• Film

    November 27, 2014

    Wrestling Drama Foxcatcher Engages but Doesn't Pin

    Steve Carell Is unrecognizable as a lonely tyrant.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Corruption in Texas Is Like a Cockroach Infestation

    Everything is bigger in Texas and corruption is no exception. Fraud, bribery, exploitation and plain old dishonesty are getting to be like a severe Texas case of cockroaches. For every one you see in the daylight, there are 800 or so hiding in the darkness. Cockroaches prefer the darkness and they ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 15, 2013

    La Fisheria

    The restaurant bans kids after 7p.m., and everyone on the Internet has an opinion.

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Summer Session: Low Alcohol for High Temps

    Back in the summer of '93, I got heat stroke. And a concussion. It was my first summer in Houston, after 10 years in Indiana, with its average July high of 83. I was playing an all-day soccer tournament out in Bear Creek Park, its freshly-razed expanse offering no respite from the brutal sun. I had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    REWIND: The Mars Volta at Verizon, 9/17/09

    ​Note: In a series of tweets Wednesday night, Cedric Bixler-Zavala of latter-day prog-rockers The Mars Volta announced he was effectively done with the band, the result of an evident falling-out with partner Omar Rodriguez-Lopez over touring. "What am I suppose to do be some progressive house wife ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    The Secret to Great Enchiladas Is Patience

    Enchiladas rojas.​Making enchiladas is more a test of stamina and endurance than culinary prowess. The ingredients are simple and few, and there's not much fancy footwork required. That said, anyone who regularly makes a South of the Border variety of the dish deserves your utmost respect and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Gear Up For Crawfish Season

    ​Mardi Gras has come and gone, which means that crawfish season is now in full swing. The weather is warming up, and the price per pound for live crawfish is stabilizing (except for fluctuations in fuel prices). You, my friends, stand on the cusp of a decision: a) spend this year's crawfish s ... More >>

  • Music

    March 10, 2011

    2011 South By Southwest Supplement

    Buxton takes its bump to the roots-rock big leagues in stride.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Tiger Moms: Seven Songs To Help Tame Those Cubs

    ​Amy Chua's controversial book/parenting guide, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, has moms everywhere wondering how to tame their young ones. But you don't need a copy of the book to learn how to breed strong, smart, successful cubs, because Rocks Off has found the musical translations of Chua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Gary Ross: River Oaks' Teflon Man Reappears, in Chron's Society Pages

    Gary Ross: He's baaack​We laughed our asses off this morning when we saw a pic of Gary Ross, a.k.a. Teflon Man, on the arm of Carolyn Farb in the Houston Chronicle's society pages A colorful character who winnowed his way into River Oaks society in 2004, Ross eventually ticked off some of his we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    NFL -- (Really F-ing Weird) Weekend In Review

    The Jets' Sal Alosi is trippin'​Admittedly, on Sundays when the Texans are playing, I tend to get engrossed in whatever it is they're doing. I do a radio show in Houston, I talk about Houston sports, and therefore it is most important that I'm well versed in what the Houston did on the field ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Sunday Night: Rick Ross At Arena Theatre

    Ed. Note: Due to an email malfunction, Shea was unable to send his review until Monday evening. Photos by Marco Torres​Rick Ross Arena Theatre October 24, 2010 10:09 p.m.: Just walking in now. Papa Reu is finishing the catchy-but-not-catchy-enough-to-still-get-very-excited-about-hearing-it-l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    River Oaks' Teflon Man Sues Wife Despite His Heroic Cancer Battle

    Return of the Teflon Man​Last we heard from Gary Ross, the Teflon Man of River Oaks, he had e-mailed one of his lawyers about how he had colon cancer and was at death's door.But apparently Ross never lost the will to fight since that September 2009 e-mail: Last month, Ross sued his wife -- or at l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Laying Odds On Rick Ross' Arena Theatre Show Sunday

    ​Ricky Rozay will come thundering into town this Sunday. This is a most excellent situation. Saying that Ross is only a little intriguing is like saying that his waistline is only a little oversized; he is perhaps the world's most interesting pseudo-thug. Lots of people went yo-yo when he was ... More >>

  • Music

    October 21, 2010

    Teflon Don

    Rick Ross writes rhymes for gangsta lifestyle

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Which Houston Rappers Are "Blowin' Money Fast"?

    ​This has been Ricky Rozay's summer, for certain. Teflon Don was, in short, a sparkly, magnanimously produced, well-acted-out album. By the way, let's just go ahead and keep pretending like the entire planet hasn't figured out that Ross employed a ghostwriter for TD. Hard evidence? Well, there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Saturday Night: Young Jeezy And Slim Thug At Arena Theatre

    Photos by Marco TorresSlim Thug​Young Jeezy, Slim Thug Arena Theatre August 21, 2010 8:34 p.m.: The PR people said that if the media wasn't here by 8:30, then they wouldn't be allowed in. So we got here on time. And now we want to die. Showing up to a Saturday night rap concert at 8:30 is lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Four Incredibly Stupid Beer Gimmicks

    Hey, have you seen this stupid shit? That's right, Miller Lite has introduced the Vortex Bottle in hopes of lifting their flagging beer sales by convincing you that swishing around your beer as it pours somehow makes it taste better, as opposed to flatter. What slogans might they have rejected fo ... More >>

  • News

    March 18, 2010

    Incoming: A River Oaks Tale

    Plus: Band of (Jonas) Brothers

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Aftermath: The Mars Volta Gets All Violently Cosmic At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Eric Sauseda​ There are simply no other bands doing what the Mars Volta do today and everyday. Plenty of second-rate bands have taken a look at the Volta's template and taken a foolhardy crack at it, but they have all failed miserably, leaving wakes of hackneyed concept albums and ill-in ... More >>

  • News

    March 26, 2009

    The T. Boone Pickens Road Show

    A former wildcatter and corporate-takeover tycoon preaches alternative energy across America.

  • News

    April 3, 2008

    Who's On Deck for the Houston Astros in 2008?

    The Astros' post-Biggio era begins with a lot of unanswered questions, but the biggest one of all is: Just how bad are things going to get?

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2008
  • Film

    June 14, 2007

    Nancy Drew

    Bringing smarty back, Nancy Drew returns for another generation of young consumers

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2006
  • Blogs

    November 24, 2006

    Turkey: The Day After

    Your turkey could look like this, thanks to Kapoor. We're certainly not trying to get all Good Housekeeping on you. Hell, we all love the venerable day-after-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich. But if you're looking for something more than white meat on mayo, try a few of these recipes that some local ... More >>

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    Parting Shots

    Foes of Mayor Lee Brown can't wait to see him gone. And a lot of his friends feel that way, too.

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Stone Deaf

    Can the rodeo rescue Reliant Stadium acoustics?

  • News

    December 21, 2000

    Hard Call

    A Tomball woman took on street waifs to find the truth: Comfortable can't compare to comforting

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    From PACman to Port Chairman

    After a career serving kingmakers, can Jim Edmonds really be his own leader?

  • Dining

    November 18, 1999

    And the Survey Says...

    Local Restaurant News

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    Real Life

    Body Carving. Tattoos vanish under lasers. Piercings close up. But scarification is forever.

  • Film

    March 4, 1999

    Couch Capo

    De Niro's comedic mob mastery excels in Analyze This

  • Music

    September 17, 1998
  • Music

    May 14, 1998
  • Calendar

    February 19, 1998