Nation of Islam

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Islamic Indoctrination Comes to Texas, and Heads Straight for Ninth-Grade Girls

    Despite our best efforts, it seems Islamism has finally managed to worm its way into East Texas. These small towns dotting the eastern forests, lands heretofore known simply for Friday Night Lights and Christian piety -- the kinds of places that comprise Real America, don'tcha know -- have finally t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Top 10 Restaurants in the Third Ward

    All of Houston's original six wards are rich with history, but none captivate me quite as much as the Third Ward. Once home to the city's wealthiest residents, the area just southeast of downtown has gone through a tremendous amount of change since it was first established in 1836. The Third Ward h ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 9, 2012

    We Love Food

    Our 100 favorite dishes in Houston.

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    We Heart Houston -- and All of Its Food, Too

    What's not to eat in Houston? That's the question we pose in this week's cover story, "We Love Food." The answer -- in case you hadn't already guessed -- is very little. There is virtually no cuisine you can't find in Houston, and most of what you find is very good. With 8,000 restaurants and count ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Nicole Hudson of Conscious Cafe

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderToasted avocado sandwich​We're back today at Conscious Cafe (be sure to check out part 1 and part 2 of our chef chat), but enough talking. Time to start eating.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Nicole Hudson of Conscious Cafe

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderNicole Hudson of Conscious Cafe​A hand-painted sign delineates the entrance of Conscious Cafe, a Nation of Islam-run vegetarian hangout in the Third Ward. It's only been open for about a year, but the cafe already has devoted regulars. Nicole Hudson is the co-owner and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 97, Bean Pie at Conscious Cafe

    ​This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    10 Houston Restaurants Every Out-Of-Towner Should Visit

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttTexas barbecue done right at Gatlin's.​On Wednesday afternoon, I mused that some day I hoped for visitors to Houston to feel as excited about our dining scene as I was about New York City's. The sheer breadth and depth of ethnic and regional cuisines present here is ... More >>

  • News

    January 20, 2011

    The Wheel World

    Readers share their bike messenger stories.

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Photo by Dennis J.This arrangement of lemons symbolizes the New Year. If you don't get how, you're just not hip enough, man.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where our Christmas leftovers are starting to get a little ripe. The week or so leading up to Christmas this ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 30, 2010

    Eating to Live in the Third Ward

    You won't miss meat at Conscious Cafe, perhaps the only National of Islam-influenced restaurant in town.

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Bean Pie, My Brother?

    Photo by Romana Klee​If 2011 is supposed to be the year of the pie, I would like to humbly submit the bean pie for consideration as one of the great examples of pie innovation throughout the years. At Conscious Cafe -- the subject of this week's cafe review -- you can buy bean pie by the slic ... More >>

  • News

    January 15, 2009

    Quanell X

    The Houston activist says he's dumped the hate

  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    Mouth of the South

    The South Park Coalition Turns 20

  • Film

    December 22, 2005

    Fellowship of The Ringer

    Johnny Knoxville's still an ass, but his co-stars are something special

  • News

    December 8, 2005

    System Failure

    Tropical Storm Allison destroyed houses that never quite got fixed, thanks to bureaucratic bungling and cheaters

  • Film

    December 1, 2005

    Torah! Torah! Torah!

    Protocols of Zion takes a hard look at those who fear Jews

  • News

    February 20, 2003

    Mayoral Field of Dreams

    If you pay them, they will come

  • Calendar

    February 20, 2003
  • News

    August 22, 2002


    Dr. Shelley's new operating room reveals the worst and best of a City Council under term limits

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    A Split Decision

    Jones High gets to keep Principal Lawrence Allen but loses its prestigious Vanguard program

  • Film

    December 27, 2001

    Sting Like a Bee

    Ali lands some solid blows, but sadly it's no knockout

  • News

    May 25, 2000

    Here's Johnny

    Reformed and reborn, the man now pushes the word of God, not drugs. So why does it still feel like the Johnny Binder Show?

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    Wareing Thin

    Primary results make a hoax of Hotze

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    Pulling the Strings

    Politically connected Golden Eagle claws a critical TCADA inspector

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Real Life

    When He Was King: The city that convicted Muhammad Ali now hosts a film about the boxing legend

  • News

    December 30, 1999
  • News

    October 29, 1998
  • News

    April 30, 1998
  • News

    March 26, 1998

    Situational Ethics

    As Jew Don Boney has moved upward in public life, have his values changed to meet his needs rather than those of his constituents?

  • News

    December 11, 1997

    Perfect Pitch

    John Axelrod has a plan to make classical music hip--and himself hot

  • News

    December 4, 1997

    The Johnson Treatment

    Council candidate presides over a rather unique substance abuse program

  • News

    November 13, 1997

    Big Talker

    From the Geto Boys to his new nationally syndicated radio show, Willie D has kept his mouth moving. But where his rap was once down and dirty, not it's--gasp!--respectable. Has the gangsta of love sold out, or just grown up?

  • News

    August 28, 1997
  • Calendar

    July 24, 1997
  • News

    June 12, 1997

    The Art of Darkness

    Paintings of racist images have made UH alumnus Michael Ray Charles a star in the art world. Some say his Sambos and pickaninnies have a healing power. But others claim all they do is hurt.

  • News

    May 1, 1997
  • News

    April 3, 1997

    Would You Buy a Revolution From This Man?

    Is Quanell X the new Malcolm? Or does he just want you to think so?

  • Dining

    June 13, 1996

    Crawfish Tales

    Itz All Good comes close to living up to its name

  • News

    May 23, 1996
  • Calendar

    April 25, 1996
  • News

    February 15, 1996

    Zoot Me Up!

    Joe Coleman, tailor to Houston's zoot suit culture, knows one thing for certain: Sometimes, clothes do make the man.

  • News

    May 11, 1995

    Debt Collection

    The city is sued over that funny ticket collection business

  • News

    March 23, 1995

    Funny Business II

    It seems the city's contract with Municipal Collections is a family affair

  • Calendar

    January 26, 1995
  • News

    December 22, 1994

    BOSS Hall

    As Ben Hall prepares to leave City Hall, questions are again being raised about his involvement in the doling out of city business. But Hall says the law allows him to do pretty much as he pleases.

  • Music

    April 21, 1994

    Prodigal Ambitions

    Houston's newest film production company shoots for the video moon