Should you want to avoid some Thanksgiving awkwardness with the family, well, just go out into the general public and touch a bunch of stuff. Flu cases are up in Texas, a bit earlier than normal, according to the CDC, which means there's still hope for a valid excuse for skipping out on the turkey t ... More >>
I got married recently and, naturally, my wife and I took our honeymoon immediately following. In our case, we went to St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Because I work in a tech field, I tend to not go on vacation without some computer technology on me. For my honeymoon however, I opted for only ... More >>
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will.
Rocks Off reached out to the artists playing this year's Houston Press Music Awards showcase Sunday, August 5, and asked them to introduce themselves. Here's what they sent back. Catch up with the other showcase nominees and see the rest of our HPMA coverage Rocks Off: When and where was your firs ... More >>
You don't need booby traps to keep criminals out of your house.Lots of people go out of town for the holidays to visit relatives or to get as far away from relatives as possible. Both are understandable, but in this era of modern social networking, it's important to be careful about how you i ... More >>
Last night's episode of The X Factor was all about gratitude. Contestants dedicated their performances to someone special in their lives, telling heartwarming tales designed to maximize viewer empathy and increase voting by tugging on the ol' heartstrings. And you know what? It worked. The theme res ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Tookie'sAll your honking finally paid off, folks!It's a busy weekend across the city, from a pub crawl downtown to a flash mob in Clear Lake. But first things first, tickets are still available for the Hats Off to Hospitality gala this Sunday, June 26, at Haven. The gala wi ... More >>
Gary Ross: He's baaackWe laughed our asses off this morning when we saw a pic of Gary Ross, a.k.a. Teflon Man, on the arm of Carolyn Farb in the Houston Chronicle's society pages A colorful character who winnowed his way into River Oaks society in 2004, Ross eventually ticked off some of his we ... More >>
Return of the Teflon ManLast we heard from Gary Ross, the Teflon Man of River Oaks, he had e-mailed one of his lawyers about how he had colon cancer and was at death's door.But apparently Ross never lost the will to fight since that September 2009 e-mail: Last month, Ross sued his wife -- or at l ... More >>
Brittanie SheyBig Bamboo, served in vintage tall glasses.Say "tiki drink" to someone unfamiliar with the cocktail style, and they'll often imagine a frozen daiquiri with an umbrella served at some bar where Jimmy Buffett is on repeat and all the patrons wear Tommy Bahama. But the truth is th ... More >>
Now playing in River Oaks, Gary Ross has stayed one step ahead of trouble and judgments across the country.
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Allen Stanford, the alleged Ponzi-schemer who led a billionaire's life allegedly on the alleged backs of allegedly bilked investors, doesn't like his jail cell.It's got no air-conditioning, it's dark, it's crowded. In other words, it's a lot like Houston in the weeks after Ike. But we're guessing ... More >>
Go to this private psychiatric facility, and you might be helped. Or you might be shut in a room all alone and end up like Amanda, with a broken arm. Or dead.
IFest makes the jump from downtown to South Main
In its 33rd year -- or is it the 22nd? the Houston International Film Festival still barely registers with the people it's suppose to serve
James Farmer and Cliff Williams do their best to irk the IRS
A guide to who's who in the Press Music Awards ballot. Plus, the where and when of the Press Music Awards Showcase!
Houston's film festival returns a "lean, mean movie machine"
Sweeping NEA cutbacks leave Texas filmmakers scrambling for funding
To a world worried about waste, Houston may offer an answer -- or at least a place for the garbage to go