2014's NBA free agency class is technically as star studded as any in league history. I say "technically" only because there's a strong belief that the stars at the top of the list are, by and large, virtual locks to return to their incumbent teams. But for now, technically the likes of LeBron Jame ... More >>
So LeBron James is unofficially officially going to be a free agent come July 1, according to his agent, Rich Paul. If history is any indicator, this means that LeBron is ready to embark on a series of sales pitches, looking to be wowed, trying to find the next place to continue to build his resume ... More >>
By the time you read this, provided that he hasn't been abducted by aliens or that he isn't using Elvis Dumervil's fax machine, Carmelo Anthony has provided the New York Knicks with the requisite notice that he will opt out of the final year of his deal, pushing aside $23.3 million to evaluate his o ... More >>
Pearl Bar runs up a hefty tab with the comptroller's office as once-hot Washington Avenue sings the blues.
Bead throwing, laser light shows, live music and massive parades. The second weekend of Mardi Gras! Galveston will kick off this Friday, February 17, with more entertainment than ever before. Not only is it the largest celebration of its kind in Texas, but it is also the third-largest in the nati ... More >>
Neither the best nor the worst, the Rockets remain stuck in professional basketball's great midsection.
The Texans start operating like a bona fide NFL team.
Photo by Matthew DresdenDomenica Catelli, outside her family's eponymous restaurant in Geyserville, CAThis week on a very special Chef Chat: the California wine country edition! Domenica Catelli might be the most prolific chef you've never heard of, with a hand in nearly every aspect of the ... More >>
Snipes would play LeBron, but he's done his own disappearing act"He struggled. Point blank, period. He struggled out there. ... I want to see him aggressive again. He can turn it up, his aggression, a notch." -- Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh, talking about his teammate LeBron James after Tue ... More >>
Deep in the heart of Montrose, gossip flows as freely as the liquor. Throw club owner Charles Armstrong's name into the mix and you'll get more than an earful, no matter which gay bar you're in. Everybody knows about the feral cats, for instance. Cats run freely around Montrose like they do ... More >>
NBA jerseys: We CAN just all get along!!I'll admit, I don't own any sports jerseys. I'm not a jersey-wearing guy, partially because the fit and feel of an authentic professional sports shirt are not optimal, but mostly because I'm over the age of 14. Full disclosure, I don't buy many jersey ... More >>
Andrew Luck pursues his architecture degreeAs quarterback/head coach combinations go at the collegiate level, few have ever been as logical a fit and maximized that synergy like Houston's own Andrew Luck and Jim Harbaugh at Stanford in 2011. The head coach who on pure guts nearly willed th ... More >>
Above: Jason "Muffin Man" Perry speaks, um, passionately at a Houston City Council meeting on September 28, 2010. Sitting at home one August day in the Montrose, I watched as a young man walked up and down my street, rolling up flyers and sticking them into gates and doors up and down Hyde Park. H ... More >>
He's still an Ultra DecalOne. The greatest NFL deep threat of our generation gets tossed back onto the open market and that's the exact number of teams that wanted to stake their claim (or at least stake their claim at the pro-rated portion of Moss' 2010 salary). And that's the thing about ... More >>
'Melo is eyeing up the RocketsCarmelo Anthony is interested in coming here? To Houston? To play for the Rockets? Don't be messing with us, Sports Illustrated.Supposedly it's so.SI reported that the Rockets are on a short list of teams Anthony would be interested in joining if he and his current e ... More >>
Although the number of "true" dive bars is shrinking by the day, that didn't stop our own John Nova Lomax from tracking down the best ones left in the city and covering them in last October's feature story, "Dive Bars: A Handcrafted Tour of the Best, Most Obscure Places to Lean on a Stool in ... More >>
Seeing more of Brett than she wantedThe fact that I've been comparing the third season of the Brett Favre saga (heretofore referenced as Favre In Charge) to a sitcom is entirely appropriate. I don't profess to know many athletes. By and large, the ones I do know seem to be fairly normal people. ... More >>
Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayOf all of the Rap Round Table columns that have gone up, none generated more emails than this past Monday's "Which Rappers Would You Fight?" segment. Some people were pissed, some people were entertained, but most everyone had the same basic question: Wh ... More >>
Anakin Skywalker: Thanks for nothing, kidIn anticipation of LeBron James' decision as to where he will ply his trade for the next few years, shares of MSG stock rose 6 percent yesterday for a period of time before settling back to where they were earlier in the day. The reason for the brief bump ... More >>
A Vogue cover, but no ringNothing worth chasing in life comes easy, so to say that by pooling their collective talents together to try and chase an NBA title in Miami that LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade are taking the "easy way out" isn't entirely fair.Actually, to be fair, with a ring ... More >>
Wednesday, just a few minutes shy of 4 p.m., Stefani Vara was driving from Corpus Christi back to her home in Houston after a quick day trip. It had been a while since she heard Tejano music. It's what she grew up with and she realized she missed it. She realized it was part of her roots...part ... More >>
We scout out happy hour in Houston.
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There's plenty of places to go this Halloween. Check out our updated listings.
Turnout at Houston's swingers clubs swells with the young, hip and restless
Big John hustles on the streets of Montrose. He's been there since he was 13. For now, there's no plan B.
Rich's goes straight, and the wait for a first-class, midsize Houston venue could be over
Whether boogying on the floor or dangling from the ceiling, Yvette Perez's dancing divas want to be artists, not eye candy