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Gerald Ford

  • Film

    March 27, 2014

    The Fog of Rummy

    Errol Morris can’t penetrate the man behind Iraq

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2013

    Joe "King" Carrasco Wishes Houston a "Tamale Christmas"

    As the Reigning Royalty of Tex-Mex Party Rock, Joe "King" Carrasco has been playing his utterly unique mixture of early and garage-rock, polka, cumbias, and Latin rhythm since the mid-'70s. But while others dream of sugar plums and hams and fruitcakes during the holiday season, for Carrasco it's th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    A Gallery Of U.S. Presidents Working On Their Fitness

    I don't know about you guys, but when I looked at the crop of Republican presidential candidates about a year ago, as the media and primary wars waged on, I could only think about what they would look like jogging or working out. It's a hidden hot-button issue. Depraved, mindless people like me vote ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 4, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012

    No. 1, Korean Braised Goat and Dumplings at Underbelly.

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    JFK At 95: What If He Lived?

    Had he not been felled by assassins bullets back in 1963, President John F. Kennedy would have turned 95 years old this week. That's if old age and some tragic and wacky Kennedy curse accident wouldn't have done him in first. Would he and Jackie have spent their entire lives together, or would the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    7 Little-Known (And Completely Unverified) Facts About U.S. Presidents

    Today, the nation celebrates Presidents' Day, the most important holiday of all time. No other national holiday has such a clear purpose or overall popularity. Therefore, why not recognize this momentous occasion with a look back at some of our greatest presidents, and learn some facets of their bio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Rick Perry Tries to Raise Money Off His Debate Disaster (with Video)

    Also forgot his "no more debates" plan.​When you've provided the signature moment of your doomed campaign in a national debate, what do you do? Try to make some money off it. Rick Perry stumbled badly -- like Gerald Ford badly, like Admiral Stockdale badly -- in last night's GOP debate. He c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    75 MPH Speed Limit Passes: Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

    The Texas Senate has sent to the governor's desk a bill allowing 75 mph speed limits in semi-deserted parts of Texas. Assuming that the Tea Party is not against, Rick Perry is expected to sign it. So get ready to put the pedal to the metal, Texas, and try to imagine what it must have been like in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Five Presidents Who Could Kick Chuck Norris's Ass

    Abe Lincoln: Let's get rrrrready to rrrrumble​In our continuing series of scholarly meditations on the United States Presidency, we now bring you a list of five presidents who could kick the crap out of Chuck Norris. Of note: only one of the top five served after 1908, although two honorable m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    The Storied Shamrock Hotel: UH Opens Its Digital Vaults

    ​The University of Houston's Digital Library has put together a collection of menus, programs and other material from the legendary Shamrock Hotel, which stood near where the Medical Center is today and was a little bit of Vegas in Space City. The library worked with the school's Hospitality ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    The Five Hottest Presidential Daughters

    Continuing on with our C-SPANish investigation into White House sex and beauty (five horniest presidents here, five hottest presidential mistresses here), we now take time to examine the five hottest presidential daughters. Once again, time has not been kind to pre-20th Century candidates. Either p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Top 10 Musical U.S. Presidents

    "The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music." - Gerald Ford gwu.eduWhen else are we going to use this picture?​Today is President's Day, and if you'll think back to high-school U.S. History, you'll remember that potential Commande ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 2, 2010

    The Best "B-Sides"

    Never-shown-before works dominate FotoFest.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Ernest Withers: 5 Other FBI Informants Of Note

    Also an FBI informant, but not on our list​Pretty shocking news via the Memphis Commercial Appeal this morning that Ernest Withers, the well-known photographer of the Civil Rights movement who was seen as a trusted friend byt its leaders, was an FBI informant.Because, you know, Martin Luther King ... More >>

  • News

    April 23, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    On The Scene At The Houston Tea Party

    In the end, it exceeded the expectations of even its once-seemingly wildly overenthusiastic organizers. Approximately 3,500 pissed-off demonstrators packed Jones Plaza for a warm-up blues-rock concert and harangues about high taxes, debt, bail-outs, and socialism.     You'd have to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    The Houston Suburb Known As The Hill Country

    Things we learned today: The Hill Country is a suburb of Houston. At least to Canadians.The National Post, a Canadian newspaper, took note that Barack Obama was the first "urban" president in a long while.They had to stretch things a bit, saying that JFK "made his primary home at the six-acre Kenned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    The First George Bush, A Houston Stud Muffin

    There's a process under way to pick someone to be vice-president of the US.One candidate is "very attractive," but is young and doesn't have much experience.A rival to that candidate moans that he would never "win a personality contest" with the young foe.Who's the sparkling but inexperienced veep p ... More >>

  • Film

    February 21, 2008
  • News

    March 29, 2007

    Houston Astros, Netflix, Congressman Ron Paul

    It could be a year of despair for Astros fans

  • Culture

    June 1, 2006
  • News

    April 24, 2003

    Hail to the Chiefs

    Houston artist David Adickes finds new homes for his massive presidential busts

  • Calendar

    January 6, 2000

    Foot Fetish

    Hudson Marquez: "High Heels and High Performance"

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    Double Image

    Does selling George W. Bush mean Mark McKinnon has sold out?

  • News

    June 4, 1998

    Trading with the Enemy

    Houston oil companies maintain their profitable ties to Libya, in roundabout ways

  • News

    August 7, 1997
  • Music

    April 13, 1995

    Even the Normal (Get Lucky Sometime)

    Craftsman Tom Petty uses the right tool for the right job

  • Culture

    March 30, 1995
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