May 2nd, 2011

What’d We Miss: 5.1.11 Weekly Reader

We’ve been publishing a lot more content lately making it much more difficult for our weekly readers to catch up. Well, fret no more. We’re going to start publishing a new column on Mondays to help you keep up with our Houston domination. Welcome to the new “What’d We Miss.”

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[Photo from Te House of Tea]

Best Friend Rings: David Sedaris Reads at Jones Hall by Sarah
NPR-listening folks have been well-acquainted with the stylings of David Sedaris over the years. The same goes for any fan of American satire. David Sedaris recently rolled through Houston to read some of his work including his new book Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk.

The First Sip: Texas Beer Fest by Jeff
There’s a treat coming your way and Jeff has the details that you need to be paying attention to. The Texas Beer Fest kicks off on May 7th, but there will be events all around town leading up to it. We’ll be publishing some of them in The Look Ahead each day.

Té House of Tea: The House that Tea Built by Tea Jones
There are a lot of usages of one of our favorite three-letter words in the line above. Tea Jones made his way down to Houston fair trade tea shop for a little R&R. He found tea and other wares to stock up on as well as a new place to hang out and take in a perfect afternoon.

Street Art of the Week: Metallic on Wood
Last week’s work of art was a collaboration between artists Sober and Red. Have you been able to find it around town?

H-Town Showdown: #2 NASA vs. #7 Townes van Zandt
We took a little break from our H-Town Showdown series, but we’re back in full force now. Our second match-up from the random category continues to be just that, random. A legendary musician from Houston versus one of our city’s biggest claims to fame. Voting is tight. Make sure you cast your vote before time runs out.

Where’s Pauldo (ep. 61)
Solved!!

Houston Helps: Easter Seals of Greater Houston
“Founded in Houston in 1947, Easter Seals Greater Houston has always provided a variety of needed services to individuals of all ages with all types of disabilities and to their families in the five counties surrounding the Houston area. They are the only organization in the greater Houston area providing comprehensive services to individuals with cerebral palsy and all other types of disabilities and to their families.” Read more and help out.

Photo of the Week: Frozen in Time
By Bryan.Dawson, a photograph that captures a blip from a fountain as it obscures the image of a statue in the background. Very nice indeed.

Save the Date: A Measure of Royalty by X
Were you one of the many that tuned into the Royal Wedding of Kate and William? No? Really? The whole ordeal got our dating columnist, X, thinking about things. A famous wedding will do that to a person with a job such as hers.

— The Loop Scoop

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