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Mount Rushmore National Memorial

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Texas Glory From Your Couch: San Jac EarthCam Goes Live

    The Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the Hagia Sophia and now the San Jacinto Monument. Webcam manufacturer EarthCam's latest monument live cam hit the internet yesterday, right here in Texas, at the San Jacinto Monument. The camera is 540 feet in the air.

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    June 17, 2014

    New Houston Rap: Summer Blockbuster Edition

    There's a bit of evil in the world. You know, the kind that sideswipes your car and doesn't even leave a note. Or when somebody refuses to hear you out when you're trying to tell them something. This is one of those evil moments. If you manage to spend a weekend anywhere in Houston, chances are you ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    Getting Gluttonous With 100 Peeps In Two Minutes

    YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook. The Mount Rushmore of viral fame-spawning mechanisms. Never has "getting one's 15 minutes" been easier, never has notoriety been more accessible, and never has the bar been lower for what qualifies as "newsworthy." Making news doesn't require greatness, just a ... More >>

  • News

    March 6, 2014

    A Call to Arms

    Louie Gohmert: Black people won their freedom to discriminate against gay people.

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    January 27, 2014

    Super Bowl XLVIII: Hype Week Is A Popcorn Fart, Somebody Do Something

    We are generally an impatient people. As soon as the AFC and NFC title games are over, most of us would like to see the Super Bowl played the following week because, quite frankly football is a drug and one week without it starts causing withdrawal symptoms. The Pro Bowl doesn't satisfy the jones ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    The 25 Best Houston Rap Projects of 2013, Nos. 15-11

    15. Boston George & Boo Rossini, Drug War: Da Brickstape If there was ever a single-minded tape that executed everything it needed to in a small space, Boston George's talk of trapping with Boo Rossini for the duration of Drug War: Da Brickstape was it. Nobody is going to put George on a Mount Rush ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis of a Fat, Drunk Chicago Bears Fan Smacking Into a Pole

    Alcohol, like many mind altering substances, has a tendency to take whatever your primary personality traits are and augment them. (I hesitate to say "enhance" them, because if your primary personality trait is "being an asshole" then being a bigger asshole can hardly be seen as an "enhancement.") ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Influential Chef Charlie Trotter Dead at 54; His Chicago Restaurant Was Hot Spot For Decades

    Charlie Trotter, the chef whose eponymous restaurant began a new and inventive era in American cuisine, has died. Trotter was 54, and had closed his restaurant last year after 25 years of much success, and almost as much controversy and conflict. He said that he decided to close the restaurant so he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Shemekia Copeland's Blues Journey: "It Changed Who I Am"

    Blues chanteuse Shemekia Copeland may have never actually lived in Houston, but as the daughter of legendary Bayou City bluesman Johnny "Clyde" Copeland (1937-1997), she heard a lot about it growing up. "My daddy was from Houston, and Texans love being from Texas!" she laughs. "So it's a wonderful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    48: Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini's Two Days From Hell

    It's hard to believe it's been four years since 24 closed up shop. For eight seasons, Jack Bauer (played with by the comically over-the-top Kiefer Sutherland) graced our television screens screaming catchphrases like "WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF TIME" while trying to catch bad guys. Like really, really b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    Saints 31, Texans 23: Offense Shines, But Can They Stop The Big Plays?

    The result by itself doesn't matter. Despite losing to the Saints, the Texans had a mostly good day from a big-picture standpoint. They put up nearly 500 yards of offense (496) against a competent opponent. They came out without any significant injuries. Andre Johnson looked better than ever. They ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    Celebrating July 4th And The 20th Anniversary Of Lex Luger BodySlamming Yokozuna

    On this, the 237th birthday of the good ol' US of A, we turn our attention to Mount Rushmore, not so much in a literal sense, but in a metaphorical sense. These days, the term "Mount Rushmore" isn't used so much to refer to the actual South Dakota monument celebrating Presidents Washington, Jefferso ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    Video Girl: Can Bun B Please Be In More Movies?

    Saturday nights at the Caldwell residence usually revolve around people being asleep or watching TV until ungodly hours of the morning. It's a routine, there's levels to it, and if we're not talking about watching SportsCenter past 1 a.m., we're talking about watching whatever is on Netflix. Take t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Stevie Wonder: The Greatest Mother's Day Gift of All (Almost)

    My dad and Stevie Wonder have a love/hate relationship. He's a year older than the soul singer, so it's rather weird hearing him talk about Stevie as if they were brothers, despite the fact that they have never met. Ever. But that's how it is with my family: we have beefs and issues with people we m ... More >>

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    April 26, 2013

    RIP George Jones: Texas-Born Country Legend Dies at Age 81

    George Jones, the Southeast Texas-born Country Music Hall of Famer whom most agree would be a face on Nashville's Mount Rushmore, has died at age 82. According to Fox News, repeating information from Jones' longtime publicist Kirt Webster, the singer died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center late ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    RIP George Jones: Texas-Born Country Legend Dies at Age 81

    George Jones, the Southeast Texas-born Country Music Hall of Famer whom most agree would be a face on Nashville's Mount Rushmore, has died at age 81. According to Fox News, repeating information from Jones' longtime publicist Kirt Webster, the singer died early Friday at Vanderbilt University Medica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: The Go-Go's, 2 Chainz, etc.

    The Go-Go's Monday, House of Blues God bless the Go-Go's. If Monday's House of Blues show is anything like last August's all-killer-no-filler HOB date - and it should be, since the reunited five-piece isn't pushing any new "product" - you're in for a real treat. Listen to "Lust to Love," "How Much M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    5 Bands Abraham Lincoln Would Have Been Into

    If he had not been assassinated 147 years ago, Abraham Lincoln would be having a pretty good year. In an already rancorous election campaign, our 16th president remains the ideal of statesmanship, common sense and decency in the Oval Office, virtues all but alien in modern-day Washington. This Frida ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    Beach Boys Reunion Tour Hits Woodlands June 8

    Dave Matthews Band opens new tour at Pavilion May 18 The Beach Boys, one of the most popular and celebrated bands to come out of America in the past century, announced a reunion tour this week, with Houston getting a set from Brian Wilson and the gang Friday, June 8 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pa ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2011

    The Wylie Llama for President

    The singer-songwriter on ­Michelle Bachmann, seceding from the Union, big hair and wild hogs.

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    November 4, 2011

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets

    The Flacco Factor: Always keep it in mind​It's the first weekend of football in November. In college football, this means we get into nut-cutting time, weekends that completely weed out the real championship contenders. This weekend includes a quasi-final four in the SEC with the huge LSU- Ala ... More >>

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    September 2, 2011

    Prediction Mania! -- Weekends Best Bets and 2 Bonus Season Bets

    Yes, big things are predicted (again) for ND​I've never been one to just dip my toe in the water on anything. If there is a job to do, a party to attend, or a giant calzone to eat, you can count on me to go "all in" on whatever the task may be. So when we have our first full weekend of colleg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2011

    Top Four Patriotic Sex Positions

    Recently, Houston's patriotism has been questioned by Stephen Colbert, who took us to task for our fireworks ban, and Men's Health magazine, who ranked us the 89th most patriotic city. Houston was beat by Austin (21), Dallas (60), and San Antonio (78). Well! We can't stand for that. We're unable to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Gary Kubiak: Three Questions To Be Answered Without The Same Tired Script

    Gary Kubiak: Three simple questions​The only thing that has become more predictable than the Houston Texans' collective performance each Sunday (or random Monday or Thursday) is Gary Kubiak's weekly "day after game" press conference, not surprising since the content for the latter is a direct ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Game Time: We Interrupt March Madness For This Earl Thomas Interview

    ​By the time this post is up, March Madness will have tipped off, so I hope everyone was able to glean enough "infotainment" (a word my good friend WWE Hall of Famer, Jim Ross, loves to use) to mentally and psychologically prepare you for the next few weeks. If you missed it, you can get the Mar ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: "Nashville Phantom" Goes Off on the Scene's Country Music Poll

    ​Another 30-plus-year vet of Viet Nashville got his bowels in an uproar about the Nashville Scene's country music poll. In a long email to Lonesome Onry and Mean, this denizen of the songwriting trenches and the recording alleys who has had songs recorded by Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris and other g ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Nashville Veteran Has A Few Issues With Paper's Country Music Poll

    Some people are downright up in arms about the Nashville Scene's Best of Country Music poll. One of LOM's correspondents who went ballistic is a longtime Nashville musician and producer. To say he thinks the whole argument that Brad Paisley and Miranda Lambert deserve to be winners because they are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Channel 39's Anchor Wants You To Watch Her (Doing The News, Possibly)

    ​For a couple of weeks now, commuters on the Loop near Meyerland have been seeing a billboard featuring a lovely looking black woman leaning seductively into the camera, a come-hither look on her face, with the caption "Watch me at 9." Her autographed first name just increases the intimate intensi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Moody Gardens, A Bigger Tourist Attraction Than The White House

    If you had your choice to stand anywhere as a tourist in the United States, where would you choose?The Las Vegas Strip? Mount Rushmore? The White House?No way, dude -- you prefer to be standing in Moody Gardens in Galveston.At least you do if you're one of the respondents to what has to be described ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Here's What Happens To The Dome When There's No Commissioner's Court To Dither On About It

    We've raved before about the book World Without Us by Alan Weisman, which looks at what would happen if -- for some reason -- man simply disappeared from earth one day.Within days, subways in New York City would flood, for instance; after about 75 years the major bridges in the world would start col ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Here's Where To Find Out What's Up With That Weird Piece Of City Art

    The City of Houston has put together a somewhat nifty little website showing much of the municipal art that's scattered around town.You can look up items by neighborhood, and even by zip code.Want to know about Ladder of Hope, the Floyd Newsum sculpture hanging in the Acres Homes Multi-Service Cente ... More >>

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    September 6, 2008
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    July 15, 2008

    Lonesome, Onry and Mean: The Death of Honky-Tonk? (Part 1)

    Although the sterile country-crap radio in our fair city may not know honky-tonk music from the Muzak in an elevator, suddenly there are a number of stellar honky-tonk records out. Arty Hill’s Bar of Gold spent several weeks atop the Freeform Americana radio chart, not bad for someone from Baltimo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2007

    Get Lit: Prince: A Thief in the Temple, by Brian Morton

    At first glance, it looks unlikely that this slim volume could do justice to the life and music of His Purpleness; it seems more like one of those quickie clip jobs. But Morton, co-author of The Penguin Book of Jazz, has written a scholarly but highly readable bio, filled with rich analysis and insi ... More >>

  • Music

    September 6, 2007

    Arthur Alexander

    Lonely Just Like Me: The Final Chapter

  • Film

    November 17, 2005

    Hello, He's Not Johnny Cash

    Walk the Line never strays from the dull telling of a tall tale

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2005

    Ace of Race

    Chappelle's Show star Paul Mooney brings his colorful commentary to the Improv

  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    Richard Dobson

    Friday, April 1, at the Old Quarter Acoustic Caf, 413 20th Street in Galveston, 409-762-9199. Dobson also appears Saturday, April 2, at Anderson Fair, 2007 Grant, 713-528-8576.

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Crash and Yearn

    Howard Hughes gets what he wants, in this case a fun and loving biopic

  • News

    April 24, 2003

    Hail to the Chiefs

    Houston artist David Adickes finds new homes for his massive presidential busts

  • Music

    October 25, 2001

    Playbill

    George Jones

  • Music

    July 5, 2001

    A Punk Looks at 50

    Billy Idol's mind is still the devil's workshop

  • Music

    July 29, 1999

    It's a Family Affair

    Willie Nelson brings along his pals for his annual musical picnic

  • Music

    January 7, 1999
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    April 30, 1998
  • Culture

    July 4, 1996

    Crossed Cultures

    Is "A" for Asia, America -- or both?

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    January 25, 1996
  • News

    September 14, 1995

    Pagodas on the Prairie

    Why are 8,000 Chinese soldiers standing guard outside of Katy? Ask Mr. Poon.

  • Film

    June 1, 1995

    Flings, First and Final

    Two new romances approach doomed passion, as seen at different ages and stages

  • News

    December 15, 1994

    Mr. Big

    Houston sculptor David Adickes has one message for the art world: large is good

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