A simple letter posted to the internet. That's all it was this time. No made for television special, no Jim Gray, no "taking my talents to," no dry ice unveiling where were told "not three, not four, not five..." championships. In every way imaginable, LeBron James' announcement Friday that he wo ... More >>
A look at the sex-trafficking myth.
What is it with KHOU getting on its knees for self-mythologizing "cancer doctor" Stanislaw Burzynski, a man who charges vulnerable families a fortune to treat dying loved ones with a dubious potion that's never been proven to be effective? The latest round of fluffing came courtesy of KHOU reporte ... More >>
For a full week, mainstream news has seized upon a single story and effectively beat it to death; the soap-opera saga of an impotent 80 year old who supports a mistress who looks like Mr. Ed in drag. It's trashy, gossipy, and titillating. It holds great popular appeal for the incredibly stupid and c ... More >>
Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has been walking a fine line since she became a political star last summer. Davis is trying to become the first Democrat to be elected to statewide office since 1994, and that's no easy task. But if you think Davis plans on steering clear of the president wh ... More >>
The 11 best Houston records of 2013.
I was at a Holiday Inn in Las Cruces, New Mexico the night Buddy Ryan threw a punch at Kevin Gilbride. Sitting on the bed, eating fast food, watching the Oilers and Jets on Sunday Night Football. And I knew things would never be the same. I'd been in Europe for most of that football season, working ... More >>
Despite glitches, Houstonians flock to sign up to be covered by the new insurance plans.
This week we are just THROWING money at you guys! (We were going to say food, but throwing food is mean. And messy.) First we offered you half-off at Rioja to help you celebrate National Paella Day in style, and today our Houston Press Voice Daily Deal is going to save you fifty percent ($10 for $20 ... More >>
If you've read this week's feature -- "Eat Here: The 30 Essential Texas Restaurants to Visit Before You Die" -- then you've no doubt already asked why X, Y or Z restaurant didn't make the list. Maybe you've asked this question angrily to your computer, or rhetorically to a coworker who actually trie ... More >>
Chris Kluwe is prying open America's last closet: major league sports.
"Most _______ are actually pretty good at their job, it's a few bad ones that give all of the ________ a bad name." There are a number of different vocations that you can "Mad Lib" into that sentence above. Car salespeople, cable installation technicians, sports bloggers, and yes, Major League Base ... More >>
It wouldn't be June if we didn't have some sort of off the field drama to worry about with our college football. And since the realignment talk this summer is at a dull roar at best, and since the resolution of a college football playoff is still several weeks away, how about a little recruiting ang ... More >>
SPOILER ALERTThe best thing about the annual Grammy nominations and awards shows is the clamor of anger that rises up when the mere mention of the event even comes up. Immediately people begin calling it a travesty, trotting out all the people who have been snubbed -- Jethro Tull beats Metall ... More >>
Dandy Don was singing in the third quarter.It's easy to blame the dual distractions of the BCS and Kevin Sumlin's future when trying to explain the Houston Cougars' (12-1) 49-28 loss to the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (11-2) in the C-USA Title Game on Saturday. It's easy, but it's wrong. It ... More >>
It's the same story that's been written six other times about the Cougars this season. Team goes on the road. Struggles in the first half. Explodes in the third quarter. Buries opposition in the fourth quarter. It's the same story, but this time it's different. This time the Cougars were vis ... More >>
In 2005, rappers put Houston on the map. Then the spotlight moved on. Some musicians are working hard to turn it back this way.
Yet another reason to love Pet Sounds.In a few hours, Rocks Off will be down at the Stafford Centre, watching the sold-out first Houston-area stop on Glen Campbell's extended "Farewell Tour." It might be the only one, but the tour is booked well into 2012, so we figure there's got to be a Dos ... More >>
Will UT end up the season the fourth-highest-ranked team in Texas?We kid the Aggies a lot, but we guess every once in a while they deserve a big day. Such as today, when the USA Today Coaches Poll came out and found them to have a far, far better football team than those orange-loving dudes ... More >>
Here in Texas, we lay claim to some of the most interesting and influential GLBT men and women of our time. Admittedly, they generally get out as fast as they can, but to us, they'll always be Texans. Here are ten GLBT men and women we're proudest to call Texans, especially during this season of Pri ... More >>
Photo from www.conciergetravel.ccA gay cruise to the Amazon awaits.Nobody's celebrating Pride month quite like Concierge Travel, the Houston-based GLBT cruise agency. They just announced the first gay cruise on the Amazon is scheduled to set sail, reported USA Today. So grab your breathable c ... More >>
Schapiro Group data wasn't questioned by mainstream media.
blog.sandraisawesome.infoThere will be plenty of St. Patrick's Day shenanigans going on all around town this Thursday. But if you're looking for more than a dyed-green tongue and a chicken tender basket, we've listed a few (slightly) more original offerings below. Azuma Sushi & Robata Bar ... More >>
Since our item on Houston attorney Geoff Berg's campaign to draft Tommy Lee Jones for the Senate seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison, things have been moving fast. 1. Tommy Lee Jones still has had nothing to say on this. 2. But the story has been picked up by CNN, the Dallas Morning News, ... More >>
The Humane Society and big agriculture slug it out over animal rights.
Photos by Aaron M. Sprecher / Click here for a slideshowThe Lee High School "cheering section" sat in the smallest little section of stands, in the lowest corner of the east side of the bleachers at Delmar Field House, during Saturday's rematch between the Lee and Yates High School boy ... More >>
Rocks Off spoke with songwriter/pianist Jim Brickman recently. True, the AC piano king isn't the type of musician we usually focus on, but talent is talent and oh, yeah, a Grammy Award nomination for Best New Age Album for his CD Faith doesn't hurt. Rocks Off: First, congratulations o ... More >>
Word hit the streets this week that Otilia's, the venerable restaurant on Long Point which has served old-fashioned interior Mexican cuisine for almost twenty years, was on the auction block. Restaurant, employees and recipes -- all reportedly for sale. And, predictably, longtime fans an ... More >>
Remember Larry Cox, the former Texas prison inmate who graced the pages of national papers like USA Today after having a run-in with guards about a year ago and was hospitalized with injuries, only to die because of alleged prison medical staff shortages? Well, Cox’s family recently filed a detai ... More >>
You might remember Chris Baker, the frothing right-wing KTRH talk-radio host who left town a while back. He landed in Minnesota, and he's up to his old tricks. The aptly named blog Awful Announcing recently noted that Baker, ever the font of wisdom, had this take on women's sports: "You know what ... More >>
USA Today is running a package on Things To Do in Houston, including a whole slew of things you can do for under two bucks. (Somehow the list doesn't include "Buy Half a Gallon of Gas.") The accompanying "city guide" is full of the usual travel-section language ("While Houston has a certain Souther ... More >>
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