• Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Top 5 Discontinued Chips We Want Back!

    Nothing lasts forever, and we both know snacks can change. Well, that is not exactly what Axl Rose sang, but his sentiments about ephemerality, I think, apply to junk food as well as love. In the world of chips, flavors come and go; here are five that made their mark and deserve a comeback. 5. Moz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    How To: Package and Ship Christmas Cookies So They Don't Break (Get Baking!)

    There's nothing worse than receiving a box of broken and crushed Christmas cookies. I love getting cookies in the mail during the holidays, but it is such a downer when you open the box only to find legless and armless gingerbread men, or chocolate chip cookie crumbs. Often, the biggest mistakes ma ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 5, 2013

    Time Magazine's 'Gods of Food' Feature Ignites Debate

    Scores of great female chefs are ignored.

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    These Limited-Edition Holiday Treats Are Pretty Weird...But We Still Want To Try Them

    Aah, the holidays. Time for roasted turkey and jingle bells and homemade pies and sriracha candy canes and...wait, what? We're pretty horrified about some of the limited-edition holiday products that have hit the shelves (remember Jones Soda's 2004 Turkey & Gravy Soda, anyone?). But do you know wh ... More >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2012

    Dust Off Your Flannel

    Does the looming '90s revival presage a Nirvana-style breakthrough?

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Friday 3/16/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Grand Forks, North Dakota, Gets an Olive Garden

    Since I first read the Grand Forks Herald article last night -- "Long-awaited Olive Garden receives warm welcome" -- it's made its way around the Internet as an object of fascination faster than faked cell phone pictures of Christina Hendricks's breasts. "An Onion-worthy, rave review of...Olive Gar ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 9, 2012

    We Love Food

    Our 100 favorite dishes in Houston.

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Person of Interest: The "Root Cause" of All Evil

    With over half of season 1 in the bag, Person of Interest has finally developed some internal history upon which to fall back. So now, even in episodes that have abandoned the whole "Elias" story arc (as the last several have done), other plots can be advanced and characters can be developed in diff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    All That and a Bag of Chips: Top 5 Jalapeno Chips

    ​As everyone knows, we're about to enter the season of overindulgence; belts will be loosened, sugar stocks will go up, and gym attendance will go down. I'm personally not stricken with a sweet tooth; my favorite guilty pleasures are of the savory kind. Greasy fries and crispy onion rings rank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Odd Pair: Sparking Pinot and Pringles

    ​Sparkling red wines are becoming more and more prevalent. I first became aware of them during a trip to Australia where I sampled delicious sparkling Shiraz. Stateside, I was lucky enough to find red bubbles on the wine lists of Houston's better restaurants. T'afia actually had a very lovely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Continental Airlines Puts an End to the Free Coach

    Felix Sanchez/PR Newswire​Admit it. You knew this day would come. People have been ragging on airline food for almost as long as people have been flying in planes. And now they want you to pay for it. Yes, Continental Airlines is introducing menu-based cuisine to the skies. Beginning Octob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    The 5 Greatest Discontinued Desserts

    ​For people who have an unhealthy relationship with food, dessert is an extremely important part of the meal. It's the sweet reward for struggling through all the harsh, bitter flavors of entrees like chicken fried steak, pizza, prime rib, hamburgers, stuffed pork chops, and other disgusting s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Fine Living No More: The Cooking Channel To Debut May 31

    ​If you think that food-oriented television couldn't get any worse or lowbrow than Sandra Lee's infamous Kwanzaa cake or the frosted tips of Guy Fieri traveling the nation in search of burgers, burgers and more mediocre burgers, you're in for a shock: There is much worse programming on the men ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Candy-Coated Fantasies

    ​After a fruitful trip to Half-Price Books in Rice Village, we stopped by the newest location of The Chocolate Bar, which serves up chocolate-covered fun in just about any form you can imagine: fruit, nuts, popcorn, coffee beans, pretzels, Oreos and more. If you can dream it, they can dip it. ... More >>

  • Music

    May 14, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    4/20 Food: Crap You Only Eat When Stoned

    Photo courtesy of www.planetdan.netGiant Sno Ball: every stoner's dream come trueThere are many great and glorious foodstuffs in the world, foodstuffs that are widely acclaimed and highly prized: caviar, bacon, oysters, cheeseburgers, foie gras and fiddlehead ferns.  And then there are those th ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 29, 2005

    Grubby Grub

    The Art Guys make works from real food -- and things get rank

  • News

    May 19, 2005

    Sugar Coated

    This Baylor medical "expert" cashed in on infomercials. Now he's showing how things go better with Coke.

  • News

    May 13, 2004

    Well-Dressed Rebels

    Revolt of the operagoing socialites

  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Rocket Man

    How one enterprising Johnson Space Center physicist followed his dream to Hollywood and porn stardom

  • News

    March 9, 2000

    Run to Ground

    Inmate Terry Banks broke out of jail in Missouri, prison guard Lynette Barnett by his side. They disappeared for seven weeks - until the law caught up with them in a Victoria County, Texas, trailer park.

  • Calendar

    July 1, 1999

    Night & Day

    July 1 - 7, 1999

  • Calendar

    December 17, 1998
  • News

    March 19, 1998

    Absolutely for Sale

    Dear jaded consumer: These two Houston artists are now competing for your attention. They sell ads, they're making a vodka billboard, and their client list includes Budweiser and Target. They call it art, but what advertisers want to know is, will it work

  • Culture

    June 15, 1995

    Stupid Is As Stupid Does

    The Art Guys prove naturals at acting dumb