There's an online map that lets you look at countries with the most Visa applications to live and work in Houston. The You Are Here project from MIT's media lab looked at 1775 permanent visa applications in Houston in 2012 and 2013. Software developers and computer engineers were among the bigges ... More >>
Schwarma. Gyro. Trompo. Döner. The popular fast food has many names, but only one of them is taking Houston by storm: The döner kebap, a German street food staple brought to the Bayou City by two Austinites who own the restaurant Verts. Sound complicated? It's gets more tangled. The Germans cl ... More >>
We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town. So far, we've covered Montrose, River Oaks, and Midtown. Today we're diving into Greenway/Upper Kirby's restaurant-packed 'hood. Here's our list of the best cheap (under $10) lunch spots that this area ... More >>
Critics say the common cat surgery is painful and can lead to other problems.
Who they are: Turquoise Grill has received many awards for its Turkish cuisine over the years. It was chosen as the Best Mediterranean in Houston by the Houston A List and was recently named as one of the top 10 restaurants in the Upper Kirby area here at Eating...Our Words. Owner Yilmaz "Jim" Dok ... More >>
In 2010, writer and producer Javed Mohammed decided to get the ball rolling on World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film. The internationally recognized holiday annually celebrated on March 15 is meant to spotlight the peaceful contributions followers of Islam make to society, and to art ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo held its annual Gold Buckle Foodie Awards in which the dozens of carnival food vendors enter their yearly over-the-top culinary creations to be judged by a ravenous pit of on-air media personalities and journalists. "I've been doing this five ... More >>
As lead vocalist for the '60s British Invasion band the Animals, Eric Burdon fronted what was perhaps the toughest R&B-influenced group from the era (sorry, Stones fans), and had a second incarnation exploring psychedelic music. In his collaborations with War, Burdon pushed the boundaries of impro ... More >>
Just when we thought we'd never read any more reporting from our favorite stripper-journalist-professor, Sarah Tressler has landed a job with the San Antonio Express-News. Editor Mike Leary told us in an e-mail that Tressler was tapped to be part of the paper's Go Team, which "covers breaking news, ... More >>
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We're tackling the city's neighborhoods one by one now that the Best of Houston issue is out. First was Montrose, then the Heights and now Rice Village, an area that's absolutely saturated with great restaurants. One of the best things about the saturation in Rice Village is how easy it is to park ... More >>
A new doc explores the Texas Board of Education's fight against science, history.
12 Angry Men stars Henry Fonda, E.G. Marshall, Jack Warden and Jack Klugman; Sidney Lumet directs. The Setup: Sidney Lumet made his directorial debut in 1957 with 12 Angry Men. The film takes place almost entirely inside a hot, stuffy jury room. An 18-year-old Hispanic man is on trial for killing ... More >>
Photo by Mandy OaklanderMayor Parker backed Saturday's citywide iftar. Sealed bottles of water sit on the white-clothed tables before the crowd of thirsty fasters. It's Ramadan, so for one month, observant Muslims like those gathered here at the downtown convention center will abstain from ea ... More >>
Carrie Applegate JaegerCowboy BurgerAre you guilty of creating boring burgers with uninspired toppings? Central Market is here to rescue you. Now through July 5, the store is featuring burgers and their sidekicks throughout the store. David Kiser, Head of Central Market's Cooking School, s ... More >>
Photos by Jason WolterHayes Carll Warehouse Live December 28, 2010 It was almost New Year's Eve, just not cold as hell for Houston. For the third year in a row, Woodlands native Hayes Carll shambled back from Austin for his post-Christmas show at Warehouse Live, which might explain why the ... More >>
Debbie Riddle -- You've been out-wingnutted!!We're just days away from the 2010 Turkeys of the Year issue, where we honor what is best in Turkeydom for the past year. This will be our eighth edition of the awards, and as always competition is stiff. Building up to the grand announcement of th ... More >>
Gary Kubiak loses something? Un-possible!It's a week or so away from the 2010 Turkeys of the Year issue, where we honor what is best in Turkeydom for the past year. This will be our eighth edition of the awards, and as always competition is stiff. Building up to the grand announcement of the ... More >>
Bill White loses another raceIt's a week or so away from the 2010 Turkeys of the Year issue, where we honor what is best in Turkeydom for the past year. This will be our eighth edition of the awards, and as always competition is stiff. Building up to the grand announcement of the winners, we' ... More >>
Dr. Dog shrugs off faint praise.
Photo courtesy of New GroundsLet's say your kids hit the "cool" houses this year at Halloween -- the ones that don't give away crap like apples and toothbrushes -- and brought home one hell of a haul. Congrats to you for living in a neighborhood with decent neighbors! Now what to do with all ... More >>
Centers for Disease Control LibraryMonday night, as the crickets sang sweet songs into the early fall air, Rocks Off hung a wreath made of rubber bats on our door, and wrapped up copies of Old Yeller and Cujo to surprise our young daughter with when she awoke the next morning. Ahhh, is there ... More >>
Athlete Frank Lenz went on an über-outing
Late Thursday, word came across the ticker that legendary comedian and TV star Soupy Sales had passed away at age 83. After a stint in the military and on radio, Sales went on to be one of the major pioneers of televised sketch and children's comedy. In 1965, he pulled a stunt where he asked his ... More >>
Photos: Hayes Carll/ Craig Hlavaty; Dash Rip Rock, Robert Earl Keen/ Chris Gray On their 1996 self-titled debut LP, Hee Haw-loving Nashville ironists BR5-49 cut a song called "Little Ramona (Gone Hillbilly Nuts)." Anyone who has read either the paper or this site in the past few weeks will ... More >>
Today is NASA’s 50th anniversary. It is also almost 40 years since the organization’s signature acheivement, but hey, Kurt Cobain peaked early too. Almost 500 people have been trained as astronauts in NASA’s lifetime. And they haven’t all been the clean-cut, strong-jawed John Glenn types. ... More >>
Storylines and cultures crash in this German/Turkish import — and isn't it arty?
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We're not sure why, but Texas Southern's flamboyant, fabulous, free-spending and non-felonious former president Priscilla Slade is back in the news. Several media outlets around the country have picked up a recent AP report that essentially recounts Slade's luxurious lifestyle and how the criminal ... More >>
Try the hearty soups and stews at this fancy new Bosnian restaurant, or just hang out and drink Turkish-style coffee
You, too, can patrol our borders
That's not the sky falling, just Disney's Chicken Little
Future racing stars gun it at the Greater Houston Soapbox Derby
The legislature offers a solution to playground problems
Greenspoint says it's just as good as the Galleria, darn it
Atom Egoyan tells a personal story of the Armenian genocide in Ararat
HGO rescues Mozart's Abduction
Houstonians have broad minds, and stomachs
Horses focuses on the children whose actions speak volumes about the persecuted Kurds
A knife thrower and a suicidal woman try their hand at romance in Girl on the Bridge