Jon Stewart

  • Music

    May 8, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Rubbernecking at the Toadies' Bug-Eyed Masterpiece

    Some albums don't grow old gracefully, because they were never graceful to begin with. The Toadies' Rubberneck is rude, blasphemous, unstable, cathartic and possibly murderous, but graceful it is not. One of the angriest rock albums to be released by a Texas artist in the '90s, it is also (arguably) ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    Bridgegate: Let's Take The Long View

    Last week, the major political story was Bridgegate, shorthand for the revelation that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's top political aides, along with his high school buddy at the Port Authority, intentionally created traffic interruptions for commuters from Fort Lee, New Jersey because their m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Katy Man Charged With Hate Crime After Playing the "Knockout Game" with Elderly African American's Face

    The news media has been rapt lately with stories of an alleged game by young men called the "Knockout Game," in which participants choose an unwitting victim on the street and attempt to knock him out with a single punch. Jon Stewart summed up the media frenzy with his usual deft touch on the Daily ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Does Rick Perry Have an Ulterior Motive With His "Jobs Trips"?

    As I have noted in the past, Rick Perry is on a mission, a mission to steal, er, lure, er, convince companies to move to Texas where we have the alleged best business climate in America. Perry has visited six states -- California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri and New York -- which all h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    The Daily Show On Cafeteria Food, And Why The Criticisms Will Never, Ever Apply To HISD (According To HISD)

    The Daily Show has tackled the tackling of an apparently growing problem -- kids don't like cafeteria food. As TDS points out, in terms of complaints this isn't exactly new -- kids have been turning up their noses at cafeteria food for as long as there have been noses to turn up and cafeteria food ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2012

    Your Gonzo Guide to the Republican National Convention

    From cash-hungry strippers to protesters dressed as vaginas.

  • News

    October 6, 2011

    Miracle Faker

    Rick Perry is right: America can learn from Texas. He's just wrong about what the lesson is.

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Rick Perry's Top 10 "Oh Faces": A Soundtrack

    mysanantonio.comGig 'em!​Once again, Texas is front and center on the national political stage, our spokesman an almost cartoon-like embodiment of every Lone Star stereotype: Fast-talkin', gun-lovin', bible-thumpin', boot-wearin', oil-worshipping, death penalty happy, larger-than-life right-wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Bill O'Reilly, Battle Rapper: The Blowhard's Illest Beefs

    "I got dirt on you, doggy!" ​Pac and Biggie... Nas and Jigga... Bill O'Reilly and every rapper who has had some commercial success. You can't exclude O'Reilly from battle rap, he is a heavy-hitting contender in the hip-hop arena. Remember when he insisted that people boycott Pepsi products be ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 10, 2011

    Oh The Humanity

    Five linked sketches look at life's "losing season."

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Dogging Michael Vick

    Ladies and gentlemen, your Dancing With the Stars 11th runner-up.​I guess someone got tired of playing third fiddle to Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly: While setting up a segment on President Obama's recent telephone call to Jeffrey Lurie, the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles (wherein the pres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Fa La La La La Impeach Obama Has a Nice Ring to It

    Jingle bells, jingle bells, Obama is Hitler​Friday night at Rice Village, as shoppers strolled the area of shops and restaurants, they were greeted by a group of people assembling at the corner of University and Kelvin for what most onlookers thought would be the usual holiday offerings of "O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    State Rep Leo Berman: A "Birther" Bill And Oh, So Much More

    Leo Berman: Probably not a big Jon Stewart fan​Texas, we have our birther bill!! Thanks to Rep. Leo Berman of the Panhandle Tyler, the Texas legislature will take up a bill saying no one can be on the ballot in Texas for president (or vice-president! All bases covered!!) unless they present t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Rick Perry Vs. Jon Stewart On A Daily Show Deathcage Match

    Stweart, Perry: Adios, mofo​In the wake of his big victory, Governor Rick Perry immediately focused like a laser beam on the state's massive budget gap. Or maybe he went on a book tour.In a series of interviews in which the cloying coyness about 2012 will be palpable, Perry is headed to the East C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Brian Tuohy's The Fix Is In: Nothing In Sports Is As It Seems

    OTOH, maybe the fix isn't in​As hard as it might be to believe, every Super Bowl since 1996 has been fixed. No, not fixed by gamblers or players trying to throw the game. But instead fixed by the NFL. Sure it sounds a bit far-fetched, but that's the allegation made by Brian Tuohy in his book, The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Joe Barton: Houston Is Getting Blamed For Him?

    Not one of ours​Look, Houston has enough troubles with this oil-spill thing: BP has its American office here, everyone automatically defaults to thinking of us as pollution-happy, regulation-ignoring money-grubbers, and, you know, we are home to a whole lot of energy companies who probably just as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Flaming Lips Close Summerfest With Love And Lasers

    Marco Torres​ Houston, you don't get a spectacle like this but maybe once a year. Last October we had U2 with the Claw inside Reliant Stadium, putting on a show that literally had the building shaking with spirit and goodwill. Sunday night at Eleanor Tinsley Park, the Flaming Lips closed the secon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Sarah Vowell Comes To Beaumont (Of All Places)

    ​Something about the idea of Sarah Vowell, that This American Life star, regular NPR contributor, droll historian, frequent Jon Stewart foil, voice of Violet of The Incredibles and all around Person Who White People Like coming to Beaumont was utterly irresistible.It seemed like the exact inverse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Farewell, Conan: Don't Give Yourself Away

    Fare thee well, Conando.​About two weeks before I graduated from college, my best friend got out of the poisonous relationship he'd been in for five years. He was ecstatic at the possibilities before him, and those final moments of school held for him a wonder and freedom he didn't even know h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    Aftermath: The Eagles at Toyota Center

    Photo by Barry Gray “This isn’t an Eagles concert,” my dad, no spring chicken himself, told me when I met him in front of Toyota Center Tuesday evening. “It’s an AARP convention.” As Gomer Pyle used to say, suh-prise, suh-prise, suh-prise. It’s not like I expected anything different, ... More >>

  • Music

    March 6, 2008

    They Might Be Giants are Still Blocks Away from Easy Street

    John Flansburgh discusses the duo's career

  • Music

    December 13, 2007
  • Film

    October 12, 2006

    Voter Fraud

    Barry Levinson wags the dog again, but his bark is worse than his bite

  • Culture

    September 28, 2006
  • News

    May 5, 2005

    Lovable Lesbian Activist

    Nancy Ford: a journalist and comedian committed to gay causes

  • Calendar

    February 17, 2005

    Dressing the Part

    Michelle Ellsworth's ED will save your id

  • Film

    February 3, 2005

    The Hustle

    Why the biggest deal at Sundance was no big deal at all

  • Film

    September 16, 2004

    Vote No

    Silver City plants a shrub where it wants to dig up a Bush

  • Culture

    May 29, 2003

    Dem Blues

    The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture

  • Culture

    December 26, 2002

    Fear Factor

    But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott

  • Culture

    July 4, 2002

    Ice Ice Maybe

    A decade after Vanilla Ice melted down, he's back with the man who made him

  • Film

    March 28, 2002

    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    A venomous troll and a poofy rhino fight for children's affection in Death to Smoochy

  • Film

    August 23, 2001

    Fanboy Theater

    Jay and Silent Bob feeds the addictions of Kevin Smith junkies

  • Film

    August 9, 2001

    Tasty Slice

    American Pie 2 is sweet trash that turns out to be surprisingly filling

  • Culture

    July 26, 2001

    It Happens

    Ohmigod! Five seasons in, South Park's the funniest show on TV.

  • Culture

    December 28, 2000

    Blow Up the Box

    TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched...and watched

  • Calendar

    July 16, 1998

    Night & Day

    July 16 - 22, 1998

  • Film

    January 22, 1998

    This Is Your Brain on Drugs

    Like, wow: Half Baked proves to be half-witted