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    November 17, 2014

    This Week In Food Events: It's Beaujolais Time

    Tuesday, November 18 Chocolate and Charity With The Houston Texans Cacao & Cardamom, the Galleria-area shop known for its luxurious exotic chocolates, is hosting an event benefiting the Chester Pitts Charitable Foundation. Players for the Houston Texans, as well former Houston Texans player and am ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014
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    December 11, 2013

    The Great Man Theory of History: Nelson Mandela Edition

    The collective media genuflection began the moment Nelson Mandela died. Everyone, it seemed, was in agreement: this was a great man, a giant of history, etc. etc. This is partly true, and partly media narrative. For example, South Africa is not, despite Mandela's efforts, in great shape: The scene ... More >>

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    October 2, 2013

    This Week in Food Blogs: Why Brunch Is a Must & a List of the Best Candy Bars

    Adventures in a New(ish) City: 99 cent mimosas at Sorrel Urban Bistro for brunch? Sign us up! Kim used to live in New York City, where, according to her, brunches are required components of weekend activities. Keeping up with this NYC tradition, she and a friend checked out the brunch at Sorrel duri ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    Houston's Eric Turner: The Object of Gawker's Abject Bitchiness

    Two days ago, Eric Turner was just an anonymous (yet incredibly ripped) personal trainer in Houston looking forward to marrying his boyfriend Morne Coetzer in South Africa, where Coetzer grew up. But on Thursday, Gawker got a hold of the couple's gofundme site, where they asked for $7,000 to cover T ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    It's National Wine Week; Celebrate With a Glass of Vino at These Events

    The 53rd Annual National Wine Week, sponsored by the Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, is celebrated from September 16 through September 20. Of course, because it's an SWRG event, it tends to take place exclusively at Smith & Wollensky restaurants across the country, but we don't really like the i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    WWE's Randy Orton Gets Nut Shotted By A Fan: Real Or Fake? (w/ VIDEO)

    Old school wrestlers from back in the territory days, before WWE swallowed up the wrestling universe piece by piece and became a billion dollar publicly held company, will tell stories about fans (mostly in small backwater towns, where the average IQ was slightly above that of a turnip) who would ge ... More >>

  • Film

    June 13, 2013

    To Actresses on the Brink of 40: Go Bad or Go Home

    Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?

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    June 11, 2013

    Recap: The Woodlands Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase

    There are food and wine events throughout the year, but none as big, or with as much at stake, as the Wine Rendezvous and Grand Tasting at Wine & Food Week in The Woodlands. This is no regular tasting event. Where other events may have winners, and the winners may take home trophies or bragging ri ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012
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    October 24, 2012

    Last Night: Rodriguez at House of Blues

    Rodriguez House of Blues (Bronze Peacock Room) October 23, 2012 Ouch. You have to wonder how Houston has managed to produce and nurture as many great songwriters as it has over the years, because it's amazing any of them could ever keep their guitars in tune. Tuesday night our city's pernicious hu ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 20, 2012

    Jane Alexander and the Dangers of Success

    Solo show at CAMH displays the artist's recent – and less powerful – work.

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    July 4, 2012

    Start the Revolution! 10 Songs About Historical Events

    If you ever look at music throughout time, along with a history book -- they kind of complement each other. Some of the greatest songs in rock, R&B and rap have chronicled history both social, major news events, sports, entertainment and political. In my opinion, many times, the song is about what ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    March 1, 2012
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    February 28, 2012

    iFest 2012 Heavy On Latin Rock, Funk, South Americans

    The Houston International Festival officially announced its 2012 lineup this morning. The music is heavy on Latin-flavored rock, reggae and funk, with Texas well-represented as always and an exceedingly rare Houston appearance by Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat giant Fela, and his group Egypt 80. Among ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    Support Staff: 10 Of Pop History's Greatest Backing Bands

    Being behind the scenes is what most musicians who don't write songs or sing expect of their lives once they start seriously playing. A career backing someone up can be extremely rewarding, particularly if you are part of a transcendent group of musicians that goes from simply backing up an artist i ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012
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    December 1, 2011

    World AIDS Day: Artists Who Have Contributed to the Cause

    ​Today is World AIDS Day. The theme this year is "Getting to Zero," focusing on zero AIDS related deaths. In hopes of achieving this goal, there has been many a celebrity to endorse AIDS awareness and various charities around the world. Quite a few musicians have used their celebrity status ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    30 Seconds With Civil Twilight's Richard Wouters

    ​Rocks Off sat down with drummer Richard Wouters of the somber, spectacular indie band Civil Twilight to find out what we could learn about the drummer in 30 seconds. Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Richard Wouters: "Happy Birthday to You"? I think they could have done bette ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Nelson Mandela Hospitalized; Five Great Speeches He's Given

    A leader unlike any other​Nelson Mandela is in the hospital with a collapsed lung. Doctors say that he is in no immediate danger, but then again he is 92 years old. He has stayed largely out of the public eye for years, of course, except for big events like the recent World Cup. His time is ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    October 28, 2010
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    October 28, 2010
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    October 15, 2010

    A Twist on Tailgating

    ​There's no denying that Texas stands out from the rest of the 50 states in size, shape and personality. We're an inherently proud and individualistic people. I often demonstrated this during a time when I worked with a group of people from more than 22 countries. In a simplistic way of catego ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    "Because We Are"

    The LGBT experience is seen through the eyes of several photographers

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    June 15, 2010

    Five Things In Sports More Annoying Than Those Vuvuzelas

    Photo by pempempie​Folks, it's time to shut up about those stupid African trumpets already: The constant drone of cheap and tuneless plastic horns is killing the atmosphere at the World Cup. Where are loud choruses of "Oooohhhs" from enthralled crowds when a shot scorches just wide of the go ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    World Cup 2010: These Teams Will Make It Out Of The Group Stage. Guaranteed

    Now THAT was a USA World Cup squad​The 2010 edition of the FIFA World Cup is finally here. Thirty-two teams made it to the big dance to see just who is the best in the world. Realistically though, only a handful of teams have a shot of winning the cup. It's all going to come down to matchups ... More >>

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    May 7, 2010

    Fake Nigerians Scamming Hispanics In Texas City

    Photos courtesy GCSODaniel Johnson, not a Nigerian with cash-flow problems​Almost exactly five years ago, we were minding our own business at the Downtown Transit Center light rail stop one evening. A suave and well-dressed middle-aged black man came up to us and introduced himself and spun an out ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    The 2010 New Play Reading Series: The Road to Home

    Take two aspirin, and call me after apartheid

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    January 22, 2010

    Wine of the Week - Budget-Friendly Wines

    ​Last December, Eating Our Words looked at two inexpensive but tasty wines. We decided it was time for a closer and more in-depth look at budget-friendly options. Just because we are still paying off credit card bills from the holidays doesn't mean we want to give up all our fun. Here are some ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    Loon Star State: Gunsmoke On The Border, Pigeons Dropping In Nacogdoches, And More

    ​Loon Star State: Texas Small-Town Crime Round UpThe crime dates only from 1986, but the motive could be from 1886...Authorities in Rio Grande City recently arrested 53-year-old Juan Francisco Martinez for the Easter Sunday 1986 murder of Margarito Alaniz Jr. Police say that Martinez and Alaniz we ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009


    Coming now to a theater near you, the Metropolitan Opera’s latest production

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    September 17, 2009

    Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series: Joseph O'Neill and Marilynne Robinson

    Two acclaimed authors stop in Houston to read for Inprint Series

  • Dining

    June 18, 2009

    Hello, Liver

    Peli-Peli prepares their liver with an expert touch.

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    May 14, 2009


    One South African's dream of a restaurant comes true.

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    March 5, 2009

    Trainsmash and Bobotie at Out of Africa

    At this Sugar Land South African restaurant, you'll find a lot of delicious dishes you've never heard of before.

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    February 23, 2009

    Trainsmash Burger at Out of Africa

    Trainsmash is a South African tomato and onion sauce--a trainsmash burger comes slathered in the stuff. This one also had lettuce, fresh tomato and mayonnaise. I liked the condiments alright, it was the burger patty that was the problem. Out of Africa, the South African restaurant at Sugar Creek and ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009

    Digitalia: You Ain't No Picasso

    Not many people can appreciate the subtle brilliance of Kermit T. Frog's "The Rainbow Connection." Yes, that song from The Muppet Movie. Nor are there many outlets for people willing to listen to anyone who dares to cover Tone-Loc's "Wild Thing." But that's just some of the fun you'll find over on Y ... More >>

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    December 17, 2008

    Sonidos y Mas: Various Artists, "The Price of Silence"

    Sixty years ago this week in Paris, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The original text was a collaborative effort from representatives from many nations including the United States (Eleanor Roosevelt was part of the team), written as a way to repudiate the atroci ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    The Whole Wide World: Chopteeth's Afro-Funk Big Band

    Chopteeth live at Washington D.C.'s Black Cat Photo by C.L. Kunst Chopteeth Afro-Funk Big Band (Grigri Discs) People deal with grief in various ways - some go out and get drunk,while others might take a trip in order to "clear the air" while attempting to deal with the pain. Quit ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008
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    October 18, 2008

    Your Curry Home Companions

    Here are some ideas if you're thinking about taking a break from America's favorite condiment, ketchup. First up is....ketchup. But with a difference. I came across All Gold at Leibman's. It's from South Africa, uses cane sugar as the sweetener instead of high fructose corn syrup, doesn’t have a ... More >>

  • Film

    October 26, 2006

    History Lessons

    The story of an '80s anti-apartheid activist carries overtones of the present

  • Dining

    June 1, 2006

    Strange Name, Fine Dish

    Leibman's Wine & Fine Foods

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    January 9, 2003

    Hangover W(h)ine

    La Carafe's Wine Spritzer

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    March 2, 2000

    Eenie, Meenie, Minie...

    With a menu boasting so many treats, decision-making can be difficult at Leibman's

  • Music

    September 3, 1998

    Catching Up with Gil

    A new series of reissues reaffirms the genius of rap's granddaddy

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    April 14, 1994

    The Horn of Africa

    Trumpeter Hugh Masekela hears the beat of the music in the world

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