Subject:

Saddam Hussein

  • Calendar

    March 20, 2014
  • Culture

    November 14, 2013

    Eat Your Art: There's a Feast Going on at Blaffer Art Museum

    This smorgasbord at Blaffer contextualizes food and the act of eating.

  • Culture

    July 11, 2013

    Palms, Word Choices and Haggling

    Are you the Saddam in your family?

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Ten Years Later, and How Iraq Can Change a Generation's Trajectory

    Every day after baseball practice, my Dad picked me up. Still clad in my dirt-stained pants, still too young to have a full appreciation for deodorant, I would toss my bookbags and gear in the back of our Volvo and jump in the front seat with him. He'd ask how practice was, and I'd tell him about th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Ashes of the Wake: A Playlist for Baghdad

    On this day in 762 A.D., caliph Al-Mansur founded the city of Baghdad in what is modern-day Iraq. The area was and remains one of the commercial and intellectual centers of the Arab world, though it's obviously had a few problems since the U.S. invaded in 2003 and toppled Saddam Hussein's regime. No ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 17, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    The Astros' Jim Crane Era Begins: Get Caught Up On The Team With This Quiz

    Do you recognize this man?​For the first time in a long time, the Houston Astros will not be led by a hyper, motto-spouting grocery magnate. Drayton McLane has sold the team to Houston businessman Jim Crane. It may be the first piece of Astro news you've bothered with this year. The team was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Obama Attempting Again To Brainwash Schoolkids

    Those poor, unsuspecting minds​Remember the glorious fall of 2009, when the right-wing universe exploded in paranoid fear that President Obama was going to give a speech to schoolkids? Just like his Republican predecessors had?Talk radio frothed, politicians shouted and school districts scrambled ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 25, 2010

    America the Dysfunctional

    It's not cheery, but this is one of the best FotoFest shows so far.

  • Culture

    April 23, 2009

    Mexican Moors?

    More likely than you think

  • Film

    February 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    Aggies Don't Take Kindly To Saddam Hussein's Scientist, Lawsuit Claims

    Lawyers at Texas A&M want a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that claims Aggie scientists harassed an Iraqi researcher and his wife. A&M lawyers aren’t saying the scientists didn’t harass Dr. Mundhir Ridha, only that Texas A&M should be exempt from litigation because it's a public institutio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Five Movie Presidents Worse Than W.

    Oliver Stone's W. opened last week, to decidedly mixed reviews (not that any Houston critics got a chance to see it). While the movie may have received a lukewarm reception, George W. Bush's actual presidency - which is enjoying a 29% approval rating - is sure to go down as one of the worst of all t ... More >>

  • Film

    October 16, 2008

    Bush's Brain: W.

    Oliver Stone assigns motive to Dubya's m.o., but at this point, who cares?

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008

    A Modest Proposal: Teach the Gangbangers Respect

    Of late, even a cursory perusal of the B-section of the Houston Chronicle reveals a disturbing trend. Gang crime, of the most odious sort. In today’s paper alone, there are accounts of three MS-13 members accused of stabbing Ernesto Garcia to death on Wednesday. Three other gangbangers shot up a ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    April 3, 2008

    Paging Freaks: Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2008

    Guinness writes the book on gaming, but doesn't shatter any records

  • Calendar

    January 24, 2008

    My Village at Sunset

    Rice professors and a former U.S. ambassador try to explain why the king of Cambodia directed a B movie

  • Music

    May 24, 2007

    The Sad Kermit Video

    Kermit hurt himself today

  • Culture

    March 29, 2007

    Mexican-American Culture

    Why do prietos always get the blame?

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2007

    Tragedy in Webster

    The Associated Press reports that a 10-year-old boy in Webster hanged himself on Sunday. The boy apparently was imitating the execution of Saddam Hussein, which, as you well know, was broadcast all over the place. "I don't think he thought it was real," the boy's uncle told the AP. "They showed th ... More >>

  • Film

    December 21, 2006

    Rocky V. Ahmadinejad

    Another sequel, another chance for Rocky to persevere for America

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    Getting Schooled: Bombs Away

    Rep. Culberson is ready to take the gloves off in Iraq

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2006

    A Right Wing Take on the Walter's War

    To Galt, this ain't police brutality -- it's justice. Editor's note: John Galt, Houston's favorite right-wing hipster, contacted music editor John Nova Lomax demanding to be given equal time in the debate over the Walter's on Washington War. HouStoned, being a fair and balanced blog, has complied. ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    August 31, 2006
  • Film

    February 16, 2006

    Blood Business

    Why We Fight probes America's passion for war

  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    "I Raq and Roll" vs. "We Can't Make It Here"

    Two Houston-connected musicians offer up different takes on the war. One veteran tells Racket which he thinks is better and why.

  • Culture

    June 9, 2005

    Under "Eyes"

    The Arab world seen from within and without

  • Music

    April 14, 2005

    The Heavenly States

    Friday, April 15, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-869-2727.

  • News

    July 8, 2004
  • Film

    June 10, 2004

    The Whole Truth?

    Inside Al-Jazeera, journalists tell a familiar story unfamiliarly

  • News

    April 15, 2004

    Who's on First?

    Mo Amer is an Arab-American and Muslim, but you might not know that

  • Film

    March 4, 2004

    Metaphor Alert: Bright Red

    Like America's current leaders, Viggo and Hidalgo try to "enlighten" the Arabs with Western justice

  • News

    September 4, 2003
  • Music

    April 17, 2003

    Wesley Willis

    Wednesday, April 23

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    Weapons of Mass Distraction

    At Miami's Winter Music Conference, P. Diddy blows up dance music while the U.S. blows up Iraq

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    War Is Not Hell

    The Chron's embedded reporter is far from the action

  • Culture

    March 27, 2003

    War on War Songs

    Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest

  • Music

    March 27, 2003

    Hissin' Dixie.

    Country stars battle it out on the eve of war

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003
  • News

    March 27, 2003
  • News

    March 27, 2003

    Caught Between Iraq and a Hard Place

    Democrats' dilemma: the difference between antiwar and anti-U.S.

  • News

    February 13, 2003

    Protesting Peace

    Plus: Been There, Din That; No Smut Glut; Cursory Check

  • 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

  • Culture

    August 29, 2002

    The Art of Oil

    Welcome to the "Jewelled Arts of India," made possible by your SUV

  • Dining

    April 12, 2001

    Intentional Walk

    The B.U.S. sports bar struts along near Enron Field with nary a peep from the Catholics

  • News

    June 29, 2000

    Surefire Plan

    Inside Houston

  • Film

    April 27, 2000

    Seek Bomb Shelter

    Director Rod Lurie's nuclear debate blows up in his face

  • Film

    September 30, 1999

    Desert Gold

    An imaginative Three Kings skewers the combat genre

  • News

    June 3, 1999
  • News

    March 28, 1996

    The Brother Graham (Part II)

    Once upon a time in Humble, there lived two guys named Pat and Mike. They had a way of making people believe, and those people included some of Texas' highest public officials. While it turned out that their stories usually were just too good to be true

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