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  • Popsicles and Pizza: The Food of Summer Fest
    From banh mi sandwiches to fresh-squeezed beverages, every hip restaurant, bar and food truck in town was at Free Press Summer Fest this weekend serving up bites and drinks for the crowd. PHOTOS BY GROOVEHOUSE More FPSF 2012 Coverage: - Summer Fest line-up reviews on the Rocks Off blog. -...
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  • Memorial Day: War Memorials Around the World
    Most Americans are familiar with the war memorials on our home turf, but here's a sampling of some the most beautiful war memorials across the globe, from Australia to Cairo. COMPILED BY MONICA FUENTES
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  • Free Press Summer Fest 2012: The Bands from Sunday
    It's become somewhat of a Summer Fest tradition to close out the festival with a band catering to the weirder side of the crowd. Sunday night, that was Primus, who played just before a rollicking set by Pretty Lights and a fireworks display to send the music fans off in style. More FPSF 2012...
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  • Burgers With Nostalgia on the Side at Lankford Grocery
    For a 73-year-old restaurant, Lankford Grocery is a breath of fresh air. Straddling the quickly gentrifying neighborhoods of Montrose and the Fourth Ward, the tumbledown burger joint in circus hues of red and white has never suffered the crippling mediocrity of an old-timer that's given up on...
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  • Astros Bike Ride to the Ball Park
    More than 240 people pedaled their way to Minute Maid Park Sunday, June 3, to see the Astros take on the Reds. iCycle and Bike Barn offered complementary bike inspection at designated starting locations, along with a bike valet at Minute Maid Park. Offering two routes, (a shorter 5 mile route...
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  • Nightlife: Toga Party and School's Out
    Rich's and Escobar both celebrate the end of the school year with parties Thursday night, Rich's being toga-themed, of course. (Photos 1-17 from Rich's, photos 18-27 from Escobar.) PHOTOS BY SON LAM
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  • 25 Creepiest Metal Album Covers
    Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... This slideshow...
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  • Shuttlebration: Space Shuttle Replica Comes to NASA
    "Shuttlebration Weekend" began on Friday afternoon when the Space Shuttle attraction arrived by barge at the Johnson Space Center dock on Clear Lake. This was the largest item to arrive at the dock since the Saturn V arrived for display in 1977. The public was invited to a free street party at...
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  • Free Press Summer Fest 2012: The Bands from Saturday
    Returning acts such as the Flaming Lips teamed up with classic artists like Snoop Dogg and new and local acts across eight stages for the first day of Free Press Summer Fest 2012. More FPSF 2012 Coverage: - Summer Fest line-up reviews on the Rocks Off blog. - Free Press Summer Fest 2012: The...
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  • Baseball 1860s-Style
    At the Katy Heritage Festival on May 5, 2012, the Houston Babies played the Katy Combine and the Boerne White Sox according to the rules of 1860s-era baseball, including no helmets or gloves. "Shoeless" John Lomax even took to the mound. PHOTOS BY DANIEL KRAMER
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  • Free Press Summer Fest 2012: The Sexy, Sweaty Crowds
    Summer hasn't even begun yet, but the dress code for Free Press Summer Fest was bikini tops, short shorts, shirtless dudes, and body paint. PHOTOS BY MARCO TORRES (1-15, 90-112), GROOVEHOUSE (16-34, 50-62), JAMES BRICKER (35-41, 63-75) AND MARC BRUBAKER (42-49, 76-86) More FPSF 2012...
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  • ...and Oysters for All at Liberty Kitchen
    There is a bowl of gumbo at Liberty Kitchen with your name on it. And it's utterly unlike any other gumbo in town. It's served in a bowl nearly the size of a washtub, and it's topped not only with fried oysters but also plump piece of fried okra. The dark, thin roux has a deepness and richness...
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