After four-and-a-half years at Brennan's of Houston, Joe Cervantez made a bold move, accepting an executive chef position at Killen's Steakhouse in Pearland. Yesterday in Part 1 of our Chef Chat, we talked with him about his very early start in restaurants and what it was like to work in a hotel. ... More >>
Houston is a city of constant evolution and rebirth. And I think more than anything else, the ever-changing landscape is what defines this city for me. Houston seems to continually be in a state of flux, modernizing or reinventing parts of its past in favor of newer development. This cycle of rene ... More >>
The holidays are upon us, and that means it's time to show your buddies you care by buying them things they probably don't need. But there's no reason to shell out for an expensive ugly Christmas sweater that he'll never wear, or a tchotchke that will sit idly at the back of her closet, when you cou ... More >>
I'm going to guess the average Hot Topic shopper doesn't know who Joan Jett is. In fact, they may think she was a fictional character created for that Runaways movie with Kristen Stewart. They may, however, know all about her Blackheart brand, because Jett alleges in a new lawsuit that Hot Topic has ... More >>
North Korea Is Aiming Nukes at...Austin?
The NBA trade deadline came and went at 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon, and somehow, some way, with everyone fully expecting the Rockets to be one of the passive spectators at deadline time for a change, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey managed to steal the spotlight. Given Morey's seeming addiction ... More >>
Tony Feher turns the debris stream of daily life into art at the reopened Blaffer Art Museum.
Embattled and sorta-awesome country singer Randy Travis got into trouble again Thursday night, fighting drunk in a church parking lot in Plano, in an altercation involving another man and woman. According to TMZ -- which should stand for "Travis, Man, Zoinks" now -- there was "a "family argument" ... More >>
Police can keep your cash, car and other property, regardless of whether you've been convicted of – let alone charged with – a crime.
Pegstar's Jagi Katial hunted and pecked until he put together a big-time music festival.
See more with Michael Sweet in this week's issue of the Houston Press. In the 1980s, contemporary Christian music was on the cusp of accepting a nice little jolt of electricity for headbangers everywhere. That jolt of electricity, my friends, was Stryper. They burst onto the scene and have since p ... More >>
After allowing me to fall into the trap of proclaiming them a lock for the playoffs on my radio show, the Rockets lost their fourth straight game last night. Logic dictates that I should post something about that, but I need to step away from the Rockets just to be able to rationally assess them rig ... More >>
Anyone acquainted with John Sonsini's work knows the drill. The Angeleno would find subjects for his portrait paintings by picking up day laborers at known street corners and Home Depot parking lots, paying them their normal hourly wages to sit for him. They picked their clothes and poses, and ... More >>
This insignia is not rendered in duct tapeOne of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes, the Choctaw Indians once controlled most of what is now Mississippi. A remnant remained behind when Andrew Jackson removed the bulk of them to Oklahoma on the Trail of Tears. We bring you this little histo ... More >>
How a band with no CDs or record deal is changing the music industry
Westbury Square -- Say bye-bye to those buildingsWestbury Square, the semi-dilapidated, uniquely Houston shopping center on the southwest side of town, is once again up for sale.The "original Galleria" to some, the property is a collection of European/New Orleans-y style buildings that once house ... More >>
Kids march towards a better future.Fighting declining interest and funding woes, two HISD high schools offer kids an oom pah pah way to better futures
The decor!! We got an impassioned complaint from a guy who got arrested at an adult book store. He got invited into a locked booth by a nice-looking guy who, unfortunately for him, turned out to be a cop.We thought the whole adult bookstore thing was dead -- new rules, raids, etc. -- but we went ... More >>
Oh, TERRIFIC.Here's a pleasant map to study -- a tropical-storm dagger pointed right at the heart of Houston. Even worse than right at the heart -- we're on the dirty side of the storm.Not to worry. Why?
Forecasters are still telling us there's a chance that it will snow in Houston tomorrow. We'll believe it when we see it, but the theory is that sometime Friday afternoon we may get hit with anywhere from a trace to an inch of solid white precipitation.This, of course, would be an earthshaking ev ... More >>
Let the Madness begin. No, not March Madness, nincompoop - it's October. Christmas Madness. Lonesome Onry and Mean doesn't know who officially decides these things, all we know is that it's the first week of October, Halloween hasn't even come and gone yet, but in the past 24 hours we've received ... More >>
Brothers in Arms
An evening with Houston's other, better-rapping H.I.S.D.
The Revolution will be televised — and plenty addictive, too
Press art critic Kelly Klaasmeyer called Katrina Moorhead’s Moon Huge and Low and Does Not Leave “impressive and magical.” Said to look like an illuminated piece of polar ice, the thing is made with basic materials you could find at Home Depot. Tomorrow at noon, Moorhead will be at the Blaffer ... More >>
Katrina Moorhead puts the ice in Iceland
Bill Davenport unleashes his inner goofball at Inman Gallery
A Pearland guy causes a Beltway firestorm
A scorched-earth management philosophy is sucking the life out of our region's wetlands
Is the Texas Book Festival protecting George W.?
Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.
"Transvision" turns TVs and other things into salable works of art
Mr. Ferrell comes into his glory in Old School
Houston Ballet dancers explain their peculiar preshow rituals
A chef and a produce grower get into a pissing match over ten pounds of greens
Others may label it a monument to mishmash; Charlie calls it home
Two local exhibits explore the female psyche without being confined by it
A Houston junket and the jaded of Hollywood
Shrouded by mists and unrecovered documents, the history of Houston is still worth a probe
Is Bill Davenport's art stupid? Yeah. Brilliant? That, too.
The connection between pets and their owners doesn't necessarily end with death
At DiverseWorks, architects offer better living through architecture
Sculptor Williams has a Monkey on his back
New micro-galleries may go for the small and the stupid, but hey, they're still a breath of fresh air