• Film

    January 16, 2014

    Ride Along Is Just Another Cop Comedy, But the Joke Is on the Audience

    Ice cube plays a nobly abusive police officer — for laughs.

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    The Five Most Bizarre Moments of the 2013 NRA Convention

    There were plenty of moments that you expect from an NRA Convention. You expect to see fear-based rhetoric with the best of them -- you count on hearing the murmurs of confiscation and tyranny, of the misguided concept that the only way to keep a government at bay is the 9mm wedged into your wife's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Guns in Schools: State Representative Debbie Riddle, Armed Teachers = Safe Schools

    Hair Balls had been withholding our decision on the whole "should teachers bring guns to school" debate until we heard from State Rep. Debbie Riddle, who we've always considered a spiritual guide; a moral compass who always points to logic and reason. And now that she's announced her intent to intro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    FBI Agent's Glock, Purse, ID Robbed At Gas Station

    Well, this is embarrassing: An FBI agent has had her government-issued Glock and her purse stolen from her car while she was at a gas station. The incident happened about 10:30 yesterday morning near the intersection of Beechnut and the West Tollway, and resulted in, we're guessing, an unwelcome ph ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2012

    Your Gonzo Guide to the Republican National Convention

    From cash-hungry strippers to protesters dressed as vaginas.

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    The Sports Hall of Shame, an Idea Long Overdue

    A week or so ago, you may remember, I wrote a post about the auction for Bobby Petrino's crash-damaged motorcycle. The majority of the post was an outline of my idea to turn the crumpled-up love machine into a profit center by selling photo opportunities for fans to pose on the bike. At the end o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    UT Speech In Favor Of Concealed Handguns Will Go On Tonight

    Photo courtesy DPSColton Joshua Tooley: He concealed his gun​Colton Joshua Tooley didn't take anyone with him in the incident at UT-Austin today, but he scared to death students and parents who followed events breathlessly on the net.Many of the stories mentioned that a speech was scheduled for to ... More >>

  • News

    September 23, 2010


    Renowned forensics experts say a Pinal County deputy's high-profile tale about getting shot after encountering drug smugglers doesn't add up

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Gun Store In A Former Circuit City: League City's Latest Tourist Attraction

    Photos by Marco TorresArms Room: A formey Circuit City store​See our slideshow from the Arms Room's grand opening. Kathleen James and her family have been running the Arms Room out in League City for four years. Two months ago the family team moved the operation into the old Circuit City location ... More >>

  • Film

    April 15, 2010

    Faster Than a Speeding Internet

    Superheroes in the YouTube age.

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    It's A Joyful Gun-Shop Christmas In Beaumont

    The ultimate Texas Christmas song comes to us from JJ's Pawn in Beaumont (hat tip to the Bayou blog).It's not the sterling production values that make this a winner, it's the True Spirit of Christmas that shines through as the sales staff, standing in front of what seems like a militia armory, offer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Chamillioniare & Martin Luther King: They Have A Dream

    Houston's MLK Parade Foundation recently announced the crowning of Chamillionaire as a co-Grand Marshal in the 2009 MLK parade. At first blush, some might think that a dude who spends a great deal of time talking about his dick, his riches, and his gun is an unusual choice to represent Dr. King's vi ... More >>

  • Music

    October 9, 2008
  • Film

    September 13, 2007

    The Brave One

    Leaping thugs in a single bound, our Brave leading lady takes back the night

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2007

    The Nuge, Special to HouStoned

    As the nation reels over the Virginia Tech tragedy, as we look to our leaders for guidance and answers, one voice has remained conspicuously silent – until now. Today, for what might be the first time in history – but should not be the last – the words “By Ted Nugent, Special to CNN” appea ... More >>

  • News

    September 21, 2006

    Penal Violations

    Texas prisons say they cant allow condoms because they dont allow sex. So they dont need condoms. They just need $12 million a year to treat all the HIV-positive prisoners.

  • News

    March 9, 2006

    Bring It On

    Why Houston should want a nuclear power plant

  • Music

    April 14, 2005

    Straight Outta London

    Dizzee Rascal brings grime music -- the British answer to crunk -- to the Dirty South

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Feelings, Nothing But Feelings

    The New York Times misses the point in its attack on "rockism"

  • News

    December 6, 2001

    Gangstas in Paradise

    Galveston has beautiful beaches, the Strand and Moody Gardens. North of Broadway it has the projects, crippling poverty and big-city problems. And now the bad guys are back.

  • News

    April 13, 2000

    Line Of Defense

    Despite a troubled Houston past, attorney Catherine Mehaffey Shelton says she's no killer

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    Coming to No Good End

    Undertaker Jay Herman shot his lover, Edwina Prosen, to death in 1991. That's the only thing he and her family have agreed on since.

  • Music

    February 1, 1996

    Battle Scars

    Cypress Hill's B Real looks to the future, but can't forget his past