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  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Verts Introduces Houstonians to Germany's Most Popular Street Food: The Döner Kebap

    Schwarma. Gyro. Trompo. Döner. The popular fast food has many names, but only one of them is taking Houston by storm: The döner kebap, a German street food staple brought to the Bayou City by two Austinites who own the restaurant Verts. Sound complicated? It's gets more tangled. The Germans cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Nation of Preschool Troublemakers

    Texas is fighting a war on multiple fronts: The war against women, the war against minorities, the war against the middle class. Who could have imagined our educational system would wage a war against preschoolers? If we trust in the latest data from U.S. Department of Education, it appears that 4-y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    British Book Dealer Discovers Rare Maps of Houston That Pre-Date the City

    When looking through old books, it is a good idea to pay attention and know something of cartography. In the case of Daniel Crouch, a book dealer in England, he was both attentive and knowledgeable when he found a handful of rare maps of Texas drawn by scientist Jean Louis Berlandier in the early 18 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Four Reasons Why Being Politically Ignorant May or May Not Matter

    The Onion, as it so often does, hits the nail on the head regarding political ignorance with this "headline": "Man Who Understands 8% Of Obamacare Vigorously Defends It From Man Who Understands 5%." The satirical headline is simply highlighting the commonplace that Americans simply do not know much ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 14, 2013

    Go West, Young Man

    The top 10 restaurants in Westchase.

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Time for El Tiempo's Big Debut and More Crawfish in Chinatown

    Are you in this for the long-haul? Good, because this week was chock-full of restaurant news -- and most of it happy news. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in for a long post, starting with recaps of a few stories from earlier this week. Ryan Rouse and Brad Moore of Grand Prize Bar in Montrose and B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: Brooks Brisket Will Blow You Away, Says Urban Swank

    Eating My Words: Not to be confused with our own blog, this is Texas Monthly's food blog -- mostly penned by head food writer Patricia Sharpe, who recently named her top picks for the 12 best new restaurants in Texas. Spoiler alert: Four are in Houston, by far the most that any city racked up. Scie ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2012

    Millionaires Clash Over Shadyside Mansion

    Despite all the Tenth Commandment strictures to the contrary, coveting the mansion next door has led millionaire executive Tony Petrello to years of depositions and lawsuits.

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Pro Football's Birthday: The Oh-So-Manly Hupmobile, A Star Named "Pudge" And Drafting Off Baseball's Heat

    For an incredibly high-profile operation like the NFL, the league's beginnings are somewhat murky. A loose collection of teams, players, schedules and shifting alliances, the early days of the league bear almost no resemblance to the streamlined corporate machine that dominates the current sports l ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 15, 2012

    Pot o' Parties

    Follow the rainbow to these golden St. Patrick's Day events.

  • Dining

    February 9, 2012

    We Love Food

    Our 100 favorite dishes in Houston.

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Nathan Carter's Faux Cityscape at Window Into Houston

    In a way, it makes sense that Art Attack's phone interview with Nathan Carter took place while the New York City-based artist was holed up in a Chicago airport awaiting the departure of a re-routed flight. For the past decade, Carter has created and exhibited fictional cityscapes (made from wall r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Cover Story: UH Grad Sues African-American Fraternity Omega Psi Phi for Alleged Hazing

    ​Lee West III, a University of Houston junior and Omega Psi Phi pledge, says that during underground pledging meetings for the African-American fraternity (which turns 100 years old next month) in February 2009, he was beaten with a television antenna, a paddle and a broomstick that eventually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    HPD Officer Kevin S. Will, 38, Bayou Body Count No. 74

    HPDKevin Will: Killed while investigating an accident​A man has been charged with intoxication manslaughter of a peace officer after he drove through a traffic barricade and into a Houston cop who was investigating a traffic accident this morning. Officer Kevin S. Will, 38, was pronounced de ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2011
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    December 23, 2010

    Nicknaming the Inner Loop Kroger Stores

    Matthew RutledgePosh Kroger is richer than you are.​Kroger grocery stores have a long and storied history in the city of Houston. I worked at one myself when I was in high school. Over the years, they have grown and changed and these changes have led people to give them nicknames. After a fru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Heights-Area Walmart: The Invented Traffic Jam Wasn't Exactly Hellish

    Photo by Dawn McGee​It's tough to say whether this weekend's "Carnage" protest in the Heights was a success or failure, but we can say for certain, it happened. Here are a couple conflicting accounts.

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Heights-Area Walmart: Self-Created Traffic Jams To Prove A Point

    Heights residents plan to stage a protest to show how bad traffic will be with a new Walmart. ​There hasn't been much noise lately about the Heights Walmart, except those embarrassing e-mails from city officials, but one group opposed to the development still has hopes that the project can be der ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Walmart Drops Propaganda Mailer, Website for Proposed Heights Store

    Walmart is in ur Heights krushing ur soulz.The battle over whether Walmart will open a new store in the Heights is heating up. Mailers proclaiming "It's time to clean up this property and put it to work for all of Houston" have been popping up in mailboxes around town trying to convince residents th ... More >>

  • News

    July 29, 2010

    Basketball Diaries

    Readers respond to "Trash Talk"

  • News

    April 15, 2010

    Down on the Farm

    The Humane Society and big agriculture slug it out over animal rights.

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Do You Love Macaroni and Cheese?

    The poor, misguided British and their terrible tinned food. They'll almost certainly be jealous of Jus' Mac...​A local restaurant is hoping that you do, and that you love it enough to eat it on a fairly regular basis. Jus' Mac, an all-macaroni-and-cheese restaurant, is set to open in the Heigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Openings and Closings: 2009 Edition

    ​The year gone by marked some very exciting restaurant openings (such as Haven, Branchwater Tavern, Yelapa Playa Mexicana and Stella Sola) and some equally important closings (such as Cafe Annie, Bedford, Las Alamedas and Felix Mexican Restaurant). To close out the yea ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 22, 2009

    Burgers and Hash

    Lola, a modern diner in the Heights is dishing up some top-notch Texas short-order cooking.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Lola's Burger and Yellow Mustard Orthodoxy

    ​Lola, the modern diner on Yale, is the subject of this week's Café review. Lola's exceptional burger is made with a certified Angus beef patty, tomato, a pickle and cheddar. The sandwich is served on a moist sweet bun that has been toasted. For a dollar, you can add some applewood bacon. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Openings and Closings

    ​The big news this week is once again related to Bedford, the restaurant in the Heights that was up until very recently the home of heralded chef Robert Gadsby. A little birdie told us a few weeks back that Reef's executive chef and co-owner Bryan Caswell had big plans for the space, and they wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Kendra Wilkinson Is Spawning!

    Of all the girls from The Girls Next Door, I'm really most pleased that it's Kendra who's having a baby with her fiancé, professional football player Hank Baskett. (Apparently, Hugh Hefner teared up when he heard the news that his little girl was all growed up.)Anyway, back to what I was saying ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 6, 2008

    The Right Footage in "Remixed & Reloaded"

    The CAMH screens video works — lots of them — by black women artists

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2008

    Michael Gates Gill

    The author of How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else tells all

  • Music

    August 21, 2008
  • News

    October 11, 2007
  • Calendar

    September 15, 2005

    Surls's World

    A seminal local arts icon and teacher shows his work at Blaffer Gallery

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2005

    Cha Cha Sisterhood

    Sassy Latinas and big hair are at the center of Maria Elena Fernandez's one-woman coming-of-age show

  • News

    May 5, 2005

    Bloody Biking

    The MS 150 is a war zone, one activist claims

  • Calendar

    April 14, 2005
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    January 13, 2005

    Bringing Out the Farm

    Blaffer Gallery presents a retrospective of UH's most prolific art collective

  • News

    February 26, 2004

    Package Deal

    Some students revolt against soaring college textbook costs

  • Music

    February 5, 2004

    Die Like an Eagle

    Michael Franti and friends fight the hawks with hits

  • Calendar

    December 11, 2003

    Still Toxie After All These Years

    Lloyd Kaufman's gross-out Troma Studios has a long history of setting the pace for mainstream movies

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    Hair Line

    Superfast at Supercuts? Not if you want Trevino's special styling.

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    School's Out Forever

    "Unschoolers" like Holly Furgason don't believe in public education. They don't even believe in teachers. They believe in the ability of their children to teach themselves. Will the law catch up with them?

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Back to the Futurist

    The guy who designed Cadillac Ranch wants to build a dolphin space station. Is it any wonder UH is divided over the return of Doug Michels?

  • Culture

    July 29, 1999

    Public Places, Private Emotions

    Maya Lin's Topologies

  • Culture

    June 10, 1999
  • Calendar

    April 29, 1999

    Night & Day

    April 29 - May 5, 1999

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    July 10, 1997
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    February 20, 1997
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    July 4, 1996
  • Music

    June 13, 1996

    Let It Rock

    The Nields turn up the volume on their folk-tinged sound

  • Culture

    March 3, 1994

    Art as Ecstasy

    Three disarming and mesmerizing installations at DiverseWorks

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