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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Ashton Kutcher almost reveals the man beyond the devices.
As YouTube becomes increasingly wealthy, its stars and the networks who contract with them battle for money and creative control.
On the frontlines of the costliest battle in the high-tech world.
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
From McG's Terminator, that is. What a drag.
Which is worse - the storm or the helpful rescuers?
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 >>
The only problem: Who could possibly replace him in the arena-rock pantheon?
The duel of the tongue vibrators
Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas
Ranch Rescue finds its welcome mat withdrawn
Can the Texas Ten "MoveOn" without him?
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.
For author Rick Riordan, "research" was riding along with cops and drinking
Psst: Wanna buy a truckload of smoke-damaged caskets?
So long to slackers and laid-back lifestyles. Now that cash-rich techies have taken over, can Austin survive the great digital divide?
A&M's pet project spawns a company to mix DNA with possible IPOs
A decade ago, the American Psycho author was vilified. Now, he could launch a franchise.