Staples Inc.

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Daily Show Comes To Texas This Week, Should Be Easy Pickins

    Good news, guys. Jon Stewart and The Daily Show will be making Texas the new (temporary) world news headquarters this week, just in time for midterm elections. In a segment they've dubbed "Democalypse: South by South Mess," Stewart will be in Austin from October 27 - 30, putting all of Texas' embar ... More >>

  • News

    May 29, 2014

    USDA, PETA Go After Dude Whose Primate Hit Great Day Houston Host

    They claim Brian Staples is bad at the monkey business.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    USDA, PETA Go After Dude Whose Monkey Hit Deborah Duncan

    It was the slap seen 'round the world: a capuchin monkey bopped Great Day Houston host Deborah Duncan in the face in April, and almost everyone thought it was super-cute. Of course, the party-poopers at PETA didn't think it was cute, especially given the track record of Brian Staples, the guy who r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Schoolboy Q at Warehouse Live, 3/25/2014

    Schoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad, Vince Staples, Audio Push, DJ Mr. Rogers Warehouse Live March 25, 2014 Tuesday night, Warehouse Live rapidly swelled to shoulder-to-shoulder tightness as the seemingly infinite line wrapping the exterior of the building began to file inside, as Schoolboy Q's "Oxymoron" t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Investigating Food in Film: Berber Couscous from Babel

    It's little surprise many famous movie scenes involve food; there's a certain pleasure in watching characters eat the foods we enjoy in real life or grapple with the familiar challenges of cooking, say, lobsters. But have you ever been watching a film and someone mentions a food you've never heard ... More >>

  • News

    April 19, 2012

    American Parasite

    Mitt Romney's years at Bain represent everything you hate about capitalism.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    St. Patrick's Day Food Trinity #3: Salmon in Dill Sauce, Colcannon, and Misty Champagne

    As a warm-up to St. Patrick's Day, I've been going back to my Irish roots and preparing three mini-meals consisting of three Irish items of food and drink. A trinity of trinities, you might say. Some dishes are more or less authentic than others; all promote mirth and are therefore in the spirit of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Health Department Roundup

    "The language used in some of these violations is troublingly oblique, Christopher."​Back to the old style this week, where inspectors check out dozens and dozens of places, but hand out next to nothing in the way of citations or closures. The only place to get cited was also temporarily clo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Top 5 Reasons Cyber Monday Is Better Than Black Friday

    To bastardize a line from Groundhog Day, "Well, it's Black Friday...again." It's that oh-so-magical time of year when the strong walk away from predawn shopping trips with armfuls of electronic goodies while the weak get treated by EMS for boot marks left by shoppers stampeding into Best Buy. Since ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    5 Reasons You Should Skip Black Friday for Cyber Monday

    Well, it's Black Friday again. I sincerely hope you and your loved ones remain un-trampled and filled with holiday spirit or, if retailers got their wish, with carloads of merchandise. Since 2005, the nerdy cousin to Black Friday has been Cyber Monday. Traditionally, and I hesitate to even use that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    2011 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase

    ​As it has always done since its inception in 1989, the Houston Press Music Awards offers the most bang for your local music dollar anywhere. Where else are you gonna see pop-rockers like Otenki alongside verified blues legends like Texas Johnny Brown and Little Joe Washington? Staples like DR ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 17, 2011

    Come and Bake It

    Local movement fights for cottage food bill.

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Top Eight Freedom Songs For MLK Day

    ​Rocks Off sincerely prays that those of you with today off are at least peripherally aware of why you have today off. For our annual MLK Day reflection this year, we thought we'd leave the songs about Dr. King to Bono, and instead share a few of our favorite songs that set his dream to music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    The Fight To Save The Alabama Theater's Art Deco Interior Is Broughten

    Photo by Jim Parsons‚ÄčA lot of people didn't think Sarah Gish would get far when she formed a group to save the River Oaks movie theater, but the theater is still standing.Still threatened, sure; saved mostly by a slow economy, probably, but in Houston you take what preservation victories you can g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    The Alabama Bookstop Due To Become An Office-Supply Store?

    Photo by Jim Parsons‚ÄčThe Alabama Bookstore, the former Alabama Theater, the beloved Montrose icon, is going to be turned into....a Staples?That seems to be the indication from the scoop Swamplot has posted -- architectural drawings the show the property's sloped floor being leveled out by a cement ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Fiending for Berripop

    ​Berripop is the current designer drug in a long line of addictive frozen yogurts. The consistency is smooth and creamy, with surprisingly few calories. The locations at Greenway and Uptown Park rotate flavors rather haphazardly, keeping customers on their toes and checking in regularly for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2008
  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    Hamster Theatre

    The Public Execution of Mister Personality/Quasi Day Room: Live at the Moore Theatre

  • Music

    July 29, 2004

    Paradise Found

    Two years ago, the Velvet Teen took the road less traveled, and that has made all the difference

  • News

    January 22, 1998
  • Film

    January 1, 1998

    The Albanian Candidate

    Wag the Dog bares its teeth at the White House