Subject:

Jim Jones (Cult Leader)

  • News

    January 31, 2013

    Jonestown's Medicine Man

    A young Houston physician designed a lethal cocktail that killed more than 900 men, women, children and babies at a place that was supposed to be a paradise but is better known as Jonestown.

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Cover Story: Larry Schacht, the Doctor of Jonestown

    On the day of the Jonestown massacre in November 1978, three native Texans played significant roles. Sixty-year-old Christine Miller, born in Brownsville, is heard on the infamous "death tape" trying to negotiate with Peoples Temple leader Jim Jones to save the lives of more than 900 people. With i ... More >>

  • News

    October 25, 2012

    Houston Babylon

    Four of the spookiest true tales in our city's history

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Friday Night: Scratch Acid At Fitzgerald's

    Photos By Craig Hlavaty​"Thanks for coming to the reenactment," joked David Yow, frontman of returning noise-punk heroes Scratch Acid on Friday night towards the end of the band's hour-long set at Fitzgerald's. The band played most every song they knew together, with Yow in pitch-perfect craze ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Jonestown: Soundtrack for a Mass Suicide

    ​Today marks the day in 1978 that cult leader Jim Jones ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced Flavor Aid at his Jonestown compound in Guyana. Congressman Leo Ryan had come to the compound to investigate reports of abuse, and even though Ryan stated he planned to report positively on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    Artist of the Week: Jim Jones Jamboree

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com. We saw Jim Jones Jambor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007
  • Music

    September 27, 2007

    Houston's Very Best Songs Ever

    ...otherwise known as the H-Town 20

  • News

    November 30, 2006

    This Man Thinks He's Jesus H. Christ!

    And a lot of people agree with him

  • News

    July 18, 1996

    Troubleshooter for the Millennium

    Suddenly, as the year 2000 approaches, Phillip Arnold's study of first-century apocalyptic Christians is more than a scholarly pursuit

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