Country music has an interesting relationship with current events. Unlike other forms of pop that deal with one form of fantasy or another -- starlets forever falling in love with that guy who is just out of reach; aspiring rappers' dreams of a ghetto-fabulous lifestyle, for example -- country draw ... More >>
Monk: Round Midnight is the right time for a beretWe read with mixed emotions the news that the U.S. Army is dropping the beret from its official combat uniform after soldier complaints. On the one hand, the overall foppishness of the beret tends to cancel out the otherwise serious, assertive ... More >>
Ronald and Nancy Reagan face the consequences.Making tough decisions is what being a president is all about. But sometimes those decisions backfire. Sometimes the backfire hurts only the president who made the decision; sometimes it hurts a whole lot of other people. Here are five most disas ... More >>
How bike couriers plan to survive the internet age.
Baylor Day comes with certain rulesThings you probably didn't know: Today is Baylor Day in Houston -- with a fancy proclamation and everything. It all has to do with the Texas Bowl, in which Baylor is making its return to post-season football after a long absence. (If you're aware of how dif ... More >>
THE SANDLOT??? Oh yeah: Read onA few weeks back, Jeff Balke chronicled the five `80's movie scenes that spurred his age group's sexual awakenings. The movies that "caused a stirring in my loins" as he said, at that precocious young age where the world is an awfully confusing and sexy place. ... More >>
I can't believe it's come to this. As most people know by now, Conan O'Brien will be exiting The Tonight Show, likely after Friday's show. It's a bitter end to his truncated run on the show, and the real hell is how easily it could have been avoided if things had just played out the way peop ... More >>
I was actually going to do my Rockets midseason report card today. I really was. But I got home last night, and despite telling myself that I would hold off on watching the next two hours of the new season of 24 until after I got my "sports related" work done, I just couldn't do it.As outlandish, ... More >>
May 17, 1997.Aaron Brooks and Von Wafer were in sixth grade. The Oilers were only a year removed from their Houston existence. The Texans were still more than five years from their birth. The Astros had yet to make the playoffs in the Biggio-Bagwell era. Then-President Bill Clinton was still eight m ... More >>
Can't get enough of Bill Clinton? Have we got a movie for you.
The bad boys of folk music hit the big screen
A legendary debate teacher has a lesson plan to knock off Congressman John Culberson
Houston's Donald Trump can't be bothered with paperwork
Client (Toast Hawaii/Mute)
Crazy: The Demo Sessions (Sugar Hill Records)
Party over, oops, out of time
The Chron editor starts to make a mark
Is he a writer, director, actor or...sex symbol? Um, yes--and more
Educators can't handle / A poem about Clinton's scandal
Want to gain trust? One entrepreneur swears the answer is to distrust.
Full-time Friendly, In the Hood, Humanitiy's Teacher
Once burdened by debt and internal politics, a rejuvenated Texas ACLU is back mixing it up with those who dare to trample on the U. S. Constitution.
As Mad celebrates its 400th issue, its editors wonder how to stay funny in a world gone mad
The Contender is a candidate for the year's most high-minded trash
Caught in a conservative council love triangle
Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle
Pam Johnson knows our dirty little secret: We're privately merry
A Huntsville execution draws a strange crowd
More for Les and the Rest. Brown finally figures out that spending equals power
Lobbyist's comments bite Bush
Accidental Death brings lively fun
Bringing you the scoop on the Lewinsky interview
Savoca turns birth and ratings into The 24 Hour Woman
Will the next house DeLay fumigates be that big White one or his own?
Inside every tired fat man, there's a merry prankster trying to get out
Smart and relevant Chicago is a venerable charmer
Politics pulls out the hard "soft" cash, Houston-style
March 26-April 1, 1998
Primary Colors gets the libido, misses the idealism
Ascendancy and The Colored Museum confront issues that -- surprise! -- make you think