President Obama took UK Prime Minister David Cameron to a play-in game for March Madness last night. As a result, newspapers in the UK had to explain just what the hell was going on. Basketball isn't big there -- it was the first time Cameron had ever seen a game -- so results were, well, scattered ... More >>
It just feels like home to the Texans' ox.Sometimes it's good to shake things up a little bit. We sit here every Sunday night for the last three football seasons and it feels like invariably we wind up saying the same thing -- "same ol' Texans." So this week, I took a trip to Chicago, and wa ... More >>
Illegal downloading costs the film industry billions of dollars per year. But does the legal strategy designed to recoup this lost bounty amount to extortion?
Al-Jazeera and KPFT: PartnersWe noted back in September that KPFT might begin broadcasting Al-Jazeera content as part of a deal by the Pacifica network, which owns the Houston station and four others in the U.S. Some of Pacifica's supporters warned at the time against the move, but now it ap ... More >>
Art by Jesse LottThe must-see shows Jesse Lott: "The Urban Frontier" and Javier de Villota: "DeHumanization Echo" close this Sunday at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art. Lott and de Villota, both based in Houston, share not so much a style as a purpose -- to express a belief in humanism.Lott's ... More >>
Meet Ron White, the Texas-born memory champ you'll never forget.
The latest edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education has a story (not online for non-subscibers) about troubles at the American University of Afghanistan, a high-profile Bush Administration project in Kabul.Development there has been slow, and the blame goes mostly on the school's president, who ... More >>
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