That quaking and creaking isn't from the Chilean earthquake, it's a destructive seismic shift to right-wing extremism and plutocracy in real time with its epicenter in Texas. The rumble began with Greg Abbott's new education model, "Teach the Best and Shoot the Rest" based on Charles Murray's white ... More >>
Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Jack Tyler Dines: CultureMap writer Ruthie Johnson alerted me to this food blog ... More >>
With the recent disasters that have occurred in Japan, we're all looking for a way to help out however we can. There are numerous benefits and texting campaigns that have successfully raised money for relief efforts. Today Sprinkles Cupcakes is selling Red Cross Red Velvet cupcakes to ben ... More >>
Marco TorresBun B celebrated his 38th birthday last night at the launch of Vice magazine's new music site, Noisey.com at Austin warehouse district club Kiss & Fly.
Check before you giveTexas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued a warning today to anyone thinking of donating to Japanese earthquake relief: Be careful who you're giving to. "By doing a little research, well-meaning Texans can ensure their dollars actually help the recovery effort and aid vi ... More >>
Voices Breaking Boundaries uses art, music and poetry to address recent and past disasters in Pakistan, Haiti and here
[Ed. Note: Please email any news of further music-related relief efforts to firstname.lastname@example.org.] Bobby Moon & Lil Flip - Swagger from AK Kurji on Vimeo. If you're looking for a way to contribute to the Haitian relief efforts, Houston-based international pop artist Bobby Moon is going to ... More >>
Wilco, "New Madrid," live at the Fox Theater, Boulder, Colorado, May 1995 Rocks Off is never really not on an Uncle Tupelo kick, but it sure came flooding back after he heard "New Madrid" on Fred Imus' Saturday-morning Trailer Park Bash satellite-radio show last weekend. Even among such futur ... More >>
What is Texas A&M's vaunted research department up to these days? The pressing issue of whether pets have ESP. "The question has been asked for decades: Do animals have ESP?" says an Aggie press release. We say the question has been asked for minutes: Who the hell's been wondering whether animals ... More >>
Anne Sheehan talks about earthquakes, Mount Everest and scorpions
Oh, damn. It was only a matter of time before Jose Luis De Jess Miranda 's followers brought up the G-word. As you might recall, first De Jess claimed to be the Apostle. Then he went with the J-man. Then the Antichrist. There really was nowhere else to go but up, as this press release attests:
American V: A Hundred Highways
There's a hole carved out of the earth 32 feet deep, 210 feet wide, and 400 feet long near the Texas-Mexico border.