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  • Blogs

    November 25, 2014

    Setting New Standards in Stupid: The 2014 Turkeys of the Year

    Albert Einstein once said that the only difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. Obviously Einstein didn't factor the Turkey of the Year, a creature with a seemingly infinite capacity for senseless, ludicrous and ill-advised decisions, into the equation. This has been ... More >>

  • News

    December 26, 2013

    Beer and Blood: Ash Rowell's Murderer Is Still at Large, and His Mother Wants to Know Why

    Eleven months after his shooting death, there are still more questions than answers.

  • News

    May 19, 2011

    The Mayor of Montrose

    Charles Armstrong, owner of four gay clubs and benefactor to feral cats, is the most powerful man in his neighborhood.

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    UPDATED: Epic Fail: We Miss Out on Stone Vertical Epic

    Houston almost scored a batch of this year's Vertical Epic from Stone. Almost.​Looks like Stone Brewing Co.'s coveted Vertical Epic won't be sold in Houston this year thanks to a little mix up on the label.Stone created a buzz for the stuff in 2002 by announcing it would release a different ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    This Year in Deliciousness

    Photo by This Is Freaking RidiculousAn AK-47 made entirely out of bacon? Yup, that's pretty much 2009 summed up.​ So this is the time of year when we normally say things like "Wow, another year gone by already!" and "Can ya believe it's almost 2010?" and "Say there, how come you just broke my ... More >>

  • Music

    November 26, 2009

    Dr. Strangelove

    Tool and A Perfect Circle wouldn't work, so Maynard James Keenan channels his love of Hee Haw through Puscifer.

  • News

    November 19, 2009

    The Tug of War

    Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison are locked in a pitched battle over the soul of the GOP. They are also running for governor.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Rich's Closed Over Tax Dispute, Possibly Only For A Short While

    Son LamDancers enjoying Halloween at Rich's​Hair Balls received an email this morning that longstanding Houston dance club Rich's had been shut down. So far all the information we have been able to gather has come from social-networking sites. The incident appears to have happened Saturday night ... More >>

  • Music

    May 8, 2008
  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    Don't Mess with Pittsburgh

    The Nightfly's token PA-to-Houston transplant whoops it up on Super Bowl Sunday

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    Onion Tears

    The gentrifying Heights can pit residents and businesses against each other

  • Music

    July 11, 2002

    The Anti-Clapton

    Rocky Hill hopes to find a smooth patch on his rocky road

  • News

    June 20, 2002

    Facing the Music

    Loft and condo dwellers are finding it difficult to coexist with the pounding beats coming out of clubs in Houston's revitalized downtown scene

  • Dining

    May 16, 2002

    A Restaurant Maxim

    Liquor and Lakewood don't mix

  • News

    August 3, 2000

    Murphy's Law

    Gentrification threatens to turn out the lights at popular upper Shepherd nightspots

  • News

    December 9, 1999

    Bar Fight

    Margaret Lindsey has battled bad debt, bad luck and a bunch of men in suits to keep Blondie's open - right in the middle of downtown La Porte

  • News

    March 25, 1999

    More Payne for the IRS

    Prolonged agency abuses bring a Houston attorney $1.5 million

  • News

    November 12, 1998

    Under Siege

    City Council took away South Houston Mayor Cipriano Romano's keys. They took away his secretary. They told the 27-year-old he can't use the fax or copy machine after hours. Now they're ready to impeach him.

  • News

    October 22, 1998

    Partners for Pay

    Young women taxi-dance for dollars, at the price of innocence lost

  • News

    January 1, 1998
  • News

    October 24, 1996

    Mr. S.O.B.

    Rick's CEO Robert Watters wants to make sexually oriented businesses respectable. So why, in his adopted hometown, does he get no respect?

  • News

    June 30, 1994

    Restaurant War, Part 2

    Monica Pope makes like a revenuer

  • News

    December 30, 1993

    On the edge in Edge City

    Brad Tyer finds fun, more fun and big fun on the Richmond Strip