Yale University

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2014

    David Keck Pours Oregon Wines at Treadsack's Kipper Club This Saturday

    Keeper Collection, the Austin-based food and wine society, is taking its popular "Wine Ride" across Texas for the first time, including its first event in Houston this weekend. As part of a three-city, weekend-long series of tastings, the group will be hosting an Oregon wine tasting event at the K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    Program Honors HISD Students On the Road to an Ivy Education

    Felipe Guillen, a Chavez High School student, told a crowd Tuesday night about the struggles his mother and father went through. His Mexican parents had to work, so they couldn't pursue their education. They sacrificed being in their homeland while their son pursued his education. At one point, figh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    Free Tommy! New Lawsuit Argues Chimpanzees Have Human Rights

    Yale law professor Jack Balkin is credited with coining the term "off the wall" legal arguments and has written how "off the wall" arguments can become accepted as mainstream or obviously correct. Some examples: it would have been "off the wall" for an antebellum Southern lawyer to argue that slaves ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Houston Traffic Hotspots: I-10 Feeder at Heights/Yale

    In this series, I take a look at places around Houston to avoid during rush hour and offer some alternatives that might keep you from going road rage and killing somebody. For years there was no exit off of I-10 going east for Heights Boulevard. To get there, you had to exit Studemont and u-turn. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: Father-Son Oakland Raider Weed Smoking Scalpers Edition

    At this point, when it comes to my weekly picks, I've been abandoned by all my family and friends and I'm basically rubbing two sticks together in the middle of the woods. I have no answers, and if last week was the week you finally decided to go opposite of my picks because it was "the right thin ... More >>

  • News

    July 25, 2013

    Growth at All Costs

    Heights residents say infrastructure can't support another Trammell Crow property.

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Growing Pains: Heights Residents Concerned About Second Proposed Apartment Complex

    For several years, complaints raged around the development of a Walmart near the corner of Yale and I-10. Certainly there was some degree of "Walmart sucks and we don't want it in our neighborhood" frustration, but chief among the legitimate concerns was what would happen to traffic at that intersec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Guy Tries to Rob Colonel Sanders, Gets Busted on the Roof

    Those KFC #iatethebones commercials have probably gone too far. Monday, at 3:55 a.m., a man who could have been battling rage and confusion simultaneously due to maybe eating the bone or not went to exact his revenge on the fried chicken food chain location at 2701 Yale. According to Houston Poli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Ceceilia Sanders, 27, Bayou Body Count No. 116

    A woman was stabbed to death in her apartment near her two small children a little after midnight Monday, and a man has been charged with murder. Ceceilia Sanders, 27, was found in her apartment in the 5600 block of Yale, stabbed several times. Two children, ages three and eight months old, were ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    The Rise of Single-Dish Restaurants in America

    Like it or leave it, restaurants specializing in macaroni and cheese -- that ultimate "white people comfort food," as my baffled brown friends call it -- are becoming increasingly popular across the United States. From Connecticut's J.B. Mack, which bills itself as "America's 1st Macaroni and Cheese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Health Department Roundup: Heights Edition

    This car is a chick magnet, if you are also a chick.​Last week there weren't too many reports to work with; this week, for some reason, there are enough health inspections online to focus on individual parts of town and not run out of material. So this week's roundup will spotlight the Heights ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Down House Isn't Open, But You Can Eat There

    Would you say we have a plethora of breakfast?​Down House has been seating folks for breakfast and lunch for approaching three weeks now. But, the restaurant is still in its soft-opening period despite running a wait during lunch this week. In fact, according to General Manager Forrest deSpa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Health Department Roundup

    "WTF is a churro?"​Last week we couldn't bring you the roundup because the city slacked on updating its inspection records. The most logical explanation is the Memorial Day holiday threw off the schedules of those responsible for updating the site. But we're more inclined to believe that god i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Top 5: Restaurants You May Not Know

    Esther's.​Houston has an endless amount of restaurants--some popular, some trendy, some bad, and some just average. I love finding great places that not many people know about or ones that just don't get much attention. These are my Top 5: Restaurants You May Not Know. 5. El Hidalguense V ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Examiner: I wasn't the only one to be surprised by how good Hasta la Pasta's en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    An Egg a Day Is Now Okay

    modomatic​I love eggs. I would eat them in a box, with a fox, in a house, with a mouse, here, there, and everywhere - if they weren't loaded with cholesterol. But earlier this week the USDA released surprising findings from a recent nutritional re-evaluation, reporting that modern-day eggs a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Openings & Closings: January 2011

    ​As the first month of the new year ended, restaurant openings picked up and Houston saw a busy week for new places. At long last, Philippe (1800 Post Oak Boulevard, 713-439-1000) has finally opened its doors. And lest you think the food is out of your price range, check out the bargain-price ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Breakfast with Santa Claus at Yale Street Grill

    ​As mentioned earlier this week, Yale Street Grill (2100 Yale, 713-861-3113) is one of my favorite places to grab a low-key breakfast. But not just for chicken fried steak. I can still remember the first time my father took me to Yale Street as a child. That first visit was for milkshakes, an ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 9, 2010
  • Calendar

    October 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    First Look: Jus' Mac

    ​I have something to confess: I've been stalking Jus' Mac (2617 Yale) for quite some time now. I have basically used every excuse in the book for driving by the corner of 26th and Yale. As a diehard mac n' cheese fan, I have been very impatiently awaiting its opening. The building itself is ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Douglas Wayne Evans, 51, Bayou Body Count No. 211

    Shot in the street at 3 a.m.​A man walking along a street in northwest Houston was shot in the head and killed early Sunday morning, police said.Douglas Wayne Evans, 51, was walking near Crosstimbers and Yale about 3 a.m. when a red Jeep Cherokee, driven by a woman, pulled up, police said they wer ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 19, 2010

    “Vanessa Estrada: Just Kidding Around”

    Take another look at childhood

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Health Dept. Roundup: Café Edition

    ​Put on your black-rimmed glasses (even if you don't need them) and bring a laptop: It's the café edition this week on Health Department Roundup. A June 10 inspection at Gina's Café (10370 Richmond Ave.) found an employee drinking from an open beverage container, contaminating his or her ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Live From The Local LCD Soundsystem Video Shoot

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​ Wednesday, the Funwunce art collective filmed a video for LCD Soundsystem's upcoming single "Home" off new LP This Is Happening. The video shoot took them through various locations around Houston, including Dirt Bar off Yale, where Rocks Off caught up with the cast and ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 18, 2010

    Tamler Sommers

    A UH professor takes a stab at breaking down the idea of moral psychology

  • Calendar

    November 26, 2009

    Adam Richman

    Anything you can eat, I can eat better

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Health Department Roundup: Washington Corridor Edition

    ​Ever notice that the Washington Corridor is roughly but uncannily shaped like a pancreas, with Washington Avenue as its pancreatic duct? We did. Without further ado, a few Health Dept. violators from the area this week: According to its website, Bubba's Sports Bar and Grill (6225 Washington ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 29, 2009
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    October 28, 2009

    Stirred and Shaken: The Tavern's Bay Breeze

    ​I had been asked to leave establishments for unbecoming conduct, but never for trying to cover a place for the paper. So I was surprised when that happened at Dirt Bar (222 Yale, 713-426-4222), where media types are apparently not welcome -- at least not while on the job. The bartender told ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Health Department Roundup: Giant Candle Edition

    The violations in the Health Department's online reports aren't always clear (what exactly does "Unapproved use of 'V' threads on food contact surface" mean?), and they'll sometimes test your gag reflex ("Raw partially cooked food served or offered for sale"). But that's part of their charm. Here ar ... More >>

  • News

    April 10, 2008

    Chess Masters at UT-Brownsville

    An open-admissions university has become a national powerhouse in the collegiate game.

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2007

    “Perspectives 159: Superconscious, Automatisms Now”

    Contemporary Arts Museum Houston lets the mind roam freely

  • Calendar

    November 8, 2007

    Enso String Quartet

    The Enso String Quartet tackles Ravel

  • Film

    December 21, 2006

    Like Herding Sheep

    De Niro takes a loooong, sloooow look at the history of the CIA

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2006

    These Guys Are on Fire

    Nuthin' says "Welcome to Houston" like this. And this week's winner of Worst Place for a Press Conference goes to: the sinisterly titled This "grass roots" organization (get it? Uncontrolled burning? Casualties and property damage? Get it?) rents billboards across the country to p ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 5, 2006

    Vodka Seven

    Dirt Bar

  • Dining

    March 10, 2005

    Retro Tastes

    Yale Street Grill

  • Calendar

    January 6, 2005

    Sexy Socialites

    Hold on to your weekend with the eye candy at Sundown

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Calendar

    July 4, 2002

    The Tao of Tea

    An artist sees the world in black and white

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    Sunny Side Up

    A customer steps in to keep traditions alive at the Yale St. Grill

  • News

    August 23, 2001

    Your Cheatin' Heart?

    The Houston play ended. The allegations of plagiarism haven't.

  • Film

    March 30, 2000


    If it only had a brain: The Skulls struggles to form an original thought

  • News

    March 25, 1999
  • News

    March 4, 1999

    Megascreen Cinemas March In

    Big complexes threaten end to neighborhood era

  • News

    October 29, 1998

    Easygoing George W. Bush

    With help from Democrats Pete Laney and Bob Bullock, Bush has been a Republican governor Texans love. But who'll be his pals if he sets his sights on the presidency?

  • News

    September 17, 1998

    It's Jackie's Neighborhood

    Attention, drunks, drug runners, cactus thieves, and other enemies of Sunset Heights: Jackie Harris is looking for you. And she's got her machete.

  • Music

    September 26, 1996
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