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Rice Hotel

  • Music

    November 7, 2013

    Gunfights and Ragtime

    A look at the Houston "music scene" of the early 20th century.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Gunfights and Ragtime: The Houston Music Scene of 100 Years Ago

    Note: This is a two-part series that timelines through bits of the first century of Houston's nightlife until about the start what was found to be Houston's oldest running bar. For the first century since Houston's birth in 1837, happenings of music and revelry were advertised word-of-mouth. Music ... More >>

  • Year End

    December 29, 2011

    Ta-ta, 2011

    Kiss the year goodbye at a hot New Year's Eve party.

  • Year End

    December 22, 2011

    Ta-ta, 2011

    Kiss the year goodbye at a hot New Year's Eve party.

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Vintage Houston Restaurant Postcards: The Days of Wine and Roses

    Brennan's has long been the cock of the walk in Houston.​Although a good handful of Houston restaurants have been around at least as long as my grandparents, the general rule of thumb in this city is that restaurants live fast and die young. And although you rarely find postcards of current r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Want To "Support The Scene"? Avoid Open-Mike Nights

    Fat Man & Little Boy (and friend)​Let Lonesome Onry and Mean see if we've got this straight. Because we've written an article about how bad an open-mike night at Salt Bar was, we are tearing down - or not supporting - the Houston music scene? Well, that's bullshit. You want to know what's wr ... More >>

  • Music

    April 30, 2009

    Live at Liberty Hall

    The short but storied past of Houston's legendary live music venue.

  • Culture

    December 27, 2007

    All about Eve

    Our guide to the city's best New Year's parties

  • News

    May 5, 2005

    Urban Jungle Jim

    Downtown's alive again -- thanks in part to a pioneering artist named Pirtle

  • News

    July 17, 2003

    If He Could Turn Back Time...

    Sylvester Turner's second coming

  • News

    May 23, 2002

    Scene's From A City's Soul

    Houston failed to preserve much of its heritage. Now the fight is on to protect the priceless photographic images of that vanishing past from the same fate.

  • News

    April 25, 2002

    Pam's Last Stand

    A final orphan hangs on in the historic building that beckoned the parentless, posh and punk

  • News

    May 3, 2001

    Bulldozers at the Gate

    Houston fiddles while its architectural and cultural heritage disappears

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    Dream Taker

    When political egos and a basketball star vow to beautify a derelict building next door to Enron Field, what do you get after more than a year? Nothing.

  • News

    March 16, 2000

    The Turning Point

    If Richie Hubscher couldn't be the Houston Ballet's prince in white tights, then he would be the dark angel of the Easy Credit Theater

  • Music

    November 18, 1999

    One For All

    Sax giant Illinois Jacquet helped desegregate Houston audiences

  • News

    August 5, 1999

    Dubious Deal

    Special tax zones are already stimulating growth-a thriving cottage industry of attorneys, lobbyists, high paid consultants, developers and questionable financial projections

  • News

    July 29, 1999

    Landrush

    The city of Houston is being carved into special taxing districts, promising windfalls for some, financial burdens for others

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    Unreal Estate

    The in crowd loves downtown. But the weirdos got there first.

  • News

    March 11, 1999

    City Pork Project

    Residents look for answers but find only a developer's arrogance

  • Dining

    January 28, 1999

    Sweet Music

    Staccato's is new (very new) and good (very good)

  • News

    November 19, 1998

    Brother, Can You Spare a Vanity Video?

    Houston Endowment paid, so they had to come

  • News

    November 12, 1998
  • News

    November 5, 1998

    Downtown Dumping, Dog-Style

    Is a businessman's problem a preview of the poop ahead?

  • News

    June 26, 1997
  • News

    June 5, 1997

    Between Friends

    A federal audit suggests the Lanier administration gave a sweetheart deal to one of the mayor's buddies -- then failed to ensure that taxpayers' money was properly spent.

  • Music

    May 29, 1997

    A Family Affair

    Liviya Compean does it the way her granddaddy did

  • News

    May 1, 1997

    Cotswold Unspun

    A group of weathy benefactors have a "gift" for the city. They say it won't cost taxpayers a nickel. But the fleecing may have already begun.

  • News

    March 6, 1997
  • News

    February 13, 1997
  • News

    December 26, 1996
  • News

    October 24, 1996
  • Culture

    August 22, 1996

    Frank-ly Speaking

    The MFA's focus on Frank Freed tells us a lot about the art world, but not much about art

  • News

    August 22, 1996

    Travels with Doug

    From wastewater to housing, fast-tracker Doug Williams has been a key mayoral operative -- with little oversight

  • News

    May 16, 1996

    Adams Family Values

    Why do we hate Bud so? Maybe we never understood him, or those... Adams Family Values

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