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  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    LeBron James Goes Back To Cleveland: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    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 >>

  • News

    May 15, 2014

    Oil Boom Doesn't Mean an Oil Booty Boom

    A look at the sex-trafficking myth.

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    KHOU: Another Day, Another Burzynski B-Job

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    We Might Be Surrendering to a World of Idiocracy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Y'all Come to Neon Boots, Where the Two-Steppin' Is (Usually) Easy

    "Excuse me, ma'am. Would you like to dance?" We've only just stepped foot in the bar, but have already been invited onto the dance floor a few times. Our two left feet are hesitant to oblige. "Come on," she coaxes. "She'll hold your drink, I'm sure." Nancy, the woman standing over us at Neon Boot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Wendy Davis isn't Running from Obama

    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 >>

  • Music

    December 26, 2013

    One to Grow On

    The 11 best Houston records of 2013.

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2013

    News of Ray Price's Death Precedes Singer's Actual Demise

    Legendary country singer Ray Price is not long for this world. But he's not quite gone yet. Earlier Sunday afternoon, reports of Price's death began surfacing on the Internet from news outlets including Country Weekly, Rolling Stone, USA Today and even Nashville's Tennessean -- none of them citing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    The Oilers, Buddy Ryan, Las Cruces, and Me

    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 >>

  • News

    October 10, 2013

    Loving Obamacare

    Despite glitches, Houstonians flock to sign up to be covered by the new insurance plans.

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Houston Press Voice Daily Deals at breakfast klub, Rioja

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    The 30 Essential Texas Restaurants: Nearly Made It (a.k.a. the Dan Marino Restaurants)

    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 >>

  • News

    October 25, 2012

    Game Changer

    Chris Kluwe is prying open America's last closet: major league sports.

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Mike DiMuro: MLB Umpiring Is Barely One Level Up From WWE Refereeing (w/ VIDEO)

    "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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Longhorn Panic: Sealy WR Ricky Seals-Jones Decommits

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    We Tell You Who Will Win Grammys So You Don't Have To Watch Them

    SPOILER ALERT​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Turn Out the Lights, the Party's Over, the Coogs' BCS Dreams Are No 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Coogs Whip Tulsa, Now One Game Away from the BCS

    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 >>

  • Music

    November 10, 2011

    Rap Boom Reload

    In 2005, rappers put Houston on the map. Then the spotlight moved on. Some musicians are working hard to turn it back this way.

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Glen Campbell's 15 Greatest Hits - As A Guitarist

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Aggie Orgasm: A&M a Top 10 Team, UT Barely in Top 25

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    The Top Ten Greatest Gays of Texas

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Houston First In Race to Gaily Cruise the Amazon

    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 >>

  • News

    March 24, 2011

    Women's Funding Network sex trafficking study is junk science

    Schapiro Group data wasn't questioned by mainstream media.

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Beyond Green Beer: St. Patrick's Day Dining

    blog.sandraisawesome.info​There 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Tommy Lee Jones for Senate: Crucial Updates

    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 >>

  • News

    April 15, 2010

    Down on the Farm

    The Humane Society and big agriculture slug it out over animal rights.

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Yates Vs. Lee, The Rematch: Generals Stay Within 100

    Photos by Aaron M. Sprecher / Click here for a slideshow​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Inquiring Minds: AC Pianist Jim Brickman, More Than Just "Jingle Bells"

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2009

    Adios Otilia's? Not So Fast.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    TDCJ Death Sparks A Lawsuit

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    Chris Baker In Trouble Again

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008

    Things (Not) To Do in Houston, Per USA Today

    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 >>

  • Culture

    March 8, 2007
  • News

    October 28, 2004

    Toll-Free Hassle

    When good EZ TAGs go bad

  • Dining

    March 18, 2004

    Jekyll & Hydesky

    Two trips to steak house Smith & Wollensky yield wildly different results

  • Calendar

    August 21, 2003

    Serious Cinema

    Set in 1948, Kedma explores a present-day problem

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    War Is Not Hell

    The Chron's embedded reporter is far from the action

  • Culture

    June 20, 2002

    Duh Press

    Fear and self-loathing at the Minority Report junket

  • Calendar

    November 29, 2001

    Gloria in Excelsis

    Gloria Jones lights up southeast Houston

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    Playbill

    Mem Shannon

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    Starry, Starry Night

    The Chronicle gets honored at a downtown bash

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    Too Close to Call

    The Chron doesn't deliver, and brags about it

  • Culture

    September 21, 2000

    Almost Famous

    Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell isn't Carrie Bradshaw. Like, really.

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Same As the Old Boss

    A lack of Bush means a lack of news in Houston

  • Film

    March 25, 1999

    Reel Time

    EDtv tries to upstage Truman on TV's impact

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    September 24, 1998
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    December 26, 1996
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    February 23, 1995
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