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  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Breelan Angel, Dirty Little Secret Keeper

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? If there's one thing the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    The Urban Cowboy Soundtrack Holds Up Pretty Well

    Have you watched Urban Cowboy lately? It's actually on Netflix right now if you never have. But the movie that in many ways put Houston on the map in the world's eyes -- how come nobody ever brings up Terms of Endearment, though? -- frankly hasn't aged all that well. Pulpish B-movie fare to begin w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Debonair Lounge, Merle Haggard, etc.

    Debonair Lounge Cafe 4212, March 31 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 -- this week's "Ladies Nigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    At Houston Tattoo Shops, "Nothing Gets Done Unless Music Is Playing"

    Late last year, I asked my daughter what she wanted for Christmas and she said she wanted the entire family to get tattooed together. It was so much easier when I could just buy her a Barbie dream house and be done with it; but, as she'd just left home to live on her own, how could I deny her? It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Wille Nelson & Family at Stafford Centre, 11/19/2013

    Willie Nelson & Family, Paula Nelson Band Stafford Centre November 19, 2013 The thought that Tuesday night might be the last time I see Willie Nelson never even popped into my head until after the show was over. I just assumed he'll be back about eight months from now, like he was eight months ago ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    No Regrets: America's Dan Bunnell On the Reunion That Never Was

    While some classic rock-era bands have been able to carve out a comfortable touring niche on the strength of a couple of hits, others face an opposite dilemma in trying to cram all or most of their most popular material in a show. In the '70s, America notched up a number of success with tracks incl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Bistro Des Artes, Iguana Joes & More

    This week several big name chefs and restaurant owners spoke about their newly opened and to-come restaurants. Oh yeah and Iguana Joe's apparently got a lot of people sick and is shut down temporarily. But enough of the gross news, let's get back to some openings we are pretty excited about. Eater ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Turtle Soup: More With One of the Wildest Bands of the '60s

    Today, when the 65-year-old Howard Kaylan looks back on the '60s, it's still hard to imagine the kind of commercial and chart success he had with the Turtles, and how by age 22, it was all over. "They say that wisdom comes with age, and at that time, I had absolutely none of it!" he laughs. "I mean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    The Turtles: The Raunchiest Band of the '60s?

    Even the most voracious reader or rock-music biographies and autobiographies would be hard-pressed to find a better opening sentence than Howard Kaylan, lead vocalist of The Turtles, has in his new memoir Shell Shocked. "I was snorting coke on Abraham Lincoln's desk in the White House," it reads. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Alphonso "Fonz" Lovelace, Righteous Drummer

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? All of the greats start out in church ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    The Rocks Off Interview: Country Legend and Animal Lover Ray Price

    Ray Price is a Texas music legend and a former roommate of Hank Williams. Rocks Off reached him by phone on his tour bus somewhere between Wisconsin and Nashville to talk about satellite radio, his love of stray dogs, and his show this Tuesday at Conroe's Crighton Theater. Rocks Off: How's the tour ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 20, 2012

    A Fire at the Broken Spoke

    Roy de la Garza on what's next.

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Early NFL Season Win Total Lines Have Brought Out a New Trash-Talky Side of Bob McNair

    "I think we are a contender, so that's no surprise to me. I guess they got tired of losing money out there, putting our over-and-under too low, so they're getting more realistic." -- Houston Texans owner Bob McNair trash-talking the oddsmakers when asked about the Texans' status as favorites in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Bobby Petrino's Busted Motorcycle Is for Sale!

    Whether it's for a radio station or print/Web publication (both of which are entities from whom I draw a paycheck), it's always good to be the resident expert at something. Ever since Bobby Petrino crashed his motorcycle into that wood pile on that fateful Sunday afternoon in early April, I've morph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Football! AFC and NFC Title Game Best Bets!

    You can't spell "elite" without E-L-I. Really, you can't​We interrupt this Texans-grieving for an update on the Alabama tea bagger and my AFC and NFC title game picks! (I'm pretty sure when my parents sent me off to college, they didn't think I'd be typing that sentence in my job.) The main c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Last Friday Night: Glen Campbell At Arena Theatre

    After reading Chris Gray's review of the last Glen Campbell show here in Houston back in September at the Stafford Centre, I was expecting the worst at Campbell's Friday night show at the Arena Theatre. The country legend had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's a few months before the Stafford show, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Texans, Tebow and BCS Titles! This Weekend's 4 Winners and 4 Losers

    All right, this is starting to get ridiculous, football gods. First, you knock out Arian Foster for the first three games of the season with a hamstring injury. Then you rob us of Andre Johnson not once but twice with injuries to each hamstring, forcing him to miss most of the season. Then you rip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    8-Liner Crackdown Brings Grief to the Mathematically Impaired

    Nancy Donalson: One of the alleged ringleaders​Houston cops have arrested five people after a lengthy undercover operation found they were running a lucrative 8-liner operation in several area locations. Police say they seized "$1.5 million dollars in currency, nearly $200,000 in bank account ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 30, 2010

    It's the Final Countdown

    2011 is almost here — how will you ring it in?

  • Culture

    December 23, 2010

    It's The Final Countdown

    2011 is almost here — how will you ring it in?

  • Dining

    September 23, 2010

    Chicago All the Way

    At BB's, get your hot dog dragged through the garden.

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    BB's Italian Beef: Chicago Comes to Houston

    Photos by Troy FieldsCharles Rivers assembles each sandwich and hot dog at BB's to order.​On a recent trip to Chicago, I had a scandalous affair with an Italian beef -- dipped, with cheese and peppers -- one late night in Little Italy. It was messy, but I didn't care. I knew the affair might l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Dynamo In Another Typical Loss; World Cup Checks Out Houston

    World Cup 2018: Houston will be tested this week​If one game was a microcosm of the Houston Dynamo's 2010 MLS regular season, it was the 2-1 loss this weekend to the San Jose Earthquakes.The loss all but dashes any playoff hopes the Dynamo had; though they are not mathematically eliminated yet, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    10 Places I Liked as a Photographer, Want to Try as an Eater

    Photo by Jeff BalkeSteak and cheesy grits at Plonk Beer and Wine Bistro​Last week, I wrote about my experiences photographing 100 restaurants for the Houston Press online restaurant guide. During the month I was shooting, I shot eateries both familiar and not so much. Given my time constraints ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Behind the Lyrics: Bunz is Twin City's Lifeline to Houston Hip-Hop

    [Ed. Note: We temporarily interrupt our real-time SXSW coverage to give you something else to read about for one of the last times this week.] Richmond and Rosenberg are tough places to describe, partly because there are many faces to the two towns, which are referred to on the streets as just one ... More >>

  • Music

    December 17, 2009

    If You Don't Know Them by Now

    Through word of mouth alone, Smitty's has become a Third Ward staple.

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Bernard Says "Hi" and "Pass the Dumplings"

    ​We met Bernard Brunon for dim sum at Empress Pavillion restaurant in Los Angeles Chinatown last week. After 18 years in Houston, the French artist accepted a job offer in Tinseltown a couple of years ago. Bernard was a familiar fixture on the Houston arts scene, and he told me to say "hi" to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Burning Down The House

    ​There's the guy who allegedly drove over a woman and then there's the fellow who allegedly shot three dudes and burned the house down.Yes, these are just a few of the many murders that the hard-working Houston homicide detectives have ostensibly solved over the past week. It started out as jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    The 10 Most Underrated Restaurants in Houston (According to You)

    ​Last week, we asked you to share your comments with us about Houston's most underrated restaurant. In the second of a two-part question about overrated and underrated restaurants thorughout the city, you weren't any shyer with your comments than you were when we asked about overrated restaur ... More >>

  • News

    January 1, 2009

    Cancer Doctor Stanislaw Burzynski Sees Himself as a Crusading Researcher, Not a Quack

    He's treated thousands of people from all over the world, so why can't he get FDA approval?

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008

    Some Randalls Stores Open Too

    Randalls has quite a few stores open in the Houston area as well. Not as many as HEB has, but, then again, Randalls isn't counting Bryan and Brenham as the "greater Houston region." Full list after the jump:

  • News

    August 7, 2008
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    July 10, 2008

    A Native American Family Fights Against Hair Length Rules

    When five-year-old Adriel Arocha ran afoul of the Needville school district, getting cut off wasn't an option for his parents

  • Dining

    December 20, 2007
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    November 15, 2007
  • News

    June 15, 2006

    Feel My Pain

    A reporter goes after the online drug business and gets wasted

  • News

    June 8, 2006

    Feel My Pain

    A reporter goes after the online drug business and gets wasted

  • Dining

    August 25, 2005

    Hello, Yum Yum

    A new Asian diner brings dinnertime dim sum to the Inner Loop

  • Dining

    January 27, 2005

    The Xiu Mai Super Bowl

    A new champion in the dim sum game

  • Calendar

    July 15, 2004
  • Dining

    April 8, 2004

    Freezer Burned

    The burgers at Moore’s Double Horn Grill make our food critic do a double take

  • News

    February 5, 2004

    Turkeys Fly

    Houston actually pulls off one crazy week

  • Dining

    April 24, 2003

    Wednesday Brunch

    Golden Palace is Houston's top weekday dim sum destination

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Falun Follow-up

    Plus: Porn Priorities?, House Woes, Sit on It

  • News

    July 11, 2002

    Column Calamity

    The Chron editor starts to make a mark

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Letters

    Consuming Hate, Best and the Rest, Percentile Envy

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    Letters

    From the week of February 10, 2000

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    August 19, 1999
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    January 1, 1998
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    February 6, 1997
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