Cornell University

  • Culture

    October 9, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Will H-Town Acts Impress Mile High City Fans?

    My ongoing commitment to the young adults I parent is strong. Occasionally, it leads to weekends like one late last month, which included 30-plus hours of driving to and from Denver to help my daughter, who lives in nearby Boulder. Errands aside, my wife and I had about six waking hours in the Mile ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • News

    April 4, 2013

    Poverty at UH

    Teaching fellows looking for raises.

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Without Pay Raise in Twenty Years, UH Grad Students Take Petition to Masses

    One month before your friends began painting their Facebook profile pictures red in support of gay rights, a group of University of Houston English Teaching Fellows swapped their main photos to something of the same color: a shot of the Cougars' mascot, blazing red, with a bit of text underneath it: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    To Order Fish on Mondays or Not: How Valid Are the "Rules" of Ordering in Restaurants?

    You've heard the old adages about dining pitfalls to avoid: Don't order fish on Mondays. (It's all left over from Friday's seafood shipment, goes the tale, and you don't want gross, slimy salmon.) Don't eat the bread in the bread basket. (It's supposedly recycled from table to table, people say.) ... More >>

  • News

    September 20, 2012

    New Cracks in the Frack

    Pesky little complaints like pollution, flaming water and abandoned homes continue to cast doubt on the argument that drilling into shale will benefit all.

  • 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 >>

  • 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

    November 3, 2011

    Lost Boys

    New research demolishes the stereotype of the underage sex worker — and sparks an outbreak of denial among child-sex-trafficking alarmists nationwide.

  • Music

    September 29, 2011

    History, Screwed and Chopped

    Julie Grob just made the U of H Library System a whole lot cooler.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Cover Story: Dinesh Shah's Younger "Friends"

    ​In addition to cultivating one-sided relationships with wealthy older people, Dinesh Shah has shown himself to be eager to "befriend" handsome young men. Two such have written in to the Houston Press since Part One of our series on Shah ran last week. One man, who wanted only to be identifi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Hey, Wanna Buy a (Notorious) Prison?

    Bad memories included​If you've ever wanted to own a prison, now's your chance: The city of Littlefield is auctioning off the Bill Clayton Detention Center, abandoned by the GEO Group, a private prison operator with a troubled history in Texas. The Florida-based GEO pulled out after the son o ... More >>

  • News

    May 12, 2011

    Pet Sounds

    Animal psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick hears voices - the dog and cat kind.

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Johnny Dowd Joins Ranks Of Oklahoma Music Greats

    johnnydowd.comJohnny Dowd, one of the weirdest musical Okies of them all.​Poet, musician, avant-garde musical thinker and doer, Johnny Dowd may live in upstate New York these days, but that fellow is 100 percent died-in-the-wool Okie through and through. When Dowd opens his mouth to sing, Dust ... More >>

  • News

    December 30, 2010

    Prison Pays

    Despite a history of abuse and bad conditions, private prison corporation GEO keeps getting contracts from the state.

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Your Holiday Party Won't Break the Bank with $2.99 Wines From Whole Foods Market

    Three Wishes, available exclusively at Whole Foods for $2.99 a bottle or $33 for a dozen. ​Save your hard-earned cash for presents by stocking your holiday party with Three Wishes wines, available exclusively at Whole Foods Market for $2.99 a bottle. At this point, some of you are no doubt s ... More >>

  • News

    November 18, 2010

    Shock the Junkie

    Is ibogaine really an addict cure-all?

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Anthony Ray Ferrell, The Good Samaritan Killer: Third Escapee From His Halfway House In 20 Months

    Photo courtesy HPD Victim Sam Irick and his alleged killer Anthony Ray Ferrell​The man charged with killing a Good Samaritan during a purse-snatching is the third person to escape the same state-contracted halfway house in the last 20 months.Anthony Ray Ferrell had fled a "halfway house in ... More >>

  • News

    July 1, 2010

    Peanut Butter Miracles

    Amid the chaos that is Haiti, Dr. Patricia Wolff has made ending child malnutrition her life's work.

  • News

    June 10, 2010

    Cowboy Down

    Rob Krentz's family talks about the life and death of the murdered Arizona rancher.

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Game Time: The Tweet Sixteen....Readers Lament Their Brackets On Twitter

    The title of my post last Friday, "My Bracket Looks Like Edward James Olmos' Face", actually came from one of my Twitter followers (@jamesmthomson). Like any blogger of integrity, I gave James full credit while inside hoping that you would ignore said credit and think that I was actually the one w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Your Car Isn't Broken, It's Just Become A "Stationary Driving Platform," If You Use NASA's Spin

    ​Used cars long ago become "pre-owned."  Kamp Krusty isn't a "fat camp," it's an "image enhancement camp." Torture is now "enhanced interrogation."The silly-euphemism bar is set pretty high these days. But NASA is taking a shot at winning the competition, not because it is easy but because it ... More >>

  • News

    January 29, 2009

    BARC Sucks

    The city's animal shelter just can't get its act together

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2008

    Junot Díaz

    The 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner reads from his debut novel

  • News

    November 29, 2007

    Priscilla Slade and the TSU Three

    Spurred on by a fellow student's death, Oliver Brown, William Hudson and Justin Jordan ran a gauntlet on their way to bring down a president

  • News

    May 3, 2007

    Spy Stories

    Edwin Wilson said he was still in touch with his former employer, the CIA, when he shipped explosives out of Houston to the Middle East. The CIA denied it. The CIA lied

  • Dining

    April 5, 2007

    Swift Meatpacking Plant and Illegal Immigrants

    Swift & Company pitted employee against employee when it replaced injured workers with illegal immigrants

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2006

    But What About Our Aggie Jokes? Quick: Spot the mental giant... Did you know Texas A&M is the fifth best university in the entire country? Yeah, neither did we. That is, until we stumbled across Washington Monthly's Annual College Guide. After years of tearing apart the U.S. News rankings (one of the media's favo ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 11, 2004

    Should We Stay or Should We Go?

    Don't check out -- check in with the Station's "Red Fall" and "Truth to Power"

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Music

    February 1, 2001


    Dark Star Orchestra

  • Dining

    August 17, 2000

    Loco for Loroco

    The secret herb at Houston's pupuserias can drive you out of your mind

  • News

    December 31, 1998

    Virgin Rebirth

    The statue doesn't look like a traditional Our Lady of Guadalupe. But its appearance is just the start of the

  • Culture

    June 18, 1998
  • Music

    September 25, 1997

    The Reich Stuff

    A new boxed set gives minimalist Steve Reich maximum exposure

  • News

    March 20, 1997

    The Angelides Affair

    A dispute over research fraud has split the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine, and could jeopardize the way universities police scientific misconduct

  • Music

    April 4, 1996

    Cult of Ferocity

    True to punk's roots, Bad Religion keeps the anger alive