• Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Houston Remembers 9/11: Day of the Attacks Still Resonates with Locals

    The morning of September 11, 2001, I was asleep upstairs at my house in the Heights. It seems like 100 years ago considering all the changes that have happened to the world and for me personally since then. As was typical, my alarm went off. It was the radio tuned to 610 AM KILT. Lance Zierlein and ... More >>

  • Film

    June 27, 2013

    White House Down Is the Best Parody Since Team America

    Intentional or not, this film is proof Hollywood can make a memorable comedy.

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    The Five Most Idiotic Things Louie Gohmert, Who Sees Radical Muslims Anywhere He Looks, Believes

    Louis Gohmert doesn't need evidence. He doesn't need proof, or sourcing, or the ability to back up a claim with anything other than the vitriol in his voice and the consternation in his gut. All he needs is an idea, and a microphone, and away we go. Gohmert's idiocies idiosyncrasies have brought pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Why Do Houston Police Keep Bothering Food Truck Oh My Gogi?

    Houston police spokesperson, John Cannon, has trouble not laughing when he hears about the food truck Oh My Gogi. It's not their complaints, or their food, or the owners. It's the name. Oh. My. Gogi. The punchlines pretty much write themselves. Oh My Gogi isn't laughing. Owner Eric Nguyen says the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Oh My Gogi's Continuing HPD Problems

    Houston police spokesperson John Cannon has trouble not laughing when he hears about the food truck Oh My Gogi. It's not their complaints, or their food, or the owners. It's the name. Oh. My. Gogi. The punchlines pretty much write themselves. Oh My Gogi isn't laughing. Owner Eric Nguyen says the H ... More >>

  • Articles

    December 22, 2011
  • Music

    December 15, 2011
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    September 22, 2011

    Brigitte Gabriel Bringing Her Islamophobe Spiel to Katy's First Baptist Church

    Brigitte Gabriel, coming to town.​If you're wanting to hear a bigoted, pathetically overbroad stereotyping of a religion and a culture, what better place to go to than a church? First Baptist Church in Katy, to be exact. They're hosting a speech by Brigitte Gabriel, the rightwing ranter who's ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 8, 2011
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    May 20, 2011

    United: Continental's Merger Partner Keeps Tripping Up on 9/11

    We all await the next misstep​Remember the good old days, when Houston's Continental Airlines only had to endure PR fiascos like killing off the Concorde? The airline has, of course, merged with United Airlines, and things have not gone smoothly from a public-relations standpoint. The new pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Who Will Write The First "Osama Is Dead" Hit Song?

    ​Now that more details are starting to emerge about Sunday's Navy SEAL helicopter raid that resulted in the death of Osama Bin Laden and several members of the al-Qaeda jefe's entourage - especially how the months-long planning and 40-minute firefight was planned in total secrecy, and executed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2011

    Bin Laden's Houston Connections Prove Fatal

    The hat is out!!​The man who killed almost 3,000 Americans was dead, and Houston played its part. At least we can assume so. For who can forget the Houston Chronicle's zoned edition for the Heights, which in 1999 told readers -- probably along with the fact HISD's menus for that week would in ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 7, 2011

    Unsolved Mysteries

    Stages' Yankee Tavern lacks a dramatic core.

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Sheila Jackson Lee in the Muslim Hearings: YouTube Hit

    The U.S. House's bizarre hearings on Muslims (sorry, "radical" Muslims) included a noteworthy speech by Rep. Keith Ellison, the only Muslim member of Congress, who teared up while remembering a Muslim first responder who died on 9/11. And then there was Sheila Jackson Lee. Love her or hate her, she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Why I'd Rather Eat Halal Food (Including Campbell's Soup)

    ​The latest round of anti-Muslim rhetoric to spew forth from the nation's right-wing extremists has formed from the strangest combination of ingredients: Canada and Campbell's soup. News that Americans have started a Facebook group called "Boycott Campbell Soup" [sic] -- which has nearly 3,50 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Acid Bombs: Sure, Set Them Off Next Door To A Cop's House. And Throw One In His Yard For Good Measure

    I can haz felony on my record?‚ÄčThere's a certain lack of common sense inherent in building homemade acid bombs, but it's the type of lack that can be common in males in their teens and early 20s.There's a very special lack of common sense, however, in building such a bomb and setting it off in you ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 11, 2010

    Alex Berenson: The Midnight House

    Readers get another exciting thriller from the author of The Silent Man

  • Calendar

    December 3, 2009

    A Decade of Dissent

    Voices Breaking Boundaries boasts ten years of speaking up

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    For Ramadan: Five Movie Muslims

    Ramadan is a time of reflection and prayer for the world's Muslim population. It is meant to teach them patience and self-restraint, and to bring them closer to Allah. We at Hair Balls know little of patience, and have never been good at self-restraint, but we're nothing if not equal-opportunity i ... More >>

  • Film

    June 11, 2009

    The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

    Why was this movie remade?

  • Music

    January 8, 2009
  • Calendar

    November 20, 2008

    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

    Trey Parker and Matt Stone give their animated series the big-screen treatment

  • Music

    June 19, 2008
  • Film

    September 27, 2007

    The Kingdom

    Peter Berg sends Jamie Foxx to fight the enemy over there in The Kingdom

  • Calendar

    September 6, 2007


    Animated short revisits impact of tragedies

  • Music

    August 30, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 5, 2007

    Get Lit: The Secret Servant, by Daniel Silva

    With the terrorism plot in London just upon us in real life, it seems that bestselling thriller writer Daniel Silva could not have picked a better time for the release of his latest book, The Secret Servant. Because it is in London that this story reaches its high point, in an England that as the ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2007

    That Man Makes a Mean Lemonade

    And then Cheney proceeded to shoot the reporter in the -- ah, that's just too easy. So the Brits are going to start pulling out of Iraq. Somehow this is a good sign to Dick Cheney, or at least that's what he says in an exclusive interview with ABC News. (You gotta love the way ABC trumpets it as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2006

    Dear John

    Cialis pale moonlight John Cornyn river run dancing lightly cheap Viagra chipmunk dreams shotgun cake This week all eyes — okay, all pundit eyes — are on the Senate, where three Republican senators with military records are going to battle against President Bush over whether to forgo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 6, 2006

    Hell on Earth

    A real view of the Afghan situation

  • Calendar

    March 23, 2006
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    March 23, 2006
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    January 19, 2006

    Unholy Matrimony

    Dubya would be aghast at Here Come the Brides

  • News

    December 8, 2005

    Girls Gone Wild

    It's a regular bacchanal in one small town

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Scenes from a Picnic

    Willie, Dylan, Kinky and the Ghost of Bob Willis descends on Fort Worth. Wack is there too.

  • Film

    June 30, 2005

    Gross Encounters

    Spielberg's War hikes up the gore, and that ain't a bad thing

  • Calendar

    June 9, 2005

    Legendary Beats

    Get a heady dose of drum 'n' bass at Planet of the Drums

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Music

    June 17, 2004

    Beastie Boys

    To the 5 Boroughs (Capitol)

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    All Aboard

    Since 9/11, tanker sailors are having a tough time making it to dry land in Houston

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Long Lunch

    Rainbow Lodge

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Poet

    Adam Zagajewski

  • Culture

    December 12, 2002

    Reel Life

    Duncan Ganley can't seem to tell the difference between fact and fiction

  • News

    April 11, 2002

    Camera Ready

    Chronicle staffers tout their stories on Channel 11

  • News

    March 21, 2002

    Man's New Best Friend

    In the wake of September 11, security dogs have become must-have items. Prices have skyrocketed. There aren't enough German shepherds.

  • News

    November 1, 2001

    Doing All He Can

    Bomb Osama, a KRIV reporter sings

  • Calendar

    October 11, 2001

    A Firefighter's Life

    Firefighters showcase the skills they use on a daily basis

  • Film

    August 17, 2000

    Fringe Radical Cineasts

    Rallying all film rebels, John Waters's Cecil B. Demented cries, "Fassbinder or die!"

  • Film

    July 24, 1997

    Going Down

    Air Force One nose-dives into an ocean of ennui

  • News

    July 27, 1995

    The Sound and the Fury

    Talk radio's Rob Thorn warns of the New World Order and impending apocalypse. The Texas Constitutional Militia is listening.

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