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  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Is Wine as American as Apple Pie?

    The enoblogosphere is reeling today in the wake of a French researcher's report published this week (and circulated today on the Internets). According to the survey (conducted by FranceAgriMer, an independent agricultural industry observer), the French are now more likely to drink fruit juice than w ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    Video Released Yesterday Shows Houston Journalist Austin Tice Alive, But Terrified

    In the first glimpse of Austin Tice since a message he tweeted on August 11, the captured Houston journalist appeared in a video clip released yesterday on a website supporting the Syrian government. It shows Tice marching in rugged and arid terrain, blind-folded, among men armed with bazookas and m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Missing Houston Journalist, Austin Tice: Where Are You?

    It's now been 33 days since anyone's heard from missing Houston journalist Austin Tice, lost somewhere in Syria, possibly in captivity, and even Twitter's gone quiet about him. This is how these things work, unfortunately, when it comes to social media -- everyone expresses outrage, panic, disappoin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Houston's Austin Tice, Missing: The Most Dangerous Of Assignments -- Freelance Journalism In A War

    When Houston journalist Austin Tice left for Syria eight months ago to cover the country's devolution and nascent civil war, he melted into a country that has become, both anecdotally and statistically, the most dangerous place in the world to be a journalist. He did it as a freelance reporter, pos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Pop Rocks: John Travolta, Humanitarian

    ​The tragedy of the earthquake in Haiti has, as expected, brought out both the best and worst of humanity. As an example of the former, we've seen the nations of the world send supplies and relief workers to help the stricken Caribbean nation. As for the latter, well, the comments of extraordinar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Day Laborers Struggling Even More These Days

    You may have heard that Houston, a city driven by the energy industry, fares better than the rest of the country during tough economic times. Somebody really should mention that to local day laborers – it seems they could use something to cheer them up. A recent Agence France-Presse story out of ... More >>

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Business with the Unusual

    Bill White steps into his own political spotlight

  • Music

    February 6, 2003

    Letter from Uzbekistan

    Spoiled meat, fermented mare's milk and a president who says he'd rip off his kid's head -- such is Wil Wuerdig's life as a musician in Central Asia

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    October 28, 1999
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    October 7, 1999
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    May 13, 1999