• Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    H-E-B on Bunker Hill and I-10: One Grocery Store to Rule Them All

    I have lived in Houston a long time and it a lot of different neighborhoods around town. As a result, I have shopped at more than my fair share of grocery stores. From the Randall's that used to exist on the North Freeway as a kid to the Kroger where I worked all through high school to a Food Town o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    The Manhattan Project Is Finally (Sort of) Coming to Texas

    Back in the early 1940s when the U.S. Department of Defense was looking for some remote corner of nowhere to work on the Manhattan Project, maybe Texans were just a bit hurt that none of the out-of-the-way corners of our state (ahem -- the Panhandle) got picked. Alas, Texas wasn't even on the list, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Did Usher Deserve Special Voting Treatment?

    The wire services and social media are abuzz this morning because the manager of Usher's Atlanta-area polling place is taking some heat for allowing the R&B superstar/Bieber mentor to skip the line on Election Day. Rewind: Last Night: Usher at Toyota Center (November 23, 2010) According to the As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Teenage Mutant Arkham City? 5 Turtle Bosses We Hope Make It In

    Rumors began circling this week that Rocksteady would not be following up Batman: Arkham City with another Dark Knight adventure, and would instead be working on using the same style to reboot the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. For those who may only know the Turtles from their '80s cartoon, we can a ... More >>

  • Music

    December 1, 2011

    Spinning the Black Circle

    Is the music industry stabilizing?

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Your Weekly Heat Wave Music Blog: Hotter Than Hell Edition

    Ed. Note: Remember that "songs about Hell" blog we mentioned a couple of days ago? It's still hot, and here it is. maximumwage.wordpress.comThe Southwest Freeway and Loop 610, 4 p.m.​There's an old saying in Botswana: "Shitfire is it hot!" Wait, maybe that was Bandera. Anyway, whatever hemisp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Pop Rocks: 100 Episodes In, Here Are Futurama's Finest

    ​So what if the total run of episodes was broken up by six years? This still counts: Leela leads an army of underground mutants in a revolt against the surface people in the milestone 100th episode of "Futurama," premiering Thursday, September 2 at 10:00 p.m. on Comedy Central. This sixth sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Five Movie Presidents Worse Than W.

    Oliver Stone's W. opened last week, to decidedly mixed reviews (not that any Houston critics got a chance to see it). While the movie may have received a lukewarm reception, George W. Bush's actual presidency - which is enjoying a 29% approval rating - is sure to go down as one of the worst of all t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    NASA At 50 -- Five Of Their Weirdest Astronauts

    Today is NASA’s 50th anniversary. It is also almost 40 years since the organization’s signature acheivement, but hey, Kurt Cobain peaked early too. Almost 500 people have been trained as astronauts in NASA’s lifetime. And they haven’t all been the clean-cut, strong-jawed John Glenn types. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2008

    Semi-Respected Apollo Astronaut Claims Space-Alien Cover-Up

    Talk about shocking -- an Apollo astronaut, one who walked on the moon, yesterday revealed that the U.S. government has had contact with space aliens in the past, but has covered it up. Stunning, right? Maybe not -- the astronaut in question is Edgar Mitchell. And while he does share the record fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007

    The Cult of Dani Campbell

    Okay, so I suppose it’s time to admit that I’ve caught a little bit of MTV’s “A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila,” and all I really have to say about that is HOW COULD SHE HAVE CHOSEN BOBBY OVER DANI? I mean, really. Houston’s very own Vietnamese MySpace nymphette Tila Tequila (whose hea ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2007

    David Rice

    A songsmith picks up the pieces and returns to Houston in triumph

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    The First Shuttle Crash

    Hoax or Hidden Mystery?

  • Music

    March 13, 2003

    Meet John Dough

    Talking Hollywood, integrity and Girl Scout cookies with a legendary ex-punk

  • Music

    November 14, 2002

    X Marks the Spot

    Legendary L.A. punks survey the scene they helped spawn 25 years ago

  • Calendar

    October 10, 2002

    Space Center & Me

    Or, how I learned to stop caring and accept the dumb

  • News

    March 30, 2000
  • News

    January 8, 1998

    The Few, The Proud, the Battered

    At Harlingen's Marine Military Academy, the line between discipline and abuse is sometimes as thin as a knife's edge

  • Film

    August 21, 1997
  • Music

    August 14, 1997

    Hats Off

    Dwight Yoakam's the last great country singer -- and he doesn't need a twang to prove it

  • Film

    July 3, 1997

    Galactic Mediocrity

    Men in Black thinks small and tries too hard

  • Music

    July 25, 1996