It'll be the feel-good movie of the year.â€‹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 >>
DynCorp: WikiLeaks is not kindAnother international conflict, another horrific taxpayer-funded sex scandal for DynCorp, the private security contractor tasked with training the Afghan police. While the company is officially based in the DC area, most of its business is managed on a satelli ... More >>
What? No bears on that thing?â€‹Homecoming season is nigh, and in Texas that means...very, very, very large homecoming mums.Nowhere else, it seems, do high school girls put their energy, money, ego and shamelessness into effect when it comes to what used to be a simple flower and ribbon.Even back in ... 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 >>
We all know Sports Illustrated, for decades the leading athletic magazine around. Even in its heyday, though, editors felt the need to be hip and edgy.Sometimes.Or maybe they just did a lot of drugs in the Time-Life offices, and occasionally the boss who was supposed to stop terrible cover ideas was ... More >>
American soldiers, vérité-style, in Restrepo.
Enjoy the great indoors!
We know nothing about getting good gifts for women, as our wife would testify. So Valentine's Day sucks. (in our case, it's followed by the gift-dilemma of a wedding anniversary four days later. Our wife has long grown used to disappointment, which she hides well.)One thing we do know, though: Liste ... More >>
As Houston gets ready for an actual deep freeze this week, it brings to mind enduring winters up north. A day or two of nighttime temperatures getting near 20 is nothing like a few months when you're begging for the thermometer to get in the upper 30s, believe us.But growing up in New Jersey, there ... More >>
Is there a less sexy holiday than Thanksgiving? Sure, Memorial Day can be a downer, what with all the remembering the heroic dearly departed. And Columbus Day gets into all that stuff about Europeans spreading STDs like a rogue fraternity with a big-time roofie pipeline.But Thanksgiving? Really not ... More >>
If you have been listening to right-wing pundit Glenn Beck's daily syndicated radio show on 740 AM KTRH in the mornings or watching his Fox News Channel TV show in the evenings, no doubt you have heard the sad tale of former Navy SEAL and Navy Cross recipient Marcus Luttrell. The distinguished war ... More >>
Photo by (nutmeg)For of those of you who are tired of getting your War on Terror information from biased western media sources who are doing the bidding of the American capitalist infidels, you might want to check out this allegedly Taliban-sponsored site -- hosted by a server right here in Houston! ... More >>
Much of the art in this exhibit was saved by brave individuals who risked their lives to protect it
As America prepares to close the infamous camp, what about those prisoners?
We wrote in August about the brouhaha over UT's plans to name a chair in South Asian studies for Charlie Wilson, the former U.S. Rep played by Tom Hanks in Charlie Wilson's War.UT professors protested, saying Wilson had done far more harm than good over there.Now a niece of Benazir Bhutto, the late ... More >>
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy shows us the lives of women in Afghanistan
Controversy aside, this adaptation just won't fly
…and we're still not as bad as Dallas
A FotoFest exhibition questions justice
Why do prietos always get the blame?
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Bring your heart, intellect and stamina to this extraordinary play
Riches await Houston theatergoers
A real view of the Afghan situation
One man, one jambox and four walls. For 24 hours.
In a year when small movies came up big, picking the best was a Payne
"Fade In: New Film and Video" may need some focus, but it shines bright
An Afghan girl faces the terror of life under the Taliban
Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas
Stanley Jordan plays his own kind of jazz
The MFAH presents "Afghanistan: A Timeless History." What's next -- "Iraqis Are People Too"?
An exhibit at the MFA highlights Afghanistan's cultural riches
Global Groove's Wednesday-night jam puts the hump back in hump day
The fat lady has yet to sing at KPFT
Piety or Pac-Man, At Any Rate, Bell View
Heidi covers her face when she leaves the house. So do an increasing number of Muslim women in Houston. But don't call them terrorists -- or oppressed.
Houstonians have broad minds, and stomachs