• Blogs

    August 13, 2014

    5 Tips for Rick Perry if He Insists on a 2016 Run

    Fish swim and birds fly and politicians run for political office - these truths are pretty self-evident. But it still comes as a faint shock that Gov. Rick Perry popped up in Iowa this week lambasting President Obama. He's been sharing his views on troops in Iraq, he's been spouting off opinions on ... More >>

  • News

    May 1, 2014

    Texas Is Losing Out on Millions of Dollars Thanks to Its Defective Property-Tax System

    Across the state, private companies are able to slash their property-tax assessments, but homeowners aren’t as lucky with their county appraisal districts.

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    NBA Finals: Give Houston What It Wants, Rashard Lewis Vs T-Mac

    We interrupt this widespread panic over LeBron James's possibly being human (and this widespread panic....and this widespread panic....) for a request. Oh, wait a second...Gary Neal just hit another three...okay, continuing... We interrupt this widespread panic for a request.... Damn! Danny Green ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Texas Concert For Conservation at Sam Houston Race Park, 5/18/2013

    Texas Concert For Conservation Featuring Dwight Yoakam, Robert Earl Keen, Hayes Carll & Ray Wylie Hubbard Sam Houston Race Park May 18, 2013 If I wanted to make a dopey analogy, which I'm going to do anyway, I'd say Texas' coastal waters and our wry but soulful singer-songwriters are two of this s ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 25, 2013

    From Tacos to Tikka Masala

    Houston's 10 best classic food trucks.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to German Cuisine

    Modern-day Texans may not see much German influence when they look around, but the indirect effects of decades of German settlement still linger in large pockets of the state. The first waves of German immigration began in the 1830s ahead of the European Revolutions of 1848 that sent floods of Fort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Top Five Houston Sports Figures Who Should Champion Our Music Scene

    Linebacker Connor Barwin, late of the Houston Texans, recently traded a solid music scene for a better cheesesteak by defecting to the NFC's Philadelphia Eagles. He began his professional football career in Houston and parlayed nearly 15 sacks over the last two seasons into a six-year, $36 million c ... More >>

  • News

    March 14, 2013

    Breaking Bad: Digital Drug Sales, Analog Drug Deaths

    The feds and a prosecutor say a Houston company selling synthetic drugs on the Internet is responsible for the deaths of teenagers in Minnesota and North Dakota.

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Brandi Key of Coppa, On Making the Perfect Pizza and Coppa's Next Move

    Brandi Key Coppa Ristorante Italiano 5555 Washington Tel: 713-426-4260 This is Part 2 of a three-part Chef Chat series. You can read Part 1 here and Part 3 in this same space Friday. EOW: So the concept of Coppa as being an Italian Restaurant, and you coming from Pappa's, how did that evolve and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    SXSW Releases First Batch of 2013 Performers

    Here go hell come, SXSW has just released the first batch of names for the 2013 festival. I know, only a week after Fun Fun Fun Fest and a month since ACL. Did you see the FPSF blog from earlier today? Yeah, time is moving too fast. The big names on the list so far include the Zombies, Alt-J, Akro ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 23, 2012

    The Real Deal at Taqueria La Macro

    Taqueria offers al pastor-style meat cooked on a classic trompo.

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    In Photos: Trompos de Mexico

    In this week's cafe review of Northside restaurant Taqueria La Macro, which specializes in tacos de trompo, we take a brief look at the history of the trompo itself, which I was excited to find in Houston proper: And sure enough, sitting right there in the open kitchen surrounded by sanitation-main ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    NBA Players Discuss Starting A New League (Go Ahead And Laugh, It's Okay)

    GREAT idea!!​"Obviously we're trying to ... get this lockout resolved. We want to play NBA basketball. But if it doesn't happen what are we gonna do? We can't just sit around and not do anything. So we have to figure out ways to now continue to play basketball at a high level against top compe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Ingredient of the Week: Greek Yogurt

    Photo by John SuhFalafel with garlic yogurt dip​What is it? Greek yogurt is a strained yogurt that has been filtered to remove whey, which means it has twice as much protein but less carbohydrates than regular yogurt. In addition to protein, it is a good source of probiotics, calcium, ribofl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    2011 NBA Draft -- The Live Blog

    Keep coming back for the latest​The overwhelming consensus on the 2011 NBA Draft is that it's, by and large, a pretty underwhelming group of players, and it may quite possibly be completely devoid of future All-Stars. So why am I so excited about tonight's festivities? Because of all the thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    2011 NBA Draft -- A Reminder of the Rockets' Purgatory

    NBA Draft: Do Rocket fans have anything to look forward to?​In the second season of The Sopranos, after getting shot in the abdomen and nearly dying, Christopher has dreams while in a coma about going to a place where people die every day the same painful way they died on earth. Convinced that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Saturday Night: Peter Murphy At Numbers

    Photos by Jef With One F​Peter Murphy Numbers March 19, 2011 The way the main man of a solo act walks out onto the stage says a lot about the kind of show you're going to get. Some beg for accolades, some are utterly indifferent. The word that came to mind as Murphy took center stage, flanke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    DeLay Guilty of Money Laundering

    Sad Tom DeLay is sad...and guilty​ For five years, the case against Tom DeLay for money laundering through his Texans for a Republican Majority PAC has been seemingly trapped in the Texas courts facing pre-trial appeals. On November 1, it finally made it to trial and today the verdict is in: g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    iFest President & CEO Jim Austin Stepping Down February 1

    Festival not booking Justin Beiber, interim replacement says GroovehouseGeorge Clinton at iFest 2010​Speaking of festivals... The Houston International Festival announced earlier today that Dr. James Austin will retire as president and chief executive officer of the Houston Festival Foundati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    World Cup: Is It Worth It, Rooting For The Americans?

    The left-back spot is the Americans' Achilles heel​So the FIFA World Cup is only days away, and you have no idea what to make of Team USA's chances. Sure, they teased us a little last summer with their second-place finish at the Confederations Cup, beating then 1 ranked Spain, then having Brazil o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2009

    Announcing Our Musical Turkey of the Year: You, the Concert-Going "Fans" of Houston

    ​Rocks Off was looking at a tour schedules recently when we realized that two artists we love, Danish band Mew and Swedish songstress El Perro Del Mar were planning trips to Texas. Trips that included stops in Austin, of course, and Dallas, and even San Antonio. But not Houston. Sometimes our favo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Heroic Iraqi Refugee On His Deathbed As Family Struggles to Obtain Temporary Visas to Be At His Side

    Photo courtesy of Dario Lipovac​Houston's Iraqi refugee community is saying a painful goodbye to one of its most valued members. Now Marwan Hamza's friends are scrambling to help his family do the same. Hamza, 22, is on his deathbed at Memorial Herman hospital after crashing his car earlie ... More >>

  • Film

    August 27, 2009

    Snack Attack

    Love is a battlefield in the powerful Postman rethink Jerichow

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Rex Grossman: Can He Become One Of the Top Five Texans QBs Ever?

    The Houston Texans have signed former Chicago Bears quarterback Rex Grossman. Do a Google-news search for the move and one of the first things that comes up is this, from a fan blog: Now on to the butt of many Chicago jokes...Rex Grossman. June 12th 2009 is a day that should go down in Chicago hist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    One Of Our Turkeys Of The Year Might Be Impeached

    A state rep from Fort Worth has called for the impeachment of Sharon Keller, the chief justice of the Criminal Court of Appeals.Rep. Lon Burnam wants her taken to task for the infamous incident in 2007 where she closed the court's offices sharply at 5 pm, even though a lawyer for a Death Row inmate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Get Lit: Gay Travels in the Muslim World

    Michael T. Luongo originally wanted to call his latest book Gay Travels in Islam, but the editor thought it was too controversial. Instead it became Gay Travels in the Muslim World. “I don’t really see a difference,” Luongo told Hair Balls. Luongo, who lives in New York, was working a travel ... More >>

  • News

    December 7, 2006
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    January 29, 2004
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    June 26, 2003

    Logos, Lies and Layoffs

    A walk in the city parks department

  • Calendar

    April 24, 2003

    An Evening of Torture

    The Amnesty International production "Torture Watch" isn't out to entertain

  • News

    April 24, 2003

    The Love of Giants

    Yao Ming and Ye Li won't be seeing each other May 6 after all

  • News

    October 10, 2002

    Diva of the Deal

    How Enron's high temptress turned massive projects into a $2 billion wet dream for the company -- and an estimated $100 million profit for herself

  • Music

    May 30, 2002

    Peter Murphy

    Thursday, May 30

  • Music

    May 9, 2002

    Living in Harmony

    Global Groove's Wednesday-night jam puts the hump back in hump day

  • News

    November 15, 2001

    No Veiled Threats

    Heidi covers her face when she leaves the house. So do an increasing number of Muslim women in Houston. But don't call them terrorists -- or oppressed.

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Testing the Truth

    How does a Rice grad go global with DNA analyses? It's all in the marketing.

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    Bullets After Brunch

    Marc Kajs repeatedly asked the police for protection. They said theycouldn't do anything until his stalker physically harmed him. Eight bulletslater it was too late.

  • Music

    October 21, 1999

    Love Supreme

    Husband-and-wife R&B team are back in H-town

  • News

    March 5, 1998

    The Last Conqueror

    Cecil Hopper subdues the wilderness -- then enshrines it in his museum

  • Culture

    June 6, 1996

    Walking Man

    Richard Long treads lightly on the earth -- and his audience's imagination

  • News

    March 21, 1996

    The Cheap Secrets of Harwin

    Beyond the Galleria, beyond Target - and sometimes beyond the law - lies Houston's last untamed wilderness of shopping

  • News

    April 20, 1995

    Have Your Money Ready

    It costs to get in the International Festival, but the smokes are free

  • Calendar

    April 13, 1995
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    December 22, 1994

    Pastor to the Port

    In the changing world of the Houston Ship Channel, one thing remains constant: Father Rivers Patout.

  • News

    November 3, 1994

    Turkeys (and Other Creatures) On the Ballot

    Quick! It's almost Election Day!! Do you know who your candidates are? Check this guide to the mother of all ballots!

  • Calendar

    March 10, 1994