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  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    The Supertramp Mystique Extends to Instrumental Records Too

    Singer/guitarist Carl Verheyen probably hasn't ever needed to file for unemployment with the musicians union. After a couple of decades as a sought-after studio axeman, he launched a solo career more than ten albums deep, teaches music at the university level, and has authored instructional books an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Cover Story: When the NASA Love Is Lost

    SpaceX completed another successful mission toting cargo to the International Space Station on Sunday. The launch was livestreamed from Cape Canaveral, but it was all focused in Florida and Johnson Space Center was never mentioned. There was a time this would have been unthinkable. Check out our co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    NASA's New Astronauts: Half Women, None Alive for the Moon Landing

    There was a generation of kids who grew up idolizing the astronauts. The men of the Mercury missions, the Apollo crews -- the guys who risked everything, put it all on the line to beat the Russians and launch into outer space. John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong -- these guys were national he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    TV Party: With The Shuttle Gone, Whither Space City?

    ​On the latest "Between The Lines" segment on CW 39's Newsfix, I unloaded about the horror of Houston not receiving a space shuttle, now that the NASA program is over with. Hopefully Florida, Washington, D.C., and New York will make do with these retired spacecraft. It's not like any of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Space Shuttles: Ten Ways Los Angeles and New York Can Show Theirs Off, Dammit

    Bi-wing airplanes...pfft. Try this on for size, Kong.​This week, we learned that Houston, essentially the birthplace of the space shuttle program, will not be given one of the four remaining shuttles. Two of the four cities receiving them are both deserving and appropriate: Washington D.C. (fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    The Five Best Houston Sex Scandals, Such As They Are

    It takes two hookers to get James Worthy ready for Showtime​Houston is not a big town for sex scandals. Whether it's because we have a sophisticated European, laissez-faire attitude to such things, or because bigfoot Houstonians are better at hiding things, we don't know. Although we guess it's th ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    The First Mayoral Ad: A Review

    We have our first ad in the mayoral race!! Peter Brown is up with a 30-second spot that will be running on local and cable channels. What we take away from this ad:1. Where's George Clinton? You are the only mayoral candidate in Houston history to be endorsed by P-Funk's George Clinton (actually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    The Rockets, Joining The Pantheon Of Those Who Gave Up Surprising Momentum

    Hey, how'd those Rockets do last night?!Oh.In case you missed it, Our Rockets (and by "Our," we mean "team we started cheering for a week ago"), got shellacked by the Lakers 118-78. Everyone had expected the injury-riddled Houston team to lose like that -- in Sunday's game, which they had won.That ... More >>

  • News

    February 5, 2009

    Star Trek for the Ages

    From West U to deep space

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Star Trek Ashes: To Deep Space, Via West U

    A Houston company is gearing up to -- no, goddammit, we will not do a "go where no man has gone before" reference.But from an office in West U, of all places, the planning is proceeding for the ultimate star trek -- sending some of the remains of Majel Roddenberry and Scotty Doohan into deep, deep s ... More >>

  • Music

    August 21, 2008
  • News

    January 12, 2006

    Lemonade Stand

    It ain't easy protesting in a van

  • Music

    October 7, 2004
  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Rocket Man

    How one enterprising Johnson Space Center physicist followed his dream to Hollywood and porn stardom

  • Culture

    February 13, 2003

    The Bleeding Edge

    A decade ago, Vertigo started a revolution by making comics for adults

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    Lance in Space

    Coming soon to a TV near you: hardbodies in zero-G

  • Calendar

    March 9, 2000
  • News

    August 13, 1998

    Space Odyssey

    Tom Moser wants to put Texas on the map as a commercial launch pad for cargo-carrying rockets