Shirley Temple Black

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    The 10 Dirtiest Band Names We Could Find

    These days it doesn't matter much what you name your band, because Bandcamp doesn't have any silly content standards for you to worry about. That's nice for punk and metal, because those dudes love to name their bands after completely sick shit. And they wonder why they have a reputation for being d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Build-A-Bar: The Glories of Grenadine

    My wife is pregnant. It's our third time in the barrel, and as unexpected a ride as the prior two. We (think we) know what we're in for this time, though, so it should be smooth sailing. To help ensure pacific waters, I'm (mostly) teetotaling in sympathy with my wife for the next 40 weeks or so. Tha ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 29, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    I Love Micheladas and I'm Not Ashamed: The Top 5 Micheladas in Houston

    I was first introduced to the michelada one summer in Corpus Christi. I grew up on the bayfront, but I'd never learned to surf, so a few years back, I decided it was time. My first lesson had nothing to do with the board or the waves though. Instead, my instructor handed me a michelada and explained ... More >>

  • Film

    November 10, 2011

    Great Man Theories

    Clint Eastwood's inspired take on a giant of the 20th Century in J. Edgar.

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Top 5 Restaurant Freebies

    Photo by Brooke ViggianoCheesy shortbready cracker things, come to mama!​Sometimes, I find myself drawn to a restaurant not for what's on the menu, but for what is placed on the table in front of me before I even open the menu. You know what I'm talking about. It's sometimes even the best part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Endless Shrimp At Red Lobster - A Good or Bad Idea?

    Photo by djfpaagmanRed Lobster's shrimp swimming in their natural habitat: butter.​Recently, during a particularly rowdy Sunday Funday, a three-second flash across the screen of Red Lobster's famous Cheddar Bay Biscuits caught the attention of a few friends of mine. The Red Lobster commercial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    DEFCON Dining: Babysitting Edition

    Tour of Britain at the Black Lab. Note baby bottle.​Some of my most terrifying DEFCON Dining moments have been brought about by other people's children. They're like guerrilla warriors. You never know when one of them is going to pop out from the underbrush, tantrums flying like RPGs as you fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    My Five Favorite Virgin Cocktails

    mhaithacaShirley Temple. ​For the record, I am not pregnant. But a startling proportion of my friends are heading into their second and third trimesters this summer and therefore are unable to join me in multiple rounds of margaritas. Rather than drink alone, I have decided to explore the wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Television in the `70s & `80s: Long, Long Attention Span Theater

    YouTube goodness stumbled upon: The opening of a new campus for Alvin Community College. Note how much airtime is expended on this. Note the fashions. Note Dave Ward. Of course, it's not like you didn't have a choice back then. As this pitch for advertisers from Channel 67(Huh?) shows, you could w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    The Naughtier Side of Chocolate Milk

    adultchocolatemilk.comWaxing nostalgic is easier with booze. ​ Last week it was Whipped Lightning. This week dairy takes another devious turn with Adult Chocolate Milk, a new intoxicating version of the childhood staple from California-based Adult Bev Co., tempting us with slogans like, "Re-t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    13 Things You'll Never Hear At Anvil

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttTry ordering a real Manhattan at your Golden Tee Palace.​I found myself explaining to a friend last night that my entire philosophy and approach toward bars now that I've gotten older can be summed up by one question: Does it have a Golden Tee machine? If the answer ... More >>

  • Film

    July 16, 2009

    What It Feels Like for a Girl

    Pitch-perfect child performances root Treeless Mountain.

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008

    Tonight: The Melvins and Big Business at Warehouse Live

    True underground-rock royalty, the Melvins have been soundtracking lung-busting bong marathons for more than two decades. All Music Guide calls the trio's music "one massive, oozing pile of dark slime," but it's some pretty resilient, influential slime. Kurt Cobain's failed audition for the band led ... More >>

  • Music

    September 30, 2004
  • News

    July 15, 2004
  • Culture

    December 26, 2002

    Make Some Noise

    "Da Beat" goes on for Savion Glover and his friends

  • Culture

    August 10, 2000

    Elizabethan Drawl?

    Shakespeare's Wives doesn't cotton to the South

  • Calendar

    April 29, 1999

    Night & Day

    April 29 - May 5, 1999

  • Film

    March 25, 1999
  • Culture

    June 18, 1998

    Jailhouse Shock

    At the Alley, Not About Nightingales reveals Tennessee Williams's youthful outrage

  • Music

    October 2, 1997
  • Music

    July 25, 1996