Oklahoma City

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    The Flaming Lips' Shtick Is Getting Stale

    Let's have a talk about the Flaming Lips. The Oklahoma City band made their name in the '90s alt-rock scene with "She Don't Use Jelly," but they were nothing like their contemporaries. Their history was checkered with intense experimentation, and that song was an outlier in their catalog. This sort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Houston Ranks Low in Health, Fitness Survey (But We're Better Than Dallas!)

    It might be all that BBQ, the late-night bar hopping, or the fact it just makes more sense to drive wherever you have to go (we really wish we had the adventurous spirit of you daily bicycle riders), but Houston recently ranked not too far from the bottom of the American Fitness Index. The report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Countdown to 2013 King of Content: 8. Twitter

    I heard someone recently say (and my apologies in advance for not recalling to whom to give proper credit) that Twitter will be to the Internet what the Internet was to the computer. A game changer, the prism through which we consume all things digital content and communicate in rapid fire blurbs wi ... More >>

  • News

    August 29, 2013

    The Dark Wall: Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras's Last Ride

    The story of Tim Samaras and the largest tornado ever documented.

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Weather Week: Heat, Rain, Possible Severe Weather But Probably No Tornadoes

    It's tough not to think about weather after the devastating tornadoes that hit Oklahoma the last two days. The probably F-5 tornado that struck Moore just south of Oklahoma City could be one of the largest on record, an incredible two miles wide at its peak. Tornadoes are certainly nature's most ins ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Saturday: 94.5 The Buzz "Weenie Roast" at The Woodlands

    Saturday: 94.5 The Buzz "Weenie Roast" Feat. AWOLnation, Chevelle, Trapt & Hoobastank Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 28, 2012 Summer is here, folks. And it's in full effect. The very people who have been complaining about the amount of rain we've been getting will be grumbling and whining, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Aeros Pull Out Game Three Win, Live to Fight Another Day

    The Aeros not only lost game two of the opening round of the Calder Cup playoffs to the Oklahoma City Barons 4-1 on Friday night. They possibly lost goalie Matt Hackett for the unforeseeable future. The team looked lost while on the ice. And after the game, the team just looked dead. The season was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Aeros Majorly Embarrassed In Loss Last Night

    The Aeros' Calder Cup hopes rest on the shoulders of second-year goalie Matt Hackett. The Aeros lost game one of the opening round series to the Oklahoma City Barons 5-0 last night. That the score was only 5-0 is testament to just how good Hackett and his backup, Mike Brodeur played. That's a hard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Comment of the Day: Will The Aeros Really Go Far In The Playoffs?

    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Watch Out, AHL, the Aeros Are Back in the Playoffs

    The Houston Aeros didn't make things easy this season. The team's been beset by injuries. They've lost important players to the parent Minnesota Wild time and time again. They tied the AHL record with 11 losses in the shootout. But despite it all, they stayed in the hunt for a playoff spot. Yesterd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Kaylan Goodman: Houston Area Family Looking For Woman Who Disappeared With a Magazine Sales Crew

    An Update to our Update: Kaylan is back in Bay City with her family. UPDATE: Goodman was located late Wednesday night by Fairmont City, Illinois, police, according to the Kingfisher Police Department. "We have verified her well being" through a phone conversation, the department stated. We hope to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Aeros Soar into All-Star Break

    The no doubt about it leader of the Houston Aeros is Jon DiSalvatore, the 30-year-old captain in his third season with the team. He's the go-to-go guy for information after the game. He's the unquestioned locker room leader. He's the team's leading scorer, and he's the one constant on a squad tha ... More >>

  • Music

    July 21, 2011
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    June 10, 2011

    Yay? Houston One Of Few Cities To Get The Sarah Palin Movie

    Comin' atcha, Houston!!!!​You've been holding your breath for weeks now, wondering if Houston would be blessed enough to be one of the cities picked for the limited initial release of The Undefeated, the documentary that proves beyond all doubt that Sarah Palin is the heart and soul of America ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Aeros Whip OKC, Now Bring On The Playoffs

    John RoyalThe Aeros are going to the playoffs​ The Houston Aeros started the regular season way back in October in Oklahoma City. They ended the season yesterday, hosting Oklahoma City. The Aeros won that first game in Oklahoma City, and they won yesterday's game, 6-3. The win yesterday was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    The Aeros Are This Close to Clinching a Playoff Spot

    John RoyalJed Ortmeyer providing the team leadership​It was a playoff atmosphere inside of Toyota Center this weekend as the Houston Aeros battled the Oklahoma City Barons in a rare three-games-in-three-nights situation which saw the Aeros playing all three games at home against the same team. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Aeros Rush Past Rampage, Make Final Playoff Push

    John RoyalDrew Bagnall is pushed away as the action gets dirty on Saturday​The Aeros could feel it Saturday night. It's been a long season. They've been in a tough playoff race, playing playoff-caliber hockey since Christmas. Nightly they've been facing off against the other teams in their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    The Admirals Sink Houston As Aeros Fall Out of First Place

    John RoyalThe Aeros celebrate Patrick O'Sullivan's first period goal​The Houston Aeros led the Milwaukee Admirals by a score of 4-2 with 16 minutes left in the third period. And while they hadn't been playing their best hockey, they did seem to be in control of the game. Then it was as if so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Top 5 Stinkers

    Just don't get too close.​Maybe you're one of those people known for having offensive breath. Along with coffee, garlic, onions and tuna fish, these five foods may just be the culprits. 5. Chili Cheese Fritos How's a breath that smells like the armpits of a thousand construction workers s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Top 5 Food Resolutions

    Fraser LewrySo 2010: Lamb testicles.​I've never been big on New Year's Resolutions, especially when it comes to food and dieting. You'll find none of that on my Top 5. 5. Keep Houston Weird In 2009, I ate lamb testicles in Oklahoma City. In 2010, I ate pig ears in Denver. In 2011, I want t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    "Auld Lang Syne," In All Its Many Colors

    ​Harry: What does this song mean? My whole life, I don't know what this song means. "Should old acquaintance be forgot" - does that mean we should forget old acquaintances, or if we happen to forget them, that we should remember them, which is not possible because we've already forgotten them? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    More Rex Ryan, the Ryan Leaf Trilogy & NFL Best Bets

    Rex Ryan: Can you smell them from here is the question​Two more shopping days left. I need money. You need money. So let's get to winning. And by winning let's find a way to weave more Rex Ryan "foot fetish" talk into a handicapping discussion. Can we do this? (Can we touch them? Can we sm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    10 TV Rooms In Houses Big Enough To Have Elevators

    If your house is big and fancy enough to have an elevator (or a shaft ready for an elevator if you desire), then it's probably not your basic shotgun shack. And you, the owner, are probably someone who puts a lot of thought into your home.Like, say, in the TV/media room.We checked the Houston Associ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Aeros Crashed And Burned This Weekend

    Peoria sunk Houston on Saturday night​The Aeros came into this weekend's games at Toyota Center riding high. They'd won their first two games of the season, beating Oklahoma City twice in Oklahoma City. Sure, there were 78 games still to go, but the offense seemed to be clicking, the defense ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Aeros Start With A Win And Are Feeling The Excitement

    Yes, it's an old logo, but I hate that stupid bomber logo​The Houston Aeros will finally hit the ice in Houston for some hockey this weekend, and this will be the first chance for the fans to see the new-look squad in a game situation.The team actually opened up their season last weekend, de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    ACL Day 3 Recap: Flaming Lips, The National, And We're Out!

    Photos by Marco Torres​If there was one band this member of Aftermath was most looking forward to seeing at ACL this weekend, it was the Flaming Lips. But explaining why requires a bit of a backstory. From 1980 to 2003 (the first 23 years of our life) we lived in Oklahoma City. In the early-' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Aeros' Schedule Finally Out, And Season-Ticket Holders Get Ripped Off

    Aeros season-ticket holders get screwed​The long wait for Houston Aeros fans is over as the AHL released the league's schedule on Wednesday afternoon. The Aeros season will open on the road on October when they play the first regular season game in the history of the expansion Oklahoma City Barons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Annise Parker Touches Down In Oklahoma City For Astronaut Movie Premiere

    ​Last weekend marked the 10th year for Oklahoma City's deadCENTER Film Festival. Since its beginnings as a small, largely local fest in 2000, it has grown into one of the summer's bigger festivals, drawing thousands of attendees each year and attracting filmmakers from across the world.The closing ... More >>

  • Music

    December 31, 2009
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    November 16, 2009

    Game Time: Road Trip Edition, The Middle And The End

    ​(Cue cheesy announcer voice:) "When we last left our our venerable 1560 The Game crew of Pendergast, Nuno and Ramzanali, they were checking into the Norman, Oklahoma Days Inn at 2:30 in the morning, readying themselves for three days of free continental breakfast and lumpy mattresses. To read ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Aftermath: Conspiracies, Prog-Metal, Gypsy-Folk, Hardcore and Remembering a Fallen Friend Sunday at Westheimer Block Party

    Craig HlavatyRoom 101​ Day 2 of the Westheimer Block Party started with slightly cooler temperatures and an hour-long caffeine-fueled session speaking with the 9/11 conspiracy booth in the parking lot at Numbers. Did you know that there were three shooters at Columbine, and bombs planted inside th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    The Daily Beast: Houston -- You Are "Mildly Retarded"

    ​The Daily Beast has ranked the IQ of each of America's 55 metro areas with populations over a million. Here is how they arrived at the concept of a municipal IQ.They measured how many residents had bachelor's and graduate degrees, nonfiction book sales, the ration of institutions of higher educ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Houston Film Critics Announce Their Awards; Best Picture Goes To A Movie You Can't See In Houston Yet

    The Houston Film Critics Society, of which yours truly is a member (along with the those two guys that used to work for the Chronicle, among others), just released their 2008 award winners. I'm already drafting a strong letter of protest haranguing my fellow HFCS members for failing to acknowledge R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    Random Notes: Correct Drive-By Truckers In-Store Time, Flogging Molly Postponed, New Trail of Dead Album, etc.

    * Today's Drive-By Truckers (above) in-store at Cactus Music is at 4:30 p.m., not 6:30 p.m. as printed in Cactus' ad in this week's Press. Meridian's doors open for tonight's no-opener show at 8 p.m. The band will tape its first-ever episode of Austin City Limits Friday, stepping in for Erykah Badu, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2008

    Paul McCartney Stuns Oklahoma City

    If you get your kicks on Route 66, you'll eventually wind up in Oklahoma City, which is where freshly divorced Paul McCartney found himself a couple days ago on his sentimental road trip through the American heartland. McCartney, who's official title is "Sir" in the British Empire, had dinner in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2008
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    September 12, 2007
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    June 18, 2007

    Sweat Science

    Houston is Number 12 on the Old Spice list of the nation’s sweatiest cities. Phoenix took top honors, followed by Las Vegas, Dallas, Tucson, San Antonio, Waco, Shreveport, Austin, Oklahoma City and Corpus Christi. (Yep, that’s a lot of Texas sweat.) Three years ago Houston was Number Six on th ... More >>

  • News

    December 9, 2004
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    February 6, 2003

    Last Rites

    Ghouls and grief along the Columbia debris trail

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Last Rites

    Ghouls and grief along the Columbia debris trail

  • Culture

    December 12, 2002

    Reel Life

    Duncan Ganley can't seem to tell the difference between fact and fiction

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    Files Not Found

    Thousands of missing FBI documents in the Timothy McVeigh case? It comes as no surprise to the survivors of Operation Lightning Strike.

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Adventure Race Series

    Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Races

  • News

    September 23, 1999
  • Music

    February 12, 1998

    Quadruple Weird

    "Experimental" doesn't quite describe Flaming Lips' Zaireeka

  • Music

    July 4, 1996

    Road Rules

    The Toadies have two addresses -- one on wheels, the other on-stage

  • News

    July 27, 1995

    The Sound and the Fury

    Talk radio's Rob Thorn warns of the New World Order and impending apocalypse. The Texas Constitutional Militia is listening.

  • News

    June 22, 1995

    God, Guns & Kombucha

    Is Steve Stockman a committed crackpot, or just a hapless goofball?

  • Music

    January 27, 1994

    Hot Ticket

    A Punk Rock Fable

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