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  • Film

    September 25, 2014

    Nice Guy Denzel Kills in the Cartoonish Equalizer

    Washington's latest is gloriously dumb and hilariously violent.

  • Film

    September 18, 2014

    Nice Guy Denzel Kills in the Cartoonish Equalizer

    Washington's latest is gloriously dumb and hilariously violent.

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Ten Things All Houstonians Should Have Now in Preparation for Hurricane Season

    Sunday was the first day of Hurricane Season 2014. It is an annual ritual along the Gulf and Atlantic coastlines to get ready for potential tropical storms. Depressions can drop boatloads of rain, as can tropical storms (Allison, anyone?), so we would do well to be wary of even non-hurricane events. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Yes, Indeed! Fest vs. Vanilla Ice at Halftime: Everybody Wins

    It should go without saying: there are music events, and then there are events which may be enhanced by the added element of music. This weekend in Houston, a pair of offerings illustrated this point quite vividly. Saturday's Yes, Indeed! festival in the Warehouse District was the former -- a music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    On the Eve of the Busy Season for Hurricanes, Now Is the Time to Prepare

    For about four months along the Texas coastline, people with relatively no interest in weather other than casual conversations in grocery store waiting lines ("Sure is hot outside." "Yup.") suddenly become experts in sea surface temperatures, El Nińo and vertical wind shear. Welcome to hurricane sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Blue Hate Special: Loving to Loathe Guy Fieri

    We've all seen this spiked, peroxide-dyed Food Network star eating his way across America's heartland. We've all heard him choking out limp catchphrases around mouthfuls of food, wheezing out airy, hyena-like whinnies of laughter while wiping grease and mustard off of his perfectly manicured, bleac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    The PasDoctor Geronimo Manifesto: A Presidential Run and a Birthday "Tepee/Tent-Residence" Orgy, Starring Cameron Diaz

    Jessica Cooley / Lufkin Daily NewsPasDoctor Geronimo has quite the bash planned tonight.​Hair Balls' old friend PasDoctor Geronimo is back at it this week. This time around he's not in trouble with the law. Instead, the Lufkin man, whose "white man's name" is Douglas Paul McCoy, has filed a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Last Minute Shopping: The 10 Best Online Retailers (Not Named

    ​For a decade now, online retailers have increasingly grown their sales to the point they now rival traditional brick and mortar establishments. Let's face it, it's just easier to shop online if you have a computer, an internet connection and a desire to avoid crowds. You can sit there with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Homemade Mosquito Repellents And Why They Suck

    Not one of the floodwater mosquitoes currently plaguing Houston​You go outside in Houston this week, you are going to be bit. At least until the cold front comes through Thursday. You don't want to use noxious chemicals on yourselves or your loved ones, so you turn to natural mosquito repelle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    NBA Training Camps Canceled -- Five Things Players Can Do During This Time Off

    Eat enough and NBA players could look like this!​The NBA officially canceled all training camps and portions of the preseason due to the continuing lockout imposed by owners. While there have been a few rumblings over the past week or so that there might be some cause for optimism with behind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Last Night: Turnin' Headz Rap Showcase at The Mink

    Photos by Shea SerranoFullMetal FDot​Turnin' Headz The Backroom at the Mink July 7, 2011 10:18-10:50 p.m.: So, our intention tonight was to head over to The Mink for this Turnin' Headz underground rap showcase after going to see the premiere of new music videos from local rappers Montana, The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    As Drought Causes Foundation Problems, Good Luck Getting Help

    Barry SigmanHello, foundation problems.​Now that we're nine months into the drought, we called a foundation company to see if someone could diagnose whether the ghastly cracks our ceiling had sprouted recently needed official repair. Vanessa Hutcherson at Olshan (the renowned foundation repai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    How to Cook Like a Champ - Even During a Blackout

    God, I hope they cleaned that fireplace grate first.​The crock pot recipes that EOW blogger Kevin Shalin shares here each week have become one of our most popular series of posts, but what are you to do when rolling blackouts prevent you from making those tasty crock pot recipes at home? And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    The Five Most Annoying Christmas Ads

    Anyone who's watched football (or What Not to Wear, we guess) recently knows that the onslaught has begun: The horror of Christmas commercials. These heinous 30-second bits of torture can abuse viewers in several ways. Here are five of the worst. 5. Jewelry for the Meek, Submissive Weaker Sex Whet ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 2, 2010


    La Migra, NAFTA and one piece at a time

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Hurricane Earl: Tips From The Gulf Coast

    Comin' at ya​The single most important type of hurricane ever -- one that threatens the New York metropolitan area -- is looming.As everyone knows, events that happen in New York are far more important than events elsewhere. Luckily for TV viewers up there, we're sure the sophisticated local news ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    New Playground: MLS Means Well, But Credit Goes To The Volunteers

    Photo by Chasen MarshallPose for the cameras, boys​How many Major League Soccer All-Stars does it take to put in a playground? Apparently only three.Well, three, along with the assistance of nearly 250 sweaty volunteers, most of whom were wearing mud-caked shoes by the end of the day. And don't fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Backyard Herbs

    ​Now is the perfect time of year to cultivate a backyard or balcony garden of potted herbs. If you cook or make cocktails, however infrequently, it's worth your while to invest in a few $4 starter plants, thereby saving you the money and hassle when a recipe calls for a fresh herb. Whole Foods ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    A Weekend With The Patriots Outside A Home Depot

    Photos by Britney Jackson"Obamie is a comma commie" says the fine print, for some reason.​ Britney Jackson was just headed to the Home Depot near Gulfgate this past weekend, looking to repair a fence.She walked into a border war.The stalwart members of some group had gathered there, presumably sin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    8 Days of Giftmas: Manly Things

    Sick of corporate Christmas? Try shopping local. Hair Balls presents a 12-part series highlighting ideas for holiday gifts made and sold in Texas. Yesterday we gave you some ideas for lovely lady gifts so today we're going to turn our attention towards the menfolk. Photo by Brittanie Shey​A ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Friday Night Noise: Tchrite's Unpronouncable Take-No-Shit Ecstacy, Ascites' So-Called "Soft Adult Contemporary"

    ​Tchrite, "Casahdt": Houston duo Tchrite - don't ask FNN how to pronounce that - are an experimentalist train wreck. They sew samples (No Doubt's "Don't Speak," the sorta public-access sound scraps that The Books go gaga over) into woozy patches of static tone. They puree and smush and smash sampl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Anti-Semitism Rears Its Ugly Head in Klein Independent School District?

    Jewish parents at Klein High School want to know what Terri Hall, the academic adviser to the student newspaper, was thinking when she allowed what some of them consider an anti-Semitic news article and editorial to be published in the January 30 edition of the Klein Bearchat.The banner story in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    Next Hurricane, Use Window Screens Instead Of Plywood

    So Ike kicked your ass. It blew in a couple of windows and let in rain and debris and left your rugs soaking. But putting up plywood is such a pain in the ass. Plus, you would kill yourself before you'd become one of the living cliches of a hapless guy running to Home Depot two days before a storm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Day Laborers Struggling Even More These Days

    You may have heard that Houston, a city driven by the energy industry, fares better than the rest of the country during tough economic times. Somebody really should mention that to local day laborers – it seems they could use something to cheer them up. A recent Agence France-Presse story out of ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 17, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 16, 2008

    A Sojourn in the Enchanted Forest

    So my dad hooked up with his network of old hippie buddies, and Armadillo World Headquarters poster artist Jim Franklin turned him on to this place called The Enchanted Forest. Dad went over there on Wednesday night and was thunderstruck by it. So much so that he difficulty explaining what is was. " ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 27, 2007



  • Blogs

    December 18, 2007

    Local Family Wins $25K Home Depot Gift Card

    Congratulations to Houston’s own Brian and Michele Long and their two daughters, who today were announced as the winners of Home Depot’s 2007 Holiday Gift Card Contest. Contestants were asked to shoot a homemade video explaining why they deserved a $25,000 gift card and upload it to YouTube. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2007
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    May 29, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 29, 2007

    Aw, Hell, the King

    The back of the book blurb says that by “taking barbecue grilling to new heights” TV host Ted Reader has been dubbed “A King of the BBQ by GQ magazine.” Kind of weird to hear someone from Canada called that, especially if you’re reading him from Texas, but OK. I cook a lot but am not what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2007

    Cheap Criminals

    My fool-proof plan failed. I figured if (there's my downfall right there), if I had credit so bad no one in their right mind would give me a new credit card and if, (another flaw), I kept no more than $37 in my bank account, surely no one would bother to steal my identity. I was wrong. Last weekend ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 8, 2007

    Mexican-American Culture

    Special Arizona Edition

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2007

    No Place Like Home

    Home improvement? More like home im-screw-ment! Oh! KNBC in Los Angeles has a story on an alleged scheme by the Home Depot to screw customers nationwide. Apparently the Depot "overcharges customers on window and siding installations, kitchen remodels and on roofing jobs," often billing folks for i ... More >>

  • Music

    December 28, 2006

    Phat Promises for 2007

    New Year's resolutions of the stars

  • Culture

    July 13, 2006
  • News

    July 6, 2006

    Bad Checks

    Sure you can ferret out the slimeballs in our midst? Guess again if you're relying on standard background searches in Texas

  • Calendar

    August 26, 2004

    New Heights

    Lughnassadh will make your heart Celt

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Hardware Store

    Southland Hardware

  • Music

    May 15, 2003

    Trading Spaces

    Monique Powell dumps Save Ferris and heads out on her own

  • Dining

    May 8, 2003

    Watching the Market

    Can a new farmers market support itself, and revitalize Westbury Square?

  • Music

    November 7, 2002

    Romancing the Bones

    Danish psychobilly band Nekromantix lampoons America with twangy satire

  • News

    July 18, 2002

    Showdown at the Shore

    Thrill to the battle of the boardwalk brawlers of Kemah versus the maulers of Clear Lake Shores. Sales-tax slugfests, counterpunches to kayo streets and a flurry of jabs have jolted city services in a municipal grudge match yet to end.

  • Culture

    November 29, 2001
  • Culture

    October 12, 2000

    Project Crate House

    Forget the usual construction materials. Two German artists built a dream home out of plastic boxes.

  • Calendar

    August 10, 2000

    Two Baboons and a Body Bag

    Out of the Ordinary

  • Culture

    June 1, 2000

    Art: The Third Dimension

    Crocheted, stitched or etched in Sheetrock, sculpture assumes new identities in current shows

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    Billie Bob's (Mis) Fortune

    Less than two years after Billie Bob Harrell Jr. took the $31 million lottery jackpot, he took his own life

  • Dining

    October 28, 1999

    Shopping Mall Cajun

    Take away its deep fryer, and Boudreaux's is deep-sixed

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