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.
Another day, another story from Happy Valley that makes me question my faith in mankind. Two, actually. First, predictably, three more men have come forward claiming they were sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky, one citing abuse that took place all the away back in the 70's. If you remember, Sandus ... 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 >>
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 >>
Dana Holgorsen: Part of a one-two Houston punchThe once-high-flying football program at West Virginia University seems to be imploding these days, and Houston is doing more than its fair share to move along the process. Two of the three main protagonists: a) newish athletic director Oliver L ... More >>
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 >>
Don't mess with the BarkleyThe unveiling of the brackets for March Madness, which is a scant 48 hours away, takes on a little different meaning this year, for three intertwined reasons: 1. The field has expanded to 68, so now Tuesday and Wednesday will include four play-in games to get us to ... More >>
Stephen Jabbour and Bill ClintonWhat is going on with these prominent, middle-aged lawyers in the Texas Coastal Bend and their kiddie porn? Just last week, one got sentenced to federal prison, and it seems another is likely to follow. Last Friday, 57-year-old Stephen Jabbour, the former chai ... More >>
Bryce Beall ran wildFootball is a game of adjustments. The team that makes the proper adjustments at the right time is usually going to be the team that wins when things are otherwise more or less equal. So it was obvious when, come the start of Friday's Houston/UTEP game, UTEP drove the field ... More >>
Nearly eight months ago Rocks Off began covering the hip-hop movement in Houston's Latino community. Latino hip-hop artists in Houston have been putting out music since the early '90s and have largely Latino followings. Some have a bit of crossover appeal, but for the most part, it lives with ... More >>
UPDATE (12:32 p.m.): Now Rolling Stone is reporting Houston has been added to the tour, so it MUST be true. UPDATE 2 (3:17 p.m.): Confirmed via press release from Young's label, Reprise Records. It's definitely happening. Ticket on-sale date still TBD. USA Today's "LifeLine Live" blog reported M ... More >>
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 >>
Strict dress code at Otilia's. 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.&n ... More >>
Katy High School was going to play against a Florida team on national TV. Now all it had to do was find a way to win again.
They'll scare the crap out of you
News wars return as two Spanish papers go mano a mano
When good EZ TAGs go bad
Some churches are still trying to "cure" homosexuals. And some people are still lining up to trade in their sex life for eternal life.
Two trips to steak house Smith & Wollensky yield wildly different results
Roll up more than your sleeves with this clothing line
Set in 1948, Kedma explores a present-day problem
The Chron's embedded reporter is far from the action
Fear and self-loathing at the Minority Report junket
Austin's Davíd Garza shuns talk and comparisons and lets his muse do the cooking
Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell isn't Carrie Bradshaw. Like, really.
Smokers' rights activist Dave Pickrell thinks his freedom is being stubbed out cigarette by cigarette. He's fighting to stop that, coughing all the way.
A lack of Bush means a lack of news in Houston
Uncle George's nephew finds what he never knew at Rice: Latino causes
When He Was King: The city that convicted Muhammad Ali now hosts a film about the boxing legend
Rock Knapp transformed little Northwest Academy from gridiron patsy to playoff powerhouse. So why are some parents calling for his head?
EDtv tries to upstage Truman on TV's impact
From the Geto Boys to his new nationally syndicated radio show, Willie D has kept his mouth moving. But where his rap was once down and dirty, not it's--gasp!--respectable. Has the gangsta of love sold out, or just grown up?
Craftsman Tom Petty uses the right tool for the right job