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James Jones

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    KTSU's Take Ova Crew Brings Student Voices To "The Choice"

    Take Ova Crew on FacebookThe Take Ova Crew welcomes Houston's own Devin the Dude.​In 1972, the FCC approved a license for Texas Southern University's FM radio station, 90.9 KTSU ("The Choice"). The station was originally intended to give students in the communications department an opportunity ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Video Recap

    Justin Bieber, your All-Star MVP​Travel day today back from Phoenix, so I'm submitting the ultimate Cliffs Notes version of dominant performances during the NBA All Star weekend. (I'll be back at full blog strength tomorrow.) Here goes: - Justin Bieber was named most valuable player of the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Remember Pimp C's Sweet James Jones Stories?

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or un, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. Pimp C Sweet James Jones Stories (Asylum, 2005) ​We're not sure where we saw it, but we once read a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Recovery Has Exorcised Lucky Luciano's Demons. This Rapper Is Clean.

    In the January 5th edition of the Houston Press, you read about a small piece of Lucky Luciano's life - his addiction to drugs and alcohol and life of pimping strippers. What you didn't hear about is how he escaped death on Houston's freeways several times. You didn't hear about the time he flipped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Filero Isn't Scared To Tell the Un-fairy Tale. First of a Two-Part Series.

    Filero holds the Pioneer trophy he won at the 2009 Texas Latino Rap Awards.​This could be our most controversial Latino rap blog yet, or the first of many. We really don't know yet. We can tell you what we do know. We're 16 stories in and just starting to scratch the surface of the dynamics of Hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    The H-Town Countdown, No. 24: Pimp C's Post-Prison Pimpalation

    Roughly 84,000 rap albums have been released in Houston since 1989. We're counting down the 25 best of all time every Thursday. Got a problem with the list? Shove it. Just kidding. Friendship. Email it to sheaserrano@gmail.com. Pimp C Pimpalation Asylum, 2006​As fun as it is for us music writers t ... More >>

  • Film

    January 10, 2008

    There Will Be Blood

    An epic gusher strikes oil, and then some

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2007

    Download: Pimp C, 1973-2007

    A quick note: This isn't by any means a definitive Pimp C playlist. Over on the XXL blogs, Noz is doing an amazing job unearthing all manner of Pimp-related rarities, and you owe it to yourself to dig a little deeper and check it out. 1. Solomon Burke: "Got to Get You Off of My Mind." Preview/Buy f ... More >>

  • Year End

    December 29, 2005

    New Year's Eve Guide 2005

    Where to tuck it in -- or let it all hang out

  • Calendar

    September 1, 2005
  • Calendar

    July 3, 2003
  • Culture

    May 17, 2001

    In Cold Blood

    Novelist James Ellroy reshapes America's ugly history in his own image

  • Film

    January 14, 1999

    Unconventional Conflict

    War films get redefined by the complex Thin Red Line

  • Film

    October 1, 1998

    French Disconnection

    Shining Sobieski has to carry A Soldier's Daughter

  • Film

    July 23, 1998

    Combat Reality

    Spielberg desanitizes WWII with the powerful Saving Private Ryan

  • News

    April 10, 1997

    Bursting the Bubble

    "Bubble Boy" David Vetter was hardly the happy, well-adjusted child portrayed in the media. Thirteen years after his death, his friend Mary Murphy is fighting to tell his story.

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