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  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Bathroom Battles: Scaremongering Abounds about Transgender Public Restroom Usage

    In March 2013, Alexis Hollada, better known by her stage name, Doomstress Alexis, is on her way back from Austin with her drummer, Raymond Matthews, in tow. The pair have just rocked a gig during SXSW with their doom metal act, Project Armageddon, and now just want to get back to Houston after picki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    The 10 Best Reasons Rick Ross Won't Play Houston

    Good ol' Rick Ross didn't bother to show up for a Houston concert -- yet again. This time it was at Houston Beer Fest. Last time? Bayou Music Center. The time before? Hell, does it even matter? The bottom line is Ross must have some sort of reason he keeps canceling tour dates here, right? After al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Trae tha Truth at Warehouse Live, 4/26/2014

    Trae tha Truth Warehouse Live April 26, 2014 Trae tha Truth's fans have stuck with him through a lot over the years. From his breakups and makeups with cousin Z-Ro and his unofficial ban from the Houston airwaves to the tragic Trae Day shooting in 2009 and the rapper's own subsequent wounding three ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Hip-Hop Jeweler's NBA All-Star Version of the Mattress Mack Refund Bet

    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 >>

  • Film

    March 21, 2013


    Tina Fey's great, but Admission doesn't have the marks.

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Michael Vernon: Treasures Customer Says He Was Ripped Off, Assaulted by Staff

    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 >>

  • News

    July 19, 2012

    The Hot-Yoga Wars

    Two yogis battle over the fate of a tradition (and a very large pile of money).

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    The Price is Right, Dr. Brown Style

    An impressively chaotic inventory​In 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    How Jay-Z & Kanye West Kept Watch the Throne From Leaking Online

    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 >>

  • Dining

    May 26, 2011

    Little India

    Hillcroft and Raja Sweets have become the epicenter of Houston's vibrant Indian population.

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Five Street Scams Dogging Houston Now

    Too good to be true​While 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Jonathan Barnes: Friend of Houston Socialite Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering

    Ol' Blue Eyes weeps at what became of his Cadillac​Jonathan 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Jonathan Barnes & Pals: How to Spend Those Ill-Gotten Gains? Buy Frank Sinatra's 1957 Caddy

    The first time Frank Sinatra's name has been associated with criminal activity​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Dr. Michael Brown, TV Star, Arrestee, And Chron Society Page Fave

    A photo the Chron doesn't use on its society pages‚ÄčThe 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 >>

  • News

    November 5, 2009

    Getting Off

    Attorney Tyler Flood says he wins 80 percent of his clients' DWI trials, even if they were 100 percent drunk as a skunk.

  • News

    March 26, 2009

    The T. Boone Pickens Road Show

    A former wildcatter and corporate-takeover tycoon preaches alternative energy across America.

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    ESPN Discovers Katy High Football

    In this week's feature, "No Pressure," we write about the Katy High School football team and its season leading up to the "Battle at Rhodes," a manufactured game against an opponent flown in from south Florida. Our sister paper, the Broward-Palm Beach New Times, wrote a similar story from Florida, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008
  • News

    October 23, 2008

    No Pressure. It's Just Texas High School Football.

    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.

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2008

    We’re Going to Eat You (Di Yu Wu Men)

    This Hong Kong film features everything but the kitchen sink — no, wait, it has that, too

  • News

    August 30, 2007

    Mail Call

    A Different Breed

  • News

    August 9, 2007
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    March 8, 2007
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    December 14, 2006
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    November 30, 2006

    This Man Thinks He's Jesus H. Christ!

    And a lot of people agree with him

  • News

    July 20, 2006

    First-Degree Fraud

    Just $249 gets you a bachelor's -- or, hell, a master's -- from Belford University, an online diploma mill with local ties

  • Film

    March 2, 2006

    Get Down with Dave

    Chappelle returns with a raucous Block Party

  • News

    January 26, 2006

    Costly Advances

    Payday lenders take care of you till your check comes in, and for a long time after

  • Film

    August 4, 2005

    White Trash

    There's nothing good about this remake of an awful ol' show

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Watch Repair

    Box & Box Jewelers

  • Film

    September 25, 2003

    Lowbrow, Meet Eyebrow

    Between The Rock and a hard place, The Rundown isn't so bad

  • News

    March 6, 2003

    King Kinder

    Rich Kinder has made a cool billion dollars since leaving Enron. Now he’s ready to take over the world, or at least the nearest pipeline.

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    Po Millionaires

    We Got These Million Dollar Thoughts But We Still On Broke (Down Fo Whatever Productions)

  • Dining

    November 1, 2001

    Fish Fraud

    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.

  • News

    October 12, 2000

    Jewels and Justice

    David Yurman yanks a local dealer into court over sales

  • News

    July 13, 2000

    Houston Press Music Awards 2000

    Your guide to the Music Awards Showcase

  • Film

    March 16, 2000

    Turning Japanese

    Forest Whitaker brings an adopted honor code to the streets in Jim Jarmusch's Ghost Dog

  • News

    September 16, 1999

    Nice Girls With Guns

    Kingwood High friends say the girls were "Sweet." Adults say "Well-Mannered." Cops say "armed robbers."

  • News

    May 14, 1998

    The Further Adventures of King Con

    Yet again, Steven Russell bluffed his way out of prison. And yet again, he got caught.

  • News

    April 16, 1998

    Tales From the IRS

    Three stories of taxman terror

  • Dining

    December 11, 1997

    The Boom Is Back

    At Vallone's: Big hunks of meat and other people's money

  • News

    March 20, 1997

    Off Line

    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.

  • News

    December 26, 1996
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    March 28, 1996

    The Brothers Graham (Part I)

    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,

  • News

    March 21, 1996

    The Cheap Secrets of Harwin

    Beyond the Galleria, beyond Target - and sometimes beyond the law - lies Houston's last untamed wilderness of shopping

  • Music

    March 14, 1996

    La Mafia, Redux?

    Fama wants to be Houston's next Spanish-language breakthrough

  • Calendar

    February 1, 1996