Finding a watch party in Houston for election night was a bit of a chore. About the only thing in town was Bill White's, and since Hair Balls already had that covered, we had to look elsewhere. Even the New Black Panthers can't stop usWe decided on the King Street Patriots' bash at the Rice Lofts ... More >>
Houston-area homebuilder Dan Wallrath is a finalist with a chance for $100,000 if he's chosen as a "CNN Hero" for his work providing homes for Iraq and Afghanistan vets.You just have to vote for him.For five years, Wallrath has been building homes for wounded vets.
The Asher Brown story went national last night, as CNN's Anderson Cooper interviewed the parents of the Cy-Fair middle schooler who committed suicide.The parents appeared with their attorney and said they had made "many trips" to the school, and numerous calls and e-mails, to complain about bullyin ... More >>
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. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducinglisto ... More >>
Brian Williams emits manly concern over the situationIf you aren't aware that this weekend marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, you will be by the time Monday rolls around.Newspapers, TV shows and websites will be heavy on commemorating the event. Here's what to look for:1. The use o ... More >>
State Rep Debbie Riddle doesn't need career advice from us. But if she were to ask, we'd tell her stay the hell off CNN. Stick to Fox News.Riddle went on Anderson Cooper's show last night and -- well, she showed the nation the Debbie Riddle we have come to know and be horrified by here in Houston.
Photos by Marco TorresThe Eagles Toyota Center June 27, 2010 For the past five years Aftermath has been told that we should hate the Eagles, but not why. Like a child, we would ask, and all we would hear from the pop-culture constabulary was "because they suck." It's like standing in a line ... More >>
Today's installment of Young & Recessioned features Viet Tran, a 27-year-old University of Houston grad who has used reality TV, YouTube episodes and street corner stunts to find his dream job. I went into commercial real estate right after I graduated. I did that for about three years. I had ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttEmpanadas with a side of chimichurri sauce.It's not often that we get so grossed out by a certain food item that we nearly immediately throw it in the garbage, walk away from the entire plate and go off to sulk angrily, our appetites lost for the rest of the day. U ... More >>
What's it look like when a Metro light-rail train broadsides a Metro bus? Now we know!!The agency has released security video of the incident; here's CNN's version of things.We think two very, very different thoughts were going through the minds of the engineer and the bus driver.The engineer was t ... More >>
Further proof that we're not being hit as hard in the Great Recession as some -- Texas added more residents in the past 12 months than any state in the union, the Census Bureau reported today.Texas added 478,000 residents in the previous 12 months, beating out California, which added almost 100,0 ... More >>
With apologies to William Blake:Tiger! Tiger! Feeling lowIn the forests of OrlandoWhat errant hydrant (or 5-wood)Put that dent in your Caddy's hood?That silliness out of the way, here are some thoughts on the whole Eldrick Woods...thing.1. The instantaneous news cycle really is something to behol ... More >>
Madness has come to Fort Hood in Central Texas.Various media outlets are reporting that gunmen have killed seven people and wounded up to 20 others, and the situation is still fluid.Schools are on lockdown.CNN and others are following events; head there for more info."At least one person is 'neutral ... More >>
Photo by Liana LopezA packed room hears about 287(g)It only took 15 seconds for the Commissioners Court of Harris County to approve three additional years of participation in 287(g) after hours of public testimony, mostly in opposition, to the program.The two Houston Garcias, who, by the way, wer ... More >>
CNN unveils its take on the Latino experience tonight with the widely publicized debut of Latino in America.Hair Balls admittedly enjoyed the broiled shrimp and free wine at the 50-minute preview two weeks ago when CNN was using Houston Latinos as a test audience for the program and we're somewha ... More >>
It's week five of Dancing With the Stars, but I don't know how many are left. I don't have the commitment to count the couples and do the math, plus there could be special eps or extra fillers or reunion shows or who knows what all. Basically, I know there's an end in sight, I just don't know ... More >>
Photo by Mike GiglioWhere: Reggae Hut, 4814 Almeda Rd., 713-520-7171What $13 gets you: Any main course or seafood dish, which will be more than enough. Favorites include the jerk chicken and garlic shrimp, along with a Jamaican take on oxtail. We tried that, mainly because we weren't quite su ... More >>
Okay, fine. We can deal with not having a lady president (still), but with the recent overflow of testicle-wearing late night hosts, it got me thinking, why no late night lady hosts?Joan Rivers tried once and was ridiculed (and yeah, Joan isn't my favorite lady comedian of all time, but come on, ... More >>
Kim DouglassIt's now been exactly a week since the Wild Moccasins kicked off their first-ever extended tour with a sweaty show before a packed house at Mango's, and like a lot of people (we imagine), Rocks Off is curious how the H-pop heroes are faring on the road. Luckily, instead of having to rely ... More >>
The original king of comedy is back on track
Patrick Swayze, one of a handful of famous Hollywood types from Houston, has been sick for a long time.Today, rumors started coursing throughout the Internet and Twitter and whatever that the end had finally come.His publicist, however, is denying the rumors, according to this article that doesn't q ... More >>
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Every now and then I like to step away from the snark and write about something good that's going on. Today is one of those days. On May 1, 2009, Literacy Advance of Houston will be honoring ESPN SportsCenter anchor Hannah Storm as its Champion of Literacy as part of the organization's Champion ... More >>
We noted in October that KTRH, pretty much the only news operation left on the AM dial, had expanded their morning news program by getting rid of San Antonio shouter Joe Pags' show.Sure, since then the expanded "news" hole was often filled by a chaotic hodgepodge of whatever guest the station's inte ... More >>
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy shows us the lives of women in Afghanistan
There's more than one way to play with your Wii
You may not want to see United 93, but you should
Friday, February 10, Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 East 24th Street, 713-862-8707.
Henry Rollins brings Kabul home
Both sides in a Houston fight worship the same god: publicity
"Made in Palestine" humanizes the Middle East conflict
"Made in USA" gives patriotism a twist
Death Cab for Cutie sees itself as just a guitar band. You might not agree.
A new TV news operation is coming to Houston. More or less.
Someone's mad at Channel 26, and they're going on-line
Houston braces for an invasion of TV news
Georgette Mosbacher offers a guide for gold diggers
October 29 - November 4, 1998
When victims' rights advocate Pam Lychner and her daughters died on TWA Flight 800, her husband knew what he had to do: Find justice for Pam.