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Byline: Greg Fails

Oh Valentine’s’ Day, you media-backed, loneliness-shaming, tacky-red-and-pink-decoration-sequined corporate joke of a holiday—why must I always be vexed by you? Why have I never spent one of you with someone nice? Was it too much to ask for a pleasant Valentine’s’ Day with that girl who tried to stab me with a fork? Or...

Big breaks don’t come easy for artists; it often takes more luck than work. But these bands seem to have that equation backwards when it comes to success stories. Single Mothers Formed by Andrew Thompson after a particularly bitter break up, Single Mothers have remained one of the most energetic and exciting punk acts...

Drake may be from Toronto, but the man is a Houstonian at heart. Through songs, wardrobe choices and his travels, here are five ways Drizzy held it down when it came to H-Town. Pretty much every song on “Nothing Was the Same” “Like H-Town in the summer time, I keep it 100 Met a lot of girls in my times there, word to...

  “This has become a project, more vanity than logic because I’ve found the view from the cross can be so awesome” gurgles Drew Thompson in the opening diatribe of Meltdown, the third EP released by the Canadian band Single Mothers. It’s a short and uncharacteristically nostalgic surprise release that sparks intrigue...

“Amor Prohibido” by Selena Has there ever been any doubt about who the real queen of Houston is? Selena was a trailblazer in pop music and her legacy, much like the Astrodome, is far too big to ever be destroyed. “Killing Time” by Destiny’s Child Her self titled album clearly showed, Beyonce reps Houston hard, and as this...

As a Tier One university with more than 42,000 students, the University of Houston plays host to major accomplishments every year. However, alongside every Peach Bowl win there are students, faculty and alumni winning awards and making advances, even in fields of study you might not have heard of. This professor...

“The Shallows” starring Blake Lively is entertaining, despite eschewing from the more thought-provoking tropes of the survival genre. Set on a nondescript and secluded cove somewhere in Mexico, the film sees Nancy Adams (Blake Lively) stranded, battling against a predatory great white shark and her own various...

Despite a sign and party lights, the gaping doorway to a creaky staircase next to Tacos A Go Go is a hard sell for any first-time visitors to “The Place Upstairs.” It’s hard to imagine how husband and wife owners Mike and Laura Levine say the shop, which is packed floor-to-ceiling with animal bones, surgical tools,...

Twenty years after settling on the Cougar as their official mascot, the University of Houston made the logical decision to begin keeping live mountain lions on retainer. Serving as a campus pet, feline guest of honor at events and mascot at football games, Shastas I through V were, literally, the pride of UH. Though...

Best Movie Theater: Edwards One can never go wrong on a movie date at Edwards, as the theater features an arcade, 24 screens and even an ice cream store beside the ticket booth. Just imagine: ice cream and movies? There is nothing else a self-indulgent weekend could ask for. Customers will also find that Edwards is...