• Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    The United States of Desserts: Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie

    In this series, we examine the history and origins of famous sweets, confections and desserts associated with American states. Sugar. Cream. Pie. What's not to like about a dessert that combines all three elements? Residents of Indiana, aka "Hoosiers," have a particular penchant for this amalgama ... More >>

  • News

    November 1, 2012

    Super Unleaded

    Alicia Richman sets world record pumping 86 gallons of breast milk.

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Glenwood Cemetery's Avenging Angel: A Shooting Victim's Family's Vengeance Plot Fails

    Houston Babylon, the feature coming out this week, dissects a few of the creepiest and most chilling events in Houston history. In coming up with four of those tales, we stumbled over many more -- too many to fit the print edition. All this week we'll bring you some extra, online-only stories. Wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    More Medical Trouble for Urban Cowboy-era Star Fiddlin' Frenchie Burke

    Above: Frenchie Burke in a showbiz moment. Fiddlin' Frenchie Burke, one of the icons of Houston's "Urban Cowboy" craze of the late '70s, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain aneurysm yesterday in San Antonio, according to information on fellow fiddler Jody Nix's Facebook page. Known for his hug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    SI Swimsuit Issues: The Least-Read Articles Inside Them, Through the Years

    Sports Illustrated is out with its latest swimsuit issue, much to the dismay of people who prefer to hear sports-talk radio hosts talk sports. The issue, in these porn0filled days, is not the major event it used to be, of course. Back in the day, its arrival in mailboxes was an eagerly awaited wint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    First Look at Biba's Kitbar

    No, none of those words above are typos. That's how the "new" Bibas is styling itself these days: Biba's Kitbar. Kitbar is apparently a portmanteau of the words "kitchen" and "bar," and thankfully does not refer to the Urban Dictionary definition of the word. If the name is a bit of a mess, that's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Norma Jean Clark: Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Her for Murdering Her Husband 23 Years Ago

    Franklin County SONorma Jean Clark, accused of murdering her husband in 1987​Back in April 1987, when Edmund High Clark was found dead in his bedroom from a shot to the head and one in the back, his wife Norma Jean said she'd been sleeping in another room and was awakened by the shots. She fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Johnny Bush, Gene Watson Recall Houston's Wooly Honky-Tonk '70s

    Wyatt McSpadden/ johnny​When Rocks Off and Lonesome, Onry and Mean were working on our honky-tonk feature story a few weeks back, we had the pleasure of interviewing some of our heroes. Unfortunately not everything could make it into the story, but like those cooks who use even the sn ... More >>

  • Music

    August 5, 2010

    Died and Gone to Houston

    City is ready for another honky-tonk close-up.

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Pop Rocks: You Really Should Be Watching Supernatural

    ​The CW is, by all generally accepted standards of measure, a horrible network. Just about every show is aimed at that unfortunate segment of the pre-adolescent population whose parents can't afford basic cable, so instead of several hundred channels of garbage programming, these poor kids are fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Houston's Latest Mystery Mansion

    We're officially on the brink of obsession. Browsing through the Houston Press Flickr pool this afternoon, we saw that an enigmatically named user called Secret5468 had posted a triptych of photos, all featuring the mystery mansion above. It calls to mind the Winchester Mansion with its rambling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Three 2009 Albums That Didn't Get Enough Love

    A few more records from 2009 that deserved more mention than they got. Jesse Winchester, Love Filling Station: At 70 years old, the music industry's most notable Vietnam draft dodger delivered as soulful and wise set of songs as anyone on the scene. Love Filling Station has become some of our favor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Tonight: Randy Weeks at Discovery Green

    "Motor City" At least until his new, Will Sexton-produced album drops in January, there’s probably no album I return to over and over to like Randy Weeks’ Sugarfinger. From the ominous first track “Looking for a Good Time” through the brilliant cover of Ella Fitzgerald’s “I’d Rather G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008

    Conspiracy's Days Are Numbered: Aggies Are On The JFK Case

    The world is full of conspiracy crackpots who believe JFK was not killed by Lee Harvey Oswald alone (or at all). The thing is, they usually aren’t college researchers. But three faculty members of Texas A&M have been honored with the American Statistical Association’s 2008 Statistics in Chemist ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2008

    “The Old, Weird America”

    The CAMH offers up a look at America back then, now

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    Candidate of the Year

    Practical solutions, involving liquor and guns

  • Film

    September 23, 2004

    Dead Good

    Shaun of the Dead revives the zombie comedy with a U.K. twist

  • News

    March 27, 2003
  • News

    June 7, 2001

    Curiouser and Curiouser

    Ex-congressman Stockman is labeled a co-conspirator in prescription fraud

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    Billie Bob's (Mis) Fortune

    Less than two years after Billie Bob Harrell Jr. took the $31 million lottery jackpot, he took his own life

  • News

    July 30, 1998

    An Open But Shut Case

    Paul Beauchamp's death was ruled a homicide. So why isn't the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office investigating?

  • News

    July 9, 1998

    Two Bullets in the Back

    Three cops. One kid on LSD. Something just didn't add up for Skip and Becky Allen, who filed a lawsuit to find out how their son died.