It's been quite a year for the NFL, and I'm not talking about on the field. Off the field, the soap opera has been depressingly interesting (or interestingly depressing, depending on how you look at it). For starters, you had an offseason crime spree by players (and even some front office folks, wh ... More >>
Ted Nugent House of Blues August 22, 2013 Music and politics go hand in hand. Ever since the first person put lyrics to a beat, politics have been involved. Ted Nugent and politics also go hand in hand, which was obvious from the moment he hit the stage at House of Blues Thursday night. Armed with ... More >>
Tompall Glaser, one of the original and most confrontational Nashville outlaws, passed Tuesday morning after a long illness, according to the singer's nephew. The flannel-throated Glaser, whose upraised middle finger to the Music Row establishment was even bigger than Willie's or Waylon's, was 79. ... More >>
Something amazing happened last night during ESPN's coverage of the Pittsburgh Steelers' 16-13 overtime atrocity win over the lowly Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night. It wasn't the Chiefs' miraculously hanging well within the 12 point spread on this game (obliterating degenerate teaser bets every ... More >>
The Houston Cougars last started a season 0-3 in 2001. They also failed to win any games in 2001. But one would think that with both UAB and Tulane still on this season's schedule, the Cougars will at least win one game this season. But hoping and praying for wins against the likes of UAB and Tulane ... More >>
The invasive plant water spinach is banned in some states — and essential to Asian cooking. In a small village outside Houston, relocated Cambodians are growing and selling it across state lines, up North, out West, hoping to get rich.
At 80, first-time author isn't done yet.
Brent Grulke, a former Austin Chronicle music writer and editor who rose to the head of SXSW's Music division, died Monday in Austin. The cause of death was a heart attack following oral surgery, wrote Raoul Hernandez, one of Grulke's successor as the paper's Music Editor, on the Chronicle's Web si ... More >>
"The sanctions announced by the NCAA today defame the legacy and contributions of a great coach and educator without any input from our family or those who knew him best." -- The Paterno Family, in a statement (how else?), 7/23/12 Since the moment that Jerry Sandusky was whisked out of the back of ... More >>
We couldn't help but laugh our asses off at the latest move by EarthQuest "consultant" Don Holbrook to silence two of his loudest critics: Last week, he hired an Ohio attorney to send cease and desist letters to Garland, Texas, resident Heather Dobrott, who runs a site called realscam.com, and to a ... More >>
Looking for booze, babes and beach parties on Galveston Island
Texas gives to the world, and eventually the people who do the giving die. Such was the case in 2011, when at least nine notable Texans joined the Choir Invisible, the Great Majority, the dead. Without them, there would no Weed-Eaters, and perhaps the greatest college football/politician scandal ev ... More >>
Alexander Payne's pessimism is good for business.
Schapiro Group data wasn't questioned by mainstream media.
Is ibogaine really an addict cure-all?
Carlos Honore and his wife Tatum started up a youth football league out of nothing in an area of Houston not much known for opportunity or hope.
Arizona and America join Joe Arpaio in rushing to inquire: Are your papers in order?
Ask Justin Furstenfeld if he's really mentally ill and be prepared to ride the whirlwind.
If they're taking their laptops and cell phones to bed with them, it's probably not to do homework.
Up in the Air steers clear of the predictable route, lands the emotion.
Daniel KramerBruce Springsteen and Miami Steve van Zandt at Toyota Center, April 2009 As Bruce Springsteen fans come to grips with the unfortunate reality that this past weekend's show in Buffalo, N.Y., may well have been the final offical tour date - although surely not the final show - from the ... More >>
Over the course of a few Cactus Music in-store performances, the Chronicle's Andrew Dansby asked LOM several times if we'd ever heard Bob Woodruff. Nope. So one day Dansby walks up and hands us a disc with "Bob Woodruff" scrawled on it. LOM took the disc home and was blown away - we couldn't believ ... More >>
Another year of textbook follies
Boozing with a few aggrieved bad seeds at the American Idol audition
Tim Kasher of Cursive plays The Ugly Organist. The rest is up to the listener.
Rod Paige does no better when he doesn't have an answer than when he does
From Beverly Hills to Omaha with Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis
One year ago, the Lost Boys of Sudan came to Houston in search of America, a future, safety and an education simple things that got somewhat complicated in the translation
The Gloria Record's slow road to success leads from Austin to Nebraska and back
American steaks: second of a three-part series
A Muslim by choice, Jawad couldn't deny the will of his music
Immigrant shrimpers survived Vietnam and the wrath of Texas rednecks. Can they do the same with new fishing restrictions?
Leigh Silverman's haunting Brandon Teena allows the tragic youth to tell his side of the story
Bering Methodist stops all weddings if there can't be gay marriages
At 67, Ramblin' Jack Elliott reclaims -- temporarily -- the urge to wander
Slobberbone is playing with its heroes, and living off expectations
The self-improved "Redneck Mother" man refines his technique
Sweeping NEA cutbacks leave Texas filmmakers scrambling for funding