There's an old saying in the music industry that you have your whole life to make your first album but six months to a year for your second. This is almost the reverse. Last year, when we started the Houston Music Hall of Fame to salute the 25th anniversary of the Houston Press Music Awards, the who ... More >>
The Tea Party is best understood as the latest reactionary lurch to the right of the Republican Party during the past 60 years: the Birchers who saw the civil rights movement as a vehicle for communism, the Goldwater supporters who thought the 1964 Civil Rights Act was verboten, the election of the ... More >>
Ted Nugent House of Blues August 22, 2013 Music and politics go hand in hand. Ever since the first person put lyrics to a beat, politics have been involved. Ted Nugent and politics also go hand in hand, which was obvious from the moment he hit the stage at House of Blues Thursday night. Armed with ... More >>
Louis Gohmert doesn't need evidence. He doesn't need proof, or sourcing, or the ability to back up a claim with anything other than the vitriol in his voice and the consternation in his gut. All he needs is an idea, and a microphone, and away we go. Gohmert's idiocies idiosyncrasies have brought pl ... More >>
Texas claims three of the top spots.
Environmentalists and landowners battle to stop the Keystone XL pipeline and its load of crude from flowing across Texas rivers and aquifers.
"What do a neuroscientist, a chocolatier and a private flight attendant have in common?" asks a release from CultureMap. I know there's a punch line in there somewhere, but, in this case, the line isn't a joke, but a teaser for CultureMap's charity event where attendees, for $35, can bid on a "'mini ... More >>
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.
Alexander Payne's pessimism is good for business.
Rocks Off is on the phone with perhaps one of the great photographers of this era, critically acclaimed and award-winning photojournalist Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. His brainchild, The Black List - a collection of intimate, up-close photos of the great black leaders and personalities of our time - ... More >>
"I got dirt on you, doggy!" Pac and Biggie... Nas and Jigga... Bill O'Reilly and every rapper who has had some commercial success. You can't exclude O'Reilly from battle rap, he is a heavy-hitting contender in the hip-hop arena. Remember when he insisted that people boycott Pepsi products be ... More >>
Stephen Jabbour and Bill ClintonWhat is going on with these prominent, middle-aged lawyers in the Texas Coastal Bend and their kiddie porn? Just last week, one got sentenced to federal prison, and it seems another is likely to follow. Last Friday, 57-year-old Stephen Jabbour, the former chai ... More >>
Talk about your (mostly) lone nuts. Terry Jones, reverend of something called the Dove World Outreach Center (sounds like a rehab facility that uses soap enema therapy), is going ahead with his planned "International Burn-A-Koran Day" on September 11. This in spite of mounting criticism from ... More >>
Unlike refugees from other troubled countries, only a fraction of Mexicans seeking U.S. asylum are accepted no matter how horrible their wounds or their stories.
Photos courtesy Ben FellemanShane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fatta: The three hikersBen Felleman is almost a typical Millennial or Gen Y young man: a 25-year-old who digs the local Houston music acts, enjoys steady employment as an SAT instructor and his own freelance work as photographer, and ... More >>
Photos by Marc Brubaker/ Click here for a slideshowTed Nugent Pasadena Fairgrounds July 11, 2010 It was one of the most offensive shows that Aftermath has probably been to, but that didn't stop us from buying a T-shirt. It was a show that would have made the cast of liberal pundits on CNBC s ... More >>
The Houston Press will be interviewing each of the main contenders in the 18th Congressional District race. First up: Sean Roberts. One of the few local Congressional primary races generating excitement this election season is the 18th Congressional District race. The incumbent, Sheila Jackson Lee, ... More >>
Every election cycle, there are winners and there are losers. 2009 is no different. Here is a list of winners and losers and brief reason why.WinnersGarnet Coleman -- He was one of the few African-Americans that supported Annise Parker when she began her career. He stuck out his neck once again, ... More >>
We hate to be those people, but it's true: stereotypes exist for a reason. Our theory is that stereotypes propagate themselves from the insecurities of people who believe they're "supposed" to be some kind of archetype, whether it's the toughest gangsta, the punkest punk rocker or the hick with t ... More >>
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U.S. Rep. John Culberson has a new cause -- he has become perhaps the world's biggest cheerleader for Michael Savage, the hateful nutjob radio host (Proudly presented here by KPRC!!) who makes Sean Hannity seem like a deep, reasoned thinker.What's Savage's radio show about? When he's not making j ... More >>
In a triumph of his will, Tarantino makes Holocaust revisionism ridiculously fun in Inglourious Basterds.
This city's gay community pushed back hard.
Young Jeezy's brief flirtation with John McCain on the set of Saturday Night Live aside, it's clear rappers favor Barack Obama by a wide margin in this election. (Check out this survey, for starters.) Though MC after MC has supported Obama with endorsement tracks, the big-ups at this point are likel ... More >>
Former ambassador Arthur Schechter prevails in his court case, wins more than $3.5 million
My first inclination was to name this column “Lonesome Onry and Mean on the Heartworn Highway of Dust That Lefty Bit Down South.” In spite of its unwieldy length, that reference to two famous songs by godfathers of the Texas music movement plus the 1981 documentary on the infant Texas singer-son ... More >>
Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.
Michael Moore's pill goes down easy, but his diagnosis of U.S. health care still devastates
Creditors of an estate debt try to collect from a councilmember and the former U.S. solicitor general
Bill White hopes brains and big bucks will get him elected
Michael and Nandy Berry are world-class charmers. But what's really behind those two smiles?
The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture
A Run-act play starring the Simmons brothers, Russell and the Rev
Fans saw Carlos Coy as the invincible rapper, the gangsta who could become an icon for outcast Hispanics everywhere. But they didn't know his weakness -- young girls did.
The fat lady has yet to sing at KPFT
Diverting streams into the Brazos and Posh Amenity lakes has been great for fancy Fort Bend developments. But it's killing Oyster Creek, the lifeblood for legendary Texas cattle ranchers.
The Eyes of Tammy Faye peeks underneath the persona of the garish televangelist
The queen of Texas liberals hands over her reign
Yani Keo flies under the radar of most Houstonians. But if you're a refugee or an Asian-American leader, you know how important she is.
An amnesia-stricken stranger inspires a play to remember
At Dan Patrick's KPRC talk-radio station, it's politics with a capital G
The connection between pets and their owners doesn't necessarily end with death
Lynna Kay Shuffield dreams of belonging to a modern, first-rate military organization. But she's stuck with the Texas State Guard.
The truth about my alleged "invasion" of the Friendswood congressman's one-stop political sweatshop and homestead
Talk radio talks to itself for argument's sake