Dr. Dog aren't the same band they used to be. Gone are the days of the gritty, ramshackle group of Philadelphia drifters who firmly planted themselves in the world of indie rock. Now, for a band that has seen all the successes you could ask for after more than a decade, the six-piece is steadily doi ... More >>
Two days ago, Eric Turner was just an anonymous (yet incredibly ripped) personal trainer in Houston looking forward to marrying his boyfriend Morne Coetzer in South Africa, where Coetzer grew up. But on Thursday, Gawker got a hold of the couple's gofundme site, where they asked for $7,000 to cover T ... More >>
However much designed to offend, The Book of Mormon delivers human warmth along with its calculated irreverence.
To be completely honest, upon receiving an invitation to go sample and hear about the cold cuts and cheeses that Anvil Bar & Refuge consulting chef Erin Smith would be putting on the menu, my initial reaction was not enthusiasm, but rather skepticisim. With so much great experience under her belt ... More >>
This year Rocks Off would like to help our readers get a handle on all the acts playing Super Happy Fun Land's SXSW Overflow Fest, and event that is longer than SXSW itself, with almost as many bands. There are nine nights left to go, and "season passes" are still available. See superhappyfunland.co ... More >>
Beginning bright and early Wednesday morning, 18-year-old football players far and wide will finalize in writing their plans on where they will ply their trade for the next three to five years, causing high blood pressure in adults three times their age coast to coast and dragging the fax machine in ... More >>
There's only one really bad thing about the anti-clotting pill Pradaxa. You can't fall or get cut while taking it because once you start bleeding, there's almost no way to stop it. There's no reversal agent, no antidote.
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The owner is eccentric and the tacos fabulous at this laid-back new spot.
Keep coming back for the latestThe overwhelming consensus on the 2011 NBA Draft is that it's, by and large, a pretty underwhelming group of players, and it may quite possibly be completely devoid of future All-Stars. So why am I so excited about tonight's festivities? Because of all the thin ... More >>
How Metro and its president Frank Wilson got so far off track.
Houston's Daniel Shea thinks Joseph Ratzinger has a lot to answer for if he'd talk.
The NCAA makes me chuckle sometimes. Forget about the laughable amount of time it takes them to investigate transgressions at schools where you may as well be investigating jaywalking outside Minute Maid Park on Texas Street after an Astros game. (For those of you who don't live in Houston, after ... More >>
Before I'm accused of size discrimination, a little source material: If you've spent even five second on the internets in the last two days, you're aware of the escalating hostilities between movie director/"person of size" Kevin Smith and Southwest Airlines. Smith, 39, originally purchased two ... More >>
Photo courtesy DynamoThe most exciting season in Major League Soccer history came to an end last Sunday. Every game in the final week had playoff implications on the line, whether it was teams fighting for higher seeds, or others simply trying to get into the dance.Now the playoff brackets are se ... More >>
How I turned some newspaper stories into a book which became a movie that caused those two guys to kiss
Band of Annuals Boondocks May 29, 2008 Better Than: An empty bottle, a broken heart and you still on my mind. Download: Bob Dylan is still a little stingy about letting people have his songs for free, so try this on for size. I knew it wasn't an accident I bought the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Ro ... More >>
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There's a lot of money to be made in adoptions. Jennalee Ryan moved to Texas to continue doing that.
Homeowners complain that Litton Loan is quicker to foreclose than it needs to be
Swift & Company pitted employee against employee when it replaced injured workers with illegal immigrants
No skeptics need apply to this get-rich-quick proposition
Houston's ticky-tack noise ordinance and NIMBY neighbors are killing the scene
Max Cavalera on Soulfly and making friends
Take the whole damn family out to see Harry and the Potters
Tim Burton is dead-on again in the darkly delightful Corpse Bride
Dizzee Rascal brings grime music -- the British answer to crunk -- to the Dirty South
When a veteran juvenile probation supervisor took a teenage former detainee as her live-in companion, you'd have thought authorities would be interested. They weren't.
Nelly Furtado refused to forget her roots or dress like a tramp. She won a Grammy anyway.
Prison's in the past. Joe Champion's chasing after alchemy again.
Stop wheezing and cheer up. A front group finds a bright spin on our brown air.
Bridging Lead Belly is a new release of recently discovered songs
The wasted life of Texas filmmaker Eagle Pennell
Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul.
A lack of lodging. Snarled transportation. Searing summer heat. No matter. Houston boosters say the Bayou City will be unbeatable in the bidding for the 2012 Olympics.
A new panel is suiting up to customize the city's sports future in private
Sherman Robertson left for success; now he's returning for a shot of the Houston blues
At home and (sort of) away, Radio 1320's Gonzalez and Rojas bring the basketball action to Houston's international audience