• Film

    June 26, 2014

    Obvious Child: They Finally Made an Abortion Comedy — and It's Good

    A film perfect for those who want more honesty in fiction.

  • Film

    June 19, 2014

    Obvious Child: The Finally Made an Abortion Comedy - and it's Good

    A film perfect for those who want more honesty in fiction.

  • Calendar

    April 10, 2014
  • News

    January 23, 2014

    Behave Yourselves!

    Let's all stop embarrassing Texas now, please.

  • Film

    January 23, 2014

    Vanessa Hudgens Proves Truer Than the Story in Gimme Shelter

    Hudgens may be the best actor from the Disney teen machine.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Let's All Stop Embarrassing Texas Now, Please

    Texas, we're starting to earn our reputation. When we look at the recent headlines out of Texas that have made national news, it's pretty easy to see why folks outside the Lone Star state think that we all ride our horses to work. Our antics are becoming the punch line for national jokes, and real ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Journalism 101: Centrism Not Does Equal Objectivity

    One of the more lamentable features of national political coverage is that journalists emphasize conflict and "horse race" coverage rather than policy. This is because many journalists -- e.g., David Gregory, George Stephanopolous, Major Garrett and many lesser known names that make up the D.C. pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Am I a Mama's Boy or a Good Son? Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! MAMA'S BOY OR GOOD SON? Dear Willie D: I'm a single 34-year-old man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Choice:Texas -- New Video Game Shows Just How Hard it Will be to Get an Abortion in Texas (But in a Fun Way)

    Some rabble-rousing pro-choicers are developing a video game that will "illustrate a woman's quest to obtain an abortion in the Lone Star state," according to the NY Daily News. In "Choice:Texas," the player picks one of five female characters to overcome "the struggle with geography, time, and mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    A T-Rex, an Investigation, and #SitDownWendy - Catching Up With the Filibuster Fallout

    Forty-eight hours after Sen. Wendy Davis began the Great Texas Abortion Filibuster, the state has gathered its breath. Having spent nearly a full work day suffering through the largest Democratic victory Texas has known in years, Gov. Rick Perry promptly overrode Davis's efforts -- knowing the tea p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    The Winners and Losers of the Great Texas Abortion Filibuster

    If you were anywhere near a computer, a phone, or the Hill Country over the past 24 hours, you'll know that Texas witnessed one of the most memorable, remarkable displays of political will it's ever known. In lieu of allowing nearly 90 percent of the abortion clinics across the state to shutter, Sen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Rick Perry Announces Another Special Session, Set for July 1

    Gov. Rick Perry's office announced Wednesday afternoon that the governor has called for the second special session of 2013, set to commence at 2 p.m. on July 1. Only hours after Sen. Wendy Davis, her colleagues, and their supporters managed to block passage of legislation that would all but ban abor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Debbie Riddle's Facebook Page Gets Tsunami'd By Pissed-Off Breastfeeding Moms

    You don't mess with moms. Especially if it's about breastfeeding. The Texas legislature is once again taking up the ticklish subject of whether moms should be able to breastfeed in public. Representatives like Jessica Farrar (D-Houston) are backing a bill that would allow business owners to be sued ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Inside Rob Gullatte's Abortion: The Project

    Rob Gullatte (formerly known as Kritikal, Beltway Krit and more) is the most interesting rapper with a name change this side of 2 Chainz. Okay, that's plenty of loaded hyperbole, but the fact remains Gullatte is as obscure a talent as the term can be presently defined. SPIN ran a profile on him, hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    The Chronicle Takes Middle Road on Controversial Doonesbury Strips

    This week's Doonesbury strips deal with the Texas law mandating sonograms for women seeking abortions. Many newspapers around the country are refusing to run the strips, which compare what the law requires to "rape" at one point. Some are moving the strip to the op-ed page, or just putting it onli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Susan G. Komen Backs Out of Its Planned Parenthood Fiasco (UPDATED)

    The ribbon's been a bit charred this week.​New Coke, you have a new rival for corporate ineptness. In a statement on its Web site, the Texas-based Susan G. Komen breast-cancer organization has reversed its fiasco of a decision to cut off funds to Planned Parenthood. We want to apologize to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Abortion Sonogram Hearing: Novel Arguments from Plaintffs, So Judge Wants More Briefs

    Novel arguments from abortion-rights supporters, judge says.​Opponents trying to block the state's new so-called sonogram bill may have a tougher road in Texas than they've had in other states. This morning's hearing in Austin, before U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks, did not produce an immedia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Texas Mandatory-Sonogram Bill: Court Challenge Ramps Up Tomorrow

    Group says new law "imposes stress and emotional strain on women as they prepare to undergo a medical procedure."​The legal challenge to the new bill that forces women who are seeking an abortion to get a sonogram begins for real tomorrow, with a hearing on a temporary injunction barring enfo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    More Godless GOP Governors Say No to Rick Perry's Prayerapalooza: The (Possible) Reasons Why

    Jersey's Chris Christie sent his regrets, for obvious reasons.​The Texas Independent has more or less been keeping a running tally of gubernatorial RSVPs to Rick Perry's invitation to come to Houston to pray and fast and be all Jesus-y. So far it's looking grim, as would any event where Kansa ... More >>

  • News

    June 2, 2011

    Calling All Sluts

    Time to fight back

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    "Choose Life": Bill to Put Your Religious and Political Views on Texas License Plates Passes Senate

    Holier than thou, person stuck behind me in traffic​State Senator Dan Patrick is proudly reporting that the Texas Senate has passed by a 21-10 vote his bill creating license plates that say "Choose Life," thereby, we guess, breaking off the crippling shackles of all those Texans who have been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Texas Forces Women to See Their Fetus's Facebook Page (Possibly)

    Check out our sample FB fetus page​The Texas House of Representatives spent much of today debating a bill to force women who are seeking abortions to view a sonogram of their fetus. If there is a more august body to discuss such a bill, we don't know what it is. Unless it's the Ohio legislatu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Allegedly Sad Justin Bieber Allegedly Feels Your Pain

    ​It's been about a week since Justin Bieber's infamous Rolling Stone interview was unveiled to the public, showing the teen idol to be a very clueless 16-year-old with extremely vague, simplistic ideas about an array of social issues such as war, health care, teen sex, rape and abortion. What ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Don't Stop Beliebering

    ​The subtitle to the interview (coming in the March 3 issue of Rolling Stone) reads, "How Justin Bieber became the biggest teen idol in the world," so I have to assume at some point RS reporter Vanessa Grigoriadis gets to the subject of his rise to fame (and if he's familiar with the name "Rya ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Party Like A Rock Star at House of Dereon

    Brittanie SheyKaty Perry look-alike​The Hoff was there, chatting with Katy Perry. Lindsay Lohan was there too, in her sexy orange jumpsuit. Ziggy Stardust danced with members of Run DMC.As predicted, there were multiple Elvii (Costello and Presley) and a whole lot of people dressed like Bret Micha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    The Death Of The Kay-For-Governor Effort, In Five Telling Moments

    ​The campaign of Governor Rick Perry has been gleefully sending out "pre-bituaries" -- in other words, stories analyzing what went wrong with Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's gubernatorial race.Barring an upset of Truman-like proportions, the only question remaining in tomorrow's primary will be whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    The American Wife Of George Bush: A Book Review

    What’s it like to be married to George W. Bush? Imagine marital bliss with a man who farts often and calls it “tooting his own horn,” enjoys his whiskey and the occasional snort, has skills in the oral sex department and is overly concerned with his “legacy.” This is Charlie Blackwell, a f ... More >>

  • News

    June 26, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 8, 2006

    Pick a Side

    What? Were you expecting something controversial? All the endless debating about the Iraq War wearing you down? How about gay marriage? Do you even care anymore? And when was the last time you heard someone say anything new about immigration? Sounds like you're suffering from Big Issue Fatigue ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 10, 2005

    Craig List

    Stephen Lynch unleashes twisted tunes from his new album

  • Film

    October 21, 2004

    Secrets and Lies

    In Mike Leigh's new film, motherhood is a tricky business

  • News

    October 23, 2003
  • Calendar

    May 29, 2003

    Blunt Force

    BMC plays ragga jungle at NoDo's Underground Lounge

  • News

    May 2, 2002

    Child Support

    The same extreme measures that saved Sidney Miller at birth also severely disabled her 11 years ago. Texas courts are still trying to determine who should pay for it -- and could set a legal precedent in the process.

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Beating the Bush

    Take one tax rebate, a Houston man advises, and apply liberally

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Of Love and Hate

    Houston-filmed Buchanan ads are decried as racist

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    GOP Inc.

    How "Scary" Gary Polland turned his party apparatus into a political slot machine

  • News

    April 13, 2000
  • Film

    December 16, 1999

    My Life as an Orphan

    Lasse Hallström deftly juggles contradictions in the coming-of-age story The Cider House Rules

  • News

    August 26, 1999

    God's Plan

    At Dan Patrick's KPRC talk-radio station, it's politics with a capital G

  • News

    April 8, 1999
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    April 1, 1999
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    March 5, 1998
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    April 18, 1996
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    July 20, 1995
  • Calendar

    January 26, 1995
  • News

    November 3, 1994

    Turkeys (and Other Creatures) On the Ballot

    Quick! It's almost Election Day!! Do you know who your candidates are? Check this guide to the mother of all ballots!

  • News

    October 20, 1994

    No Choice

    A Baytown woman says she got an unwanted anti-abortion earful from her doctor

  • Culture

    February 3, 1994

    Between the Idea and the Reality

    The Alley's Keely and Du contrasts the theological idea and the bodily reality of abortion

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