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North Dakota

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    If Google Elected Athletes to Office, the President Would Be...

    Before computers ruled our lives, before the internet connected everyone to everything, relevance was a far more subjective attainment. Stardom was a feel, degrees of which were debatable. Nowadays, with our ability to measure the relative joy in/admiration for/tolerance of almost anything thanks t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    Texas Abortion Case Might Be the Next Big Supreme Court Abortion Ruling

    em>Planned Parenthood v. Abbott, a/k/a the "Texas Abortion Case," might be the fodder for the Supreme Court's latest pronouncement on abortion. Let's start with the "might": the Supreme Court only takes those cases that it wants to hear (granting a writ of certiorari, in the jargon), so there is the ... More >>

  • Music

    August 1, 2013

    Ten the Hard Way: Introducing the Houston Music Hall of Fame

    In honor of the 25th Annual Houston Press Music Awards, we present the Houston Music Hall of Fame.

  • News

    May 23, 2013

    The "Ag-Gag" War: Big Ag Declares War on Whistleblowers

    Behind the scenes of the death match between Big Ag and undercover animal-rights activists.

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Boom. Roasted. -- The Monday Morning College Football Roast

    Through the first few weeks of the football season, I had been combining my foremost thoughts and remembrances of the weekend that was in football -- Texans, college, and general NFL -- into the ever popular "4 Winners, 4 Losers" post. However, now we've got three weeks of college football in the b ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2012

    In Search of Spring Break

    Looking for booze, babes and beach parties on Galveston Island

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Grand Forks, North Dakota, Gets an Olive Garden

    Since I first read the Grand Forks Herald article last night -- "Long-awaited Olive Garden receives warm welcome" -- it's made its way around the Internet as an object of fascination faster than faked cell phone pictures of Christina Hendricks's breasts. "An Onion-worthy, rave review of...Olive Gar ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2011

    Towering Townes

    Fifteen years after the death of a legend, there are a few stories left untold.

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Last Night: Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt At The Grand

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt The Grand 1894 Opera House, Galveston June 27, 2011 Coming soon to an Improv near you: The comedic stylings of Lyle & Hiatt! Almost sounds like one of those old-time yukster duos, doesn't it? It certainly played out like that Monday night in Th ... More >>

  • News

    March 17, 2011

    Made in Texas

    Think all bourbon comes from Kentucky? Think again.

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Game Time: National Signing Day, The Creepiest Day In Sports...And I'm Part Of The Problem

    ​It's all a matter of how you look at it -- if you're a diehard college football fan, then today is December 25. You woke up this morning and ran over to your computer to pull up ESPN's Recruit Tracker the same way you ran downstairs to see what was under the Christmas tree when you were a kid. (" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Aeros Are Back Home -- At Least Their Penalty-Killing Is In Good Shape

    ​The Houston Aeros are returning home tonight to face the Manitoba Moose at Toyota Center at 7:05 p.m. They spent the past week on the road where they went 0-3 while losing twice in Grand Rapids and once to  the Texas Stars in Austin on Sunday. But despite the team's inability to get its of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    For Memorial Day, Part 2: One Vet's Journey Back To Pearl Harbor

    The Japanese were bombing Pearl Harbor, and Nicolas Maershbecker's ship was stuck. Maershbecker was an engineer on the USS Perry, a high-speed minesweeper, and responsible for starting the boilers in the engine room. He couldn't, though, because the ship's smokestacks were still blocked by ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 3, 2008

    Silver Spoon: "Designed by Architects"

    Margo Grant Walsh wasn't born with one, but she collected her own

  • News

    February 14, 2008

    Mescaline on the Mexican Border

    Texas is the only state in the country where peyote is sold legally. Really.

  • News

    June 14, 2007
  • Blogs

    June 13, 2007

    City of Angels

    We talked last week with Los Angeles urban expert Joel Kotkin, author of a study for the Greater Houston Partnership on how to keep Houston growing. Kotkin told the GHP (Houston’s version of the chamber of commerce) they should not follow other cities who have tried to attract “the elite” – ... More >>

  • Film

    October 12, 2006

    Lord Have Mercy

    Jesus Camp pitches its tent in the other America

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    The Buzz

    Mosquitos' Juju Stulbach on love and Eskimos

  • News

    March 23, 2006

    Hustle Time

    Damon Jones has traveled from UH to all around the NBA chasing stardom and a sound bite

  • Culture

    July 17, 2003

    Popping Along

    James Rosenquist's workmanlike, old-school approach keeps coming up with new challenges

  • Dining

    June 20, 2002

    Hotter than Halal

    Islamic fusion restaurants are all the rage because of their organic meat -- and whole chiles

  • News

    April 25, 2002

    Rock-A-Baby Bye-Bye

    A state program was supposed to give moms a safe place to drop off unwanted newborns. Then why are so many babies still ending up in the trash?

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    Lost & Found

    One year ago, the Lost Boys of Sudan came to Houston in search of America, a future, safety and an education simple things that got somewhat complicated in the translation

  • Calendar

    February 21, 2002

    Pinch One-Liner

    Meet the baseball manager with a gift for gab

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    Willis Alan Ramsey

    Thursday, December 27

  • News

    June 7, 2001

    Red Light, Green Light

    With billboards of windmills promising gentle, nonpolluting energy, Green Mountain offers Texans a new power avenue. Will they take it? Should they?

  • News

    March 9, 2000

    Last Call

    Downtown loses a legendary bartender - and friend

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    Urbane Cowboy

    Lyle Lovett is smart, funny and wears Armani. That's right: He is from Texas.

  • Film

    March 14, 1996

    Murder, She Said

    Fargo gives us comedy, killing -- and an eight-month pregnant detective

  • Music

    August 3, 1995

    Northern Exposure

    Canada's favorites, The Tragically Hip, try to conquer the lower 48 without violence

  • News

    January 6, 1994

    The Poison Connection

    A "gas leak" in a Matamoros chemical plant wafts a poison and paper cloud toward a corporate office in Houston

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