Right now seems like it might be a good time to open a dance club in Houston, but not just any dance club. So call the brand-new Barbarella (2404 San Jacinto) a progressive dance club -- almost anything is better than "hipster dance club," right? Once the grandaddy of them all, Rich's unceremonious ... More >>
Is your boss hanging around at the moment? (Maybe monitoring non-work-related internet use?) Look at him or her closely. You are looking at a sex machine designed to satisfy the sexual urges of everyone in the cubicle farm he or she supervises. It must be exhausting work, but no one ever said bein ... More >>
Beginning bright and early Wednesday morning, 18-year-old football players far and wide will finalize in writing their plans on where they will ply their trade for the next three to five years, causing high blood pressure in adults three times their age coast to coast and dragging the fax machine in ... More >>
Spirit Airlines, an ultra-low fare airline based in Florida, announced it will begin daily nonstop flights between Orlando and Houston on Valentine's Day this year. Hair Balls did a quick check of the cost for a round trip ticket to Orlando in February and found a fare of $118.79. By comparison, the ... More >>
New laws in dozens of states could take out Barack Obama this fall.
Earlier this month Travel and Leisure asked their readers to rank 35 American cities on the quantity and quality of their live music scenes, coffeehouses, microbrews, and independent boutiques. They also asked their readers to quantify more ineffable qualities such as the quirkiness of a city and h ... More >>
It's 4:32 in the afternoon and I have a box of booze and nowhere to be. A box filled with two giant bottles of Familia Camarena tequila, a brand that I am not familiar with. Lord knows I do love me some tequila, but testing out strange booze can be a risky endeavor. And strange tequila is per ... More >>
How Metro and its president Frank Wilson got so far off track.
Sorry about that fifth down.....It's funny, because I'm from New England, people automatically assume that I am a fan of all the Boston teams. To wit, last night as the Celtics were imploding in Orlando, my iPhone was blowing up with text messages asking if I was starting to get worried about th ... More >>
myspace.com/palerocksPale, pre-named for Twilight or any other vampire series that comes along. Rocks Off already mentioned this last week, but this is definitely worth re-tweeting, as it were. Tonight at House of Blues, Houston alt-rockers Pale - who, if one commenter is to be believed, have had ... More >>
Houston is the top U.S. city for people relocating with U-Hauls, the company announced today.Last year we were second to Atlanta, but that city has dropped off the face of the earth, probably because it has too many Braves fans, coming in only seventh this year.More than 1 million U-Haul transact ... More >>
Last night's American Idol was the fourth audition episode of Season 9 (and if you think we're almost done with the cattle-call phase, you are in for a broken heart). I cannot stress enough the unreality of the show and the brilliant way it uses editing to mess with the viewer's concept of time. ... More >>
Last night's American Idol was the fourth audition episode of the ninth season (and if you think we're almost done with the cattle call phase, you are in for a broken heart). I cannot stress enough the unreality of the show and the brilliant way it uses editing to mess with the viewer's conce ... More >>
Oh gosh, Lisa Nowak's not going to take this news well.(That's Lisa "I was not wearing diapers" Nowak to you; one-third of the wackiest astronaut love triangle ever.)The other two parts of that triangle are getting married.Bill Oefelein, the NASA stud muffin who simply loves the ladies, is tying the ... More >>
Photo by foxtongueThe count is in, and the number of hate groups in the U.S. exploded to 926 in 2008, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center's totally non-fearmongerishly titled "Year in Hate" issue of the Intelligence Report. And Texas can proudly boast the second-highest hate group count, at ... More >>
You want some good economic news?Hmmm. Well, the best we can do is that the Houston area has officially been declared the third-least-risky real-estate market in the country.The PMI Group annually issues a list of markets that are most at risk of seeing home prices fall, and the 2008 report came out ... More >>
With about 20 percent of the season concluded, the Rockets' 11-7 record appears at first blush to be maddeningly inconsistent. But I think it's a lot easier to explain than it may seem. One way to measure the future success of the team based on its current record is to look at "bad losses" - ... More >>
Nova Arts Project's latest show is all over the place
Here's your chance to get rich quick -- or lose your shirt, in which case, GlobalTec disavows all responsibility for, well, anything
A love story told in iambic pentameter? Yes, and yes again.
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Andre and Andy take a swing at the U.S. Tennis Clay Court Championships
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The studs of suds raise the bar on their competition at Sherlock's
Panic in Detroit learned to play before they learned to party
Don't worry, they're here
A mayoral candidate wrestles with a no-win choice
A candidate plays a subtle race card
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Crooked Autumn Sun (Official Records)
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A review of the films of '93, and hopes for an adventurous '94