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  • Blogs

    November 11, 2014

    Veterans Day and the Other Holidays That People Just Don't Celebrate Like They Used To

    These days Veterans Day is simply a holiday celebrating veterans and their service. That's it. But the U.S. version of this holiday used to be a much bigger deal, and in the days before that it was actually another holiday entirely, Armistice Day. Today some people will definitely remember and may ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 20, 2012

    Why Do Mexicans Boycott Columbus Day?

    And why do white people like to brag about where they travel?

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    This Little Piggy Went to Kata Robata

    Photos by GroovehouseFor more photos from the pig party, check out our slideshow.​Say what you will about Twitter -- that the microblogging/messaging service is ruining our attention spans, that it's killing "real" blogging -- but sometimes paying careful attention to your Twitter stream pays ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    The 5 Worst Houston Restaurant Websites

    ​Yesterday, we rolled out our list of the five best Houston restaurant websites. Today is something different. In scouring dozens of websites over the past week, we came to realize something. Restaurant websites in Houston are mostly terrible. This may be true of other industries as well, bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Amazingly, That Plan To Restore The Replica Columbus Ship Is Foundering

    In news that will shock absolutely everyone but the 95 percent of the people who predicted it, there's a good chance that the replica of Christopher Columbus's Nina won't be heading to Kemah in time for the May regatta.As we mentioned last month, the Spanish Consulate and the city of Corpus Christi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Coming (Maybe) To Kemah: A Fake Christopher Columbus Ship

    You know what Kemah needs?We mean, beyond extensive repairs in the wake of Hurricane Ike.What Kemah (apparently) needs is a replica of the Nina, one of the three boats Christopher Columbus sailed to make his old-white-man invasion of the bucolic New World.There is a mysterious plan afoot to restore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    An Assessment Of Galveston's Historical Sites

    Here is a summary from the Galveston Historical Foundation -- via their temporary digs in Austin -- about how the old and cherished buildings on the island fared during Ike: First reports from the scene indicate the following: The 1861 U. S. Custom House, GHF's headquarters, was flooded by as much ... More >>

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    October 28, 1999