Houston has experienced an explosion of growth over the past five years. As a result, housing costs have skyrocketed and rent has escalated right along with it. Yet the demand continues with no end in site. Some have suggested this is a real estate bubble, while others are more cautiously optimistic ... More >>
Debonair Lounge Cafe 4212, May 12 Since approximately Labor Day 2013, the only way to get each week off on a good foot has been at this Museum District oasis of cool. Debonair Lounge has already welcomed a who's who of Houston's hottest young hip-hop and R&B performers strutting their stuff for one ... More >>
I've been a fan of Hubbell & Hudson Bistro since I first dined there three years ago. Admittedly, I have not had the chance to return since then (it takes me about an hour to get to The Woodlands), but so memorable was the food that I can recall, with vivid clarity, one of the dishes I tasted during ... More >>
Barrence Whitfield & the Savages Under the Volcano January 16, 2014 The tremors felt in Rice Village, Southampton, and West University Place last night were not small earthquakes related to fracking. All that shook-up vibration emanated from a little five-piece combo known as Barrence Whitfield and ... More >>
Despite all the Tenth Commandment strictures to the contrary, coveting the mansion next door has led millionaire executive Tony Petrello to years of depositions and lawsuits.
Alice Cooper recently received an Honorary Doctorate from The Musician's Institute in Los Angeles. After receiving the award, he said, "One more of these and I can write prescriptions." Now you know that Alice Cooper could one day write you a prescription... to rock. You're welcome. Out of sheer c ... More >>
Omar comin', yo, to West U"Body Bag! Got that Body Bag right here!" "Yellow Top! Who wants to get up on that Yellow Top!" "Yo, G, want some o' that Sheed Wallace? Got that Sheed Wallace, yo!" If that sounds like a scene from The Wire to you, if you are so naive that you think such brazen d ... More >>
The divine secrets of the Eskimo sisterhood in Something Borrowed.
We'll get to our list of the five zip codes with the most sex offenders in Houston, but first let's discuss other areas of note. Outside of one of the zips in the list that follows, the area with the most sex offenders inside the loop is zip code 77009, which takes in both the Woodland Heig ... More >>
We Americans are a generous people. In the days after the devastating Haitian earthquake, we whipped out our credit cards and donated millions to relieve that stricken, jinxed nation.But until Thursday, when the Huffington Post got wind of the practices, the major credit companies (including ... More >>
Photo courtesy GHCVBThe massive battle over the proposed Ashby high-rise is one that leaves us not very interested.On the one side, you have a developer trying to force a 23-story complex onto the shady streets near Rice; on the other, you have the well-heeled residents of that neighborhood marsh ... More >>
Houston, we have just what you need to keep up your classy image in these dire economic days: A large story in The New York Times about a home here so lavishly decorated that "it's hard not to gape at a gilt and mirrored hall so boisterously baroque that you half expect Marie Antoinette to appear an ... More >>
Two-wheeled contestants hunt Houston for clues
Last week's Reverberations was eaten by the beast that was SXSW 2008. Which is a bummer, since I saw the Rippers play a fearsome set at the Mink on Saturday and very few of you were there. I know this because, until Uptown Bums – who played immediately before the Rippers – went on, it was me, ... More >>
Mai's Nail Perfection
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Location will be a trying problem for Fastow's legal team
Enron's secret domestic-partner benefits program
The Chronicle's still stumbling on Enron
Two of Houston's small theaters succumb to urban development
Sex, drugs, rock & roll, and the ballad of 2100 Lexington
The sky's the limit for Montrose town homes
Imagery and imagination fuel the mysterious Chambermaid
Yet again, Steven Russell bluffed his way out of prison. And yet again, he got caught.
Don't come looking for subtlety, but Titanic is a great big, romantic cornball success
Steven Russell can bluff his way out of anything -- even prison. so why can't he stay out of jail?
Politics -- not logic -- drove Council to enact the new jury-rigged SOB ordinance
Dolly McKenna is the GOP candidate for the 25th District. But will Republicans vote for her?
County attorney candidate Mike Fleming brands his opponent a traffic-court jockey. Sylvia Garcia labels him a special-interest pawn. You be the judge.
Rick's CEO Robert Watters wants to make sexually oriented businesses respectable. So why, in his adopted hometown, does he get no respect?
Montrose-area neighborhoods broach a novel idea: Let freeway expansion improve the inner city