The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -- lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good -- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. ... More >>
On this day in 762 A.D., caliph Al-Mansur founded the city of Baghdad in what is modern-day Iraq. The area was and remains one of the commercial and intellectual centers of the Arab world, though it's obviously had a few problems since the U.S. invaded in 2003 and toppled Saddam Hussein's regime. No ... More >>
where's the military when the chips are down?
If you're a diehard golf fan, be warned that this post contains practically no Masters 2012 analysis, and I can virtually assure you that you won't learn anything new. However, if you're a casual golf fan who only pays attention to the sport when Tiger Woods is a) in the mix to win a tournament, b) ... More >>
Do you recognize this man?For the first time in a long time, the Houston Astros will not be led by a hyper, motto-spouting grocery magnate. Drayton McLane has sold the team to Houston businessman Jim Crane. It may be the first piece of Astro news you've bothered with this year. The team was ... More >>
Meet a woman who's 3,800 years old - and still looks good
Marc Brubaker/ Click here for a slideshowKids these days must like throwing shit. Judging by what we saw at the Vans Warped Tour Friday afternoon, it seems to be second or third to smoking dope and being sexually active. Don't worry about that, though; Trojan Condoms was out in force giving u ... More >>
The comedian confounded a colonel when he asked about nonviolence as a weapon
See the story of the U.S. smashed into just 90 minutes
Hair Balls was able to check in by e-mail with Houstonian Private First Class Matthew Slayden, currently deployed to Baghdad with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. Married, with a wife and kids at home, Slayden is scheduled to return stateside early next year. We got to ask him a ... More >>
The mass shooting at Fort Hood was just one of a growing number of troubling military deaths, murders and suicides.
There are movies, there are films and then there is cinema
As unconventional as the warfare it depicts, The Hurt Locker is a ticking time bomb of a movie.
Jo Frederiksen of The Woodlands has joined the ever-growing number of women who claim they were sexually abused and harassed in Iraq under the watch of their former employer, Halliburton's Kellogg Brown & Root. She recently filed a lawsuit in Harris County District Court against the company. ... More >>
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Mack Brown, along with a handful of other NCAA coaches, is making a goodwill visit to the troops in Germany, Iraq and Kuwait. (He's following in the footsteps of a coach at an actual good football school, Notre Dame's Charlie Weis, who visited the Middle East earlier this year.)Brown's to be com ... More >>
Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to email@example.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "Grey Cassette," Trae feat Bun B and Lil Keke Wire To Wire Ummm, we're not going to link to them, but s ... More >>
To say I’m a little miffed is an understatement - I‘m actually feeling lonesome, onry and highly pissed off. My daughter, an Air Force Tech Sgt., lifted off for a six-month tour of duty in Qatar yesterday, leaving behind my two-year old granddaughter. As her departure time got closer over the pa ... More >>
Surviving our War on Terror calls for more than an ability to dodge bullets and IEDs
Of late, even a cursory perusal of the B-section of the Houston Chronicle reveals a disturbing trend. Gang crime, of the most odious sort. In today’s paper alone, there are accounts of three MS-13 members accused of stabbing Ernesto Garcia to death on Wednesday. Three other gangbangers shot up a ... More >>
They'll take Iraq over Houston
Breaking out of the pack of Iraq war docs, No End in Sight devastates
Hey all you trust-fund hippies, zonked-out hillbillies and confused stoner-rock doods: It’s time to pack up the Mystery Machine (and the bong) for Freedom Fest ’07, starring Willie Nelson, Asleep at the Wheel and Houston’s Carolyn Wonderland.. Yes, tonight in Austin we can all share in our lov ... More >>
Bruce Cockburn performs Saturday, November 18, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.
Brad and Angelina are out to kill each other. You may want a piece of them, too.
These travel narratives are as much about the teller as the terrain
Hundreds of Houstonians have signed up for wartime jobs with KBR. The hefty paychecks come with a scary, bloody price.
Death-metal band names make for fun magnetic poetry
When does idiosyncrasy stop being idiosyncratic?
Thursday, April 8
A farewell slap to a Chronicle columnist
Wednesday, April 23
When these soldiers became writers, the pen becomes very mighty indeed
Yet another weekend newspaper magazine bites the dust
At Miami's Winter Music Conference, P. Diddy blows up dance music while the U.S. blows up Iraq
Travolta unloads another awful bomb in Basic
Democrats' dilemma: the difference between antiwar and anti-U.S.
But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott
Director Rod Lurie's nuclear debate blows up in his face
Once upon a time in Humble, there lived two guys named Pat and Mike. They had a way of making people believe, and those people included some of Texas' highest public officials. While it turned out that their stories usually were just too good to be true