler temperatures? Check. Loud music? Check. Crazy outfits? Check. If my scientific calculations are correct, those three things are a recipe for a great fall day. And while the pubs will be crawling and the houses will be haunted the best place to get all three of those this weekend is going to b ... More >>

  • News

    September 13, 2012

    Santa Muerte: Patron Saint of the Drug War

    Need help killing someone? Or cementing a drug deal? This may be the saint for you.

  • News

    August 9, 2012

    White Linen Fight

    As event grew, so did promises, expectations and disappointments.

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Top Five Fantasy Lunch Mates

    Driving home from work the other day, I found myself making a mental list. I wondered: Who would I have lunch with if time, money and social standing got thrown out the window? Would I pick an actor, singer, artist, politician? I established a few rules: 1- It can be anyone in history (no fictio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    The Frito Pie Is Not from Texas: Commence Pearl-Clutching...Now

    Jalapeños are a popular Frito pie topping in Texas...if you're not a weenie.​There I was in Half-Price Books this weekend, poring over the alarmingly titled 500 Things To Eat Before It's Too Late (fearmongering listicles: they're not just for food blogs), when I saw it: a section on our belov ... More >>

  • Film

    December 24, 2009

    Blind Faith

    Pedro Almodóvar still believes in Pedro Almodóvar.

  • Dining

    December 3, 2009
  • Culture

    September 24, 2009

    Site Scavenging

    Internet content is the "found object" of the 21st century.

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Last Call For Art: Shows Closing This Weekend

    Art by Jesse LottThe must-see shows Jesse Lott: "The Urban Frontier" and Javier de Villota: "DeHumanization Echo" close this Sunday at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art. Lott and de Villota, both based in Houston, share not so much a style as a purpose -- to express a belief in humanism.Lott's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2008

    Top Ten Latin Music Albums of 2008

    Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to lend a closer ear to the genre. This country's Hispanic population isn't just growing, it's growing more diverse. More and more unique musical styles are being gobbled up, and that should ... More >>

  • Film

    December 21, 2006

    The Man Who Loved Women

    Gynocentric director returns with a lighthearted ghost story

  • Music

    November 16, 2006

    Fight the Power

    Could there be a fun, pro-music political action committee in Houston? Why the hell not?

  • Music

    July 27, 2006
  • News

    July 6, 2006

    Top of the World

    You've never heard of him, but Mike Willcox is one of the best on the planet at what he does

  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Farewell to the Twenty Nickel

    Looking back on the '05 and dreaming in the '06

  • Culture

    January 13, 2005

    Low-Tech Industry

    Jess-Rafael Soto's works come alive -- on your retinas

  • Music

    September 30, 2004
  • Calendar

    May 20, 2004
  • News

    February 12, 2004

    Ship Wrecked

    A Houston firm certified the oil tanker Prestige as good to go. It broke apart in the Atlantic, causing the worst environmental disaster in Spanish history.

  • Music

    April 24, 2003

    Cry Uncle

    For Uncle Tupelo fans, there's No Depression in reissue heaven

  • Dining

    August 2, 2001

    No Cash Back

    Some Tasca investors are nervous about the money. So was the state of Texas.

  • News

    May 24, 2001


    Thousands of inmates rely annually on a capricious parole board for their freedom. Most, like George Dismukes, return to their cells without ever knowing why they were denied.

  • Dining

    April 13, 2000

    Tsk, Tsk, Tasca

    Tasca Kitchen and Wine Bar

  • Culture

    March 23, 2000

    Light Touch

    MFA's Beck building stands like a fortress but caresses sunlight like a doting mother

  • News

    June 10, 1999

    The One and Only

    A fiddler gets a leg up on the competition

  • Music

    March 25, 1999

    Sympathy for the Angel

    Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and the scourge of great art

  • Film

    April 30, 1998

    Shtick Figure

    In Barbara Kopple's documentary, Woody Allen plays Woody Allen

  • Dining

    April 2, 1998

    The Pain in Spain

    At Tio Pepe, dinner nearly atones for all life's disappointments

  • Music

    May 4, 1995

    The Country of Rock and Roll

    From the ashes of Uncle Tupelo springs Wilco, genreless and great

  • Film

    June 9, 1994