Johnny Dang, impresario of the local jewelry outfit made famous through countless hip-hop records (and his association with rapper Paul Wall), is taking a page from the Mattress Mack playbook. Dang and Wall are betting that Dwight Howard and James Harden help pull off a win over the Eastern Confer ... More >>
Tina Fey's great, but Admission doesn't have the marks.
Last September, Michael Vernon had just moved from Oklahoma City, where he was a managing partner in a law firm, to Houston for a new job. He'd only been in town for a few hours when he and his buddy decided they wanted to see some boobs, and maybe help some young, tattooed women who were working th ... More >>
Two yogis battle over the fate of a tradition (and a very large pile of money).
An impressively chaotic inventoryIn honor of this week's feature story on former hand surgeon and all-around weird dude Michael Brown, and seeing as how it's Friday, we thought we'd have some fun with a Price is Right-style walk through the inventory of belongings in Brown's 2005 bankruptcy f ... More >>
howfresh2.comJay-Z's business plan: Don't leak the masters, get a Rolex.The kingdom is safe. The throne has been watched. In an age where albums spring leaks like baby diapers, Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne arrived on the appointed date without even as much as a drip. For the first ... More >>
Hillcroft and Raja Sweets have become the epicenter of Houston's vibrant Indian population.
Too good to be trueWhile we are exposed to them on the internet pretty much every day, many con artists are still working "bricks-and-mortar" real-life scams. Some experts claim that each and every one of us will be approached either in the streets or in our homes by at least one of these low ... More >>
Ol' Blue Eyes weeps at what became of his CadillacJonathan Barnes, the Bellaire oil trader whose ill-gotten gains include Frank Sinatra's 1957 Caddy, pleaded guilty today to fraud and money-laundering charges, the U.S. Attorney's office announced. Now very worried: The two other defendants w ... More >>
The first time Frank Sinatra's name has been associated with criminal activityThe U.S. Attorney's office today announced the indictment of three oil traders accused of running an $80 million scam against LyondellBasell, and the most entertaining part was what the trio spent their alleged ill- ... More >>
A photo the Chron doesn't use on its society pagesThe Houston Chronicle had the story yesterday about the latest arrest of Dr. Michael Brown, this time accused of assaulting his wife.Everytime the Chron mentions Brown, we think of the 2002 Houston Press story on his druggy, wife-abusing ways (if ... More >>
Attorney Tyler Flood says he wins 80 percent of his clients' DWI trials, even if they were 100 percent drunk as a skunk.
A former wildcatter and corporate-takeover tycoon preaches alternative energy across America.
Katy High School was going to play against a Florida team on national TV. Now all it had to do was find a way to win again.
This Hong Kong film features everything but the kitchen sink no, wait, it has that, too
A Different Breed
Send in the librarians!!
And a lot of people agree with him
Just $249 gets you a bachelor's -- or, hell, a master's -- from Belford University, an online diploma mill with local ties
Chappelle returns with a raucous Block Party
Payday lenders take care of you till your check comes in, and for a long time after
There's nothing good about this remake of an awful ol' show
Box & Box Jewelers
Between The Rock and a hard place, The Rundown isn't so bad
Rich Kinder has made a cool billion dollars since leaving Enron. Now hes ready to take over the world, or at least the nearest pipeline.
We Got These Million Dollar Thoughts But We Still On Broke (Down Fo Whatever Productions)
Passing off cheap fish for expensive red snapper is against the law. But no one enforces the regulations. So Texas restaurants are free to rip you off.
David Yurman yanks a local dealer into court over sales
Your guide to the Music Awards Showcase
Forest Whitaker brings an adopted honor code to the streets in Jim Jarmusch's Ghost Dog
Kingwood High friends say the girls were "Sweet." Adults say "Well-Mannered." Cops say "armed robbers."
Yet again, Steven Russell bluffed his way out of prison. And yet again, he got caught.
Three stories of taxman terror
At Vallone's: Big hunks of meat and other people's money
Take an ex-con with a smooth line of patter, a group of mystery investors and some gullible journalists. What have you got? Houston's first on-line daily newspaper. At least for a few weeks.
Once upon a time in Humble, there lived two guys named Pat and Mike. They had a way of making people believe, and those people included some of Texas' highest public officials. While it turned out that their stories usually were just too good to be true,
Beyond the Galleria, beyond Target - and sometimes beyond the law - lies Houston's last untamed wilderness of shopping
Fama wants to be Houston's next Spanish-language breakthrough