Winter Sports

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    Goodbye, Sochi: Top 10 Memories of the 2014 Winter Olympics

    I am not a big Olympics guy, it's just never been my thing. There, I said it. I've actually said it many times. I don't hate the Olympics, I'm just not all that interested. But my disinterest does start to border on disdain when some of you track and field or figure skating people start to act lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    "Sochi As Hoth" Star Wars Olympic YouTube Is Phenomenal

    We all dork out over something. Me, I have actually have a short list of things I dork out over, and just to refresh, my definition of "dork out" is "to spend an inordinate amount of time obsessing over and following, to the extent that a majority of society wouldn't understand." My list: The Sopr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    The Next Great Winter Olympic Training Ground: The Astrodome

    When Judge Roy Hofeinz conceived of a indoor stadium, he was doing so as a true Houstonian. Despite pleadings from health care providers and forward-thinking politicians, Houston is not really an outdoorsy city. That has changed somewhat with the construction of hike and bike trails, the massive ren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Gumbo, White Linen and...Ice Luges?

    Grand Opening & Half Way to Mardi Gras Party @ Mojeauxs Louisiana Drinkery Saturday, 11 a.m. to Sunday, 2 a.m. 2024 Rusk St. Get ready to stuff your face with gumbo and dance to some Zydeco at Mojeauxs Louisiana Drinkery's grand opening on Saturday. The party begins at 11 a.m. with live music and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Olympic Logos: The Best and the Worst, Including Lisa Simpson's Sex Act

    Heh. Lisa Simpson is giving Bart Simpson a hummer in the London 2012 Olympic logo. Uh, we mean aren't you stoked for the 17 days of glory that commences on July 27 in the United Kingdom, especially with a logo that cost £400,000 (approximately $621,000)? That's right. All of that freaking money f ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Culture

    January 12, 2012
  • Calendar

    July 22, 2010

    "Perspectives 171: Jennifer West"

    A filmmaker employs some torturous methods at the CAMH

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Former Judge Pleads Guilty To Keying A Neighbor's Car

    Former district judge Woody Densen,a little-missed Harris County courthouse fixture, has pleaded guilty to criminal mischief and fined $1,500 for the idiotic, petty keying of a neighbor's car caught on security video, the Houston Chronicle is reporting.Densen was apparently annoyed that the neighbo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    Pop Rocks: What We Learned From The Olympics

    Another edition of the Winter Games has come and gone, and while the last two weeks have been marked by triumph (the first American medals in Nordic Combined) as well as tragedy (Nickelback's closing ceremony performance), it's time to contemplate the important lessons we'll take away from Vancouve ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    The Week In TV: Sharktopus!

    The return of Rousseau Claire!​I'm not sure what the medal count is, I'm definitely ready for spring, and I look good in an elegant ladies' pantsuit. This was the week in TV Land: • In 2006, I watched the final four episodes of Arrested Development as they aired on Fox opposite the opening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    If You're Online, You Can Be In Vancouver, Too

    ​The unbridled passion. The raw emotion. The shattered dreams. The unlikely victory despite injury. The unexpected heroes. The unexplained delays in award ceremonies and ensuing bitchy commentary. The desperate tears shed after tragic, untimely crashes during downhill practice runs. The attempted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Pop Rocks: More Like Hannah "Tetons," Am I Right?

    ​Sports Illustrated's annual Swimsuit Issue hit newsstands this week. The cover features model Brooklyn Decker, also known as "Mrs. Andy Roddick." That's far from the only athlete connection in this year's issue, however, as several U.S. Olympians (skiers Lindsey Vonn and Lacy Schnoor and snowboa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: The Michael Irvin Conspiracy

    His partner may or may not be the devil. Just look at those eyes!​Last night's Dancing With the Stars results show kicked off in an even more insanely dramatic fashion than normal. The montage of clips from the competition ep featured fireball cuts and blood and heavy metal! It's like Stephen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Hey, Mambo!

    ​Holy crap, you guys! It's week six of Dancing With the Stars! I thought I'd be dead by now. Tom Bergeron's trademark breathless intro made it sound like the celebrities on this show have been at war or something instead of just wearing sequined shirts and soaking up some free press, but he di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Bad Luck, Chuck

    If you watch this, you're going to need to explain yourself​The arrival of another Dancing With the Stars results show always fills me with a queasy mix of relief and dread. Relief, because it's only an hour long instead of two, and another couple will be eliminated, bringing us all that much ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Houston's Best (And Possibly Only) Olympic Luger Makes A Comeback

    Photo courtesy Ruben Gonzalez​Ruben Gonzalez, a three-time Olympic luger, had already come out of retirement twice. It didn't take much to inspire him to do it again. Last year was the 20th anniversary of his first Olympics, the 1988 Calgary games. Which got him thinking: What if he could do it o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Former Judge Woody Densen Indicted, And There Is Much Rejoicing Among Some Veteran Lawyers

    Former district judge Woody Densen was indicted today for criminal mischief after getting caught on video keying a neighbor's car. It's a state-jail felony charge, since the car damaged was expensive, so he's facing up to two years in jail.And around the courthouse, among veteran lawyers, there is m ... More >>

  • Music

    March 19, 2009
  • Film

    December 28, 2006

    Same Old Story

    Sequels, prequels and threequels headline Hollywood 2007

  • Home Entertainment

    February 16, 2006

    Torino It Off

    This horrible Winter Olympics game doesn't even medal

  • Calendar

    October 20, 2005

    Off the Hookom

    A local Olympic hopeful wants you to get on board

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    The Concretes

    The Concretes (Astralwerks)

  • Calendar

    September 16, 2004

    Ice Dreams

    Indulge your inner Olympian with skater Sasha Cohen

  • Dining

    May 6, 2004

    Shrimp N' Ice Cream

    What to order at the Indian seafood restaurant Fish N' More

  • Calendar

    November 20, 2003

    Just Like Winter

    Ice skating glides outside at Moody Gardens

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2003

    Monster Trucks on Ice

    What would Brian Boitano think?

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Hardware Store

    Southland Hardware

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Ice Rink


  • Calendar

    March 13, 2003

    Who Are Those Puckers?

    Air hockey gets serious

  • Music

    August 22, 2002


    Finally We Are No One (Fat Cat)

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Bobsledder

    Meg Henderson

  • Calendar

    May 27, 1999
  • Film

    April 9, 1998