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    September 15, 2014

    Pachanga Tour w/ Los Rakas & Bomba Estereo at Warehouse Live, 9/12/2014

    Pachanga Tour Feat. Bomba Estéreo, Los Rakas, Bombón Houston Warehouse Live September 12, 2014 "Maaannn.... We've got a million stories!" proclaimed Raka Rich as we chilled in the Los Rakas green room at Warehouse Live last Friday night. Stories about meeting fellow Panameño musician El General ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    Battle of the Beach Music: 1984 vs. 2014

    I've never been a fan of the beach. My family is about it though, so sometime this summer I'll be sitting someplace that smells worse than a Red Lobster dumpster introducing new grains of sand to my ass crack. My parents were from Galveston, but they hated the beach. We never went as kids. So, I ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Music Is Freedom at the Wildly Eclectic Pachanga Fest

    Pachanga Fest Latino Music Festival Feat. Julieta Venegas, La Santa Cecilia, El Gran Silencio y más Fiesta Gardens, Austin May 10, 2013 "Music is our freedom" said the lead singer of Making Movies as the band opened the 2014 Pachanga Fest Latino Music Festival. That concept was felt all throughout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    30 Seconds With Los Rakas

    Los Rakas are a bilingual hip-hop duo from Oakland, California. The group consists of Panamanian cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun, and their music is a mix of Panamanian and Caribbean music such as salsa, reggae, dancehall, and merengue, with hip-hop, R&B, and soul sprinkled on top. We spoke briefly ... More >>

  • Film

    December 19, 2013

    The Year in Movies 2013: Joaquin Phoenix Returns and the Films of the Year

    We look at the year a man fell in love with a phone and a whole lot more.

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    7 Quality Rums To Try For National Rum Day

    Today, August 16, is National Rum Day, and while you might be tempted to partake in a little Captain and Coke or Malibu and pineapple to celebrate, don't reach for that bottle of Bacardi so fast. Rum is actually a complex, incredibly tasty spirit with as many varieties as there are islands in the C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Soccer Notes: Another Setback For Stuart Holden

    So let me give you the good news first. The US Men's National Team was victorious in their CONCACAF Gold Cup Final match this past Sunday. Their 1-0 win over Panama was their fifth cup title, and first since 2007. The one blip on Sunday's victory was the injury to Houstonian and former Dynamo Stua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Dynamo Learn, 'You Can't Win Them All'

    Have you ever been traveling, and you just have this sneaky suspension that you left something in the hotel room? The lads in Orange over at BBVA Compass Stadium might be having that same feeling right about now. Just two weeks ago, they were the proud owners of a 36 home match unbeaten streak. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Bartice "Cool" King: Arrested For Running Billion-Dollar Offshore Betting Company Legendz Sports

    A Spring man was arrested yesterday for being one of the masterminds behind Legendz Sports, a billion-dollar offshore betting company. Federal agents arrested King and three others from the Houston area as part of a sweep that resulted in indictments against 34 individuals and 23 corporate entitie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Coffee Beans Could Be Extinct In 60 Years; Then What?

    If you believe the news from over the weekend that coffee beans are in danger of extinction, you're probably hoarding all the Arabica you can find today and envisioning a future in which coffee -- already liquid gold for many of us caffeine addicts -- can be used as delicious, fragrant currency. No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Sex Expert Rachel Khona's Steamy Road-Sex Soundtrack

    Nevermind the bushes, the parking garage, the vacant tollbooth, the Wendy's bathroom, the Walmart gardening center. I guess we've all been there, when the urge and vapors and blood flow gets to be so troublesome that we just gotta have sex in the car. It has to happen in the car. No exceptions. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Last Night: Van Halen and Kool & the Gang at Toyota Center

    Van Halen, Kool & the Gang Toyota Center June 24, 2012 We're two songs into last night's sold-out Van Halen show at the Toyota Center when lead singer David Lee Roth spots three comely ladies in the front row of the house with cameras. In the span of three seconds, he turns into the Diamond Dave we ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    December 29, 2011

    Van Halen, the New Walter's and Radiohead: Things We're Looking Forward to in 2012

    Photo by Mark C. AustinRadiohead returns and we're stoked. Do people say "stoked" anymore?​There was a lot to be thankful for in 2011 in the world of music, but, in some ways, it was also a pretty tough year. We lost some great people and almost lost one of our own. It's a crazy, topsy turvy w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2011

    Van Halen Announces 2012 Tour On Twitter, Official Site

    Here it is folks, your first stirrings of Van Halen's 2012 tour, long rumored, but now a sweet reality. OK, we won't believe it until we have a tour tee in our hands outside Toyota Center and a sweaty, torn ticket stub in our wallet. Late Sunday night on Twitter, David Lee Roth tweeted a Vimeo and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Eat 'Em And Smile: Our Favorite Pictures Of David Lee Roth

    Lemmy, Josh Homme, Keith Richards, Marc Bolan, GG Allin, and Billy Fucking Gibbons - that's just a sampling of the rock stars that Rocks Off wishes he could be. The list goes on and on. Today though is the birthday of a one of the most special rockers to ever high-kick on this mud ball called Earth, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Carlos Lee May Retire...

    ...after his contract is up next year! There, now you know how I felt yesterday when I read that headline. In this day and age where there are so many different places to swallow up news, we see tweets or vague headlines and the human tendency is to fill in the blanks. So when I saw one of the t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    How to: Pick and Peel a Pineapple

    Anamaris Cousins PricePick your pineapple​Sing it: Summer, summer, summertime Time to sit back and relax I'm sorry, I caught myself summoning Will Smith there. Moving on. With the advent of summer and record high temps in the Houston area, all I can think of is fresh fruit and light cocktail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    CONCACAF Gold Cup: Five Things We Learned At Reliant Stadium Wednesday Night

    Photos by Marco Torres​As anyone not a fan of Panama or Honduras expected, the USA and Mexico came out victorious from their CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal matches at Reliant Stadium on Wednesday night. The Stars and Stripes opened up the doubleheader with a high-scoring 1-0 victory over Panama, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Soccer Notes: Dynamo Look for Intensity; Mexico's Stars Get Ready for Reliant

    ​ The Houston Dynamo locker was quiet following their 2-0 loss Saturday night to the Columbus Crew. Whether it was the loss or the fact that there was no air conditioning in the home locker room, players were quick to leave after the match. Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear went through his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Spindletop: Champagne and a View

    Anamaris Cousins PriceChampagne cocktails​I've lived in Houston for just over 20 years now and I still remember my first visit to Spindletop fondly. A friend took my sister and I out for drinks and dessert downtown. It was winter in Houston, which isn't all that cold unless you're visiting fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Idol Beat: If You're Going To San Francisco, Try Not To Be A Beardo In A Sports Coat

    ​The surest way to piss off Steven Tyler - apart from being Joe Perry - is to butcher a Beatles song, which is the sin Dave Combs committed last night. But let's be honest, he didn't do *that* horrible a job. The former(?) Aerosmith front man is just a lot more forgiving if you profess your l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Some restaurants helpfully split up their menus into Good and Evil dishes.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've almost finished constructing our 1700-layer cake in MineCraft. We started this week off right with some fried chicken coated in a buttery Cap'N Cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Carlos Lee Goes AWOL: At Least Someone Noticed

    Carlos Lee: Bats right, throws right, jogs all the time​So the Astros were upset that Carlos Lee missed a voluntary workout in Pittsburgh on Thursday, and as a result, he was benched on Friday night.The puzzling thing is trying to figure out just why it is the Astros were upset. The workout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Southwest's Newest Destination: The Gulf Oil Spill

    Photos by John Nova LomaxAre we having wacky fun yet?​Since the late '70s, even without having an airport worth mentioning, the Florida Panhandle has managed to boom to the point of unrecognizability. The blinding white sand of the beaches and the heartbreakingly clear deep blue seawater were ... More >>

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    February 17, 2010

    Mariah Carey's Many Knuckle Children, Or The Self-Gratification Of Mimi

    [Ed. Note: You know us... always taking the high road.]"Craig! Put your hands where I can see them!"​Thanks to this new thing on YouTube called VEVO, we can watch crisp versions of our favorite music videos, young and old, without worrying about shoddy quality or mislabeling. This ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    El Arte de la Elegancia: The Best Latin Records of 2009, Part 1

    ​It's been a year of surprises in Latin music. Reggaetón continues fading, albeit slowly, and the industry's mainstays aren't garnering the attention they used to. Case in point: Don Omar's summer release iDon (no relation to your phone), which remained quiet after its first single, "Virtual Diva ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Taking Tibet By Motor Home: Two Houstonians RV On The Roof Of The World

    Photo courtesy John & Harriet Halkyard​Houstonians Harriet and Dr. John Halkyard love to travel in motor homes. They are also good at it. In 2005, the couple recounted their adventures in Mexico and Central America in the book 99 Days to Panama, but a more recent trip was much more exotic.Two ... More >>

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    July 17, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Photo by J.C. ReidBAM! Goddamn peanut butter and bacon burger IN YOUR FACE. We're through the looking glass here, people!Welcome back to the weekly round-up of our food blog, Eating Our Words, where the beef isn't jerky but a couple of the maitre-d's are. Robb Walsh started us off this week with a v ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 30, 2009

    Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America: The Maid

    Filmmakers south of the border enjoy another golden age

  • Music

    December 11, 2008

    Afropop Arrives

    Motherland music hit a fever pitch with U.S. bands this year

  • Music

    January 24, 2008
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    September 20, 2007

    Edgar Bustillos

    Painter draws on past experiences from travel, sports and politics

  • Culture

    April 12, 2007

    Stage Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    April 5, 2007

    Stage Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    September 21, 2006

    What's Underneath

    A seamstress makes Intimate Apparel at Main Street Theater

  • News

    January 6, 2005

    In the Pink

    These gun club members take aim at unlikely stereotypes: other gays and lesbians

  • Film

    October 14, 2004


    Team America takes no prisoners and spares no swear words

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    The Sounds

    Friday, April 23

  • Music

    May 9, 2002

    Living in Harmony

    Global Groove's Wednesday-night jam puts the hump back in hump day

  • Music

    March 14, 2002

    Danilo Perez

    Friday, March 15

  • Film

    April 19, 2001

    Crazy from the Heat

    Boorman and Le Carré lose touch with their thrill-seeking personae in Panama

  • Dining

    December 21, 2000

    Cold Comfort

    Though their usefulness melted away long ago, icehouses continue to float to the surface

  • Music

    November 9, 2000

    Fire Breather with a Sax

    Carlos Garnett decides to chill down here after almost 40 years in New York City

  • Music

    October 7, 1999

    Straight Sambas

    Jazz pianist Danilo Perez mixes American and Latino traditions

  • News

    March 28, 1996

    The Brother Graham (Part II)

    Once upon a time in Humble, there lived two guys named Pat and Mike. They had a way of making people believe, and those people included some of Texas' highest public officials. While it turned out that their stories usually were just too good to be true

  • Dining

    June 8, 1995

    Unlikely Lunches

    Il Posto and Don Bosco yield different brands of surprise

  • Music

    March 23, 1995

    Thriving -- or Simply Surviving?

    After all these years, Alex Van Halen insists his band isn't "D.O.A."

  • Dining

    July 28, 1994

    The Church of the Immaculate Barbecue

    Heaven has its smoking pits too -- at New Zion Baptist Church in Huntsville

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