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Guantanamo Bay

  • Film

    October 23, 2014

    Citizenfour's Laura Poitras Explains Why Edward Snowden Did It

    ...and asks you to consider your relationship with Google.

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    5 Houston Places Where Rick Perry Could Send Those 1,000 Border Troops

    Today, it is expected Governor Rick Perry will announce that he is sending 1,000 National Guard troops to the border in an effort to assist police in handling the recent surge of immigrants into the U.S., mostly unaccompanied minors from Central America. The surge has grabbed national headlines and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Texas Activist Chains Neck to White House Fence (German Bike Locks Rock)

    If you've never heard of Diane Wilson, you've probably heard about the environmentalist who poured Karo syrup on herself on the steps of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., to protest the BP oil spill. (That was Wilson.) Or about the one who chained herself to the Dow Chemical tower in 2002, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Better Know Your Muslim Music Genres

    In 2010, writer and producer Javed Mohammed decided to get the ball rolling on World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film. The internationally recognized holiday annually celebrated on March 15 is meant to spotlight the peaceful contributions followers of Islam make to society, and to art ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 14, 2013

    Chain of Command

    A Few Good Men at the Alley delivers strong performances while showing the perils of unsupervised power.

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Don't Tread on Me: The Top 10 Musical Celebrations of American Might

    Rock and pop music in the United States has earned a distinguished reputation for quality protest anthems and anti-war songs, from Country Joe and the Fish all the way up to friggin' Green Day. And that's great; it really is. Not only are many of the tunes timeless, but criticism of our society's m ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    February 6, 2012

    The 10 Most Iconic John Williams Scores Ever

    Today John Williams turns 80 years old, and the prolific composer has packed in a lot of work in the past five decades as one of the most iconic movie music makers to lead an orchestra. No doubt you have been enthralled, enraptured and enfrightened (not a word) by his collaborations with George Luca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Five Tweets That Might Get You Busted by the TSA

    Most everyone gets that you can't shout "fire" in a movie theater or crack jokes about bombs on an airplane. This sort of thing will get you in a mess of trouble. But, apparently, jokes made on Twitter can also get you in trouble, particularly if you are a foreigner using slang we don't get in 'Meri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    The 10 Worst Things Texas Has Given To The Modern World

    It's not nature's way, it's Houston's​If we were to list all the great, terrific things Texas, Our Texas has given to civilization, we would be here all day. (Two words: Jessica Simpson.) Unfortunately, Texas has also gifted America and the world with some things the world and America would n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    ATF, Military Called Out To Defuse East Texas Sparkler Bomb

    San Augustine County JailHeather Horn: Desperate terrorist​Two young East Texas women -- 25-year-old Candice Harris and 29-year-old Heather Horn, both of Bronson, Texas -- are charged with felonies after authorities caught them earlier this week with what they are branding as dangerous incendi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Your Buzzword Is My Band Name, Part 1

    Friedrich Glorian via Flickr​It's a Google-rific society we be a-living in, and the fastest way to notoriety is to coin a phrase that, when Guantanamo Bayed safely between quotation marks in a search field, will bring up endless debate upon your win or fail. We have been blessed with some rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Life Goes On, Even After Lost And 24

    ​In case you hadn't heard, this week marked the series finales of both 24 and Lost, leaving fans of Byzantine plots, glacial pacing, and right-wing propaganda with huge, empty spaces in their lives. At least until the next Tom Clancy novel comes out. But have no fear, brave TV watchers. For t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    The Rockets' Shane Battier: A Man Who Should Never, Ever Sing In Public

    Among the tortures the U.S. has inflicted on Gitmo detainees and Panamanian dictators, an old favorite is blasting music. But usually it's something like AC/DC.You want to torture someone? Make them listen to Shane Battier sing. Battier took the mike at a charity auction and -- for some reason -- th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Win An Orphan DVD, And Discover The Five Most Underrated Creepy Movie Children

    You know how this goes: some movie comes out about a little kid who's not what he/she seems and every online wag has to throw together a list ranking each child that's given us the willies since The Bad Seed. Problem is, every one of these lists has the same characters: Damien Thorn (The Omen), Reg ... More >>

  • Film

    August 13, 2009

    Divide and Conquer

    Alien invasion as apartheid metaphor? It works in District 9.

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    The Drunk Bride & The Jail: The Continuing Saga From Someone Who Hates Publicity

    So it's your wedding night. Your new hubby is driving you from the reception to your hotel. You get stopped. He gets charged with DWI, and you get charged with public intoxication. You're wearing your wedding dress in a courtroom and a photog snaps your picture. Suddenly you're the face of the "Marc ... More >>

  • News

    February 26, 2009

    Guantánamo's Final Days: Profile in Cojones

    Top Pentagon lawyer Alberto Mora risked his career arguing against Guantánamo abuses. Now he's an Obama man

  • News

    February 26, 2009

    Guantánamo's Final Days

    As America prepares to close the infamous camp, what about those prisoners?

  • Culture

    February 26, 2009

    Puppet Masters

    Things get creepy at the CAMH

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Guantanamo's Final Days, For Better Or Worse

    Our sister paper, the Miami New Times, has done an in-depth look at the last days of the prison at Guantanamo Bay.A reporter was there for the last hearing at the camp -- involving the youngest detainee -- and when the order to close it came down the next day.The article, linked here, shows there ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    The Web Conducts Yet Another Calm, Reasonable Discussion

    The Houston Chronicle reported today that the burgeoning problem of jail overcrowding may be dealt with by releasing low-risk offenders. They are also, as we mentioned today, eventually creating a mental-health court that will aim to treat the ill instead of simply repeatedly sending them to jail.Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    The 12 Greatest Christmas Songs of All Time, Part 1

    Mahalia Jackson The 12 days of Christmas begin Thursday and run until Epiphany, January 5. Here is a song for half those days. See what's in the other half tomorrow morning. 12. "Silent Night," Mahalia Jackson. The supreme Christmas melody requires the supreme voice, and if anybody's ever sung it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Houston Doomed If Obama Wins

    Douglas MacKinnon is a former press secretary for Bob Dole; he's now a political columnist and talking head. He obviously takes a GOP view of things, but in his latest column he offers a compelling reason for Houstonians to vote for John McCain -- if they don't, the Galleria will blow up. MacKinno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    DPS Office Closes For Much-Needed Renovations

    If there is anything in life more fun than dealing in-person with drivers' license issues, we don't know what it is. Unless it's six months at Guantanamo. The closest DPS office for people inside the Loop is the Dacoma office, just outside the northwest corner of 610. Unfortunately, it's also a dan ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 6, 2008

    Sysco Slapped for Bait and Switch with Florida Fish

    Houston-based Sysco, the nation's largest food wholesaler, got nailed earlier this week by the office of the Florida Attorney General for passing off cheaper fish as grouper in 14 Tampa-area restaurants. (Hey, at least the company wasn't passing off pork as veal.) Sysco, which has supplied food to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    Sysco Slapped for Bait and Switch with Florida Fish

    Houston-based Sysco, the nation's largest food wholesaler, got nailed earlier this week by the office of the Florida Attorney General for passing off cheaper fish as grouper in 14 Tampa-area restaurants. (Hey, at least the company wasn't passing off pork as veal.) Sysco, which has supplied food to ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 14, 2008

    Faith-Based Initiative: "Neo HooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith"

    The Menil hosts one of the most compelling shows Houston has seen in a long time

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2008
  • Music

    July 3, 2008
  • Film

    April 24, 2008

    Harold and Kumar Go to Prison

    The duo get shipped to Gitmo in this forced act two

  • Culture

    February 28, 2008

    It's All Good at Gershwin Glam

    Three-Course Feast from the Houston Ballet

  • Film

    February 21, 2008

    Patterns of Abuse in Taxi to the Dark Side

    A methodical look at how and why we torture

  • News

    July 26, 2007

    Mail Call

    Under His Skin

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2007

    Get Lit: The First Commandment, by Brad Thor

    My wife had just finished getting a procedure at the hospital, so I entered the recovery room and put down the review copy of the book I’d been killing time with. One of the nurses picked it up, wide-eyed with excitement. “The new Brad Thor is out?!” she gasped. Yes. Yes it is. Whether that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2007

    Dancing About Gitmo

    Today on KUHF you can hear members of the Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble talking about the troupe’s latest offering, “A Note from Guantanamo.” Steven Devadanam Since it’s kind of tough to do a dance performance over the radio – although it’d be really, really avant-garde if they d ... More >>

  • Film

    June 21, 2007

    A Mighty Heart

    Angelina Jolie kidnaps Daniel Pearl's movie

  • Film

    May 31, 2007

    We Aren't the World

    How the Americans fared at Cannes.

  • Culture

    May 17, 2007

    Guantnamo: Pictures from Home. Questions of Justice

    A FotoFest exhibition questions justice

  • Culture

    April 26, 2007

    Art Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Music

    April 19, 2007

    Cred Sheet

    A guide to being cool

  • Culture

    April 12, 2007

    Art Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2007
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    February 22, 2007

    Eat That, New York!

    Slate had an article yesterday on Houston's own Sysco, the nation's largest food wholesaler, responsible for meals at Yankee Stadium, the Four Seasons, Applebee's and Club Gitmo. You can check out the article here, or read the HouStoned CliffsNotes version after the jump, courtesy of MS Word's Au ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2007

    Lunch is Overrated Anyway

    Like a candle in the pen Feeling feisty? Head down to the Mecom Fountain (Main and Montrose) at noon today to join Amnesty International for a protest to mark the fifth anniversary of the first arrival of detainees at Gitmo. We're all for civil disobedience, but we do have to wonder: Why are t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2006

    2006's Best Jazz Albums

    Here are 10 great jazz discs from 2006. On certain days, they might even be my top 10 of this abundant year. SEPTUAGENARIAN MASTERS Ornette Coleman Sound Grammar Sound Grammar Forget Ornette's daunting reputation; true to the mischievous genius of this 75-year-old child, Coleman has always ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2006

    These Guys Are on Fire

    Nuthin' says "Welcome to Houston" like this. And this week's winner of Worst Place for a Press Conference goes to: the sinisterly titled Grassfire.org. This "grass roots" organization (get it? Uncontrolled burning? Casualties and property damage? Get it?) rents billboards across the country to p ... More >>

  • News

    July 14, 2005

    Wish You Were Here

    Greetings from Gitmo

  • Culture

    January 6, 2005

    Drawn Together

    Artists collaborate in the CAMH's "Amalgama"

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