Silicon Valley

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    Gabe Bravo Drums Up a Comedy Career

    A funny thing happened to Gabe Bravo on the way to a successful career in music: he found out he was funny. More precisely, others are finding out Bravo is funny. The well-known and highly regarded Houston musician is notably an outstanding drummer known for his time in acts like Shotgun Funeral an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    What if Texas Split Into Separate States Like California is Proposing?

    Apparently, the folks in California have done lost it. There is a ballot initiative being circulated that would divide the Golden State up into six separate states, increasing the United States to 55 states in the process. The proponent of this plan is some venture capitalist who really just wants t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Here's Where Houston Whatever Fest Came From

    If you happened to head down to Lucky's Pub during the height of this year's World Cup action, you probably noticed the district around BBVA Compass Stadium, the several apartment blocks in the area and Warehouse Live has become one of those thriving urban pockets that so-called "livable city" advoc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    What If These Five Cities Had Houston's Beltway 8?

    Our loop freeway system has its origins in a City of Houston Planning Department planning report from the 1950s. Ten years later is was an official project taken up by Harris County. It's been through a lot of ups and downs, but generally Beltway 8 is how we get around our massive Houston. Someone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Potential Taxi War Could Get Serious After Ruling

    What's going on in Houston's livery scene (and in several major cities across the country -- no, the world) has the makings for a cable television reality show. Let's call it Houston Taxi Wars, wherein the traditional style of transporting people around a city for a cash or credit card fee is challe ... More >>

  • Film

    March 6, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    Classic 1981 News Report About Online Newspapers

    It might be hard to imagine now, but in 1981, very few people had home computers. Truth is, there wasn't much you could do with it unless you were a computer programmer. They were enormous boxes and the screens were tiny and looked like the encoded version of the Matrix, all black with green text. A ... More >>

  • Film

    August 15, 2013

    Jobs Report

    Ashton Kutcher almost reveals the man beyond the devices.

  • Culture

    January 10, 2013

    Rage Against the Machinima

    As YouTube becomes increasingly wealthy, its stars and the networks who contract with them battle for money and creative control.

  • News

    November 8, 2012

    Patent Law: The New Cold War

    On the frontlines of the costliest battle in the high-tech world.

  • News

    October 11, 2012

    The Ten Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes

    If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will.

  • Culture

    May 17, 2012
  • Calendar

    March 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Jodie Fisher: The Woman Who Took Down HP Boss Proudly Shows Her Texas Tech Love (And Breasts) (NSFW)

    From Valleywag/td>Someone throw a tortilla at this girl!!​ Jodie Fisher is the woman whose sexual harassment claims led to the resignation of Hewitt-Packard CEO Mark Hurd.Valleywag, the Silicon Valley part of the Gawker empire, reports that not only has Fisher done soft-core porn in the past, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Now the iPhone Has a Non-Vegetarian Friendly Stylus

    ​For a moment, forget our northerly neighbors and their backyard games. Forget slush, forget fog, forget medals, forget that anything else matters but your life and your world ('cause what does, really?). In the face of the latest round of Arctic cold snaps mercilessly pummeling our little sli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Houston To Become Another Detroit, Expert Says

    ​If the Ike cat story was the feel-good item of the morning, here's your Debbie Downer special. Houston, and it's energy industry, is doomed, and we just might become a new Detroit, one expert says."So could Houston be replaced by Japanese consumer electronics firms? Yes, easily," says Dana Blanke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Tacos & Tits & Ass: Bizarre Love Triangle

    Photos by Tony StamolisThis is just about the safest image from T&T&A that we can show you on the front page.​There's food porn -- teasing photographs of donuts glistening with a fresh coat of glaze, artfully arranged plates looking like architectural plans, footage of cakes being frosted ... More >>

  • Film

    May 21, 2009

    Save Yourself!

    From McG's Terminator, that is. What a drag.

  • Calendar

    April 9, 2009

    Everyone Loves a Good Tsunami

    Which is worse - the storm or the helpful rescuers?

  • Calendar

    March 19, 2009

    Barry Eisler

    Web exclusive!

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2008

    Balls...Hair Balls: Best Bond Villains

    In compiling a list of the best Bond baddies, one has to establish a few parameters. For starters, you must take into account the bad guy's ultimate objective, weighting plans for global conquest/destruction more heavily than mere monetary gain. Then there are more esoteric factors, like background, ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2005

    Bono for Pontiff

    The only problem: Who could possibly replace him in the arena-rock pantheon?

  • News

    April 8, 2004

    Oral Argument

    The duel of the tongue vibrators

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    The Class of '03

    Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas

  • News

    October 2, 2003
  • News

    September 18, 2003

    Soldiers of Misfortune

    Ranch Rescue finds its welcome mat withdrawn

  • News

    September 11, 2003

    Return of the Boogie Man

    Can the Texas Ten "MoveOn" without him?

  • News

    July 11, 2002

    The Gong Show

    Chinese officials say Falun Gong is a cult and forbid it. Jason Wang is one of the true believers who won't abandon his faith, even if it means deportation or death.

  • Calendar

    June 28, 2001

    The Devil & Mr. Riordan

    For author Rick Riordan, "research" was riding along with cops and drinking

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    Death and the Salesmen

    Psst: Wanna buy a truckload of smoke-damaged caskets?

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    All's Dell

    So long to slackers and laid-back lifestyles. Now that cash-rich techies have taken over, can Austin survive the great digital divide?

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    Cloning for Cash

    A&M's pet project spawns a company to mix DNA with possible IPOs

  • Culture

    April 13, 2000

    The redemption of Bret Easton Ellis

    A decade ago, the American Psycho author was vilified. Now, he could launch a franchise.

  • News

    November 11, 1999
  • Dining

    December 5, 1996