Political gadfly Kinky Friedman thinks winning the Agriculture Commissioner race is the key to legalizing marijuana in Texas.
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 >>
Lately, my colleagues here on the Houston Press blogs have posted some kind, helpful tips on proper usage of social media to help you avoid pitfalls in a world where employers regularly look you up. That was sweet of them because I work with good people full of love and huggles (hugs snuggles) fo ... More >>
Like most of you, I get e-mails from my dad full of "facts" that are basically telling me how much better life was in the past than it is now. People were more respectful, politicians were more honest, and values were more...valued? Case in point, yesterday I received a list of trivia about Harry ... More >>
Portraying presidents on screen is always tricky. Crass imitation makes the thing look like a comedy skit, but completely ignoring the mannerisms and voice that people know doesn't work either. There have been some laughingly inept acting jobs when it comes to the 44 people who have been the countr ... More >>
Big-money supporters were treated to the first indelible moment in Barack Obama's reelection campaign last Thursday when the President crooned the opening lyric from Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" from the stage of the Apollo Theater in Harlem. It was just the sort of off-the-cuff instance that c ... More >>
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 >>
"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 >>
Two artists explore pop culture and space imagery at Art Palace.
Most politicians, once their days in government service are over, go on to less public but nonetheless luractive careers in the private sector. They serve on corporate boards, become presidents of universities, or enjoy a quiet retirement. Sure, they can't all be Jimmy Carter, parlaying a lengthy p ... More >>
World War III almost happened three years after World War II. Germany had been divided into four sections (governed by the US, Soviet Union, British and French), and the capital city of Berlin, deep in the Soviet sector, was itself divided four ways. In 1948 the Soviets blockaded the city, refusin ... More >>
He owns a baseball team, he's spent millions to wipe out a devastating Third World disease, and now he's out to save pro football for Houston. But what does John Jay Moores really want?