People are oddly fascinated with horrible happenings. We get it. Some want to see the evidence and make contact with people who perpetrated the crimes. But it's still stunning to see the gun Charles Whitman used at the University of Texas Tower shootings up for auction. That is, until we saw all of ... More >>
Black Flag Walters, August 26 Not a heck of a lot of complimentary things have been said about Black Flag's 2013 "reunion," and when fans arrived at Walters in August to discover stage barricades and signs warning against stage-diving and photography, odds weren't looking terrific. But when the hy ... More >>
Rap superstar Drake performs in his spiritual hometown.
"Concert Against Hate" Houston Symphony feat. Bun B Jones Hall November 14, 2013 Thursday afternoon, Bernard Freeman paces nervously backstage at Jones Hall during rehearsals for the evening's program. "This isn't your normal House of Blues show," he proclaims. The scope of this performance is ind ... More >>
Last week Houston voters re-elected Annise Parker as the city's mayor by a wide enough margin that no runoff was necessary. According to the Los Angeles Times (which noticed), Parker defeated her main rival, attorney Ben Hall, by 57 percent to 27 percent, which even apolitical types recognize as an ... More >>
Houston is "Crazy In Love" with drag performer Tyoncé Moore.
"It's more than a concert. It's a celebration of what we stand for. Of what we believe in. Of the values we share. And it's a first for Houston" -- Bun B, at Wednesday's press conference Bernard Freeman sits nervously at the head table in a room full of wealthy, powerful, and influential Houstonian ... More >>
When last we saw Bun B, the Buddha of Gulf Coast rap also dubbed "Houston's unofficial mayor" - by us, yes, but it fits, don't it? - was all smiles as usual. Saturday afternoon the ever-trill UGK rapper's countenance beamed as he shook hands, posed for pictures, and signed autographs at Cactus Music ... More >>
When Texas first passed its Religious Freedom Act in 1999, Scott Hochberg, then a Democratic State Representative, found a strange ally. Texas Right to Life, a pro-life organization still extant, had consistently stood opposite Hochberg's legislation never testified for Hochberg's legislation -- the ... More >>
If you would have told me 15 years ago that CNN and Hatebreed would be butting heads, I wouldn't have believed you, but that's where we are in 2012. This week, in the wake of Sunday's tragic Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, news outlets reported that gunman, Wade Michael Page, a 40-ye ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!!] And why do they love scratch-off Lotto tickets?
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.
No "Ramadan Mubarak" wishes this year from Whole Foods.Under pressure from right-wing bloggers who blindly associate Ramadan and Muslims with terrorism and burqas, Whole Foods has sent an email to its stores across the United States in which it specifically tells stores not to promote Ramadan ... More >>
Readers share their bike messenger stories.
Russell Pearce and Other Illegal-Immigration Populists Rely on Misleading, Right-Wing Reports to Scapegoat Immigrants and Terrify Penny-Pinched Americans.
â€‹MTV has a great deal to answer for -- reducing our attention span to half-second jump cuts and paving the way for American Idol for starters -- but the network still erroneously referred to as Music Television might have finally trumped itself in sheer loathsomeness with their latest foray into ... More >>
Photo courtesy AHLThe Aeros' Brandon Rogers, good guyIt seems like I usually use this forum to bitch and moan about sports. So today I thought I would do something a little different. The Houston Aeros are being honored by the City and by the Anti-Defamation League this afternoon at City Hall, ... More >>
The Houston activist says he's dumped the hate
HISD parents want information about possible changes in the GT/Vanguard program. The administration calls any fears baseless.
A Brit flourishes by studying Houston
Did Donnie Riley kill Tarron Dixon, or was he shooting at someone else in a different Houston neighborhood that night 13 years ago?
Houston's new top cop may bring his own language barrier
OrchestraX plays for peace
Why John Cusack wouldn't do anything till he made this Hitler movie
Despite downpours and dwindling diesel, the Klan tries to mount a soggy comeback
Jones High gets to keep Principal Lawrence Allen but loses its prestigious Vanguard program
Tick off these drivers and prepare to die, or at least to wake up to a gigantic mess in your front yard
Some schools won't hear of intolerance; others just don't want to listen
How "Scary" Gary Polland turned his party apparatus into a political slot machine
Houston Jews and Christians favor peaceful coexistence
Southern Baptists go on a not-so-kosher search to convert Jews to Christ
Talk radio's Rob Thorn warns of the New World Order and impending apocalypse. The Texas Constitutional Militia is listening.
Is Steve Stockman a committed crackpot, or just a hapless goofball?
With big bucks and blessings from on high, Eugene Fontenot comes out from behind his wall to buy a seat in Congress
Rest easy: he doesn't want the state to kill gays