• Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Chicharito Impresses [Again] at Reliant: 5 Things We Learned from Friday's Friendly

    International soccer was back in the Bayou City this past Friday night. The Mexican National Team made its annual visit to Reliant Stadium, taking on an unfamiliar foe in Nigeria. Although neither side walked off the pitch with a victory to celebrate, there was plenty to draw from their 2-2 score ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    10 American Anthems That Tell It Like It Is

    ​Captain America, Marvel's newest superhero movie, comes out today. We'll pause until the excitement passes. ... Rocks Off likes Captain America. The three comic books we read with any regularity as a scupper were Cap, Batman (Detective Comics), and Spider-Man. But we love America. The land ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Main Squeeze: Lemons and Limes

    ​"What color is a lime?" sounds like a dumb guy question, except that a ripe lime is yellow. Tahiti limes--the most common in markets--are sold unripe, because green ones taste better. Partly yellow limes are juicier, but very yellow limes take on a flowery taste. Key limes, on the other ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    East and West Coast Rich With Waves, The Gulf Gets Nada -- Five Surfing Alternatives

    Photo by Chasen MarshallWhere the waves, brah?​AtlanticDude: Would you say I have a plethora of waves?GulfDude: A what? AtlanticDude: A "plethora". GulfDude: Oh yes, you have a plethora. AtlanticDude: GulfDude, what is a plethora? GulfDude: Why, AtlanticDude? AtlanticDude: Well, you told me I have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    The Shameless Chef: Cookies In a Skillet

    Can you tell I had my camera on the wrong setting? Hahahahahaha, professionalism.​While hunting through some old family recipes looking for inspiration, I came across a yellowed, stained note card with the recipe for something called "Baptist Cookies," and I was intrigued. Obvious jokes aside ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 20, 2010

    The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D

    Visit a surfer's paradise

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    French Bands That Make Us Say "Oh Là Là!"

    That's Plastic Bertrand, but you probably know that song better from the traveling sequence in National Lampoon's European Vacation or better yet, the basis for the Elton Motello track "Jet Boy Jet Girl."​Quality French rock and roll has sometimes been hard to come by, but when it hits, it slays. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    The Texas Traveler: San Antonio's Fiesta

    (Note: We're starting a new occasional feature on travel suggestions within Texas for these economic times when you put off that two-week jaunt to Tahiti. Today: The Fiesta in San Antonio -- Not just a supermarket!)The economic downturn may have dented your vacation budget, but gas prices are below ... More >>

  • Music

    September 11, 2008
  • Calendar

    August 21, 2008

    Ruthless, The Musical!

    Generations Theater’s first production is a different kind of show

  • Music

    February 8, 2007


    Tres Monos in Love

  • Home Entertainment

    June 8, 2006


    This World Cup game will make you shout like Andrs Cantor

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Film

    August 5, 2004

    Wet Kisses

    Riding Giants gushes over the legends of "big wave" surfing

  • News

    April 22, 2004

    Total Contempt

    He cheated a family out of $120,000. It took four years in jail to make him the victim.

  • Culture

    October 16, 2003

    Mo' Masterpieces

    Never gone to New York? The MoMA comes to Houston

  • Film

    May 28, 1998

    Monster Mash

    Small, TV-sized minds and marketing overshadow special effects

  • Music

    June 12, 1997

    Heavy on the Lite

    Ultra Lounge puts on paper a simple truth: Easy listening ain't easy

  • Culture

    September 26, 1996

    Tangled Jungle

    The Alley wrestles with Bertolt Brecht, and nobody emerges a winner

  • Music

    August 29, 1996

    Other Voices

    Houston Ebony Opera readies for its first season without its founder