• Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    Study Focuses on Youth Pot Use, Should Focus on Pill Popping Instead

    The Prevention Resource Center at the Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston has released its annual Regional Needs Assessment, which gathers a ton of data and compiles it to identify everything you need to know about substance abuse. The study shines a light on what's going on in our area (Region 6 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2014

    Matching Coachella Bands to the Appropriate Drugs

    Note: Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, starts today in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. This article is by Adam Lovinus. Ever since sunshine acid saturated Woodstock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Houston Texans: My Annual Way Too Early Guess at the 53-Man Roster

    On Sunday morning at the Texans' second day of practice of the young preseason, I was hanging out with my co-host John Granato watching the wide receivers go one-on-one against the cornerbacks in pass catching drills when Evan Koch of the Texans media relations team walked by and asked us who we tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Ranking Houston's Sports Radio Personalities

    The Houston sports talk landscape is complicated and fascinating. We are blessed with four full-time sports stations, several other sports-themed shows scattered along the dial and one national sports network headquartered right here in the Bayou City. When I ranked the best sports talk shows in Hou ... More >>

  • Music

    February 9, 2012

    Paid to Smile

    Vagabond '90s-rock heartthrob Evan Dando goes where the wind blows.

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Last Night: Fitz & The Tantrums At House Of Blues

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Fitz & the Tantrums House of Blues Bronze Peacock Room April 18, 2011 Soul music is about power, yoking that gospel id to the pursuit of more worldly affairs, but it's also about subtlety. Grunt all you want, but smooth and steady wins the race (and wins over the ladies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Pop Rocks: No One to Blame for Rebecca Black but Ourselves

    Rebecca Black WANTS YOU to keep Twittering about her.​The Internet is a strange place. Its most dominant and pervasive bandwidth hogs are spam and porn, both completely voluntary (people actually open those Nigerian money request e-mails or they wouldn't still be sending them). It drives news ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    SXSW Aftermath: Narduwar the Human Serviette's Bizarre Canadian Patriotism

    Brittanie Shey​The girl next to Aftermath at Headhunters motions to her American husband, who is pogoing like a 10-year-old in desperate need of Ritalin. "He tells me I must be the only Canadian who has never heard of Nardwuar." Indeed, since Nardwuar the Human Serviette has made a name in Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    A Man Who Just Does Not Have The Patience To Rob A Bank

    Photo courtesy FBI​ See this dude here? Rocking the sunglasses and the shaggy locks?NOTE TO CRIMINAL OVERLORDS: Do not hire this guy to rob any banks for you. If you do, give him some Ritalin or something.Here's what the FBI has to say about this guy's attempt to rob the Chase Bank near 9300 Westh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    All Falls Down: Kanye West's Six - Well, Seven Now - Douchiest Moments

    ​If you're aware of Kanye West's - whom Pollstar is reporting stops at Toyota Center with Lady GaGa January 22; good luck selling tickets for that one now, kiddo - past behavior at all, then you're probably surprised this article isn't longer. His habit of blurting out inappropriate, nonsensical n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    They're Back Playing High School Sports In Texas

    Texas' UIL had originally canceled a bunch of competitions until May 11 because of the swine-flu scare, but it appears they've now got things under control.The organization announced this afternoon that they're cranking things up again as of tomorrow.Because of "the magnitude and scope" of the regio ... More >>

  • Music

    January 29, 2009
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    March 20, 2008

    Strange Brew

    This Canadian cult classic sets Hamlet in a brewery

  • Music

    March 13, 2008

    MySpaced Out: European Discotheque

    Goldfrapp inspires a cyber-search for the perfect beat

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2008

    Last Night: Chuck Prophet at the Continental Club

    Chuck Prophet Continental Club January 23, 2008 Better Than: Doing your homework and going to bed early. Download: “You Could Make a Doubter Out of Jesus” is Prophet at his most intense and lyrical. Chuck Prophet is a wizard, and every wizard needs a special hat. As the edgy San Franciscan to ... More >>

  • Film

    June 14, 2007

    Get Inside. It's Summertime!

    Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2006

    No Tsu Oh - Version 2.0

    On November 1, All Saints Day, No Tsu Oh reopened in its old location after a hiatus of three years. Pirtle and Pierce are still hard at work trying to de-sleekify the spot. Clark's recording studio / dance club, the joint that was in place there between No Tsu Oh's two incarnations, had a, shall we ... More >>

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    RIP, Syd. And RIP, 'Cid.

    A psychedelic pioneer and the drug that helped do him in are both sorely missed

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Heady Metal

    In 2005, longhairs got more progressive than ever

  • Film

    October 27, 2005

    Foiled Again

    Maybe it's time for this blade to stop swinging

  • Film

    September 29, 2005

    The Opposite of Suck

    Mike Mills's debut is smart, funny and gorgeously sad

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    Houston's Gone Gaaga for Haaga

    A former king of the Texas metal world unites Houston's warring rock tribes and wins a passel of Music Awards

  • Music

    June 17, 2004

    Feel This

    Enema of the Mental State: Notes from the Battle on Irritable Blink-182 Syndrome

  • Calendar

    March 11, 2004

    Teenage Wasteland

    Two artists ask how boys become men in a videocracy

  • Music

    February 12, 2004

    The End Is Near

    The day of the Locust is at hand

  • Culture

    October 9, 2003

    Extreme Makeovers

    Chuck Close takes apart people's faces and puts them back together again

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    Alphabet Soup

    The Colour Clear knows exactly where it should be filed in the record store. But what about in real life?

  • Music

    May 29, 2003

    Rock No More

    Mike Patton chops through traditional song forms with a mighty Tomahawk

  • News

    May 1, 2003
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    April 24, 2003
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    April 17, 2003

    High Scores

    Students are using drugs illegally not to party down, but to get better marks on exams

  • News

    December 26, 2002

    All I Want for Christmas Is...

    A shopping list for your favorite political types

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    Kenny G.'s Revenge

    Smooth-jazz fans blast Racket

  • News

    October 3, 2002

    Trumped Out

    Drug testing in world-class bridge bounces a medal-winner

  • Culture

    November 29, 2001
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    June 14, 2001


    Storage Containers, Not Ready for Prime Time, The Well Runs Dry

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    Tuning Out the Static

    Protesters scream about censorship. The board denounces potentially crippling boycotts. Will the two sides in the Pacifica conflict ever learn that, beneath their shrill cries, they're on the same team?

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    Super Vision

    By keeping a constant eye on its mentally ill clients, an ACT team heads off all sorts of troubles

  • News

    July 8, 1999

    Trouble in Mind

    Texas's mentally impaired used to go to treatment centers. Now they go to prison.

  • News

    March 25, 1999
  • Film

    March 25, 1999

    Reel Time

    EDtv tries to upstage Truman on TV's impact

  • Film

    April 2, 1998

    I Wanna Be Sedated

    Barney's Great Adventure drops us in a lobotomized, manic kid hell

  • News

    April 24, 1997
  • Film

    June 20, 1996

    Scary Carrey

    The Cable Guy reveals Jim Carrey's dark side -- but not enough of it

  • News

    January 25, 1996
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    January 4, 1996
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    January 4, 1996

    Ritalin on Trial

    While some Houston parents fight what they charge is "a river of Ritalin" running through the schools, one father has gone to court to try to prove that, for his son, Ritalin use is Ritalin abuse.

  • Calendar

    June 16, 1994