• Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    A Long-Overdue Trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    While it's true that my Bucket List could be contained in a fairly small bucket, a big one got checked off recently when I was able to finally stroll into that big ass glass pyramid on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland: I had arrived at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Though i ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 26, 2013

    Five Houston Culinary Splurges

    Treat yourself to a decadent holiday feast.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    Houston Presents: Top 10 Locally Produced Food and Drink Gifts

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    The 10 Greatest Summer Concerts I Never Saw

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Eating Up San Antonio: La Gloria, The Monterey and The Esquire

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Bartender Chat: Eddie of Julia's Bistro

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Feast of Charles Borromeo: A Saint's Playlist

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Top 5 Twists on Tailgate Classics

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    What's Cooking Next Week?

    Brooke ViggianoMake a date-night steak​The 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 >>

  • Culture

    August 25, 2011

    SPECIAL COMIDA EDITION: Who Harvested Maize First — the Aztecs, or the Mayans?

    And what are the three milks of Pastel de Tres Leches?

  • Culture

    August 4, 2011

    Lips First

    Natalie Irish kisses her portraits into life.

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Byrds, Burritos, and Bluegrass: Chris Hillman Interviewed

    "'Pay attention. It's very strange out there.'" Chris Hillman (left) and Herb Pedersen​Often 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Bands Named After Movies, Characters & Other Film Stuff

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Five Easy Steps To Beer Pairing Nirvana

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009

    Mexican Street Food Festival

    It's the Day of the Dead, so live it up with some authentic south-of-the-border cuisine

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Late Night Scene: Coffee Groundz

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Son Kills Mom, Heads To Mexico

    ‚ÄčLaura 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 >>

  • News

    May 21, 2009

    Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    For 40 years, the Episcopal Church of Texas turned a blind eye to a priest who was sexually molesting male students.

  • Culture

    July 24, 2008
  • News

    December 27, 2007

    The Year In Film

    Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more

  • Home Entertainment

    September 6, 2007

    What Else Is New?

    Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week

  • Dining

    November 30, 2006

    Chipinque Cuisine

    You can't go wrong with margaritas and crab quesadillas at Santos The Taste of Mexico

  • Home Entertainment

    August 24, 2006
  • Music

    May 20, 2004

    Three-Ring Circus Maximus

    For avant-garde instrumental progressive funk jazz lovers, Drop Trio's the only game in town

  • Dining

    July 27, 2000

    Fungus Alert

    In search of "wild mushrooms"

  • Music

    October 21, 1999

    Love Supreme

    Husband-and-wife R&B team are back in H-town

  • Music

    June 24, 1999

    The Reverend Red Rocker

    Platitudes on life, religion and music from the depths of a tequila bottle

  • Music

    October 15, 1998
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    July 30, 1998
  • Dining

    May 7, 1998
  • Music

    March 26, 1998
  • Dining

    February 20, 1997

    Let's Do Diner

    Authenticity is fine. But at Simpson's, the good food is even finer.

  • News

    May 4, 1995

    The Law East of Downtown

    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.

  • News

    November 24, 1994

    Pro Bono Publico

    A Vinson & Elkins lawyer wins a big one for a death row inmate

  • Dining

    October 13, 1994

    Burger Heaven, Burger Hell

    A quest for all that's good and greasy in an American icon