If you are looking for some new and interesting ornaments to decorate your tree this year, Etsy can be a good place to look. The home of all things crafty on the Internet, there are thousands of options for funky, arty, quirky and even traditional adornments for your tree. But, Etsy also has an abun ... More >>
You're deep into your Halloween plans, possibly distracted by the presidential race. Or possibly not. Should you combine the two and do your trick-and-treating dressed as one of the leading pols of the day? You might want to think twice about your answer. A survey of Halloween websites shows that ... More >>
If you're anything like Rocks Off, you've been marking off the days on your calendar until you could let loose and celebrate Wyoming Statehood Day this coming Sunday. OK, so that's a lie, but here at Rocks Off we do enjoy the lesser known-holidays and putting together playlists to honor them ... More >>
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has announced she will not seek re-election to the Senate, probably a wise move after conservatives sensed blood in the water after her disastrous gubernatorial campaign. KBH's three terms in the Senate were somewhat odd in that she never made all that much of an impres ... More >>
Build largest college-football statue ever.
A boon for budding comediansThe Washington Post has a great story this morning, a profile of Austin lawyer Harry Whittington, better known as the man shot by Vice-Preesident Dick Cheney on a South Texas hunting trip.The lengthy story breaks some new ground -- for instance, despite reports, Whitti ... More >>
Rick Perry is getting a lot of Internet play today for manfully admitting to the Associated Press that he used a laser-sighted pistol with hollow-point bullets to kill a coyote that was threatening his dog while he was out jogging.Take that, dog predator. You should have known our governor never jog ... More >>
Mark C. AustinWe sure hope this doesn't happen two years in a row at ACL. Austin City Limits will be October 8-10 this year, and MCM expects the line-up to be released in the next month or so. You can sign up for the e-list to get first notice of who's playing. If your profile is updated by today ... More >>
Date: March 12 Name: Toby Keith AKA: "Mr. Boot in Your Ass" Genre: [This is our] country Best Known Song(s): "Beer for My Horses," "How Do You Like Me Now?", "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue (The Ugly Angry American)" Key Demographic: Dick Cheney, ex-boyfriends of Natalie Maines, that surviva ... More >>
Invasions of privacy are "The New Normal."
Artists look at privacy information as both raw material and subject matter
By the slimmest of margins, America was spared the unthinkable horror of seeing a (*shudder*) mid-major team contend for a national championship last Saturday. And if you don't think there were some urgent calls made from the executive office of the BCS to the replay booth in Jerry's World (Cowbo ... More >>
More than just a taco truck.
Due to some technical difficulties having to do with the stimulus package, global warming, and the war on terror, Hair Balls isn't able to present a brand new batch of adoptable critters this week.Instead, we thought we'd tell you about some dogs who've been adopted, and some who are on death row. H ... More >>
Most politicians, once their days in government service are over, go on to less public but nonetheless luractive careers in the private sector. They serve on corporate boards, become presidents of universities, or enjoy a quiet retirement. Sure, they can't all be Jimmy Carter, parlaying a lengthy p ... More >>
A group of former condo owners say SMU defrauded them of their homes to make way for the new Bush library.
Photos by John Moulder I'm always looking for good lyrics that make sense of the current military situation. I recently got Slaid Cleaves' fine new album, Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away, which contains this wonderful verse in the song "Hard to Believe": "Here comes another blown up kid from ... More >>
A sort of swampy Supersuckers, New Orleans trio Dash Rip Rock - whose last album Hee Haw Hell was the rather ambitious cowpunk retelling of Dante's Inferno - have returned to more earthly concerns on the new Country Grilfriend (Abitian). That means, according to the liner notes, "songs [that] will b ... More >>
The long arm of Rio Grande Valley justice has reached out and nabbed....Dick Cheney? Yes, apparently. A grand jury has indicted the vice-president this afternoon. Hasn't the stature of limitations passed on "accidentally" shooting innocent bystanders? It turns out that it's not the shooting, it's ... More >>
To say I’m a little miffed is an understatement - I‘m actually feeling lonesome, onry and highly pissed off. My daughter, an Air Force Tech Sgt., lifted off for a six-month tour of duty in Qatar yesterday, leaving behind my two-year old granddaughter. As her departure time got closer over the pa ... More >>
Breaking out of the pack of Iraq war docs, No End in Sight devastates
The Chron's blog obsession leaves taste behind
And then Cheney proceeded to shoot the reporter in the -- ah, that's just too easy. So the Brits are going to start pulling out of Iraq. Somehow this is a good sign to Dick Cheney, or at least that's what he says in an exclusive interview with ABC News. (You gotta love the way ABC trumpets it as ... More >>
Bill Clinton wakes 'em up, for a while, at Rice
Controversial docu-drama imagines a post-Bush scenario
So save us, Lewis!
JAWS Unleashed is as sloppy as it is gory
MLB 2K6 throws more chin music than strikes
The MFAH gives life to a provocative exhibition of Latin American art
A home for a buck, with one catch
Darrell Hammond makes a good impression at the Laff Stop
HPD loses its cool at the Halliburton demonstration
Dubya, Ashlee and Bill O'Reilly have spun Racket's mind into the twilight zone; also, two local retro-cool institutions bite the dust
Perhaps the candidates running in the 2004 election could use some help selecting their campaign music
A snake and a lady in a bikini take up residence at Space 125 Gallery
A real shake-up at HPD? We thought that was impossible
Democrats' dilemma: the difference between antiwar and anti-U.S.
Francisco Ruiz de Infante turns the Blaffer into a postapocalyptic panic room
Jimmie Dale Gilmore loses fans over his political views
Plus: Smouldering Inside, Flunking English, Museum Stakes
Europe has a problem with diseased cattle. Should Texans be wary?
Secret correspondence from the rodeo
Houston oil companies maintain their profitable ties to Libya, in roundabout ways