Twenty-nine years ago today, Metallica released their debut album on Megaforce Records, Kill 'Em All. It wasn't a smash success initially--Mötley Crüe were the reigning kings of metal on the West Coast in 1983, and Kill 'Em All wouldn't go gold for another six years. By that time, of course, Metal ... More >>
Texans are a stubborn bunch. Proud and headstrong, we hold our beliefs as closely as just about anyone. Sometimes we do it out of tradition, and other times simply out of habit.
What other excuse do we have for still executing the mentally handicapped and eating at Saltgrass Steak House? Old habits ... More >>
Photo by Jeremy Parzen.Decanters by Riedel take wine service to a higher level of aesthetic pleasure. If you're ever invited to dine in someone's home in France, please don't bring a bottle of wine. Nothing will spur a French host to recoil in abject dishonor and displeasure than the gift of ... More >>
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November 17, 2011
Photos by Jason WolterSting gets a lot of shit that Rocks Off has frankly never really understood. Is it the myriad social causes? The way he expected you to know who Chaucer was? The tantric sex thing? We're not going to sit here and defend a ... More >>
Grace OdomThe skeleton remains of burned-out (non-)ChevroletsTraffic is beginning to clear after a fiery wreck on northbound U.S. 59 at Edloe. Here's a look at what once was a serviceable car.
Channel 39's Twitter feed reports "Major accident/car fire at 59 @ Newcastle. Two people transporte ... More >>
Marty.FMYes, this is a Homer beer-label mosaic. This morning I was visited by the Beer Fairy. If you haven't had the pleasure, just imagine a miniature Mike Ditka, aviator glasses and all, in a non-descript sports jersey and tutu yelling "Da Beers!" The reason for tiny Ditka's visit: Da Brewm ... More >>
This week we have no historical justification for trying Rogue Ales' Hazelnut Brown Nectar (though the brewery's own Oregon became a state in the first half of next month 151 years ago). We assume you'll take comfort, in lieu of a lesson, in the justification being food-related.
While home o ... More >>