This summer, indie bands everywhere booked out-of-town gigs, loaded up the van and hit the open American road in search of new fans and more success. They racked up miles and formed impressions of the places they visited. Few crossed an ocean, drove 15,000 miles or put as much trust in total strange ... More >>
The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply.
Behind the scenes of the death match between Big Ag and undercover animal-rights activists.
It could be said that the Age of the Foodie has arrived. Food is the topic of interest across more conversations than simply what the current fad diet is or what restaurant you ate at for your anniversary. Food is everything these days. Hell, it's even being blamed for killing rock and roll. Food ... More >>
For At Any Price director Ramin Bahrani, bigger films demand bigger targets.
Who? Not all that many musicians around here aspire to live like monks, but Tyagaraja (nee Jonathan Welch) does. "I'm studying under a very serious path that comes from a Himalayan monk tradition dating back to 500 B.C., and my music has never been better," he says. Tyagaraja, whose mystical folk-r ... More >>
As America is busy keeping an eye on the 2012 Presidential Election -- an election that's shaping up to be one of the closest battles for the presidency in U.S. history -- we're occupied contemplating what the people of the different parties will be munching on during Election Night (today, for thos ... More >>
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will.
Simon and Garfunkel apparently only had four herbs in their garden, but you should have much more than that in your backyard. It is herb and vegetable planting season in Houston. Our terribly cold winter (haha) has passed, and the weather is perfect for gardening. It's a great time of year to build ... More >>
Today Katharine Shilcutt wrote about Dr Pepper sort of suing itself - that is, parent company Dr Pepper Snapple suing the Dublin Dr Pepper plant for allegedly violating the terms of its franchise agreement. Which led commenter Stuart Reb Donald to present his theory about what's going on: ... More >>
This...probably won't happen to your friendly local farm. Geez, Alex Jones...Yesterday afternoon, President Obama signed what's being called "one of the most expansive food regulation bills in living memory," the Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA), effectively creating a new arm of the Food ... More >>
Photos by David EnsmingerThe Adolescents Walter's on Washington January 1, 2010 In a revealing scene during the seminal punk documentary Another State of Mind, Minor Threat plays a show to a swelling and heaving early 1980s crowd in Baltimore. The P.A. system was yanked away by worried sound ... More >>
A new film denouncing corporate ruthlessness could use some downsizing of its own
Former enemies unite against the continuing fallout from deadly defoliants of the Vietnam War
An Alvin-based rice company, the Prince of Liechtenstein, the United States Patent Office, and an Indian eco-feminist bring global trade debates to a roiling boil on Houston's back burner
A ragtag "neighborhood association" hits revitalization where it hurts
Yet again, Steven Russell bluffed his way out of prison. And yet again, he got caught.
Gene Weaver always had a big idea. Selling snail dreams was to have been his last hurrah.
It's called "Motorist's Choice." But the new emissions testing program for Houston may not offer much of a choice after all. And it won't do much for cleaning the city's air, either.
A "gas leak" in a Matamoros chemical plant wafts a poison and paper cloud toward a corporate office in Houston