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    October 27, 2014

    Black Panther Party Founder Rejects Local Successors

    On a whirlwind tour of local media stations, Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale firmly clashed with some local black activists on the role of armed resistance in current affairs. Houston, home of an active New Black Panther chapter, hosted Seale this weekend for the revolutionary anti-polic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Welcome to Country Music Time Machine

    Country music has an interesting relationship with current events. Unlike other forms of pop that deal with one form of fantasy or another -- starlets forever falling in love with that guy who is just out of reach; aspiring rappers' dreams of a ghetto-fabulous lifestyle, for example -- country draw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Texans 32, Falcons 7: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    335 days. That's how long it had been since the Houston Texans have walked off of a football field having scored more points than their opponent. September 15, 2013, to be exact. If you recall, that was the second regular season game of the tumultuous 2-14 train wreck the city endured last year, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Texas Democratic Establishment, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News All Endorse Biggest Loser

    Ignored by the state Democratic establishment like he was an Al-Qaeda terrorist wearing a bomb coat, Richard "Kinky" Friedman still managed to garner about 185,000 votes in the Democratic primary March 4. Friedman's vote total put him in second place with 37.7 percent of the vote and forced a late M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Rice Denies "Terrorist," "Axis of Evil" Racial Slurs Surrounding Implosion of Men's Basketball Team

    It's been four long, sad decades for the Rice men's basketball program. There have been a few moments of levity -- the opening of Tudor Fieldhouse, Morris Almond's mid-range jumper, Willis Wilson's mustache -- but, by and large, the tale's been one of cumbersome academics and milquetoast community ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Pope Francis I: Five Questions We Want Answered About The New Guy

    We've got white smoke; we've got cheering crowds, habemas papem, as they say. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio got the gig and, even though his name ends in a vowel and looks like it should be preceded by a nickname, he's not Italian. For the third time in a row, the College of Cardinals has elected ... More >>

  • Film

    January 10, 2013

    Darkness on the Edge of Town

    The thrilling manhunt of Zero Dark Thirty.

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Reality Bites: Kourtney & Kim Take New York

    There are a million reality shows on the naked television. We're going to watch them all, one at a time. I'm guilty of a great many entertainment-related crimes against humanity. I'm an unapologetic fan of the show COPS, have given favorable reviews to most all the Resident Evil movies, and attende ... More >>

  • News

    January 5, 2012

    The 2011 Houston Press Crimes of the Year

    From a fake vampire to a getaway guy in a wheelchair, a defendant peeing in court to a cop-car backseat blow job, it's been a wild year.

  • News

    December 29, 2011

    The 2011 Houston Press Crimes of the Year

    From a fake vampire to a getaway guy in a wheelchair, a defendant peeing in court to a cop-car backseat blow job, it's been a wild year.

  • Articles

    December 22, 2011
  • News

    December 22, 2011

    Mistaken Identities

    Being a Sikh means you get called a terrorist because your hair is bound up in a turban on your head. Now imagine being a Sikh teenager in Texas, where if you follow your faith you'll never blend in.

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Five Jobs Even Riskier Than Texans' QB, Such As Spinal Tap Drummer

    If you didn't read our Texans' game wrap -- and you should, it offers positive thoughts for the team's future this season -- you might not know that Matt Leinart, the backup quarterback playing his first game as a Texan because starter Matt Schaub had a season-ending injury, suffered his own season ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Barry Walter Bujol Jr.: Hempstead Student Convicted of Helping Al Qaeda

    Guilty, judge says​A 30-year-old Prairie View A&M student has been convicted of providing aid to Al Qaeda. Barry Walter Bujol Jr. had a four-day bench trial before U.S. District Judge David Hittner, who ruled this afternoon. Bujol offered no witnesses or defense to charges he had materially a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Come On People, Bert and Ernie Are Totally Straight

    You people are sick.​Pop quiz, PBS. Now that your government is once again threatening to slash funding for anything not related to defense or entitlement spending, and your continued liberal heresies have put you squarely on the chopping block, do you: a) Let Philip Morris start advertising ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Gourds Unleash Old Mad Joy On Unsuspecting Public

    Joe Ryan​As an album title, Old Mad Joy sounds like redundancy when placed in the context of Austin roots rock gonzos the Gourds. As anyone who has ever been in earshot of the band or its records, if the Gourds could bottle the music and sell it at the drug store, the corporations who manufact ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Sheriff Asks Congress for More Money to Patrol Port

    HCSOGive me more money, Garcia said.​Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia told a congressional subcommittee today that he needs more cash to protect the Port of Houston. "At the end of the day, it comes down to the ability of someone to patrol in a patrol boat or a patrol car," he told the Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Lights, Camera, Osama

    It'll be the feel-good movie of the year.​On the Geologic Internet Time Scale, the news of Osama bin Laden's death took place almost a century ago. We're already fondly recalling our whereabouts when we heard the fateful news (drinking beer and watching The Killing...NEVAR FORGET) and relivi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    The 10 Worst Things Texas Has Given To The Modern World

    It's not nature's way, it's Houston's​If we were to list all the great, terrific things Texas, Our Texas has given to civilization, we would be here all day. (Two words: Jessica Simpson.) Unfortunately, Texas has also gifted America and the world with some things the world and America would n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Keyboardist Seeks Arabic Players To Explore Local Scene

    ​Rocks Off combs through Craigslist's postings hoping to find the genesis of some great musical endeavor. So when we saw a posting looking for Arabic singers, we were intrigued. After all, this is a time of mosque burnings and our upstairs neighbors passing anti-Sharia laws. It must take a he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Tiffany Young-Hartley: Beheading Related To Case Or Not?

    A tradition unlike any other​The Mexican military leader of the investigation into the disappearance of David Michael Hartley has been beheaded, according to Texas state representative Aaron Pena and Zapata County sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez.A spokesman in the Tamaulipas state prosecutor's office c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    The White House Wasn't Pleased Obama's Call To The Mayor Went Public

    Photo courtesy White House Flickr Group​Ever leave an extremely personal voicemail for someone, only to have what you thought was a private message broadcast to complete strangers -- or even worse, your friends? You know, maybe something about a burning sensation when you pee, or that you thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Why Notre Dame Will Win The BCS And Texas Won't, Part Ten

    ​This was a tough, tough week for the BCS title hopes of Texas. They played at, what -- 11 in the morning? (Again? What are these guys, some effete "Brunch Bunch"?) They played against some directional Florida school? While Oklahoma was exposing itself as worthless, therefore destroying UT's stren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Sam Houston Race Park Welcomes The Teabaggers

    ​Sam Houston Race Park has a new way of trying to entice customers to the park: radical, extreme political events wherein the office of the President of the United States will be disparaged and its occupant compared to Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini and whatever other figure talk radio comes up with.Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    George H.W. Bush To Aggies: Please Don't Be Aggies When Obama Visits

    ​President Obama is headed to College Station Friday, at the invitation of former President George H.W. Bush, to speak about community service and whatnot.Obama, having already spoken at Notre Dame earlier this career, apparently decided to find an even more hostile environment. (Next stop: Bob Jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Aftermath: B.B. King at House of Blues

    Photos by Mark C. Austin   B.B. King deserves a break. If the genial Buddha of the blues, now 83, would rather spend the bulk of his two-hour set bantering with the sold-out crowd about Viagra (groan) and the wayward ways of womankind instead of, you know, singing and playing, he's earned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2008

    Review: Moscow Rules, by Daniel Silva

    A Russian journalist dies and once more Gabriel Allon, the mysterious Israeli agent/fine picture restorer, ends up back in Moscow, a place he loathes, a place where he almost died once. Bestselling thriller writer Daniel Silva has gone to the new Moscow, one of sudden self-made millionaires working ... More >>

  • Film

    April 24, 2008

    Harold and Kumar Go to Prison

    The duo get shipped to Gitmo in this forced act two

  • Film

    April 17, 2008
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    January 11, 2008
  • Culture

    November 30, 2006

    Migrants and Minutemen

    Two exhibitions at DiverseWorks explore both sides of a hot-button issue

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    Getting Schooled: Bombs Away

    Rep. Culberson is ready to take the gloves off in Iraq

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2006

    Upward Mobility, My Ass

    Screw mass transit -- this is the way to commute. Sure, citizens along Richmond Avenue may be bitching about light rail, but music editor John Nova Lomax has a real gripe against Houston mass transportation... Transportation, or "mobility" as people who like buzz-words seem to always call it, is ... More >>

  • Film

    December 22, 2005
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    December 15, 2005

    Raking It In

    Are Houston cops trying to make up for lost revenue?

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Train in Vain

    A bomb scare at a Midtown light-rail stop

  • Music

    April 14, 2005

    Karachi Rock

    Haven't heard of Junoon? They've sold 20 million albums, and they're at the Meridian this week.

  • News

    January 6, 2005

    Holiday Spirit

    A real-life Christmas move in Kemah

  • News

    November 25, 2004

    Talking Turkey

    Time again to honor the best in Houston

  • Music

    February 12, 2004


    Racket proposes a rock radio revolution. Clear Channel beats him to the punch.

  • News

    August 15, 2002

    Bashing Bush

    The Chronicle's film critic doubles as a pinko commie naysayer

  • News

    January 3, 2002

    Dems' New Year Vow: Oust GOP Judges

    Candidate recruits include a former Republican jurist

  • Culture

    December 20, 2001

    Repro Man

    Darryl Lauster's resin antiques replicas take the art-versus-craft debate to a new level

  • News

    December 13, 2001

    Caring for the Kids

    Plus: Last Seen Wearing..., Punch Lines, Looking Down

  • News

    December 13, 2001

    America's New War Against Enron

    Lawyers go gunning for corporate terrorists

  • News

    November 29, 2001

    Letters, November 29

    Piety or Pac-Man, At Any Rate, Bell View

  • Culture

    November 22, 2001

    War on War Books

    Donald Miller has (re)written one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?

  • News

    November 1, 2001

    Doing All He Can

    Bomb Osama, a KRIV reporter sings

  • News

    October 25, 2001

    Running on Empty

    Local political campaigns struggle to get news coverage

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