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  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    The Supremes Won't Hear Gay Marriage Cases, So What About Texas?

    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court shocked the hell out of everybody when they declined without comment to hear any of the cases brought before them appealing state bans on gay marriage in Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana. The move made gay marriage legal in those states, but it left T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    45 Years On, Jazz Fest Remains an Irresistible Draw

    The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival wrapped up its 45th anniversary celebration this weekend with an announcement that Shell Oil will remain the festival's presenting sponsor for at least five more years, when it will turn 50. The seven-day event was blessed with near-perfect weather and play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    BP Back in Gulf Waters Thanks to the EPA

    Once upon a time (about four years ago) it seemed like British Petroleum's oil spilling sins in the Gulf of Mexico would never be forgiven. First the Deepwater Horizon became a fireball in the Gulf of Mexico. Then countless barrels of oil gushed from the ocean floor for weeks before the well was fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    In Memoriam: The Daily New Orleans Times-Picayune

    And so it has come to pass: an venerable and award-winning major metropolitan daily has ceased publishing every day. Last week, Newhouse Newspapers announced that this fall, their new acquisition, the 175-year-old New Orleans Times-Picayune, would only hit the streets in print form three days a we ... More >>

  • News

    April 14, 2011

    Life Without Parole

    John Kinsel remains in prison even after alleged rape victim recanted.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    The Gumbo from Goode Co. Seafood

    ​I recently found a copy of Cooking up a Storm: Recipes Lost and Found from the Times-Picayune of New Orleans at Half-Price Books, and had planned to try the recipe for gumbo on Fat Tuesday but ran out of time. I still had my heart set on some Mardi Gras gumbo, even if I couldn't make it mysel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Has the "Foodie" Backlash Begun?

    Courtesy of Toothpaste For Dinner​Late last year, all of the sister papers in the Village Voice Media chain were informed that we were no longer to use the word "foodie" in blogs or in print. The reason? "Foodie" has not only become overused but has developed a strongly negative connotation: A ... More >>

  • News

    April 1, 2010

    Telling New Orleans

    The Wire's creator moves south in Treme on HBO.

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager

    ​Do you love strawberries? Do you love beer? If so, then you'll love Abita's Strawberry Harvest. Strawberry Harvest is a wheat beer made with real Ponchatoula strawberries. Some liken it to Purple Haze but with strawberries instead of raspberries. This lager is crisp and light with a subtle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Crypticon Countdown: Troma's Lloyd Kaufman On The Toxic Avenger And His Yale Classmate George W. Bush

    ​The legendary Lloyd Kaufman is the co-founder of Troma Studios, and directed classics such as The Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke 'Em High, and Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, which will be screening this weekend at Crypticon Houston. Hair Balls asked the legendary actor, author and Yale g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Cooking Up a Storm: Shrimp and Corn Chowder

    ​ When I fell in love with the shrimp soup at Mama's Cajun Cuisine, I knew just where to go to get a recipe. Cooking up a Storm: Recipes Lost and Found from The Times-Picayune of New Orleans is one of the most well-thumbed cookbooks on my bookshelf. This instant classic, written by Times-Pica ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 16, 2009

    One Man's Trash

    Discarded plywood in Brazil becomes engaging art at the Rice Gallery.

  • Culture

    February 12, 2009

    Pleasure Cruiser

    Why is Paul Villinski's "Emergency Response Studio" parked outside Rice Gallery?

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2007

    Get Lit: ESPN Gameday Gourmet, by Pableaux Johnson

    “Under no circumstances will you be required to open a can of Cream of Mushroom soup.” - Pableaux Johnson Pableaux Johnson clearly is having fun in this cookbook as a sample of some of his recipe titles --“Keg of Nails Beer Batter Bread,” “Goal-Line Mash-Up Guacamole” and “Laura’s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 30, 2007

    Chris Rose

    1 Dead in Attic: After Katrina

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2007

    Radio Houstoned: Chris Rose and Hurricane Katrina

    To listen to our interview with author Chris Rose and a short reading from 1 Dead in Attic, After Katrina click the LISTEN button below. A crime reporter and columnist for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Chris Rose had been covering politics, pop culture and NOLA nightlife. All that chan ... More >>

  • News

    August 24, 2006

    Hog Wild

    Feral pigs are ugly, destructive and mean. Some people in Texas just love to trap, stab or shoot them. Or put them in rodeos. With dogs.

  • News

    March 16, 2006

    Displaced in the Diaspora

    New Orleans mayoral candidates are looking for votes -- and finding them in Houston

  • News

    December 22, 2005

    Losing Ugly

    Remember when we praised City Hall? Forget it.

  • Dining

    May 1, 2003

    Barbecue in Black and White

    Carving the racism out of Texas barbecue mythology

  • News

    October 20, 1994

    Little Big Crony

    Bob Lanier's buddy Billy Burge wants to play the power game the way it was played in the old days. . . . . . But the rules have changed.