Now that every team is down to its 53-man roster and the first "real" game of the season is joyfully only days away, fantasy football players everywhere are holding their annual draft parties. If you are somehow unaware because you aren't one of 30 million Americans who play -- or one of the millio ... More >>
Somewhere in Kansas there are boxes of stuff that used to be the trauma room President John F. Kennedy was brought to after that infamous drive through downtown Dallas. And the public isn't allowed to see what those boxes hold. The shots rang out in Dealey Plaza and President John F. Kennedy crump ... More >>
Who remembers the computer on a watch? No, not the iWatch, which Apple is marketing that will probably bomb, but the terrible little Texas Instruments or IBM computer in a wristwatch that was popular with nerds, geeks, dorks and all the doughy math freaks of the 80s. Not ringing a bell? That's beca ... More >>
On the frontlines of the costliest battle in the high-tech world.
Steve Jobs takes a leave from AppleSteve Jobs has once again rocked the tech world, albeit this time with his announcement that he is taking another medical leave of absence. It's huge because, to most people, Jobs is Apple, and Apple is the most hip, flexible, intuitive provider of gizmos t ... More >>
"We were little pricks, but bored out of our minds..." The Adolescents on the 2007 Warped TourFor 30 years, seminal Orange County punk band the Adolescents has unleashed anthemic teen angst, since mutated into wise adult aggravation, in intermittent bursts. Sure, members come and go at revol ... More >>
There's an accident "in the clearing stage" somewhereâ€‹When IBM puts out a survey that features bar graphs and big circles somehow illustrating results, you can rest assured it is beyond reproach.So know this, Houston: Among 20 top international cities, your "traffic pain" is about as low as ... More >>
Courtesy IBMThat's a lot of time waiting for the doors to openâ€‹Houstonians, you spend one hell of a lot of time in elevators.So says IBM, which has conducted a study of "smart buildings" that included (somehow) an assessment of how much time workers spent "stuck in elevators."Houston, in the past ... More >>
Meet Ron White, the Texas-born memory champ you'll never forget.
If productivity alone conferred greatness, then flinty rock scribbler Dave Thompson would be the Trollope of pop-culture quick reads. I Hate New Music is the latest of over 100 titles this insta-book wizard has blinked into being. And dig the intro penned by the legendary Richard Meltzer, the Big Ba ... More >>
Continental cuisine is over, so why would anybody want to eat at this retirees' hang-out on South Post Oak Lane?
Religious charities discover state welfare reform savings are based in part on their backs
No one disagrees on the latest pro-development plan
Benjamin Flores wants to box in the Olympics. But he isn't a U.S. citizen, and he can't risk returning to Mexico.
Saad Mahmoud is a Rice engineering grad. Instead of fielding $60,000-a-year job offers, he's been trading manual-labor skills for rent-free living -- while waiting out one of the worst job markets in two decades.
The White House-cracking cybergang is gone. Now Houston’s most notorious hacker hopes to reboot his life and return to his love: computers.
The Cohns say their builder ripped them off with a poorly built home that became infested with mold. They've joined other Texas homeowners who want a lemon law passed just for houses.
Thousands of missing FBI documents in the Timothy McVeigh case? It comes as no surprise to the survivors of Operation Lightning Strike.
"Big as Texas" show emphasizes the state's free-wheeling ideas about art
The Latin fusion restaurant Bossa sports a Minnesota accent
When he was young, William Simon wanted to change the world. The late University of Houston sociology professor changed the way we view sex instead.
Trax in Space adds another dimension to the music galaxy
So long to slackers and laid-back lifestyles. Now that cash-rich techies have taken over, can Austin survive the great digital divide?
New way to hear music is music to consumers' ears
Is Elton Bomer the bully who's needed to help colonias -- or just another political grandstander?
Debra Danburg swears she'll defend your right to open government. But when it comes to Internet campaign finance reports, ignorance is bliss.
More options mean more choices mean more meetings
In the battle to privatize welfare services in Texas, corporate bidders have enlisted some inside help
Steven Russell can bluff his way out of anything -- even prison. so why can't he stay out of jail?
Hiram Butler and his neighbors are fighting to retain the funky charm of Magnolia Grove, and they're drawing their battle line in the ditch.
Money may be the root of all evil, but it's fueled Steven Hotze's rise from a fringe player on the religious right to kingmaker in the local Republican Party. Now he's trying to stretch his influence further afield.
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?
The FBI's NASA sting operation may finally be headed to court
As the cyber-future creeps toward Houston, one group stands guard: EFH
What Houstonians can -- and probably won't -- do to clean up the air they drive through