It only sounds like a Mickey Mouse thesis paper. The continuing gentrification of Lower Westheimer through increasingly modern, upscale, inventive and groundbreaking restaurants is one that's been developing for more than a decade. Follow its path in our slideshow, and read more about the journey at Eating Our Words. MAPS BY MONICA FUENTES
Mayor Annise Parker led the celebration of Houston's 175th birthday Sunday evening at Historic Market Square Park, near where the Allen Brothers first landed on the banks of Buffalo Bayou. Leah White and the Magic Mirrors performed at the party. PHOTOS BY FRANK MONTES
Houstonians gathered at Discovery Green Sunday for an attempt to set a new Guinnes World Record for the most hula hoopers spinning in unison at a single location. Participants were required to donate or raise $100 for the Easter Seals of Greater Houston. No word yet from Guinness on whether the...
Hordes of hopefuls and performers with stars in their eyes lined up more than 24 hours in advance for the Season 11 American Idol auditions in Houston today. Even Ryan Seacrest showed up. Check out videos of some of the hopefuls performing. PHOTOS BY ALLISON WAGONER
Taiwanese food is not for the faint of heart. That could be one of the reasons I had difficulty finding dining companions to go with me to Yummy Kitchen. After all, the cuisine is famous for implementing a number of cringe-worthy ingredients, from goose blood to stinky tofu. PHOTOS BY TROY FIELDS
The Harris County Courthouse in downtown Houston that opened in 1910 and was completely gutted in a renovation project in the 1950s was rededicated today after spending two years under construction to restore it to its original early-century glory. PHOTOS BY BRITTANIE SHEY
We dug through the Voice's archives of publicity stills, looking for horror, sci-fi or otherwise weird publicity images from films gone by. Just in time for the Halloween (and horror movie) season, here are our favorites. Some are now strangely funny, while others still maintain some of the...
Houston buzz band Buxton played with The Donkeys and Steve Reno this weekend at Rudyard's, where once member of crowd was presented with a candle-covered birthday cake. Read the review on Rocks Off. PHOTOS BY MARC BRUBAKER