When it comes to music, Jeff Bridges is not some dilettantish actor noodling around with a guitar. Inspired by Bob Dylan and the Beatles, he and a friend would play hootenannys at L.A. clubs like Ledbetter's while still in high school. Years later, while filming the infamous 1980 western Heaven's Ga ... More >>
Last year, it was revealed that Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, actually holds Canadian citizenship. Cruz subsequently made headlines -- it was a slow news cycle by all accounts -- last August, by vowing to renounce his Canadian citizenship. After all, the theory goes you can't run for presi ... More >>
Ted Cruz, the id of the Tea Party, is nobody's dummy, academically speaking. Cruz is a double-Ivy grad, who went to Princeton for his undergraduate degree and law school at the venerable Harvard. When the Daily Beast undertook to discover what Cruz was like at Princeton, it reported: several fellow ... More >>
Beset by federal budget cuts, no written history and a general lack of recognition, the Alabama-Coushatta try to learn a different way of being indian.
Senator Ted Cruz continues to march to his own special drumbeat.
The new U.S. News and World Report college rankings are out. For all their flaws, it's still the standard by which many anxious applicants rank themselves and their peers. Let me guess, the Top 5 universities are Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Stanford? Boom, I nailed it. But you probably ... More >>
Tina Fey's great, but Admission doesn't have the marks.
Texas claims three of the top spots.
In its infinite wisdom, the University of Texas-Austin is backing a professor whose study, co-funded by one of the kookiest anti-gay-marriage groups out there, suggests a higher incidence of suicidal thoughts and unemployment among children of same-sex households. After blogger Scott Rose complain ... More >>
Last night, as we watched Sarah Palin bloviate on Fox News -- yes, doubtful reader, we do under highly unusual circumstances tune in to Fox News -- we were struck by something. Ted Cruz, compared to virtually every single Tea Party member on this green earth like Palin, is really damn articulate. Li ... More >>
The feds attack online poker, killing livelihoods and a $2.5 billion industry.
Big-money supporters were treated to the first indelible moment in Barack Obama's reelection campaign last Thursday when the President crooned the opening lyric from Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" from the stage of the Apollo Theater in Harlem. It was just the sort of off-the-cuff instance that c ... More >>
Michael Glyn Brown was recently acquitted of assaulting his wife. But that's only the latest allegation against the violent, drug-abusing doctor, long a fixture of Houston TV commercials and society.
In addition to cultivating one-sided relationships with wealthy older people, Dinesh Shah has shown himself to be eager to "befriend" handsome young men. Two such have written in to the Houston Press since Part One of our series on Shah ran last week. One man, who wanted only to be identifi ... More >>
Fighting STDs through religion and iPhonesA bunch of Jewish chicks from Houston don't want you to get an STD. Houston rabbi Amy Weiss, along with her Initiative for Jewish Women, has created the LoveSmarts iPhone app, which might be the only app with a Space Invaders-style game where you zap the ... More >>
Mike Yeo is behind the bench for the Aeros this yearCome the start of this AHL hockey season, the fans of the Houston Aeros will see lots of familiar faces on the ice as, even though last season was rather disappointing, many of the players will be returning. But where the fans will not be seeing ... More >>
Better than Boston or San Francisco!The online Forbes empire never tires of putting together lists that rank American cities in any number of categories, all in the vain hope that media in the city named number one will write about -- DAMN! Fell for it again!!Okay, we'll give them an item, since ... More >>
This is my second go round living in Houston. Prior to moving back here in the summer of 2007, the last time I was an H-town resident was between 1994 and 2001. As an Astro fan, that means I was here when the Bagwell/Biggio nucleus finally broke through in 1997 and made the playoffs, I was he ... More >>
The Humane Society and big agriculture slug it out over animal rights.
Harvey Bott's drawings languished in his studio for 50 years
With help from Democrats Pete Laney and Bob Bullock, Bush has been a Republican governor Texans love. But who'll be his pals if he sets his sights on the presidency?
David Rousseve patches movement and narrative into something unique