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 >>
Surveying the great diva's checkered film career.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Spoofing the run-up to war, In the Loop is political satire done right.
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.
Oliver Stone assigns motive to Dubya's m.o., but at this point, who cares?
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston hosts an art exhibit and documentary film about the African-American experience
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 >>
School test scores rise as more low-scoring students drop out.
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 >>
A Houston-area man leads the fight against the ban on gays in the military
Hollywood goes Texan at the South By Southwest Film Festival and Conference
French chef Cedric Guerin takes over at La Tour d'Argent
Learn to pen your own novel with a 30-day guarantee
Houston has no equal when it comes to hankering for war, a study finds
Between the sheets with KPRC's ace reporter
Bill White steps into his own political spotlight
Paul Matthews puts his collection of military history on display
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
Boiled by Oil, Try Gas Station Work, Rollin' with Ralph
We pay for the arena; they'll finance the campaign
A Gore vote in 2000 could send Brown back to D.C.
In Mars Attacks!, Tim Burton turns his ray gun on everything in sight
Was it one too many chicken empanadas? It's Jackson vs. Jerry in the battle of the high-society foodmeisters.
Lee P. may be headed back to town, with City Hall in his sights