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Rice Hotel

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    The Rice Hotel Speakeasy: Houston Music During Prohibition

    Note: This is Part 2 in a series that timelines through bits of the first century of Houston's nightlife until about the start of what was found to be Houston's oldest running bar. The Rice Hotel (now the Post Rice Lofts) is located where the first capital of the Republic of Texas once stood. The R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    JFK' Rice Hotel Sailship Doodle: Yours For (At Least) $13,800

    In case you hadn't heard yet this month -- and if not, you will hear it a lot in the next couple of weeks -- John Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago. The night before he met his fate in Dallas, he was in Houston and stayed at what was then the Rice Hotel ("Houston's Welcome to the World" was its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Cover-Band Venues

    As our sister blog Eating...Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeeh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Coffee Shops

    The last time we compiled a list of Houston's best coffee houses was in February 2011, and things have certainly changed since then. In just the last several months, Houston's caffeine scene has benefited from several new entrants, all of which are determined to raise the city's coffee profile just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Taste Wine, Hook Up at Houston Wine Tastings This Month and Beyond

    The most important thing my mother ever taught me is that every wine tasting is a singles event. It's not the only wisdom she imparted to me. But especially in the light of what I do for a living (writing and talking about wine), it's the most important. Even back in the 1980s, when my mom was work ... More >>

  • Year End

    December 27, 2012
  • Culture

    December 20, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Kenny Rogers' Luck: The Gambler's Story More Than Breaks Even

    Luck or Something Like It: A Memoir By Kenny Rogers William Morrow, 304 pp., $27.99 Having recently produced a television special commemorating his 50 years in show business, this memoir from the Gambler seems long overdue. And indeed, during his '70s and '80s heyday, Kenny Rogers was an artist t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    50 Rad Things Now on the Sig's Lagoon Walls

    Within the past month, the walls of Sig's Lagoon have been transformed into a sprawling pop-culture collage of posters, photos, newspaper clippings, magazine covers, picture discs and cardboard cutouts courtesy of former Sundance Records owner Bobby Barnard. Since the longtime San Marcos music stor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    The 10 Best Places To Get Married In Houston

    June is the month for weddings, because if there's one situation you want to find yourself in, it's at an outdoor wedding in a Houston summer. With the closing of longtime wedding fave Vargo's, Houston has lost a go-to wedding destination. But there are plenty of other places that would make a good ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 7 Downtown Bars

    Life is about perspective and so is Houston's downtown. Perhaps some look at it as a commercial district and once wannabe party king who lost its luster with the emergence of its cousin Midtown. Or you can see it as a beautiful skyline -- the best in Texas -- that's lightly peppered with a magnifice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    JFK in Houston in His Last Hours: New Film

    The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas has released new silent home-movie footage of JFK's Houston visit to a LULAC chapter in the Rice Hotel the night before he was murdered. Roy Botello, a LULAC official, shot the film. It shows Kennedy with his professional smile on, greeting visitors in a receiving l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Ten Charmingly Strange Old Houston Postcards

    You think you have it tough these days as a Houstonian, trying to sell your city as a tourist destination? Try it back in the days before...ummm...before the Downtown Aquarium Family Fun Restaurant!!! Thanks to the folks at cardcow.com, we can see what Houston used to highlight about itself. And s ... More >>

  • Music

    August 5, 2010

    Showcase Showdown

    Great moments in HPMA history

  • Calendar

    July 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Last Call For Art: Shows Closing this Weekend

    Photo courtesy San Jacinto MuseumThe Gothic comedy The Miss Firecracker Contest closes on Sunday. Pulitzer-Prize winner Beth Henley's play is about Carnelle, a young woman with a less-than-perfect past who has entered the local beauty pageant in order to restore not only her reputation but her self- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    R.I.P. Jerry J. Moore, In The Obscurity He Hated

    A Houston businessman who makes the Forbes 400 list of richest people twelve times, who gained fame for his large and luxurious car collection....a guy like that dies, you kinda expect the Houston Chronicle to notice.But apparently not.Jerry J. Moore died November 23 and, as best we can determine, t ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 20, 2007

    All about Eve

    Our guide to Houston's best New Year's parties

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007
  • Blogs

    February 2, 2007
  • Music

    August 3, 2006

    More Fun than a Barrel of Monkeys

    Dispatches from the 17th annual Houston Press Music Awards

  • Music

    July 28, 2005

    Downtown H-town Throwdown

    Tearing it up at the Music Awards Showcase

  • Culture

    October 7, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    September 30, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Culture

    September 23, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Music

    July 29, 2004

    Pride of Place

    Scenes from the 15th annual Houston Press Music Awards Showcase

  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    A Century of Progress

    Guitarist Huey Long is from all the eras

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2003
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Music

    December 13, 2001

    Tippling from Tap to Tap

    Down and out (and drunk) in NoDo

  • Calendar

    February 8, 2001

    Please Pass the Puccini

    Gianni Schicchi makes the menu at the Rice Hotel

  • News

    October 5, 2000

    NoDo Invades; Rebels Skirmish

    A downtown taxing zone flushes the Warehouse District from its quaint quarters

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • Dining

    May 4, 2000

    Irish By Design

    Slainte -- Bronx Bar -- Lucia's Garden -- Sur La Table

  • Culture

    May 13, 1999
  • News

    April 15, 1999

    Hosing Housing

    HUD auditors find conflicts and abuses in Houston's affordable-homes program

  • News

    November 12, 1998

    GOP Sweeps Week

    Republicans complete Texas political reconstruction

  • News

    October 15, 1998

    Castles for Welfare Kings

    Come 2023, Rice Hotel redevelopers can own their federally assisted project for a cool $1,000

  • News

    November 13, 1997

    Hello, Columbus

    Is the mayor's housing adviser about to hand the Fourth Ward over to a for-profit developer?

  • Calendar

    July 31, 1997
  • News

    May 22, 1997
  • Dining

    May 15, 1997

    To the Tapas

    At Solero, small things add up to quite a lot

  • News

    February 6, 1997
  • News

    January 30, 1997

    The Great Land Grab

    A nonprofit "charity" is pursuing millions in taxpayers' money to redevelop the Fourth Ward. The question for Houston Renaissance is, charity for whom?

  • News

    October 3, 1996
  • News

    September 26, 1996

    Mr. Stevens' Neighborhood

    Dollar-a-year mayoral assistant Michael Stevens has been given unprecedented power and funding to transform the inner city. And he answers to just one man.

  • News

    June 27, 1996

    Lofty Aspersions

    Some renters find that downtown life ain't so grand. Tough, says their landlord.

  • Calendar

    March 16, 1995
  • Dining

    December 8, 1994

    A History Lesson

    The Confederate House feeds us on what Houston was -- for better and worse

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