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  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Burgers, Burgers & More Burgers

    New York Times: The NYT sat down with Lisa Fain, blogger of Homesick Texan, and who is originally from the great city of Houston, but currently lives in New York. Fain recently released her new cookbook, "The Homesick Texan's Family Table," and during her book tour, she made several food stops throu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Health Department Roundup: Coreanos, Pondicheri, Ruggles Green and More

    By today's standards, Pete Wells's November review of Guy Fieri's American Kitchen & Bar is ancient, up there with Hadrian's Wall and some other things you forgot after college. But there's apparently still mileage there, as evidenced by the parody menu a New York programmer created (with some help ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Energy Drinks Are a Crock of Crap, But You Knew That...Right?

    On the front page of yesterday's New York Times was the headline: Energy Drinks Promise Edge, But Experts Say Proof Is Scant. And not that people feeding their babies Mountain Dew out of a bottle nor concocting go-go juice for their kids, Honey Boo Boo-style, will notice or care what the New York T ... More >>

  • Film

    November 15, 2012

    Death of Cinema

    A short history of an art form's long passing.

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Get a Rope: New York Times Takes Note of Honky-Tonk Hero Mike Stinson

    Houston's own Mike Stinson is no stranger to media coverage. Hell, it was big news when the "King of the L.A. Honky-tonkers" relocated to the Bayou City two-and-a-half years ago. When it comes to press, though, it doesn't get much bigger than the New York Times. The Old Gray Lady gave the local h ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    Bear on Wine: We've been having a blast following Texas wine legend Bear Dalton's new blog, Bear on Wine. This week he weighs in with some of his insights into cork damage with a post entitled (caps his) MURDER, HE TASTED or 'Death in the Desert'. We don't want to spoil the grand finale of this fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Doesn't Rick Perry Know Cursive?

    ​We've seen more Rick Perry autographs lately than we have in a long time, because basically we had never seen one before. So we were unaware that his autograph resembles a third grader's. Didn't they teach cursive in Paint Creek?

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    This River Oaks Playhouse Is Better Than Your Crappy Apartment

    Megan Thompson Lovoi for The New York TimesOf course it has genuine hardwood floors​Swamplot points us to a New York Times article that would make any normal person either cry for America or just throw in the towel on humanity. Kristi Schiller of River Oaks loves to talk about how much chari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Memorial Day Furniture Sales

    What would your Friday be without Magnolia City Mixtape? Pretty bleak, if you're trying to keep up on all the local music here in Houston. Thankfully, we're here to make that last day of the work week just a bit better. Propain launched his music video for the Departure track, "Say I Won't." Dire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Texas A&M: Where Men Are Women, When It Comes To Title IX

    Aggie women's basketball: Why aren't the dudes pictured?​The New York Times is out today with an interesting look at how colleges cook the books in order to comply with Title IX, the federal law that requires equality in men's and women's collegiate sports. In order not to get afoul of the fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    The New York Times Takes Another Shot at the Cleveland Gang-Rape Story

    Take two​Last Sunday, Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times, noted in his column that the paper's original story on the horrific Cleveland gang rape was a "ham-handed article that led some readers to think we were blaming the 11-year-old victim." He said "the only way to make am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    New York Times Launches Subscription Service

    One wonders if they will start charging admission to enter the lobby too.​The New York Times announced the parameters of its much-anticipated digital subscription service to subscribers via e-mail. Beginning March 28 in the United States (Canada gets a ten-day head start to act as guinea pig), ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Long Live the Houston Press, Be It Dead or Alive

    Reports of our demise have been greatly exaggerated. ​ The New York Times is all over our radar these days. Whether it's the Cleveland gang rape story, the former Chronicle employees' wedding announcement or the paper's new subscription service, the Old Gray Lady has been more relevant for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Jasper's Hidden Past: Terrific Vintage Photos of Black Life

    Alonzo Jordan/Texas African-American Photo Archive​The New York Times has a great slideshow up now called "The Hidden Half of an East Texas Town" featuring photos of black life in Jasper back in the pre-Civil Rights era. They come from a new exhibit at the International Center for Photography ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Mary McBride Finds Home In Prisons, Shelters, Nightclubs

    ​ On her current tour in support of her new CD The Way Home, soul/folk singer-songwriter Mary McBride - best known for the touching "No One's Gonna Love You Like Me" from the of the movie Brokeback Mountain soundtrack - has given herself a challenge: in addition to each club date she will be makin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Girl Talk: "Me Wanting To Interact With The Music I Really Like"

    Bridget Maniaci​ A few days before Girl Talk's Summerfest show this Saturday, Rocks Off took some time to chat with the mash-up maestro - who refuses to call himself a DJ - about his biomedical engineering degree, the much-anticipated follow-up to 2008's Feed the Animals and Super Happy Fun Land. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    9 Places We'd Send The New York Times

    Mark C. AustinJandek (right) and trio at Rudyard's... who says we're not hip?​ As we may have mentioned, Rocks Off was none too pleased when we read The New York Times' most recent article on Houston in this past Sunday's travel section and found exactly zero mentions of anything music-related. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    A Valentine's Day Sure Thing

    Photo by shalawesome​Let's face it; you want to get lucky this Valentine's Day. Well, we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but chocolate isn't going to get you there. Neither are oysters, caviar or champagne. We know all the men out there have their heads in their hands, groaning, "Great, w ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 11, 2010

    Maureen McLane

    A poet’s job description: Put pen to paper

  • Calendar

    January 21, 2010

    Thunder Rock

    Keeping the faith at Company OnStage

  • Calendar

    January 7, 2010

    Mary Karr

    Inprint invites a renowned/reluctant memoirist

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Catfish and Grits

    ​While researching this week's review of Cedar Creek Café, I tried the restaurant's extensive breakfast menu. The Southern-style "biscuits Benedict" featuring poached eggs and fresh hot biscuits were an interesting spin on morning food. But my favorite breakfast was the fried catfish and chee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Sampler Plate: This Week In Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Beyond Beltway 8: Although he shut down his previous food blog, Cory Crow (our ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 15, 2009

    E. L. Doctorow

    The author of Billy Bathgate takes on the inner lives of hoarders

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    You Spend A Billion Dollars And Still Get A Crappy New York Times Review

    Courtesy Dallas Cowboys​You spend over a billion dollars on something, you want to at least get a good review out of it in The New York Times.Alas, Jerry Jones, you're out of luck. As a great philosopher once said....The Times's architectural critic (named, as any Times archiectural critic should ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    An Update On Just How Safe Your Tap Water Is (Or Isn't)

    Illustration courtesy​A little more than a year ago, the Houston Press brought you a story about a growing movement aimed at ditching those store-bought plastic bottles of water for the stuff that flows from the tap. After all, advocates claimed, tap water is safe, cheap and environm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Questions Bellaire High's Whiz Kids Will Have To Answer

    Hair Balls got that warm fuzzy feeling (don't worry, it's not swine flu) when a publicist called to tell us that students from Bellaire High will be competing in the 2009 National Economics Challenge, to be held in New York City May 18. The Challenge is done in a "college bowl tournament" style, fea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Frugality is The New Black

    Okay, so did you realize being thrifty is so very chic right now, dahling?Blech.Everyone from Time to The New York Times is running articles about this new, fabulous feeling of thrift that is sweeping the country like it's a runway fashion or something. The Times article highlighted a man who has (g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Congratulations To The Chronicle

    There's been a ton of bad news coming out of 801 Texas lately, but those who are left have something to (semi-)celebrate: The paper was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in the Breaking News category. The judges praised the "Houston Chronicle staff" for "taking full advantage of online technology a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2009

    Dafnis Prieto

    Web exclusive!

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    More Bad News For Newspapers: Rice Cancels Its Student Subscriptions

    As if the journalism world isn't reeling with news of layoffs, buyouts and doing goddamn more to goddamn less, here's more bad news: Rice is canceling all its student subscriptions to the Houston Chronicle and The New York Times.They'll save $30,000 by doing so.We went to UH, not Rice, so we're not ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 8, 2009

    The Light in the Piazza

    Main Street Theater presents a Tony Award-winning musical about love, loss and, sigh, more love

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    The Times Finds Yet Another Annoying Thing About Houston

    Houston, The New York Times has found yet another thing you do that's highly annoying.Earlier, it was our pathetic efforts at recycling. Now it's the security announcements at what it terms "the grandly named" George Bush Intercontinental Airport."I immediately start grousing about those annoying se ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2009

    Spring Awakening

    There’s sex on the brain — and in the theater — in this raunchy romp through adolescence

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    The Times Finds A Rich Texas Rube To Laugh At

    Houston, we have just what you need to keep up your classy image in these dire economic days: A large story in The New York Times about a home here so lavishly decorated that "it's hard not to gape at a gilt and mirrored hall so boisterously baroque that you half expect Marie Antoinette to appear an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008

    We Are An Accident Victim Coming Out Of A Coma, Apparently

    The New York Times weighed in over the weekend with their take on life in Houston after Ike. Like an accident victim coming out of a coma, the city has been returning to life. The downtown glitters with lights, despite boarded-up windows and doors. More and more gas stations and groceries are open ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 7, 2008

    Fish Frenzy at Tokyo One

    Pile your plate with scads of sashimi at this new all-you-can-eat Japanese buffet

  • Calendar

    September 27, 2007

    ODC’s Velveteen Rabbit

    Would you like some tea with your ballet?

  • Culture

    August 9, 2007

    Setting the Stage

    2007–2008 promises a year of provocative productions

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2007

    Rudy G Comes Out in Favor of Killing Unborn Babies (In a Good Way, Of Course)

    Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani was at Houston Baptist University this morning, talking tough (“A good defense is a strong offense”) and kissing babies (“I am a politician”). The crowd was star struck – after all, this was the guy who appeared in that one Seinfeld episode ab ... More >>

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Bang for the Buck

    Darband Shish Kabob

  • Calendar

    February 8, 2001

    Grunge Residue

    Death Cab for Cutie

  • News

    November 12, 1998
  • Music

    April 2, 1998

    Write or Wrong?

    Marilyn Manson's Long Hard Road Out of Hell is paved with one journalist's bad intentions

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