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    May 12, 2014

    Ruling Could Enforce Collection of Pole Tax in Strip Clubs

    After a legal fight waged for more than five years, it looks like strip-club going might in fact cost a little more here in Houston, the Mecca of strip clubs (can we really say that?). After the state supreme court ruled against a challenge from the Texas Entertainment Association that said the $5 ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014
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    December 26, 2013
  • Music

    October 17, 2013

    Halls of Fame

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Concert Venues.

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Concert Venues

    As the Houston Press doffs our kudos cap to local institutions great and small in the Best of Houston® 2013 awards, all through October each of our four blogs will be looking beyond the winners of selected categories in a series we like to call "The Rest of the Best." Rocks Off happened to draw Fri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Limp Bizkit at House of Blues, 5/29/2013

    Limp Bizkit House of Blues May 29, 2013 When I first heard Three Dollar Bill, Yall$, Limp Bizkit's debut album, I thought I had discovered the Mecca of music. Surely, I thought, these Jacksonville misfits would become the voice of my generation. I was ten years old then. As time went on, I grew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Tony Garza, La Orquesta Salmerum Founder

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. With the heat of the timbales and the brill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    The Battle Hymn of the Beer-public: There's No Room for Snobs in Craft Beer

    When Mongoose versus Cobra first opened, one of my favorite things to do was sit outside on a busy Friday night and watch as the following scene played itself out over and over like some version of Groundhog Day with a different pack of confused Midtowners each time: Group of snappily dressed men ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Real Ale Gone Wild and Firkins Everywhere: A Talk with Stewart Martin of Hay Merchant

    The name seems almost inescapable this year: Hay Merchant. The eight-month-old bar, seated on the curve of Westheimer just West of Montrose, has been described as everything from a new trend in bars to Houston's Mecca for beer to snobbish and inaccessible. It's strange that a place specializing in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    How to Spend $1,000 on Cookbooks in an Afternoon: Go to Vegas

    Get off the Strip, allow yourself three to four hours and go before gambling at Amber Unicorn Books. One of the best used bookstores in the Las Vegas Valley, Amber Unicorn has, at any given time, more than 200,000 books on hand, of which 16,000 are cookbooks. Amber Unicorn is a little, unassuming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Best Of The Rest: Houston's Top 5 Places To Eat At A Concert

    We understand this category may initially seem a bit odd, as the words "concert food" tend to conjure up disturbing images of stale chips drowning in phosphorescent cheese, neon-orange grease pools of pizza, and the leathery hotdogs in ill-fitting buns so often found at Houston's larger concert venu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    The Time Imaginary Cheese Upended A Perfectly Fine Music Experiment

    The original idea wasn't even that original, which is why it didn't work, I suppose. In 2003, a ferociously cool writer named Rob Harvilla (Google him; he's a vocabularian superhero) wrote an article about how he played a Radiohead album for a group of fifth graders and then asked them to draw pic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Teenage Mutant Arkham City? 5 Turtle Bosses We Hope Make It In

    Rumors began circling this week that Rocksteady would not be following up Batman: Arkham City with another Dark Knight adventure, and would instead be working on using the same style to reboot the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. For those who may only know the Turtles from their '80s cartoon, we can a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 25, 2011
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    July 22, 2011

    Walgreen's Electric-Car Charging Stations: The Rest Of the U.S. Is Catching Up To Houston

    Charge it up​We can't say we've exactly seen the electric-car charging stations at various Walgreen's around the town, but we'll take the company's word that they exist. And now the rest of the nation will be following in Houston's footsteps, as the drug giant expands the concept to more than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Doug Supernaw: Troubled Former Country Star Surfaces in Bandera

    Doug Supernaw likely feels at home in Bandera​Since we published our 2007 cover story on troubled one-time country star Doug Supernaw, our site has become something like the de facto Web site for the former Houstonian. He now has virtually no Web presence of his own; both his own si ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    December 7, 2010

    Time Waster Tuesday -- NBA Superstars Videos (via YouTube)

    "'Remember when' is the lowest form of conversation." -- Tony Soprano Tony was right, you never want to be "remember when" guy, and I try my best not to be. But the fact of the matter is, for many of us, what happened between the ages of 16 and 28 constitute the "good times." High school, maybe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Nitzer Ebb: "We Push Quite Hard"

    ​Nitzer Ebb's influence on electronic music can't be overstated, and when the band broke up in the mid-90s, their enormous back catalog became staples for DJs all across the world. When they reunited in the next decade, the band did what few reunited bands seem to do: They sat down and actual ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Top Five Musician Religious Conversions

    Marc Israel Sellum/​The opposites of life attract us, we've always believed. Time and time again, that philosophy proves itself right. It's why in high school, the Catholic school girls were the biggest freaks. No, that's not a myth. They were suffocated with religion or "right" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Five Great Moments In Indecent Exposure

    ​Recently, Florida's lame-duck governor Charlie Crist has said he's considering pardoning Jim Morrison for his 1969 indecent exposure charge, stemming from The Doors' notorious Miami concert in which a drunken Lizard King swore numerous times and proceeded to whip it out onstage. Of course, Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    UH Takes On UCLA And Emphasizes Line Play

    The big uglies up front will be butting heads​The Houston Cougars have gotten the reputation, undeserved or not, of being a soft, finesse football team. When you pass the football, when you play the spread and go with one-back backfields, that can happen.  The Cougar players don't like this r ... More >>

  • Film

    July 22, 2010

    The First (Ambiguous) Action Heroine

    Angelina Jolie's contradictions buoy the otherwise rote Salt.

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    F**k You Very Much, Austin

    • Talk about buzzkill. During All Time Low's Bamboozle Roadshow performance at Six Flags in Arlington last week, amusement park security pepper-sprayed a handful of preteens who rushed the stage in a surge of prepubescent hormonal musical bliss. The band gave the security an earful of Fuck You! a ... More >>

  • Music

    May 13, 2010
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    January 25, 2010

    Butcher Knows Best

    ​Before our recent New Orleans road trip, we asked a few friends about places to go in New Orleans. We got some expected answers, like Commander's Palace, Parasol's Po-boys, Central Grocery and August. But we also got suggestions along the lines of, "For the love of God, you must go see Butche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Win Passes To 2012, And See What Other Religious Buildings They Wimped Out On Destroying

    Roland Emmerich, who never met a plot hole he couldn't fill with explosions and shitty dialogue, tells us there's one place we won't see bite the big one in his upcoming movie 2012:  [T]he 53-year-old director had wanted to demolish the Kaaba, the iconic cube-shaped structure in the Grand Mos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas: "New Texas"

    In the third in our continuing series on the music of the five states of Texas, we examine the fictional state of New Texas, comprising Austin and the Hill Country. See Part 1 here and Part 2 here. New Texas Capital: Austin Patron Saint: Willie Nelson ​Lesser Icons: Roky Erickson/Thirteenth Floor ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 7, 2009
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    March 12, 2009

    U.S. Military Deserters Once Again Flock to Canada to Avoid War

    Looks like this time they picked the wrong country.

  • News

    February 26, 2009

    Guantánamo's Final Days

    As America prepares to close the infamous camp, what about those prisoners?

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    What This Area Needs Is A Good Nanotechnology Center

    David Goswick is thinking small -- very, very small. No, even smaller than that. Goswick, the head of Historic Real Estate, wants to build the Nano World Headquarters right here in River City, ah, ... we mean Houston. The idea behind the Headquarters is that Houston (well, at least the Sam Houston T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    Aftermath: Madonna at Minute Maid Park

    Photos by Daniel Kramer “Did you cry?” Aftermath asked a new friend during the mass exodus from Minute Maid Park after Madonna’s first Houston show since she opened 1990’s Blonde Ambition tour at the Summit. “Yes,” she said, and from what Aftermath could gather from an informal straw p ... More >>

  • Music

    February 28, 2008

    X-Clan's Brother J Drops Some Knowledge

    Revolution Through Evolution

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2007

    Q&A: Linus Pauling Quartet

    Rosa Guerrero Editor’s note: this is an expanded version of Nicholas L. Hall’s interview with the Linus Pauling Quartet that appears as this week’s Music feature. The band releases their LP All Things are Light tonight at Proletariat with Mathletes, the Jonx and Jenny Westbury. Houston Pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2007

    James Howard Kunstler Finally Drags His Ass to Houston

    To anybody who has read so much as a page of his work, the fact that James Howard Kunstler has revealed on his blog that he is no fan of the city of Houston will come as absolutely no surprise. To say that Kunstler is anti-oil and anti-car is an understatement on the order of saying that Jimi Hendr ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2007

    Save Our Houston Songs

    A plea for monuments and musical preservation

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    Espaol Sung Here

    Crossing over -- who's doing it, who's not

  • Music

    November 2, 2006

    Getting the V from E.O.D.

    Talking truth with rappers Indecent and Arch

  • News

    October 12, 2006

    The Sole of Houston

    Hi. I'm John Lomax, and I'm a pedestrian. My friend, Uncle Tick, and I walked down 16-plus miles of Westheimer. This is our story.

  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    White By Whitebread No More

    This year's South By Southwest makes room for plenty of local rap. Why can't our rockers get with the program?

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Searching for Normal

    At Clements, Muslims push church-and-school issues

  • Music

    March 28, 2002

    Cultural Clash

    SXSW turns a cold shoulder to the Houston music scene

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • Film

    February 17, 2000

    Pitch Black Beauty

    This sci-fi funfest finds plenty of action

  • News

    November 11, 1999

    Strong Reservations

    Indians battle Lamar's "Redskins" and a suspect student vote

  • Music

    June 29, 1995

    Tailless and Grotesque

    Austin's Sincola has hype behind it, and good attitude to burn

  • Music

    May 25, 1995
  • News

    March 2, 1995

    Street Fight

    An explosion of nightlife is pitting neighbor against neighbor in the Richmond-Greenbriar area

  • Culture

    April 14, 1994

    Imperfect Triangle

    My Children! My Africa! portrays the tragic limits of learning under apartheid

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