As the screamin' front man for New Jersey thrash-metal legends Over Kill since the group's formation, Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth has seen, experienced, and learned a lot in three and a half decades. So what is the one piece of advice that his 2014 self might offer the 1980 Blitz? "Give up the fucking ... More >>
I don't like these songs. I feel it's ridiculous that hundreds of thousands of people actually paid out money and drove them to the top of the Billboard charts. While they might not necessarily be the absolute worst examples of the lowest common denominator's purchasing power, they quickly came to m ... More >>
Rocks Off has only been here in Austin for SXSW for a little more than a day, and our brains are already swimming in confusion. Taco Bell hotels, gigantic Doritos stages, girls dressed like Roseanne, everyone wearing ill-fitting cold-weather clothing, and somewhere in the din of it all, your new fav ... More >>
Paula Deen is too easy of a target for the ire of the Internet. She cooks with copious amounts of butter, and has just that right mixture of cheerfulness and Southern sass to drive people crazy. Then, this past week we found out she has been living with diabetes. Not that having diabetes i ... More >>
mysanantonio.comGig 'em!Once again, Texas is front and center on the national political stage, our spokesman an almost cartoon-like embodiment of every Lone Star stereotype: Fast-talkin', gun-lovin', bible-thumpin', boot-wearin', oil-worshipping, death penalty happy, larger-than-life right-wi ... More >>
As we are sure you are no doubt keenly aware, Flag Day is tomorrow. We could give you a list of the ten prettiest flags, but we are Hair Balls, and that's not the kind of crap we like to cough up. Here instead is a list of ten state flags to tun up the flagpoles of your worst enemies: 10. Nevada T ... More >>
How bike couriers plan to survive the internet age.
Murder, tacos and Perpetual HelpMan, there has been a lot of water under the bridge since David Beebe and I last undertook a Sole of Houston stroll in December of 2008.For my part, there was a divorce, massive weight loss, and the ditching of pretty much all my vices. As for Beebe, the supe ... More >>
Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison are locked in a pitched battle over the soul of the GOP. They are also running for governor.
Vincent Salazar, a Houston man, is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against Philip Morris and its parent company, Altria Group, in Texas, making the state one of four where similar lawsuits were filed in the last two days. The suits are seeking damages allegedly caused by years of advertising w ... More >>
Disgruntled prosecutors scribble their complaints about the new boss on a blog
Why? Because he's big and intimidating and because one family complained about him over and over again
Turn out the lights, the party's over
Dozens of local musicians come together to honor stricken comrade Stephen Adams with a tribute show for the ages
How a mid-list band spent six weeks in an RV, fueled by chili
It's a slice 'n' dice disco at the Texas Turntable Massacre, Part II
Inside George Bush Intercontinental Airport lies a city populated by drivers who sleep all night in their cabs to keep their place in line
All kidding aside, why smoking may be good for Houston
Constantine shuns its comic-book roots for real depth as Reeves returns in black
They've fought for justice for nine years, but time is running out
Boozing with a few aggrieved bad seeds at the American Idol audition
Raoul's Red Apple Martini
Jim Pirtle's slipshod nicotine habit spells the end of an era for No tsu oH, but he hopes to rise from the ashes
Galveston's Hayes Carll sets aside sin long enough to come up with Flowers & Liquor
Diverting streams into the Brazos and Posh Amenity lakes has been great for fancy Fort Bend developments. But it's killing Oyster Creek, the lifeblood for legendary Texas cattle ranchers.
Some Houstonians say monogamy doesn't work for them. They don't cheat. They don't swing. They do have more than one spouse at a time. And the whole family knows about it.
Old cemeteries rarely die. They just get buried under weeds, development and indifference.
Smokers' rights activist Dave Pickrell thinks his freedom is being stubbed out cigarette by cigarette. He's fighting to stop that, coughing all the way.
He's married to a Dixie Chick and signed to a major label... Charlie Robison is charmed
Tracy Byrd, Jim Hall and Pat Metheny
Princes and Princesses of Darkness and some musicians descend on SXSW
Warning: Tobacco companies' advertising money may be addictive in Houston's club scene
The evidence points away from Roy Criner's guilt in a savage crime. But the state still has what counts most -- a conviction.
As Richard Misrach knows, even the horrid can look gorgeous
They went in search of the vehicle of fragrance, and found adventure and companionship.
Massive HPD sting nails desperate teenage cigarette thieves
South Houston Mayor Dennis Cordray has been run out of office... and his town isn't doing so hot either.