Remember 1994? It's arguably the year hip-hop truly decided to grow up and embrace a mix of gangsta attitude and spread-out regionalism. That year, we got Scarface's The Diary, UGK's Super Tight, Nas's Illmatic and the Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die...to start with. I could go on, but our old Rocks ... More >>
We are in that time of the calendar year where I need to issue the usual round of beach-related warnings: Make sure you pack plenty of sunscreen, and if you are fair skinned, apply it liberally. Make sure to be wary of great white sharks, especially if you are going to beaches on the west coast, w ... More >>
You can spell “Olajuwon” without looking, right?
Words are tricky. Not everything is spelled phonetically. Unique spellings just add a special character to a place, in a way, these are our words. Sometimes, the only way to learn how to spell words is by seeing them enough. We decided to think up a list of things only Houstonians know how to spel ... More >>
It's a shame that this whole Donald Sterling mess is sullying what is the best first round of the playoffs in NBA history. It has certainly been the most competitive with multiple fascinating story lines and more than enough heart-stopping drama for fans from cities around the league. And while the ... More >>
I'm not a big women's basketball guy. That statement is not meant as a slight toward women. I love women! I'm just not a huge fan of their brand of basketball, which is built around a seemingly stronger gravitational pull than the men's game and a false veil of "fundamental superiority" over their ... More >>
So Ed Reed's gone. It seems like just yesterday that Bob McNair was flying Reed around the country on McNair's private jet. But now, unwanted by the Texans, Reed finds himself playing for the Jets. Don't cry for Reed though, because while he barely played for the Texans, he collected nearly six mill ... More >>
When you have a sports fan in your life, I mean a serious, hard core fan, it can be tough to buy for them. Some of them seem to spend entire paychecks on sports gear and stuff related to their teams. Most have tickets games and probably have a lot of memorabilia that will sell great on Ebay someday. ... More >>
Neither the best nor the worst, the Rockets remain stuck in professional basketball's great midsection.
Houston mom in a FB face-off.
At least someone appreciates a leaky boobWe think Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich said it best: "NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE HEART OF A LEAKY BOOB!!!!" Facebook has learned that harsh lesson. Houston blogger/tweeter/Facebooker Jessica Martin-Weber, the founder of the Web site theleakyboob.com, ap ... More >>
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[Part 1 of a three-part series.] Houston International Festival Director of Performing Arts Rick Mitchell's recent remembrance of great shows he saw at Rockefeller's got LOM to thinking about great shows next door at the funky old Satellite Lounge. We spent way more nights in the Satellite, our ... More >>
Photo by Daniel KramerFor the Rockets, the decade of the 2000s began with Hall of Fame legend Hakeem Olajuwon starting at center. It finished with 6-foot-6 Chuck Hayes, the shortest listed starting center in NBA history.It started with promising rookie sensation and No. 2 pick Steve Francis at po ... More >>
First, I want to wish everybody out there a very happy holiday, and thank all of you who have read my stuff here on HoustonPress.com since I started up a couple months ago, especially those of you who leave comments (even if you think what you've just read is utter drivel, and you're telling me ... More >>
Where does yesterday's deceptively close 99-87 shellacking of the Lakers rank in the annals of great Rockets victories? It's too soon to tell. If they build on that win by taking this series and then slip into their fifth NBA finals, minus not just Yao but also his geriatric Congolese understudy, no ... More >>
Houston's pro basketball team pins (at least a part of ) its hopes on a brainiac GM
Texas inspires exceptional artists at the CAMH
Lone Star artists are a breed of their own
The big guy in the middle can take charge of a movie, too
A smuggled film screens at the Iranian Film Festival
Yao Ming and Ye Li won't be seeing each other May 6 after all
A miffed Lanier makes common cause with the controller
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Aging and creaking, the Rockets prove better at entertainment than basketball, on and off the court
In a turnabout, homosexuals raid a police bar
In Clutch City, nothing's too good for our champions
Vernon Maxwell has made a reputation by going crazy. Now he says he wants to go straight. Really?
At home and (sort of) away, Radio 1320's Gonzalez and Rojas bring the basketball action to Houston's international audience