The holidays are upon us, and that means it's time to show your buddies you care by buying them things they probably don't need. But there's no reason to shell out for an expensive ugly Christmas sweater that he'll never wear, or a tchotchke that will sit idly at the back of her closet, when you cou ... More >>
Well, kids, summer has arrived. If you have ever noticed, all the good concerts seem to come during the summer -- with May being more like a pre-show. My parents, when I was younger, took me to many concerts at some of these venues, mainly Contemporary Christian concerts. I myself had only been to ... More >>
Until this past Tuesday, I didn't realize how easy a day trip to San Antonio could be. Thanks to the recently raised speed limit on I-10, you can speed to the Alamo in three easy hours (or less, if you set your cruise control just above the new 75-mile-per-hour speed limit...not that I'm advocating ... More >>
After passing by many times on the way to or from Big Top or Continental Club, I finally hopped the Metro to visit Julia's, the Latin-fusion bistro at the corner of Main and West Alabama. It was 5 p.m. on Tuesday when I walked through the vibrant dining room, grabbed a seat, ordered a glass of wine ... More >>
Though we have no desire to live by the teachings of Cathol and his popular ism, we are huge fans of the saints. To us, saints represent God's Avengers, and yeah, some of them are in charge of stupid things like equestrians, but there are also plenty of them with real-life superpowers. Today ... More >>
Photo by Brooke ViggianoWINGING!!!Rutgers homecoming was last weekend. A lot has changed in the 5 years (gasp) since I've been at my alma mater's campus, mainly a lot more neon and house music. One thing though, has stayed the same: The Almighty Tailgate. It's not a secret that Rutgers stud ... More >>
Brooke ViggianoMake a date-night steakThe short work week was wonderful, as were the meals. Next week's menu plan brings me a romantic date night, breakfast for dinner, and my all-time favorite vinaigrette. On the menu: Crispy Chicken Salad w/ Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette Zucchini & Squash ... More >>
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Natalie Irish kisses her portraits into life.
"'Pay attention. It's very strange out there.'" Chris Hillman (left) and Herb PedersenOften overshadowed by flashier, more volatile, or more tragic bandmates, singer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Hillman's cred as a pioneer of country-rock is nonetheless impeccable. As a co-founder of the ... More >>
Ever wonder which of your favorite bands are named after movies? So have we. So we went out and did a little bit of research. BANDS NAMED AFTER ACTUAL MOVIES My Bloody Valentine: The seminal shoegaze act took their name from a low-budget 1981 horror movie about a guy who really, really hat ... More >>
SamuelAdams.comAnd you thought only wine could be paired with food.No, we're not talking about the way the subtle notes of ice-cold rocky mountain air in that Coors Light accentuate the cool ranch flavor in Doritos, not here at least. The knowledge that different varieties of beer compliment ... More >>
It's the Day of the Dead, so live it up with some authentic south-of-the-border cuisine
For such a small space, the Coffee Groundz has a United Nations-like ability to bring together a crowd of people who normally operate in different layers of the social stratosphere. The front of the bar is sparsely populated by midnight, with a few solo guys working on the laptops and a gay c ... More >>
Laura Palacios of Houston died with her son at her side. Though it was hardly a comfort to the 51-year-old woman: It was her son who allegedly killed her. That's the story told by Harris County Sheriff's homicide detectives who have charged Jose Palacios, 24, with murder. But he is not behind ba ... More >>
For 40 years, the Episcopal Church of Texas turned a blind eye to a priest who was sexually molesting male students.
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Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week
You can't go wrong with margaritas and crab quesadillas at Santos The Taste of Mexico
For avant-garde instrumental progressive funk jazz lovers, Drop Trio's the only game in town
In search of "wild mushrooms"
Husband-and-wife R&B team are back in H-town
Platitudes on life, religion and music from the depths of a tequila bottle
Authenticity is fine. But at Simpson's, the good food is even finer.
With his army of volunteer deputies, Victor Trevino is Harris County's most innovative and open lawman. But his sharp tongue hasn't endeared him to other politicians. And some wonder if all his power has gone to his head.
A Vinson & Elkins lawyer wins a big one for a death row inmate
A quest for all that's good and greasy in an American icon