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Sears Holding Corporation

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    'The Homosexual Playground of the South' (Part 3)

    Part three in a series for Houston Pride Week. The trials, tribulations, and awakenings during the war against fascism led to a spate of coming-out items in the immediate postwar years. In 1944, poet Robert Duncan published The Homosexual in Society, the earliest attempt to formulate a gay rights a ... More >>

  • Film

    February 27, 2014

    Who Killed the Romantic Comedy?

    Rom-coms used to be a cash cow — and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Do's and Don'ts For Rock Baby Rock It's Lucky No. 13

    It's time again to shine up the saddle shoes and hose down the hot rods for Rock Baby Rock It's lucky No. 13, brought to you by Houston's own hound dog Edgar "Big E" Salazar. Party like it's 1955 where The Continental Club will boast enough pomade to grease down the dance floor for a three-night ex ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 23, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Saturday Night: Southern Culture on the Skids at the Continental Club

    Southern Culture on the Skids Continental Club March 30, 2013 There was a time when there was no more electrifying experience to be had than taking in a Southern Culture on the Skids show. Anything could happen, from flying chicken bones to booty-shakin' the night away, and it usually did. Happily ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Tyler Gleason: The Messianic Facebook Manifesto of the Man Who Allegedly Left His Baby in the Sun on FM 1960

    Along with his wife Tonya Gleason, Houstonian homeless advocate Tyler Gleason was arrested yesterday and charged with child endagerment. Harris County Sheriff's deputies say that the couple left their five-month-old son in a car-seat in the median of FM 1960 near Kuykendahl while they solicited fu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    January 23, 2012

    City Settles Red-Light Camera Dispute for $4.78 Million

    Well, well, well, the City of Houston announced over the weekend that our long, horrible nightmare is over ding dong the wicked witch is dead they have settled their lawsuit with American Traffic Solutions to rid us of the scourge red-light traffic cameras FOREVER once and for all. Setting aside f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Last Minute Shopping: The 10 Best Online Retailers (Not Named Amazon.com)

    ​For a decade now, online retailers have increasingly grown their sales to the point they now rival traditional brick and mortar establishments. Let's face it, it's just easier to shop online if you have a computer, an internet connection and a desire to avoid crowds. You can sit there with a ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011
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    June 23, 2011
  • Culture

    March 10, 2011

    Fine Fellows

    This year's Core Exhibition brings good and not-so-good work.

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    iPad 2: The 1971 Version

    In case you hadn't heard, the iPad 2 comes out very, very soon. Geeks are already lining up. We hate to pour cold water on such a momentous event, but frankly, what's the big deal about an iPad 2? As these five examples from a 1971 Sears catalog show, it's all been done before. 5. Watch movies!! Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Ten Charmingly Strange Old Postcards from Galveston, Beaumont and Baytown

    Last month we shared with you ten charmingly strange old postcards from Houston. Now it's time to give equal love to the places that surround Houston. As always, Card Cow is the place to go for your vintage-postcard needs. 10. Beaumont: Plenty of Parking! The Beaumont Village Shopping Center featu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Is It Called Stuffing or Dressing?

    oldsweetsong.com​It starts earlier every year. Halloween is on Sunday, but major retailers like Sears and Target are attempting unprecedented "Black Friday" sales today, almost a month in advance. Yesterday I even caught a commercial for stuffing. Well, it was actually for Swanson's Chicken br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    River Oaks' Teflon Man Sues Wife Despite His Heroic Cancer Battle

    Return of the Teflon Man​Last we heard from Gary Ross, the Teflon Man of River Oaks, he had e-mailed one of his lawyers about how he had colon cancer and was at death's door.But apparently Ross never lost the will to fight since that September 2009 e-mail: Last month, Ross sued his wife -- or at l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Dead Prez Taps "Richmond Revolutionary" Lee-Coc To Open

    Photos by Kris SearsM1 of Dead Prez at the Houston Palestine Film Festival​ Lee-Coc at the HPFF​The Houston Palestine Film Festival (HPFF), which features a wide range of films that highlight the unique strength and struggle of the Palestinian people featured the legendary M1 from Dead Prez on S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Where Are We (Anachronistically) Peeing?

    Craig Hlavaty​ Oh, look at us with our fancy old-timey bicycles on the wall! You would think a bar that looks like a 19th-century funeral home would at least make the restrooms look all old-school as well. We wouldn't mind pissing in an outhouse out back, or using a page from a vintage Sears & ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 21, 2010

    Tuna Does Vegas

    Gomorrah was never so wickedly funny

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Houston 101: The Lesbian Bar That Shut Up HPD

    ​The 1960s weren't a very pleasant time to be gay or lesbian for most people, but especially in Houston. Somehow the Bayou City wasn't as accepting of alternative lifestyles as it is today (and we're not saying it's Nirvana today.)Police raids of gay bars were common. Common but bizarre, in the ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Aftermath: Lil Wayne at The Woodlands, Cussing Up a Storm and Selling Everything That Wasn't Nailed Down

    Photos by Marco Torres​ Show of hands if any of you have ever been wrangled into a time-share scheme. Wherein you have to sit and listen to a talking head decked out in Sears' finest grind down your gears with a two-hour seminar on some delightful ocean-front property. Now, add in blaring hip-hop ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 6, 2009

    Tuna Does Vegas

    Sodomites Beware: Vera and her pals are on the road to Sin City

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Turning the Screw: J-Dawg, DMX, Birdman/Weezy, Kelis/Nas, Weezy/Obama, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Geto Boys and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: J-Dawg, "Never" Wire To Wire Did you know that it costs $240,000 to impersonate an FBI agent? DMX does. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Don't Work -- It's Cyber Monday!

    Thought the holiday uber-shopping craze was limited to Black Friday? Welcome to Cyber Monday.Admittedly, the day was first a gimmick by Shop.org (they coined the term back in 2005), but over the years, more and more stores have jumped on board and as many as 82% of online retailers are offering spec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2008

    Your New Eco-Friendly Water Transportation Device

    The recent article on water in Houston prompted me to tell you about some choices you have if you're ready to kick the plastic-bottle habit and help reduce landfill. I bought an entry level distiller at Sears as I don't really like the taste of Houston water. The distiller does an excellent job o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008
  • Culture

    August 16, 2007

    Stage Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    August 9, 2007

    Stage Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2007

    The Shepherd Stroll

    Although I was more or less familiar with every stretch of Shepherd Drive, I didn't know its headwaters up by I-45 and Veterans Memorial very well at all. I had a vague idea that there were a bunch of junkyards up there — but the farthest north I tend to venture up in that direction is the Sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2006

    The Sole Man Wants You

    Lomax walks the line. Will you? (C'mon, the weather's nice.) In the aftermath of my "Sole of Houston" article, in which yours truly and Geoffrey "Uncle Tick" Mueller walked the entire length of Westheimer, I've received some interesting mail. None more so than this, which was sent to our home add ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 24, 2006

    Blanket Statements

    The women of Gee's Bend deliver again

  • News

    June 9, 2005
  • Music

    September 16, 2004

    Mystery Bopping

    Racket searches for the hoppingest grocery store in town

  • News

    April 15, 2004

    Sexual Dealing

    A blood-curdling tale of sex slavery falls apart

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2004

    Drop Everything

    "Funk Jazz Fridays" get rolling at Cafe Brasil

  • Culture

    December 18, 2003

    A Fan's Notes

    Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003

  • Calendar

    December 4, 2003

    My Life in Oils

    David McGee gives good autobiography at DiverseWorks

  • Culture

    October 24, 2002

    Bee Gee's

    An MFAH exhibit captures quilting heritage and quality that is sew fine

  • News

    October 4, 2001

    Sound the Retreat!

    When the going gets hot, federal prosecutors head south

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Bus Stop

    Outside Sears

  • Film

    July 27, 2000

    Look Who's Losin' It

    Amy Heckerling is clueless with her latest teen flick

  • Calendar

    July 2, 1998

    Night & Day

    July 2 - 8, 1998

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    April 9, 1998
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    January 9, 1997
  • News

    January 9, 1997

    Dealer of the Art

    In his 14 years as Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Peter Marzio has increased the MFA's endowment tenfold, tripled MFA Membership and gotten it started on a huge new home. He hasn't done badly for himself, either.

  • Calendar

    July 18, 1996
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    December 29, 1994

    The Year of Living Anxiously

    Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?

  • Culture

    December 8, 1994

    Playing the Season

    Houston's theaters welcome Christmas with an array of dramatic gifts

  • News

    December 9, 1993

    Arming Peggy MacGregor

    Why is this winsome public sculpture, created by Mount Rushmore's sculptor, languishing in disrepair? And where is her arm?

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