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  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    Thank Rick Smith: A Look at the Texans' Abnormally Inept and Unlucky 2013 Draft Class

    Back in June of 2012, Houston Texans General Manager Rick Smith gave a fairly memorable interview to NFL scribe Peter King in which he laid out his philosophy on roster construction in today's NFL. Now, keep in mind that, looking back, if ever there were a time during the Rick Smith era that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    10 Best Kitchen Tools We Need to Invent Right Now

    In news of the dumb, a Chicago inventor recently achieved Kickstarter success and Internet fame with a device that he purports will scramble an egg without breaking or penetrating the shell. It's called the Golden Goose--you know, because the result is a golden egg--and in just a few days, the unusu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Attack of the Frankenfish!

    It's not available yet, but once the FDA finalizes its assessment of AquAdvantage salmon, the genetically engineered fish may find its way to your grocery store fish counter. And you may have no idea that the fish you're eating has been modified with growth hormone regulating genes. These genes al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    United's 787s Make a Comeback After Grounding

    After a four-month grounding, United Airlines' Dreamliner 787s return to the air. These aircraft are supposed to be Boeing's salute to energy-efficient travel. According to Boeing's Web site, this midsize airplane can carry between 210 and 290 passengers over a distance of up to 8,500 nautical miles ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 25, 2012

    Frankenstein and Evil Dead

    Country Playhouse gets in the Halloween spirit.

  • News

    October 11, 2012

    The Ten Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes

    If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Tax Day: The 5 Best Things About It

    Tomorrow is deadline day for filing your federal income taxes. Normally, that's a terrible thing. No one except Warren Buffett is eager to pay taxes. And it's worse for us members of the hoi polloi, for while we're handing over a big chunk of our wages, we do it knowing some one-percenter member of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    Chiles and Chili: The Most Obvious Episode of Top Chef: Texas Yet

    Above is is how I imagine the initial planning meetings for Top Chef: Texas went. I'm also imagining future episodes where the contestants will be forced to shoot their own horses and grill them over a fire of cactus paddles. Let's go, Top Chef: Texas! DO THIS SHIT RIGHT. Until then, we'll have to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Bloodsport and Oxtopus on Last Night's Top Chef: Texas

    I am proud to report that the above photo is now the one of the first search results for "Asian Leghorn."​...aaaaaand we're back! Last week, I drank heavily and recapped the first episode of Top Chef: Texas. Check that recap to familiarize yourself with the dumb names I've made up for nearly e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Tort Reform: Rick Perry's Latest "Emergency"

    Tort "reform" will solve all our problems​The AP is reporting that Governor Rick Perry has declared yet another right-wing hobbyhorse to be emergency legislation: a tort reform bill. Republicans reflexively shout "tort reform!" at the drop of a hat, even though Texas -- via the big corporate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Moody Blues Have Little To "Lament" In Nearly 50-Year Career

    ​Since their 1964 origin, England's the Moody Blues have combined lush, orchestral pop with more rock-edged material to score hits like "Go Now," "Tuesday Afternoon," "Ride My See-Saw," "Question," "The Story in Your Eyes" and, of course, "Nights in White Satin." And save a three-year hiatus i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    RIP, Harvey Pekar: Why His Letterman Performance Was Great

    Harvey Pekar died today.The man's career is difficult to sum up, especially if you haven't seen American Splendor. But this 1987 performance on David Letterman's show gives a taste, not to mention that it demonstrates just how far the Letterman show has changed.Some reasons why the clip is great:

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Five Artists To Watch From Houston's G.O.A.T. Entertainment

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it back to Houston with occasional cussing. Send tips to ​G.O.A.T. Entertainment is an indie record label based here in Houston. Despite the weird nam ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 25, 2010

    Shadowbox Cinema

    My body's too Boob-alicious for ya, babe

  • News

    March 26, 2009

    The T. Boone Pickens Road Show

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

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008

    JCPenney REALLY Wants Mentally Handicapped Woman To Have Credit Card

    A Houston family has a bone to pick with JCPenney. Seems a 5th Ward woman with the mental age of a four-year-old was somehow issued a JCPenney charge card. Family members, including the woman’s legal guardian, have been trying to get the account closed, with no luck. As they've written the compan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008

    Stopping Terrorists (And Idiots)

    El Paso Electric has installed a sophisticated monitoring system on 11 miles of one of its natural-gas pipelines in southeast Houston. ThreatScan, which is a GE product, "has been specifically developed to provide pipeline operators the means to reliably determine when and where their pipeline has ... More >>

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Fahrenheit 2004

    Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year

  • Film

    August 28, 2003

    Pekar Head

    A real comic book hero comes to life in American Splendor

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Peace Signs

    Thirdgeneration activist Luchita Rodriguez and her friends find the missing rally bus and a fresh, family-style fight against war in Iraq

  • News

    October 10, 2002

    Diva of the Deal

    How Enron's high temptress turned massive projects into a $2 billion wet dream for the company -- and an estimated $100 million profit for herself

  • News

    May 9, 2002

    Hearst 1, Baylor 0

    The Chron's owners hire (gasp!) an outsider to run things

  • Music

    May 31, 2001

    Hammond of the Gods

    Eugene Hawthorne ditches his bass and goes barefootin' with soul-jazz

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    Tension and Release

    Mark Bradford built the world's biggest, coolest catapult. But could the unlucky artist make it work?

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Back to the Futurist

    The guy who designed Cadillac Ranch wants to build a dolphin space station. Is it any wonder UH is divided over the return of Doug Michels?

  • News

    November 18, 1999

    Wipe and Sniff

    Air passengers will get the rub, all in the name of safety

  • Music

    July 8, 1999
  • News

    April 30, 1998

    Ill Treatment

    Dr. Carlos Fernandez is battling malpractice charges and his business associates at the Bellaire Cancer Treatment Center

  • News

    April 2, 1998

    Power to the Principal

    At Madison High, Principal Warner Ervin's word is law. Teachers say that's the problem.

  • News

    February 15, 1996

    Reverse Sting

    A Lightning Strike target turns the tape on the FBI

  • News

    October 27, 1994

    The Cloud Over Lightning Strike

    Did the U.S. government spend $2 million just to nail little guys like David Proctor?

  • News

    April 7, 1994

    Aggie Alchemy

    John Bockris was known around Texas A&M as a chemist interested in "weird science." Joe Champion gave him all he could handle.