• Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Southerland Nights, An Army of Accolades

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, 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 previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? If you haven't heard all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Prayer for Me, But Not for Thee: The Supreme Court Hears Argument on the New Legislative Prayer Case

    Case Name: Town of Greece v. Galloway What this Case is About? The First Amendment, more specifically the Establishment Clause (the government cannot establish a state religion) in the First Amendment. The town Greece, New York is outside of Rochester and has a population of approximately 100,000. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Matt Pak of Koagie Hots and The Golden Grill, on Life as a Food Truck Owner

    This is the second part of a three-part Chef Chat series. You can read Part 1 here and Part 3 in this same space Friday. Yesterday, we chatted with Matt Pak, the chef and co-owner of Koagie Hots and The Golden Grill food trucks, about how he got started in the food world. He also told us about his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Steve Correa-Franco Gets 20 Years For Talking 9-Year-Old Girl Into Sending Him Nude Photo With Her Nintendo

    A Spring man has been sentenced to almost 20 years in prison for talking a nine-year-old girl into sending him a nude picture of herself. Steve Correa-Franco, 33, was sentenced yesterday after entering a guilty plea last December. "U.S. District Judge Sim Lake, took into consideration the seriousn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Last Night: Bad Religion at House of Blues

    Bad Religion, Polar Bear Club, Dead Rabbits House of Blues March 13, 2013 At this point, part of Bad Religion's appeal is their utter reliability. Tour after tour and album after album, the consummate L.A. punks have trained audiences thoroughly to know what to expect from them: chainsaw guitar rif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    A Proper Buffalo Wing, and Other Discoveries at Katz's Deli

    It says a lot about the sheer number of restaurants in Houston, I think, that I live 1.9 miles from Katz's Deli on Westheimer, and went for the very first time just a couple of months ago. (I've lived here since 2009.) My husband is a big fan of Kenny & Ziggy's, and I'm partial to the New York Bagel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    According to This, San Antonio Has a Better Music Scene Than Houston

    Like any and all lists, the Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI)'s list regarding the best music scenes in the country will leave most of you passing out side-eyes and stares. Easy to spot and digest, Nashville, New York and Los Angeles ranked 1-3, but after that it's a complete flaming crapshoot. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    A Shameless Plug for Finger Lakes Wines

    I'm no Jeremy Parzen, but I do know a little bit about wine. Growing up in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, I took the proximity and availability of local wine (and a decent wine education) for granted. When I was 21, "wine trailing" was a cheap way to get drunk. Tastings only cost a b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Five More Foods I Wish Would Migrate South from Central New York

    I've been a little homesick lately. Maybe that's why I was so excited when the announcement came about Hofmann Hot Dogs coming to Texas. Don't get me wrong -- my favorite thing about living in Houston is hands-down the amazing variety of food. I have never lived in a city so diverse from a culinary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    The Foodie's List of 100 Things to Eat Before You Die

    "You may have tried only 20 or so" of the items on the "100 things to eat before you die" list that's been making the rounds on Facebook, wrote The Sun earlier this week. And while that may be true for a majority of typical eaters, I found that I'd eaten 92 out of the 100 items on the list -- many ... More >>

  • Music

    April 5, 2012
  • Articles

    December 22, 2011
  • Culture

    December 22, 2011

    The Film Issue

    Looking back on the year in movies, and what's coming in 2012.

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    Another Wine Blog: Love born in the blogosphere. It's a beautiful thing. A few weeks ago, when I shared a glass of stinky, delicious Cortese (from Piedmont) with tandem wine bloggers Amy and Joe Power, authors of Another Wine Blog, they told me the story of how they met in the "pre-blog" era, in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    The X Factor: Boot Camp, Minus Sgt. Hartman

    The pace of the audition rounds was so fast, I didn't realize the judges put through 162 people in the first two weeks of The X Factor. When the field arrives in Los Angeles for "boot camp," they are informed that they will be shaved down to a field of 100, which will ultimately be reduced by two-th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Houston's Same-Sex Couples More Likely to Raise Children

    And they may just live in Houston.​The Atlantic's blog has crunched some numbers from a recent gay survey and census data, and it's found that when it comes to raising kids, Houston's same-sex couples are near the tops in the nation. The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area had the seventh-highest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    5 Food Trends to Watch For in Houston

    F*** yeah, gourmet donuts.​Eater ran a list yesterday of 10 food trends that are -- at least in New York City -- officially dead. Among them included the obvious (the gastropub), the non-events (pie as the new cupcakes, which still hasn't happened) and the debatable (I'm pretty sure Houstonian ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Aeros Poised To Make History -- The Wrong Kind Of History

    John RoyalA despondent Matt Hackett lays on the ice after Hamilton gets the winning goal in the second overtime​Only twice in AHL history had a team had to go to a game seven in a playoff series after grabbing a 3-0 series lead. But things change. And when a team from Houston is involved in ... More >>

  • Film

    March 24, 2011

    Gothic Type

    A new adaptation of Jane Eyre stresses the pursuit of independence.

  • Music

    February 24, 2011

    The Pomplamoose Revolution

    How a band with no CDs or record deal is changing the music industry

  • Dining

    January 20, 2011

    Italian Classic

    George's Pastaria gives the people what they want.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    What Makes or Breaks a Cheesesteak

    Photos by Troy FieldsPaul finishes up a cheesesteak on the grill at Pappa Geno's.​Such is the importance of the cheesesteak in Philadelphia that John Kerry's infamously emasculating "dainty nibble" at his sandwich -- which he heretically asked for with Swiss cheese -- is counted among one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Mark Twain's Vibrator: Five Other Bits Of Possible Literary Kinkiness

    If you hear a humming, Mark Twain's a-coming​As ordered in his will, the three-volume autobiography Mark Twain wrote as he was dying is being published 100 years after his 1910 death.First reports note that the book note that it includes talk of a "vibrating sex toy" his mistress gave him as a gif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    This Is Why You're Fat: Now In Convenient Book Form!

    Back in February, we lauded one of our favorite food websites -- This Is Why You're Fat -- for bringing such monstrosities like the Corn Dog Pizza to our attention and for bringing the Deep Fried Mars Bar into the collective consciousness (we couldn't bear to be the only ones familiar with that abom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Graveside Songs for Edgar Allan Poe's Long-Overdue Funeral

    ​Kicking the bucket at the age of 40 is bad enough, especially when, to this day, nobody's really sure how you died (everything from syphillis to rabies to political "cooping" has been thrown out there as a possible cause). But getting buried in an unmarked grave after a three minute "service" is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Food Fight: Battle Cheese Enchilada

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​"Cheese enchiladas served in chili con carne -- not thin, meatless chili gravy, or authentic enchilada sauce -- are the hallmark of real Tex-Mex, according to 78-year-old Fort Worth sportswriter and Tex-Mex expert Dan Jenkins," as Robb Walsh stated in his July 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Now It's Even A Bigger Deal To Win A Tommy Tune Award

    The ceremony for Houston's Tommy Tune awards has become a high point on the local high-school drama calendar, as productions from all over the area enjoy their own version of the Tonys.Now the nominees have even more reason to get incredibly tense as the winners are announced: at stake may be a ... More >>

  • News

    April 23, 2009

    Wild Rides

    Between serious safety and environmental concerns, the Toyota Prius isn't the angel that everyone thinks it is.

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    It's Not a Thyroid Problem's the Corn Dog Pizza you just horked down. One of modern society's greatest questions is now succinctly answered in a single website: This Is Why You're Fat.  Included in the website are such favorites as Rochester's world-famous garbage plate (I was not a fan, surprisingly -- and, y ... More >>

  • Music

    December 18, 2008
  • News

    May 8, 2008

    Mental Anguish at Texas West Oaks Hospital

    Go to this private psychiatric facility, and you might be helped. Or you might be shut in a room all alone and end up like Amanda, with a broken arm. Or dead.

  • Home Entertainment

    July 6, 2006
  • Film

    March 9, 2006

    Free for All

    The Libertine's protagonist is a boor you can't ignore

  • Culture

    February 9, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    The Voodoo Chile's Slight Return

    Greg Ashley resurrects the Mirrors for a summer tour; also: beware of Zipperneck

  • Film

    May 17, 2001

    Mouse Bait

    Shrek plunders the Magic Kingdom for empty laughs

  • Music

    August 19, 1999

    Howard's End

    Dallas ran Howard Stern out of town. Could Houston be any more hospitable?

  • News

    March 25, 1999
  • Music

    July 10, 1997

    Bite This!

    Sink your teeth into the 1997 Houston Press Music Awards

  • Film

    April 18, 1996

    Respected to Death

    Jane Eyre has everything it needs to succeed -- except life

  • Calendar

    February 16, 1995
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    December 2, 1993