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Scientology

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Snoop Lion and Five More Weird Religious Conversions That Need to Happen

    A funny thing happened to our old buddy Snoop Dogg last year: he got religion. And not just any old religion, either. In a move that we probably should have seen coming, the Doggfather formally embraced the Rastafari movement, a Jamaican spiritual ideology with fewer than a million adherents worldwi ... More >>

  • Film

    May 30, 2013

    After Earth: Smith Family Robinson

    The adventure flick pretends it’s not an M. Night Shyamalan film

  • News

    November 8, 2012

    What's Behind Gary Douglas's Scientology Knockoff?

    Access Consciousness promises to help you reach a higher plane. For a price.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Cover Story: Are You Human or Humanoid?

    You may not know this, but nearly half the world's population isn't human: they may look human, but they're another species called "humanoid." Humanoids don't have DNA like the rest of us; they have a Mobius strip that can create DNA. At least that's what a self-help organization called Access Consc ... More >>

  • Film

    September 6, 2012

    Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master's Master

    Talking 70mm, Joaquin Phoenix, and researching Scientology for his sixth and most anticipated film

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Famous People's New Year's Resolutions (We Think)

    Brunette in 2012?​Every year around this time, we go into New Year's Resolutions Mode, where we vow to lose that beer-belly, read more books, and hook up with at least one Kardashian. But Hair Balls is just regular folk, and no one's really interested in regular folk, which is why we're presen ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2011

    Down the Hatch

    The Texas Attorney General's Office says a drugmaker lied in order to push an antipsychotic on foster children. So why are kids as young as three still taking the drug?

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Oh Jesus! Rock's Top 5 Religious Conversions

    Rocks Off understands the need for a good detox now and then, as most of our evening antics often leave us feeling less than bright-eyed and bushy-tailed come morning. We also imagine the damage inflicted by lifetime of hard partying and endless touring in the company of morally compromised music-in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Five People You Should Never Invite To A Concert

    wallpaperbase.com"The Tinderbox"​For music lovers, few experiences outrank the transcendent nature of witnessing a great live music performance. And most avid fans have a tried and trusted circle of friends they take along for the ride, knowing that even the most righteous rock show can be can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Five Oprah Secrets That Would Have Been More Interesting

    ​Last week we started hearing rumors of a bombshell revelation coming on Monday's episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, a discovery Winfrey made late last year which she described as a "miracle" that she said "shook me to my core." Speculation ran rampant, from the predictable "lesbian relationsh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Post KTRU/KUHF, Possible Houston Mergers & Acquisitions To Come

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn GrayGozer has designs on the Galleria.​Rice University and the University of Houston have reached a deal to convert KTRU into a 24-hour white-noise station to help our city's insomniacs. Fitzgerald's was just bought out by the guys who made Mango's a viable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Pop Rocks: John Travolta, Humanitarian

    ‚ÄčThe tragedy of the earthquake in Haiti has, as expected, brought out both the best and worst of humanity. As an example of the former, we've seen the nations of the world send supplies and relief workers to help the stricken Caribbean nation. As for the latter, well, the comments of extraordinar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Win Passes To 2012, And See What Other Religious Buildings They Wimped Out On Destroying

    Roland Emmerich, who never met a plot hole he couldn't fill with explosions and shitty dialogue, tells us there's one place we won't see bite the big one in his upcoming movie 2012:  [T]he 53-year-old director had wanted to demolish the Kaaba, the iconic cube-shaped structure in the Grand Mos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    For St. Patrick's Day: The Five Least Convincing Irishmen In Movies

    St. Patrick's Day is more than just an opportunity for amateur drunks to get in fights after drinking since noon, it's also when all of us claim (usually bogus) Irish heritage. I can personally trace my Irish ancestry back to the 17th century. Of course, they were Ulster Huguenots and probably not v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008
  • Film

    January 31, 2008

    Lousy Movie: 'Meet the Spartans'

    Few laughs to be had in this lackluster parody

  • News

    January 24, 2008
  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Maybe This Time

    These famous (and not so famous) musicians share their hopes for 2006

  • Culture

    February 24, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • News

    January 6, 2005
  • News

    December 16, 2004

    Between the Lines

    A Scientology-backed tutoring program looks to expand in the Houston area

  • Culture

    November 4, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    October 28, 2004

    Gender Splendor

    Old-fashioned Leading Ladies -- a surprise hit

  • Calendar

    October 14, 2004

    The Passion of the Cruise

    Me-sci-ah offers truth, celebrity and the Scientology way

  • Film

    July 19, 2001

    Fully Realized Fantasy

    At last, a summer movie with brains, aliens, action and...spirituality?

  • News

    April 11, 1996

    Archer's Way

    Don't like the IRS? Neither does Bill Archer. And now the mild-mannered Houston congressman is pushing a radical plan to shut it down.

  • News

    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.

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