Aaron Reiss

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Bathroom Battles: Scaremongering Abounds about Transgender Public Restroom Usage

    In March 2013, Alexis Hollada, better known by her stage name, Doomstress Alexis, is on her way back from Austin with her drummer, Raymond Matthews, in tow. The pair have just rocked a gig during SXSW with their doom metal act, Project Armageddon, and now just want to get back to Houston after picki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    A Timeline of a Failed Attempt to Witness Carmelo Anthony's Historic Visit to Houston

    I awoke Wednesday morning to an email from my editor about a giant, shiny sign. And not just any sign, a photoshopped sign of Carmelo Anthony in a Rockets jersey lit on the screen outside of Toyota Center. The Rockets have rolled out the welcome mat for free agent Carmelo Anthony ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    In the Spirit of Giving, Houston Appreciation Weekend Kicks Off

    Somewhere in Europe, Houston Appreciation Weekend was born. Drake's tour manager, Jamil Davis, says the Toronto rapper was still traveling for his Would You Like A Tour? tour when he decided he wanted to have a special event in Houston, the city he holds close to his heart. (See: "November 18th.") ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    What's the Deal with 6737 Southwest Freeway?

    "Thank you for calling the Tennessee Titans, if you know your party's extension, please dial now." Maybe you're like me. Maybe you've seen it and wondered what the hell it was doing just sitting there. At 6737 Southwest Freeway you'll find an abandoned car dealership. For years, as I drove on 5 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Now What Happens to All Those Anti-HERO Shirts?

    They said no. They screamed it. Protesters yelled in front of city hall Wednesday, in opposition of legislation for a Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. "We say no," the protesters repeated. A few women, serving as reverb, chanted "God says no." ERO adorned their chests, thick red slashes cutting t ... More >>