Erin Brockovich

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    KBR Chemical Lawsuit: Soldiers' Lawyers Say They Found Smoking Gun

    When we wrote about American and European soldiers suing Kellogg, Brown & Root for allegedly exposing them to a cancer-causing chemical at an Iraqi water treatment plant, we thought the company's excuse -- it had no idea the chemical was onsite before boots were on the ground -- was pretty flimsy. A ... More >>

  • News

    February 16, 2012

    Blood Money

    More than 200 soldiers are suing KBR for knowingly exposing them to toxic chemicals in Iraq, whose effects started with nose bleeds and could end with cancer. KBR says that didn't happen. But even if it did, the company isn't responsible. Taxpayers are.

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Cover Story: Soldiers Say KBR Exposed Them to Dangerous Chemical

    In 2003, just weeks after the U.S. declared war on Iraq, workers for Houston-based KBR were busy trying to restore the invaded nation's oil industry. Under a contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, part of KBR's job was to restore a dilapidated water-injection facility in the south. America ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Residents File Their Own Suit Against Treatment Plant

    Less than a month ago, Houston City Council members responded to an avalanche of complaints about explosions and sickening smells coming from a CES Environmental Services Inc. waste treatment plant in southeast Houston and decided to sue the company under nuisance laws in an attempt to remove the fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2008
  • News

    December 20, 2007

    Toxic Town

    Talk of the Town

  • News

    December 6, 2007

    Toxic Town: Cancer and Birth Defects in Somerville

    In Somerville, chances are far better than normal that you will die of cancer or give birth to a deformed baby

  • Film

    October 11, 2007

    Michael Clayton

    Watch your back, Grisham: Michael Clayton's no ordinary legal thriller

  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Mail Call

    Woodwind Lakes Edition

  • Film

    January 26, 2006

    Valley of the Dolls

    Steven Soderbergh's Bubble bursts over a sleepy Midwestern town

  • Film

    December 2, 2004

    Closer to Fine

    Urban savages wage war over sex in Mike Nichols's dreadfully funny new film

  • News

    April 22, 2004

    Bye-Bye Bongs?

    Tubing without beer bongs? Why?

  • News

    November 28, 2002

    Couples Therapy

    No pillow talk, no scoop

  • Film

    August 1, 2002

    Full Frontal Assault

    Soderbergh shoots in digital and hits his target: Hollywood

  • News

    June 20, 2002

    Buyers' Remorse

    The Cohns say their builder ripped them off with a poorly built home that became infested with mold. They've joined other Texas homeowners who want a lemon law passed just for houses.

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    Kane Mutiny

    The industry's initial reaction to Welles's masterwork should serve as a lesson to WorldFest filmmakers

  • Film

    April 5, 2001

    A Tangled Web

    Along Came a Spider's flimsy plot survives only because of its many cheats

  • Film

    February 15, 2001

    Damning with Faint Praise

    Keanu Reeves, the low-wattage movie star, somehow makes Sweet November easier to watch

  • Film

    February 8, 2001

    Dumb and Dumbest

    Saving Silverman takes Hollywood's juvenile craze to a new low

  • Film

    January 4, 2001

    War Games

    With Traffic, Steven Soderbergh takes an unblinking look at America's drug policies

  • Film

    December 28, 2000

    Better in Pairs

    Generally a letdown, the year in film offered some well-crafted works that are best viewed as double features

  • Film

    October 5, 2000

    Hitting Below the Belt

    Karyn Kusama's Girlfight looks to assume power by emasculating men

  • Film

    March 16, 2000

    Turning Japanese

    Forest Whitaker brings an adopted honor code to the streets in Jim Jarmusch's Ghost Dog

  • Film

    March 16, 2000

    Boob Job

    Julia Roberts and her cleavage fight social injustice in Erin Brockovich