Al Gore

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    May 29, 2013

    Texas Leads in Carbon Emissions, Environmental Group Tries to Tie Them to "Monster" Tornadoes

    The Environmental Defense Fund sent out a press release detailing the fact that Texas leads the nation in carbon emissions according to information provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. According to their report, Texas emitted 652.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2010, ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Nerds Herd: Five Things You Should Be Glad Geeks Handle for You

    Tech junkies can be really annoying. They are often condescending, consistently frustrated and they sometimes even smell a little funky. I certainly don't condone condescension and admittedly stinky people are no fun, but there are plenty of times geeks have every right to be frustrated with you. Yo ... More >>

  • Film

    November 15, 2012

    Lincoln: A Tall, Tall Film

    Daniel Day-Lewis and Steven Spielberg ably fill the hat.

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    September 19, 2011

    Michael Brown Gets The Taiwanese-Video Treatment

    Michael Brown: Animated (Dildos not included)​You might have thought the criminal trial of famed hand doctor/TV-ad star Michael Brown had everything: accusations that the supposedly dotng family man assaulted his wife, cameos by superstar athletes, big-name lawyers. But it needs something els ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Yao Ming: The Taiwanese Animation Of His Mom Giving Birth To A Basketball

    You're nobody anymore until you've been made the subject of Taiwanese animation. We can't say we entirely get the phenomenon, but the Rockets' Yao Ming joins Al Gore, Cgarlie Sheen and other celebrities as the star of one of these things on the occasion of his retirement. It seems to include his m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Top 10 Musical U.S. Presidents

    "The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music." - Gerald Ford gwu.eduWhen else are we going to use this picture?​Today is President's Day, and if you'll think back to high-school U.S. History, you'll remember that potential Commande ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Your Buzzword Is My Band Name, Part 1

    Friedrich Glorian via Flickr​It's a Google-rific society we be a-living in, and the fastest way to notoriety is to coin a phrase that, when Guantanamo Bayed safely between quotation marks in a search field, will bring up endless debate upon your win or fail. We have been blessed with some rea ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 9, 2010

    Arianna Huffington

    The Lady of the Left brings her newest book to Houston

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    August 16, 2010

    Top Eight Weirdest Saturday Night Live Musical Moments

    ​This past Saturday was Steve Martin's birthday and, if you're old enough, you may remember back to a time when the snow-capped comedian/actor/musician was more than just a comedy archaeologist, exhuming the corpses of classic comic franchises and defiling the shit out of them. No, he actually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Molly Hagerty, Al Gore's Accuser, Has A Houston Connection

    Molly Hagerty, former Houstonian​The masseuse who accused Al Gore of trying to force her into sex in a Portland hotel room has a Houston connection.The name of the accuser is public now, because she is telling her story (and posing with her "stained pants") for the National Enquirer.Her name is Mo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 14, 2010

    Garbage Dreams

    Recycled choices make for a meager existence for Cairo’s slum boys

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    For World Toilet Day, the Most Creative Lyrical Uses of the S-Word

    According to an email Rocks Off received from none other than the World Toilet Organization, today is World Toilet Day. We're told it's an "internationally recognized" occasion for drawing attention to the plight of the 2.5 billion people on the planet who lack proper facilities. To this end (heh), ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    How to Trust Your Mate in the Digital Age

    ​Look. We couldn't miss the collective whoop of joyous philanderers worldwide when Al Gore sat down and decided to invent the Internet. Clandestine, illicit communication via password-protected inboxes on web platforms? On what dotted line can you sign your penis away, and how fast? Salacious ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Social Distortion: Every Blog Has Its Day

    Stardate: 1999 (or 02254.5, if you're nasty). Also known as Pretty Much the Stone Age, when talkin' 'bout the internets. Al Gore had barely invented the term "social media," and no one called themselves social media gurus. Yes, those were the good ol' days. Amidst the tumult that climaxed in the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 23, 2009

    Harvard Beats Yale 29-29

    This is one football game that made history on and off the field

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    When Publicists Attack: Solarcaded

    Dana Boyce I had already drawn a bullseye on the side of my forehead and was just getting the gun out of the drawer. I'm normally not suicidal or, for that matter, the type to brood and get depressed. But as has been mentioned in these pages before, every so often a publicist just makes me wa ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2008

    "The Beauty of Disposable Things"

    Behold the power of junk with artist Allison Merriweather

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    Five Spot: Jack White, The Edge, Jimmy Page and the Mediocrity of Your Life

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to Getty Images North America It Might Get Loud, a documentary centered around Jack White, The Edge and Jimmy P ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 28, 2008

    “AIGA: 50 Books/50 Covers”

    The Printing Museum’s newest exhibit judges a book by its cover

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008

    Could You Do It In a Smart Car?

    I’m starting to spot Smart Cars around town. Driving down Montrose, parked in the lot at my local Y. They’re so cute, but I’m wondering… Could you do it in a Smart Car? I mean, they have great gas mileage (40 city/45 highway), they’re remarkably affordable (they start at $11,590), a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Main Street, Astros, Beyonce and Jay-Z

    It’s Muxtape Monday. Don’t know what a muxtape is? Neither did we, until a few days ago. Apparently it’s totally free and legal. Or so we hear. But enough about that, let’s get moving backwards. 1 a.m. at the Mink; 1:15 a.m. at the Back Room; 1:45 a.m. at the Big Top; 1:50 a.m. at Tacos a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2008

    Miss Pop Rocks’s Tips for Going Green

    To conserve heat during winter months, drink more alcohol. Because alcohol is nature’s furnace. Stop mowing the lawn. You’ll save gas and all the extra grass will provide a beautiful, undisturbed habitat for God’s bugs. Before you replacing all your regular light bulbs with energy-saving l ... More >>

  • News

    November 29, 2007

    Kyoto Protocol: The View from Kyoto

    Without U.S. participation, the first-ever global-warming treaty was doomed to only partial success. Will Bali be better?

  • News

    November 29, 2007

    Kyoto Protocol: Chill Out

    Skeptical environmentalist Bjrn Lomborg questions the Kyoto Protocol's effectiveness

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    November 22, 2007
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    October 15, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Blog Action Day

    Today has been heralded as Blog Action Day, a day for blogs everywhere to raise awareness about the environment and how we can make subtle changes to positively affect it. Pish-posh. I do protest, hippie.

  • Culture

    August 9, 2007

    Setting the Stage

    2007–2008 promises a year of provocative productions

  • Film

    July 19, 2007


    Racing to reignite the sun -- and our souls -- in Danny Boyle's sci-fi collage

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    May 29, 2007
  • Film

    February 1, 2007

    Sympathy for the Devil

    Even horny horse whisperers get off in Sundance docs.

  • Film

    January 25, 2007

    Sympathy for the Devil

    Even horny horse whisperers get off in Sundance docs.

  • Home Entertainment

    November 23, 2006
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    October 12, 2006

    Brush With Greatness

    Okami shows that videogames can be art.

  • Film

    June 8, 2006

    Fahrenheit 2050

    Al Gore takes on the other imminent threat to America

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    June 1, 2006
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    June 23, 2005

    Mr. Saturday Night

    Darrell Hammond makes a good impression at the Laff Stop

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    Immodest Proposals

    The solution to Houston's image problems? Spin them away.

  • Dining

    December 28, 2000

    Butter Yourself Up

    Looking for food-related New Year's resolutions? Start by swearing off margarine.

  • Culture

    December 28, 2000

    Blow Up the Box

    TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched...and watched

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    2001: A Bell Mayoral Odyssey?

    Councilman Chris tests the waters against Brown

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Same As the Old Boss

    A lack of Bush means a lack of news in Houston

  • News

    August 3, 2000

    Secret Storm

    Enron Field has trouble keeping out the elements

  • News

    June 29, 2000

    Shaka's Last Supper

    He wouldn't eat it, so they did!

  • Culture

    May 25, 2000

    Inside the Soap Box

    Michael Moore gets out of his La-Z-Boy to find The Awful Truth

  • News

    May 11, 2000
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    March 2, 2000

    Bush vs. McCain

    A shot of Texas Shrub with a Budweiser chaser

  • News

    February 4, 1999

    The Wooden Indian Ticket?

    A Gore vote in 2000 could send Brown back to D.C.

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    August 27, 1998
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    August 31, 1995
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    August 17, 1995

    Houston's Housing

    For years, the city has been promising housing for the poor. But those promises have been trampled by politics and a desire for quick profits.

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