A bevvy of local organizations, including the Houston Parks Board and Trees for Houston, will receive $308,000 each, after a state probate judge approved the settlement of businessman James Martin Hill Jr.'s estate. Hill, who "established a successful home building company," died in 2010, but an ag ... More >>
Everything is bigger in Texas and corruption is no exception. Fraud, bribery, exploitation and plain old dishonesty are getting to be like a severe Texas case of cockroaches. For every one you see in the daylight, there are 800 or so hiding in the darkness. Cockroaches prefer the darkness and they ... More >>
I was digging through Hulu for old episodes of Kitchen Nightmares -- the best TV show to fold laundry to, bar none -- when I found it: my new television obsession. The Supersizers Go... is shamefully hidden deep within Hulu's bowels, when it should be front and center. It's far more than just a foo ... More >>
The movies to know from Sundance - and the year ahead.
The cakes dazzled like jewels -- bright, plump and enticingly delectable. Delicately placed on sheets of gold, the pastries radiated sweetness. Invited to select any and all that my little heart desired, I stared, licking my lips and feeling like Marie Antoinette in front of my queen's feast of co ... More >>
After years of searching, scientists have finally discovered a planet that may be able to support human life. Gliese 581d, as it is known is 20 light years from Earth, and though it's just a bit on the cool side for comfortable human habitation, it looks like a pretty good bet that he planet ... More >>
Houston Ballet has a ball with Marie.
Celebrity living has its downside in Somewhere.
From party girl to Oscar winner, Sofia Coppola's journey to Somewhere.
Treats from Gilbert's.A summer vacation without the beach is like a cookie without sugar: pointless. Luckily our beautiful neighbor to the south, Miami, has yet to be affected by the negligence of BP. The city is as vibrant as ever with its glitz, glam and ever-present Latin flair. Whether yo ... More >>
It takes a village - to kick big government in the ass
Chris Strong/ Drag City Last Friday, Rocks Off had the distinct pleasure of talking to Mayo Thompson, the man behind psychedelic (or not) art-rockers The Red Krayola, whose career spans the early days of Houston label International Artists, the art worlds of New York and Europe in the '70s, a sti ... More >>
Alanna Wiggins Naika Whisperwish and HaVoK continue to bring the sweet, sweet pain to H-Town with tonight's Goth-tacular appearance by Bella Morte. Once more of a straight death-rock band with shades of metal, Bella Morte has steadily grown into testosterone-driven counterpart to Evanescence, and ... More >>
The September Issue captures Vogue's lioness at her peak. Goodbye to all of that!
The Houston Ballets Stanton Welch creates a new work about the woman who went from child bride to controversial queen
Sofia Coppola pays opulent tribute to the innocent boredom of a teen queen
The White Countess writes an inglorious final chapter for a dynamic filmmaking duo
A scintillating survey
October 29 - November 4, 1998
At benjy's, a tasteful restraint is a harbinger of a tasteful meal