New Hampshire

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Medical Marijuana Refugees are Fleeing Texas to Help Their Loved Ones

    Sitting cross-legged on the floor in her apartment outside of Houston, Faith's mother looks over at the toddler repeatedly as she talks. There are no physical indicators that signal the start of a seizure, but Faith's mother can tell one is on its way. Everything about raising Faith involves watchi ... More >>

  • Film

    August 14, 2014
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    February 28, 2014

    Other States Sure Have Hilarious Taste In Music

    See that map above? It knows things. It knows if most of your entire state is sporting permed ponytails and jamming out to horrible '90s rock, like in North Dakota. But it also knows when your state is a bunch of bearded hipsters with collective "outsider" tastes, like Pennsylvania. It even knows ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    Trafficking in Flesh: New Report on Human Trafficking in Houston and the United States

    Remember when Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, said he was just a banker doing "God's work"? That statement was both false and borderline blasphemous. Some folks who are actually doing the lord's work are the people at Polaris Project, an NGO, which started The National Human Trafficking Resou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    Ted Cruz: As Abrasive and Arrogant in College as Now

    Ted Cruz, the id of the Tea Party, is nobody's dummy, academically speaking. Cruz is a double-Ivy grad, who went to Princeton for his undergraduate degree and law school at the venerable Harvard. When the Daily Beast undertook to discover what Cruz was like at Princeton, it reported: several fellow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    It's Never Too Early: 2016 GOP Presidential Frontrunners

    It is, after all, almost 2014. And we know that the beginnings of what political scientists call the "invisible primary" are well underway -- i.e., the GOP (and the Dems, but more on that in another post) elites are already deciding who is a viable presidential candidate and ideologically trustworth ... More >>

  • Film

    March 21, 2013


    Tina Fey's great, but Admission doesn't have the marks.

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Chip Kelly Heading To The NFL: 4 Winners, 4 Losers (w/ PDF Link To Will Lyles' Hilarious Recruiting Reports)

    "It's a special place with special people. They accepted me six years ago when I was at New Hampshire. Not many people knew about me. Gave me an opportunity to come here. It really means a lot." -- Former Oregon head football coach Chip Kelly about three weeks ago A lot, but apparently not everythi ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 6, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Lita Ford: Still Living Like A Runaway

    In the '80s, Lita Ford was one of the most prominent female voices in hard rock. With hits such as "Kiss Me Deadly" (which was named the 76th "Greatest Hard Rock Song Of All-Time" by VH1), "Back To The Cave," and "Close My Eyes Forever," she was on a winning tear. Plus she still had (and has) oodl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    One Year Ago, Rick Perry Entered The Presidential Race. How'd That Go?

    It seems like several lifetimes ago, but in fact it was exactly one year ago today that the world got its first full day of Rick Perry, presidential candidate. With all the pomp, not to mention circumstance, attendant on such an august occasion, the governor of Texas deigned to allow voters to elev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    RFK, Shot 44 Years Ago Today: Definitive, Indisputable Answers to 5 "What Ifs?" About His Political Future

    Forty-four years ago today, Robert Kennedy was shot in an L.A. hotel's kitchen and died a day later. He had just won the California primary and ended his victory speech with "And now it's on to Chicago and let's win there!" But would he have won there? Would he have beaten Richard Nixon? Let's tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    5 Reasons Why Texas Will Never Win "Most Peaceful State" (and Good Riddance)

    Maine has won the latest version of the United States Peace Index's "Most Peaceful State" competition. Texas? Forty-sixth most peaceful. This result simply means that Maine is a big pile of bo-ring while Texas is still holding it down with do-whatever-we-please citizens and outrageous criminals ( ... More >>

  • News

    February 23, 2012
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    January 19, 2012

    Rick Perry Quits: Five Months Of Comic Greatness Down The Drain

    He'll always have Iowa​When Rick Perry first announced his intention to be the leader of the free world back in August, we were gleeful at the comic possibilities his race would begin. Alas, the free world, or at least that part of it that isn't rabid Tea Party frothers, didn't want Perry. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    (Drunk?) Rick Perry Somehow Provides an Opportunity to Update Our Dumb-Quote Random Generator

    Rick Perry has finally found a way to overshadow the "Rick Perry gay" google searches, which yield about 5 million results. In just one day, "Rick Perry drunk" has rocketed to 12.9 million results. Yay? Anyway, Perry's now-legendary speech in New Hampshire provided an opportunity to update our ra ... More >>

  • News

    October 6, 2011

    Miracle Faker

    Rick Perry is right: America can learn from Texas. He's just wrong about what the lesson is.

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    The Rightwing Attack Ads Coming Against Rick Perry

    Rick Perry is generally not a man to be out-rightwinged, but he may see an attempt in the GOP primary. He'll keep citing his Limbaugh-Tea Party bona fides, but there are ways for opponents to put doubt, if not fear, into the hearts of voters considering him. Here's how four attack ads from the rig ... More >>

  • News

    November 11, 2010


    Catastrophic Theatre stages a rock opera redemption.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    President Rick Perry: Five Reasons It Will Happen, Five Reasons It Won't

    President Rick Perry.​Governor Rick Perry, the man who has shown the ability to ride a crest of not really being liked to three gubernatorial wins, has done it again.He beat a Democrat in Texas, in the Tea Party year of 2010. A stunning achievement. Still, from now on the press will breathlessly b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Blind Woman Comes To Houston, Gets Robbed....Niiice, Lowlife Thief

    ​Here at Hair Balls, we understand that living the life of a low-level street thief can be tough. The paycheck that comes from smashing out car windows and ripping out stereos probably doesn't go too far, especially when you've got a nasty crack habit to support. But it has to take a special kind ... More >>

  • News

    February 18, 2010

    Teen Porn 101

    If they're taking their laptops and cell phones to bed with them, it's probably not to do homework.

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Congratulations to Our Live Nation Club Passport Winners, and More Background on That John Entwistle Photo

    ​ We finally have a winner in Rocks Off's photo contest for those Live Nation Club Passports we started giving away back when George W. was president. Not really, but it seems like it. Congratulations to Houston's Mitsy Parsons, whose shot of her with NYC up-and-comer Ryan Star at September's Coll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2008

    Chuck and Huck, Sittin’ in a Tree…

    So Walker, Texas Ranger has a boyfriend, and his name is Mike Huckabee. Seriously folks, is anyone else out there slightly stunned and somewhat befuddled by the strange love affair taking place between the Republican candidate for Prez and the guy who made “Sidekicks”? I don’t suppose it sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007

    Pimp C Apologizes

    Through his publicist, Pimp C has decided to concede the Atlanta is, in fact, in the South. He stands behind the rest of the baleful comments he unleashed in the now notorious Ozone magazine interview, however. Here’s his statement in full:

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Rock and Roll and Rather Exhilarating

    The best band in the universe does its Brecht thing with hooks

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Irie iFest

    Finding the coolest runnings at this year's Jamaica-themed Houston International Festival

  • News

    March 31, 2005

    Wretched Excess

    Sludge, spread across the land, makes some people vomit and others very rich

  • News

    February 10, 2005

    Altar Egos

    An Episcopalian gets bounced from her church for pressing the issue of female priests

  • Music

    February 5, 2004

    The Doctor Is Insane

    Are they any Howard Dean remixes on the Web? Yeeeaaarrrgggghh! And some Texans are leading the charge

  • Calendar

    November 20, 2003

    You Spin Me Round

    A documentary uses unseen satellite feeds to unmask politicians

  • News

    October 3, 2002

    Justice for Some

    Just who is a victim? After flexing its muscles to reform the justice system, the victims’ rights movement suffers growing pains over divisive issues.

  • Film

    June 27, 2002

    Dirty Deeds

    Someone oughta put a Capra in Sandler's ass

  • Music

    April 4, 2002

    Border Town Blues

    St. Jubilee's Bryan Contreras overcomes a harrowing background to explore the duality of the Tex-Mex thing

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    To Be A Geek, A Robot God

    An epic saga of genius, striving, triumph and survival in which our heroes, mere high school students, create truly marvelous mechanical beings, becoming fairly amazing human beings in the process

  • News

    February 15, 2001

    The Great EscApe

    In two decades, Wally Swett's sanctuary has become a place of peace for primates - it's the humans that have him going bananas

  • News

    February 17, 2000

    Cry for Justice

    It doesn't matter that other courts and D.A.'s have cleared wrongly convicted inmates. Roy Criner's case is in Montgomery County, Texas.

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    The Insider

    The Talented Mr. Stockman. A defeated politician resurrects himself in Seventh District heaven with a stash of campaign cash

  • News

    November 18, 1999

    Strong Convictions

    Hard-line leaders such as loopy Stephen Mansfield have taken their agenda to the Court of Criminal Appeals, where legal precedents--not prosecutions--get overturned

  • News

    August 12, 1999

    Write Soon and Tell All

    Pauline Oliveros moved to San Francisco. She played avant-garde accordion. She came out as a lesbian. She kept in touch with her mom.

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    Political Splashes and Splats

    The triumph of Bob and Sheila; the tragicomedy of Craig and Lloyd

  • Film

    September 10, 1998

    Little Big Man

    Lightweight Simon's no Meany, but he can make you cry

  • News

    July 9, 1998

    Two Bullets in the Back

    Three cops. One kid on LSD. Something just didn't add up for Skip and Becky Allen, who filed a lawsuit to find out how their son died.

  • Culture

    October 10, 1996

    Wins and Losses

    Guys and Dolls gets a respectful revival, while Our Town is sent to its grave

  • News

    July 4, 1996
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    April 6, 1995

    The Wendy Card

    Wendy Gramm's all-American success story is a centerpiece of her husband's fledgling presidential bid. But there's more to the story than what's being packaged and sold by the Phil Gramm campaign.

  • News

    March 2, 1995

    Angry White Male

    Kicking liberal ass in Aggieland with Professor Gramm

  • Music

    December 29, 1994

    That Indefinable Something

    Chris Duarte brings a retro energy to rockin' blues and bluesy rock

  • News

    November 17, 1994

    What the Tide Brought In

    Meet Smilin' Steve Mansfield, who washed up on the Court of Criminal Appeals

  • News

    November 3, 1994

    Turkeys (and Other Creatures) On the Ballot

    Quick! It's almost Election Day!! Do you know who your candidates are? Check this guide to the mother of all ballots!

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