• Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Medical Marijuana Refugees are Fleeing Texas to Help Their Loved Ones

    Sitting cross-legged on the floor in her apartment outside of Houston, Faith's mother looks over at the toddler repeatedly as she talks. There are no physical indicators that signal the start of a seizure, but Faith's mother can tell one is on its way. Everything about raising Faith involves watchi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Houston Cop Tells Senate Committee "We Are Not the NSA," Argues Against Cell-Phone Privacy Protections

    Houston police officer James Taylor really wants you to know one thing about local cops: HPD is not the National Security Agency, "nor are we the federal government." Taylor repeated the mantra several times in testimony before the Texas Senate's State Affairs Committee this week, insisting effort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2014

    Texas Among the Worst For Gender Equality

    Let's talk about gender (in)equality, shall we? In 2013, the U.S. failed to make the top 10 -- or even the top 20 -- of the World Economic Forum's list of the most gender-equal countries. And we're guessing that little issue is, at least in part, because of the big ol' state of Texas. A recent st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    CSI and Science: Crime Labs Across the Country Get it Wrong

    CSI, the venerable CBS television franchise, has placed forensic evidence at the forefront of many people's mind in regard to solving criminal cases. There is a belief -- albeit one without any empirical support -- that CSI and its ilk have made it harder for prosecutors in cases to get convictions ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Native American Prisoner Wants Dead Parents' Hair; Prison Officials Say it's a Security Risk

    Here's what the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is terrible at keeping out of prisons: cell phones. Here's what TDCJ is awesome at keeping out: dead people's hair. Native American inmate William Chance serving 65 years for aggravated sexual assault has sued TDCJ to get 4-inch locks of his dece ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Don't Mess with "Don't Mess with Texas" or "Remember the Alamo"

    Don't Mess With Texas. I'm serious, Do. Not. Mess. With.Texas. By this, I mean, the slogan, which was created by an ad agency in the 1980s to go with an anti-littering campaign (protect our highways!), which has become a trademark that Texas guards closely. In 2011, the Texas Department of Transpo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Randy Rogers Band Springs Surprise Trouble Release Show at Firehouse Saloon Tonight

    The Randy Rogers Band has become a big enough name on the highly competitive Texas country/Red Dirt circuit that the quintet was chosen to open for George Strait and Martina McBride on Strait's Houston stop of his "The Cowboy Rides Away" tour at Reliant Stadium back in March. Reached by phone from " ... More >>

  • Film

    March 21, 2013

    Heaven's Gate Revisited

    Michael Cimino revisits his notorious flop Heaven's Gate, which maybe was a masterpiece all along.

  • News

    February 21, 2013

    Zack Kopplin, The 19-Year-Old Face of the Anti-Creationist Movement

    Having fought his battles in Louisiana, the Rice University student is now ready for Texas and any move to put faux science in the public schools here.

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Texas In 2016: Hillary Beats Rick Perry?

    At some point, Texas will give up its status as a GOP guarantee. That seems the consensus, at least. A burgeoning Hispanic population, increasing transplants from California and New York, and a youth bubble surpassed by only Utah -- all signs point toward an eventual purpling of this putative Republ ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • News

    June 7, 2012

    Crossing the Line: Welcome Back, Jim Crow

    New laws in dozens of states could take out Barack Obama this fall.

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Darrell Scott: Loving Life Way Outside The Nashville Mainstream

    Since moving to Nashville in 1995, 52-year-old Darrell Scott has had a career most who take that Hillbilly Highway to Music City USA would envy. A triple-threat talent, Scott was for years a session warhorse, a guy who could play about anything with strings on it as well as possessing a fantastic ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Last Night: Turnin' Headz Rap Showcase at The Mink

    Photos by Shea SerranoFullMetal FDot​Turnin' Headz The Backroom at the Mink July 7, 2011 10:18-10:50 p.m.: So, our intention tonight was to head over to The Mink for this Turnin' Headz underground rap showcase after going to see the premiere of new music videos from local rappers Montana, The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink: Five Songs For A Hangover​Every now and then after a night out, Lonesome, Onry and Mean's head feels like it's been in a fight with some guy who owns a nail gun. While we may no longer be on a regular first-name basis with morning - nor, by way of waiver, are we particularly prone to over-serving o ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 10, 2011
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    February 7, 2011

    Super Bowl XLV -- At Least It Was A Good Game

    This means sonething different when Ben Roethlisberger does it​Okay, so now we can put the whole Brett Favre/Aaron Rodgers thing to bed, right? While Aaron Rodgers still has a ton of work to do to build the overall resume of the Ol' Dongslinger, yesterday's win over the Steelers, and just as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    David Kaczynski: Unabomber's Brother Campaigns Against Death Penalty

    Photo by Craig MalisowDavid Kaczynski hasn't heard from Ted lately​Once you become forever known as "The Unabomber's Brother," there are probably two ways you can go: you can do your best to hide (say, maybe move to a cozy, isolated cabin in Montana?) or you can use your position to further a caus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    The Ultimate Houston Rap Battle Royal: Who Should You Fight?

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​Of all of the Rap Round Table columns that have gone up, none generated more emails than this past Monday's "Which Rappers Would You Fight?" segment. Some people were pissed, some people were entertained, but most everyone had the same basic question: Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Houston's Niceguys Have Trouble Making A Great Video? "Not At All"

    ​Rocks Off's Kim Douglass wrote this about The Niceguys almost one year ago to the day. If you're not familiar with them, you should read it, because then we don't have to do the perfunctory "This Is How They Got Started, This Is Why They're Different Then Every Other Group In Crisp Jeans And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Aftermath: Hana Pestle's Convincing Lunchtime Matinee At U Of H

    Photos by Travis Hensley​ While most people on campus at the University of Houston were discussing marijuana in some way, shape or form - it was, after all, 4/20 - Aftermath, along with about 50 other people, were focused on the talented Hana Pestle. In our two years at UH, we've never seen so man ... More >>

  • Music

    January 28, 2010

    Houston 2020: The Future Is Unwritten

    But hey, that's not stopping Noise.

  • News

    December 24, 2009

    Year in Film: One from the Heart

    Jeff Bridges shines as a country music has-been. Will the elusive Oscar finally be his?

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Five Reasons Notre Dame Will Win The BCS This Year And Texas Won't: Part 2

    ​I admit, there will be Tuesday mornings when it will be difficult to write this item each week. Luckily, today isn't one of them.In Week Two of the college-football season, Notre Dame continued effortlessly along its well-planned path to the BCS title, while UT stumbled badly.It remains to be see ... More >>

  • News

    September 10, 2009

    Jail Hell

    Inmates emerging from the Harris County Jail tell remarkably similar stories of horrible conditions inside.

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    No Reservations: Thailand

    When Anthony Bourdain and his crew visited Thailand in April, Bangkok was in political upheaval. This week's episode of No Reservations opened with flickering images of soldiers, protesters and smoke, with Bourdain admitting, "I don't know what to say about Thailand. I don't know how to make sense o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    R.I.P. "England" Dan Seals

    I didn't know until he died Wednesday that "England" Dan Seals was originally from the tiny, remote West Texas oilfield outpost where my father was born, McCamey. A country singer by predisposition, Seals went on to pop fame as part of the duo England Dan and John Ford Coley in the mid-'70s, with hi ... More >>

  • News

    March 19, 2009

    Sondheim, Con Men and Certain Death

    Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Texas Leads The "Filthy 15"!! Ummm, Yay?

    In case you were worrying that the air in Texas was getting too clean and all, you can rest assured it's not.Now it's coal ash that has the greenies up in arms.The National Resources Defense Council has released a list of states that are proposing to build enough new coal plants to produce 14 millio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Uh-Oh: The Guy Who Found Houston's Most Famous Fossil Was A Con Man

    Photo courtesy HMNSIn the small Montana town of Malta, a paelontologist named Nate Murphy pleaded guilty this week to stealing a rare fossil from a landowner.Murphy had found an exceedingly rare turkey-sized raptor fossil and made money off it, but he faked the paperwork declaring where he found it. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    A Murderabilia Sale Even Andy Kahan Can Support

    A federal appeals court in California recently announced that Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski's personal belongings can be sold on the Internet.Normally, this kind of news would send Andy Kahan, the city of Houston's Crime Victim Advocate and the leading authority and opponent of what he calls "murdera ... More >>

  • Music

    November 13, 2008

    Celebrity Wedding Present

    Who has the upper hand in various musician-celebrity marriages?

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2008

    Should The Feds Help Save Galveston's Beaches?

    Maintaining Texas beaches is a costly proposition. We're not talking about litter; we mean erosion. But a new study by the director of research and development for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says we better get on the job. Writing for the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association, which ... More >>

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    October 6, 2006
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    February 9, 2006


    Houston-based immigrants who flock to New Orleans can get all the jobs they want. Getting paid is a lot harder.

  • Calendar

    November 10, 2005

    Picture Perfect

    Want some Foto? Check out "Photography"

  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    Elf Rock

    The Decemberists bring their magic-realist, Picaresque new album to town

  • News

    April 22, 2004

    Carrying the Torch

    Rangers get fired up over Bush's Healthy Forests Initiative

  • Music

    July 31, 2003

    Korn Shuckers

    The Deftones' headphone records elevate them out of the nü-metal pack

  • Film

    October 10, 2002

    Son Set

    Disorganized crime turns boys into men in Knockaround Guys

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    Bowing to Pop

    A Muslim by choice, Jawad couldn't deny the will of his music

  • Culture

    November 2, 2000

    What, Them Worry?

    As Mad celebrates its 400th issue, its editors wonder how to stay funny in a world gone mad

  • Music

    June 15, 2000

    Wide Open Shot

    The Groobees piggyback on the success of a song

  • News

    August 27, 1998
  • Calendar

    June 25, 1998

    Night & Day

    June 25 - July 1, 1998

  • Culture

    March 6, 1997

    Reason to Live

    First-time novelist Joni Rodgers wasn't so crazy for trying

  • News

    July 18, 1996

    Troubleshooter for the Millennium

    Suddenly, as the year 2000 approaches, Phillip Arnold's study of first-century apocalyptic Christians is more than a scholarly pursuit

  • Film

    September 29, 1994

    Streep in the Wild

    Move aside Sly and Arnold, Meryl's gone muscular

  • News

    December 2, 1993

    Violence, TV and Demagoguery

    Congressional attempts to ax TV violence may put the First Amendment under the gun

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