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  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Is "Indie" a Bogus Concept In 2014?

    Recently Joe Steinhardt took a moment to ponder the year that had just passed, and didn't like what he saw. Steinhardt runs one of my favorite music labels, Don Giovanni Records. His New Jersey-based outfit was built, as he tells it, to promote the music his friends made. His label is now blessed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Beyonce Headed Back to Toyota Center December 10

    Beyonce is a busy woman these days, but Houston's hometown superstar has managed to make some time to get home for the holidays -- on her second Toyota Center stop on her "Mrs. Carter World Tour" in a six months. Live Nation announced this morning that Beyonce will return to Houston on December 10, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Burgers Off the Beaten Path: Chief Cajun Snack Shack

    In response to last week's laughable Zagat list of Houston's best burgers, we're launching a series at Eating...Our Words that will spotlight overlooked but no less notable burgers off the beaten path. After all, hidden treasures are Houston's city's greatest commodity. You may find yourself faced ... More >>

  • News

    November 1, 2012

    Country Club Sopranos

    American banks are on a massive crime spree. Obama and Romney hope you won’t notice.

  • News

    August 23, 2012

    How to Speak Republican

    Leaked document reveals the secrets of the GOP's coded language.

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Alleged Credit Card Thieves Lead Constables Right to Their Door

    From reading his most recent arrest affidavit, it looks like Darren Patrick Scheper had a good thing going there for a while. As his friends would later tell police, Scheper's hustle was to break into cars, steal whatever valuables he could find inside, and if he was lucky enough to find a wallet st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    The Ten Most Spectacular Cyber Attacks of 2010

    According to 4chan, Tea Party folks think cocaine is a helluva drug.​As the internet becomes a primary source for everything from news and entertainment to commerce and business, it makes sense that groups and hackers would be busier than ever. Websites are far more vulnerable to attack than, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    How To Help Wall Street Bankers In Haiti's Time Of Need

    ​We Americans are a generous people. In the days after the devastating Haitian earthquake, we whipped out our credit cards and donated millions to relieve that stricken, jinxed nation.But until Thursday, when the Huffington Post got wind of the practices, the major credit companies (including ... More >>

  • News

    January 8, 2009

    The Murderers' Defender

    A lawyer stands up for "the little guys"

  • Culture

    December 4, 2008

    Junque in the Houston Heights

    Two artists purge their crap, just in time for holiday shopping

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2006

    14:58, 14:57, 14:56...

    The much more attractive host of today's bus tour I'd like to thank the folks (both of you) who e-mailed me that I noted the wrong time of the KRIV morning show spot we did today. I showed up for the ridiculously early 6:30 a.m. slot, not 5:30 a.m. We were also allowed to pimp HouStoned again at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2006

    It's a Limo! It's a Plane!

    This just has to save money on airfare... Shameless plug: If you're downtown between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. tomorrow, stop by Market Square and you can enter a drawing to win 500 plane tickets from MasterCard. It won't be hard to find — just look for the giant limo/plane contraption parked in t ... More >>

  • Resolutions

    January 19, 2006

    I Feel Pretty

    The official 2006 guide to not looking like Kevin Federline

  • Film

    January 13, 2005

    About a Man

    In Good Company is wonderfully funny, a bit sad and unmistakably real

  • News

    December 4, 2003

    Super Bowl Special

    Houston's game will beckon the big leagues of a profession far older than the NFL

  • News

    June 5, 2003


    Robert Casey told on Constable Perry Wooten. Wooten fired him. Now Casey and two other people are suing to get their jobs back.

  • News

    March 20, 2003

    College Credit

    Shopping spree for your first apartment: $2,500
    Spring break in Cabo: $1,000
    Avoiding college credit card debt: priceless

  • News

    December 7, 2000

    Rob Todd Unredacted

    Desperately seeking Susan

  • News

    August 3, 2000

    Left For Dead

    Tracey Deel was shot a dozen times by two teens who wanted her car. She dragged herself the length of three football fields determined not to be just another homocide statistic.

  • Music

    April 13, 2000
  • News

    November 17, 1994

    Life of a Poet

    Vassar Miller is broke, hospitalized and facing an uncertain future. Doesn't one of Texas' most esteemed writers deserve better?