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 >>
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 >>
Country Playhouse gets in the Halloween spirit.
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Tort "reform" will solve all our problemsThe 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 >>
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 >>
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. â€‹G.O.A.T. Entertainment is an indie record label based here in Houston. Despite the weird nam ... More >>
My body's too Boob-alicious for ya, babe
A former wildcatter and corporate-takeover tycoon preaches alternative energy across America.
Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year
A real comic book hero comes to life in American Splendor
Third–generation activist Luchita Rodriguez and her friends find the missing rally bus — and a fresh, family-style fight against war in Iraq
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
The Chron's owners hire (gasp!) an outsider to run things
Eugene Hawthorne ditches his bass and goes barefootin' with soul-jazz
Mark Bradford built the world's biggest, coolest catapult. But could the unlucky artist make it work?
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?
Air passengers will get the rub, all in the name of safety
Dr. Carlos Fernandez is battling malpractice charges and his business associates at the Bellaire Cancer Treatment Center
At Madison High, Principal Warner Ervin's word is law. Teachers say that's the problem.
A Lightning Strike target turns the tape on the FBI
Did the U.S. government spend $2 million just to nail little guys like David Proctor?
John Bockris was known around Texas A&M as a chemist interested in "weird science." Joe Champion gave him all he could handle.