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Karen Labuca is a Houston writer.

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a look into the future

First annual East End Street Fest celebrates Cinco de Mayo and area revitalization

By Karen Labuca

It isn't hard to notice something different when you make your way down Harrisburg Boulevard on the East End of Houston as the extension of the Metro light rail ...


be inventive!

Geeking out: Playing with all the tech toys at the GE Garages in the Rice University pop-up stop

By Karen Labuca

Now here's the type of event that deserved more hype: GE Garages. Who would've thought a tech pop-up shop would be so fun? Located right on the edge ...


Hidden Houston

Walter's rocks on in its quirky new building: More indie, artsier, even almost clean

By Karen Labuca

Where can you get a cheap, memorable music fix? Walter's in the the north downtown warehouse district (no longer on Washington). Though Walter's on Washington had a catchy ...


Sur Sizzles

Closing out iFest: What it's like to rock when everybody wants to go home

By Karen Labuca

By the time the last time slots at iFest approached Sunday night, the crowd was winding down and thinning out. It's a somewhat strange location for the H-E-B Cultural ...


party on!

Ready for the last weekend of iFest? Check out these five top musical acts

By Karen Labuca

Let's all hope the weather will be just as gorgeous for this weekend's second round of the 42nd annual Houston International Festival as it was last weekend. The ...


really?!

Jon Lovitz tries to get the last laugh with profanity-laced tirade against President Obama

By Karen Labuca

How many times are we going to hear about celebrities complaining about how rich and mistreated they are? Leave it up to comedian Jon Lovitz to speak out the apparent ...


Artist Spotlight

Love & music: Meet the hat-happy iFest blues rocker who almost gave it all up for his scientist wife

By Karen Labuca

Amongst the crowded, closed-off downtown Houston streets of iFest, people scrambled to catch Latin fare. But nestled near City Hall, Houston staple Hadden Sayers and his band rocked out their ...


10th Anniversary celebration

Tommy Tune Awards brings back Broadway's Logan Keslar to celebrate Houston's high school talent

By Karen Labuca

Returning to the Hobby Center hallways and stage, Logan Keslar is right at home. Keslar — a native Houstonian, graduate of the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and ...


a competitive edge

Is Tumblr the new Twitter? Hip blog site is latest destination for brands

By Karen Labuca

If you're on the internet, you've probably visited a Tumblr site lately, whether it was Texts From Hillary, Beyoncé's vacation photos or Corgi Addict. But what you ...


Not Just Craigslist

Houston ranked one of America's cyber crime hotspots and Dallas is even more Internet shady

By Karen Labuca

You've started to doubt that Craigslist is the only shady scheme lurking on Internet when you're online shopping or just chatting with your friends. Nowadays it feels like ...


Diverse reality

Breaking reality TV's color barrier: Ex Houston basketball player aims to become First Black Bachelor

By Karen Labuca

It looks like ABC's The Bachelor could use a ratings boost. It definitely could use some long-overdue diversity. That's where Lamar Hurd and his viral "First Black Bachelor ...


Hometown Glory

How Beyonce and Michelle Obama became BFFs: The story behind the touching letter

By Karen Labuca

After giving birth to her daughter Blue Ivy, Houston's own Beyonce seems to have had some relaxing time off to enjoy and discover a newfound appreciation for motherhood. She ...


Bieber fever? What's that?

Beatlemania nevers ends: From One Direction to Big Time Rush, boy bands make a choreographed comeback

By Karen Labuca

Screaming girls, marriage proposals, and literal flash mobs . . .  that was just in the1960s. The overwhelming adoration of frenzied fans, particularly from teenage girls, has a long and storied pop history ...


EaDo Power

The East End gets its own street festival: Home of new Dynamo stadium, Ninfa's to rock the rebirth

By Karen Labuca

Cinco de Mayo is only a month away, which means an abundance of celebrations all around Houston. The newest one, the day-long East End Street Fest, promises a diverse roster ...


You can go home again

Bellaire High School alums have the Electric Touch at impromptu courtyard concert

By Karen Labuca

It looks like you can go home again. Bellaire High School graduates and twin brothers Christopher Leigh Messina and Louis Messina, Jr., returned to their alma mater Friday and brought ...


i'm a survivor!

The secret back story of world's smallest dog: And what does the real Beyoncé think?

By Karen Labuca

Beyoncé Knowles is now the second most famous Beyoncé in the world. Houston's music superstar has been upstaged by a puppy! A dachshund, miniature pinscher and chihuahua mix has ...


Only for Blowhards

Shattering that old hurricane myth: Don't tape your windows, new campaign pleads

By Karen Labuca

FLASH also known as the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes is a non-profit that aims to strengthen homes and safeguard families from natural disasters. Its latest campaign "The Great Hurricane ...


"I Hid the Body . . ."

A new social media prank puts the police on edge — and Texas is one of its hotspots

By Karen Labuca

Pinterest, the content sharing website which has become the latest social media sensation with its instant pinning of your favorite ideas — all to inspire and spread awareness among linked users ...


a food revolution

The real reason the war against pink slime is working: Gross fake meat is on the run

By Karen Labuca

Celebrity chef and healthy-food advocate Jamie Oliver has really led a food revolution against pink slime — the ground beef "filler that's washed in  ammonium hydroxide. First Oliver's campaign ...


really?!

Katy Perry is only embarrassing herself with Beyoncé jabs: The most insecure pop star in the world

By Karen Labuca

Whatever happened to playing nice? We all know that the music industry is a vicious shark tank, with artists fighting to climb up the mainstream charts but for some artists ...


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