• Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    Updated: Dan Patrick has Ebola Covered

    Update: Gov. Rick Perry and his presidential hair have returned from their European jaunt and the two (Perry and his hair) held a press conference on Friday to reassure us all that while Patrick and Sen. Ted Cruz have opinions about what to do, Perry is the guy getting things done. Perry stated tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Dallas Nurses Say They Were Totally Unprepared for Ebola Victim

    Remember when the official word was that Ebola in the United States was completely under control? Two weeks ago, the public was told that Thomas Eric Duncan, the country's first Ebola patient, was immediately quarantined after he went to Texas Health Presbyterian the second time with Ebola symptoms. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    Ebola Fact vs. Fiction

    Ever since Thomas Eric Duncan arrived in Dallas from Liberia and was confirmed as the first case of Ebola on U.S. soil at the end of September, there's been a strange evolution going on both about Duncan's case and about how prepared the United States was for its first Ebola case. The basic story ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2014

    First Locally Transmitted Ebola Case in Dallas

    In a disturbing turn of events, a woman in Dallas has become the first person in the United States to locally contract Ebola. The woman is a healthcare worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. The employee provided care for Thomas Eric Duncan after he came back to the hospital in late Septembe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    How Contagious is Ebola?

    It's been odd to watch the folks up in Dallas handle being ground zero for the first Ebola case in the United States. Ebola is a nasty, frightening disease, but Dallas and state officials have been cucumber-cool about the whole thing. First, they had a patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, who recently arriv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Ebola Has Landed in Texas, But Keep Calm

    Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard that a man was diagnosed with Ebola up in Dallas on Tuesday. For anyone that has ever seen Outbreak, this may seem like a good time to panic, but that's what both experts and politicians are urging everyone not to do. Dr. Charles Ericsso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Ebola Reaches Texas: CDC Officials Confirm First U.S. Case in Dallas

    On Tuesday afternoon, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health workers announced that Texas is home to the first case of Ebola confirmed in the United States. At a news conference in Atlanta CDC director Tom Frieden downplayed widespread fears that the disease ... More >>

  • Film

    November 21, 2013

    Well-Spotted Minds

    Michel Gondry on Noam Chomsky and a brainy new doc.

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Constitutional Right to Bear Arms Found in Only Three Nations -- Rest of World Smothered in Tyranny, Apparently

    We've known for some time that the American Constitution, that yellowed document containing all our inalienable and God-given rights, was a special slip of parchment. The first of its kind, we've been told. The example. The lodestar. The exceptional. But recent research, publicized last week in Blo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Wait a Minute! Who Is That? Top 10 Videos With Famous Actor Cameos

    When you are an actor, you take basically whatever will feed you just as long as you get to perform. Many actors either got their start in music videos or they will appeared in one after they got famous. Oftentimes, they are pretty memorable.

  • Dining

    July 12, 2012

    Flaming Young

    Ten food-related words you need to stop misspelling

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Trader Joe's: Texas's Newest Sensation

    What do you get when you take a grocery store with a jazillion specialty products, organic produce and flavorful freezer food and intertwine it with low prices throughout, then sprinkle it with a laid-back Hawaiian vibe? Trader Joe's. The specialty store, whose roots lie in the small town of Monrovi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Ask A Rapper: Jack Freeman Nerds Out With R&B Hits

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -- lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good -- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? E-mail ... More >>

  • Film

    July 8, 2010

    Captured in Afghanistan

    American soldiers, vérité-style, in Restrepo.

  • Film

    May 27, 2010
  • Calendar

    December 10, 2009

    Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders LIVE

    Elizabeth Vargas takes audiences onto the battlefield

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    The H-Town Countdown, No. 8: Devin the Dude's Just Tryin' Ta Live

    Roughly 84,000 rap albums that have been released in Houston since 1989. We're counting down the 25 best of all time every Thursday. Got a problem with the list? Shove it. Just kidding. Friendship. Email it to Devin the Dude Just Tryin' Ta Live (Rap-a-Lot/Asylum, 2002) ‚ÄčIn t ... More >>

  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    Paradise by the Dashboard Light/Houston Music

    Racket again ventures downtown in search of musical serendipity

  • News

    June 8, 2006

    The Plane Truth

    Houston minister Dr. K.A. Paul flies around the globe using Jesus to pull in worldwide donations -- unfortunately spending more money on jet fuel than orphans

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Booking It

    These travel narratives are as much about the teller as the terrain

  • News

    February 12, 2004

    Ship Wrecked

    A Houston firm certified the oil tanker Prestige as good to go. It broke apart in the Atlantic, causing the worst environmental disaster in Spanish history.

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2003

    Holiday Rapping

    Take a trip far into the future for a look back at the history of rap

  • News

    March 13, 2003

    All Duct Up

    From leftist camps and corporate security to semi-panic and port patrols, Houstonians tackle terrorism threats. Sort of.

  • News

    November 1, 2001

    Bayou City Body Snatchers

    How cold war fears fueled a hot market for Houston's human parts business.

  • News

    February 1, 2001

    Out of Africa

    In a small office off the Southwest Freeway, an editor carries on his crusade against public corruption and press censorship in his native Nigeria and other African countries

  • Calendar

    February 6, 1997
  • Film

    February 15, 1996