Laura Bush

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    True Blood: Steampunk and Strippers

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood -- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. If you came to the column this week expecting me to offer an in-d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    True Blood: I Think White Wolf Is Gonna Sue Somebody

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under.He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood -- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. The fifth season of True Blood continues to underwhelm as a whole, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Happy Hour Scene: Sunny's

    ​The Place: Sunny's 902 Capitol St. 713-224-3200www.sunnysbar.comThe Hours: Monday through Friday, 2 p.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday 5 p.m.-2 a.m.The Deals: Nightly drink specials.  The Scene: Sunny's doesn't have a traditional $2 domestics/half-priced wells/select wines happy hour, but our three hours ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    World Series: Comparing The Rangers/Astros Experience

    That didn't take long, did it?I won the World Series and all I got was this penis hat​If you didn't switch channels to get away from the Texans' ineptitude against the Colts, then you missed the Texas Rangers getting mercifully put out of their hitless misery in the World Series.The Rangers' showi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Aggies Shelter In Place With Gunman Report (UPDATED: All Clear)

    Texas A&M is in a lockdown mode after reports of a man carrying an AK-47 on campus.The school's "Code Maroon" warning page says no gunman has been found, but police are still searching.Reporters listening to the local police scanner say the shooter is described as a white male with olive or gree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    The George W. Bush Library: We Get A Very Special Offer To Donate

    A little something for the ladies....​One of us here at the Houston Press -- and we won't say who -- must have done something very, very Republican in a previous life.For the person -- and since we feel the invitation is really to all of us here, we're going with the editorial "we" -- has/have bee ... More >>

  • News

    July 2, 2009

    Getting Schooled

    A group of former condo owners say SMU defrauded them of their homes to make way for the new Bush library.

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Living In W's Hood

      Josh Harkinson used to write for us here at the Houston Press before he decided that living in San Francisco was somehow a lifestyle upgrade.Now he writes for Mother Jones, continuing his stellar career of raking muck.It turns out that Harkinson grew up just six blocks from where George ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    And Now We Turn Our Attention to the 2009 Texas State Legislature and the Texas Education Agency

    By now, most everyone has heard something of the off-the-mike November conversation between Texas Education Agency Deputy Comissioner Lizzette Reynolds and Associate Deputy Commissioner Gina Day that was made public last week. After a very brief meeting, someone forgot to turn off her microphone and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    The American Wife Of George Bush: A Book Review

    What’s it like to be married to George W. Bush? Imagine marital bliss with a man who farts often and calls it “tooting his own horn,” enjoys his whiskey and the occasional snort, has skills in the oral sex department and is overly concerned with his “legacy.” This is Charlie Blackwell, a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    More "W." From Oliver Stone: Bush The Macker

    Another clip from Oliver Stone's W. has surfaced, and while this one doesn't feature a scene from Houston, it does include a priceless take on W hitting on Laura Bush. Swigging a beer, Bush says "Oh, no" when Laura for some reason makes the assertion that she reads books. (She also oddly throws in, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    The Trailer For Oliver Stone's Bush Movie Now Online

    Oliver Stone has been speedily rushing production of his new bio W., a look at the life and times of George W. Bush. The first trailer has hit the nets, and Houston is a star! Kind of. But the clips do include scenes of the infamous night when W drunkenly crashed a car onto the front lawn of Dadd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008

    Verne Troyer Sex Tape…Oh God.

    I recognize I’m a little late to the party, as the saying goes, but I could not bring myself to watch the Verne “Mini-Me” Troyer sex tape until now which is why I haven’t written about it until now. Why? Because I don’t want to think about Mini-Me having sex. He did it with “aspirin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2007
  • Blogs

    January 31, 2007

    He's Perfect for the Job

    Laura Bush recently announced the White House has a new pastry chef. His name is Bill Yosses, and his credentials are quite impressive: Paul Newman's Dressing Room, Josephs Citarella, Bouley Restaurant and Bakery, Tavern on the Green, Montrachet -- all fantastic restaurants, to be sure. But what M ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 27, 2005

    Ghoul and the Gang

    Where to take your crew this Halloween weekend

  • News

    June 16, 2005

    David vs. Goliath

    Scenes from the Starbucks trial

  • Calendar

    March 24, 2005
  • News

    September 16, 2004

    Bash-Free Zone

    Is the Texas Book Festival protecting George W.?

  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    A Kinky Kind of Campaign?

    Friedman may be just the one to muss up Guv Goodhair's re-election plan

  • News

    July 17, 2003

    Texas Monthly's Bullshit

    The magazine offers yet another favor to a Bush

  • Culture

    January 30, 2003

    The Art of War

    The MFAH presents "Afghanistan: A Timeless History." What's next -- "Iraqis Are People Too"?

  • Calendar

    November 28, 2002

    Saving Beauty

    An exhibit at the MFA highlights Afghanistan's cultural riches

  • News

    August 16, 2001

    Publishing Gulf?

    How Internet pipe dreams and literary ambitions dismantled one of Texas's largest publishers

  • News

    October 29, 1998

    Easygoing George W. Bush

    With help from Democrats Pete Laney and Bob Bullock, Bush has been a Republican governor Texans love. But who'll be his pals if he sets his sights on the presidency?