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    July 21, 2014

    Fantasy Crime League Update: St. Louis Rams LB Arrested With Former Houston Rocket

    It's crunch time now, the time where the true greats show why we revere them so. Yes, the NFL offseason is merely days away from ending, and while this year's police blotter has been more sparse than usual in terms of overall crime, the race to the finish is highly compelling. It's almost like we a ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    LeBron's Choice Opens Rockets to Snag Chris Bosh

    It was a rough break-up for LeBron James and Cleveland. That acrid stench of burning jerseys and the screams of angry fans were traumatic enough to keep the Miami Heat star up at night thinking about his home team, the Cavaliers. Now, he's kicking South Beach to the curb for Cleveland, according ... More >>

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    June 27, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Pride Festival, Whiskey Myers, John Egan, etc.

    Shoulders Continental Club, June 27 Shoulders are a thinking man's party band, mostly because "thinking" is an excellent word to rhyme with "drinking." Long before Gogol Bordello, the Tom Waits-besotted rockers all but had the gypsy-alternative market cornered back in the early '90s, when albums li ... More >>

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    June 3, 2014

    2014 Summer Preview: What Will Sustain Us as a Sports Nation?

    The dirty little semi-secret in sports talk radio is that there are many hosts out there who dread the months of June, July, and the first part of August. Yes, the same time of year to which the rest of the free world counts down like a prisoner approaching their parole date, many in my business ab ... More >>

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    December 23, 2013

    Tis' The Season To Be Blotto (Not Bloated) With This Toasted White Cranberry Cocktail

    I believe the holidays are the time to indulge, to throw off the straitjacket of nutritional paranoia, and give yourself a break from eating quinoa, goji berries, and kale. Christmas comes but once a year, and if you take decent care of yourself the other 11 months, it's okay to take a break from co ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013

    Fitness and Fatness: New Research Unveils a Surprising Link

    Almost needless to say, we are a body-conscious nation. Diet and nutritional fads (Atkins, South Beach, pomegranate, organic produce, the Fireman's Diet, the Caveman Diet, the list could go on ad nauseam) attract our attention and our wallets. Part of this obsession with weight and body image is a t ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013

    Unleashing Houston's Pride: Events

    Looking for where you can unleash your pride this year? Look no further; the Houston Press has got your complete guide to the wheres and whats of Houston Pride Week.

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    May 10, 2013

    Filomena Tobias: Middle Finger-Flipping Miami Heat Fan's 15 Minutes of Fame Has Begun

    While the viral celebrities of the Internet age are, in our minds, all part of the same dysfunctional family (Ladies and gentlemen, the VIRAL Family! Tay, Chris, Antoine, Charles, and Zombie Kid! Ready for action!) , the fact of the matter is that none of them actually know each other and none of th ... More >>

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    February 1, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Dance Clubs

    10. CLUB TROPICANA If the word alone makes you thirsty, you can quench that parched palate at Tropicana every weekend. Now's your chance to try out those dance moves you learned in Zumba class, or coax your quiet friend into shaking her "bum bum." Tropicana is known for its great Latin music, and Sa ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    What Has Happened to Washington Avenue?

    To be perfectly honest, I never much cared for Washington Avenue. Then again, I don't have anything resembling what you might call a South Beach personality. I tend to shun velvet ropes and collared shirts after hours, and I definitely prefer either a band be onstage or to hang out somewhere you don ... More >>

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    December 25, 2012

    NBA Season Jump Starts with Spate of Christmas Day Games Including the Rockets

    In 2011, Christmas Day was the literal start to the NBA season thanks to a lockout that kept the season from starting for nearly two full months. Most every other year, the season starts in October, but for the casual fan, it doesn't really get going until Christmas Day. With the NFL taking the day ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    Meet the 2012 HPMA Showcase Nominees: Tianna Hall

    Rocks Off reached out to the artists playing this year's Houston Press Music Awards showcase Sunday, August 5, and asked them to introduce themselves. Here's what they sent back. Catch up with the other showcase nominees and see the rest of our HPMA coverage Rocks Off: When and where was your firs ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Joe "King" Carrasco, Praia Urbana, Etc.

    One of the buzziest bands in Houston's brimming folk-rock/ scene, The Wheel Workers, celebrate the release of their latest vinyl single, "Right Way to Go," tonight at Fitzgerald's with Alkari, Sunward and Boy Kite. Get some bass, more bass, and then still more bass at the dubstep part ... More >>

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    June 22, 2012

    Pride Weekend Special! Matty Harr of South Beach: Dancer, Drink-slinger, Martini-lover, Mosquito-hater

    See the Houston Press Pride Guide. This week, in anticipation of the festivities taking place for Pride Houston, I paid my first visit to a Montrose staple for more than a decade, South Beach. The club is known for its outrageous, dance-all-night parties and they'll use any excuse to party. From CD ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012

    Tales From Aisle 14: Grocery Shopping for the Non-Cook

    I spent six years living in New York City, eating every meal except breakfast Cheerios out and about on the wide streets of Manhattan. During that time, cooking seemed like a quaint idea in the face of all of New York's world-renowned, and hole-in-the-wall, eateries. Cooking. Cute, but unrealistic. ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    Hammered Miami Heat Fan Strips To Bra & Panties To Celebrate A Win (VIDEO Analysis)

    I realize that, unless you're a member of LeBron James' or Dwyane Wade's immediate family, it's awfully tough to find a reason to root for the Miami Heat. While they're not the lightning rod for vitriol that they were coming off of LeBron's "Decision" in the summer of 2010, the Heat are still quit ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    Specialty Rolls and Customer Service Make The Blue Fish a Solid Washington Ave. Destination

    See more photos of The Blue Fish in our slideshow. Despite the popularity of sushi, many of us still cringe at the idea of eating raw fish. I remember the first time I tried it, during my early twenties. No amount of coaxing, reassurance, or gentle prodding could get me to taste it until my colleag ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Stay Outside The Loop, Noise-Ordinance Lovers

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    NBA Draft Rewind -- 1986, The Worst Draft Ever

    Plus the shorts sucked​As much as those who construct teams in sports would like to think that they have a formula and a blueprint that they can go execute with any team in any market and be successful, the fact of the matter is that even for the best personnel men in the best-run organization ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Twilight vs. Harry Potter And 9 Other Geek Throwdowns

    Still the only crossover I'd pay to see.​Anyone watch the MTV Movie Awards? Anyone? I didn't think so, mostly because I suspect the majority of Hair Balls/Art Attack readers are over the age of 12. And while I have no intention of revisiting the whole "'Music?"Television line of jokes, I did ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    The Mayor of Montrose

    Charles Armstrong, owner of four gay clubs and benefactor to feral cats, is the most powerful man in his neighborhood.

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    January 13, 2011

    The Girls Gone Wild Bus: Where It Should Go In Houston

    Photo by Marc BrubakerWe have better suggestions for Houston spots for this bus to visit​When the Girls Gone Wild tour bus is spotted around town, as our own Katharine Shilcutt nodded to on Twitter, people are wont to talk. Speculation begins to pop up, and the town starts abuzz - where is it, ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Healthy Eating Is a Snap (Forgive the Pun) at Snap Kitchen

    ​Snap Kitchen (3600 Richmond, 713-526-5700) was my first experience with the fast-healthy concept that's mushroomed in Houston lately, which is predicated on the [not uncorrect] idea that most people do want to eat healthier these days, but don't have the time or skill level necessary to make ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    LeBron James -- Society Hates You, I Love Society

    LeBron: The power is waning​Mankind, I have to say that I was just about to give up on you. I'm a very patient person, but with every kid running around in a Ben Roethlisberger jersey or every nimrod that decides to turn right on Hamilton at the Texas Street intersection next to Minute Maid Park ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    "Fashionable Felon"? You Call This Fashionable, FBI?

    Photo courtesy FBITerrible lighting, awful pose -- this is a fashion shoot?​The FBI has put out an alert for someone it's calling "The Fashionable Felon," a woman who robbed a Wachovia Bank branch on the northwest side yesterday afternoon.We realize the FBI was not created to be an arbiter of fash ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    Game Time: Inside The Mind Of The Houston Texans Fan

    ​Pretty much every social instinct I employ comes from George Costanza of Seinfeld fame.  (... and yes, the fact that it's been 11-plus years since the Seinfeld finale means I officially have to remind people who George Costanza was.)*"Whatever your instincts tell you to do, do the opposite." ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    As If Getting Stomped By Kansas State Wasn't Bad Enough

    Oh, Aggies. You lost to Kansas State 62-14. What could be more embarrassing?Maybe the Internet blowing up with this video of four yell leaders on their way to the game, doing -- with no observable irony -- what seems to be their best impression of frolicking as the drugs kick in on the dance floo ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    Houston Music Fight Club: Chris Wise vs. Cody Swann, Chris Ryan vs. Frank Beard, Washington Avenue vs. Westheimer

    ​So this past week, Houston Music Fight Club began getting solicitations from various local musicians to be matched against other strummers and pickers around town in their cage matches. Rocks Off looks around. We see a lot of new faces. This means a lot of you have (happily for us) been breaking ... More >>

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    August 17, 2009

    Kemah Still Being Pretty Damn Casual About Its Future

    Photo by Daniel Kramer​Kemah is at a crossroads where some residents want to keep the city an eclectic, fishing-village-type place, and others want to turn the town into a mini South Beach, with high-rise condos lined up along the shore. That's what Robin Collins, a city councilwoman, told us at t ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    Health Department Roundup: Hyperlink Edition

    This week's hall of health-code-violating shame includes restaurants previously reviewed, mentioned, discussed or otherwise examined in the Houston Press. Back in September 2004, Press food critic Robb Walsh said to forget about the then-ubiquitous South Beach bitch of a diet and eat up at The Sac ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    Things to Do This Weekend If You're (Almost) Broke: "Thriller" at Midnight at Numbers, Free Tickets and More

    What's the best thing about going to see live music? Frickin' air conditioning, because even the dingiest dive will be pumping out some sort cooled air to calm down all you crybabies who forgot sometime after Ms. Pelz's tenth-grade IPC class that we live in a humid-as-shit subtropical climate ne ... More >>

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    April 13, 2009

    One Wild Night Out For The Easter Bunny

    We hope the Easter Bunny made it out to leave treats for your kids Sunday.Because his weekend was pretty hectic. Club-hopping through Montrose and Midtown, hitting JR's, South Beach, Escobar and Rich's can wear a rabbit out.Click here and here and here and here for the photos of one wild night.

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    January 18, 2008

    Drenched in Blog Extra: Tony-B Machine 4 EVR

    Say goodbye to hygiene, regular sexual relations and sunlight. This thing will make your days and nights all that more trashy and dancey. I dare you to not shake your ass. This will make any cubicle feel like a sweaty club in South Beach. – Craig Hlavaty

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    January 10, 2008

    Mediterranean Harvest

    Martha Rose Shulman shares recipes from the cross-section of Europe, Asia and Africa

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    October 18, 2007


    Paul Bright offers gays a break from typical topics

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    June 1, 2007

    Two Gay Guys Kicked Out of a Cab in Downtown

    As you might've guessed, this is not the cab in question. A few weekends back, a fellow (whom we’ll call Scott) left South Beach with two buddies at 2:30 a.m. and got into a Yellow Cab, headed for home. What happened after that is subject to debate, although both sides agree two of the three d ... More >>

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    March 24, 2005

    Righteous Party

    Get some Easter Salvation at the Jungle 13 weekend

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    March 10, 2005
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    November 25, 2004

    Puke Fest '04!

    Houston revelers spill their guts to The Nightfly

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    September 23, 2004
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    December 25, 2003

    Want Fries with That?

    It's not ice cream that's getting whipped into a froth at "Milkshake"

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    August 14, 2003

    Hushing Up

    What's all the fuss about Hush?

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    April 10, 2003
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    November 1, 2001

    Ballads Nuevo

    Corridos get updated with drugs and guns

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    October 18, 2001

    I Want My M(ontrose) TV!

    Video killed the radio bars, at least in Montrose

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    July 5, 2001

    Wet Nighthawks Cry Foul

    They're deluge-ional, say accused Fitz's and South Beach proprietors

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