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  • Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    Old-School Rap Lowers "The Boom" On Radio Beyonce

    As predicted, Houston's all-Beyonce FM radio station that debuted last week proved short-lived. As of a few minutes ago, KROI-FM or "B92," which debuted last Wednesday in the wake of surprise layoffs at the now-former News 92.1 FM, has changed its format to classic hip-hop and rebranded itself "The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Does Jason Collins "Circus" Foreshadow Anything For Michael Sam?

    We are smack dab in the middle of the draft season, where NFL head coaches, general managers and scouts traverse the nation to various Pro Days at colleges all over the map to a) see if what they witnessed at the Scouting Combine was real and/or b) fill in whatever blanks remain post-Combine. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    Bear on Wine: We've been having a blast following Texas wine legend Bear Dalton's new blog, Bear on Wine. This week he weighs in with some of his insights into cork damage with a post entitled (caps his) MURDER, HE TASTED or 'Death in the Desert'. We don't want to spoil the grand finale of this fi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Odd Pair: Wine Pairings for Fast Food (Part I)

    Photo by Jeremy ParzenBacon cheeseburger and fries at Whataburger.​"Sonic, a drive-in chain a based in Oklahoma City," reported The New York Times this week, "added beer and wine to the menu in its new Homestead, Fla., location in July. The addition was based on nearby restaurants' menus, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Chamillionaire, Kid Cudi & Jay-Z, Mike Epps, The Kanye, T.I., Chris Brown, DJ AM, Slim Thug, etc.

    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 Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: Chamillionaire, "Good Morning" Wire To Wire Despite what you initially want to think about Cham's new s ... More >>

  • News

    May 7, 2009
  • News

    April 23, 2009

    Wild Rides

    Between serious safety and environmental concerns, the Toyota Prius isn't the angel that everyone thinks it is.

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Beyonce and Luke the Drifter

    Because her public appearances are stage-managed to the hilt, and otherwise she generally stays out of trouble (or out of sight altogether), Beyonce is of constant interest but limited use to gotcha!-media outlets like TMZ. "It's hard to imagine Beyonce scratching an itch without undergoing a little ... More >>

  • News

    October 30, 2008

    A Mainstream Mormon's Test of Faith

    Seven months have passed since the polygamist raid in Eldorado, but the effects linger

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2007

    Shucks. We Were Planning on Having Burnt Pork Roast for Dinner.

    Houston might be dropping in the fat city rankings, but the folks at can't stop talking about our cuisine. First, there was the write-up on wholesaler Sysco. Now they've got an item on our latest delicacy: human flesh. As you've probably heard by now, a local man has been charged with kil ... More >>

  • Film

    December 22, 2005

    The Reel Truth

    Hollywood claims the sky is falling. To which we say Puh-lease.

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Jada Rocks

    Mrs. Fresh Prince brings her "spiritual hardcore" to the Scout Bar. Deal with that.

  • Calendar

    March 31, 2005

    Mekas Proud

    Deborah Colton Gallery and Aurora Picture Show pay tribute to an indie film legend

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    The Blog Age

    Matt Mullenweg helps usher in the real information revolution, one Web log at a time

  • News

    August 12, 2004

    Moovin' On Up

    Does DQ's new drink ring some racist bells?

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    War Is Not Hell

    The Chron's embedded reporter is far from the action

  • News

    April 6, 2000
  • Calendar

    October 29, 1998

    Night & Day

    October 29 - November 4, 1998