Dan Rather

  • Calendar

    December 26, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Methadone Tastes Horrible: Anthony Bourdain's 10 Best AMA Responses on Reddit

    Early yesterday afternoon, celebrity chef, author and TV star Anthony Bourdain popped into social news mega-site Reddit to do an informal Q&A session -- or AMA (Ask Me Anything in Reddit Speak) -- with the site's users. AMAs have fast become a popular tool for celebrities, newsmakers and even politi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    "Dan Rather, You Scared My Mom" Awesome Letter to the Editor from a Houston Dentist in 1985

    Back in 1985, Dan Rather and CBS News apparently referred to Houston as the "foreclosure capital of America." It was the mid-80s and Houston was suffering the after effects of an oil bust, a massive drop in the cost of oil that crippled the city's economy. In many ways, we have that time to thank fo ... More >>

  • Music

    September 13, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Know Your Local Media: Col. St. James on the Texas Radio Hall of Fame and Naked Strippers on the KLOL Console

    Getting into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame is a big deal when you consider the company includes Wolfman Jack and George Carlin among others. One local dee jay, Colonel St. James of 93.7 the Arrow, is among them. He has been on air since the 1970s and has worked at just about every rock and roll stati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Wayback Machine To Bad Houston Fashion And Even Worse Ads

    News brought to you by THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BOW EVER​Local media Mike McGuff has made a YouTube discovery that should make happy anyone who grew up in Houston in the `70s and early `80s -- a compilation of old news clips and ads. There are some famous faces: Dan Rather, Jessica Savitch, a very ... More >>

  • News

    March 25, 2010

    Sharp-Dressed Fans

    Billy Gibbons and other Houstonians share their favorite Astros memories.

  • News

    January 1, 2009

    The Stars of HISD

    "Prominent" takes on new meaning

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    The Famous And Not-So-Famous Of HISD's "Prominent Alumni" List

    You probably don't realize it, but the Houston school district's website has a page dedicated to prominent alumni, listed by high school.Unfortunately, many of the "prominent" alumni are politicians, especially current and former HISD board members. Any definition of "prominent" that includes HISD b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2008

    Say It Ain’t So, Dr. Frank

    When I first moved to Houston eight years ago, I found myself asking several questions: Is it legal to make freeways this wide? Is this furniture salesman for real and is he actually going to save me money? Oh my God, what the Hell is slime in the ice machine and why the Hell is that older man in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    Marty Stuart's American Odyssey Does Houston

    Marty Stuart is definitely one of the more interesting also-rans of Travis Tritt-era popular country. He only had a couple of real hits - "Hillbilly Rock" and "Little Things" both reached No. 8 in 1990 - but he's got a great pedigree. He was married to one of the Carter daughters, and was a good pal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2007

    "The Moon Over Chicago"

    Okay, so this really, really has nothing to do with Houston — except maybe for the Dan Rather connection — but, hey, it's almost the weekend... -- Keith Plocek

  • Film

    November 9, 2006

    Radical Chick

    You can't tell Natalie Maines to Shut Up & Sing

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2006

    The Grim Sweepers

    USA Decon "This headband totally covers my bald spot." The drive to Beaumont took more than an hour, and I thought about death the entire time. These weren't your run-of-the-mill musings on mortality (although that would've been very alliterative of me). I was on the way to meet the guys of USA ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2004

    Party On, Dan

    Who knew HPD gave away free heroin shots?

  • News

    November 18, 2004

    Chasing Its Tale

    The Chron gets scooped on Bush -- by one of its own

  • News

    November 11, 2004
  • Culture

    October 7, 2004

    Presidential Affairs

    Mrs. Farnsworth recalls her Yale years -- and a fling with George W.

  • Music

    October 7, 2004
  • Music

    September 16, 2004

    Gibby Haynes and His Problem

    Gibby Haynes and His Problem (Surf Dog)

  • Music

    September 4, 2003

    A Trip to Bountiful

    The Innkeeper is the best country venue in town. Too bad it's 50 miles away.

  • Music

    July 17, 2003

    The Evolution Control Committee

    Plagiarythm Nation (Creations/Seeland)

  • News

    February 20, 2003

    Off to the Front

    Plus: Peacemakers, Crying for Space

  • News

    October 17, 2002

    Your Cheatin' Art

    What's the name of a reality TV show that's not always real? Cheaters.

  • Calendar

    June 13, 2002

    Write On

    Jim Maxfield's Tanglewood Pharmacy is home to the autographs of the rich and famous

  • Music

    May 2, 2002

    Pop Goes the Bastard

    Unlike the UK, Houston resists the urge to commit plagiarhythm

  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    Ruffled Feathers

    The Dixie Chicks and other musicians are fighting for their rights -- and a bigger check

  • Culture

    June 14, 2001

    Hope Sinks

    Between optimism and despair, there's comic (and author) Richard Lewis

  • Dining

    April 5, 2001

    How Now Mad Cow?

    Europe has a problem with diseased cattle. Should Texans be wary?

  • News

    June 29, 2000

    Sam Houston's Retreat?

    SHSU stirred the higher-ed circles. Now the excitement has turned to exodus.

  • News

    February 4, 1999

    Barney! Biz! Bluebonnets!

    And other signs that Texas Monthly's brain trust doesn't have a neuron left

  • News

    June 4, 1998
  • News

    February 12, 1998

    Oprah Does Amarillo

    It's the Queen of Talk versus the Meat Men, and outside the courtroom, master media manipulator Winfrey is already the clear winner.

  • News

    May 29, 1997

    Lost in the Cause

    In the early 1960s, Eldrewey Stearns was a powerful force for integration in a segregated society. Then he forgot his way, and history forgot him. Until, that is, he met writer Thomas R. Cole.

  • Calendar

    May 29, 1997
  • News

    December 5, 1996

    Crashing the Grand Old Party

    Dolly McKenna is the GOP candidate for the 25th District. But will Republicans vote for her?

  • News

    September 26, 1996


    Dan Morales' showboating witch-hunt against "bogus" doctors is indeed an "incredible story." Incredibly lame.

  • Culture

    August 22, 1996

    Frank-ly Speaking

    The MFA's focus on Frank Freed tells us a lot about the art world, but not much about art

  • News

    December 2, 1993

    The Final Conspiracy

    Obsessed with a 30-year-old murder, JFK assassinologists go to court to silence one another