We know, we know -- Beyonce was able to gather a who's who of the Houston music scene for an "I Been On" remix. But Bey can't put together a Houston team like Mayor Annise Parker can. For years (we're assuming) the world has been clamoring for tow H-town giants to get together -- two men who have ... More >>
Dear Internet Friends, Please do not post one more damn video of you, your dog, or your grandmother doing the Harlem Shake. You've spammed my Facebook with videos of you shaking your goods in a Power Ranger costume, holding some sort of very phallic pool noodle. We shouldn't know each other that ... More >>
Re-written in the wake of his friend Princess Diana's car accident death on August 31, 1997, Elton John's "Candle In The Wind" was merely a maudlin tribute to Marilyn Monroe before tragedy struck. Diana died from her wounds in a Paris road tunnel crash, along with her boyfriend Dodi Fayed, and the d ... More >>
A woman who was known as "Mother Theresa" for all the help she gave around the neighborhood was shot to death early this morning. Houston police did not reveal the identity or age of the victim, whose body was discovered in the 5400 block of Chennault, but KHOU reports it is Theresa Landry, and tha ... More >>
Alice Waters is a modern-day icon, the mother of the farm-to-table movement and of farmers markets across the nation, the originator of California cuisine -- for better or worse -- and of the notion that eating and cooking local, organic, seasonal foods shouldn't be a socio-political issue but one o ... More >>
Readers debate the real Mayor of Montrose.
Charles Armstrong, owner of four gay clubs and benefactor to feral cats, is the most powerful man in his neighborhood.
Ron Paul's time to shineThe New York Times has officially announced it is time to stop laughing at Ron Paul, the Sage of Brazoria County, and pay attention to his vindication. The paper writes that Paul's detractors must eat crow now that the Tea Party and Libertarians have raised him up as ... More >>
Lupe Ontiveros in the 2007 film Tortilla Heaven.The controversial installment of Glee that aired last night, the third of season two, centered on spirituality and a very spiritual sandwich. The episode opened with Finn Hudson's (Cory Montieth) existential crisis, brought on by the manifestat ... More >>
MB Pictures/ Rex FeaturesDave Chapelle teaches us that the art of "keeping it real" may sometimes go awry. According to urbandictionary.com, this occurs when "in the act of keeping it real, the outcome is unexpected and usually has a negative effect on the individual who decided to keep it re ... More >>
Amid the chaos that is Haiti, Dr. Patricia Wolff has made ending child malnutrition her life's work.
So earlier this week, we got this presser from Tiger Woods at Augusta.... For those who don't want to waste nine minutes of your life watching bullshit, just know that Tiger plans on being nicer to all of the fans, he has had to view himself in a way he never thought he'd have to, and he's never tak ... More >>
FLASH ALERT from the Lew Rockwell blog, home to all things libertarian: Ron Paul, the Thomas Jefferson/John Adams/Solomon of our benighted day, needs your help.Warmonger Michael McCaul is gaining on Ron Paul in the final bracket of the Houston Chronicle's online poll to determine the most effect ... More >>
Photo by fixermarkCongress, which has nothing better to do than pass non-binding, feel-good resolutionsthat will have no effect, did just that today with a vote on a bill "Expressing support for all Iranian citizens who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties, and rule of ... More >>
Its true belivers trash Hair Balls
The company nails it -- again --with two new productions
Ten years ago in August, I and a whole lot of other people stayed up most of the night listening to news reports of Princess Diana’s accident. What started out as unbelievable turned into a night that became tragic, as TV reporters announced she had not been saved after all; she was dead The next ... More >>
It could be a year of despair for Astros fans
Time magazine's star speaks out
Heavily padded football movie hits all the familiar notes
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
Morning-radio wackiness has its limits
The Skeleton Key unlocks a house that's haunted by camp
A new boxed set excavates the '90s
If you can't stand the sight of lopped-off digits and the smell of your own flesh burning, get out of the kitchen
Two lonely souls connect -- if only for a moment -- in Laughing Wild
Bill White steps into his own political spotlight
The "widow of John Lennon" deserves a spotlight of her own
Debra Duncan pays her dues, hits her cues and hopes to be the next Oprah
A not-subtle but unsettling Joe the King exposes child abuse
February 25 - March 3, 1999
In Gail Gross, all things are one: spiritual wisdom, designer clothes and terrific skin
The cops say what John Shike did to his wife amounted to "legalized stalking." And after being hit with one of the largest fines ever at the county family courts, he vowed he'd get the judge, too.
Two new films take on the issues, but only one entertains with its answers
From Panhandle flatlands to Guatemalan mountains, Houston doctor and artist Robert Campbell searched for a life with meaning.When he died, many said that life was his.
After years of making Mayor Bob presentable, Houston's First Lady is ready to get serious. Seriously.
The Alley concocts a Blazing Shambles of its slapstick commedia dell'Tartuffe