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  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Daily Show Comes To Texas This Week, Should Be Easy Pickins

    Good news, guys. Jon Stewart and The Daily Show will be making Texas the new (temporary) world news headquarters this week, just in time for midterm elections. In a segment they've dubbed "Democalypse: South by South Mess," Stewart will be in Austin from October 27 - 30, putting all of Texas' embar ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    The Daily Show Pitches a New Name for Rice University

    Nobody wants anything to do with Ray Rice just now. Go figure, beating your significant other to the point she's knocked unconscious will tend to cause public opinion to go sour. Eventually. At least once TMZ gets hold of a tape of the beating and it is plastered all over the media and is so embarra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Justin Melkmann's Punk-Rock Comics: Life Irritates Art

    This is a story about the sometimes roundabout ways we encounter new music. It's also about expectations: why we make them and how we adapt, often for the better, when they aren't fully realized. I'll start there. TMI alert: I like to read in the restroom. I planned to spend a few minutes "reading" ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    May 11, 2011

    The Heights-Montrose-Museum District Council Seat: A Checklist for Potential Candidates

    Must love Jon Stewart.​The proposed new map of city council districts includes one carved out of the Heights, Montrose and the Museum District, uniting the richest, hippest, proud to be Inner Looper bunch of white people possible. If you're planning to run for the seat, here are some things y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    The Daily Show's Latest Texas Takedown

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cThe Daily Show on Facebook Man, you get wrapped up in dealing with an upcoming Snopocalypse and there's no telling what you'll miss on TV. Last week The Daily Show finally aired the long-awaited piece on Joe Strauss, the Jewish House Speaker who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Why a Fire Gary Kubiak Rally is a Bad Idea

    Image courtesy of John RonaldSome rallies just have a way of coming together.​Seems like a lot of folks are down right pissed at Gary Kubiak these days. Texans owner Bob McNair doesn't appear to be among them, but our latest Death Watch has the poor guy on his last legs here and fans on sports ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Jon Stewart & Rick Perry: The Gloves Stay On, Even In The Extended Clip

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c

  • News

    November 4, 2010

    Sane - and Afraid

    The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington, D.C., leaves our correspondent hoping for true activism from the alleged silent majority.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    The Rally To Restore Sanity: Did It Succeed?

    Preaching to the choir?​What's the point?It was a question I asked myself more than once in the last month: while I was booking the hotel room, then sitting on the flight from Houston to Washington, DC, and finally walking with tens of thousands of others down Pennsylvania Avenue to attend the Ral ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Rally To Restore Sanity/Etc.: Pictures and Reports From Around the Nation

    See Denver rally photos.​The Rally Whose name You're Already Familiar With was not just a Washington, DC event. Cities across the country held satellite versions of the event who couldn't make it to DC.Our papers covered the local stuff and what went on at the Mall, and Nick Luccehsi of our Denve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2010

    Drowning In A Sea Of White Liberal Elitists At The Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear

    ​Just thought I'd head off the obvious criticisms. CBS estimated that the crowd at Saturday's Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear in Washington DC drew some 215,000 attendees, though my favorite part of that story was this: TBD reported that because of the high turnout many would-be rally at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Tea Party License Plates: Five Better Choices For Texans

    Too wishy-washy​Earlier this week we told you how Texas' vanity license plates might soon be making a Tea Party statement, with choices like the "Don't Tread On Me" flag that has been co-opted by the `baggers.A spokeswoman for the company who offers the plates through a privatization deal insisted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Oprah And The Houston Press

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cRally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear Announcementwww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorRally to Restore SanityOprah (no last name needed) went on the the Daily Show last night to give the audience a surprise -- tickets to the R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Why I'd Rather Eat Halal Food (Including Campbell's Soup)

    ​The latest round of anti-Muslim rhetoric to spew forth from the nation's right-wing extremists has formed from the strangest combination of ingredients: Canada and Campbell's soup. News that Americans have started a Facebook group called "Boycott Campbell Soup" [sic] -- which has nearly 3,50 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Your Buzzword Is My Band Name, Part 1

    Friedrich Glorian via Flickr​It's a Google-rific society we be a-living in, and the fastest way to notoriety is to coin a phrase that, when Guantanamo Bayed safely between quotation marks in a search field, will bring up endless debate upon your win or fail. We have been blessed with some rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Louie Gohmert Makes Debbie Riddle Look Sane On CNN

    You thought Texas came off bad on Anderson Cooper's show Wednesday when Tomball state rep Debbie Riddle blabbered on incomprehensibly about Terror Babies?It got worse for Texas last night.

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Will Ferrell: Win Passes To The Other Guys And See His Five Best Funny Or Die Videos

    Will Ferrell has been a little uneven in his comedies lately -- Land of the Lost and Semi-Pro, for instance -- but you know the slump won't last. Not only because he's inherently hilarious, but because we've got Funny or Die providing all the evidence we need that he hasn't become some secluded sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    The Week In TV: What Do You Watch During The Summer?

    With Treme off the air, what are you going to watch the rest of the summer?​Blah blah basketball blah blah soccer blah blah I miss real shows. This was the week in TV Land: • Treme wrapped its first season last night with an episode that was probably among its best so far, though it also hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    The Week In TV: Lost and Found

    ​I'm tired, hungry, and probably just experiencing all this in a pleasant purgatory of my own making. This was the week in TV Land: • So, Lost ended. I'd be lying if I said I was completely pleased with the way it went down. I wasn't expecting bursts of exposition to answer every little de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Five Graduation Speeches Better Than What You'll Hear This Year

    It's Graduation Season, and that means it's time for commencement speeches.Usually delivered by someone you at best only vaguely have heard of, they all start with rueful self-deprecation about how "Once, long, long ago, I too sat at a graduation ceremony and listened to some long-winded boring spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    The Week In TV: Lost Takes A Break, South Park Takes A Dive

    ​The sun chased the rain, I can feel summer coming, and I was greeted at the door by a rabbi that looks like Joaquin Phoenix. This was the week in TV Land: • So, this is dumb: South Park has been forced by Viacom to bend to the will of Muslim extremists. The show's 200th episode was a two- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    The Week In TV: So Long, Julia Sugarbaker

    Even with my dependable shows in reruns, it feels good to be back in the stern embrace of David Simon. This was the week in TV Land: • Thank God for Hulu, you know? The video site is the only reason I actually keep up with Saturday Night Live most weeks. The show's had a real hard-on for tweens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    The Daily Show Takes On the State Board Of Education

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cDon't Mess With Textbookswww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorHealth Care Reform You knew it was coming: The State Board of Education's latest circus has provided tasty fodder for Jon Stewart and The Daily Show.The Founding F ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 25, 2010

    The Flu Season

    Let the darkness in with Mildred's Umbrella's production of Will Eno's story of crazy love

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    The Week In TV: Sharktopus!

    The return of Rousseau Claire!​I'm not sure what the medal count is, I'm definitely ready for spring, and I look good in an elegant ladies' pantsuit. This was the week in TV Land: • In 2006, I watched the final four episodes of Arrested Development as they aired on Fox opposite the opening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    The Week in TV: We Can Only Mock the Living

    ​It's almost Christmas, I'm tired of shopping, and I keep yelling "sharkfarts" at everyone. This was the week in TV Land: • Most of the major shows and networks were in repeats this week, which threw my viewing habits off a bit. It's not like I only watch the big four networks; in fact, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    The Best and Worst Christmas Specials of All Time

    Every winter brings the onslaught of family tension, shopping, and that most American of pastimes, the Christmas special. They're typically half an hour, though they can be longer, and they often take characters from an already-established world and run them through the gauntlet of festivities surro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    The Week In TV: Art of the Dushku

    We'll always have Bring It On...​I'm waiting for winter, I'm tired of Joseph Fiennes, and I can't stop raving about Wade Boggs' Carpet World. This was the week in TV Land: • I've been a little remiss in advising you to watch Parks and Recreation, which is my bad, as I heard a kid say the o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    The Week In TV: Trauma Dies On the Operating Table

    It's a beautiful weekend, the rain has stopped, and my Batman voice sounds like Cookie Monster. This was the week in TV Land: • I take nothing but pleasure in the misfortune of the untalented, which is why it's my pleasure to pass along the news that ratings for Comedy Central's The Jeff Dunham S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Slim Thug Laments the Recession's Impact on His Entourage, Video Hos on The Daily Show

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cSlim Thug Feels the Recessionwww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorRon Paul Interview Houston's own Boss of All Bosses, Slim Thug, got six minutes of face time on The Daily Show Wednesday night, in correspondent Wyatt Cenac's r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Most. Boring. Oscars. Ever.

    Ugh! The only interesting thing about the whole damn show was the realization that Goldie Hawn looks like Mickey Rourke. Stop with the work, lady! Seriously. God love Hugh Jackman, but this is not the Tonys. Could that Beyonce "Best of the Musicals" number been any more cheese ball? I have exp ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2009

    Larry Wilmore

    The Daily Show’s Senior Black Correspondent thinks chocolate is the new black

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2008

    Jeremy Scahill

    Author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army heads to Houston

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2008

    Fareed Zakaria

    The editor of Newsweek’s international edition says we’ve seen the “rise of the West” and now it’s time for the “rise of the rest”

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2008

    Miss Pop Rocks Loves (the Second Half of) the Oscars

    Okay, my gal pal Tamarie and I were lit on junk food and TaB the last you heard from me, and in my insanity I was unable to do the full report you deserve on the Big Oscar Winners…so here’s my take on those who walked home with the little naked guy. Best Picture (and Best Directors, too): Okay, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2008

    Miss Pop Rocks Loves (the First Half of) the Oscars

    As I type this, my belly is swollen with Star Pizza and my dearest pal Tamarie is eating raw cookie dough…yeah, it’s that night. The Oscars. The Super Bowl for girls. The freaking show hasn’t even started yet, and we’ve already eaten too much. So here we go with the running commentary… ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: I Can’t Handle More Daily Show Reruns!

    Please. We need to know. I love Jon Stewart to pieces and everything, but let’s be honest. “The Daily Show” simply isn’t as funny when Jon’s jokes are two months old…and getting older. I’m talking, of course, about the Writers Guild of America strike. Or, as it’s known around my h ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    October 11, 2007
  • Film

    June 21, 2007

    Evan Almighty

    Why in God's name did Steve Carell take the paycheck?

  • Home Entertainment

    April 19, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 12, 2007

    God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut

    In a time when Anna Nicole takes precedence over a war and American Idol collects more votes than any election, it’s doubtful Kurt Vonnegut's death will muster up more than today's front page headlines. Maybe these are just the ramblings of a bookworm from high school, but it's sad to think that ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    October 26, 2006
  • Film

    June 29, 2006

    Letter-Box Edition

    Wordplay explores the cult of the crossword puzzle

  • Calendar

    January 27, 2005

    Major Players

    A new book proves that The Games Do Count

  • Culture

    August 3, 2000

    The Talking Penis

    Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight

  • Film

    June 24, 1999

    Perfect Pop

    Sandler shines in the clever comedy Big Daddy

  • Film

    January 21, 1999

    Heart Failure

    Carroll's impressive cast can't overcome this thin film

  • Calendar

    July 23, 1998

    Night & Day

    July 23 - 29, 1998

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