Patrick Buchanan

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    A Fond Look Back as the UH Daily Cougar Goes Weekly and Digital

    In the early '90s while I was attending the University of Houston, I practically lived in and around the communications department on the far east side of campus. Behind a nondescript metal door in a downstairs corner of the brick two-story building was a large, tile-floored, windowless room that ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    Right Wing Valentine to Vlad

    The Conservatives recent love affair with Russia's Vladimir Putin is a mysterious contagion from a fever swamp; an odd combination of My Funny Valentine and Jungle Fever, rebranded as To Russia, With Love. It's an odd reversal of the McCarthy era, sixty years later. Sarah Palin seems deeply enamor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Is a 91-0 Youth Football Beatdown Bullying or a Reality Check?

    Up in Fort Worth, there is a very good high school football team: the Aledo Bearcats. They have been crushing teams this season "outscor[ing] their opponents by an average of 77 points per game." On October 18, though, one parent had enough. After a 91-0 beatdown of Forth Worth Western Hills, a par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Four Reasons Why Being Politically Ignorant May or May Not Matter

    The Onion, as it so often does, hits the nail on the head regarding political ignorance with this "headline": "Man Who Understands 8% Of Obamacare Vigorously Defends It From Man Who Understands 5%." The satirical headline is simply highlighting the commonplace that Americans simply do not know much ... More >>

  • Film

    June 6, 2013

    The Mouth That Ate Itself: Morton Downey Jr. Roars Again

    Documentary Évocateur is upsetting, moving and funny as hell.

  • Film

    September 20, 2012

    David France on the Plague Years

    The history and survival of ACT UP.

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    FAIR-y Tales

    Russell Pearce and Other Illegal-Immigration Populists Rely on Misleading, Right-Wing Reports to Scapegoat Immigrants and Terrify Penny-Pinched Americans.

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Lord Save Us: Houston A Finalist For The 2012 GOP Convention

    An elephant stampede may be coming, and it will look like "Oliver's Army"​Hotline is reporting that the Republican National Committee has picked four finalists for the 2012 GOP convention, and Houston is one of them.We have to assume that they mean Houston, Texas, so be prepared to face horror.The ... More >>

  • Film

    March 5, 2009

    Dr. Manhattan, Meet Dr. Hollywood

    Whew! Tinseltown's go-to graphic-novel guy didn't ruin Watchmen. But he doesn't get it either.

  • Calendar

    July 3, 2008

    Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson

    A documentary reveals the rise and fall of an influential writer

  • Film

    July 3, 2008

    Beyond Gonzo

    Call hell-raiser Hunter S. Thompson's style what you will — a new doc succeeds when saluting his substance

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2008
  • Film

    December 1, 2005

    Torah! Torah! Torah!

    Protocols of Zion takes a hard look at those who fear Jews

  • Calendar

    November 18, 2004
  • Calendar

    November 11, 2004

    Style Council

    Macy's Impulse party is all about chic shopping

  • Calendar

    July 15, 2004

    Beyond Borders

    Multiculti works take over the CAMH

  • Music

    March 25, 2004

    Adieu, Monsieur Mojo

    ...And other SXSW adventures

  • News

    September 18, 2003

    Doing Time

    With JC in the TDCJ

  • Calendar

    November 14, 2002

    The Mystery of Monsters

    Kiss the Dome good-bye at this weekend's Monster Jam

  • Music

    October 3, 2002

    A South By Southwest How-To

    Let's do like the Texans and punk Dallas

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Of Love and Hate

    Houston-filmed Buchanan ads are decried as racist

  • Music

    August 24, 2000

    At the Crossroads

    Hadden Sayers wants to shed the Stevie Ray tag. But will the Texas market let him?

  • Film

    January 20, 2000

    Ambition Overload

    Tim Robbins's Cradle Will Rock only feels like it's re-creating the '30s a day at a time

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Houstowne, Texas

    Shrouded by mists and unrecovered documents, the history of Houston is still worth a probe

  • Culture

    July 29, 1999

    Public Places, Private Emotions

    Maya Lin's Topologies

  • News

    July 22, 1999


    Web designer George Kalas wanted to re-fight the Civil War. Instead, he started one in his own movement.

  • News

    April 16, 1998

    Art Car Macho

    Mike Scranton's creations are the evilest looking things in the parade. And he'll wrassle anyone who says otherwise.

  • News

    July 11, 1996


    Stephen Fairfield's restless spiritual journey brought him to the Fifth Ward, where he found true deliverance while helping to rebuild the neighborhoods

  • Film

    March 7, 1996

    Family Values

    The Birdcage updates La Cage Aux Folles with some political bite

  • News

    February 29, 1996
  • News

    December 7, 1995

    Farewell to Arms

    Ousted from the airwaves, a homophobic minister launches a holy war against Channel 20