Bad Luck And Trouble

The Dirty Dozen: Houston's 12 Jinxed Restaurant Spots

Looking back on a five-year-old list and seeing if any of these Bermuda triangles have turned around.

09/25/2013 By John Lomax

History

Previewing the 1937–1938 Arts Season

Impresario Edna Saunders brought famous performers from around the world to pre-war Houston.

09/13/2013 By Michael Hardy

Shellfish History

On R-Month Oysters

The taboo dates back to Ancient Rome, and Cicero was one of the first to explore it.

09/12/2013 By John Lomax

On Stage

Highest Drama

No Texas theater season has ever been more dramatic than the first.

09/11/2013 By John Lomax

Time Travels

Giant Frogs, Deep-Voiced Woman Singers and Vague Foreign Dinners

Locals damned Houston with faint praise in 1928.

09/03/2013 By John Nova Lomax

That Other Level

The Geto Boys and Public Enemy Together, 25 Years Ago

The Geto Boys and Public Enemy together, 25 years ago, and other photos from the archive of former GBs DJ Ready Red.

08/28/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Old Weird Houston

Five Historic Houston Spots That Need Markers

Too many of our local history plaques are tedious. Here are a few stronger propositions.

08/27/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Texas Lore

Be A Texas Millionaire: A Big Rich Board Game

Locally produced game was beautifully printed but offensive to everyone but Texans.

08/19/2013 By John Lomax

Downhome Recipes

Captain Joseph C. Hutcheson: Warrior-Poet Of Texas's First Cookbook

To read his recipe for cornfield peas is to make the acquaintance of a good man.

08/19/2013 By John Lomax

Ridin' Dirty In The 1890s

Houston's 19th Century Cyclists

Lords' Cycle Club: The first riding society in the "Magnolia City."

08/14/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Time Travel

Houston By Night, 1983 Style

What a strange place early Oil Bust Houston was, especially after dark.

08/07/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Houston vs. Dallas

A Rivalrous History

Up until 1900, Galveston was Houston’s chief rival. And then came the Great Hurricane.

08/01/2013 By John Lomax

James Coney Island

Dogs of Yore

How two immigrant brothers from Greece turned a Houston hot dog stand into a 90-year success story.

07/01/2013 By Robb Walsh

Women in Combat

Don’t Ask, Compel

How Washington cemetery views the sea change in Washington, DC.

04/25/2013 By John Lomax

Poe Elementary Bombing

Suffer the Children

The murder of school children is, sadly, nothing new. But the way we cope with such tragedies is.

03/15/2013 By John Lomax