One of the things you'll learn in the upcoming documentary about gay activist Ray Hill is that when police raided Houston's lesbian bars in the 1960s, they would arrest any woman wearing pants with zippers or buttons in the front. If the zipper was on the side, you were spared. In the front, that's ... More >>
The Original Timmy Chan's on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (a.k.a. Timmy Chan's Chicken & Rice) may have only been inspected by the City of Houston Health Department once since November 2010, but that inspection didn't turn up anything that we'd call remotely offensive. And that Timmy Chan's on M ... More >>
You think THIS is creepy?So Michael Brown and his self-named hand center (which, given his propensity to slap women around, may or may not be the front for some kind of sick wife-beater's dojo) are back in the news.The disturbing back story for this guy has been well chronicled over the last few ... More >>
Lester Public LibraryNo, this isn't Ruthie. Yesterday we remembered some of our favorite nostalgic Houston dishes. After dinner at the old San Francisco Steakhouse (remember the trapeze?), we could go home for some Blue Bell Caramel Turtle Fudge -- or we could head out for dessert. We sure lo ... More >>
Photo courtesy EnronThey sing, they dance, they rip off your 401(k): What a night at the theater!Houston has inspired many Broadway plays, if you count Marvin Zindler in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and define "many" as "one."But now it's two!!! Enron, a semi-musical, opened on the Great White ... More >>
The rain in Spain falls mainly on South Main.....The question of whether there exists a definable, distinct Houston accent has come up in the blogosphere, inspired from beyond the grave by Marvin Zindler. Sixty-year-old tapes of the white-suited wonder's radio broadcasts, posted on J.R. Gonzales' ... More >>
View Larger MapThe proposal to rename the stretch of Hillcroft that courses through the heart of Little Bombay is ginning up a surprising amount of aggro in the blogosphere. (Or is it a surprising amount of blogs in the aggrosphere -- sometimes it's hard to tell.)Under the headline "We'll give ... More >>
Photos by J.C. ReidWhen Robb Walsh chronicled the closing of Felix Mexican Restaurant last year, the outpouring of grief was reminiscent of the sadness accompanying the loss of a great statesman or member of a royal family. And in a way it was. That restaurant was the last remaining legacy of Felix ... More >>
According to multiple reports, actor, comedian, chef and cookbook author Dom DeLuise has passed away in Los Angeles at age 75. DeLuise starred in several Mel Brooks movies, including Blazing Saddles (above) and Spaceballs, as well as The End with Burt Reynolds, The Muppet Movie and just about every ... More >>
"Prominent" takes on new meaning
Okay, here's a picture of the Marc Adler, the creator of the new animated movie Delgo ...And here's a picture of Delgo. Is it just us or does anybody else see a resemblance? We'll get back to that. Adler stopped by the Houston Press offices and spoke with Hair Balls about his new baby, Delgo, an ani ... More >>
A Houston family has a bone to pick with JCPenney. Seems a 5th Ward woman with the mental age of a four-year-old was somehow issued a JCPenney charge card. Family members, including the woman’s legal guardian, have been trying to get the account closed, with no luck. As they've written the compan ... More >>
Turn out the lights, the party's over
...otherwise known as the H-Town 20
Legend of blues, R&B and early rock and roll passes away Sad news from Dr. Roger Wood: Turns out Marvin Zindler was not the only treasured Houstonian to pass away Sunday. Jimmy “T-99” Nelson, the last of the real-deal blues shouters, died of cancer at St. Dominic’s nursing home. Some sources ... More >>
Fried Twinkies, $5 bumper cars, Hannah Montana and the hardest working kids in Texas
Steak and tits -- how can you go wrong at the Strip House?
Which Houston restaurants are swapping pork for veal?
Filling the Gulf, Anime Alert, Harsh on Harsh
Debra Duncan pays her dues, hits her cues and hopes to be the next Oprah
Does the health department's grading system ensure safe restaurants? Or is it just fuzzy math?
Sex, drugs, rock & roll, and the ballad of 2100 Lexington
Shrouded by mists and unrecovered documents, the history of Houston is still worth a probe
Rapid detox leaves a nurse suffering unforeseen side effects
Two veteran TV news reporters accuse Channel 11 of age discrimination
In Wayne, all things converge
The parking's horrid, the food just okay -- so why is Barnaby's so beloved?
Haveli turns up the temperatureto make an impression
Harris County has abdicated a basic responsibility of government: to provide for the public safety of all. Instead, those who have get and those who don't get the leftovers.
Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?
Hunter Todd returns with a slimmed-down film festival