Pfister talks his love/hate relationship with technology.
Michel Gondry on Noam Chomsky and a brainy new doc.
It seems like almost every fast-casual dining establishment offers some sort of rewards card, which is why, perhaps, my cheap wallet barfs out its contents into my purse approximately once a week. Poor wallet, it just can't handle all this rectangular paperwork promising discounts and freebies. Be ... More >>
Fox26 newscaster Isiah Carey got over his embarrassment and learned to embrace the power of social media. He’s among this year’s winners, all creative users of the latest technology.
There was a generation of kids who grew up idolizing the astronauts. The men of the Mercury missions, the Apollo crews -- the guys who risked everything, put it all on the line to beat the Russians and launch into outer space. John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong -- these guys were national he ... More >>
A young woman finds an older man on a dating website. She's drawn to him. What can it be? His age and experience? His Sean Connery-like looks? The fact that she's got bills to pay at the University of Houston and he has agreed to pay for her education just for the pleasure of her company? I know w ... More >>
Hospitals, doctors and dealers have made Medicare the nation's sweetest crime. The feds are now trying to shutter the door.
Pesky little complaints like pollution, flaming water and abandoned homes continue to cast doubt on the argument that drilling into shale will benefit all.
Photo via Harris County Constable Precinct 4 Mark Robison: Proud MIT grad.After a raid on his home yesterday, Harris County Precinct 4 Constables have arrested 59-year-old Mark Robison and charged him with three counts of possession of child pornography. According to his Facebook and Linke ... More >>
And why are cholos always wearing such white shirts, shoes and socks?
Can a radiant Brit Marling glow bright enough to carry her movie?
The CAMH presents the first major museum survey of Stan VanDerBeek's pioneering works.
A Reagan-era bacchanalia succumbs to soggy nostalgia.
Photo by SkinnyOrangeCatRice: Getting crowded in hereNote to incoming Rice University undergrads (and their parents) expecting the full "residential college" experience: Be sure to read everything that you get on Rice letterhead.One of the universities' primary selling points is its residential c ... More >>
The popular Web site has buckled to pressure, but it isn't enough.
The long-awaited report on NASA's future has come out and, as expected, it's bad news for anyone hoping for a return to the moon."Panel Says NASA Should Skip Moon, Fly Elsewhere" is the headline on AP's report:Norman Augustine, chairman of the White House-appointed panel reviewing the agency's sp ... More >>
Bill Arning, the current curator of the List Visual Arts Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will assume his position as director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston on April 6, 2009. His hiring ends a 10-month search."It was a long process," Arning tells Hair Balls, "but I'm ve ... More >>
The 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner reads from his debut novel
Houston's pro basketball team pins (at least a part of ) its hopes on a brainiac GM
You've never heard of him, but Mike Willcox is one of the best on the planet at what he does
A New Birth Brass Band set at the Volcano makes Racket long for a new and improved tinfoil hat
Two juried shows stir up the Houston art scene
While communities across the country block LNG terminals, Quintana just shrugs
An ambitious exhibition at the CAM takes on too much
Nancy Burson has been morphing and manipulating images since the '70s. Can we now trust her photos?
Cheap heating bills! Great gardens! Thriving civilizations! In energy-crazed Houston, friends of greenhouse gases abound
A new publishing method attracts first-time authors. Will it do the same for readers?
Jones High needs a lot of renovation -- and not just the buildings. At least HISD can't pretend it doesn't know it has a problem. Its own task force told it so.
Looking to the heart, stomach, and brain
Rice University's slow, systematic makeover of KTRU is just the latest example of a college determined to pattern itself after corporate America
William Dembski thought Baylor University would be the perfect place to investigate a scientific alternative to Darwinism. Little did he realize he would be crucified for his cause.
KNOWMAD, at the Art Car Museum
A new report rips into claims that racehorse Alydar's wounds were self-inflicted
Air passengers will get the rub, all in the name of safety
Ani DiFranco, poetess, goddess, funky folker, comes to town
Charter school scandals are teaching Texas a hard lesson -- one the state should have known fouryears and $77 million ago
Where Have All the Women Gone? Discrimination charges spotlight UH's lack of female leadership
April 22-28, 1999
March 11 - 17, 1999
Derrel Sims, chief investigator for the Houston UFO Network, says he's hot on the trail of evil, implant-toting aliens. The mystery is why anyone believes him.
Spanking the Monkey gives a wicked twist to an ancient taboo.