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  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Texas Nursing Homes Worst In The Nation

    Nursing homes in Texas can't seem to get it right, complained a Florida advocacy group. Texas was ranked last for the second year in a row according to Families for Better Care, receiving an walloping "F" across six out of eight categories of measurement. According to the group's report card, staf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Southern Rock Gets a New Bible In Southbound

    While there are plenty of musicians, record collectors and journos who will argue (as only musicians, record collectors and journos can) that all rock is "Southern rock" due to its geographical origins, Southern rock is nonetheless a well-defined genre. And that genre finally gets its comprehensive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2014

    Texas Among the Worst For Gender Equality

    Let's talk about gender (in)equality, shall we? In 2013, the U.S. failed to make the top 10 -- or even the top 20 -- of the World Economic Forum's list of the most gender-equal countries. And we're guessing that little issue is, at least in part, because of the big ol' state of Texas. A recent st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Lawsuit: Houston Man Blind in One Eye After CVS Gives Him Eardrops Instead of Eyedrops

    A Houston man is suing CVS Caremark for allegedly screwing up his prescription, giving him eardrops instead of eyedrops, causing him to go blind in one eye. Claudis Alston picked up the prescription from a CVS pharmacy at 12601 Tomball Parkway in 2012. But instead of the eyedrops meant for treatin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Aaron Hernandez Double Murder Arraignment Reveals Shocking Allegations

    A spilled drink. That's it. After a cycle of bloodshed that has seen the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd last June preceded by a double murder in Boston late in a July 2012 evening, and seen former New England Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez indicted for all three slayings, it turn ... More >>

  • News

    January 23, 2014

    Behave Yourselves!

    Let's all stop embarrassing Texas now, please.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Let's All Stop Embarrassing Texas Now, Please

    Texas, we're starting to earn our reputation. When we look at the recent headlines out of Texas that have made national news, it's pretty easy to see why folks outside the Lone Star state think that we all ride our horses to work. Our antics are becoming the punch line for national jokes, and real ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Wendy is Running: Five Tips for Davis in the Gubernatorial Race

    It's was unofficially official last week that Sen. Wendy Davis would run for governor, but Davis will make the official announcement today and the race is really on. Ever since Davis donned her hot pink running shoes and proceeded to stand on the floor of the Texas Senate in a filibuster to block s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    War Master at Mango's, 8/7/2013

    War Master, Howl, Lord Dying, Warhounds Mango's August 7, 2013 There ain't much street-level activity going on in Houston on a Wednesday night in August. It's too hot, too fetid and just too draining. To get to the real action, you've got to slither through the cracks and the crevices -- undergroun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Life Lessons From Tony Soprano: Aaron Hernandez Sucks At Murder

    In Season 2 of The Sopranos, Christopher begins his ascent up the Soprano family "corporate" ladder by running (ruining?) a local stock brokerage for the sole purpose of artificially inflating the price of shares of some select companies (Webistics!). Along the way, he picks up a couple of flunkies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Jack Saunders, Dealer of Grit & Jangle

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Jack Saunders is one of Houston's most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Tale of the Tape: Douchy Astro Boyfriend vs Frightened Diamondback Boyfriend

    Through three games, your Houston Astros are 1-2. Believe it or not, that's the good news. Yes, a 54 win pace is the good news. Here's the bad news: They were one out away from having a perfect game dropped on them by Yu Darvish. They are the first team in the live ball era (since 1920) to have 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    El Tiempo Cantina on Navigation, Opening Today, Comes Full Circle

    In a big, bold move that throws The Original Ninfa's on Navigation an ever-so-slightly threatening glance, El Tiempo Cantina opens today on Navigation Boulevard, just a stone's throw away from Ninfa's. While the El Tiempo building structure is brand spanking new to Navigation, the family that owns t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    What The Hell's Going On With Rice Basketball? Their Best Players, Connected To Former Coach Marco Morcos, Leaving In Droves

    Just what is going on with the Rice Owls men's basketball team? It was supposedly a program on the rise the last time they played a game in Houston. But since that time, only about six months, the team has become not only a national laughingstock, but also the poster child of an issue known as up-tr ... More >>

  • News

    August 2, 2012

    Barbarians in the Ivory Tower

    America's for-profit colleges offer education only a con man (or a congressman) could love.

  • Dining

    July 12, 2012

    Flaming Young

    Ten food-related words you need to stop misspelling

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    The Texas Chefs Hall of Fame: 1981 and Now

    Assistant music editor Craig Hlavaty recently purchased a 1981 edition of The Genuine Texas Handbook, a guide to all things Texan. It's an often-tongue-in-cheek look at the people, places, outfits, songs, foods and more that made someone Texan 31 years ago. Incidentally, the book and I are the same ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Amanda McGraw of Brasserie 19 - The Tasting

    This week, we've been chatting with Brasserie 19 and Ibiza's Chef de Cuisine, Amanda McGraw, about the rewards of staging in kitchens outside of Houston, and about the specifics of her role. Today, we sample some of her food. To highlight the in-house charcuterie program, McGraw put together a pict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Google Auto-Complete Answers: Why Are Texans...

    Like most people who use the monolithic search engine, I find it funny when Google tries to auto-complete our search requests, but I don't always pay attention. Let's face it, Google's system is so damn fast, I barely even noticed when "where can I find" added "tranny hookers" to the end of the sear ... More >>

  • Music

    September 22, 2011

    Midtown Throwdown

    Your guide to our very first Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest.

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Houston Tops Dallas for Dining, Says LivingSocial, But What's In a Survey?

    I mean, look at this survey. What the hell does it even mean?​In the last two weeks, two very different surveys have been released on the dining scenes in cities across the nation: one from Travel Leisure, which placed San Antonio above Austin on its top 20 list -- while failing to recognize ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Mary Sarah Ready For The World At Age 15

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to Mary Sarah on Facebook​We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Top Eight Notorious Concert Disasters

    Daniel R. Davidson via WikipediaThe Station fire in West Warwick, R.I., 40 seconds in​Recently, indie-rock juggernauts Arcade Fire were prevented from playing a gig in Portugal by NATO, which is having a summit on the same date. Arcade Fire offered to play a day ahead of time, but NATO decided ... More >>

  • News

    October 21, 2010

    Resurrecting Phi Slama Jama

    Can UH resurrect its basketball glory days?

  • News

    June 3, 2010


    From Ground Zero of the immigration crisis along the Mexican border

  • News

    April 8, 2010

    Third Ward High

    The 2010 Yates championship team proved nobody does it better.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    UH Hoops Still Dreaming Of Making It Back To March Madness

    Photo courtesy UH​Guy V. Lewis last coached the University of Houston men's basketball team in 1986. His last great team lost in the 1984 NCAA title game to the Georgetown Hoyas. He left a legacy of 27 straight winning seasons. Fourteen seasons with 20-plus wins. Fourteen NCAA tournament appearanc ... More >>

  • News

    March 12, 2009

    U.S. Military Deserters Once Again Flock to Canada to Avoid War

    Looks like this time they picked the wrong country.

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2008
  • Music

    January 10, 2008

    David Olney

    Nashville lifer is nobody's dummy

  • Film

    October 25, 2007

    Dan in Real Life

    Cobbled together from better movies, Steve Carell's latest is strike two

  • Music

    October 4, 2007
  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    Farewell T-99

    Show business is sure going to miss Jimmy Nelson

  • Film

    June 28, 2007


    Chick-flick genre to Evening: Why you gotta make us look bad?

  • Music

    April 5, 2007

    Ted Leo & the Pharmacists

    Coming to Numbers

  • News

    December 28, 2006

    Welcome back, Rock Star

    Dilana comes home to the reality after reality TV

  • News

    December 7, 2006
  • Music

    August 10, 2006

    Don't Be a Squibb

    Take the whole damn family out to see Harry and the Potters

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    Motorcycle Madness

    A local theater troupe brings Daniel Johnston's wild vision to life

  • News

    March 9, 2006
  • News

    January 5, 2006

    Don't Ask, Don't Be

    A Houston-area man leads the fight against the ban on gays in the military

  • News

    November 3, 2005

    Au Revoir, Chauncey

    The goat and his two humans go home to New Orleans

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Kiss and Tell

    Critics want the diocese to explain why this Roman Catholic priest is still celebrating Mass

  • News

    August 16, 2001

    End of the Bend?

    Jetports and elite resorts may do what border bandits, blistering heat and harsh desert life couldn't: rob Big Bend of its rugged beauty.

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Tick Tock, Your Time Is Up

    Foreign students at the Glassell School of Art get a stipend, studio space and three years to make it really big. They've had a huge impact on Houston's art scene. But if the INS isn't impressed, they've got to go.

  • News

    December 21, 2000

    Life in the Abstract

    In Dorothy Hood's paintings, dark was dark and light was light. The contrasts were often as stark in her life.

  • Music

    March 30, 2000


    Though KISS is calling it quits, its legacy is only just beginning

  • Music

    August 12, 1999

    Houston Highwayman

    Local Jimmy "T-99" Nelson sets the blues straight

  • Calendar

    May 7, 1998