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    July 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Summer Food Book Reading List: Read About Food & Eat It Too

    Summer is almost here, and what goes hand-in-hand with a lazy day at the pool or the beach? Why an excellent book, of course! Rather than getting strangely addicted to whatever sensational novel is released (I'm talking about you, 50 Shades of Grey), kick back and relax on the beach or at the pool ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2014
  • Dining

    December 5, 2013

    Time Magazine's 'Gods of Food' Feature Ignites Debate

    Scores of great female chefs are ignored.

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    How Not to Screw Up Homemade Mayonnaise

    First things first: If you've never had homemade mayonnaise, hie thee to Jeannine's Bistro or Cafe Brussels immediately and experience for yourself what real mayo is supposed to taste like. (PROTIP: Eat it with fries.) It's slightly tangy from lemon juice, and a darker chamois color than the wiggly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Woodlands Pavilion Moves Up to World's No. 2 Amphitheatre, Says Pollstar

    Houston's edgy restaurants and diverse museums may have drawn the attention of The New York Times, but both alternative and classic rockers, plus brawny country stars, scattered boy bands and Latin lovers, drew enough people through the turnstiles of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion that concert- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Former Aero Derek Boogaard: Parents File Lawsuit Against NHL, Teams

    The tale of former Houston Aero Derek Boogaard has taken some sad, depressing turns since we profiled him back in 2004. Back then he was an out-and-out goon, trying to make the NHL through his fighting skills. He became a poster boy for concussions in sports, how they're (not) treated and the reper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    This Week in Food Blogs: Everything's Coming Up Houston

    New York Times: Houston is getting all the national love this week. After being called "Texas's best and most diverse food city" by Andrew Knowlton in Bon Appétit, it's getting a spotlight from none other than The Gray Lady herself. The New York Times noted our sprawling Chinatown over the weekend ... More >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2012

    Kaskade's Moment

    On-the-go DJ/producer might be electronica's very own superhero.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    More Texas Cities Considering Bans on Plastic Grocery Bags

    Brownsville set a trend last year when it became the first city in Texas to ban the use of plastic grocery bags in nearly all consumer settings. Brownsville mayor Pat Ahumada told the New York Times that the ban had eliminated 350,000 plastic bags per day, a decrease that "transformed our city from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Top 5 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

    Every couple of weeks, someone on Facebook inevitably poses the question, "Which podcasts should I be listening to? Not This American Life." It's the second most frequent post after "I lost all my numbers. Text me ur cell." If you are one of these curious people, or have a friend who is, then this i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Free for All: Art Without a Price Tag

    Houston gets a visit from architect Hermes Mallea who is dropping by Brazos Bookstore on Friday to sign his book Great Houses of Havana: A Century of Cuban Style. The book features wonderful photographs of some of the most beautiful homes in Havana. One shows a courtyard, glowing in the evening lig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Village Voice Media Responds to Clergy

    A response from Village Voice Media​Today 36 clergy affixed their names to a paid ad and open letter to Village Voice and the classified ad site The full page ad was published in The New York Times. The religious coalition demanded that we close down our legal, adult classifieds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Five ACL '11 Bands That Could Headline In 2012

    Jim BrickerSmith Westerns at Fitz in February​This Thursday night, Rocks Off leaves for the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival at Austin's Zilker Park. This year promises to be a hot one, from the killer temperatures, the constant wildfires just miles from the venue, and the mouth of Frida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Caption This: Rusty Hardin Steals the Spotlight on NYT Front Page

    ​No one would ever call Rusty Hardin a shrinking violet, but when you are standing next to, arguably, the best pitcher ever to play the game of baseball, you'd think perhaps slightly greater discretion. Looking at the cover of Friday's New York Times, however, tells a different story. The gia ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 24, 2011
  • Music

    February 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Gulf Oil Spill: Too Early To Be Optimistic?

    Maybe some good news percolating?​It is too early to be overly optimistic, to answer the headline's question, but reports are starting to bubble up that the Gulf and its wetlands might just have gotten lucky with the BP spill.Lucky in that the results don't seem to be coming close to the worst-cas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Is The Westheimer Block Party Done For?

    Bun B For Lafayette - ATLiens Freestyle from Decatur Dan on Vimeo. • Dave Bry at the witty pop-culture blog The Awl writes about rap music's eternal embrace of consumerism, using Bun B's most recent release, a rap written in honor of Japanese clothing company Lafayette, as an example. It's a great ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 20, 2010

    "East End Live Art: Un/Natural Disasters"

    Voices Breaking Boundaries uses art, music and poetry to address recent and past disasters in Pakistan, Haiti and here

  • Calendar

    February 25, 2010

    Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series: John Banville and Abraham Verghese

    The Irish novelist gets beyond The Sea, and the doctor/memoirist looks home

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    The Mexicanization of the Hot Dog

    ​In Houston, as in Chicago, Los Angeles and Denver, Mexican-style hot dogs have been increasing in popularity. But when the mainstream hot dog chain James Coney Island introduced a Sonoran hot dog last year, you could feel the seismic shift as the tectonic plates of German and Mexican culture ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 7, 2009

    Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

    Go from Twyla to Moses during this program of über-relevant dance

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    The Rockets Get Some Times Love, The Only Love They Apparently Can

    The Houston Rockets are quickly becoming an afterthought in town as Spring Training opens and their tedious soap-opera mediocrity gets pushed to the sidelines. (All of which will change in a blink, of course, if they put together a streak.)But they're getting noticed elsewhere.The New York Times' Su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    The Rockets Get Some Times Love, The Only Love They Apparently Can

    The Houston Rockets are quickly becoming an afterthought in town as Spring Training opens and their tedious soap-opera mediocrity gets pushed to the sidelines. (All of which will change in a blink, of course, if they put together a streak.)But they're getting noticed elsewhere.The New York Times' Su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Attention Guitarists: Learn Your Parts...or Else!

    It's not that uncommon for band rehearsals to erupt into fisticuffs, especially if the groups' ranks include siblings with the last name Davies, Gallagher or Robinson. Sometimes one member or another just can't play their part and it's necessary to beat the crap out of them. But an Italian ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2008

    The Color Purple

    Thank You, Oprah!

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2008


    Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company is set to make us uncomfortable

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2008

    Gutenberg! The Musical

    The printing press is hilarious in this spoof

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008

    Jersey Boys

    The story behind Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons comes to the Hobby Center

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2007

    Your Weekend, Planned

    Monotonix: "Oh! So that's where our missing effects pedal went..." If you need a way to kill time before tonight’s big Ghostland Observatory (Warehouse Live) and Say Anything / Hellogoodbye (Verizon) shows, you’re in luck. At 6 p.m., DiverseWorks is hosting an opening reception for its exhibit o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 1, 2007

    Low B

    M.I.A.’s DJ is the life of the after party

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2007

    The Marketing of the Beast Continues...

    Daniel Kramer All the media-friendly antics have worked: Creciendo en Gracia finally made the New York Times this weekend. There’s nothing new in the article’s 2,400 words, although we noticed Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda wasn’t quoted anywhere in it, so we shot off an email to media rep ( ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 4, 2007

    Pot o' Gold

    Riches await Houston theatergoers

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    Snap to It

    Comeback kids, rhymin' Limeys and songs about partying defined Hip-Hop Nation in 2006

  • Calendar

    August 10, 2006

    Ghostly Musical Resurrected

    Casper, Cap and the Antichrist back on stage

  • Calendar

    July 27, 2006
  • Dining

    October 23, 2003


    Vic's Backyard Bar-B-Q Barn serves great links and ribs, but its owner isn't from around here

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • News

    July 24, 2003

    Paige Boy Returns

    HISD's most aggressive marketer comes back to help

  • Calendar

    April 24, 2003
  • News

    November 14, 2002

    Paying for It

    Stung by critics, KPRC dials up escort services

  • News

    February 14, 2002

    A Lucky Joe

    Plus: Smouldering Inside, Flunking English, Museum Stakes

  • Dining

    December 13, 2001

    Under $5

    Darband Shish Kabob is as cheap as McDonald's, but that's about the only similarity

  • Dining

    November 1, 2001

    Cafe sans Society

    Café Compliqé welcomes diners from every walk of life

  • News

    February 1, 2001

    Celebrate Good Times

    The Bush inaugural is a wonderful, wonderful thing

  • News

    March 9, 2000
  • Calendar

    October 29, 1998

    Night & Day

    October 29 - November 4, 1998

  • News

    August 4, 1994

    Hotze In the Media Fun House

    Rest easy: he doesn't want the state to kill gays

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