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 >>
As Puerto Rico is battered by a wave of drugs and brazen murders, Houston and other continental U.S. cities feel the blowback.
Gorge on this year's Oscar-nominated short films.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Todd Parker of STP ImagesThe 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 >>
Themes of self-identity and belonging are examined in the new Rudolph Projects/ArtScan Gallery exhibit
Journalist and former detainee Paul Salopek talks about the wars in Africa
Eight photographers focus on genocide in the Sudan
Houstons the latest stop for the Journey of Hope tour
Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more
Interactive exhibit presented by Doctors without Borders
The Houston Museum of Natural Science is squeamish for squamates
Primates -- destined for laboratory research -- are being brought into a compound in Houston so carefully and quietly that no one knows they're here
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
A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions
FotoFest tackles yet another theme, with mixed results
The best underground black music from the United States, Brazil, the UK, the Caribbean and Africa
Hotel Rwanda finds hope amid the horrors of tribal genocide
Antoine Fuqua and Bruce Willis lend nobility to brutes
A Sudanese refugee gets the best holiday greetings: Her family is safe
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
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into City Hall's waters...
How "Scary" Gary Polland turned his party apparatus into a political slot machine
Sudan campaigns for Congress amid connubial carnage
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.