Arcadia Publishing is a company specializing in affordable picture-filled books on local history across the country.
They've done books on such Houston institutions as the downtown Foley's, and now they've tackled the institution-alist Houston institution of all, NASA.
- "Tatooine" Disco ... More >>
Featuring a proto-beatnik jet pilotWith the possible exceptions of horses and ships, no other non-speaking entity has starred in so many motion pictures as the airplane. And we love airplanes. We love them so much we've probably seen every last airplane movie worth watching, and even more tha ... More >>
Photo via CollectSpaceThe Gemini-Titan, ready for refurbishingLast week, with little fanfare, a truck rolled up to the Johnson Space Center with a unique cargo.It was a replica of a Gemini-Titan rocket with capsule, and it means SpaceCenter's Rocket Park will fill in a missing piece of JSC histor ... More >>
Nowadays, being an astronaut just doesn't have the cachet it once did. But back in the 1960s, astronauts were celebrities, and an obscure neighborhood near Clear Lake was their Beverly Hills.Timber Cove was a development of what today would be considered smallish homes -- no McMansions here -- on ... More >>
Photo courtesy The Colbert ReportTonight's the night!On tonight's Colbert Report, the nation will learn whether NASA has a sense of humor or not.They famously had a contest to name the new node on the space station; they didn't take any of our suggestions. But Colbert's fans put him over the top thr ... More >>
Photo by aznviolaguyOkay, Ed, if you insist.
We've been lax in our examinations of Ed Shane's monthly Flack Fest, Best in Texas, lately. Let's rectify that.
In the January issue, publisher Shane led off with this sterling bit of advice as the national and world economies fell apart.
"Be careful. ... More >>