Category Archives: Arts & Life

Cuban café brings Havana to Houston

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Established in the early ’90s, Café Piquet has moved from a corner store front of a shopping strip to its own stand-alone building on Bissonnet, and is therefore the king of Cuban cuisine in Houston. For some reason, in Houston, Mexican taquerias are a dime a dozen and yet Cuban restaurants are few and far […]

Doggs 4 Life: Snoop Dogg Inks a Tattoo of Nate Dogg

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Snoop Dogg Inks a Tattoo of Nate Dogg

Finally, a rap tattoo worth respecting (you know what I’m talking about). In light of hip-hop’s loss of Nathaniel “Nate Dogg” Hale earlier this month, long-time friend and collaborator Snoop Dogg paid tribute to his deceased friend by imprinting his image on himself forever yesterday (Saturday March 26th). Here’s what Snoop tweeted: “Tha tattoo u […]

Christo Without Jeanne-Claude

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The tension between presence and absence has always been crucial to the work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. It took the artists 24 years to get permission to wrap the Reichstag, in Berlin, but the sublime result, “Wrapped Reichstag”—perhaps their most significant undertaking—had a lifespan of a mere two weeks. Their most recent project, “The Gates,” […]

Snoop Dogg, Ghostland Observatory rock South Padre

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Over 10,000 people flooded Schlitterbahn in South Padre Island to see Snoop Dogg & the Snoopadelics perform with Austin-based Ghostland Observatory last week for the Red Bull SoundClash. The event featured both artists on stages that faced each other with DJ Z-Trip in the middle, serving as MC. There were five rounds in the SoundClash. […]

Spring into successful dating

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The month of March is the time of spring break, the first day of spring and of course, everyone’s favorite time to celebrate Irish heritage with green beer. However, what most people don’t even realize is that March is also the best time of year to begin dating someone. Most people associate romanticism with cold […]

Women shouldn’t be the only ones allowed to carry purses

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christiano ronaldo manpurse

I was recently in a situation where I had to hold a purse for a female friend. I found myself assessing the practicality of her purse, imagining what I could put in it if it belonged to me. It was made of braided brown leather, a somewhat masculine material, and embellished with a rather large […]

First Drive: 2012 McLaren MP4-12C

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2012 McLaren MP4-12C

Let’s see now. You’ve got your Ferrari 458 Italia, your Porsche 911 GT2 RS and 911 Turbo S and Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera 570-4. After all, if we’re setting the scene properly on the most important supersports car inauguration in quite some time – the 2012 McLaren MP4-12C – we should, in this first privileged go, […]

2012 Saab 9-3 hatchback confirmed – but is a sedan?

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We’re in Washington D.C. this week attending the embargoed long-lead event for the 2011 Saab 9-4X, but that hasn’t stopped us from inquiring about other key new products from the House of Griffin. We’ve already seen mules of the next-generation 9-3 range undergoing testing, but thus far, we haven’t seen any production bodywork or learned […]

Don’t let stress eat away at you

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Stress and unhealthy eating sometimes go hand-in-hand. When we feel depressed, stressed, sad, bored, angry or downright emotional, we seek comfort in food — and let’s face it, fruits and veggies are not on the menu. When there’s a big test in the morning, we get cheese pizza delivered the night before to save time. […]