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  • Film

    November 15, 2012

    Death of Cinema

    A short history of an art form's long passing.

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Eater National's Talia Baiocchi Joins Wine Spectator Team

    UPDATE AND CLARIFICATION: We received word from Talia Baiocchi that this post has caused some confusion. She is not leaving her position as wine editor at Eater National. She is picking up a weekly column for the Wine Spectator in addition to her current job with Eater. New York-based, twenty-some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    ​Joe Dressner Tributes: There was a disturbance in the Force over the weekend when news broke, early Sunday morning, that iconoclast importer of "real" wines Joe Dressner (right) had succumbed to brain cancer at age 60. Dressner was "an importer whose advocacy of Old World wines made without c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Jesse Brown, 20, Bayou Body Count No. 59: Wild Downtown Shoot-Out

    Wild West in Midtown​A man who tried to smuggle guns on a Greyhound bus and then engaged in a wild downtown shootout with police apparently killed himself after being injured, Houston police say. The exchange of shots and SWAT team reaction to the man barricading himself in a parking garage l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Craig Biggio, Steroid User?

    Wait, Craig Biggio did what?​Craig Biggio used steroids. Yes, you read that right. Craig Biggio used steroids. At least that's the latest allegation to come from Jeff Pearlman, the man who says Jeff Bagwell used steroids but refused to offer up any evidence of Bagwell using steroids. Of co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Richard Lee: Former Houstonian Leading California's Legal-Weed Battle

    Houstonian showing Californians the way​Californians, those wacky folks, will be voting in November on a referendum to legalize recreational marijuana.Not medical marijuana, recreational marijuana.And they've got a Houstonian -- and his 80-year-old mother, who still lives here -- to thank.Richard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    "McContent" Coming To Your Houston Chronicle

    Fast and not-so-juicy​Demand Media is a company that churns out reams of copy for which freelancers get paid very little; content is geared toward generating search-engine hits. Reporters sometimes call what it does "McContent" because it's high-volume, quickly done work by low-paid employees.And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Paul Thorn Loves "Pimps And Preachers" Alike

    ​Like a lot of folks, we're sure, Rocks Off is chomping at the bit to get our ears around the remastered and expanded version of the Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street, due in stores Tuesday. Rocks Off has done a lot of things while Exile was blasting out of a jukebox, radio, our iPod's earbuds, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Richard Justice, Jeff Bagwell, Jose Canseco & Steroids

    Richard Justice is up on his high-horse again, this time in defense of himself, his colleagues, and Jeff Bagwell. The subject, surprisingly, is steroids. And Justice is pissed that there are people out there who happen to believe that he might have known what was going on during the late-`80s, `90s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Here's A Plan: Fewer People, More Work At The Chronicle

    The Houston Chronicle is having problems, like most big-city dailies, but it might get a whole lot worse. One of the latest rumors sweeping the San Francisco Chronicle would have the deskies in Houston handling headline writing, copy editing and layout for their ailing sister paper by The Bay. The o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Hearst Breaks Out The Ax In San Antonio; Houston On Deck

    Photo by WhisperToMeYesterday we noted that Hearst, the private company that owns the Houston Chronicle, was threatening to shut down the San Francisco Chronicle if union concessions weren't forthcoming.Today brings word of major cuts at another Hearst paper, the San Antonio Express, and ominous rum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Good Lord, The Chronicle's Owner Is On A Paper-Killing Rampage

    Photo by shashiBellamkondaHere's some shocking news, if you're a journalist -- the Hearst Corporation, owners of the Houston Chronicle, are threatening to shut down the San Francisco Chronicle.Sure, it sounds like posing in relation to upcoming union negotiations, but who knows these days? The priva ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    "100 Days Of Change" Coming To The Houston Chronicle

    Hearst is the privately owned company that owns a ton of magazines, TV stations and newspapers, including our very own Houston Chronicle.The longtime head of Hearst's newspaper division recently retired; the guy who replaced him has sent out a long memo to employees full of doom and gloom and re-inv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2008
  • Music

    January 31, 2008
  • Film

    March 1, 2007

    Killer Instinct

    David Fincher's Type-A approach to filmmaking pays off

  • Film

    December 14, 2006

    Rich Man, Poor Man

    Rags-to-riches flick declares: Money does indeed buy happi(y)ness

  • Music

    March 17, 2005

    Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza

    Here are a bunch of hilarious misheard lyrics. Now send us more.

  • Music

    September 23, 2004

    A Thin Line...

    Introducing the most hated men in rock (besides Sting)

  • Music

    July 8, 2004

    Cruel Summer

    Are we hearing the death rattle of the sheds?

  • News

    July 8, 2004

    Center of Gravity?

    Tal's Hill at Minute Maid takes on an uprising

  • Calendar

    January 23, 2003

    Gay Men's Chorus of Houston

    Saturday, January 25

  • News

    October 10, 2002

    Honey, I Implicated the Kids!

    Location will be a trying problem for Fastow's legal team

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Summer Games

    Everyone's a front-runner in the race to land the Olympics

  • Music

    December 20, 2001

    Bah, Humbug!

    The glut of holiday CDs kills the Christmas spirit

  • Dining

    August 17, 2000

    Swimming in Pasta

    New Italian eateries spring up

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Trial Story

    The Hearst Corporation

  • News

    April 20, 2000
  • News

    July 1, 1999
  • News

    June 24, 1999
  • News

    May 20, 1999

    School Outings

    Forcing all the retarded from institutions may not be in anyone's best interests

  • Calendar

    February 29, 1996
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    May 18, 1995
  • News

    December 1, 1994