It's not quite the Cold War, but the current relationship between the U.S. and Russia is especially frosty these days. From Syria to Snowden, we can't seem to see eye to eye across the globe, or even the Bering Strait, as Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency seems like regression to authorita ... More >>
Those people I know who are nuts about South Asian cuisine fall into two camps when it comes to Himalaya Restaurant. Half call it the best Pakistani restaurant in the city. The other half say that even if it's not the absolute, platonic "best," it's always worth a visit for a chat with owner and che ... More >>
Every other month, Moez El-Shohdi travels through the greater Middle East. Stretching from Morocco to Pakistan, El-Shohdi dots the landscape, visiting models he helped perfect through his work in Cairo. He examines the factory sprung in Riyadh. He tours the facilities in Damascus. He makes sure that ... More >>
The top 10 restaurants in Little India.
The thrilling manhunt of Zero Dark Thirty.
As we enter the new year, I'm trying to make good on a few resolutions starting on the very first day of 2013. And one of those is to get outside the Loop a bit more -- even though a great bounty of amazing restaurants have opened inside the Loop in the last 12 months -- and back to exploring the re ... More >>
No clue what a dahi papdi is? Aloo gobi or vindaloo? Wondering what the hell a paneer tikka is? I'm Indian, and I don't even know what's in chicken 65. Or jalfrezi. Indian food can seem wildly exotic, and sometimes mysteriously unappealing, just like the jolting aromas, loudly chaotic streets ... More >>
Rock and pop music in the United States has earned a distinguished reputation for quality protest anthems and anti-war songs, from Country Joe and the Fish all the way up to friggin' Green Day. And that's great; it really is. Not only are many of the tunes timeless, but criticism of our society's m ... More >>
See more fiery photos from the Curry Crawl in our slideshow. It's summertime, Houston. And it ain't just the 98 degree heat that's sizzling hot. This past Sunday, ten local chefs set patrons on fire at the first annual Curry Crawl. Hosted by Straits Restaurant at CityCentre and benefiting PULS ... More >>
Photo by Mandy OaklanderKaiser Lashkari works out of his delicious Indo-Pak restaurant.Between disappearing into the kitchen and answering phone calls at his prominent desk, owner and chef Kaiser Lashkari continues our chat from yesterday about Himalaya Restaurant. EOW: When you go home, do ... More >>
You people are sick.Pop quiz, PBS. Now that your government is once again threatening to slash funding for anything not related to defense or entitlement spending, and your continued liberal heresies have put you squarely on the chopping block, do you: a) Let Philip Morris start advertising ... More >>
It'll be the feel-good movie of the year.On the Geologic Internet Time Scale, the news of Osama bin Laden's death took place almost a century ago. We're already fondly recalling our whereabouts when we heard the fateful news (drinking beer and watching The Killing...NEVAR FORGET) and relivi ... More >>
GroovehouseJimmie Vaughan (left) and his band gave the large iFest crowd some saxual healing Saturday.Lots more iFest in our slideshows: The bands, the performers, the crowds and even the food. For something that was still going on 24 hours ago, the first weekend of the Houston International ... More >>
Al-Jazeera and KPFT: PartnersWe noted back in September that KPFT might begin broadcasting Al-Jazeera content as part of a deal by the Pacifica network, which owns the Houston station and four others in the U.S. Some of Pacifica's supporters warned at the time against the move, but now it ap ... More >>
Obama's Wars, Bob Woodward's new book about the President's management of the Afghanistan War, exposes some pretty significant divisions between Obama's civilian advisers and the U.S. military on strategy concerning what is now America's longest war: Book excerpts published yesterday sugges ... More >>
It's been a dark six years since we said goodbye to Central Perk and the Rembrandts dropped off the face of the earth. Now, in Year 6 AF, dawn looks like it's finally breaking; we could be getting a Friends movie. Now, I don't want to get anyone's hopes up. Will a film catching up with Monic ... More >>
Photos by Groovehouse/ Click here for a slideshowA day or two before U2 (and love) came to town, a friend emailed us a joke. At least we think it's a joke. It really doesn't have anything to do with U2, except that it has everything to do with U2. "I was so depressed last night thinking about the ... More >>
Thanks to Indians and Pakistanis, spicy Chinese Halal cooking is famous all over the world.
Note: This showed up as a comment by "Jenny" in Rocks Off's item about Bob Dylan playing The Woodlands, and we're reposting because it sounds pretty interesting. If you're planning a party in space anytime soon, take special note of the last line.Jonathan Gutstadt "Arjun's unique style of music mixe ... More >>
With the recent addition of Karachi, Pakistan, Houston now is a sister to 18 other cities around the world. Hair Balls is on the case - we studied all of them so you wouldn't have to. In the interest of brevity, though, we are parceling out our findings over the next couple of days. Here are the f ... More >>
We wrote in August about the brouhaha over UT's plans to name a chair in South Asian studies for Charlie Wilson, the former U.S. Rep played by Tom Hanks in Charlie Wilson's War.UT professors protested, saying Wilson had done far more harm than good over there.Now a niece of Benazir Bhutto, the late ... More >>
Deepa Mehta completes her trilogy amid outrage from Hindu fundamentalists
There's a thrilling new Vietnamese restaurant on Bellaire with a menu that reads like a mystery
North meets South on NASA Road 1
What to order at the Indian seafood restaurant Fish N' More
An Afghan girl faces the terror of life under the Taliban
Phil Spector has got nothing on the Little Karachi neighborhood's La Sani Restaurant
Oscar Carles likes crashing cars
If Steve-O comes at you with a staple gun, run!
State District Judge Jane Bland
Glamour comes to Washington Avenue in the form of The Social Lounge and Patio Bar
Bush's battle against terrorism now bars some federal labor activities
Houstonians have broad minds, and stomachs
The INS defends our borders and deports immigrant criminals. Sometimes, though, in its zeal, it tosses out perfectly law-abiding, hardworking people too.
An Alvin-based rice company, the Prince of Liechtenstein, the United States Patent Office, and an Indian eco-feminist bring global trade debates to a roiling boil on Houston's back burner
Shooting Gallery series wants to bring art films to the masses
Moviegoers may find both their Sixth Happiness and Seventh Heaven in these 40 featured indie films
It's a bare-knuckled fight for gory glory in this Texas twist on an ancient form known as submission fighting
The music is called bhangra, and it's the sound of a whole new way of being Indian. Or Pakistani. Or Bangladeshi.
Mix cultures, mix people, mix a few surprises. The result? Gyro Gyros.