For two years, Comcast SportsNet viewers had sarcastically needled Bill Doleman, asking him why he didn't dress more like his Houston Rockets studio show co-host, Calvin Murphy, whose flamboyant suits crashed nightly through every barrier of sartorial subtlety at warp speed. So it was appropriate, ... More >>
Each week in this space, I plan to give you, the faithful HoustonPress.com news blog reader, six picks against the spread for the upcoming football weekend. I would encourage you to read them even if you don't plan to wager as they serve the dual purpose of conveying football predictions as well as ... More >>
In sports talk radio, there is a running joke about the "Matts." The Matts are a gaggle of NFL starting (or recently starting) quarterbacks that coincidentally all fall somewhere between, like, 10th and 45th among quarterbacks in terms of their perception around the league. It's a huge chunk of the ... More >>
It was more than just a game. At least that was the message emblazoned across the jumbotron at Minute Maid Park Saturday night as the Houston Astros hosted Albert Pujols and the rest of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. It was a game where two of the most beloved and successful baseball players thi ... More >>
Several weeks ago, I wrote a cover story for the print edition of the Houston Press that focused on the marketing-centric, "color outside the lines" culture of minor league baseball. In a world that is as much, if not more about the events and effects surrounding the game as it is the game itself, ... More >>
Hospitals, doctors and dealers have made Medicare the nation's sweetest crime. The feds are now trying to shutter the door.
Above is Dean Martin doing "Houston" on his television show. Epic fail, but nice outfit. As you may have read, Forbes magazine recently determined that, by their measurement criteria, Houston is now America's coolest/hippest city. Of course, while the rest of the world has looked down its nose for ... More >>
Another Wine Blog: Love born in the blogosphere. It's a beautiful thing. A few weeks ago, when I shared a glass of stinky, delicious Cortese (from Piedmont) with tandem wine bloggers Amy and Joe Power, authors of Another Wine Blog, they told me the story of how they met in the "pre-blog" era, in a ... More >>
More, Parker. More.Hey, Mayor Parker! Drop those bacon-wrapped Cheetos. In fact, drop everything, and become a vegan. You're not doing anything else, are you? So supposes Dr. Neal Barnard, a nutritionist who's coming all the way from D.C. to fix Houston's lardy lifestyle with legumes. As p ... More >>
Marc Brubaker Two Juggalos at ICP's most recent Houston show, October 2009 at Warehouse Live. Tomorrow night, Houston-area fans of Insane Clown Posse will descend on Walter's on Washington for one of the periodic "Gathering of the Juggalos." We'll have a full report on the Faygo-doused eve ... More >>
Catch up on previous posts through the links last week.It was a difficult week to gauge the relative strength of the Longhorns and Irish, since both teams had a bye week. The Irish had what is known as a "real" bye week; the Longhorns played Colorado, which is the same thing. (For you non-Buffs f ... More >>
[Ed. Note: This is a new weekly Rocks Off column by Nick DiFonzo, author of Seriously Bad Album Covers and keeper of bizarrerecords.com. Enjoy.] Ratchell, II (Decca, 1972) Fake Band Bio (clockwise from top left): Zach (guitar): Plays well but is always late for practice, and usually shows up s ... More >>
Houston experimental-music journal needs a hand
Houston's pro basketball team pins (at least a part of ) its hopes on a brainiac GM
An Online Casting Call Seeks A New Biggie Smalls
Friday, June 23, at Blanco's, 3406 West Alabama, 713-439-0072
Genderqueer: Straight or gay, these kids refuse to play dress-up by the rules
Where to take your crew this Halloween weekend
Ghouls and grief along the Columbia debris trail
Ghouls and grief along the Columbia debris trail
The wretched fight their way to redemption in the awesome Amores Perros
Bass kills and lesions on fish worry Sam Rayburn anglers. So does the state's plan to lower the lake's pollution standards.
Main street's light rail is on it's way, and boosters hope to see passengers lining up for a ride
Tary Owens helped rescue the early roots of Texas music. Then those songs saved Owens from himself.
The life-suffocating Salvinia molesta has entered Texas waterways. It's green, fast and deadly.
In Four Days in September, the political is personal
Bobbindoctrin makes one thing perfectly clear -- puppets aren't just for kids anymore.
The Smithereens don't have a hot new angle, only solid old sounds
The chords are the same, but the lyrics are en espanol. The rockeros like it, yes they do.
More than just a blue period, Ma Rainey sings -- and boasts and celebrates and laments -- the tale of a culture