Pee-wee Herman

  • Dining

    December 26, 2013

    All That Glitters Isn't Gold at Mr. Peeples

    From the food to the atmosphere, Mr. Peeples is best described as sweet and mushy.

  • News

    September 5, 2013

    Texans Chemistry: Do the Texans Have the Formula to Win a Championship?

    Head Coach Gary Kubiak and quarterback Matt Schaub are cooking up another season together

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    A Visit to Collin Street Bakery Changes My Mind About Fruitcake

    I had an epiphany recently. Fruitcake doesn't always have to suck, especially when it comes from Collin Street Bakery. I nearly missed out on this revelation because I didn't know where I had landed when I stopped for a quick cup of tea and a bathroom en route to Dallas for a conference. I was abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    An Honest Conversation About Houston and Screw Music

    Every day without fail, I wonder about the current legacy of screw music. It creeps up on me like one of those terrible slasher flicks you used to sneak and watch as a teen, knowing the plot well before you even got halfway through the film: moments of what should be perceived as horror turned into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Bizarre Acting Roles by 20 Famous Musicians

    It's a toss-up whether actors or musicians will go to greater lengths to make rent, but some musicians have even found themselves so hard up they've been forced to take an acting gig. Such is the case with the haystack-sized Sleepy LaBeef, who in 1968's The Exotic Ones appeared as the "Swamp Monster ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    13 Wacky Texas History Facts That Texas School Kids Need To Be Taught

    This week Mother Jones uncovered a handful of spurious, less-than-scientific facts that Louisiana grade-schoolers will be learning while attending the state's new voucher schools. Obviously, people aren't happy. A new voucher program under the watch of Governor Bobby Jindal will allot money for st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Pee-Wee Herman Plays His Eternal Role on Top Chef: Texas

    ​What you see above is one of the Healthy Choice Top Chef-branded entrees they keep hawking on this damned show. I bought two on an impulse tonight while shopping* at Target (*shopping = wandering the aisles vacantly and fondling various throw pillows and lamps instead of buying the 25-foot coaxia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Before We Cared: 10 Bit Players Who Became Superstars

    On this day in 1965, British songstress Petula Clark reached number one on the charts with "Downtown," a pop classic with an unforgettable hook that has become a mainstay of oldies radio, film soundtracks and TV advertisements in the years since. The song even served as a plot point in an episode o ... More >>

  • Music

    November 10, 2011

    Numbers Game

    Of hell spawns, dinner theater and a venue actually old enough to have traditions.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Snoopcounters: Snoop Dogg Knows A Lot Of People

    ​This week, rapper Snoop Dogg turned 40 years old. Tha Doggfather actually seems ageless to us, and we don't mean his 1996 album. Like, we fully expect him to become the hip-hop Willie Nelson: Rapping into his late 70s, relentlessly touring, smoking people a fraction of his age out in tour bus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Friday Night: Katy Perry At Toyota Center

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Katy Perry, Robyn Toyota Center July 29, 2011 See more teenage dream photos in our slideshow. As the current crop of glittery female pop-stars goes, Katy Perry is not as tragic as Britney Spears, less serious and arty than Lady Gaga, not as hedonistic as Ke$ha, and a ... More >>

  • Music

    March 10, 2011

    2011 South By Southwest Supplement

    Buxton takes its bump to the roots-rock big leagues in stride.

  • Music

    July 22, 2010

    The Curious Case of the People's Champ

    Paul Wall is neither a cartoon nor an asshole.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Top Five '80s Cereal Commercials

    If the food police wanted to really control childhood obesity, then they would just go into every grocery store in America and set fire to the cereal isle. But, we know that the sugar-coated cereal lobby led by Sam the Toucan, Dig-Em the Frog and their evil leader Tony the Tiger is just too powerful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    With Nothing Better To Do, San Antonio Cops Raid Porno Theater And Find Old Dudes Jacking Off

    ​There was a lot that puzzled us about this sordid little tale out of San Antonio.Bexar County deputies raided an adult video theater and arrested three men Thursday evening after they were seen performing sexual acts on themselves, officials said. Jose Valenzuela, 51, Alvie W. Baird, 83, and Rey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Where Are We Drinking?

    A Pearl Sign and a Pee Wee Herman doll. A Lone Star light and a lot of liquor. Can you figure out where we're drinking this week? ​Leave your guess in the comment section below.

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2007

    Idol Chatter

    Tonight's the Night, and it ain't gonna be alright for an unlucky four contestants, each of whom already have pre-edited "Bad Day" montages waiting to be cued. Here are my predictions. MALES Should go: Paul Kim, Jared Cotter Will go: Paul Kim, Nicholas Pedro Kim's anti-Hung anti-shoe shtick has ... More >>