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 >>
Teaching fellows looking for raises.
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 >>
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 >>
Pesky little complaints like pollution, flaming water and abandoned homes continue to cast doubt on the argument that drilling into shale will benefit all.
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 >>
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?
New research demolishes the stereotype of the underage sex worker — and sparks an outbreak of denial among child-sex-trafficking alarmists nationwide.
Julie Grob just made the U of H Library System a whole lot cooler.
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 >>
Bad memories includedIf 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 >>
Animal psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick hears voices - the dog and cat kind.
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 >>
Despite a history of abuse and bad conditions, private prison corporation GEO keeps getting contracts from the state.
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 >>
Is ibogaine really an addict cure-all?
Photo courtesy HPD Victim Sam Irick and his alleged killer Anthony Ray FerrellThe 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 >>
Amid the chaos that is Haiti, Dr. Patricia Wolff has made ending child malnutrition her life's work.
Rob Krentz's family talks about the life and death of the murdered Arizona rancher.
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 >>
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 >>
The city's animal shelter just can't get its act together
The 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner reads from his debut novel
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
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
Swift & Company pitted employee against employee when it replaced injured workers with illegal immigrants
Don't check out -- check in with the Station's "Red Fall" and "Truth to Power"
Dark Star Orchestra
The secret herb at Houston's pupuserias can drive you out of your mind
The statue doesn't look like a traditional Our Lady of Guadalupe. But its appearance is just the start of the
A new boxed set gives minimalist Steve Reich maximum exposure
A dispute over research fraud has split the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine, and could jeopardize the way universities police scientific misconduct
True to punk's roots, Bad Religion keeps the anger alive
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