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Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • Film

    August 15, 2013

    The Butler Is So Old-School It Feels Modern

    The Butler finds urgency in the conventional.

  • Culture

    March 14, 2013

    Chain of Command

    A Few Good Men at the Alley delivers strong performances while showing the perils of unsupervised power.

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Two Choice Idiocies in the 2012 Texas GOP Platform

    The 2012 Texas Republican Platform has been released, and reading briefly through it there is an interesting mixture of solid conservative thought, some common sense points, and at least two of what appears to be a complete and utter disconnect from even manufactured reality. As Houston Press's resi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Harry Truman and Bess: Another E-mail from Your Dad

    Like most of you, I get e-mails from my dad full of "facts" that are basically telling me how much better life was in the past than it is now. People were more respectful, politicians were more honest, and values were more...valued? Case in point, yesterday I received a list of trivia about Harry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    For President's Day: The Best Movie Portrayals of 15 Presidents

    Portraying presidents on screen is always tricky. Crass imitation makes the thing look like a comedy skit, but completely ignoring the mannerisms and voice that people know doesn't work either. There have been some laughingly inept acting jobs when it comes to the 44 people who have been the countr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    The 95th Anniversary of the Tank: Nine Iconic Moments

    Ninety-five years ago today, the tank made its debut at World War I's Battle of the Somme. It played a role in bringing an end to that appallingly bloody and stupid battle, and tanks have since gone on to become vital symbols of military might. Here are nine iconic moments or personalities involvi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Five Presidents Who Could Kick Chuck Norris's Ass

    Abe Lincoln: Let's get rrrrready to rrrrumble​In our continuing series of scholarly meditations on the United States Presidency, we now bring you a list of five presidents who could kick the crap out of Chuck Norris. Of note: only one of the top five served after 1908, although two honorable m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    The Five Hottest Presidential Mistresses (Not Including Marilyn Monroe)

    The item we did earlier this week on the five horniest presidents included research that could led us to conclude either one of two things: Either a) America's presidential mistresses don't photograph well or are painted badly, or b) Not many of them are what you'd call "hot." Still, it's possib ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 5, 2010

    Sputnik: The Shock of the Century

    It’s an insider’s view at the race for space

  • News

    June 3, 2010

    Badlands

    From Ground Zero of the immigration crisis along the Mexican border

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    FAIL: The Temptations, Roger Waters, Fred Schneider

    If you're reading this, you're either on the Internet, or else you've mastered multi-dimensional thought-projection processes that would make Michio Kaku cry like a little girl. We'll assume the former, and just in case you don't already know, the Internet has decided that the word "failure" is too ... More >>

  • News

    August 6, 2009

    A Darker Look at Che's Revolution

    After Guevara destroyed his family and his fortune, Gustavo Villoldo hunted the revolutionary leader to his grave.

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    A Three-Hour Council Meeting On BARC Achieves...About What You'd Expect, Unfortunately

    Photo by dunkv​The biggest surprise during yesterday's City Council Committee on Human Services and Technology meeting on BARC was not that it was three hours of meaningless bureaucratic babble -- Hair Balls had $50 on that -- but that the ghost of Dante Alighieri showed up. "Aband ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 23, 2009

    Sputnik Declassified

    Web exclusive!

  • News

    March 26, 2009

    The T. Boone Pickens Road Show

    A former wildcatter and corporate-takeover tycoon preaches alternative energy across America.

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    Aftermath: Tina Turner at Toyota Center

    Photos by Mark C. Austin. Click here for a slideshow. It should come as no surprise that Tina Turner’s little performance at Toyota Center Monday night has left Aftermath grasping for superlatives. It was like watching Mark Twain read aloud from Huckleberry Finn or Edward R. Murrow interview Gen. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008
  • Film

    February 16, 2006

    Blood Business

    Why We Fight probes America's passion for war

  • Culture

    June 30, 2005

    Art Lite

    At two new shows, it's half the substance, all the style

  • Dining

    July 27, 2000

    Gelato Bravo

    Maggiano's Vanilla Ice

  • News

    March 9, 2000

    Demolished Dreams

    Lizzie looked for her home, the one the wrecking ball had already found

  • News

    September 10, 1998

    Do Not Go Gentle

    Former Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby fights on for better, more diverse education in Texas

  • Calendar

    April 30, 1998
  • News

    May 16, 1996

    Adams Family Values

    Why do we hate Bud so? Maybe we never understood him, or those... Adams Family Values

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