Newsweek Inc.

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Happy Happy Students in Aggieland: No. 1 According to The Daily Beast

    The Daily Beast, a news and opinion website connected to Newsweek magazine, has declared that Texas A&M students are the happiest students of all the colleges in the entire United States. In awarding the No. 1 spot to A&M, Daily Beast editors used student retention information and student ratings. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    Eminem's Awful Rihanna Duet Is a Monster All Right

    Note: in his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. Song: Eminem's "The Monster," feat. Rihanna History: Eminem did a freestyle battle. He went up against Papa Doc and choked. It was pretty sad. Then some more sad stuff happened to him. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Former Press Writer Mike Giglio Detained, Beaten and Released During Egypt Protests

    Former Houston Press writer Mike Giglio, who is now a correspondent for Newsweek and the Daily Beast, retold the chilling story of being detained, beaten and ultimately released by Egyptian police during protests in the capital city of Cairo on Wednesday. Gigilio was one of a number of foreign journ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Natural Wine Becomes a Crime

    If you follow along here at Wine Time, you know that we frequently cover Natural wine and the vitriol-fueled debate on Natural wine that often eclipses the wines themselves (and we have written about Natural wine in Texas here). The stakes in the Natural dialectic just got higher. Last month, a Eur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    YES Prep Wins A $250,000 Broad Prize

    Houston's YES Prep has picked up the Broad Foundation's first top prize for charter school management organizations, winning a cool $250,000 for the charter chain.   The inaugural award was announced at the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools Conference in Minneapolis this morning. The awar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Pop Rocks: By the Dumb's Early Light

    Apu chose an alternate path to citizenship​There's a scene in The American President -- Aaron Sorkin's pre-West Wing exercise in wishful liberalism -- when President Shepherd (Michael Douglas) describes America as "advanced citizenship." It's a nice thought, especially in the fantastical conte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Charlie Sheen's New Drug Ad

    It's all been a crazy marketing scheme!! Expect to see this ad in upcoming issues of Newsweek, AARP Magazine, Reader's Digest and High Times.

  • News

    June 24, 2010

    What Happened?

    HISD head, councilmember get crosswise.

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Newsweek Picks Officially Troubled HISD High School As One Of Nation's Best

    It's failing, but it's great!​Newsweek has come out with its latest ranking of the nation's best high schools, and the Houston school district is crowing that a record number of HISD highs made it.The usual suspects are there -- DeBakey, Carnegie, Bellaire and Lamar -- but joining the list this ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Glee: We're Gonna Keep On Rockin' Forever...Forever

    ​The theme this week was the loss of the glee club's voice -- both literally (Rachel has laryngitis) and figuratively (Puck gets a haircut, followed by a corresponding loss of mojo). Will asks everyone to solo in front of the whole group with a song that represents where they are in in their l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Glee: We're Gonna Keep On Rockin' Forever...Forever

    ​The theme this week was the loss of the glee club's voice -- both literally (Rachel has laryngitis) and figuratively (Puck gets a haircut, followed by a corresponding loss of mojo). Will asks everyone to solo in front of the whole group with a song that represents where they are in in their l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Five Memorable Artist-Audience Altercations

    Chris GrayWilco's Jeff Tweedy in a much better mood, March 2008There may be a very good reason Van Morrison said practically nothing from the stage Saturday night at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Judging from the plentiful comments here, here and over at the Chronicle's review, it would have ... More >>

  • News

    April 29, 2010

    Houston Is Under Attack

    Bedbugs threaten our slumber.

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Secession and "Insurance Opportunities": No Place But Texas

    ​If you haven't had a chance to read Newsweek's cover story on Rick Perry, don't worry. You don't have to immediately drop whatever you're doing, out of the misplaced hope that the pages will yield anything you haven't already heard Perry say. But it may be a good primer for people who live outsid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Terrible News For Lovers Of Texas History, Or Just Biography In General

    Anyone who considers themselves a Texan -- one that likes to read, at any rate -- should be federally mandated to read the three volumes in which Robert Caro traces the life of Lyndon Johnson.The first book, Path to Power, is a fascinating primer on the Hill Country, on Sam Rayburn, on farm life in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Classic Rock Corner: Kind of Blue is 50

    According to a recent appreciation in Newsweek, if an American household has just one jazz record on the shelf, chances are it's Kind of Blue by Miles Davis. And we were thinking it was Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass' Whipped Cream & Other Delights. Kind of Blue contains only five tracks. B ... More >>

  • News

    November 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008

    More Campaign-Finance Stuff Gets Online

    Good news for political junkies -- Harris County Clerk Beverly Kaufman announced today that the county is joining the city and state by putting candidates' campaign-finance forms online. "The public can now view information pertaining to campaign contributions to local county officeholders and cand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    The Year the Smurfs Attacked

    Twenty-five years ago this past January, Houston middle-school playgrounds were a-hum with fear and loathing. Rumors were crackling like wildfire about a deadly, remorseless street gang with the cuddly name of The Smurfs. That their name was so ridiculous only enhanced their bad-assery in the minds ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2008

    Fareed Zakaria

    The editor of Newsweek’s international edition says we’ve seen the “rise of the West” and now it’s time for the “rise of the rest”

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2007

    Cover Story: Heads You Lose, Tails You Lose

    You’ve probably seen the ads for rare coins, maybe while waiting to get a cavity filled. They run in stodgy mainstream pubs such as Time, Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report. If you looked closely, you saw at the bottom of the page, in itty-bitty type, a disclosure: “We may contact you from ti ... More >>

  • Film

    March 15, 2007


    At South by Southwest, there's a lot of light shown in the dark

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2007

    School Ranking 101

    Yep. These kids took an AP or an IB test. That much we can be sure of. Looks like Newsweek's "What Makes a High School Great" was the mag's most popular story of last year, according to its end-of-year issue. The people have spoken, and it's good to know they would rather read about high-school ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2006

    Pastoral U.

    "After the game, I'm off for some rowing, old chum." Did a double take this morning while flipping through the TV news shows. On Today, Lester Booming-Voice Holt sat with Barbara Kantrowitz of Newsweek and Seppi Bacili of Kaplan International teasing this year's list of the 25 New Ivies. These ... More >>

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    MC Lars

    Saturday, May 20, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-862-2513

  • News

    May 11, 2006

    School's Out

    Dallas outshines Houston when one magazine rates education

  • News

    February 23, 2006

    Houston's Best Public High Schools

    Counting down: Our sixth- through tenth-place finishers

  • Calendar

    January 12, 2006
  • Music

    June 9, 2005

    Planes Mistaken for Stars, with the Ronin King, Bullet Train to Vegas and Sharks and Sailors

    Saturday, June 11, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-864-2727.

  • News

    November 18, 2004

    Ground Zero

    Houston's been the No. 1 city in America in the obesity crisis. But hype doesn't mean help.

  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    Rock and Roll Dream Team

    Forget the office-football draft, dude. Here's a far cooler way to waste your time and your employer's money.

  • Music

    March 4, 2004

    Yngwie Malmsteen

    Friday, March 5

  • Music

    July 25, 2002

    The Vines

    Saturday, July 27

  • Culture

    June 13, 2002

    Get It Straight

    The road to Ellen was paved with the best of intentions

  • Film

    March 14, 2002

    Eastern Bloc-heads

    Harrison's Flowers reveals -- duh -- that war is bad

  • News

    February 8, 2001


    Residency Woes, Good God!, Organ-ic Giver

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Newsstand


  • Dining

    September 16, 1999

    Darkness Palls

    ...beside food as good as Thai Cafe's

  • News

    August 19, 1999

    Johnnie B. Bad

    Lobbyist's comments bite Bush

  • Music

    December 3, 1998
  • News

    April 2, 1998
  • Film

    April 24, 1997
  • News

    March 6, 1997
  • News

    January 16, 1997
  • News

    December 26, 1996
  • Music

    November 14, 1996


    Combustible Edison makes the listening easy -- with a straight face

  • Music

    June 29, 1995

    Full Nelson

    With a new disc and a boxed history, Willie Nelson wonders who'll buy his memories

  • News

    May 11, 1995
  • Culture

    December 1, 1994

    Losing Focus?

    Once groundbreaking, this year's FotoFest just tilled old soil

  • News

    September 8, 1994

    Changing Channels

    For decades, 13 ruled the Houston airwaves. Now 11 is coming on strong. Is KTRK's broadcast dynasty losing its hold?

  • More >>