Houston's 10 best Tex-Mex restaurants.
My 80-year old mother may not know his name but she knows his face. "You mean that handsome young man who talks about wine on the Today show with Kathie Lee [Gifford] and Hoda [Kotb]?" she asks when I mention that I'm having lunch in Houston with Food & Wine executive wine editor Ray Isle. But hey ... More >>
Texas claims three of the top spots.
The 10 most overhyped stories of 2012.
Journalists are really fond of writing about stories that went underreported every year. Too often, however, they forget to remind us all that those critical stories that went without needed coverage did so because stories with little merit wound up filling the airwaves and pages of newspapers. Unf ... More >>
The NFL's replacement referees have made plenty of egregious errors during the first three weeks of the regular season. They nearly handed the Seahawks a win in Week One by giving them an extra time out in their game with Arizona. They extended last Monday's game between the Broncos and the Falcons ... More >>
Bachman & Turner: Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC $14.98 90 mins. Eagle Rock While some politicians have faced a musician's wrath for using unauthorized music in their campaign events, Randy Bachman and Fred Turner were more than happy to perform their enduring tune "Takin' Care of Business" at ... More >>
Every now and then, because it's the "worldwide leader in sports" and can get away with random programming heat checks whenever it wants, ESPN will try and force-feed the viewing public some ill-fated attempt to blend sports and pop culture. Examples include: - Who's Now?, an ongoing feature a fe ... More >>
"The Wines Of Texas Are Upon You" may have seemed like a bland seminar title when compared with spicier ones like "Everything You Need To Know About Wine But Were Afraid to Ask" and "Super Star Wines." But the fact that the Austin Food & Wine Festival (which made its debut over the weekend) includ ... More >>
After tweeting about the alleged sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her father — and an investigation that came up empty — Ashley Billasano killed herself.
"I grew up in West University, and later in the Braeswood/Meyerland area," said Food & Wine executive wine editor Ray Isle when he and I chatted over email yesterday. "I left Houston after college -- I went to Rice, which is also where my dad taught -- and moved to Austin to be in a crappy band." I ... More >>
Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyThe daughter who was whipped by Aransas County judge William Adams and caused an internet sensation by posting the video to YouTube took to the Today show to tell her story. Her mother, now, Adams's ex-wife -- who also whipped ... More >>
We recently wrote about a new crop of Texas license plates with a variety of themes, most of them sports related. One of the designs, however, was for the Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain that isn't even based in the Lone Star State. We certainly understand the passion of a sports fan, but ... More >>
Billy Joel Live at Shea Stadium: The Concert Sony Legacy, $13.98 While not a Queens-bred boy, what better choice for a musical performer to close out Shea before its demolition than Billy Joel? Filmed over two nights in July 2008, this 2-CD/1-DVD package offers a great overview of Joel's car ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttThe famous Murray's Cheese Shop didn't start out as the epicenter of the cheese universe. Its roots were much more humble than that: a sort of general store founded in 1940 by Murray Greenberg to sell butter and eggs to area residents in Greenwich Village. It trade ... More >>
Stweart, Perry: Adios, mofoIn the wake of his big victory, Governor Rick Perry immediately focused like a laser beam on the state's massive budget gap. Or maybe he went on a book tour.In a series of interviews in which the cloying coyness about 2012 will be palpable, Perry is headed to the East C ... More >>
As Mexican drug cartels increasingly recruit American teens as runners, a Sugar Land teen goes across the border and ends up dead.
Crude on the outside, sweet in the middle: Get Him to the Greek.
Marijuana's steady creep toward legalization nationwide.
It's official: flu season is here and it's hit with a vengeance. Television news reports deliver frightening messages from the Director of Health and Human Services while we're forced to watch Matt Lauer get a flu shot on the Today Show, and our moms keep calling us to remind us to get plenty of res ... More >>
Get on the bus, it's a family affair.
All grown up, some children of sperm donors are trying to break through the secrecy that keeps them from knowing their family history
Levi Draher came back from the dead. Other players were not so lucky.
Chris Botti on selling -- and not selling -- jazz
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Author Lisa Fittipaldi shares her blind devotion to painting in a new book
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This sneak preview by a UT film student stole more than the show at Sony Studios
Debra Duncan pays her dues, hits her cues and hopes to be the next Oprah
While a doddering Dome watches, wranglers and the ultrarich welcome a sports palace
Dear Railcar Killer...
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Nicolas Kanellos uses his radical training to get books to the people
Kurt and Courtney overcomes serious flaws for an intriguing, offbeat documentary
John Axelrod has a plan to make classical music hip--and himself hot