When I was compiling the Houston Bucket List in July and August, I found myself returning to places in my mind that no longer existed. Because so many of these were memories from my childhood it's no surprise that most of them were specifically for kids. It got me thinking we should remember these p ... More >>
An exceptional year brings new work and performances center stage.
In April 2012, the Houston Press's cover was adorned with a unicorn and the title "Fantasy Land." The story focused on a possible amusement park being built in New Caney and the financial funny business that surrounded the project. According to a report from CultureMap, the crazy project called Eart ... More >>
Texas law has always been a little loose -- and yes, in this phraseology "loose" is code for kind of slutty -- about environmental regulation, but now the state legislature has a few bills bouncing around during the 83rd legislative session that may make it looser than Lindsey Lohan after some booze ... More >>
Hey, kids, guess what? Oh, man, this is so freaking awesome, you are totally gonna die. So, many of you don't remember Astroworld. It was so cool. It was like Six Flags in Dallas, but cooler. And now I'm reading this story on CultureMap about a new theme park in Houston out on 45 near 1960. FINALLY, ... More >>
Weirdly, there's nothing about Tom's Burgers & Grill anywhere on the Dallas Observer's website. Perhaps that's because Tom's and its charming, chrome-covered diner are in Arlington -- a bit far outside the normal expanse of coverage for our sister paper -- but considering that we routinely cover spo ... More >>
Back in December 1998, when Eminem was just hitting MTV and rap radio, we remember people pronouncing his name as "Eee-mine-im," and not the candy-inflected way it actually was. We even made the mistake during our first viewing of "My Name Is" late at night on the video channel and calling a ... More >>
sorrellsenterprises.comDippinDots.This summer I'm heading back to the east coast. My "To Visit" list includes small-town diners, Civil War battlegrounds, and amusement parks. Knoebels Grove, Hershey Park, Six Flags: these were the beloved family vacation destinations of my youth. Even though ... More >>
Three months ago, the precocious Mary Sarah became the first under 16 Artist of the Week in the history of the world. She sat alone in the teen division of our stables. Today, she gets a labelmate. Kaitlyn Knippers is another talented singer/song writer/multi instrumentalist/world beater wh ... More >>
Texas hair and Texas nailsIf you have ladyparts and have ever had a mani/pedi, odds are pretty good you've been adorned with OPI nail polish, and probably even bought some to take home. OPI's built a strong reputation on not only its high-end but affordable and durable products, but also its ... More >>
• Talk about buzzkill. During All Time Low's Bamboozle Roadshow performance at Six Flags in Arlington last week, amusement park security pepper-sprayed a handful of preteens who rushed the stage in a surge of prepubescent hormonal musical bliss. The band gave the security an earful of Fuck You! a ... More >>
Holy crap, you guys! It's week six of Dancing With the Stars! I thought I'd be dead by now. Tom Bergeron's trademark breathless intro made it sound like the celebrities on this show have been at war or something instead of just wearing sequined shirts and soaking up some free press, but he di ... More >>
The 1969 Texas International Pop Festival
View Larger MapThe proposal to rename the stretch of Hillcroft that courses through the heart of Little Bombay is ginning up a surprising amount of aggro in the blogosphere. (Or is it a surprising amount of blogs in the aggrosphere -- sometimes it's hard to tell.)Under the headline "We'll give ... More >>
Photo by jon.punktLike any good pop-culture whore, I watch television too much. Well, maybe too much for you, but for me, just right. That doesn't mean there aren't some things on television I'd rather not see. For instance, commercials. I don't have Tivo (yes, I suffer, dear friends...I suffer), so ... More >>
Nothing like a bad book adaptation to turn kids on to the written word
Suchu Dances newest production is, um, conceptual
Most doctors say the Heimlich maneuver should not be used to save drowning victims. So why does UH professor John Hunsucker continue to teach it to lifeguards?
A student impersonator "attends" Rice University for a year
We have a Whatachat with the guys behind the fast-food rap video
Wesley Willis's ghost in the machine pays rock 'n' roll tribute to notorious Houstonians
Sugar Land spreads its legs
That next smash hit from Hollywood may be the work of Houston's own roach wrangler
Can the county's rehab plans save the Astrodome from demolition?
Water parks present their own special dangers
Or, how to become airborne when there's no magic click
As three people found out in one day, slide at your own risk
Riders may get more than they bargained for when they head to amusement parks this summer
Summer Hymns' summer hymns define the purdy South
A roving band of young men took to the streets of Montrose, committing more than 20 armed robberies in one week, police say. One guy was shot. No one was killed. A lot of people were terrified. Most times, the robbers' "loot" was a couple of bucks.
Dallas ran Howard Stern out of town. Could Houston be any more hospitable?
Yolanda Adams sings gospel to soothe the soul, and convert the heathen