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  • News

    March 27, 2014


    The Keystone Pipeline unites two groups in opposition to the project.

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    Cowboys and Indians Protesting the Keystone Pipeline Together

    Cowboys and Indians are usually on opposing sides in stories of the Old West, but the modern variations have found something to unite them: opposing the Keystone XL Pipeline. The Keystone XL Pipeline is a 1,700-mile pipeline that will tote sticky black bitumen from the Canadian Tar Sands to the Te ... More >>

  • News

    November 4, 2010

    Sane - and Afraid

    The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington, D.C., leaves our correspondent hoping for true activism from the alleged silent majority.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    The Rally To Restore Sanity: Did It Succeed?

    Preaching to the choir?​What's the point?It was a question I asked myself more than once in the last month: while I was booking the hotel room, then sitting on the flight from Houston to Washington, DC, and finally walking with tens of thousands of others down Pennsylvania Avenue to attend the Ral ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Rally To Restore Sanity/Etc.: Pictures and Reports From Around the Nation

    See Denver rally photos.​The Rally Whose name You're Already Familiar With was not just a Washington, DC event. Cities across the country held satellite versions of the event who couldn't make it to DC.Our papers covered the local stuff and what went on at the Mall, and Nick Luccehsi of our Denve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Even Ted Poe's Grandkid Is Bored To Distraction With Him

    Ted Poe loves to hear himself talk, but apparently not everyone in his immediate family has the same taste.The Awl found this piece of C-SPAN footage of Poe giving yet another of his windy "special orders" speeches to an empty House floor. The site says Poe had taken his grandson on the floor with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Get Lit: The Protest Singer: An Intimate Portrait of Pete Seeger by Alec Wilkinson

    When author and New Yorker journalist Alec Wilkinson first approached folk-music icon Pete Seeger about writing an expansive biography, the modest performer - who turned 90 years old Sunday - demurred. Seeger instead challenged him to pen a tome that "could be read in one sitting." The result, based ... More >>

  • Music

    January 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    U2 Lace Up Their Dirty "Boots"

    Among, you know, a few other things, the past 24 hours have been the start of a very, very big year for the band Rocks Off affectionately refers to as the Best Band Ever. U2 appeared alongside Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, "One" pal Mary J. Blige and many more as Barack Obama's opening acts at y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2008

    Texas Food at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C.

    On a purely mathematical level, musicians had it far easier than chefs at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in D.C., which this year sought to teach sunburned tourists on the ways of Texas. After all, a single song, delivered with a well-tuned guitar and a clear voice by, say, Guy Clark, could enter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2008

    Texas Johnny Brown to Play Smithsonian Folklife Festival

    Texas Johnny Brown, the author of Bobby Blue Bland’s hit “Two Steps from the Blues” and one of Houston’s last surviving links to the Duke/Peacock Records era, has been selected to perform at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival’s “Texas: A Celebration of Music, Food and Wine” program next ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Farewell to the Twenty Nickel

    Looking back on the '05 and dreaming in the '06

  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    "I Raq and Roll" vs. "We Can't Make It Here"

    Two Houston-connected musicians offer up different takes on the war. One veteran tells Racket which he thinks is better and why.

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2003

    The Breeders

    Pooches swarm Reliant Center