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    March 7, 2014

    Don't Mind the Zebras at Houston's Coziest "Strip Pub"

    "Don't worry, they died of natural causes at a farm out in East Texas," the older man says. "We raised all sorts of exotic animals out there." Mouth open, we're staring at a pair of stuffed zebras, right past the row of topless dancers flanking them. To be fair, mounted animals are surrounding us, ... More >>

  • Music

    March 6, 2014

    The Colorado, Houston's Premier "Strip Pub," Knows What Guys Want

    Celebrating 25 years of women, drinks and zebras.

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    PenderCast, The Epilogue: Readers Add Broadcast Feeds To My Revolutionary New Football Network

    People laugh at some of the ideas that I threw out there in my post yesterday where I constructed my own version of ESPN's Megacast for the college football national championship game. Yes, most of the ideas were tongue in cheek, generated for a chuckle (except for GambleCast, which I truly think ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Top Ten "Sports Bars" in Town With Great Food

    Finally, football season is back! That means jerseys, beer and drunken shouting matches with the TV at your favorite watering hole over the ref's ridiculous call. And though we're fans of drinking dinner every now and then, we think football nights should involve some good food, too. Most sports ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Marfa Playboy Bunny Sign Must Be Taken Down, TXDOT Says

    If you've ever been out to Marfa, you know it's a different kind of place. Different from any other small town in West Texas and a far cry from any other town on the planet, most likely. Lately, another bit of different has popped up in Marfa in the form of a pair of rabbit ears and the outline of a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    David Koresh & The Branch Davidians: 5 Odd Facts From The Debacle On Its 20th Anniversary

    It was twenty years ago today (as the Beatles might say) that a crazed religious kook sparked a debacle of a federal-government raid that left 83vdead, including 28 children. Arguments have raged endlessly since that Waco raid, with a hard core of people saying the blame for the deaths sits squarel ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    500px Mobile App Pulled from Apple Store Over Boobs, Victim of Apple's Bizarre Double Standard When It Comes to Nudie Pics

    The Apple App store has an incredibly byzantine set of rules that make it almost impossible for app developers to navigate. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that the approval process is often random and unevenly applied. Take for instance the case of 500px, a mobile photo-sharing app not that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Houston Babylon: The 1970s Shotgun Death of Bonnie and Clyde Assistant William Daniel "Deacon" Jones

    Houston Babylon, the feature that came out earlier this week, dissects a few of the creepiest and most chilling events in Houston history. In coming up with four of those tales, we stumbled over many more -- too many to fit the print edition. All this week we'll bring you some extra, online-only s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Christina Hendricks, Olivia Munn, Scarlett Johansson: 22 Famous Leaked Cell Phone Pics That Stopped All Office Productivity

    This past Sunday, naughty cell phone pictures of both Mad Men's redheaded bombshell Christina Hendricks and television personality Olivia Munn leaked onto the Internet. No, they weren't together in the photos -- Dear God -- these were separate leaks. Two of the most lusted after female celebs, Hend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    4 Warnings -- Your Guide to Listening to Super Bowl Week Talk Radio

    Super Bowl hype week is underway, and I know that many of you will be consuming sports talk radio this week in an effort to get ready for the big game. (I know many of you won't be, and I understand that as well. I hate me some me sometimes, too. It's okay.) The general public service announcement ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Playboy Comes A-Courting To Houston For A Casting Call

    Photo By Brittanie SheySandy Garza works it for the cameras​ Be sure to check out our slideshow Girl Next Door: Behind The Scenes at Playboy's Casting Call (sNSFW) here. The first day of Playboy's two-day Houston casting call lured women from as far as Cleveland, Ohio, and New Boston, Texas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    7 Musician Exes (Or Daughters) Who Should Write Tell-All Books

    7. Dita Von Teese (Marilyn Manson): Famed burlesque performer Dita Von Teese (above) met Marilyn Manson in 2001. He proposed in 2004, and the couple wed a year later. Von Teese filed for divorce when she couldn't deal with Manson's alcohol abuse and his extramarital affair with actress Evan Rachel W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Bunny Time: Playboy Casting Call Comes To Houston

    ​Playboy is looking for new talent in Houston next week on Tuesday and Wednesday. The magazine, now in it's 58th year of shaping the lives and minds of men -- and women -- of all ages hosts casting calls around the world looking for the next Claire Sinclair or Sara Jean Underwood. Go ahead and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Pop Rocks: The Time Has Come, The Walrus Said, To Feed Hugh Hefner To Sharks

    Hef's gonna need a bigger boat.​As you may have heard, Shark Week kicks off Sunday on the Discovery Channel. The seven days of (decreasingly) informative marine documentaries and (increasingly) lurid reenactments of REAL LIFE ATTACKS and exposing DEADLY WATERS and what not provide a welcome br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Maxim Hometown Hottie Contestant Sandy Garza Answers The Evolution-In Schools Question (And Four Others)

    Your Hometown Hottie​If there is an honor or award more important and respected than being named a Maxim Hometown Hottie, we don't know what it is. The Nobel Prize rarely involves bikinis. The MacArthur "genius grant"pays scant attention to looks. Houston has a candidate in this year's conte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Songs About A Blonde: Happy Birthday Marilyn Monroe

    ​Marilyn Monroe is one of the first of many women that will completely floor any red-blooded man, gay or straight, at first glance. There is simply no way that those eyes, that smile, that shock of blonde hair, and that figure can leave you feeling devoid of emotion. Girls want to be her, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Spring Cleaning: Let the Sheriff's Office Help You Shred Your Documents

    You should really shred these at home.​It's almost April. The air is warm with the hint of summer weather to come. Birds are chirping. Trees are blooming and that annual rite of passage is upon us: spring cleaning. For most of us, that means cleaning up around the house, maybe gardening a bit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Idol Beat: Goodbye, You Lizard Scum

    ​I know the episodes of American Idol I'm watching were filmed months ago, and that what I'm seeing is not taking place in simulcast with this week's...Snowphoon (seriously, do you know how hard it is to come up with a quasi-humorous pun for blizzard anymore?). Even so, it's hard not to recall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    10 Sexually Suggestive, Food-Related Album Covers

    ​ If there are three things we report on quite well here at Houston Press Blog Central, it's food, sex and music. So, hell, let's merge 'em! Here is a rundown of ten of the most sexually suggestive, food- related album covers that caught our eye and gave us the craziest cravings. 10. Katy Pe ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    The 10 Sexiest Texans Of Our Lifetime

    Texas is loaded with natural resources, among them beautiful women. The state has provided many, many gorgeous, sexy and smart women. To be sure, not all of them combine all of those qualities -- here are tradeoffs to be made -- but still, there's been no shortage in our lifetimes of fetching Texas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    KPRC Alum Chris Wragge New Anchor For CBS' Morning Show

    Chris Wragge: Leave our wife out of it, dude​Chris Wragge, who was a sports anchor at KPRC for six years -- and is the only person to ask Hair Balls how he'd feel if his wife did a nude scene in the movies -- is moving on up. He is replacing Harry Smith as co-anchor on CBS' Early Show, also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Five Four Musicians Who Practice Witchcraft

    ​Gerald Gardner founded Wicca in the 1960s, though many claim the idea was originally thought up with assistance by Aleister Crowley. Regardless, the faith has become one of the most prominent neopagan belief systems in the world, and the pentacle symbol used by adherents is even approved for ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    So Who Hasn't Gotten Naked?

    W Magazine: All about the art.​In the latest news from the Land That Talent Forgot, Kim Kardashian has gone starkers for the November issue of W Magazine: Kim Kardashian has bared all on the cover of a fashion magazine. The reality star, who turns 30 on Oct. 21, appears nude on W Magazine's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    America's Best Bars: Not in Houston. Thanks, Playboy

    ​What the hell does old-ass Hugh Hefner know about great bars anyway?! Playboy magazine will release a list they are calling "America's Best Bars" in the August issue and there are four from the state of Texas. Guess where they are. Two are in Austin, and two in Dallas. I suppose I will give ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    The Undertaker Gets Married In Houston, And We Weren't Invited

    After a honeymoon, the couple will reside....IN HELL​Social news reaches us from Wrestling Inc that The Undertaker, a very famous wrestler amongst those who follow such things, was married here in Houston this past weekend.The bride was one Michelle McCool, who also participates in the wrestling a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    League City Ladies Room Peeper Nabbed

    Photo courtesy League City PD​Imagine this scenario, ladies. You're out shopping, and your bladder is bursting. You rush to a stall and sit down to pee. Ahhh, bliss. Suddenly, from the stall next door, this head appears under the partition:That head belongs to Dickinson's Juan Gomez, who is allege ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Game Time: Cranking Up The Skank-O-Meter, Your 2009 Boggsies

    ​It's December 23, and thus 'tis the season of "Best Of..." lists and "[fill in noun here] of the Year" rundowns. Bonus points for any year ending in the number 9 because that means we also get (drum roll please)....DECADE LISTS!! I am a total sucker for stuff like this; it's mindless, it's pointl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Eyeballin': Deep Purple: History, Hits and Highlights 1968-76

    [Ed. Note: Throughout the holiday season, Rocks Off will be bringing you our picks for recent DVDs, CDs and other musical wares that might be just the ticket to help fill out that pesky shopping list. Enjoy.] ​Though they never achieved the popularity of Zeppelin or Sabbath, and are still not in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    This Week In TV: Oprah to Resign in 2011, World to End Shortly Thereafter

    Tom Cruise is not taking the news well...​The sun's back out, I'm ready for turkey, and I can't believe I sold my DeLorean to Mr. T. This was the week in TV Land: • So, Oprah resigned, but not really, or something. Just to make sure we all have time to prepare our families for the ritualist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

    ​You guys! YOU GUYS! We're closer to the end of Dancing With the Stars than I'd thought! The grid at Futon Critic only had the show running through next week, the 24th. And then, like manna from sequined heaven, Tom Bergeron confirmed at the top of last night's competition ep that next week wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Marge Simpson In Playboy Two Franchises On The Way Down

    ​So it seems Marge Simpson is appearing in Playboy: Simpsons matriarch Marge Simpson is gracing the cover of Playboy magazine, becoming the first cartoon character in the publication's history.The November issue sees Marge posing on a chair with the distinctive Playboy Bunny logo. It marks the 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Cutout Bin: Censored and "Recalled" Album Covers

    The Beatles, Yesterday and Today (1966) We start with perhaps the best-known example of a "recalled" album cover. When advance copies were sent to stores and DJs, there was an immediate uproar over the cover, showing the band covered in baby parts and bloody meat. All copies were ordered to be re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Houston's Torrie Wilson: Back From The Jungle, Still D-List

    Photo by Craig HlavatyIn May Hair Balls intrepidly reported that local WWE Diva and Playboy cover girl Torrie Wilson would be dropped into the middle of a Costa Rican jungle as a contestant on I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, NBC's not-so-hit reality TV show that also featured people like Sanja ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Kendra Wilkinson Is Spawning!

    Of all the girls from The Girls Next Door, I'm really most pleased that it's Kendra who's having a baby with her fiancé, professional football player Hank Baskett. (Apparently, Hugh Hefner teared up when he heard the news that his little girl was all growed up.)Anyway, back to what I was saying ... More >>

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    July 29, 2008
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    February 15, 2008
  • Film

    December 20, 2007

    Charlie Wilson's War

    All aboard the '80s way-back machine for Mike Nichols's good time Charlie

  • News

    October 19, 2006

    Bunny Hop

    Local girls jump at the chance for a Playboy pose

  • News

    December 15, 2005
  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Phantom Menace

    Joel Schumacher's version of a theater classic gets a tragic ending of its own

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2004

    Trump Card

    Apprentice alum Amy Henry is all about the benjamins

  • Music

    October 17, 2002

    Fiddle Femme Fatale

    Catherine Burnside wants to drag the violin into the DJ/dance scene and conquer the world, too

  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    Tommy Lee

    Saturday, August 10, Verizon Wireless Theater, 510 Texas Avenue, 713-230-1666

  • Calendar

    August 8, 2002

    Flirting with Disaster

    America, you deserve The Anna Nicole Show

  • Culture

    June 6, 2002

    Tit for Tat

    When girls started going wild, Playboy Video stopped playing mild

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    The Ballad of the Singing Shuttle Bus Driver

    Ellen Trevathan finds her own brand of salvation driving people to and from the city economy lot at the airport

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Accidental Sexologist

    When he was young, William Simon wanted to change the world. The late University of Houston sociology professor changed the way we view sex instead.

  • Culture

    July 27, 2000

    Porn to Sell

    Product placement comes to adult videos...hey, watch where you put that thing!

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    January 1, 1998
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