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Secrets of the Sonora Aero Club

21 years ago by Cynthia Greenwood
In 1899, Charles Dellschau, a grouchy retired butcher, began to paint amazing airships. His intricate collages show shiplike decks supported by striped balloon pontoons; they show bright-colored helicopters and evil-looking striped dirigibles outfitted for war; they show crews of dapper little gentlemen accompanied by the occasional cat. Many pages are...

With Its New Sonora Stage, Coachella Built a DIY Venue in the Middle of Their Festival

2 years ago by Chris Kissel
Curated by Rene Contreras of Viva! Pomona, the new stage featured art by Sean Solomon and Peggy Noland and such bands as Guided by Voices, Allah-Las and Thee Commons.

This Week in Houston Food Events: Free Tacos and Cinco de Mayo

5 months ago by Brooke Viggiano
Here's a look at this week's hottest culinary happenings: Monday, April 29 Aslina Wine Dinner at Kulture Kulture Restaurant, 701 Avenida De Las Americas, welcomes Aslina Wines and Ntsiki Biyela, South Africa’s first black winemaker, to Houston. The wine dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and cost is $125 per...

Double Your Pleasure with Derby Day and Cinco de Mayo

5 months ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
Could there be a better way to start off May than a weekend of mint juleps and margaritas? We think not. While our proximity to our South of the Border neighbor and large Mexican-American population makes our affinity for Cinco de Mayo understandable, we are also jumping on that Southern Derby...

A $10 Wine We Love: Picpoul de Pinet and Sonora Dogs

7 years ago by Jeremy Parzen
One of the most common questions I get when speaking at a wine dinner or guided wine tasting is what's the best wine for $10 or less? And understandably, most are disappointed when I inform them that $15 is the new $10. In fact, these days, $25 is the price...

Openings and Closings: Sweet Paris Highland Village and Blanco Tacos Galleria

9 months ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
Sweet Paris Creperie and Cafe, 2701 Drexel, opened December 8. The new Highland Village location makes the sixth since the creperie began in 2012, founded by husband and wife, Allison and Ivan Chavez. The duo have traveled the world and are on a mission to revive the art of eating...

Dia de los Muertos Is Not Halloween Part 2

2 years ago by Chris Lane
Tone-deaf cultural appropriation or sincere, positive appreciation? Tough call.

Spielberg’s Close Encounters Returns in All its Confounding Glory

2 years ago by Alan Scherstuhl
In one sense, Steven Spielberg’s 1977 UFO bliss-out, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, is reprehensible. It is, after all, the story of a daydreamer dad (Richard Dreyfuss) who leaves his family for worlds unknown as he continually trades in one slender, luminous life companion for another: Teri Garr for...

In Search of Guitars on This Year's Hip-Hop- and EDM-Dominated Coachella Lineup

2 years ago by Chris Kissel
With all the rap and electronic music at this year's Coachella, the guitar seemed like an endangered species. But a handful of artists proved it still has a vital place at America's biggest festival.

Openings & Closings: Welcome Second Locations of Creamistry and Gyu-kaku

3 years ago by Cuc Lam
Gyu-kaku soft opened at its second location at 11301 Katy Freeway in the Memorial area on February 19. A representative told the Houston Press that the new store will be very similar to the Midtown location with the exception of the signature cocktail list. The Memorial store will focus more...

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