Before computers ruled our lives, before the internet connected everyone to everything, relevance was a far more subjective attainment. Stardom was a feel, degrees of which were debatable. Nowadays, with our ability to measure the relative joy in/admiration for/tolerance of almost anything thanks t ... More >>
em>Planned Parenthood v. Abbott, a/k/a the "Texas Abortion Case," might be the fodder for the Supreme Court's latest pronouncement on abortion. Let's start with the "might": the Supreme Court only takes those cases that it wants to hear (granting a writ of certiorari, in the jargon), so there is the ... More >>
In honor of the 25th Annual Houston Press Music Awards, we present the Houston Music Hall of Fame.
Behind the scenes of the death match between Big Ag and undercover animal-rights activists.
Through the first few weeks of the football season, I had been combining my foremost thoughts and remembrances of the weekend that was in football -- Texans, college, and general NFL -- into the ever popular "4 Winners, 4 Losers" post. However, now we've got three weeks of college football in the b ... More >>
Looking for booze, babes and beach parties on Galveston Island
Since I first read the Grand Forks Herald article last night -- "Long-awaited Olive Garden receives warm welcome" -- it's made its way around the Internet as an object of fascination faster than faked cell phone pictures of Christina Hendricks's breasts. "An Onion-worthy, rave review of...Olive Gar ... More >>
Fifteen years after the death of a legend, there are a few stories left untold.
Photos by Jason WolterLyle Lovett & John Hiatt The Grand 1894 Opera House, Galveston June 27, 2011 Coming soon to an Improv near you: The comedic stylings of Lyle & Hiatt! Almost sounds like one of those old-time yukster duos, doesn't it? It certainly played out like that Monday night in Th ... More >>
Think all bourbon comes from Kentucky? Think again.
It's all a matter of how you look at it -- if you're a diehard college football fan, then today is December 25. You woke up this morning and ran over to your computer to pull up ESPN's Recruit Tracker the same way you ran downstairs to see what was under the Christmas tree when you were a kid. (" ... More >>
The Houston Aeros are returning home tonight to face the Manitoba Moose at Toyota Center at 7:05 p.m. They spent the past week on the road where they went 0-3 while losing twice in Grand Rapids and once to the Texas Stars in Austin on Sunday. But despite the team's inability to get its of ... More >>
The Japanese were bombing Pearl Harbor, and Nicolas Maershbecker's ship was stuck. Maershbecker was an engineer on the USS Perry, a high-speed minesweeper, and responsible for starting the boilers in the engine room. He couldn't, though, because the ship's smokestacks were still blocked by ... More >>
Margo Grant Walsh wasn't born with one, but she collected her own
Texas is the only state in the country where peyote is sold legally. Really.
We talked last week with Los Angeles urban expert Joel Kotkin, author of a study for the Greater Houston Partnership on how to keep Houston growing. Kotkin told the GHP (Houston’s version of the chamber of commerce) they should not follow other cities who have tried to attract “the elite” – ... More >>
Jesus Camp pitches its tent in the other America
Mosquitos' Juju Stulbach on love and Eskimos
Damon Jones has traveled from UH to all around the NBA chasing stardom and a sound bite
James Rosenquist's workmanlike, old-school approach keeps coming up with new challenges
Islamic fusion restaurants are all the rage because of their organic meat -- and whole chiles
A state program was supposed to give moms a safe place to drop off unwanted newborns. Then why are so many babies still ending up in the trash?
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
Meet the baseball manager with a gift for gab
Thursday, December 27
With billboards of windmills promising gentle, nonpolluting energy, Green Mountain offers Texans a new power avenue. Will they take it? Should they?
Downtown loses a legendary bartender - and friend
Lyle Lovett is smart, funny and wears Armani. That's right: He is from Texas.
Fargo gives us comedy, killing -- and an eight-month pregnant detective
Canada's favorites, The Tragically Hip, try to conquer the lower 48 without violence
A "gas leak" in a Matamoros chemical plant wafts a poison and paper cloud toward a corporate office in Houston