• Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Hair Balls Viral Video Box Set, Father's Day Weekend Edition

    I hope all of you fathers out there had a great Father's Day. I hope you got everything that you expected, which I know for many of you was a few peaceful hours on the couch to fall asleep to the U.S. Open (and this year's Open was quite conducive to catching a few winks). If you're one of those da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Learn About Houston's Newest Food Trucks in This Week's Feature

    Yesterday, we told you about the trend of food trucks turning into brick and mortar restaurants. Perhaps trend isn't the right word, though. Some food truck owners will tell you it's a necessity or that it was the plan all along. Who wants to work on a food truck forever? Judging by the number of t ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Mexican Music Is Violent. So What?

    America's liberal class and MSMers are abuzz right now over Narco Cultura, a documentary about Mexico's horrific drug war and the musical movement that has risen around it. These libs (and more than a few conservatives) are telling each other and the two Mexicans they know about how Mexican music no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Charles Mingus: A Beginner's Guide to the Late Jazz Great

    True story: once, we were entertaining some people at home and my rat terrier, Mingus, got loose and began mingling with the guests. Because he's an insufferable attention-seeker and since people are nice and tend not to be threatened by terriers, a woman petted him and asked what his name was. I t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Twitter Fight! LeSean McCoy's Baby Momma Goes Insane

    Super Bowl week is off and running, and if it's Super Bowl week it means that there's a chance we could get some NFL-related drama. Back in the day, that drama would be limited to actual shenanigans the night before the game (Barrett Robbins heading to Tijuana, Stanford Jennings getting his drug on, ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 15, 2012

    Philly Poutine

    A first look at the new Pappa Geno's in Bellaire.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Gustavo Arellano: Has the Tide Turned Against Tex-Mex Food?

    Gustavo Arellano isn't just any Mexican. Over the years, the writer has turned himself into almost the "official" Mexican of America thanks in large part to his syndicated column, "Ask a Mexican!" and books like Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. This is his most recent book and one in w ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 6, 2012

    Isn't DACA Just a Ruse to Identify and Deport DREAM Act Students?

    And why might a Mexican family hate a wealthy Mexi-and-white couple?

  • Music

    September 9, 2010

    Los Skarnales

    The punk/ska band adds New Orleans funk.

  • News

    June 17, 2010

    The Killer of His Daughter's Mother

    A cunning American boy becomes a Mexican cartel soldier and East L.A. executioner.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Songs Rocks Off Chose for Our Buddy's Bachelor Party

    In a few weeks, Rocks Off loses another friend to marriage when one of our best friends from high school gets hitched at a church in Sugar Land. Quite honestly, out of all of our best friends, the smart money was on Rocks Off to get married first while Brett was going to linger on as a swinging bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Top 7 Couples' Costumes for Halloween

    Halloween is coming, and that means many, many costuming mistakes will be made by normally sane adults. To help stop this scourge, each Thursday we will be offering tips and analysis of what to avoid, or possibly what to do. Check out past entries here, here and here. There's one thing -- or should ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Joey Harris & the Mentals

    ​From the first bars of ripping blaster "Little Boy," Joey Harris and his Mentals explode like Elvis's heart after a fried banana sandwich. The Mentals don't even bother with a title for this one. It's clear from the Rolling-Stones-in-a-barroom stomp of the opening track that the ethic and spirit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Tremoloco Headed Back Under the Volcano

    Doug Sahm is probably up in heaven with a bottle of Big Red in his hand and a huge smile on his face and bending God's ear about Tremoloco. Lonesome, On'ry and Mean has received an early warning that Tremoloco is returning to Under the Volcano July 22, after a 13-month absence. Composed of Los Lobo ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Sonidos Y Mas: Mariachi Real de San Diego's Mariachi Classics

    Mariachi Real de San Diego Mariachi Classics music has been present in American culture as long as I can remember - I recall watching old Hollywood films set in Mexico or Southern California, where the inevitable trio would come out for a song o ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 14, 2009

    ¿Quieres Chingar?

    amd other suave ways of getting in her chonis

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2007

    Re: KA Paul Charged with Being a Really Sketchy Dude

    In other Kilari news, His Sketchiness’ former right-hand-man has been missing since September, according to the man’s family. Douglas Fred Dodson disappeared shortly after giving a deposition in which he allegedly discussed the inner workings of Kilari’s organizations. He was last seen in hi ... More >>

  • News

    March 8, 2007
  • Music

    February 8, 2007

    Fadin' Renegade

    Doug Supernaw's long, sad spiral

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2006
  • Music

    October 5, 2006

    Rants About Stuff

    A Bevy of Bad News

  • News

    June 8, 2006

    The Plane Truth

    Houston minister Dr. K.A. Paul flies around the globe using Jesus to pull in worldwide donations -- unfortunately spending more money on jet fuel than orphans

  • Music

    May 4, 2006

    Just Say No Ms

    In which we examine Cancuntry music

  • News

    February 9, 2006


    Houston-based immigrants who flock to New Orleans can get all the jobs they want. Getting paid is a lot harder.

  • Culture

    September 23, 2004

    AmeriCCan Splendor

    Culture Clash is a smash at the Alley

  • Dining

    August 12, 2004

    Marinara Monopoly

    Has Amerigo's been resting on its "best restaurant in The Woodlands" laurels too long?

  • Calendar

    July 1, 2004

    Novel Approach

    Michael Patrick Welch is a happy jack-of-all-trades

  • News

    May 27, 2004

    Welcome to Fire Island

    While communities across the country block LNG terminals, Quintana just shrugs

  • News

    May 20, 2004
  • Music

    April 1, 2004

    Terry Allen

    Juarez (Sugar Hill Records)

  • Music

    January 29, 2004

    Scoring the Super Bowl

    NFL Films' music may be stirring, but these songs tell the real story of the big games

  • Music

    November 13, 2003

    Return of Los Vatos Rudos

    Los Skarnales are set to release a new full-length with a new lineup

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2003

    Arms and Race

    Manny Garcia fought both the Viet Cong and racial prejudice

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2003

    Short Stuff

    Seize your three minutes of fame

  • Music

    November 1, 2001

    Ballads Nuevo

    Corridos get updated with drugs and guns

  • Music

    October 11, 2001


    German culture has been a part of Houston for well over a century

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Tresspassers Will Be Prosecuted

    Ranch Rescue's Jack Foote swears he just wants to mend fences. Is pseudomilitary secrecy, right-wing rhetoric and an armed vigilante militia the best way?

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Masked Avengers

    Forget the headgear. Los Straitjackets are having a seriously good time deconstructing instrumental pop.

  • News

    June 29, 2000

    Down for the Count

    "El Matador" Chavez fought his way to the top of the boxing ranks. Now he hopes to make his greatest comeback - if the INS will let him in the ring.

  • Music

    January 27, 2000

    Party On

    Bad breaks haven't slowed Vallejo's funky ascent

  • Music

    February 11, 1999
  • Music

    March 26, 1998

    Tangled Web

    From Mexico to L.A. via Alaska and El Paso, Tito Larriva has seen it all -- and more

  • Calendar

    January 1, 1998
  • Music

    August 14, 1997

    Hats Off

    Dwight Yoakam's the last great country singer -- and he doesn't need a twang to prove it

  • Music

    April 24, 1997
  • Film

    March 10, 1994

    On Location with Boy Rifkin

    The director of The Chase considers Houston and Keaton