In case you didn't know, Houston is home to one of the largest Muslim populations in the country and the city is home to a network of mosques and religious centers run by the Islamic Society of Greater Houston. Anyone who has grown up in or around an American-Muslim community knows the role basket ... More >>
Who? Sama'an Ashrawi is a filmmaker, a documentarian of almost everything UGK and easily one of the few men Bun B trusts more than anything other than his shoe collection and family. Actually, Ashrawi is like family after the two befriended one another. Last fall, Ashrawi released his All Star Tribu ... More >>
A trip to the big city for an East Texas family turned into a nightmare when, according to investigators, an autistic 15-year-old boy was molested by an employee at a North Houston Conn's store. According to an affidavit filed by Harris County Sheriffs investigators, the boy's dad and sister and ot ... More >>
19-year-old's accident left her with permanent brain damage.
Keystone Beer, a quartet of middle schoolers and 38-year-old Rosharon Lummus are a combustible combination, at least if what Anderson County authorities are saying is true. According to Tylerpaper.com and sheriff Greg Taylor, Lummus hosted a birthday party on a country road southwest of Palestine t ... More >>
Free Radicals are, strangely enough, one of Houston's most stable ensembles. Their music may vary wildly from song to song, from jazz and klezmer to ska and rap, but the band drummer Nick Cooper started in 1996 has had a steady core of members for most of those years. Baritone saxophonist Pete Sulli ... More >>
Free Radicals have won an amazing nine Houston Press Music Awards for Best Jazz, but jazz really doesn't even begin to cover the 16-year-old Houston group's sound. It's so all over the place that the only category that really fits is the oft-misunderstood "world music," especially on the Radicals' n ... More >>
Unbleached towels in the bathroom.
Matthew Mitchell has a question. A dumb questionA connected series of two allegedly alcohol-related car crashes killed one, injured three, and sent three others to jail, one in part for asking one of the dumbest questions we've ever read anyone asking at an accident scene. At 1:30 a.m. Sun ... More >>
And what do Mexicans think of Koreans?
Photos by Kris SearsM1 of Dead Prez at the Houston Palestine Film Festival Lee-Coc at the HPFFThe Houston Palestine Film Festival (HPFF), which features a wide range of films that highlight the unique strength and struggle of the Palestinian people featured the legendary M1 from Dead Prez on S ... More >>
Middle Eastern filmmakers take the screen for two weeks
Masharawis characters live through a day from hell in this comedy
Four exhibits at Lawndale Art Center close this Saturday including "Washington Avenue: Forgotten to Gentrified," a photo exhibit by Robert Sennhauser that looks at the near-downtown neighborhood and the changes it's currently undergoing. Among the highlights of the exhibit are Sennhauser's taped int ... More >>
Can you say reductively politicized depictions?
More likely than you think
Jewish parents at Klein High School want to know what Terri Hall, the academic adviser to the student newspaper, was thinking when she allowed what some of them consider an anti-Semitic news article and editorial to be published in the January 30 edition of the Klein Bearchat.The banner story in the ... More >>
The Art League Houston takes on Hispanic and Muslim immigration in a multimedia exhibit
A documentary chronicles familiar dangers on a different border
Straight Outta Gaza
Demme follows Carter's controversial book tour, and ends up with the same old narrative
On the Fence
Young Palestinian refugees make moves for peace
"Funk Jazz Fridays" get rolling at Cafe Brasil
How Joe Sacco learned to stop worrying and love war
Set in 1948, Kedma explores a present-day problem
"Made in Palestine" humanizes the Middle East conflict
Carving the racism out of Texas barbecue mythology
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
March 26-April 1, 1998
Now everybody, it's claimed, will be on their best behavior. Really?