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  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Conservative vs. Liberal Parenting: Helping Parents Help Themselves

    There is perpetual talk of parenting and its effect on children, and, of course, society as a whole. Conservatives talk of family values, liberals talk of funding more social programs. Well, three researchers have some tough words for both sides. Here is the heart of their argument: Conservatives ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 18, 2013
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    June 3, 2013

    Your Guide to Video Game Cocktails

    I tend toward role-playing games, and as a result I often end up in long, Zen-like bouts of level grinding that involve hours of defeating monsters over and over again in order to overpower my team to the point they steamroll over the bosses. It's honestly the happiest I am as a gamer, and it lends ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week

    The Helio Sequence Walters, January 15 The Helio Sequence's indie cred was secured when affable hipster tastemaker Fred Armisen (SNL, Portlandia) recently named last year's Negotiations to his Top 10 list, alongside albums by Bob Mould, Guided by Voices and Dirty Projectors. Only the Portland duo's ... More >>

  • Music

    January 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    John Lydon: "You Can't Hold Prejudices To Brick And Mortar"

    On Wednesday morning I had the pleasure of speaking with one John Lydon, the founding member of Public Image Ltd and the lead screamer of punk legends the Sex Pistols. PiL -- that's what he calls it, never the full name -- released a new album This Is PiL earlier this summer. It's been getting gre ... More >>

  • Music

    August 16, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Pizza Hut Appeases Disgruntled Fans with Limited Release of Cheesy Bites Pizza

    "Just. Can't." So went fellow EOW blogger Christina Uticone's response to my post about the exclusive release of Hot Dog Stuffed Crust Pizza in the UK, Pizza Hut's latest creation. She wasn't alone, either. But apparently, according to a press contact at Pizza Hut, "American pizza fans are furiou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    The Embargo Act of 1807, And 5 Artists We'd Miss If It Was Still Here

    ​We're living in a globally connected world right now. Goods of all kinds are available from anywhere in the world in days, or in cases like music and films instantly. Our favorite expression lately is, "Living in the future is awesome," and if anyone argues with you punch them in the face and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Riot Riot Upstart: Songs For The UK Riots

    photoshoplooter.tumblr.com/​A few days ago, in the midst of the worst of the rioting going on around London, which has now dominated the headlines for the better part of a week, someone on Twitter remarked "If Americans rioted every time the cops shot somebody we'd have no time for cocaine and ... More >>

  • Music

    April 7, 2011
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    February 22, 2011

    Like the Obamas Wanted to Go to Your Stupid Royal Wedding Anyway

    The invite the Obamas -- and you -- didn't receive​Despite having cast off the shackles of the British monarchy over 230 years ago, our great nation has yet to free itself of the embarrassingly colonial obsession with all matters concerning the Royal Family. A cursory scan of Google News yest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Those Crazy Brits

    ​The things you can learn from reading the comments section on EOW. Joanna O'Leary wrote about five fascinating nursery rhyme foods, and commenter Trisch chimed in with the weirdest tidbit we've seen all day: On a recent transpacific flight, I watched a show where blackbird pie was on the men ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Study Finds Women Think About Food Almost as Often as Men Think About Sex

    blogs.dallasobserver.com​On Monday The Daily Mail reported on a recent study of 5,000 men and women conducted by UK based Shape Smart that found that while men are thinking about sex (36 percent fantasize every half hour), women are focused on food--nearly a quarter of female participants repo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Ashes To The Clash: Vinyl Junkies Find Ultimate Resting Place

    ​As a vinyl nerd, Rocks Off has been reduced to childlike, almost feral, giddiness by the mere entry into a record store or, God help us, a record convention. There's something about the round multi-colored spinning things that gets our motor running. Now a company in England, And Vinyly, ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Top 5 Fine Food Arts

    Japanese Bento Box "Mona Lisa"​Art created from food has a uniquely universal appeal and a certain whimsy that you don't always find with other media. But food artists are often dismissed as "novelty," despite the powerful reach of their work and the fact that it's often crafted out of some of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Game Time: 2010 World Cup -- I Am Darth Soccer

    "Luke!! I am your bad-luck charm!!"​If ever there were a sporting event that was tailor-made for watching in a sports bar with a room full of diehard fans, it's World Cup soccer.It's the one sporting event that takes a pretty easily graspable concept for the casual fan (put ball in goal -- and in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Recipe: A Different Scone

    ​I am constantly disappointed with the scones I get in coffee shops and bakeries. Scones in England are a thing of beauty: soft and sweet, creamy yet flaky, dense yet fluffy. Most of the scones I've tasted in America seem to be made from some sort of bastardized biscuit recipe that probably t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Spotlight On: The Mangosteen

    ​A couple months ago, I ventured out to 99 Ranch Market and saw some fresh mangosteens parked in the middle of the fruit section. Although I was curious about how they tasted, I was put off by the price ($8.99/pound) and the fact that they looked pretty tired in comparison to the surrounding a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    World Cup 2010: These Teams Will Make It Out Of The Group Stage. Guaranteed

    Now THAT was a USA World Cup squad​The 2010 edition of the FIFA World Cup is finally here. Thirty-two teams made it to the big dance to see just who is the best in the world. Realistically though, only a handful of teams have a shot of winning the cup. It's all going to come down to matchups ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Craig Mallinson of The Red Lion

    ​Eating Our Words recently caught up with Yorkshire native Craig Mallinson, owner of the Red Lion Pub. He talked about why he opened the Red Lion and gave us a brief history of pubs. EOW: So what made you want to open an English pub in Houston? Mallinson: Well, before moving to Houston, I ha ... 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

    March 1, 2010

    Texas Traveler Tries Curling

    Photos by Brittanie Shey​Sometimes it's a bad idea to watch the Olympic Games in a bar. When someone shouts over the broadcast of the biathlon "Hey, I could do that," you might not want to challenge them, especially since this is Texas and that bar patron probably already has one half of the s ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Cutout Bin: Censored and "Recalled" Album Covers

    The Beatles, Yesterday and Today (1966) We start with perhaps the best-known example of a "recalled" album cover. When advance copies were sent to stores and DJs, there was an immediate uproar over the cover, showing the band covered in baby parts and bloody meat. All copies were ordered to be re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    St. Patrick's Day Special: Flogging Molly, "Fuck You I'm Drunk"

    Fun Fact: Before he found Irish-punk religion in L.A., Flogging Molly frontman Dave King sang in front of ex-Motorhead and UFO members in '80s UK hair-metal also-rans Fastway.

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    "Knitta, Please" Lives On And Goes International

    It's been three years since we first wrote about Knitta, the Montrose artistes who were pioneering the art of guerrilla knitting.Since then the phenomenon has spread worldwide, according to today's UK Telegraph."Knitters turn to graffiti artists with 'yarnbombing'" is the headline.You'll have to ima ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Robb's Oyster Book

    My new book Sex, Death & Oysters: A Half Shell Lover's World Tour was released January 1 and is now selling on Amazon. I'll make the rounds of Houston bookstores this week signing as many copies as I can find. It was a 2004 cover story by the same name in the Houston Press that got the ball rollin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Today Is A Holiday, Dammit

    Boxing Day - the day after Christmas -- is on most of our calendars, usually with the caveat that it has something to do with Canada. If Americans ever stop to think of it all, most of us grow up thinking it is related to the sweet science.It doesn't. Instead, it's a holiday with its origins in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2008
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    May 22, 2008
  • Film

    September 6, 2007

    This Is England

    Shane Meadows lovingly re-creates his Thatcher-era England youth, but loses perspective

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2007
  • Calendar

    July 12, 2007

    Side Show

    We are Siamese, if you please

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Are They the New Beatles?

    Nope. But the Arctic Monkeys might be the next Who

  • Calendar

    April 6, 2006
  • Film

    March 16, 2006

    See Also: Vexing

    V for Vendetta delivers less, not Moore

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Diaspora Jammin'

    The best underground black music from the United States, Brazil, the UK, the Caribbean and Africa

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records

  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    Follow Your Snows

    The Final Straw breaks the camel's back of Snow Patrol's obscurity

  • Music

    September 30, 2004

    The Prodigy

    Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned (Maverick/XL)

  • Music

    June 12, 2003
  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Important Imports

    The U.K.'s Travis is big in Europe really

  • Culture

    September 16, 1999

    Slaughterhouse Five

    The Gut Girls

  • News

    June 24, 1999
  • Music

    November 12, 1998

    Into the Groovy

    Raving about Simon Reynolds's techno-historical treatment, Generation Ecstasy

  • Music

    February 6, 1997

    Souls Shaken, Minds Stirred

    Kula Shaker's got what you need -- or so they say

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