Carl Sagan

  • Film

    October 2, 2014

    Jason Reitman’s Men, Women and Children Despairs at Our Wi-Fi World

    So earnest your kneejerk action may be to recoil.

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Space Memorabilia Up for Auction Includes Canceled Checks, Postcards from the Moon, Carl Sagan Letters

    My friend, Frank, is a bit of a space enthusiast and by that I mean the walls of his office are lined with autographed photos of NASA astronauts. When I read about an upcoming auction of space memorabilia, he was the first one I thought of. The auction, hosted by RR Auctions, includes a ton of space ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    "NASA" Does LMFAO: Oh, No...

    It's Friday afternoon, and you could either use a good laugh or else you just don't care anymore. Either way, do we have something for you. Riding high on the wave of good PR and general swag of the unmanned spacecraft Curiosity's successful landing and ongoing exploration of Mars (yes, fucking Mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    H.I.S.D.: Metaphysical Rappers Go Superhero In New Comic

    ​Last year, local rap group H.I.S.D. (Hueston Independent Spit District) released The Weakend, an extra-meta album that was directly aimed at enlightening smart people and indirectly aimed at confusing dumb ones. Here's the bulk of what Rocks Off wrote about it then:

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Challenger Disaster, 25 Years Later: The Five Most Chilling Moments

    Tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster, a news event that remains so vivid -- especially to Houstonians -- that most everyone can remember where they were when they learned of it or when they first saw a replay of that launch, embedded above. That day and its aftermath trigger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Remember H.I.S.D.'s The Weakend?

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email ​H.I.S.D. The Weakend (Peace Uv Mine, 2010) The Weakend is only the second full-length album t ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 20, 2010

    Masters of the Universe

    Two artists explore pop culture and space imagery at Art Palace.

  • Calendar

    May 20, 2010


    Readings from Pale Blue Dot are a highlight in this exhibit

  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Rocket Man

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

  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Adventures in Lo-Fi

    BBE (Rapster)

  • Calendar

    October 10, 2002

    Space Center & Me

    Or, how I learned to stop caring and accept the dumb

  • News

    December 14, 2000

    In God's Country

    William Dembski thought Baylor University would be the perfect place to investigate a scientific alternative to Darwinism. Little did he realize he would be crucified for his cause.

  • Calendar

    July 9, 1998

    Night & Day

    July 9 - 15, 1998

  • Calendar

    February 12, 1998
  • Film

    July 10, 1997

    To Coldly Go

    Contact is more like a close encounter of the turgid kind