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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Documentary Évocateur is upsetting, moving and funny as hell.
The history and survival of ACT UP.
Russell Pearce and Other Illegal-Immigration Populists Rely on Misleading, Right-Wing Reports to Scapegoat Immigrants and Terrify Penny-Pinched Americans.
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 >>
Whew! Tinseltown's go-to graphic-novel guy didn't ruin Watchmen. But he doesn't get it either.
A documentary reveals the rise and fall of an influential writer
Call hell-raiser Hunter S. Thompson's style what you will — a new doc succeeds when saluting his substance
Protocols of Zion takes a hard look at those who fear Jews
Macy's Impulse party is all about chic shopping
Multiculti works take over the CAMH
...And other SXSW adventures
With JC in the TDCJ
Kiss the Dome good-bye at this weekend's Monster Jam
Let's do like the Texans and punk Dallas
Houston-filmed Buchanan ads are decried as racist
Hadden Sayers wants to shed the Stevie Ray tag. But will the Texas market let him?
Tim Robbins's Cradle Will Rock only feels like it's re-creating the '30s a day at a time
Shrouded by mists and unrecovered documents, the history of Houston is still worth a probe
Maya Lin's Topologies
Web designer George Kalas wanted to re-fight the Civil War. Instead, he started one in his own movement.
Mike Scranton's creations are the evilest looking things in the parade. And he'll wrassle anyone who says otherwise.
Stephen Fairfield's restless spiritual journey brought him to the Fifth Ward, where he found true deliverance while helping to rebuild the neighborhoods
The Birdcage updates La Cage Aux Folles with some political bite
Ousted from the airwaves, a homophobic minister launches a holy war against Channel 20