Rick Perry, our inimitable governor, is now well-known for attempting to poach, er, bring new business here to Texas. Apparently, he's also fairly good at this according to Businessweek (as opposed to other things, like policy and short-term memory.) Well, Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri, a Democr ... More >>
Excited tension hung heavy in the air in New Orleans on Monday evening as the coming Super Bowl XLVII super-storm of tourist dollars began to filter into town. Most streets downtown near convention center are already cordoned off. There are NFL banners blanketing the city. The Mercedes-Benz Superd ... More >>
Check out our photos from the Texas Beer Festival at Discovery Green. This past Saturday, a sun-drenched Discovery Green was converted into a playground for beer-lovers as it played host to the second annual Texas Beer Fest. As I walked into the festival grounds, I opened up the event booklet and r ... More >>
Read on for a full -- and we do mean FULL -- schedule of HBW events.The second annual Houston Beer Week kicks off this year on an auspicious date: 11/11/11. That's when the big craft beer festival will celebrate its sophomore year with a kick-off happy hour at Ziggy's Downtown, from 5 to 7 p. ... More >>
Long-haired dreamer has predictably profound effect on his siblings.
For those still on the fence for the presidential election, and for those silently pondering the question, “Who would a leper-stealing, lawsuit-losing, non-debt-paying fake minister vote for?” – your prayers have been answered. Allowing the rest of the voting public to exhale, Anand “K.A. P ... More >>
Most doctors say the Heimlich maneuver should not be used to save drowning victims. So why does UH professor John Hunsucker continue to teach it to lifeguards?
Resurrecting the Champ gets journalism right, and that's a grind
Billy Ray takes on another liar: FBI traitor Robert Hanssen
Steven Soderbergh tries, and largely fails, to make 'em like they used to
Daniel Kramer Oh K.A., you're the gift that keeps on giving... Opened up the Dashboard (you know, blogspeak for the blog administrative homepage...never mind) and what's waiting there? An incoming link from the snarky politicos at Wonkette. Seems the Wonkers have realized the error of their wa ... More >>
Gary Webb's reporting on CIA ties to cocaine destroyed his life, too
Sometimes awesome live bands also make magic in the studio
The intriguing yet unsatisfying play The Story takes on race, class, sex and politics
A dirty journo gets busted in Shattered Glass
John Harvey's Eros: A Circus just needs a ringmaster
Rod Paige U.S. Secretary of Education
The wasted life of Texas filmmaker Eagle Pennell
And other signs that Texas Monthly's brain trust doesn't have a neuron left
The language and the actors make this melodramatic plot work
He looks the part, he acts the part. So why isn't Evan Dando a superstar?
Main Street's Miser isn't as rich as it could be
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.