Newark (New Jersey)

  • News

    April 17, 2014

    For Many Refugees, the Journey to America Ends in a Cold Jail Cell

    While the United States decides their fate, asylum seekers sit in immigration detention.

  • Film

    June 20, 2013

    World War Z: When Zombies Go Global, All You Need Is Brad Pitt

    Pitt is the dad you want at the end of the world.

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    New Rolling Stones Tour Bypasses Houston For Now

    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 >>

  • News

    October 11, 2012

    Millionaires Clash Over Shadyside Mansion

    Despite all the Tenth Commandment strictures to the contrary, coveting the mansion next door has led millionaire executive Tony Petrello to years of depositions and lawsuits.

  • News

    September 20, 2012

    New Cracks in the Frack

    Pesky little complaints like pollution, flaming water and abandoned homes continue to cast doubt on the argument that drilling into shale will benefit all.

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Wine of the Week: Another Oaky Buttery Chardonnay

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    The Cake Boss: Buddy Valastro on Experience Over Education and the Importance of Small Businesses in America

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    The X Factor: "Stop Messin' With My Mom"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Gloria Gaynor, Disco's Ultimate Survivor, Discusses That Song

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    NCAA Sweet Sixteen Central

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Southwest Airlines Is Headed To Newark, Baby

    You are free to move around Sopranos-land​Houstonians, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Last Night: Gaslight Anthem At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Gaslight Anthem Warehouse Live 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Chef Adison Lee: Not New to Nobu, But New to Raku

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Happy Anniversary, Appetite For Destruction

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    The Situation: Seven Stupid Things He (Or A Very Good Imposter) Said On His Flight To Houston

    Laugh all you want -- he's getting a Bentley for his birthday​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Game Time: Disillusioned By UFC 112? Check Out My New MMA Company!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Laredo May Become Country's Largest City Without A Bookstore

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: A Stench At The Airport

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    The Pogues' Rum, Sodomy & the Lash Answers Famous Musical Questions

    ​Dear Rum, Sodomy & the Lash, Who wrote the book of love? - The Monotones, Newark, NJ Dear Monotones, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2008

    Houston Officially A Top Terror Target, Again

    The Associated Press has gotten a sneak peak at how Homeland Security will be doling out its dough next year. Some cities, like Dallas and St. Louis, will see a sharp drop in funding; some will see a big hike. The "good" news -- Houston is one of the biggest beneficiaries. It's going to get $37.5 m ... More >>

  • Music

    May 10, 2007


    Red Gone Wild

  • News

    October 9, 2003
  • News

    February 15, 2001

    The Sky's the Limit

    Stop wheezing and cheer up. A front group finds a bright spin on our brown air.

  • Music

    October 28, 1999

    Men in Black

    Method Man and Redman have a Blackout, tour with Family Values

  • Dining

    October 30, 1997

    The Not-So-Grand Canyon

    At Post Oak and Westheimer, Mark Miller meets Wally World

  • Film

    September 12, 1996

    Hard to Believe

    Amazingly, Bogus pulls off its high concept