Yale University

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    The 5 Best Brunch Spots in Garden Oaks/Oak Forest

    In Houston, we're pretty serious about our brunch. Whether it be migas and breakfast tacos or chicken and waffles and loaded Bloody Marys, we have no shortage of awesome spots to get our brunch on. Keeping later hours and killer cocktails in mind, we'll be taking a look at some of our favorite spots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Sale of Tile Plant Means Expanded Development Between Washington Ave. and the Heights

    For decades, the area between Houston Avenue, Studemont, Interstate 10 and Washington Avenue was a tangle of warehouse, industrial plants and a smattering of wood frame homes. It has only been in the last 10 or 15 years that the area began to see significant development as there became more of a des ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Openings & Closings: April Construction Brings May Openings

    The month of May is going to be an exciting one for many restaurants, bars, bakeries and coffee shops. Alba Huerta of the upcoming Julep posted a picture of a walk in cooler on Instagram on April 24, while Sal y Pimienta South American Kitchen recently posted pictures on Facebook of the doors, sign, ... More >>

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    April 25, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Want Some Doughnuts With That Ice Cream?

    As May quickly approaches, we gear up to welcome several highly anticipated restaurants. But, before we get to that news, let's take a look at two notable shutters. River Oaks and Upper Kirby folks said goodbye to Crescent City Beignets on Westheimer near the beginning of the month. The Subway, dry ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014
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    December 17, 2013

    What Happened to Gun Control After Newtown?

    Yale law professor Dan Kahan has persuasively argued that the reason why we seem like two ships passing in the night when debating gun issues is because people disagree about the facts, as they see them: Gun-control proponents argue that greater restrictions will promote public safety by reducing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    Rice No. 7 On List of America's Smartest Universities

    Everyone in Houston knows those kids at Rice are a smart lot. Sure, Valhalla might have a weird dress code issue, but otherwise, it's a nice place with a lot of generally intelligent people. So, it should come as no surprise that Rice University made Lumosity's list of the smartest colleges in Ameri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    The Blame for the Current Government Crisis: Not the Answer You Expected

    American exceptionalism, for being an abstract idea, is a real aspect of American politics. Especially among those on the right -- see, e.g., Sarah Palin -- there is a belief that we are a blessed, unique nation (note the underlying theological tones). Part and parcel of American exceptionalism is a ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    Health Department Roundup: Taco Keto, Burns Bar-B-Q, Woodrow's and More

    Very disappointing news, on its surface -- Taco Keto (1401 Cullen), maybe the consensus pick for best food truck in Houston, got a visit from a health inspector last week and ended up with a citation and a temporary closure order. A closer look shows that Keto's violations were more about non-sanita ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Energy Drinks Are a Crock of Crap, But You Knew That...Right?

    On the front page of yesterday's New York Times was the headline: Energy Drinks Promise Edge, But Experts Say Proof Is Scant. And not that people feeding their babies Mountain Dew out of a bottle nor concocting go-go juice for their kids, Honey Boo Boo-style, will notice or care what the New York T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Openings & Closings: October 2012

    Once again, this week's big restaurant news takes us to downtown, where -- as mentioned yesterday -- Ziggy's Healthy Grill at 702 Main has closed. Owner Kevin Strickland has decided to take a completely different approach with the 18-year-old restaurant and is rebranding the remaining Montrose locat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: HBU, Reef, Tina's Mystery Dive and more

    We tend to forget that Houston Baptist University exists. We've never met anyone who went there, at least not that we know of. We're wondering - what's it like? Are they allowed to dance there? Is it like Baylor, but with better access to pill mills and Indian food? The Health Department visited b ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    April 23, 2012

    A Small Matter of Taste

    NPR recently aired a fascinating storyabout the physiology of taste. The segment featured an interview with Barb Stuckey, author of Taste What You're Missing: The Passionate Eater's Guide to Why Good Food Tastes Good. The book discusses the variety of tastes that we all experience. By this, I do n ... More >>

  • Music

    April 5, 2012

    In Bloom

    Spring has sprung with a fresh crop of recent Houston-related releases.

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Sheila Jackson Lee: Smartest Person In Congress, Vocabulary Study Says

    Because (we guess) someone had to do it, a guy named Dan Kozikowski took to his Tumblr account to announce the results of a massive study of the vocabulary used in floor speeches by current members of Congress. He judged them by the "word diversity," which he defined as "how frequently a rep uses S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Just in Time for the Oscars: Koelsch Gallery's "lights, camera, action"

    Just in time for the Oscars, the Koelsch Gallery's current exhibition, "lights, camera, action," captures the varied nuances that comprise America's beloved La La Land. The collection of work features several noted local artists such as Claire Cusack, Matt Duffin, Cisco Tucker Kolkmeier and Vanessa ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 3, 2011
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    September 2, 2011

    Friendswood Police Chief Robert Wieners' E-Mail Troubles

    E-mail problems​The online hackers/pranksters/terrorists Anonymous have taken on Texas police chiefs, breaking into a central e-mail and releasing a ginormous dump of private correspondence. Sadly, you probably will not be shocked to learn that Texas police chiefs often receive or forward cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Mehmood Ghaznavi, 52, Bayou Body Count No. 96

    Shootout in a northside jewelry store​A northside jewelry-store owner was shot and killed in a robbery attempt last night, Houston police say. Mehmood Ghaznavi, 52, was in his store, Java Gold, in the 5500 block of Yale about 8:15 last night when one or more males entered the store and attemp ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 9, 2010
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    December 9, 2010

    The Most Disappointing Restaurant Openings of 2010

    Gnashing of teeth and rending of clothes accompanied news that we'd no longer be able to enjoy Sabetta's homemade sausage and peppers.​This week, we start our countdown of 2010 restaurant openings and closings, counting down the restaurants that opened in 2010 after great advance buzz only to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    The Best Restaurants to Eat Chicken Fried Steak for Breakfast

    Photo by J.C. ReidThe enormous CFS at Triple A.​Although I certainly enjoy a good piece of chicken fried steak for dinner -- preferably served with homemade macaroni and cheese and fried okra -- there's something to be said for beginning your day with a plate full of it whether you're bleary-e ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 2, 2010

    The Best "B-Sides"

    Never-shown-before works dominate FotoFest.

  • News

    November 4, 2010
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    October 21, 2010

    Esther's Cajun and Soul Food

    ​I stopped by Esther's Cajun and Soul Food (5204 Yale) the other day for a quick lunch. It was my first time at the restaurant, and I had only found the place from taking a wrong turn on my drive to work. Glad I did. What caught my attention was Esther's quaint patio in an otherwise drab parki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Openings & Closings

    It's not like they didn't warn you at Moon Tower Inn.​Two noteworthy restaurants opened this past week, noteworthy if only for the refreshing simplicity of their respective menus. The first of the two, Jus' Mac (2617 Yale), features -- as the name would suggest -- just macaroni and cheese. Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Locked Bar: Rocbar Goes On Hiatus

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Rocbar Houston, our city's fauxiest faux rock and roll bar, located above Verizon Wireless Theater and the Hard Rock Cafe in the Bayou Place complex, has shuttered its doors after four years in the game. The club, claiming it is temporarily shutting down for retooling, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    A Protest Playlist For The March On Washington Avenue

    ​Saturday marks the 47th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the huge civil rights rally in Washington D.C. where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. This rally is largely credited for helping to put enough pressure on Washington to pass the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Vanilla Ice And 11 Other Artists Dallas Can Keep

    ​Tomorrow night at 2016 Mainstage, Houston gets to relive its (our?) dark white-rap past when Dallas native Vanilla Ice hits the stage at the venue formerly known Sammy's On Main. Yes, that Vanilla Ice, from our haughty neighbors to the north who can do no wrong in the eyes of Texas Monthly. ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    Rice University Residential College Guarantee: Not All Students Get What They Pay For

    Photo by SkinnyOrangeCatRice: Getting crowded in here​Note to incoming Rice University undergrads (and their parents) expecting the full "residential college" experience: Be sure to read everything that you get on Rice letterhead.One of the universities' primary selling points is its residential c ... More >>

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    July 16, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #5 Fried Chicken at Barbecue Inn

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    Health Department Roundup: "Hole In The Wall" Edition

    ​One of the joys of trawling health inspection reports is dredging up interesting, peculiar, and sometimes downright puzzling restaurant names. Inspectors found a few extra of those this week, so we throw them out for your perusal, along with a few repeat offenders to be wary of. A change of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Rap Goes To College: 5 More Possible Hip-Hop Professors

    ​Rice University just got a lot more... trill. Never thought you'd hear those words in the same sentence? Yeah, us too. But as reports, you just might be seeing a lot more "Diamonds and Wood" and "Front, Back & Side to Side" in the Rice University parking lot. That's because B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Summerfest Volunteers Now Full, Afterparties Finalized

    Jermaine Rogers​ • Summerfest approacheth. We can almost taste it. Or maybe that's just the Brooklyn Zoos at Boondocks, which will be hosting the official unofficial afterparty, featuring Roky Moon & BOLT and a super-secret special guest. • Dean's Downtown is also hosting an afterparty wit ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    9 Days of Giftmas: Ladylike Things

    Sick of corporate Christmas? Try shopping local. Hair Balls presents a 12-part series highlighting ideas for holiday gifts made and sold in Texas. Hair Balls doesn't want to perpetuate staid gender roles or anything, but sometimes you have to shop for someone a little more traditional, you know. Or ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Crypticon Countdown: Troma's Lloyd Kaufman On The Toxic Avenger And His Yale Classmate George W. Bush

    ​The legendary Lloyd Kaufman is the co-founder of Troma Studios, and directed classics such as The Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke 'Em High, and Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, which will be screening this weekend at Crypticon Houston. Hair Balls asked the legendary actor, author and Yale g ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    Health Department Roundup: Sometimes There's God Edition

    ​Believe it or not, trolling the Houston Health Department website for tidbits about dirty floors, missing hand-washing signs and spoiled animal parts is not always an invigorating activity. But sometimes, as Blanche Dubois says, there's God. Take a look at page one under Full Service Restaur ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 30, 2009

    White Linen Night

    Web exclusive!

  • Culture

    April 12, 2007

    "Peter Halley: New Paintings"

    Baudrillard is dead, but Peter Halley's work is alive and well

  • News

    March 2, 2006

    The Also-Rans

    The schools who could have been contenders

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2004
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    October 30, 2003

    Stoner Science

    Our staff risks all to determine if a plant will get them high or if it's just another Internet lie

  • News

    June 27, 2002

    Poodle Pact

    Warring gays, straights and Hispanics snarl street-festival plans

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    February 4, 1999
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    July 9, 1998

    Night & Day

    July 9 - 15, 1998

  • News

    March 20, 1997

    The Angelides Affair

    A dispute over research fraud has split the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine, and could jeopardize the way universities police scientific misconduct

  • Music

    December 14, 1995

    Rebel from the North

    Mary Cutrufello may not fit the country mold, but she knows the country sound

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