Back in the early 1940s when the U.S. Department of Defense was looking for some remote corner of nowhere to work on the Manhattan Project, maybe Texans were just a bit hurt that none of the out-of-the-way corners of our state (ahem -- the Panhandle) got picked. Alas, Texas wasn't even on the list, ... More >>
We all know the reason Jasper, Texas is famous... Butterflies! Oh wait, no, sorry. That's from Bizarro World, where the answer isn't "hate crimes and murder." It's one of those East Texas towns, like Vidor, that the rest of the state keeps waiting for someone to make a horror movie about. Barring th ... More >>
Ginger & Rosa reveals young women — and a world — on the verge.
In 1945, the Japanese city of Hiroshima became the first target of a nuclear weapon ever. The United States called for the unconditional surrender of the country at the end of World War II, an ultimatum that was ignored. In response, we deployed a weapon that killed between 90,000 and 166,000 Japane ... More >>
A new minor league baseball team, a new amusement park, the urban wilderness of Buffalo Bayou, food, concerts and plays — Houston, prepare to get your summer on.
You've done it, come on, you know you have. Most American sushi eaters have succeeded in bastardizing the whole tradition and delicacy of sushi. We make paste out of soy sauce and wasabi and dip our beautiful piece of o-toro and rice in it till it's dripping and then shove it in our mouths. The wasa ... More >>
It may not be PTSDs or brain injuries that pose the most long-term danger to our surviving vets from their Middle East tours.
Photo by Marc BrubakerKe$ha, Slutwave queen.Each December we take a moment to reflect back on the writing of the year, looking at those posts that seem to most fervently stir the hearts and imaginations of our readers. This year, you guys were really, really into films, soundtracks and music ... More >>
Photo illustration by Monica Fuentes and Chris Gray"Heeeeeeeeeeere's Charlie!!"The social media Hiroshima and Nagasaki that is the past two weeks of Charlie Sheen's life has led us to join the party by making our own playlist of Sheen songs. As if enough hasn't been written about this gonzo ... More >>
Unfair and unbalanced, perhaps unhingedKTRH used to be the radio-news powerhouse of southeast Texas, filled with aggressive and competent reporters who covered the city well.Now....well, budget cuts have affected all media, so it's no surprise the newsroom staff ain't what it used to be. But the ... More >>
Aboard the sub USS FloridaThe Texans cheerleaders are headed to Japan on an Armed Forces Entertainment tour, because our brave service members want to hear what Matt Schaub is really like.Or maybe they want to look at cheerleaders.Texans cheerleader Lindsay (as always, first names only to deter s ... More >>
They're cheerleaders, and they're armedThe Texans cheerleaders are headed to Japan on an Armed Forces Entertainment tour, because our brave service members want to hear what Matt Schaub is really like. Or maybe they want to look at cheerleaders.Texans cheerleader Lindsay (as always, first names o ... More >>
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Two artists explore pop culture and space imagery at Art Palace.
Braaaaaaaap!That's the sound of us thinking about Taylor Hicks. For the uninitiated, it's a fart noise, meant to denote a lack of candor or warmth. In another case of the Good Lord shitting the bed of mankind, Hicks is coming to Houston next month to play "Teen Angel" (Frankie Valli's role) in Th ... More >>
This past week marks the 64th anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the U.S., on August 6 and 9, respectively, bringing an end to World War II. The subsequent decades have brought us a Cold War, explosive proliferation, and largely fruitless attempts to ... More >>
Get ready for Bastille Day with Francophile flicks
Photo by foxtongueThe awesomely morbid folks at Carlos Labs have created a "Ground Zero" nightmare generator for every city on Earth. Using Java Script and some Google Map magic, anyone can pinpoint a location in the world, AND BLOW IT THE HELL UP. You can choose your own weapon of mass destruction ... More >>
He's treated thousands of people from all over the world, so why can't he get FDA approval?
Ruben Studdard, Hiroshima and the Sax Pack head up Bubba Thomass yearly ode to all things jazz
Shocking numerical revelations await in Jim Carrey's totally freaking random thriller
Boo and hiss as local storytellers stink up the joint
Summertime concerts that will leave you sweating
For Macario, the fight for Chicano causes and culture is far from over
Nature is noxious in Michele Brangwen's "Black Rain"
Former Richmond Strip denizen Sheila Marshall makes it all the way to Music City
Think Japanese photography begins with Nikon? You've got a lot to learn
Jacob Lawrence made good art, in every sense of the word
How cold war fears fueled a hot market for Houston's human parts business.
Author Erik Larson follows the hurricane that destroyed Galveston
Crimson Tide dives deep, but ends up dead in the water