The Rolling Stones announced the dates of their 2013 North American tour Wednesday morning, and Houstonians who were hoping to see the band on the North American edition of their 50th anniversary celebration will have to either hop on a plane or wait for a possible second leg.
The tour, announced o ... More >>
Photo by Jeremy Parzen.The marketing campaign by Educated Guess wines is one of the most successful in recent history.Yesterday, after arriving at the Newark, NJ airport from Milan, Italy (where I admired a statue of Leonardo da Vinci across from the famous Scala opera house), I headed straig ... More >>
Buddy Valastro is better known as The Cake Boss, and his eponymous show on TLC -- Cake Boss -- has become one of the network's biggest hits. The show, which averaged 2.3 million viewers during its first season, follows Valastro and his family as they run Carlo's Bakery, the family business in ... More >>
I admit that I am amazed the ratings for The X Factor started off low and have continued to drop. While the show has its share of product placement, campy/terrible auditions, and judges' table drama, they stick mostly to talented singers and have limited the audition rounds to a very do-able, very w ... More >>
You know "I Will Survive." Everybody knows "I Will Survive." Aliens know "I Will Survive." Dogs know "I Will Survive." Dogs who are aliens know "I Will Survive."
Gloria Gaynor's 1979 disco anthem, written by the same producers who wrote "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel" and "Reunited," has l ... More >>
What the hell happened to Leslie Visser?It's generally accepted that the first two full days of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament provide the greatest two-day watching/gambling/drinking/eating experience annually, for obvious reasons:
1. Whether by illness, approved vacation, or planned s ... More >>
You are free to move around Sopranos-landHoustonians, your low-fare dreams have come true -- Southwest is about to start non-stop flights to Newark.
Yes, as in New Jersey.
It may be on the other side of the Hudson, but getting into the city from Newark can be -- not always, but it can be -- ... More >>
Photos by Jason WolterGaslight Anthem
October 7, 2010
Quite a great deal of press - too much, really - has been given to the similarities between New Jersey's Gaslight Anthem and that other guy from the Garden State - Jon Bon J... er, Bruce Springsteen. Both Springsteen and GA ... More >>
The seared albacore was particularly good with the freshly-grated, real wasabi served in a huge, fragrant mound.Chef Adison Lee is passionate about fish.
That should really come with the territory when you're helming one of Houston's most upscale sushi restaurants, but Lee seems singularly i ... More >>
July 21, 1987 began as a day like any other. The Reagan Administration told The New York Times that any discussion of presidential pardons in the Iran-Contra affair were "inappropriate at this time." Iran announced it would ignore the cease-fire with Iraq unanimously approved by the United Na ... More >>
Laugh all you want -- he's getting a Bentley for his birthdayThe Situation is in town!! He's here for a show, but you probably already knew that. Hey, hey -- that's not an insult. We're not saying you're the kind of person who follows The Situation's career or anything. Just that you're a d ... More >>
I'm not a huge UFC guy. I enjoy getting together with friends to watch the
pay-per-view shows occasionally. I've gone on record saying that the first
Frank Mir-Brock Lesnar fight at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas is one of the
five best sporting events I've ever been to live. Plus, BONUS, there i ... More >>
The dusty border town of Laredo is losing its B. Dalton bookstore, like a lot of other cities across the nation.The thing is, the B. Dalton is the only bookstore in Laredo. And the Associated Press says that will likely make the city the largest in America without a bookstore.Schoolchildren are w ... More >>
George Bush Intercontinental Airport may not be on the same level as mythic Mafioso burial grounds such as JFK in New York or the airport in Newark, N.J., but it still finds a stiff every once in a while.Last week, airport police got a call about a terrible stench coming from the parking lot of t ... More >>
Dear Rum, Sodomy & the Lash,
Who wrote the book of love?
- The Monotones, Newark, NJ
I'm going to make me a big sharp axe, shining steel-tempered in the fire. I'll chop you down like an old dead tree. Dirty old town, dirty old town.
Dear Rum, Sodomy & the Lash,
Why do fool ... More >>