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Flapper Tapper
Dan Oko | March 4, 2014

The year was 1975. Saigon fell. The Houston Oilers went 10-4 in the Astrodome but missed the playoffs. Rock legends The Who kicked off their U.S. tour at a local venue called the Summit. And Houston-born author Duncan Alderson left the city where he’d been...

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Buck Starts Here
Ray Dennison | March 4, 2014

Richmond Champion, 21, is appropriately named. The 5-foot-9 cowboy has, as of press time, already won two titles in bareback bronc riding this rodeo season. His best so far was a wild, high-flying, 87-point ride at the National Western Stock Show in Denver...

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From Paris With Love
Ayesha Khan with contributions by Patti Dickey and Beth Weitzman | March 4, 2014

The rumors are true: In Paris, macarons are sweeter; wines are lovelier; and music reaches l’âme. Romance drips from every street lamp in this dreamy destination, but the city rife with...

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No Compromise
Nate Chapnick | March 4, 2014

Simply put, four wheels are better than two. Thankfully, Mercedes robustly agrees, which is why, for the first time ever, it’s making the E63 AMG with standard all-wheel drive. At last, Georgia’s country roads, or those laden with snow, ice or rain,...

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Soaring Ahead
Andrew Myers | February 27, 2014

Character doppelgängers are dangerous for actors. Should the public overidentify a performer with a single part, that association can quickly become as constricting as a corset, limiting casting options to the point of professional asphyxiation. The danger is...

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Hit List: Rodeo Ready
Allyson Bowers | February 20, 2014

1. Founded in 1907, the hats from family-owned Shudde Brothers (1502 FM 1489, in Brookshire) have been worn by both real and TV-made Western icons like Sam Houston and John Wayne.


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The Hit List: Kale, Yeah!
Robin Barr Sussman | February 13, 2014

When it comes to dining out and eating healthy, making right choices can be tricky. Here are five local eateries that help crack the health-nut code without making you feel deprived.

1. Adair Kitchen (5161...

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The Hit List: Fork Play
Robin Barr Sussman | February 6, 2014

Impress a new crush, reignite a flame or celebrate friendship over divine cuisine this Valentine’s Day.

The elegant Southern ambiance at Brennan’s (3300 Smith St., 713.522.9711) is Valentine’s-...

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The Newcomers
Holly Crawford, Nick Esquer, Steve Jansen & Evan Wetmore | January 29, 2014

The Showman

Aside from New York, Houston is just about the only place that Brandon Weinbrenner, the Alley Theatre’s assistant director for a year and counting,...

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Hot Shot
Holly Crawford | January 29, 2014

Formerly No. 1 in the world—and a new co-host of Fox Sports Live—he will compete with fellow legends Andre Agassi, James Blake and Jim Courier during the one-night, winner-take-all tourney.

Welcome back to Houston! What’s your best...

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