The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email firstname.lastname@example.org ... More >>
Photo by JamesCohenThere is a tangled tale coming out of Montgomery County (where else), but one lesson seems clear -- if you're hoarding 270 pounds of pot in your house, think twice before calling the cops about something.Think three or four times. And we don't mean dope-addled "thinking" like exam ... More >>
April 20 is National Pot Smoking Day, because if there's anything America needs, it's a holiday encouraging us to be more apathetic than we already are. But rather than get bogged down in arguments for legalization or debates about the merits of medicinal marijuana, let us simply commemorate this o ... More >>
Big props to the Chronicle's Ericka Mellon for, again, live-blogging a lengthy and often-tedious HISd board meeting. Since the district can't seem to wrap its arms around 20th-Century technology to broadcast these things, it's really an invaluable service.And from it we learned that board presid ... More >>
The Station's at its best
The Kid Care story fizzles to a finish
Gary Webb's reporting on CIA ties to cocaine destroyed his life, too
Old-school indie turns the inspirational classroom drama inside out
Saturday, June 17, at Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh Drive, 713-521-0521
Thursday, March 16, the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9666
Thursday, November 3, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-225-8551.
RIP, Gatemouth Brown
How many Metro crashes? Depends who's counting.
James "Smokie" Phillips is running for constable -- and running from his past
Saturday, October 4
Dean Becker, "420 Drug War News"
The dark Buffalo Soldiers may be one of the year's best
The brutal, brilliant City of God takes us inside Rio de Janeiro's urban decay
Tuesday, January 7
Saturday, December 7
The Doppler Effect (Opposite Day)
A contained experiment in Medicaid finally gets uncovered
A parade of crazies keeps this Sea afloat
Steven Van Zandt is dedicated to garage rock
Thursday, February 7
Corridos get updated with drugs and guns
Bests and Beefs, Prisoners' Plight, Street Legal
Darcy Sparks Mackey
Judy Walker saw one son die in prison and his twin sentenced to life for shooting a cop. The prison autopsy says Reginald died of natural causes. But his mother says it was retaliation for Robert's actions that got his brother killed.
A $100 bill, four rocks of crack cocaine and a crusader's home up in flames. The tiny town of McNair struggles for its soul.
Mainstream director Joel Schumacher may have finally found his true calling
Local Music Reviewed
Angela took a hit. And CPS took her babies away.
Undercover cop film is underdeveloped, too
Despite the county's outlook, the Oregon police shooting case is still very much alive
Politics plays an uncertain backup to this "Gimme Shelter"
Fear and Loathing is the latest in Terry Gilliam's cinematic revolution
Like, wow: Half Baked proves to be half-witted