There was a time when the avenue to virtually every vocation in sports or in media was a cookie cutter, a very fixed blueprint. If you wanted to become a journalist, you majored in journalism, worked at a small newspaper, worked at a bigger newspaper, before finally hitting it big in a major marke ... More >>
The twisted tale of a male stripper from San Antonio who became Miami's biggest porn star before being accused of murder and torturing a teenage beauty queen.
To be perfectly honest, I never much cared for Washington Avenue. Then again, I don't have anything resembling what you might call a South Beach personality. I tend to shun velvet ropes and collared shirts after hours, and I definitely prefer either a band be onstage or to hang out somewhere you don ... More >>
As part of the continued crackdown on counterfeit merchandise websites, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations announced in a release that it seized 89 Internet domain names last week. Of those 89, a whopping 78 were related to Louis Vuitton, the high-end handbag ... More >>
Here at Hair Balls Crime Central, we gaze upon many a mugshot in our daily routine. After looking at thousands from dozens and dozens of jurisdictions, we can say beyond a shadow of a doubt than none are consistently as wonderful as those made by the police in Trinity, Texas. The people behind the ... More >>
Bacchus WineBar & Coffee Shop was named after the right Greek god.
It's halfway to St. Patrick's Day (truth), so we popped into The Dubliner earlier this week to...celebrate? Sure, why not? While sipping a Guinness, we started talking to Chelsea, a California native who's been living in Houston for three years. Her friends thought she was nuts for leaving th ... More >>
One of the great things about World War II airplanes, beyond their role in bringing down two savage dictatorships, was the nose art. Officers were given pretty much carte blanche on what they could paint on the side of their aircraft, and many used women, scantily clad to one 1940's degree or anoth ... More >>
The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email email@example.com. ... More >>
Whatsa matter, McFly? CHICKEN?!Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where sometimes we like to go out to the fishin' hole, throw in a couple dozen lit cans of Sterno, and have ourselves a big ol' boiled fish party. No, that's not a nutria dipped in pubic hair, it's R ... More >>
rondejeremy.comNo, it's not a joke. Ron Jeremy is taking his talents from the world of hard-core pornography to the realm of hard liquor with Ron de Jeremy, a new line of "adult rum" (not to be confused with all the rum you drank as a child). The adult film industry icon partnered up with 72 ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresFat Tony and B L A C K I E. See what Tony was up to before his big night in our slideshow.Fat Tony, B L A C K I E The Backroom at the Mink November 26, 2010 10:48 p.m.: Ah, the age-old Jacket Dilemma: Tonight, it is 40 or so degrees outside. And the only viable (free) p ... More >>
It's been quite a summer for bank robberies in the Bayou City. It seems like more banks are being plundered than ever before by a rogue's gallery that includes the XXXL Bandit, the "Master of Disguise" and the Bicycle Brigands. Whether coincidence or felonious response to a dismal economy, th ... More >>
She cheered the Lane Kiffin hire, tooIf you take Brian Cushing's four-game suspension and Reggie Bush's single handed takedown of his alma mater's football program -- two of the biggest football stories of the last two months -- and go to connect them "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon"-style, the easy ... More >>
VH1 honored the Dirty South for the 2010 edition of Hip-Hop Honors. We flew out there and sat in on the taping this past weekend. Or we Tivo'd it while we put our kids to bed and then watched it afterwards. One of those is true. Willie D 8:00 p.m.: Oh, good. Darrell from The Office is hosting to ... More >>
"Just 10 more years of this and I'm free"If you've been wondering why the internet is full of awful global-warming related puns today, it's because Al and Tipper Gore have announced that, after 40 or so years of marriage, things are just not going to work out.We're guessing there are some shoes a ... More >>
This guy has nothing on Har Mar Superstar. The R&B singer and Ron Jeremy lookalike has worked the pink-manties look for the better part of this decade. He is, after all, a self-styled lover. Fresh off his cameo as a rival roller derby coach in Whip It (and his excellent cover of "Never My Love" ... More >>
The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducinglisto ... More >>
Welcome back to The Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. Just because you probably missed it, we'd like to take a second to bring to your attention that 2008 is over ... More >>
The rapper turns children's show star -- maybe
The deflowering of a Rocky Horror Picture Show virgin
Tuesday, May 9, at the Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-230-1600
It's a regular bacchanal in one small town
Brothel owner and Cathouse star Dennis Hof is the next Hef
Houston's Spain Colored Orange drops the Charade and inks an indie record deal
Twin tigers light up the screen in Two Brothers
The Girl Next Door looks familiar, but at least her admirers are new
Lloyd Kaufman's gross-out Troma Studios has a long history of setting the pace for mainstream movies
Jagi Katial cobbles together a local festival worth cheering about
Tony Avitia picks up the pieces of his Broken Note
Who's really feeling the pain as S&M emerges from its underground dungeons?
A KISS goodbye?
Korn ignores critics of its heavy metal attitude
In which our man in Dallas joins Sofia Staks, Kayla Kleevage and other noted First Amendment activists on a mission to rescue Houston from the pashas of prudery. Or something like that.