Hoffman's last completed film has him playing a mystery man.
Hoffman's lasy completed film has him playing a mystery man.
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And what's the song that goes "Ay, Pepito!"?
A wounded U.S. Marine Corps veteran will receive a mortgage-free home today, courtesy of The Texans Sentinels Foundation and Bank of America in Alvin. Bandera native Nick Perales lost his right leg and fractured his left after an improvised explosive device incident in Afghanistan in February 2011. ... More >>
Uwe Boll's solution to the crash? Bloodshed.
When John McClane lost his family, the movieslost much of John McClane
The city of Houston has put up a new Web page called "Make the Call." Our federal, state and local governments are working hard to keep us safe, but we all play a role in securing our public spaces. You are the first line of defense in protecting our fellow citizens, public spaces as well as our ec ... More >>
HCSOGive me more money, Garcia said.Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia told a congressional subcommittee today that he needs more cash to protect the Port of Houston. "At the end of the day, it comes down to the ability of someone to patrol in a patrol boat or a patrol car," he told the Ho ... More >>
Bruce Rhodes: Al-Qaeda might have something to say about that hairThere's no two ways about it: going to traffic court always sucks, and that's even if you walk away with a dismissal. When you lose your case, it's even worse, and it's the mother of all bummers if the violation you were charge ... More >>
It'll be the feel-good movie of the year.On the Geologic Internet Time Scale, the news of Osama bin Laden's death took place almost a century ago. We're already fondly recalling our whereabouts when we heard the fateful news (drinking beer and watching The Killing...NEVAR FORGET) and relivi ... More >>
ericalessandrini.blogspot.comOsama bin Laden is dead. Following a late dinner at Van Loc Sunday, Rocks Off was a block or two away from Leon's Lounge when a friend texted us the news around 10 p.m. When we entered the bar, our buddy Lonesome Onry and Mean's daughter in the military had just ... More >>
Last night, this member of Rocks Off was sitting at a pizza parlor off Ella when he found out that our military killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. It was a monumental moment in time, as we sat back and looked at the past decade and half of our lives, since we learned his name in 1998 with th ... More >>
Neither went so far as the New York Daily News.The world has presumably been waiting breathlessly for the chance to know exactly what Governor Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott think about the death of Osama Bin Laden. The wait is over. Both politicos issued statements this morning ... More >>
Obama's Wars, Bob Woodward's new book about the President's management of the Afghanistan War, exposes some pretty significant divisions between Obama's civilian advisers and the U.S. military on strategy concerning what is now America's longest war: Book excerpts published yesterday sugges ... More >>
A little something for the ladies....One of us here at the Houston Press -- and we won't say who -- must have done something very, very Republican in a previous life.For the person -- and since we feel the invitation is really to all of us here, we're going with the editorial "we" -- has/have bee ... More >>
The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducingliston@ ... More >>
During the Washington, D.C. sniper hunt of 2002, you didn't want to be the person who owned a white van in that metropolitan area. That's because the alleged sniper, who randomly killed ten people and critically injured three, was supposedly driving one. Everyone was looking for that vehicle des ... More >>
PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The Houston Ship Channel will not be the scene of a terrorist attack tonight, one that will involve FBI agents, huge law-enforcement motocades, sirens, lights, all the good stuff.If you see such things, don't start running for the hills. It's a drill, baby."Late this evening int ... More >>
On May 17, 1967 racial tension and misinformation led to a riot on the Texas Southern University campus.At the time, Houston, like the rest of the country, was struggling with race relations. Herman Short was chief of police under Mayor Louie Welch; Short was especially disliked by Houston's b ... More >>
Our sister paper, the Miami New Times, has done an in-depth look at the last days of the prison at Guantanamo Bay.A reporter was there for the last hearing at the camp -- involving the youngest detainee -- and when the order to close it came down the next day.The article, linked here, shows there ar ... More >>
Ridley Scott's latest is the post-9/11, tech-savvy terror thriller we deserve
Even though everyone is paying attention to Hurricane Ike, a few folks remember that today is the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. A very, very few folks. Hair Balls went out and asked the downtown lunch crowd, “How did 9/11 affect you?” Here’s a sampling of the answers: “It di ... More >>
Philippe Petit's World Trade Center tightrope walk was made for the movies
El Paso Electric has installed a sophisticated monitoring system on 11 miles of one of its natural-gas pipelines in southeast Houston. ThreatScan, which is a GE product, "has been specifically developed to provide pipeline operators the means to reliably determine when and where their pipeline has ... More >>
The Station's at its best
Amnesiac-spy trilogy culminates in a thrilling Ultimatum
ATHFCMFFT is 87 minutes of pure art, with fries
Stop that grinnin', camel. Normangee's on to you. We know America can be a tense place, what with the looming threat of a terrorist attack and a war in Iraq. And it's clear that any symbol of the Middle East — dark men with beards, women in burqas, terrorists — is enough to send certa ... More >>
It's still the safest way to travel. Well, thanks a lot, terrorists. If you're traveling by plane this morning, you'd better really dress down. By now, you've no doubt heard that British police have thwarted a would-be bomb plot against British flights destined for the U.S. The plot, as Brit off ... More >>
Voices from the Frontline
Living with lead paint? The city will tell you...eventually
Two Houston-connected musicians offer up different takes on the war. One veteran tells Racket which he thinks is better and why.
Two Houston Press stories do well in national competitions
Was this the punch line to a bad racist, homophobic joke or a dry run for a terrorist bombing?
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Dean Becker, "420 Drug War News"
Feds find weird art but not anthrax terrorists at the Art Car Museum
After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same
When the going gets hot, federal prosecutors head south
Readers complain of Chronicle price gouging