Colin Powell

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Gen. Petraeus: A Possible Glimpse at the Spymaster's iPod

    Nuge the Stooge knows what CIA director needed. Enough already about Gen. David Petraeus and his private harem ... err, his embedded biographer with the flashy wardrobe and bad vision. Petraeus is a patriot, a winner of wars, a brilliant strategerizer, a man dedicated to little beyond his own caree ... More >>

  • Film

    August 9, 2012

    Whitney Houston, Actress

    Surveying the great diva's checkered film career.

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Crucifying America on a Playlist of Gold

    In addition to the short list of people that we've elected president is an even shorter list of people that by all rights should have been at some point. I'm not talking about Ron Paul or Ralph Nader or Ross Perot but huge figures of statesmanship like Colin Powell or Daniel Webster who seem like th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Comment of the Day: Other Bad Singing Politicians

    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning or afternoon from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Politicians Singing: Where Does Colin Powell's "Call Me Maybe" Rank?

    In what was a surprising move, at least to us, former Secretary of State Colin Powell broke into a bit of this year's song of the summer, "Call Me Maybe," today on whatever CBS is calling its morning show these days. Let's just say he didn't nail it. But was it the worst stab at singing by a moder ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2011
  • Film

    August 6, 2009

    Not Bad for Government Work

    Spoofing the run-up to war, In the Loop is political satire done right.

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Food & Foreign Policy

    The World Affairs Council of Houston is best known for holding public events featuring foreign policy heavyweights such as former Secretaries of State Colin Powell and James Baker III. However two upcoming programs will extend the Council's reach into food-related subjects.

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008
  • Film

    October 16, 2008

    Bush's Brain: W.

    Oliver Stone assigns motive to Dubya's m.o., but at this point, who cares?

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2008

    “The Black List Project: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Elvis Mitchell”

    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston hosts an art exhibit and documentary film about the African-American experience

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008

    A Modest Proposal: Teach the Gangbangers Respect

    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 >>

  • News

    April 10, 2008

    So Much for No Child Left Behind

    School test scores rise as more low-scoring students drop out.

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2006

    A Right Wing Take on the Walter's War

    To Galt, this ain't police brutality -- it's justice. Editor's note: John Galt, Houston's favorite right-wing hipster, contacted music editor John Nova Lomax demanding to be given equal time in the debate over the Walter's on Washington War. HouStoned, being a fair and balanced blog, has complied. ... More >>

  • News

    January 5, 2006

    Don't Ask, Don't Be

    A Houston-area man leads the fight against the ban on gays in the military

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2005

    More than Music

    Hollywood goes Texan at the South By Southwest Film Festival and Conference

  • Dining

    November 25, 2004

    Bordeaux on the Bayou

    French chef Cedric Guerin takes over at La Tour d'Argent

  • Calendar

    November 18, 2004

    Book of the Month

    Learn to pen your own novel with a 30-day guarantee

  • News

    June 3, 2004

    Fever Pitch

    Houston has no equal when it comes to hankering for war, a study finds

  • News

    December 25, 2003

    The Sex Life of Cynthia Hunt

    Between the sheets with KPRC's ace reporter

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Business with the Unusual

    Bill White steps into his own political spotlight

  • Calendar

    February 7, 2002

    Keep History Alive

    Paul Matthews puts his collection of military history on display

  • News

    February 1, 2001

    Out of Africa

    In a small office off the Southwest Freeway, an editor carries on his crusade against public corruption and press censorship in his native Nigeria and other African countries

  • News

    November 9, 2000


    Boiled by Oil, Try Gas Station Work, Rollin' with Ralph

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    Blocking Shots

    We pay for the arena; they'll finance the campaign

  • News

    February 4, 1999

    The Wooden Indian Ticket?

    A Gore vote in 2000 could send Brown back to D.C.

  • Calendar

    June 19, 1997
  • News

    June 5, 1997
  • Film

    December 12, 1996

    It's Topps!

    In Mars Attacks!, Tim Burton turns his ray gun on everything in sight

  • News

    October 31, 1996
  • News

    December 14, 1995

    Clash of the Caterers

    Was it one too many chicken empanadas? It's Jackson vs. Jerry in the battle of the high-society foodmeisters.

  • News

    February 23, 1995

    The Czar's Return

    Lee P. may be headed back to town, with City Hall in his sights