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Street Closures in Houston For the World Series

16 hours ago by Houston Press
The Astros being in the World Series is great. But there's some pain along with all that exhilaration and street closings are a necessary part of what we'll all have to go through. Starting today at 3 p.m. certain streets around Minute Maid Park will be closed. This will continue...

Four Thoughts On Will Fuller's Significant Hamstring Injury

18 hours ago by Sean Pendergast
It pains me to say this, because Will Fuller seems like a great dude, and when he is healthy, he is one helluva football player, but was anybody surprised when Fuller was shown in the first quarter of the loss to the Colts on Sunday making that long, slow walk...

Houston Ballet Packs its Toe Shoes for New York City

18 hours ago by Margaret Downing
Houston ballet dancers are heading to New York City this week to perform a contemporary program at the New York City Center as part of the Houston company's 50th Anniversary celebrations. From October 24-26, the country's fifth largest ballet company will be performing The Letter V by Mark Morris, Reflections...

World Series Food and Drink: Take It Back!

18 hours ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
They did it! Our Astros won Game 6 of the ALCS to go on to the World Series against the Washington Nationals, thanks to the walk-off home run hit by everyone's favorite second baseman, Jose Altuve. Not to diminish the awesome performances by the rest of the team, but my...

Mike Watt and the Art of Sublime Punk Invention

18 hours ago by David Ensminger
Mike Watt occupies his own niche in the space and time continuum of punk rock. He seems to belong everywhere and nowhere, simultaneously. Although he graduated high school in 1976 and fervently took the alternative path out of stadium rock clichés by honing jazz-spiel punk escapades in Minutemen, his work...

Upper Crust: Star Pizza

18 hours ago by Carlos Brandon
There is a pizza spectrum. That’s right — a pizza spectrum. On one end of this spectrum the word “Italian” is printed boldly in red, white and green letters. On the other end, the word “American.” Every pie sold in the United States hovers somewhere between those two words. Some...

World Series Preview: How the Astros and Nationals Match Up

18 hours ago by Jeff Balke
The Astros completed their ALCS win in dramatic fashion, walking off the Yankees with a home run from Jose Altuve. The Nationals, after beating the defending NL champs the Dodgers in five games in the ALDS coasted in a sweep of the Cardinals to reach the World Series for the...

Elton John Looks on a Life of Music, Sequins and Hedonism. Lots of Hedonism.

19 hours ago by Bob Ruggiero
Me By Elton John 384 pp. Henry Holt & Co. $30 It was with some bemusement that moviegoer/rock and rollers compared two recent biopics of flamboyant and gay ‘70s rockers Freddie Mercury and Elton John. The PG-13 rated Bohemian Rhapsody hinted at, but never really dug into its subject’s personal...

Mendocino Farms Embraces Foodie Sandwich Trends

19 hours ago by Jeff Balke
The humble sandwich is experiencing a moment. What has long been considered a grab-and-go fast food option for providing fuel for the body quickly and efficiently is slowly finding a new audience among food lovers. Perhaps this is an extension of the explosion of casual gourmet proliferated by food trucks...

Taking Your Child to a Tattoo Parlor for Ear Piercing Might Be the Better Option

19 hours ago by Jef Rouner
The Kid With One F recently turned ten, and what she most wanted for her birthday was to get her ears pierced. My wife and I made a vow that when the time came she asked, we would not be taking her to the mall. As good goths, we had...

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