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  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Some Unusually Awesome Pups for National Dog Day

    Today, we lift our leg in honor of dogs everywhere, as it's the tenth annual National Dog Day, a time to reflect on all our furry friends waiting on forever homes. We'd also like to give a shout-out to the hard-working shelter staff and volunteers, as well as all the fantastic rescue groups in our ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 13, 2014

    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Features John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors

    Viewing this artist's watercolor works requires more than one trip.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Famous Rappers, as Drawn By Six-Year-Old Boys

    Note: In his column Serrano Time, Houston's award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. I am working on a new book. I cannot say too much about it yet, other than: 1. it's with the same company that published Bun B's Rap Coloring And Activity Book. 2. it will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Mixed Emotions: When CD Compilations Create "Feelings"

    I recently received an e-mail from my nephew, Orlando, inviting me to join something called the "Mix of the Month" club. The correspondence detailed how 12 members of this group would each have an assigned month to create a mix CD to send to the others. Original, creative cover art was encouraged. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Gary Clark Jr., Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, etc.

    High on Fire House of Blues, November 25 Wrenching Motorhead's classic speed-thrash into new dimensions of brutality and doom, High on Fire also packs its songs with nasty imagery like pestilence, plague, vermin and "Bastard Samurai" to go with the spectacular album art. Across five albums, the Oak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    BATTLE-DRINK, Week 7: Texans vs Chiefs, A New Quarterback Frontier

    The time for talking is over. I mean, I would still like to talk about the Texans. In fact, I'm paid to talk about the Texans, so if words could still be part of the Texans' experience at this point, I'd like to keep talking. (I have bills to pay.) But apparently, talk is cheap, words do nothing, ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 17, 2013

    "Luc Tuymans: Nice" Is Just That and Nothing More

    Artist Luc Tuymans at the Menil is a better painter than curator of work done by himself and others.

  • News

    May 16, 2013

    New Bike Law Quiz!

    Test your knowledge.

  • Culture

    January 17, 2013

    A Portrait of Spain

    MFAH scores masterpieces from the Prado in rare show.

  • News

    December 27, 2012

    Texas Crimes of the Year, 2012

    As it turns out, Texans indulged in all seven of the deadly sins.

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Post Carefully: Social Media Now Being Used in Court Cases

    For anyone who thought the worst thing social media could do was help turn an embarrassing photo into an Internet meme that would haunt you the rest of your life, think again, Twitter fan. It could also cost you in court. Such is the case in a recent trial where a woman was found almost entirely li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    DEFCON Dining: Brother's Pizzeria

    Dinner that night did not get off to an auspicious start. My wife had called me while I was on my way home from work, telling me that I was to drive out to Westheimer and the Beltway, to meet her and the kids for dinner with her sister. This did not make me happy. About 15 minutes later, as I was fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Final Four Visitors: Ten Alternative Places to Visit in Houston

    You can skip the Beer Can House​So, you've made it to town for the Final Four and you are shocked to find out there are no tumbleweeds, we all aren't walking around in 10-gallon hats and the area surrounding downtown and the medical center is not filled with strip malls and urban decay. Welcom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Paul Hope Goes From Brit to Heartland Americana in Man From Nebraska at Stages

    Photo by Margaret DowningPaul Hope, the man from Nebraska​Paul Hope was brought up Baptist and says his father is a lot like Ken Carpenter, the character Hope plays in Man From Nebraska, now being shown at Stages Repertory Theatre.The veteran Houston actor -- he used to be with Theatre Under the S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Y'all Musta Forgot: Big Pokey's Hardest Pit In The Litter

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email Big Pokey Hardest Pit In the Litter (Chevis Entertainment, 1999) ​Big Pokey mostly existed in the fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Banh Bot Chien

    ​Let's face it: You don't want to listen to me ramble on about banh bot chien, do you? If you know what it is, you love it with the kind of passion and devotion usually reserved for the Virgin Mary or rare G.I. Joe figures still in their original packaging. If you don't know what it is, famili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    June 5, 2009

    Five Spot: Big Pokey

    Welcome back to The Five Spot, a Rocks Off recurring feature. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to Wednesday, threw up an interview with former Roc-A-Fella rapper ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 15, 2008
  • Film

    April 3, 2008

    Some Country for Old Men: Shine a Light

    Seniors Scorsese and the Stones together again

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2007

    Last Night: Ben Kweller at Walter’s on Washington

    Ben KwellerWalter’s on WashingtonAugust 17 Better Than: Trying to understand why anyone takes dating advice from Mystery on VH1’s The Pick Up Artist. Download: The super catchy “Penny on a Train Track” or, for more lovin’-touchin’-squeezin’ types, “Sundress” Even though I knew ... More >>

  • Film

    December 28, 2006

    Don't Believe the Hype

    Despite a nonexistent marketing campaign, Cuarn's latest is not to be missed

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2006

    RIP, James Brown

    Daniel Kramer Papa didn't take no mess. Spike Lee, in his 1989 masterpiece Do the Right Thing, managed to examine the whole of black thought on the race question. You had the stuttering savant Smiley, Sweet Dick Willie and his streetcorner sages, the drunken but wise and heroic Mayor, and Buggin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 6, 2006
  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    A Pack of Mutts

    The lone wolves of 2005

  • Calendar

    January 8, 2004

    Silence Broken

    A smuggled film screens at the Iranian Film Festival

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2004
  • Calendar

    December 18, 2003

    The More Things Change

    How far has "modern" come since the Roaring Twenties? Thoroughly Modern Millie takes a look way back

  • News

    January 2, 2003

    A Child Shall Lead Them

    Plus: Barrio Ballots, The Art of Accounting, Trolley Volley

  • News

    December 19, 2002

    The Naked Truth

    Plus: Osteen's Off, Extra Innings at Rogers, All That Jazz

  • Calendar

    June 6, 2002

    Return of the Living Dead

    Joseph Paul Jernigan's journey from death row inmate to 3-D computer model

  • Dining

    May 30, 2002

    Luby's Has a Chef?

    From haute cuisine to the LuAnn Platter, star chefs are moving on down the food chain

  • Film

    August 23, 2001

    As Good As He Gets

    Jade Scorpion showcases Woody Allen at his satirical best

  • Dining

    August 9, 2001

    Put Down That Fish!

    According to the Williamsons, the Scottish salmon you're holding may be bogus

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    What's in a Name?

    Paul Renoir once had it all. But after years of botched business deals, he has virtually nothing left of his inheritance save the one thing he can't lose: His lineage to the famous painter.

  • Film

    November 2, 2000

    Friends and Neighbors

    An elderly newcomer provides surprising emotional punch to Solas

  • Music

    September 14, 2000

    Self-Righteous Leftists

    Smithsonian Folkways releases Broadside magazine's long-forgotten tracks

  • Culture

    July 6, 2000

    Biggers Is Better

    The inaugural exhibit at TSU's University Museum is a testament to the power of one

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    Sonic Portraits

    Momus renders average folk in song and tours

  • Film

    September 30, 1999

    Senior Fling

    Guinevere gives a new twist to old-young romance

  • Film

    June 3, 1999

    Power Points

    A stint in the human jungle pushes Instinct over the edge

  • Calendar

    April 22, 1999

    Night & Day

    April 22-28, 1999

  • Film

    April 8, 1999


    Steve Martin misses the spark in this remake

  • News

    December 17, 1998

    All Good Dogs Go to Heaven

    The connection between pets and their owners doesn't necessarily end with death

  • Calendar

    December 3, 1998
  • Music

    October 22, 1998
  • Calendar

    August 27, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 27 - September 2, 1998

  • Calendar

    March 5, 1998
  • Music

    December 4, 1997
  • News

    May 1, 1997

    Restoration Man

    When a church finds itself in need of a little resurrecting, who is it likely to turn to? Antonio Loro, Houston's conservator of the sacred.

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