• Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    7 Songs Produced By Birthday Dude Jerry Harrison

    If you know the name Jerry Harrison at all, it's most likely from his work as guitarist/keyboardist for Talking Heads. But he's had just as prolific a career as the owner of Sausalito Sound as he has had creating music with one of my favorite bands. After leaving Talking Heads and releasing a handf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Giacomo's, Mean Girls, and Houston's Fear of Change

    Not going anywhere: half-moon pasta filled with Swiss chard and goat cheese in a sage butter sauce.​I'll just come right out and say that Giacomo's Cibe e Vino is my favorite new restaurant of 2009. It's an ideal spot for a casual date night or low-key dinner with friends. The dining area is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: New Albums from Webb Wilder and Commander Cody

    Sometimes Lonesome, Onry and Mean flat dreads going out to the mailbox. Why? Because there's no telling what musical mediocrity or aural atrocity lies ticking like an Al-Qaeda dirty bomb inside those bubble-packs with faraway foreign addresses like Saginaw, Michigan or Sausalito, California. I ... More >>

  • Music

    August 21, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 10, 2007

    Opening Wolfgang’s Vault

    A few weeks ago, a friend who knows I think Bono can do no wrong – so sue me – sent me a link to a concert he and the boyos did at Boston’s Orpheum Theater in May 1983, in the thick of the War tour. It’s almost 90 minutes of fresh, mullety goodness, opening with the best song on Boy, “Out ... More >>

  • News

    April 8, 2004

    Married to the Job

    The parks director's hubby works for the firm that landed a job at a city park

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Back to the Futurist

    The guy who designed Cadillac Ranch wants to build a dolphin space station. Is it any wonder UH is divided over the return of Doug Michels?

  • News

    February 18, 1999
  • Dining

    August 27, 1998

    Don't Worry, Be Happy

    Our intrepid critic goes to the relaxed land of The Sundance Grill and gets some very good food

  • Music

    April 17, 1997

    Jazz Royalty

    George's last name may be Duke, but on the keyboards, he's a king

  • Film

    January 23, 1997

    Oedipus Wrecks

    Albert Brooks keeps asking, "Mother, may I?" The answer's a resounding... maybe.

  • Music

    June 6, 1996

    Happy Trails

    A cowboy's name hasn't kept bluesman Roy Rogers off his chosen range