Subject:

Jonestown

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    A Place at the Table: A Heart-Hitting Documentary About Hunger in America

    "My dream is to be an honor roll student. My other dream is to be on Home Makeover: Home Edition. I just wish they would come and rescue us from our house ... I want my kids to have a better life than I do: have more food, a bigger house with no mold. Get to do what they want to do, and need to do, ... More >>

  • 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 31, 2013

    Sex Slaves, Bio-Programming, and Christ Incarnate -- Now Near Laredo!

    There were some that said it couldn't be done. There were some that said that Jonestown - after the cyanide and the suicide and the doctor from Houston who helped provide both - had turned cults passé, and tired, and pointless. Cults had had their time. They flamed out, in spectacular fashion, and ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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

    October 15, 2009

    Halloween Countdown: How Best To Go For The `90s-Nostalgia Look

    Halloween is coming, and that means many, many costuming mistakes will be made by normally sane adults. To help stop this scourge, each Thursday we will be offering tips and analysis of what to avoid, or possibly what to do. Check out past entries here and here. If VH1 has taught us nothing else, it ... More >>

  • Music

    November 13, 2008

    Doll Parts: Mydolls

    Amid Noise and Smoke, legendary Houston post-punks reunite

  • 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 >>

  • News

    April 17, 2008

    Do You Have Multiple Personality Disorder?

    Years after Sybil, the debate continues

  • Music

    March 13, 2008

    The Judy's Come Back

    Just in time for SXSW, the Pearland New Wavers brush off the mothballs

  • 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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