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  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Top Six Songs For Your Fantasy Football Draft Party

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2013

    The JFK Trauma Room is a State Secret Stored in Kansas? Huh.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Google Glass: Are Companies Serious with Digital Glasses?

    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 >>

  • News

    November 8, 2012

    Patent Law: The New Cold War

    On the frontlines of the costliest battle in the high-tech world.

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Steve Jobs Absence: Huge, But How Would It Rank Against Other Big-Time CEOs?

    Steve Jobs takes a leave from Apple​Steve 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    The Adolescents: Still Punk Rock Kids From The Black Hole

    "We were little pricks, but bored out of our minds..." The Adolescents on the 2007 Warped Tour​For 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Cheer Up, Houston: Your Traffic Pain Is Way Better Than Moscow Or Madrid

    There's an accident "in the clearing stage" somewhere​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Elevators In Houston: Let's Hope We're Living It Up While We're Going Down

    Courtesy IBMThat's a lot of time waiting for the doors to open​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 >>

  • News

    May 14, 2009

    Mind Games

    Meet Ron White, the Texas-born memory champ you'll never forget.

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Get Lit: I Hate New Music: The Classic Rock Manifesto by Dave Thompson

    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 >>

  • Dining

    March 6, 2008

    It's Hip to Be Square at Masraff's

    Continental cuisine is over, so why would anybody want to eat at this retirees' hang-out on South Post Oak Lane?

  • News

    April 28, 2005

    Million-Hour Madness

    Religious charities discover state welfare reform savings are based in part on their backs

  • News

    October 14, 2004

    Inspect Yourself

    No one disagrees on the latest pro-development plan

  • News

    February 19, 2004

    Passport to Nowhere

    Benjamin Flores wants to box in the Olympics. But he isn't a U.S. citizen, and he can't risk returning to Mexico.

  • News

    July 10, 2003
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    June 19, 2003

    Taking the Plunge

    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.

  • News

    May 8, 2003

    Reality Bytes

    The White House-cracking cybergang is gone. Now Houston’s most notorious hacker hopes to reboot his life and return to his love: computers.

  • News

    June 20, 2002

    Buyers' Remorse

    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.

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    Files Not Found

    Thousands of missing FBI documents in the Timothy McVeigh case? It comes as no surprise to the survivors of Operation Lightning Strike.

  • Culture

    June 21, 2001

    Wide-Open Spaces

    "Big as Texas" show emphasizes the state's free-wheeling ideas about art

  • Dining

    September 28, 2000

    A Mojito? Ya Betcha!

    The Latin fusion restaurant Bossa sports a Minnesota accent

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Accidental Sexologist

    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.

  • Music

    August 24, 2000

    Laptop Liberaces

    Trax in Space adds another dimension to the music galaxy

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    All's Dell

    So long to slackers and laid-back lifestyles. Now that cash-rich techies have taken over, can Austin survive the great digital divide?

  • Music

    May 13, 1999

    New way to hear music is music to consumers' ears

  • News

    April 29, 1999

    Border Bound

    Is Elton Bomer the bully who's needed to help colonias -- or just another political grandstander?

  • News

    March 11, 1999

    Contributing Factors

    Debra Danburg swears she'll defend your right to open government. But when it comes to Internet campaign finance reports, ignorance is bliss.

  • Music

    December 24, 1998

    Changing the Music Industry Bit by Bit

    More options mean more choices mean more meetings

  • News

    January 1, 1998
  • News

    July 10, 1997

    Cozy Ties

    In the battle to privatize welfare services in Texas, corporate bidders have enlisted some inside help

  • News

    March 13, 1997
  • News

    February 6, 1997

    King Con

    Steven Russell can bluff his way out of anything -- even prison. so why can't he stay out of jail?

  • News

    December 12, 1996

    Ain't That a Ditch

    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.

  • News

    October 3, 1996

    The Kingdom and the Power

    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.

  • News

    June 6, 1996

    The Passionate Pilgrim

    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?

  • Music

    March 14, 1996
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    August 17, 1995
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    April 6, 1995

    Last Strike?

    The FBI's NASA sting operation may finally be headed to court

  • News

    July 21, 1994

    The Watchman of the Electronic Frontier

    As the cyber-future creeps toward Houston, one group stands guard: EFH

  • Calendar

    April 14, 1994
  • News

    February 3, 1994

    Just Don't Breathe It

    What Houstonians can -- and probably won't -- do to clean up the air they drive through