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Mike Giglio

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    August 29, 2013

    Making the Case for Keenum

    The former UH STAR could become the number two QB for the Texans this season.

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    August 16, 2013

    Former Press Writer Mike Giglio Detained, Beaten and Released During Egypt Protests

    Former Houston Press writer Mike Giglio, who is now a correspondent for Newsweek and the Daily Beast, retold the chilling story of being detained, beaten and ultimately released by Egyptian police during protests in the capital city of Cairo on Wednesday. Gigilio was one of a number of foreign journ ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Washington Avenue, One Year Later: Not As "Wild"

    Marc BrubakerPrivilege: Late to the Party?​Today the Rocks Off team unveils our newest cover feature, "Getting Past The Bouncer" (or, in print, "Bar Codes"), in which we investigate more in-depth December's "Hydeout at Hudson" controversy, and examined the door policies at some of the other ni ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Bars, Racism & Dress Codes: A Report

    ​In this weeks cover feature, "Getting Past The Bouncer," by Chris Gray, Shea Serrano and myself, we investigated more in-depth the Hudson Lounge Hydeout controversy from back in December, plus the other door policies at some of the nicer watering holes in town that came to light in the wake o ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    Basketball Diaries

    Readers respond to "Trash Talk"

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    July 8, 2010

    Getting Played

    Readers respond to our story on the Trae ban at 97.9 The Box.

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    May 13, 2010

    Getting Creamed

    Online readers respond to high school girls slathered in whipped cream and chocolate.

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    April 29, 2010

    Readers Miss Robb

    And viewers of our chef tats piece weigh in on the ink.

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    March 26, 2010

    The Best Slap-Fights, Verbal Or Otherwise, In Houston Rap History

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. ​Last week, Chamillionaire and Paul Wall kicked off their 20-city "In Love Wit My Money" reunion tour in d ... More >>

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    February 25, 2010

    Teen Porn Troubles

    Plus: Readers reaction to Wild on Washington.

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    February 11, 2010

    Wild on Washington

    The three-mile stretch of avenue is Houston's place to be if you're young, white, single and ready to party. At least for now.

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    January 28, 2010

    Enemies of the State

    Questioning Texas's legal and educational systems.

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    January 8, 2010

    DWI Attorney Tyler Flood Now Watches Over Washington Ave. By Billboard

    Photo by Mike Giglio​As the enormous and bespectacled eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg looked out on The Great Gatsby's Valley of Ashes, Tyler Flood now watches over Washington Avenue from a billboard on Sandman Street. It went up just in time for New Year's Eve. The billboard is the latest in a lo ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    Weed Takes Root

    Marijuana's steady creep toward legalization nationwide.

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    December 17, 2009

    An Historic Night in Houston

    Annise Parker wins the runoff to become Houston's next mayor.

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    December 3, 2009
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    November 19, 2009

    MasterMind Awards

    The Houston Press will once again recognize outstanding local artists.

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    November 3, 2009

    Election Night Parties So Far Are As Scintillating As The Campaign

    Photo by Mike Giglio​Things are very quiet at the vote-watch "parties" tonight, as the candidates and their supporters settle in for what's likely to be a long night of seeing who ends up being the odd person out.This description, of the Annise Parker bash, is pretty much true of the others. Excep ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    The Halloween Drunk Tank

    Photos by Mike Giglio​Beneath an almost full moon on Halloween night the (probably) drunk man tried to follow the tip of the officer's pen with his eyes. Behind him a parade of costumed yuppies shuffled between Washington Avenue's trendy bars: sexy school girls, sexy devils, mobsters, Facebook. ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Boosted Booze and Marvin's Angels

    Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM

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    October 21, 2009

    Free Rice-Cookers Help Out Burmese Refugees Here

    Photo by Mike Giglio​A crowd of Burmese refugees gathered in the parking lot Sunday afternoon at the Sun Blossom Mountain apartment complex on Ranchester Drive -- which was the subject of our recent cover story on Houston's refugees -- and waited for John Glenn to shout their names.A local company ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Getting Lucky, Or Trying To, At The Lucky Strike

    Photo by Paul Knight​Hair Balls was prepared for an evening of stale beer and possibly mullets at this weekend's opening party for the new Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge in the Houston Pavilion. Then we noticed a small warning at the bottom of the invitation: "dress code enforced."Our confusion m ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Golden-brown is the proper tone for any loaf of sourdough / Hollywood starlet.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where today we're bitterly sniffling at the fact that everyone else from the office is at the Austin City Limits festival. It's cool! There's lots of fun ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    Trying To Connect With Houston's Burmese Community, Via John Glenn

    Photo by Mike Giglio​I threw a football at a refugee and demanded to know where she lived.Her voice wavered, and her answer was hard to hear. So I leaned over and cupped my hand to my ear, waving the hand in a circle first, like Hulk Hogan trying to rile a crowd. Apartment 1212, I finally made ou ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    On Being Watched in Burma

    Photos by Mike Giglio​I remember his nose. Thick gray hair spouted from each nostril, all the way down to the old monk's lip, like smoke from the snout of a dragon. He sat on some steps inside the gold and glittering Sule Pagoda in central Rangoon. The monk was bald and missing teeth, and a cinna ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    In the mythical land of Awesomevania, burritos are used as currency, and having two or more stents in your heart is a sign of great personal wealth.​Welcome back to Eating Our Words' weekly roundup, where we use meat loaf as the bread in our sandwiches. Hey, if we're not supposed to do that ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009
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    August 10, 2009

    $13 at Pavani Indian Cuisine

    Photo by Mike Giglio​ Where: Pavani Indian Cuisine, 10554 Southwest Fwy., 713-272-8259 What $13 gets you: As many circuits through the buffet line as you need. Plan to make at least a few. We walked in at 5:30 sharp, right when the place opens for dinner, which meant it was just us and the c ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Empanadas are fried pouches filled with dreams. Cardiologists call them "Heaven's Little Artery Grenades".​Welcome back to Eating Our Words' weekly round-up, where we're seriously considering camping out for tickets to that new Julia Child movie. Look, it can't possibly be worse than Episode 1 ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    $13 at Asia Market

    Photo by Mike Giglio​ Where: Asia Market, 1010 W Cavalcade St., 713-863-7074 What $13 gets you: Thai food should leave you full, refreshed and feeling like you got way more than you paid for. Thirteen bucks at Asia Market gets you clear sinuses and more than enough food for two. Best served ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    Catfish Reef: The Rise of Swishahouse

    [Note: this is the second in a series on the origins of Houston rap, to go along with this week's feature on wayward star Mike Jones.]Mike Giglio​As a local hip-hop writer and radio host, Matt Sonzala (also a former Houston Press Music Listings Editor) did what he could to promote Houston rap to a ... More >>

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    July 24, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Ray's Franks' Freddy Krueger will haunt your dreams. But in a good way. Welcome back to the weekly round-up here at Eating Our Words, where we have gravy on tap. To start off with, Mike Giglio out-spent Robb Walsh $13 to $7, because Mike is a fancy man of top-shelf tastes. He seemed impressed b ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Luvianos in Kyle

    Photos by Mike GiglioOn a recent tail-between-legs retreat from a rough weekend in Austin -- sunburnt from a long float down the river, broke and dehydrated -- the Texas Traveler wanted only two things: free water and cheap sustenance.Luvianos in Kyle had plenty of both. Water-filled bags hung aroun ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    Flashing Back to the Heyday of DJ Screw

    Ed. Note: To go along with this week's feature on Mike Jones, Mike Giglio takes a look at the origins of Houston rap's once and future calling card, "screw music." Photos by Mike GiglioScrew: The Next Generation (l-r): Randy, Big Bubb, Bird Wearing corn rows, a wife beater and green courdoroys, ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    New Way To Help The Homeless In Houston

    Photo by Mike GiglioThe "After Dark" shelter program at St. John's Bread of Life is up and running, giving Houston a small push toward the method of dealing with homelessness that has been embraced for years in much of the country. The conversion of the former day center -- located on corner of Gr ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Admitting Defeat To The BBQ In Salt Lick

    Photos by Mike Giglio It started with 24 ounces of Icehouse. Texas Traveler was headed to Austin Friday morning with a couple of friends. We'd already stopped at the overflowing Buc-ee's along the way, and managed to secure some fudge samples -- peanut butter, rocky road and cookies and cream, ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Admitting Defeat To The BBQ In Salt Lick

    Photos by Mike GiglioIt started with 24 ounces of Icehouse.Texas Traveler was headed to Austin Friday morning with a couple of friends. We'd already stopped at the overflowing Bucky's along the way, and managed to secure some fudge samples -- peanut butter, rocky road and cookies and cream, all equ ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    $13 at Reggae Hut

    Photo by Mike GiglioWhere: Reggae Hut, 4814 Almeda Rd., 713-520-7171What $13 gets you: Any main course or seafood dish, which will be more than enough. Favorites include the jerk chicken and garlic shrimp, along with a Jamaican take on oxtail. We tried that, mainly because we weren't quite su ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009
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    June 19, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    The proper presentation for mat kimchee should mirror as closely as possible the appearance of an exploded chicken.Welcome back once again to the weekly round-up at Eating Our Words, where we've found a way to put gravy on pretty much everything (you just have to tell people it's "some kinda sauce") ... More >>

  • News

    June 11, 2009

    Mack Brown vs. Iraq & John Lomax vs. a Metro bus

    Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM

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    June 5, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Photo by Robb WalshI can't write this column on an empty stomach. It's difficult to maintain your trademark acerbic wit when all you can think is, "I would literally murder somebody for that hamburger / pizza / pastry / whatever insane but incredible dish from Feast we've featured this week." ... More >>

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    June 2, 2009

    The Most Dangerous Game: Man Vs. Metro

    Photo by Mike GiglioLomax, keeping to his strict warm-up regimen for the big raceIt was to be the ultimate contest between man and machine. Hair Balls announced in earnest at this afternoon's staff meeting its plans to sample the new 402 Quickline Bellaire, which was unveiled by Metro on Friday ... More >>

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    June 1, 2009

    $13 at Kitchen Kreations

    Photos by Mike GiglioWhere: Kitchen Kreations (but the sign outside still says Milburn's Café), 8601 MLK Blvd. & Reed Rd., 713-738-3011 What $13 will get you: A euphoric food coma that lasts well into the evening. Doors are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; lunchtime saw a grown man giddily jumping and ... More >>

  • News

    May 14, 2009

    There Will Be Blood:

    Kidneys for sale & METRO police shootings

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    May 7, 2009
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    April 30, 2009

    UH Gets the Brush-Off from Nike

    Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM

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    April 9, 2009

    From Homelessness to Wine Snobbery

    Weighing In Across the Board

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    March 27, 2009

    Restoring The Londale Hotel, Step By Difficult Step

    Getting rid of the roaches was the (relatively) easy part.The Londale Hotel, on the corner of San Jacinto and Prairie, is "the longest continually operating hostelry building on its original site in Houston," according to its protected landmark designation. But it's been better known as a dilapidate ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    The Wait Goes On For Death-Row Inmate In DNA Case

    The wait continues for Charles Raby, the Houston man sentenced to lethal injection for brutally murdering a 72-year-old grandmother in 1994.Raby and his lawyer Sarah Frazier have been fighting for years to introduce new DNA testing to the case. The results, which Frazier says exonerate Raby, finally ... More >>

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