Concrete and paint become cheery symbols in this gallery exhibition.
Exactly nine days ago, after the reemergence of his black elbow brace at a Sunday morning practice caused a momentary collective heart attack among Houstonians, I wrote that J.J. Watt has the capability, if he so chooses, to troll the entire city of Houston. With a tweet, with a few words, with a ... More >>
Cafe Chino proves looks can be deceiving.
Because of Cafe Chino, I'm going to have to stop saying that it's hard to find good Chinese food inside the loop. I probably passed this restaurant at least a hundred times en route to visiting its strip mall neighbors, Party City and Rustika Cafe, and ignored it. With its pale Pepto-Bismol facade ... More >>
The five ugliest beer labels in Texas.
From cash-hungry strippers to protesters dressed as vaginas.
I can admit it: I am a packaging whore to some extent. A nice label is bound to catch my eye, be it laundry detergent, gin, beer, heroin... By the same token, bad marketing can turn me off of what may very well be a great product. Beer is a notorious offender in the bad-packaging arena. Across the ... More >>
jizzrelics.blogspot.comThis will come as a surprise to absolutely no one, but Rocks Off enjoys an adult beverage now and then. Sometimes we even enjoy more than one. And every once in a while we just might happen to, say, spend an entire Sunday drinking champagne on a patio and wake up the ... More >>
Both sides weigh in on Glenbrook Valley vote
Who knew historic preservation could ignite so much neighborhood drama?
The world's hottest pepper is now a weapon? Yep! According to today's Houston Chronicle, the Indian military in now using what we know as the ghost pepper to make a type of tear-gas hand grenade. We've seen enough Man vs. Food episodes to know that this will be an effective weapon. Just the t ... More >>
Photo courtesy GHCVBThanks to term limits, turnover among Houston city council members is fairly regular, and institutional memory be damned. But an ever-fresh supply of new meat means that at least some of that meat will be highly flavorful.This decade didn't disappoint when it comes to that asp ... More >>
So the Yankees are World Champions. Yippee. Between watching Kobe tear out the Rockets' collective heart last night, and then having to flip over to Fox to watch Alex Rodriguez' post-game celebration (rehearsed in the mirror no fewer than 100 times, no doubt), November 4, 2009, will live in inf ... More >>
The candy's dandy, but the veggies are even better at Bombay Sweets
Continual crime, aging apartments and new activism collide as the fight for Fondren Southwest's soul rages onward
Somehow a restaurant from the Black Forest finds its way to Midtown
Ant Farm explores the fine art of... waiting
Hey, wasn't Coyote Ugly supposed to serve up sex and alcohol?
Returning to the apocalyptic theme of T2, End of Days doesn't stand a chance in hell
Accidental Death brings lively fun
How softball coach Holly Nuber won the state championship -- and lost her job
On a bawdy stretch of Telephone Road, Colleen Urbanek sells used books. Real books. Without pictures of naked women. And her customers are satisfied anyway.
Growing up with the Bunch wasn't meant to be this ugly
A former prosecutor finds it was easier to investigate ethically challenged officials than to run against one
Both a bang and a whimper? The CAM's long-awaited Texas show may burn bright, but it doesn't burn deep