The situation in Ukraine is a fluid one and local Houstonians with ties to the country have followed right along with several days of protests over the weekend. Through a local Ukrainian organization, Iryna Petrovska Marchiano has helped set that response in motion uniting with dozens this weekend t ... More >>
Over the past couple years, a new meme or slang phrase has entered our lexicon: "first world problem." It has now reached the tipping point of ubiquity where even your typically uncool friends have picked up on it and started saying it, despite the fact that those "in the know" have been throwing it ... More >>
It seems as if Rick Perry has recently decided that his time is better spent abroad than in the state that elected him to lead. While he's asked for a special session -- giving him greater leeway to inflict abortion restrictions for reasons founded on faulty science -- he's also seemed to enjoy flit ... More >>
The most well-known prank in Rice history took place on a warm spring morning in 1988. A few years after the idea first crept into their keg-addled minds, a handful of engineering students erected a pair of 24-foot A-frames around the campus's centerpiece, a one-ton statue of William Marsh Rice that ... More >>
Skyfall is basically Downton Abby with cyber crime and shower sex.
From cash-hungry strippers to protesters dressed as vaginas.
Things can go wrongNext time you go to an air show, take a look at the fine print on the ticket. Besides the usual stuff about acts of God and "Promoter not responsible if the frontman doesn't show due to injecting Drano into his balls," there's something else. It says they're really, really ... More >>
Qui-Gon in your room?Today, it was announced that the House of Representatives Page Program, a program both steeped in history and marred by scandal, is coming to an end. According to USA Today, House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi cited the $5 million annual expenditu ... More >>
The F-106: The delta wing in all its gloryJet aircraft, particularly the fighters, represent a Freudian's play date. Long, slender, blisteringly fast, spewing bullets out the tip and, until recently, powered as much by testosterone as by kerosene (the main ingredient in jet fuel -- what a dis ... More >>
Daniel R. Davidson via WikipediaThe Station fire in West Warwick, R.I., 40 seconds inRecently, indie-rock juggernauts Arcade Fire were prevented from playing a gig in Portugal by NATO, which is having a summit on the same date. Arcade Fire offered to play a day ahead of time, but NATO decided ... More >>
These musician-soldiers go from the stage to the battleground and back again
Mumiy Troll, the biggest rock band in Russia, hopes for a belated U.S. breakthrough.
The candidate's fame is based on his POW status, but he has abandoned his fellow veterans time and time again
War on zombies, war on terror, what's the diff?
The circuitous path of UK balladeer heartthrob James Blunt
V for Vendetta delivers less, not Moore
Haven't heard of Junoon? They've sold 20 million albums, and they're at the Meridian this week.
The White House-cracking cybergang is gone. Now Houstonís most notorious hacker hopes to reboot his life and return to his love: computers.
Was Terry Gilliam the man who killed Don Quixote?
Kathryn Bigelow's Widowmaker cruises into choppy seas
We Hardly Knew Ye.
Web designer George Kalas wanted to re-fight the Civil War. Instead, he started one in his own movement.
A rodeo ruckus riles rival Spanish TV stations
January 14 - 20, 1999
I was a doubter, but Cafe Beignet won me over
Metropolitan maker goes abroad with the American bourgeoisie