February 24, 2014. A Monday. Go Texan Day, Houston's unofficial start of rodeo season, was still four days away. Stories in that week's Time magazine included "Mexico's New Mission," "Biden Unplugged," and a look at brand-new Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. Songs popular at the time were Katy Perry' ... More >>
See that map above? It knows things. It knows if most of your entire state is sporting permed ponytails and jamming out to horrible '90s rock, like in North Dakota. But it also knows when your state is a bunch of bearded hipsters with collective "outsider" tastes, like Pennsylvania. It even knows ... More >>
Scores of great female chefs are ignored.
Time magazine recently published a feature on the 13 most influential people in the food world. The list actually included 15 people and a company, but it wasn't the fact that Time editors seemingly can't count that had readers, chefs, restaurateurs and just about everybody else in the food industry ... More >>
Memorial Hermann treats patients without insurance, tells them not to worry about the cost and then sues them for thousands of dollars.
Canadian rap superstar Drake and R&B phenom Miguel will share a bill at Toyota Center on November 13, Live Nation announced earlier this morning. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday at livenation.com, houstontoyotacenter.com, 1-866-4HOUTIX or at most Houston-area Randall's stores. Drake will ... More >>
Updated with comments from Sundown Superintendent Mike Motheral and Murray Lipp, who runs Gay Marriage USA's Facebook site. On Wednesday morning, an eighth grader at Sundown Middle School approached Morgan Sisk, a senior at Sundown's high school. The 1,400-strong town, located just west of Lubbock, ... More >>
Veteran rockers Rush brought their steampunk-themed concept album to Toyota Center December 2.
Dave Brubeck, the professorial jazz pianist and composer whose No. 2 album Time Out was a standard of the Mad Men era, has died at age 91, the Associated Press reported Wednesday morning. Brubeck's manager, Russell Gloyd, told the AP that Brubeck died of heart failure on his way to a cardiologist ap ... More >>
Yesterday we wrote about how Houston and Russia are getting together to honor Yuri Gagarin and John Glenn (we listed five awesome Gagarin paintings Houston should have received in place of the artwork it did end up with), and that stirred up a bit of NASA nostalgia. Face it, the space program has b ... More >>
We're back from the first installment of chef chat with Sophie Elhage and her husband and co-owner, Hadi of Skewers. EOW: So I hear you had a fire here...
Photo from TimeCadilalc Ranch is a gimme. The others, maybe notTime magazine has put together its list of the 50 Greatest Roadside Attractions in America. When you've got the national resources of a media empire like Time, this is the type of thing you can do.Exactly four of the 50 "nostalgic, ga ... More >>
Time magazineAnnise Parker's official Time photo, looking stiff but proudly displaying comfortable shoesMayor Annise Parker is the 13th Most Influential or 13th Most Something, person in America, according to Time magazine.Time's 2010 list of "the people who most affect our world" is out, and fea ... More >>
In 1928, Jesse Jones -- grand poobah of Houston, Lord of Suite 8-F -- was determined to bring national glory to his town by hosting the 1928 Democratic convention. Cleveland, San Francisco and Detroit also wanted the prize, but Jones took a $200,000 check to the bidding committee and got the nod. ... More >>
On May 17, 1967 racial tension and misinformation led to a riot on the Texas Southern University campus.At the time, Houston, like the rest of the country, was struggling with race relations. Herman Short was chief of police under Mayor Louie Welch; Short was especially disliked by Houston's b ... More >>
Farrah Fawcett passed away today at the age of 62. Males of a certain generation (those born between 1900 and 1972) will always hold the former Jill Munroe in special esteem for the role she played in hastening their adolescence.There was that poster, for starters, and her short-lived but memorable ... More >>
Time magazine has done a comprehensive report on the suicides among Army recruiters, a massive piece with plenty of attention paid to the troubles in Houston.As we read it, we wondered -- more and more as it went on -- how they were not giving any credit to the Houston Chronicle, which has been doin ... More >>
We first broke the news in October; the Houston Chronicle noticed it earlier this month, and now Time magazine has discovered it: There will be no one sent to Death Row from Harris County this year.Which, in historical terms, is kind of like saying Texas high schools will not be sending anyone to bi ... More >>
We stumbled across a Time magazine article from 1970 with a startling headline: "Houston Seeks The Refugees." Times have changed. But maybe not -- the "refugees" in question were big corporations and their workforces, apparently eager to escape "the problem-plagued urban areas of the Northeast." ... More >>
We talked below about a 1970 Time magazine article on Houston's efforts to attract Yankees. As we mentioned, one of the things Time discussed was a $1.2 billion development that was about to be built "on the edges of downtown." That translates to about $9 billion in today's dollars, which is one bi ... More >>
Kiss a tiger, why dont you?
Following the lame-brained argument, we're all to blame for this movie
The Adjective Nouns
Roman Polanskis debut is a thriller
Time magazine's star speaks out
The Martha Graham Dance Company defines modern movement
Snarky comedian Kathy Griffin stops by Houston to dish on Hollywood's elite
Forget the office-football draft, dude. Here's a far cooler way to waste your time and your employer's money.
With summer almost over, the theater scene's heating up
A snake and a lady in a bikini take up residence at Space 125 Gallery
A documentary looks under the skirt of Wendy Chicago
Lanier bolted the booster group after an ill friend negotiated a buyout
Live dangerously with the Double Dumbass Combo at Gilhooley's Raw Bar
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The Jurassic Park sequel isn't nearly nasty enough