It seems the Texas education system is still nursing a hangover from the State Board of Education's raucous culture-warrior party days. Hell, it's possible they're still drunk. A while back in 2009 members of the SBOE tried to cut the actual science from the state's science standards (namely, Darwin ... More >>
You can spell “Olajuwon” without looking, right?
A woman watching the Honduras-Israel soccer match at BBVA Compass Stadium June 1 says a security guard tried to confiscate her Palestinian flag because it was a "racial slur." Buthayna Hammad says she was waving the flag about fifteen minutes into the match when four stadium security officers and f ... More >>
The locals who have captured our ears, from rock to rap to synth-pop.
What's the best solution to avoiding rising prices of any produce? Grow it yourself. Fortunately, the Houston area and climate is perfect for growing citrus, especially limes. Unfortunately, if you plant a lime tree now it won't produce fruit until next year. But, just in case another lime crisis ha ... More >>
In October, The Menil will be opening an exhibit called "Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence," and it will be the first ever exploration of Gandhi's principle of satyagraha (nonviolence) in the visual arts. To celebrate, local chef and owner of Pondicheri and Indika, Anita Jai ... More >>
For years, religious and political scholars have argued that a primary factor in the brutal Israel-Palestine strife has been the absence of a satellite Texas A&M campus. But now, A&M Chancellor John Sharp is stepping up to do something about it. The head of A&M told the Associated Press he wants to ... More >>
Rome invented Jesus, new doc claims.
Gene Thomas, the Texas singer and songwriter whose 1961 swamp-pop hit "Sometimes" was recorded at Houston's Gold Star Studios (later SugarHill), and was later covered by Doug Sahm, passed away Sunday morning. Houston musician Buzzy Smith announced Thomas' death on his Facebook page. The Palestine n ... More >>
Mitt Romney had a troublesome time during his recent trip abroad, pissing off politicians and citizens in England, Palestine, and Poland (although to be fair, that last one was simply a guy who worked for Romney, not Romney himself). Besides providing a potential future Ted Nugent album name -- "Ki ... More >>
Mason Lankford said, "There will come a day when we forget the Rapture ever even happened," but Rocks Off is keeping an eye out for signs of our impending Armageddon. We were wrong last time, but we're totally right this time! In a bizarre incident last Thursday, Billie Joe Armstrong, belove ... More >>
Johan Grimonprez's stunning work screens at the Blaffer Museum.
Photos by Jason WolterMichael Franti & Spearhead House of Blues October 2, 2010 Check out photos from the show. Hands are in the air immediately with the stupidly fun show opener "Love Don't Wait," as Michael Franti and his Spearhead instrumentalists file out onstage. Franti is a big dude, ... More >>
Eric Hester/ photos courtesy of Voices Breaking BoundariesHave you ever gone to see an artist, but then wished you hadn't? Not because of a bad performance, but just because the real-life person didn't fit so neatly into the tiny box you'd made for them in your brain? That's how Aftermath felt ab ... More >>
Paraphrasing Larry McMurtry, a woman's love is like the spring dew. It's just as likely to descend on a cowpie as an April wildflower.In the East Texas romance of Jennifer Doss and Christopher Guffey, we're leaning towards cowpie. You see, Guffey, an alleged member of the Aryan Brotherhood prison ... More >>
Documentary filmmaker Gaylen Ross's new film Killing Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt with Nazis hits the screen at Houston's Angelika Theater today. If you don't know the name Rudolf Kasztner, you aren't alone. Although the Hungarian journalist and lawyer saved more than 1,600 Jews during WWII, h ... More >>
Bombing survivor Sam Baker comes to grips with forgiveness on Cotton.
Our local justice system would prefer to leave them there
Marching with an evolving minority electorate, a Vietnamese immigrant may just whip the GOP's old guard
Oscar Carles likes crashing cars
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
Ghouls and grief along the Columbia debris trail
Ghouls and grief along the Columbia debris trail
A marathon through the downtown tunnel, a rowing venue in a flooded Katy Freeway, the javelina throw -- how splendid, how Houston!
Metro's incoming chairman loves to tell stories. Can Houstonians cotton to his next one?
Narcotics task forces in Texas spend millions of dollars each year busting low-level users and dealers. Is it money well spent, or are officers just addicted to easy cash?
Judy Walker saw one son die in prison and his twin sentenced to life for shooting a cop. The prison autopsy says Reginald died of natural causes. But his mother says it was retaliation for Robert's actions that got his brother killed.
Hayflick Limit's punk has been baked by the heat of the Lone Star State
A Burning (Bush) Issue. When Christmas rolls around, some Houston Jews get a little green with envy
Texas's mentally impaired used to go to treatment centers. Now they go to prison.
Was Walter Waldhauser/ Michael Davis tipped about his latest arrest warrants?
First there was the passion for English and the woman he loved. Then came the pain.
Is Elton Bomer the bully who's needed to help colonias -- or just another political grandstander?
Bart Sipriano's well dried up four days after Ozarka started pumpin massive amount of water nearby. Under the state's archaic "rule of capture," the East Texan has no right to complain.
The Texas parole board let him out to die; instead, he got involved in a killing.
Dan's the man behind a new anti-crime group