In 1999, the NFL had a decision to make. Would they award the NFL's 32nd franchise to Los Angeles or Houston? The contingent from Houston had the better bid worth $1.1 billion, an organized plan of attack and a city ready to build a brand new stadium. LA had the second largest television market in A ... More >>
The folks over at British Petroleum want the world to know they feel real bad about that explosion and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico back in 2010. Last week, the company even took out a nice-sized ad in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, saying as much. ... More >>
Warning: This discussion is thick with spoilers.
The folks over at Exxon Mobil's Baytown refinery were facing a possible Norma Rae situation last week when local United Steelworkers representatives threatened a strike if the Exxon people didn't put in the health and safety provisions they'd asked for in their contracts. Local USW rep Rich "Hoot" ... More >>
Movies are alive in the Age of McConaughey.
The spider becomes a man and a joy.
The spider becomes a man - and a joy.
Susan Wright is the Houston woman who tied her husband to their bed and stabbed him 193 times. Kelly Siegler is the prosecutor who re-enacted that scene in court, bringing in a bed, tying a fellow prosecutor to it, and then fake-stabbing him 193 times for the jury's sake. Lifetime has made a movie ... More >>
Six years ago this week, three dudes we're totally not jealous of registered the domain name www.Youtube.com. A little over a year later, Google bought the site for $1.65 billion. Sure, that totally makes sense now, but when Hair Balls decided to travel all the way back to 2005 to see what people w ... More >>
After last week's debacle of a clustermuck in Tennessee, it was probably expected that the needle on the Kubiak Deathwatch meter would be straining forcibly to move to the "He's Outta Here" level. Alas, such is not the life of a Texans fan. In one of the strangest speeches ever given by a H ... More >>
He's no Johnny DeppYesterday on the Rocks Off blog we unveiled the Lady Gaga sex doll, Lady Gag Gag. Comments were mixed on the doll, ranging from utter confusion and strange attraction from both sexes. One commenter claimed that the model on the box was even more attractive than the real G ... More >>
Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM
Houston is once again proudly claiming its mantle for all things classy. For it is here -- not in Paris, not in Monaco or Palm Springs -- where Burt Reynold's legendary Bandit will be auctioned off next month.What is the Bandit, you ask, obviously putting down your dog-eared copy of Recherche du Tem ... More >>
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dating
Simon Pegg may not have the ideal physique to play hefty, but he's a good fit
I’m sure that many of you are familiar the theory of Six Degrees of Separation – or at least the Hollywood version of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. In short, the theory posits that everyone person in the world is no more than six steps from each person on the planet. (In the Hollywood version, ... More >>
A Grammy-winning multiplatinum rapper melts down live on KPFT
Justin Moyer, Edie Sedgwick and Supersystem's Justin Destroyer are all the same person -- sort of
Someone, please, get Reese Witherspoon to shut up
That's been the long, hard decision for TV academy chairman Bryce Zabel
TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched...and watched
Ashley Judd and Natalie Portman as poor white folk? It's best not to question the attraction of Where the Heart Is.
Shin Higashiura offers women "inside treatments" to correct their hormonal balance. It's not rape. It's not prostitution. But it's not shiatsu, either.
February 11 - 17, 1999
Eye for an Eye wants to appeal to the vigilante within us
With Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks shows, again, that it's a gift to be simple