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  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Inside CSNY's Groundbreaking 1974 Tour

    "We knew it was something special," Graham Nash says on the phone from New York City. "No one had done a tour like that, in that many big venues. But I felt we were up to the task. We could all play and sing, and there were four of us. With four intense egos!" Today, massive football stadium tours ... More >>

  • News

    January 2, 2014

    The Silent Treatment

    Using a Houston murder case, the Supreme Court quietly strangles the right to keep your mouth shut.

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Using a Houston Murder Case, The Supreme Court Quietly Strangles the Right to Remain Silent

    On an early December morning in 1992, two brothers were shot in a Houston home. There were no witnesses. The HPD's investigation led them to Genovevo Salinas, who had been at a party with the victims the evening before. Salinas agreed to accompany the police officers to the police station and even g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Elvis Presley's Graceland: A Peek Inside With My Crappy Cell Phone Camera

    A few weeks back I went on a Mid-South trip through Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and sadly, Arkansas. Along the way I followed the Mississippi Blues Trail as much as I could, before hitting Memphis and Sun Studios and Graceland, and moving on to Nashville for a whole new set of museums and att ... More >>

  • Film

    October 27, 2011

    The Ghost of Hunter Thompson

    An oddly tame adaptation of The Rum Diary.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    The Five Hottest Presidential Mistresses (Not Including Marilyn Monroe)

    The item we did earlier this week on the five horniest presidents included research that could led us to conclude either one of two things: Either a) America's presidential mistresses don't photograph well or are painted badly, or b) Not many of them are what you'd call "hot." Still, it's possib ... More >>

  • News

    February 18, 2010

    Teen Porn 101

    If they're taking their laptops and cell phones to bed with them, it's probably not to do homework.

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    My Friends Are Gonna Be Strangers: 18 Readings From The Book Of Hag

    ​ When Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson take the Verizon stage for tonight's "Who's More Grizzled?" grudge match, they'll bring with them a century of experience as two of the most iconoclastic, poetic voices in popular song, country or any other genre. No disrespect to Kristofferson (four wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    "Imagine" This: What If John Lennon Were Still With Us?

    Today marks what would have been John Lennon's 69th birthday. Just let that sink in for a moment. He was only 40 when he passed away, but in those four decades he did enough to change the world and its inhabitants for pretty much the rest of natural human history - not just in music but also in for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Exposing Obama's "Brainwash The Kids" Scheme, With KTRH's Michael Berry

    ​You gotta admit this about the right-wing, talk-show-listening, Fox-News-loving one-third of America -- no one can whip up a paranoid kerfluffle like they can.The latest insidious event causing them to storm the barricades is Barack Obama's Stalin-like plan to hypnotize mass numbers of gullible s ... More >>

  • Music

    March 5, 2009
  • Film

    January 15, 2009

    Che Is A One-Ton Guerrilla

    Soderbergh's two Che Guevara films in one four-hour sitting

  • Film

    June 14, 2007

    Nancy Drew

    Bringing smarty back, Nancy Drew returns for another generation of young consumers

  • Culture

    January 25, 2007

    Murder by Numbers

    "Frontera 450+" records the unsolved killings of women in Jurez, Mexico

  • Culture

    July 6, 2006

    Fantastic 4

    The CAMH showcases a group of highly individual Houston artists

  • News

    June 22, 2006

    Rush to Judgment

    In World War II, Houston attorney Leon Jaworski prosecuted a group of black American soldiers. In a hurried-up trial, they were court-martialed and sentenced to hard labor. The verdict was probably wrong. And Jaworski had a lot to do with that.

  • Music

    September 29, 2005

    Solitary Man

    Part ironic sophisticate, part sentimental movie composer, Randy Newman is an American original

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Christmas in July

    Six dozen of Houston's finest bands for a mere $7

  • Music

    June 9, 2005

    When Wild Musicians Attack!

    Ryan Adams is headed this way. Where does he fit in among the great meltdown artists of yore?

  • News

    June 10, 2004
  • Culture

    April 15, 2004

    Stage Death

    Remembering a painful evening with Spalding Gray

  • News

    November 27, 2003

    Pied Piper of the Pissed Off

    Doctor Dean's specialty: political anger management

  • Culture

    May 29, 2003

    Dem Blues

    The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Peace Signs

    Thirdgeneration activist Luchita Rodriguez and her friends find the missing rally bus and a fresh, family-style fight against war in Iraq

  • Film

    December 12, 2002

    Jenny from the Crock

    Don't be fooled by the rocks that she's got, J.Lo's just a Maid in Manhattan

  • Music

    July 18, 2002

    The Real Motor City Madman

    Former MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer is still kicking out the jams

  • News

    May 2, 2002

    You Don't Know Mac

    Get your recliner and No. 2 pencil

  • News

    March 21, 2002

    Man's New Best Friend

    In the wake of September 11, security dogs have become must-have items. Prices have skyrocketed. There aren't enough German shepherds.

  • Music

    December 13, 2001

    Britney Spears

    Britney (Jive)

  • Music

    August 16, 2001


    Mem Shannon

  • Dining

    February 22, 2001

    You Deserve a Break Today

    McDonald's has it their way - in your museum, church and even in print

  • Dining

    February 8, 2001

    Junk-Food Journalism

    A new book detailing the "dark side of the all-American meal" could use a little more beef itself

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    The Good, the Bad, the Imprisoned

    Houston's best politicos were not always the ones elected -- or the ones who stayed in office

  • News

    August 19, 1999
  • News

    June 17, 1999

    The Man Who Would Be Kingmaker

    Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul.

  • Calendar

    January 21, 1999
  • Film

    May 21, 1998

    Contact High

    Fear and Loathing is the latest in Terry Gilliam's cinematic revolution

  • Calendar

    April 30, 1998
  • Film

    November 6, 1997

    Sex in the Suburbs

    In The Ice Storm, promiscuity seems merely pathetic

  • News

    April 24, 1997
  • Culture

    December 12, 1996

    Making Connections

    Mark Lombardi finds art in the ties that bind

  • Culture

    August 29, 1996

    Starting Over

    Can self-described "bad boy" Rob Bundy revive a flagging Stages?

  • Music

    February 29, 1996

    Master of the Universe

    From presidents to pop stars, Merle Haggard has a song for everyone

  • Music

    February 22, 1996
  • Calendar

    February 15, 1996
  • News

    June 29, 1995

    Echo Chamber

    Talk radio talks to itself for argument's sake

  • Calendar

    April 6, 1995
  • Culture

    January 26, 1995

    Fresh Milk

    A gay martyr gets a breath of life from Houston Grand Opera

  • Film

    May 5, 1994

    The Second-Movie Itch

    Two black filmmakers try new territories, with mixed results

  • Culture

    December 30, 1993

    Celebrity Photographer, Photographer Celebrity

    Talking with Annie Leibovitz about the manufacture of cultural identity and the American dream

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