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    September 17, 2014

    Sampling Joe Sample: 1976

    If 1975 was a whirlwind year for Joe Sample, the Crusader who passed away last Friday, 1976 was a full-blown hurricane. The newer, funkier Crusaders were increasingly popular, so much so that United Artists began to repackage and reissue some of the early 1960s Jazz Crusaders tracks the group made f ... More >>

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    July 4, 2013

    For J. Lo: Five More World Leaders Who Don't Deserve a Happy Birthday

    J. Lo's Marilyn Monroe moment may not have gone as well as she planned. You see, when Monroe sang the words "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" to John F. Kennedy, the controversy arose by murmurs of an affair. When J. Lo sang those words, scandal came by means of scathing headlines about human-rights ... More >>

  • News

    March 21, 2013

    Bloody Tide: How Puerto Rico Affects the U.S.

    As Puerto Rico is battered by a wave of drugs and brazen murders, Houston and other continental U.S. cities feel the blowback.

  • Film

    January 31, 2013

    Oscar's Feast of Appetizers

    Gorge on this year's Oscar-nominated short films.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    March 16, 2012

    Houston's Al Green & Some Dude Named George Clooney Arrested In Sudan Protest

    U.S. Rep Al Green of Houston got arrested today for protesting outside the Sudanese Embassy in D.C., but few people took note. That's because among the other people arrested were George Clooney, who you might have heard of. The orchestrated arrests were part of Clooney's campaign to raise interest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Person of Interest: Lone "Wolf and Cub"

    Tension is growing between Reese and Finch, those partners in crimestopping. In the beginning, the ex-CIA operative's needling of his nerdy OCD boss seemed almost good-natured, but as Finch continues to deflect Reese's inquiries about The Machine, the latter has moved into full-scale investigation m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Why the Long Face? Eight Famous Horses We'd Like to Eat

    Were you thinking horse meat was going to stay off the menu in American restaurants indefinitely? Neigh: Horses could soon be butchered in the U.S. for human consumption after Congress quietly lifted a five-year-old ban on funding horse meat inspections, and activists say slaughterhouses could be u ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    Pop Rocks: The "Mane" Course -- Eight Famous Horses We'd Like To Eat

    Were you thinking horse meat was going to stay off the menu in American restaurants indefinitely? Neigh: Horses could soon be butchered in the U.S. for human consumption after Congress quietly lifted a 5-year-old ban on funding horse meat inspections, and activists say slaughterhouses could be up a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Texas To Put Humans to Sleep With Animal Drug

    Texas' execution-bound inmates will soon know what it's like to be put to sleep.​Pretty soon, in-deep-doo-doo Texans will be able to exit the planet in the same style as deaf, blind and arthritic-ridden Fidos and Fluffys. As was recently reported by the Wall Street Journal, the state of Texas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Happy Hour Scene: Boondocks

    Boondocks, pictured more crowded than during happy hour​ The Place: Boondocks 1417 Westheimer 713-522-8500 The Hours: 5 to 8 p.m. daily The Deals: $1 wells and $2.50 for any draft The Scene: Boondocks has earned a dirty reputation, thanks in part to a long stretch of routine closing time fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Examiner: I wasn't the only one to be surprised by how good Hasta la Pasta's en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    State Rep. Leo Berman Sponsoring Secession Rally

    Why does Leo Berman hate America?​State Rep. Leo Berman of Tyler has already gained notoriety for introducing a birther bill in the legislature, but he's not done yet. Now he's sponsoring a rally on the capitol steps that is calling for Texas to secede from the United States. The announcemen ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010
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    June 9, 2010

    Aquatico: Feds Make An Example Of Sugar Land Company For NOT Hiring An Immigrant

    Hire those immigrants, dammit!​When the Department of Justice puts out a press release about a local employer getting penalized over immigration issues, it's usually because the company has been hiring illegal aliens.Not so with Sugar Land's Aquatico Pool Managment: The DOJ announced today they ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    From Sudan To Houston To The Fashion Runway

    Todd Parker of STP Images​The supermodel Alek Wek, a refugee from Sudan who had been resettled in London, was discovered by a talent scout at a market. Louice Ali was working his summer job last month when his break came. Born in Khartoum, Ali fled war-torn Sudan with his family just after middle ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009
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    January 8, 2009

    “4 Scenarios”

    Themes of self-identity and belonging are examined in the new Rudolph Projects/ArtScan Gallery exhibit

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Sonidos y Mas: Various Artists, "The Price of Silence"

    Sixty years ago this week in Paris, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The original text was a collaborative effort from representatives from many nations including the United States (Eleanor Roosevelt was part of the team), written as a way to repudiate the atroci ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008

    Inside Africa: Three Hidden Wars

    Journalist and former detainee Paul Salopek talks about the wars in Africa

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    UH Prof, Mia Farrow Tour Third World

    Jody Williams, a professor at UH's Graduate College of Social Work, is having quite the summer. She's touring Thailand, Ethiopia, Sudan and Chad (one luxurious resort after the other!) as part of a Nobel Women's Initiative peace delegation. Thanks to heavy support work by people at UH, the delegat ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2008

    “Darfur: How Photojournalists Respond”

    Eight photographers focus on genocide in the Sudan

  • Music

    March 6, 2008
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    February 24, 2008

    Radio Houstoned: African Children’s Choir on a Journey of Hope

    Click the LISTEN button below for a preview... Angelina Jolie can’t save all the orphans in Africa, can she? Thankfully, the orphans of the African Children’s Choir are saving themselves. The choir, started 23 years ago, takes orphaned or abandoned African children with amazing musical talent ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 21, 2008

    African Children’s Choir

    Houston’s the latest stop for the Journey of Hope tour

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    February 14, 2008
  • News

    December 27, 2007

    The Year In Film

    Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more

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    October 4, 2007

    “A Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City”

    Interactive exhibit presented by Doctor’s without Borders

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    September 20, 2007

    “Lizards & Snakes: Alive!”

    The Houston Museum of Natural Science is squeamish for squamates

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2007

    Thanks to a Slick Move, Houston-based Weatherford Keeps Drilling in Sudan

    Oil is slick stuff. The oil business can be even slicker. And within the industry, Houston-based Weatherford International may be the slipperiest of all. Yep, that Sudan. According to Fortune Magazine, the oil giant is drilling in Sudan, despite the fact that the US Congress has prohibited Ame ... More >>

  • News

    August 31, 2006

    Monkey Business

    Primates -- destined for laboratory research -- are being brought into a compound in Houston so carefully and quietly that no one knows they're here

  • News

    June 8, 2006

    The Plane Truth

    Houston minister Dr. K.A. Paul flies around the globe using Jesus to pull in worldwide donations -- unfortunately spending more money on jet fuel than orphans

  • Culture

    April 27, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Culture

    April 6, 2006

    A History of Violence

    FotoFest tackles yet another theme, with mixed results

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Diaspora Jammin'

    The best underground black music from the United States, Brazil, the UK, the Caribbean and Africa

  • Film

    January 6, 2005

    Blade Runners

    Hotel Rwanda finds hope amid the horrors of tribal genocide

  • Calendar

    May 20, 2004
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    March 6, 2003

    SEAL Appeal

    Antoine Fuqua and Bruce Willis lend nobility to brutes

  • News

    December 19, 2002

    Letter Perfect

    A Sudanese refugee gets the best holiday greetings: Her family is safe

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    Lost & Found

    One year ago, the Lost Boys of Sudan came to Houston in search of America, a future, safety and an education simple things that got somewhat complicated in the translation

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    Political Shark Alert!

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back into City Hall's waters...

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    GOP Inc.

    How "Scary" Gary Polland turned his party apparatus into a political slot machine

  • News

    June 29, 2000
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    May 25, 2000

    District 25's Rudy Giuliani

    Sudan campaigns for Congress amid connubial carnage

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    April 13, 2000

    Cambodian Queen

    Yani Keo flies under the radar of most Houstonians. But if you're a refugee or an Asian-American leader, you know how important she is.