An essential new photo book surveys Houston rap's origins.
For a venue celebrating its 10th year of operation, Toyota Center may have never experienced such high-caliber occupancy as it will this month. In late autumn, the murmurs from inside the venue's marketing department could be heard all the way across the street at the George R. Brown Convention Cen ... More >>
Aaron Hernandez is now a former New England Patriot, former in every sense of the word having been scrubbed clean from the team's website and having his replica jersey the target of a "free exchange" campaign where Pats fans can swap out their "81 HERNANDEZ" joints for a comparable current Patriot's ... More >>
Five reasons EDM shows are better than rock concerts.
Next Thursday night, punk legend Keith Morris comes to Warehouse Live for his second Houston visit in a year with his group OFF!. The band is made up of Morris, Steven McDonald of Redd Kross, drummer Mario Rubalcaba, and guitarist Dimitri Coats, also front man of Burning Brides. OFF! was birthed o ... More >>
At 80, first-time author isn't done yet.
Ah, the Republican National Convention. Glitz. Glamour. Ted Cruz -- our newly-anointed Texan conservative savior -- saying really dumb things. And Christianity. Lots and lots of Christianity. But first, back to Cruz, who's scheduled to address the convention tonight. So here's the deal: This is his ... More >>
Ronnie Killen Killen's Steakhouse 2804 South Main St., Pearland 281-485-0844 www.killenssteakhouse.com This is the third of a three-part chef chat series. Click here to read part one and two. Chef Killen has done a lot to change the dining scene in Pearland, having first transformed himself, and i ... More >>
What better way to spend a sunny spring afternoon than to participate in a pop-up celebrity chef challenge at your local Walmart parking lot, where the main ingredient is steak? Last Tuesday, shoppers at the Walmart Supercenter # 1409 (10750 Westview Drive) had a lucky surprise when they pulled in ... More >>
Photo by Marco TorresUnmask yourself, Texans fanWhen Gary Kubiak wins a replay challenge, you know it's your day. It was that and then some for the Texans on Sunday, who cruised past the Browns and moved to 6-3 on the season. It's the first time the franchise has ever been three games above ... More >>
Lee West III says he really wanted to be a member of Omega Psi Phi. But he couldn't take the beatings the underground black fraternity was handing out. By Steve Jansen
The Rome show may have mellowed, but the Smack-Off still deliversIf you're a sports fan in the Year 2010, you probably know who Jim Rome is. If you read my blog posts each day, you almost definitely know who Jim Rome is.For those who don't, I'll be brief with the history lesson -- Rome is a syndi ... More >>
Pete Freedman/ DC-9 at NightIndependence Day in Arlington? Nah, just U2's ginormous 360 "Claw" stage. It's a little less than 36 hours and counting until U2's 360 Tour stops at Reliant Stadium, and Rocks Off is starting to get excited. Really excited. Bono and the boys were in Arlington at Cowboy ... More >>
After South Carolina representative Joe Wilson's bush-league grandstander heckling of the President last night - imagine the hue and cry if Nancy Pelosi had done the same thing during one of W's inane lie-filled speeches! - what Lonesome, Onry and Mean needs is some songs about lies and liars. On ... More >>
Photo by Todd SpivakJohn HunsuckerJohn Hunsucker is not a medical doctor. This is one of the first points his many critics tend to make.They make it because Hunsucker, who runs Houston-based NASCO (National Aquatic Safety Company), the third-largest lifeguard training organization in the nation, ... More >>
Photo by OakleyOriginalsThis may hurt a little. The Houston Astros signed Mike Hampton earlier this off-season. Mike Hampton has not pitched a complete season of baseball since 2004. And last season they signed Kaz Matsui who gets injured while standing still. Brandon Backe and Chris Sampson hav ... More >>
The Houston Astros signed Mike Hampton earlier this off-season. Mike Hampton has not pitched a complete season of baseball since 2004. And last season they signed Kaz Matsui who gets injured while standing still. Brandon Backe and Chris Sampson have had major arm surgeries. Carlos Lee is returni ... More >>
How the Houston rapper turned a near miss on MTV into a victory for himself — and his city
Turn out the lights, the party's over
Most doctors say the Heimlich maneuver should not be used to save drowning victims. So why does UH professor John Hunsucker continue to teach it to lifeguards?
Robert Rauschenberg's irreverent cardboard sculptures are revered at the Menil
Once in a Lifetime remembers when soccer players lived like rock stars
The local Catholic diocese gets accused of covering up a '96 sex abuse case
NFL Films' music may be stirring, but these songs tell the real story of the big games
The wild fight between an entrepreneur and the Galveston port for loot from cruise-ship lots
Plus: Defining Moment, Egg on the Face, Get Off Death Row!
Chronicle staffers tout their stories on Channel 11
The U.S. beef industry's lower standards have led to an increase in chop houses
Calling All Blues: The Chief, Profile and USA Recordings (Fuel 2000 Records)
Jack Linvillle transformed a little architecture firm into a leading public contractor -- with help from some well-heeled political pals
Cathy Woods weighs 500 pounds, wears a 50DD bra and an XXXXXXL dress. She loves her body. And so does her man.
Perot inspired his legions to throw the hypocritical rascals out of politics. He just never thought he'd get the boot, too
Two weeks ago the FCC shut down Montrose Radio. Can the pirate station survive the bust? Can the pirate station survive itself?
A tale of love, life and longboarding
At Cafe Piquet, the food is basic -- and the pleasure special
At his Classical School for Brilliant Children, Alvin "Boom Boom" Jackson promises to enhance self-esteem and academic performance. Erik Vidor certainly got a lesson he'll never forget.
Celindine is bent on a musical formula that takes everything, and nothing, for granted
In a cineplex world ruled by mega-corporations, how much damage can one man do?
The Toadies have two addresses -- one on wheels, the other on-stage
In 1966, Cleveland "Big Cat" Williams fought Muhammad Ali for the world heavyweight championship. In 1996, he fights just to get by.