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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
That didn't take long, did it?I won the World Series and all I got was this penis hatIf 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
A group of former condo owners say SMU defrauded them of their homes to make way for the new Bush library.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Where to take your crew this Halloween weekend
Scenes from the Starbucks trial
Is the Texas Book Festival protecting George W.?
Friedman may be just the one to muss up Guv Goodhair's re-election plan
The magazine offers yet another favor to a Bush
The MFAH presents "Afghanistan: A Timeless History." What's next -- "Iraqis Are People Too"?
An exhibit at the MFA highlights Afghanistan's cultural riches
How Internet pipe dreams and literary ambitions dismantled one of Texas's largest publishers
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?