Even if politicians in our deep red state are lagging behind, it seems Texas businesses know a thing or two about good, old fashioned equality, according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Each year, the HRC looks at Fortune 500 companies and top law firms around the nation ... More >>
A 12 year short pays off in some of the director's finest work.
During the afternoon of Friday, June 28, Paula Deen's upcoming cookbook, Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes All Lightened Up, to be available in October, was No. 1 on Amazon.com in the Best Sellers in Books section, followed by her previous cookbook, Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible ... More >>
According to a report from KHOU, neighbors in midtown caught two men stealing UPS packages and called police, who arrested them. By the looks of the video -- and knowing the area -- these were probably homeless men looking for something they could pawn. Given the time of year, it's not uncommon to h ... More >>
And the Lord said: Let Me be embroidered.What better way to honor your living relatives than with gifts from someone else's dead relatives? Wait, no, we want you to like antique malls! Let me try again: Shopping for an older relative, who remembers the days before iPads? And Wii? And even ce ... More >>
Ads like this are the only reason to visit AmericanApparel.com...if you like that sort of thingIt's frustrating enough to shop for friends and family members during the holidays. Do I get my 80-year-old aunt a gift card to Kroger or H-E-B? Decisions, decisions. Unfortunately, some online mer ... More >>
"Henry Rollins asks Kevin Shields how much he can bench on the next 120 Minutes..."This week marks the 30th anniversary of the beginning of MTV, that loud, hyper-colored behemoth that changed pop culture and the music industry forever, endlessly providing viewers with visual and mental stimul ... More >>
South Park has gone from a sheltered suburb to a crime-ridden war zone to a near wasteland. And Burger Park has managed to survive it all.
Another wedding we passed on, btwFrankly, when June ends we breathe a sigh of relief. No more weddings, we think. And even more: No more having to turn down invitations to weddings at Vail, Santa Fe, St. Bart's or all those New York suburbs. It can be devastating listening to someone plead for yo ... More >>
At the CAMH, an artist threads his obsessions together.
On Wednesday we wrote about a New York Times review of the new JC Penney store in Manhattan, in which writer Cintra Wilson spent much of the piece articulating the lack of class manifest in the pudgy, butterball-esque people who a) don't live in Manhattan and b) shop at JC Penney.A lot of other b ... More >>
JC Penney is the reliable standby of malls across the Midwest and in Texas; for the past 20 years the company's been headquartered in Plano, the mall-infested suburb of Dallas.They've decided to open a Manhattan branch, and were met with heaps of condescending scorn from The New York Times' "Crit ... More >>
Thought the holiday uber-shopping craze was limited to Black Friday? Welcome to Cyber Monday.Admittedly, the day was first a gimmick by Shop.org (they coined the term back in 2005), but over the years, more and more stores have jumped on board and as many as 82% of online retailers are offering spec ... More >>
A Houston family has a bone to pick with JCPenney. Seems a 5th Ward woman with the mental age of a four-year-old was somehow issued a JCPenney charge card. Family members, including the woman’s legal guardian, have been trying to get the account closed, with no luck. As they've written the compan ... More >>
The two master criminals – 13 and 12 years old – were in the Forever 21 clothing store on Gessner when they made their move. They grabbed some merchandise and stuffed it in the 13-year-old’s backpack. It was to be the Crime of the Century, more ghastly than the specter of Charlie Manson kidnap ... More >>
Nouveau punk rockeros need love, too
Sometimes in the game of cops and robbers, telling your story is no defense
Companies complain that they can't compete against convict labor
Lemmy: Heavy metal's F-bomb-dropping answer to Anthony Robbins
Rank-and-file employees suspected something was wrong at Enron. Now they want someone to pay.
Karen Finley brings her latest First Amendment challenge to Theater LaB
For many mentally ill teenagers in Texas, the only way to get treatment is to get arrested.
Is the BBB's Dan Parsons the most honest man in Houston?
Maxine Mesinger departs for the big swankienda in the sky
CONXTION 2000 is hippin' and hoppin' despite its mall address
Inmate Terry Banks broke out of jail in Missouri, prison guard Lynette Barnett by his side. They disappeared for seven weeks - until the law caught up with them in a Victoria County, Texas, trailer park.
He was the perfect St. Nicholas. If he could just move faster.
Sure, an unlicensed doctor was performing liposuction at a hair salon. Stranger still: Clients kept showing up.
The nice Jewish boy of my mom's dreams-for a hundred bucks?
Safari tests brains, strength, endurance and the willpower to persevere when you're puking out of your boat. And pissing in it.
Kids gather comfortablyfor a special prom
October 1 - 7, 1998
Wildlife rehabilitator Vivian Steele got along fine with animals. It's people who gave her trouble.
The Power Rangers movie is sweet, junky fun