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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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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Cover Story: Dreamcatchers

    They live on a thick-forested stretch of land outside of Livingston, but the dull roar of traffic along Interstate 59 is audible on most of the reservation. However, inside the defunct casino of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas reservation all you can hear is drumming. Sage Beene, a kid with lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Wine for Jews: Just Because It's Kosher Doesn't Mean It Has to Be Bad

    It's that time a year again: Like their brethren across the nation, Jewish Houstonians will make their way to their local supermarkets for last-minute kosher wine shopping. And like most Jewish Americans, they will find themselves ill-prepared in selecting the wines, partly because for most of them ... More >>

  • News

    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.

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook: Inspired Recipes for Hard-to-Inspire Cooks (That's Me)

    Molly Dunn really needs to stop writing about cookbooks, because I'm going broke and gaining weight. That goes for you, too, Patrice Shuttlesworth! I was browsing the shelves at Brazos Bookstore less than two weeks ago, and mentioned to manager Jeremy Ellis how much I had enjoyed the cookbook Plen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2012
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Ten Other Gum-Themed Gang Names to Rival the "Big Red Gangstas"

    According to reports, there was a spate of vandalism over the weekend out in the Willowbrook area. Car windows were smashed, things were spray-painted and general breaking of things happened. And, apparently it was the work of the Big Red Gangstas. No one yet knows if this is an actual gang or just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Beer Bandwagoneering Ain't So Bad: Kulmbacher Brauerei's EKU 28

    I make some "discoveries" all on my own, stumbling on a great bottle through some combination of a passable knowledge of styles and breweries, interesting bottle design and dumb luck. Most of the time, though, I rely on a sophisticated intelligence network of forward scouts, market analysts and "Non ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Michael Ray Cooper, 28, Bayou Body Count No. 8

    Shot to death by a visitor​A man was shot to death in his Sunnyside home Sunday evening, police say. Michael Ray Cooper, 28, had a visitor to his home in the 3600 block of Bloomfield about noon Sunday. "At some point during the visit, the suspect shot and killed Cooper," HPD says. "After the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Manischewitz, a Kiddush Cup Full of Memories

    It had been years since I'd tasted Manischewitz Concord Grape Wine: Last week, at my cousins's Rosh Hashanah celebration, we passed around a kiddush cup of Manischewitz and said the traditional blessing as we welcomed the Jewish New Year. When we sat down for our luncheon of Russian-style braised b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Wu-Tang, Fishbone, Trae Top Village Voice/Frank 151 SXSW Party

    Marco TorresMethod Man returns to Texas to smoke our SXSW party this year.​We finally have the full lineup for the 2011 Village Voice Media/Frank 151 SXSW party, and it's a doozy. Heading up the bill are Staten Island Shao-Lin spitters the Wu Tang clan, still coasting on their late 2010 reunio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    The Great Food Truck Race: Finale

    ​Well, here we are--at the end of the food truck race, where the truth will be decided and destinies met and justice will fall down like rain...okay, maybe not, but still. It's been kind of fun getting a glimpse into what makes a good food truck run, even if every episode has made me hungrier ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    July 15, 2010

    Summer Swoon

    Proudly independent, recent Grammy nominees Silversun Pickups aren't ready to hit the "Panic Switch."

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Top Five Under-Appreciated Candy Bars

    ​This post is a not-so-solemn plea for those candy bars that -- most of the time -- sit woefully ignored on drugstore racks across the country. I enjoy Snickers, Kit Kats, and Three Musketeers as much as the next sugar freak, but their combined monopoly on the American candy market is, I conte ... More >>

  • Music

    April 22, 2010
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    January 28, 2010
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    January 21, 2010

    Thunder Rock

    Keeping the faith at Company OnStage

  • Dining

    January 14, 2010

    Duck Fat: the New Butter

    Is the theme of the awesome Branch Water Tavern "fatty foods for lean times"?

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    The New American Whiskeys

    ​Branch Water Tavern, the subject of this week's Café review, has a collection of rare American whiskeys behind the bar that really widened my horizons. St. George single-malt tastes like it was made in Scotland. It starts out as dark-brown ale and is distilled in a tiny copper pot still. It' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    R.I.P., Legendary Laff Stop: Saturday Was The Day The Laffter Died

    Photo by Dianne Cupps​The Laff Stop is closed ...  forever. On Saturday, the legendary club -- that gave rise to national names such as Sean Rouse, Brett Butler and Ralphie May -- ended it's nearly-three-decade run of comedy in Houston. In other words, it's now The Laff Stopped. (What? Too so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Things Ain't The Same Without Delay

    Someone needs to find this guy a hobby...​I'll be honest: I didn't know if I'd be able to find the strength to soldier on now that Tom "Dazzle Me Dreamy" DeLay had left Dancing With the Stars. What light be light if Tommy be not seen? Now I finally knew what Jesse and Slater meant when they sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    No Reservations: Outer Boroughs

    Photo by duluoz_cats​Regretting having spent almost his entire life in Manhattan with nary a trip to the four outer boroughs, Anthony Bourdain took on the robust culinary scenes of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island in this week's episode of No Reservations. It seemed like a familia ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    Big, Loud & Live! 6

    Web exclusive!

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    May 11, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Livingston Trade Days

    If the span of time between the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo in spring and the State Fair of Texas in fall is just too long for you, you can satisfy your lust for the unnecessary consumption of crap at least once a month at Livingston Trade Days, a giant fair midway without the fair in the Piney W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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.

  • Blogs

    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

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008

    Mediterranean Harvest

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

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    June 8, 2006
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    March 23, 2006
  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    My Darlin' New Orleans

    What hath God wrought?

  • News

    March 17, 2005

    Applause Time

    Houston Press writers are finalists in two journalism contests

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2005
  • Music

    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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    September 23, 2004
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    September 25, 2003
  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Cheating the Reaper

    Vic Chesnutt died 20 years ago. Catch him live this week.

  • Music

    April 10, 2003
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    February 13, 2003

    Livingston's Trade Days

    Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16

  • News

    August 23, 2001

    War Dance

    Alabama-Coushatta Indians are shedding their passive ways in big bets on land claims and casinos. But some fear they could be gambling away their great tribal heritage.

  • Music

    July 5, 2001

    Wet Nighthawks Cry Foul

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

  • News

    March 8, 2001

    Knowing Right from Wrong

    Did Johnny Penry's abusive childhood prevent him from developing a moral compass that might have stopped him from murdering Pam Carpenter? Or is he just another cold, calculating killer?

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