I'm going to guess the average Hot Topic shopper doesn't know who Joan Jett is. In fact, they may think she was a fictional character created for that Runaways movie with Kristen Stewart. They may, however, know all about her Blackheart brand, because Jett alleges in a new lawsuit that Hot Topic has ... More >>
North Korea Is Aiming Nukes at...Austin?
The day after Valentine's was apparently a pretty crazy one for a pair of Houston Community College students, who also happen to be former members of the armed forces. According to a report, on Friday morning, February 15, a robbery suspect stole a laptop computer from a sleeping student and then sn ... More >>
The NBA trade deadline came and went at 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon, and somehow, some way, with everyone fully expecting the Rockets to be one of the passive spectators at deadline time for a change, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey managed to steal the spotlight. Given Morey's seeming addiction ... More >>
Tony Feher turns the debris stream of daily life into art at the reopened Blaffer Art Museum.
On the frontlines of the costliest battle in the high-tech world.
Embattled and sorta-awesome country singer Randy Travis got into trouble again Thursday night, fighting drunk in a church parking lot in Plano, in an altercation involving another man and woman. According to TMZ -- which should stand for "Travis, Man, Zoinks" now -- there was "a "family argument" ... More >>
Police can keep your cash, car and other property, regardless of whether you've been convicted of – let alone charged with – a crime.
Pegstar's Jagi Katial hunted and pecked until he put together a big-time music festival.
After allowing me to fall into the trap of proclaiming them a lock for the playoffs on my radio show, the Rockets lost their fourth straight game last night. Logic dictates that I should post something about that, but I need to step away from the Rockets just to be able to rationally assess them rig ... More >>
Anyone acquainted with John Sonsini's work knows the drill. The Angeleno would find subjects for his portrait paintings by picking up day laborers at known street corners and Home Depot parking lots, paying them their normal hourly wages to sit for him. They picked their clothes and poses, and ... More >>
This insignia is not rendered in duct tapeOne of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes, the Choctaw Indians once controlled most of what is now Mississippi. A remnant remained behind when Andrew Jackson removed the bulk of them to Oklahoma on the Trail of Tears. We bring you this little histo ... More >>
How a band with no CDs or record deal is changing the music industry
Westbury Square -- Say bye-bye to those buildingsWestbury Square, the semi-dilapidated, uniquely Houston shopping center on the southwest side of town, is once again up for sale.The "original Galleria" to some, the property is a collection of European/New Orleans-y style buildings that once house ... More >>
Kids march towards a better future.Fighting declining interest and funding woes, two HISD high schools offer kids an oom pah pah way to better futures
The decor!! We got an impassioned complaint from a guy who got arrested at an adult book store. He got invited into a locked booth by a nice-looking guy who, unfortunately for him, turned out to be a cop.We thought the whole adult bookstore thing was dead -- new rules, raids, etc. -- but we went ... More >>
Oh, TERRIFIC.Here's a pleasant map to study -- a tropical-storm dagger pointed right at the heart of Houston. Even worse than right at the heart -- we're on the dirty side of the storm.Not to worry. Why?
Forecasters are still telling us there's a chance that it will snow in Houston tomorrow. We'll believe it when we see it, but the theory is that sometime Friday afternoon we may get hit with anywhere from a trace to an inch of solid white precipitation.This, of course, would be an earthshaking ev ... More >>
Some may never be found.
Brothers in Arms
An evening with Houston's other, better-rapping H.I.S.D.
The Revolution will be televised — and plenty addictive, too
Katrina Moorhead puts the ice in Iceland
Bill Davenport unleashes his inner goofball at Inman Gallery
Meth users are really proDuctive, sExy, hAppy anD slim
A Pearland guy causes a Beltway firestorm
A scorched-earth management philosophy is sucking the life out of our region's wetlands
Is the Texas Book Festival protecting George W.?
Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.
"Transvision" turns TVs and other things into salable works of art
Mr. Ferrell comes into his glory in Old School
Houston Ballet dancers explain their peculiar preshow rituals
A chef and a produce grower get into a pissing match over ten pounds of greens
Others may label it a monument to mishmash; Charlie calls it home
Two local exhibits explore the female psyche without being confined by it
A Houston junket and the jaded of Hollywood
Dr. Amos and Cecilia Ozumba ran Houston Maintenance Clinic for four years. Have they finally run it into the ground?
Shrouded by mists and unrecovered documents, the history of Houston is still worth a probe
Is Bill Davenport's art stupid? Yeah. Brilliant? That, too.
The connection between pets and their owners doesn't necessarily end with death
At DiverseWorks, architects offer better living through architecture
Sculptor Williams has a Monkey on his back
New micro-galleries may go for the small and the stupid, but hey, they're still a breath of fresh air
Dreams of Glory Die Hard in Semipro football