Calvin Coolidge

  • Culture

    September 6, 2012

    Mamet’s November Lacks Bite

    The Alley Theatre's production is funny — and forgettable.

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    The Song Stylings Of The Modern Presidents

    For reasons better not gone into, Rocks Off has been running around YouTube searching for presidents singing, rapping, and otherwise making music, and YouTube delivered as usual. It's like the Web site is a kind of third-rate God that answers every prayer, but only with penis jokes and Rick Astley, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Bin Laden SEAL Team Included Dog: Five Other Famous Fightin' Pooches

    Sergeant Stubby shows off his medals​The SEAL team that took out Osama Bin Laden included, it's been revealed, a dog. Few details have emerged, but it's likely the animal was used to sniff out explosives or hidden rooms. He joins the ranks of military dogs that have earned fame, or at least ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Annise Parker Is Almost As Influential As Glenn Beck

    Time magazineAnnise Parker's official Time photo, looking stiff but proudly displaying comfortable shoes​Mayor Annise Parker is the 13th Most Influential or 13th Most Something, person in America, according to Time magazine.Time's 2010 list of "the people who most affect our world" is out, and fea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    With Nothing Better To Do, San Antonio Cops Raid Porno Theater And Find Old Dudes Jacking Off

    ​There was a lot that puzzled us about this sordid little tale out of San Antonio.Bexar County deputies raided an adult video theater and arrested three men Thursday evening after they were seen performing sexual acts on themselves, officials said. Jose Valenzuela, 51, Alvie W. Baird, 83, and Rey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Houston 101: A Convention Center Built In 64 Days

    ​In 1928, Jesse Jones -- grand poobah of Houston, Lord of Suite 8-F -- was determined to bring national glory to his town by hosting the 1928 Democratic convention. Cleveland, San Francisco and Detroit also wanted the prize, but Jones took a $200,000 check to the bidding committee and got the nod. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    Book Review: Dennis Lehane's The Given Day

    Not being much of a mystery fan, I haven't read Dennis Lehane's best-sellers like Mystic River and Gone, Baby, Gone. But I like to rummage around in the often-sneered-at genre of historical fiction, and Lehane's latest is squarely in that category. The Given Day takes place in Boston just after Wor ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 30, 1998