I know I'm not a cynic because the strange-but-true news stories involving our species still sometimes shock me. Even after all these years, I rarely ho-hum something like this. Or this. Or, especially this. So when I read the tale of Michael A. Brown I naturally had questions. You may know him be ... More >>
Note: in his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. Song: Eminem's "The Monster," feat. Rihanna History: Eminem did a freestyle battle. He went up against Papa Doc and choked. It was pretty sad. Then some more sad stuff happened to him. ... More >>
The list of the things you absolutely must do in the Bayou City.
The Houston Press is presenting a series of posts leading up to a feature story in the print edition of the 100 Things to Do in Houston Before You Die. Each blog post contains one of our top 10 bucket list items along with nine others in the top 100. To narrow our list, we only chose items unique to ... More >>
Hi, fellow Houston drivers. Listen, if you ever drive on 610 or Interstate 59 and use the intersection of those two freeways, we need to talk. There's a real problem. You should probably sit down. This week alone, there have been two serious accidents at that location. One involved an overturned t ... More >>
A first look at the new Pappa Geno's in Bellaire.
Long the bastion of boring chain restaurants and overly expensive hotspots, the Galleria has seen a resurgence in the past few years when it comes to food. Chef-owned-and-driven restaurants are upping the ante along Post Oak Boulevard while places like E-Tao and White Oak Kitchen Drinks are showin ... More >>
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will.
Look, I like money. It's fun. It smells good in your hands. It can get you food, clothing, shelter and even booze. I get the appeal of money. I hope one day to have more money than I have now. Maybe even a credit card. Justin Bieber likes money too. I respect that. "Get your paper, dawg," as he wo ... More >>
By now you have all seen this year's Oscar nominations, released yesterday, in Beverly Hills, California. Nine films were nominated for Best Picture, including Hugo, Moneyball, War Horse, The Artist, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Midnight in Paris and The Tree of Life. Fun stuff, espe ... More >>
Star of the show: sticky rice-and-pork-stuffed chicken wings."You should try the stuffed chicken wings," said our young waitress at E Tao as my friend Dr. Ricky and I considered which items to order from the restaurant's broad menu for dinner on Sunday night. "All the Chinese people" -- she ... More >>
GroovehouseThe Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O at the 2009 Austin City Limits Music FestivalFashion, like songwriting and other artistic outlets, is a form of self-expression. It adds to one's aura; it speaks on her behalf. Yet fashion sometimes gets overlooked in music, and undeservedly so. Follow ... More >>
confarta.comRocks Off, like the rest of you, hasn't finished all of our holiday shopping. Every Christmas, we tell ourselves that we'll begin earlier next year, but it never quite pans out the way we want it to. Ain't that feeling all too familiar? While we braved the crowds at the Galleria ... More >>
UH and Rice make deal with Chron
"Hip"? Maybe to your grandmaLast week we told you about Houston's most underrated neighborhoods; now it's time to determine the area's most overrated places to live. Where to begin? Let us travel north for starters. 5. The Woodlands Recently the author of something called The Nordstrom Guide to ... More >>
Zeetz JonesNot just for eating...These days, it seems food and drink are meant not just to be eaten but also to be massaged into our skin, soaked into our hair and rubbed into our nails. (Perhaps this is also why spas offer "menus" of services.) And forget the old cucumbers-over-your-eyelids ... More >>
There's plenty of places to go this Halloween.
We tend to avoid the whole Galleria area as much as possible, but we are reliably informed it is a popular destination with some segments of the public.Not tonight, though.TranStar has announced the intersection of Post Oak Boulevard and San Felipe will be completely closed down from 7 pm tonight un ... More >>
HouStoned Images, Ltd. Unlmtd. Will Tracy leave us for daytime TV? Stay tuned... Yesterday, the chipper folks at Great Day Houston, KHOU's morning program, devoted seven minutes and 45 seconds (an eternity in the broadcast world) to a segment on the Press's Best of Houston issue. Alarmingly bub ... More >>
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