The Pentagon

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    UPDATED: Wendy Davis's Abortion Filibuster Brings Laughter from Republicans, and History to Capitol

    UPDATED: After 12.5 hours of filibuster, a trio of controversial points of order, and one of the most sustained shows of political passion the state has seen in years, the Texas Senate failed to pass Senate Bill 5 Tuesday night. After departing shortly after midnight without a clear ruling, Lt. Gov. ... More >>

  • Film

    February 14, 2013

    Melissa McCarthy's Body Horror

    Identity Thief's creators fear what audiences love about actress.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Feministing's Jessica Valenti on Accessible Medical Care And Not Resting On Your Laurels

    Feministing founder Jessica Valenti will have a lot to talk about Monday when she speaks at the annual Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Roe v. Wade Luncheon. There's the fortieth anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case, plus the news this week that the Pentagon has removed the ban on women servi ... More >>

  • Film

    January 10, 2013

    Darkness on the Edge of Town

    The thrilling manhunt of Zero Dark Thirty.

  • News

    May 3, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Declassified KBR Contract Shows How It Gets a Free Pass for Willful Misconduct

    These dudes know how to write a sweet contract.​A KBR government contract protected the company from liability for injuries or deaths caused by willful misconduct, according to recently declassified Army documents. Although the existence of the clause was revealed as a part of a lawsuit file ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Come On People, Bert and Ernie Are Totally Straight

    You people are sick.​Pop quiz, PBS. Now that your government is once again threatening to slash funding for anything not related to defense or entitlement spending, and your continued liberal heresies have put you squarely on the chopping block, do you: a) Let Philip Morris start advertising ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    The Michael Bay Movie Generator: 5 Easy Steps To Mega-Box Office Success

    Insert as needed.​Some controversy, if you want to call it that, popped up this weekend over Michael Bay's apparent use of old footage from The Island in his latest release, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which grossed a staggering $400 million over the July 4th weekend. We can infer two ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 31, 2011

    Film Collage

    Johan Grimonprez's stunning work screens at the Blaffer Museum.

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Beyonce In Blackface: Innocent Or Insult?​Good intentions are one thing. Perception vs. reality is another. So goes the story with the recent outpouring of outrage and defensive stances over Beyonce's French fashion magazine photo shoot for L'Officiel Paris. The Houston icon used dark brown facepaint to pay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Mexico Military Invasion Bravely Repulsed, We Guess

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  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Al-Jazeera: KPFT Puts Them On The Houston Airwaves

    Al-Jazeera and KPFT: Partners​We noted back in September that KPFT might begin broadcasting Al-Jazeera content as part of a deal by the Pacifica network, which owns the Houston station and four others in the U.S. Some of Pacifica's supporters warned at the time against the move, but now it ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Gay Houstonians: Go Apply For The Armed Forces, You Can't Be Rejected

    Don't ask, don't tell -- but let us know what happens​The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder is reporting that the Pentagon's legal office has given guidance to recruiters saying that, thanks to a federal judge staying "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," gay applicants cannot be rejected."As of today, one can walk int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Times' Big Afghanistan Mineral-Wealth Scoop: Old News At Ellington Field And NASA

    Pentagon leaves out the NASA/Houston angle​All together now: NO BLOOD FOR NIOBIUM! When The New York Times reported in Monday's lead story that Afghanistan was sitting on vast riches in completely untapped minerals just lying around waiting to be dug up, it was old news out at Ellington Field. Th ... More >>

  • News

    December 3, 2009

    Noncombat Deaths: Another Casualty of War

    The mass shooting at Fort Hood was just one of a growing number of troubling military deaths, murders and suicides.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Want to Levitate the Pentagon? These Songs Might Help

    ​On this date in 1967, some 50,000 protesters marched on the Pentagon with the intention of levitating it and exorcising any "evil spirits" within. The effort was led by Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman, poet Allen Ginberg, and Ed Sanders and satirically-minded rockers the Fugs. As we all know, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    KBR Wins A Victory In One Of Its Iraq-Electrocution Suits

    ​Sometimes it's not enough to simply bring in billions from no-bid contracts from in Iraq; sometimes a company needs a hug.And that's what KBR got from federal judges in Houston and Florida, the company announced late yesterday.Judges dismissed two lawsuits stemming from the electrocution death of ... More >>

  • News

    February 26, 2009

    Guantánamo's Final Days

    As America prepares to close the infamous camp, what about those prisoners?

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Guantanamo's Final Days, For Better Or Worse

    Photo by Barry BlandOur 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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    Take Our Shuttle Quiz And See If You're A Space Expert

    NASA is back in space, via a dramatic nighttime launch of the space shuttle Endeavour. The mission will expand and repair the International Space Station, and exchange out crew members. NASA has largely dropped from public consciousness -- at least until the "Mars, Bitches!!" program begins -- ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2008


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    December 13, 2007

    This Will Destroy You, Unwed Sailor

    Ambient and/or progressive fans will find plenty to like with these two instrumental groups

  • Music

    December 6, 2007
  • Film

    April 27, 2006

    Fear of Flying

    You may not want to see United 93, but you should

  • Film

    February 16, 2006

    Blood Business

    Why We Fight probes America's passion for war

  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    "I Raq and Roll" vs. "We Can't Make It Here"

    Two Houston-connected musicians offer up different takes on the war. One veteran tells Racket which he thinks is better and why.

  • News

    January 27, 2005

    A Matter of Trust

    Creditors of an estate debt try to collect from a councilmember and the former U.S. solicitor general

  • News

    January 13, 2005

    Draining the Swamp

    A scorched-earth management philosophy is sucking the life out of our region's wetlands

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    War Is Not Hell

    The Chron's embedded reporter is far from the action

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Searching for Normal

    At Clements, Muslims push church-and-school issues

  • Calendar

    November 28, 2002

    Saving Beauty

    An exhibit at the MFA highlights Afghanistan's cultural riches

  • Culture

    October 10, 2002

    Democracy of Photographs

    Professionals and amateurs capture 9/11 in a stunning exhibition

  • Film

    April 11, 2002

    Barry Bad

    Sonnenfeld's comic caper is in Big Trouble

  • Music

    November 29, 2001

    Musicians Sound Off

    For Nick Cooper, music and politics are hard to separate

  • News

    November 1, 2001

    City E-mail Endorses Terrorism

    Controller is appalled at the inaction of Mayor Brown

  • Culture

    October 25, 2001

    Emmy or Not to Emmy?

    That's been the long, hard decision for TV academy chairman Bryce Zabel

  • Culture

    October 18, 2001

    Reel War

    The Army and Hollywood join hands to wage virtual, bloodless battles

  • Culture

    October 11, 2001

    Arabian Knight

    Jack Shaheen crusades against cinema's depiction of Reel Bad Arabs

  • Culture

    October 4, 2001

    The Brave & the Bold

    On September 11, the world needed superheroes. It found them not in comic books, but in real life.

  • Culture

    September 27, 2001

    Law & Disorder

    As one of TV's best and best-loved series launches a new spin-off, its creator grapples with the aftershocks of terror

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    It's Only Business

    Readers complain of Chronicle price gouging

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    News Hostage

    Love and Rockets

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    News Hostage

    Sources Are for Burning

  • News

    April 2, 1998

    All in a Day's Work

    Lockheed Martin's welfare-reform efforts have cost taxpayers across the country millions. So naturally, Lockheed Martin has been hired to train and find jobs for the poor in Houston and Harris County.

  • Film

    July 24, 1997

    Going Down

    Air Force One nose-dives into an ocean of ennui

  • Film

    July 18, 1996
  • Film

    June 13, 1996

    Big Bang Theory

    The Rock tests the hypothesis that moviegoers like 'em fast, splashy and loud

  • Film

    July 20, 1995
  • News

    July 6, 1995
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