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Columbia University

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    South Mouth: Alt-Country Firebrand Robbie Fulks Returns

    It's been interesting to watch the career transformation of Robbie Fulks. The Chicago picker and writer grabbed some notoriety -- and a decent alt-country cult following -- after his frustrations with trying to "make it" in Nashville in the mid-'90s led to his did-he-really-say-that tune, "Fuck Thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    King of Nothing Has Something to Be Proud of

    Two weeks after trying to kill himself, Daren Napier went to training camp. He had recently graduated from St. John's School, a prestigious, mostly white Houston private school nestled in River Oaks. He was going to play football for Columbia University. But before he was set to leave for college ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Gay "Reparative" Therapy: As Idiotic Now as it Was When We Wrote About it Ten Years Ago

    In 2004, a southwest Houston man named Christopher told the Houston Press how he had cured his homosexuality with the help of a "reparative therapy" group called Exodus Ministries. The 37-year-old man had never slept with a woman -- you know, because of all the gay sex -- but he looked forward to th ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 8, 2014

    The Curious Case of African-Art Appraisal and Tax Fraud

    Appraising collectibles and filing the correct tax forms can be a tricky business, as convicted tax cheat Sulayman Jarra well knows.

  • News

    September 26, 2013

    How to Annoy Your Fellow Republicans

    Senator Ted Cruz continues to march to his own special drumbeat.

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    What Would Saved by the Bell's The Max Be Like Today?

    During a relaxing champagne bubblebath, I dreamt up a 2k13 version of The Peach Pit from Beverly Hills, 90210. Well, that "fan fiction" wasn't the end for me. Instead, it got me thinking about another '90s cult hit hangout -- The Max from Saved by the Bell. Here's what I'm fairly positive The Max ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Business as Usual at Music Town CDs & Records, Since 1979

    When James May unlocks the doors to Music Town each day at noon, his little shop on Stuebner Airline across from Klein High School is mainly filled with CDs, new and used vinyl and an enormous amount of cassettes. When he first opened the shop in 1979, the sign actually said "Music Town Records and ... More >>

  • Film

    August 23, 2012

    David Koepp at the End of Civilization

    The writer/director on filming in NYC, George Romero and saying no to bad script notes.

  • Culture

    August 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Harvard, CU-Boulder Design Downtown Houston of Your Dreams, Possibly

    That up above, the dreamy rendering of the area that used to house the downtown Post Office? It's "Bayou Commons," which is "strategically designed to be downtown Houston's first residential district celebrating cultural diversity and urban lifestyle." But don't go looking for it yet.

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Doctors Who Rock: 9 Musicians With Their Ph.Ds

    Alice Cooper recently received an Honorary Doctorate from The Musician's Institute in Los Angeles. After receiving the award, he said, "One more of these and I can write prescriptions." Now you know that Alice Cooper could one day write you a prescription... to rock. You're welcome. Out of sheer c ... More >>

  • Music

    January 5, 2012

    Queen Bee

    One of the best singers in the state has set up residency at an unlikely venue.

  • News

    December 15, 2011

    Down the Hatch: The Rothman Report

    A scathing, 86-page report called out doctors who "subverted scientific integrity" for money.

  • News

    December 15, 2011

    Down the Hatch

    The Texas Attorney General's Office says a drugmaker lied in order to push an antipsychotic on foster children. So why are kids as young as three still taking the drug?

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    FAIR-y Tales

    Russell Pearce and Other Illegal-Immigration Populists Rely on Misleading, Right-Wing Reports to Scapegoat Immigrants and Terrify Penny-Pinched Americans.

  • Film

    November 4, 2010

    Greed, Interrupted

    Part meltdown memoir, part essential finger pointing, Inside Job will make you seethe.

  • Culture

    October 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Rice Sudents Had A Great Sexual Year, Apparently

    Rice gets it on​Today in Self-Serving "Studies," we have what is no doubt highly sophisticated and peer-approved from the people who make Trojan condoms.They're put their annual report on "sexual health" on America's college campuses, looking at such things as condom availability, health center ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    5 New Pop-Star Sitcoms We'd Like To See

    Today marks the 43rd anniversary of <>The Monkees winning an Emmy for Best Comedy Series, making them the first musical act ever to win that award. 1967 also marked a transitional period for the band, which was moving toward creative freedom on the television show in which they started out as ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 24, 2009

    Progressive Forum: Brian Greene

    Brian Greene knows how to make you stop worrying and love physics

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Chronicle Employees: Part Of "An Absolute Ton Of Fat"

    Hearst, the privately held company that owns the Houston Chronicle and is busy killing respected dailies in San Francisco and Seattle, has good news for its newspaper employees.They are part of "an absolute ton of fat" that has been built up over the years.That's the sympathetic analysis of Steven S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    The Strange Advertising Deal No One At UH Wants To Talk About

    The University of Houston's Communication Department has taken bold, groundbreaking steps to preserve the study of journalism for future generations.It just depends on how you define "journalism."The Daily Cougar, the student newspaper, recently inked a sweet deal with a local company called Inverte ... More >>

  • News

    October 30, 2008

    A Mainstream Mormon's Test of Faith

    Seven months have passed since the polygamist raid in Eldorado, but the effects linger

  • News

    April 17, 2008

    Do You Have Multiple Personality Disorder?

    Years after Sybil, the debate continues

  • Culture

    September 13, 2007

    Stage Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    September 6, 2007

    Stage Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    August 30, 2007

    Notes on a Scandal

    Town Center Theatre scores a win with Night and Her Stars

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007
  • News

    February 23, 2006
  • Film

    February 24, 2005

    Death Warmed Over Again

    A family's crisis feels a bit too familiar in Imaginary Heroes

  • News

    October 14, 2004

    The Reorient Express

    Some churches are still trying to "cure" homosexuals. And some people are still lining up to trade in their sex life for eternal life.

  • Film

    May 6, 2004

    Sister, Sister

    If you're young and female, New York Minute is your movie

  • News

    December 25, 2003

    The Sex Life of Cynthia Hunt

    Between the sheets with KPRC's ace reporter

  • Film

    May 2, 2002

    World Wide Web

    Spider-Man does whatever a spider can and much more

  • News

    November 1, 2001

    Bayou City Body Snatchers

    How cold war fears fueled a hot market for Houston's human parts business.

  • Culture

    February 8, 2001

    Her-story Lessons

    The Delany sisters recount 100 years of American history in the compelling Having Our Say

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    Hard Bop

    Jazz legend Rick Porter has beaten more than his drum kit. He's also beaten addiction.

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Bebopping Along

    Former jazz guitar prodigy Scott Hardy finds he's also in tune with the acoustic bass

  • News

    November 25, 1999
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    November 18, 1999

    Sarofim II: The Next (De)Generation

    In the latest divorce donnybrook, things didn't go better with coke

  • News

    July 22, 1999

    Learning Curves

    Charter school scandals are teaching Texas a hard lesson -- one the state should have known fouryears and $77 million ago

  • News

    March 11, 1999
  • Music

    August 27, 1998

    Generation Exceptional

    Pianist Orli Shaham rides the crest of classical's new wave

  • Calendar

    March 26, 1998

    Night & Day

    March 26-April 1, 1998

  • News

    January 22, 1998

    Critical Diagnosis

    If you think your HMO is bad, check out what Texas has created for its prison inmates

  • Music

    December 4, 1997

    Hip to Be Square

    Quality, not fashion, drives the legacy of Simon and Garfunkel

  • Calendar

    October 9, 1997
  • Music

    July 25, 1996
  • News

    May 23, 1996

    Roots Rasslin'

    At Tugboat Taylor's gym, would-be wrestlers are taught the eternal verities: It's more fun to be a heel, but heels always lose.

  • Calendar

    March 2, 1995
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