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    September 5, 2014

    The 20 Best Local Concerts Before Halloween

    Come See My Dead Person Rudyard's, September 5 Arguably one of Texas' most interesting and eclectic acts, Come See My Dead Person are well-known for a gypsy-punk party that melds multiple musical styles with an insane amount of energy. If you can't make tonight's Rudz show, good news: they're playi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Rand Paul, So Mad at Rick Perry, He Defends President

    He was doing so well for a minute there. Last week Gov. Rick Perry managed to appear on the national political stage and not make an ass of himself over the immigration problem, and boy were we proud. Or maybe "relieved" is more accurate, but we were some kind of positive feeling wrapped up in the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Keep Texas Cheerleader Kendall Jones' Hunting Pics On Facebook!

    We are adamantly opposed to the movement to remove a Texas Tech cheerleader's Facebook pics showing her posing next to exotic animals she killed with her trusty bow and arrow. Kendall Jones has sparked outrage after she posted pics of her showing off a lion, leopard, rhino, zebra, and other animals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    So How Corrupt is Texas?

    According to a new study, Texas is among the second-least corrupt states in the country. Of course that might be hard to believe, given recent news about Rep. Steve Stockman . The study published by the Public Administration Review is based on work by the City University of Hong Kong and Indiana U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    The Problem With Justice Scalia

    Insofar as a member of the federal judiciary has a "rock star" it is almost certainly Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia is feted at Federalist Society gatherings and he enjoys giving speeches at law schools and to civic organizations across the country. He is beloved by conservatives for his acid pen ... More >>

  • News

    October 10, 2013

    Loving Obamacare

    Despite glitches, Houstonians flock to sign up to be covered by the new insurance plans.

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Five Badass Women to Replace Miley on the Vogue Cover

    According to various news outlets, the twerk-lovin' pop artist known as Miley Cyrus has lost her spot on the coveted Vogue cover, thanks to her naughty foam finger and vinyl underoos at her ill-fated MTV VMA performance. Apparently no one wants to take into consideration that she's just being Miley. ... More >>

  • News

    May 9, 2013

    Sterling High School: Keeping It All Together

    As Sterling High School’s year comes to an end, merger talk has the community upset, critics say they can’t trust HISD, and its latest principal is pulling out all the stops to try to get kids to graduation.

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Chefs Rate America's Food Critics at the Daily Meal; Two Houston Writers Get Ranked

    They say that turnabout is fair play, and that's just what The Daily Meal did this week when it polled a group of chefs across the U.S. to see how those chefs rated some of the nation's most preeminent food critics. Those 20 food critics were chosen by Arthur Bovino, executive editor of The Daily M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Paul Ryan's Airplane Stuck in Houston -- How'd He Spend the Delay?

    On the campaign trail, there's not a moment that goes unused. BlackBerries -- oh, the BlackBerries. While the iPhone triumphs in the general population, it appears the only subspecies of man still trolling with BlackBerries are the political stooges and groupies. Every time there's a lapse in schedu ... More >>

  • News

    January 26, 2012

    Tea Party Princess

    Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Chron's Richard Justice Leaves for New Job

    Richard Justice leaves the Chron.​Richard Justice, the Houston Chronicle sports columnist who might have the highest profile at the paper, is leaving after 11 years to write for, the online service of Major League Baseball. " made me a great offer. It's a place of such energy," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Republicans Dominate Tweeting

    ​Our modern technological age has created a lot of new ways to communicate with others. For some, these means seem cold and impersonal. For those who use them regularly, they are simply another option for sending messages into the giant black hole of data that is the Internet. For politicians ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    John Hunsucker: Stilll Making Waves With Controversial Lifeguard Classes

    Daniel KramerUsing the Heimlich on drowning victims not a good idea, experts say.​Four years ago we wrote about John Hunsucker, a retired UH professor who owned a company that taught lifeguards to use the Heimlich maneuver on drowning victims, something that has been widely discredited in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    A Possible Houston Cure For Crack Addiction Runs Into Red-Tape Problems

    Thomas R. Karsten believes he has a vaccine for coke​While a Houston doctor thinks he has found the cure for cocaine addiction, bureaucratic red tape is hindering the vaccine's approval and building doubts for its future success. "My hopes are pretty simple: number one, find some company in t ... More >>

  • News

    March 24, 2011

    Women's Funding Network sex trafficking study is junk science

    Schapiro Group data wasn't questioned by mainstream media.

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Idol Beat: The Dirty Two Dozen

    ​The fallout from Jennifer Lopez's Wednesday night freakout only ate up about ten minutes of last night's show. At least, that's how much it looked like as I was fast-forwarding my DVR. You've got to hand that much the producers of American Idol, they can milk even the most trivial of incident ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 17, 2011

    Come and Bake It

    Local movement fights for cottage food bill.

  • Calendar

    January 13, 2011
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    September 9, 2010

    Al-Jazeera Headed For The Houston Airwaves?

    Al-Jazeera: But first, a look at traffic on the Katy Freeway​The Washington Post broke a story this morning on previously undisclosed negotiations between Pacifica and Al-Jazeera that would see Pacifica's five self-owned stations broadcasting content from the controversial Arabic network.One of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    The Hole Review We'd Like To Write Next Week

    Craig Hlavaty​"As we all waited, sweat-covered and parched, for the encore, something flashed over us in the crowd. Courtney Love had finally kicked her demons into the gutter, and we were all there witnessing it together. "The lights dimmed a little more and Aftermath spied that shock of bl ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 27, 2010

    Christopher Farnsworth: Blood Oath

    So the president of the United States has a vampire for a bodyguard - damn, D.C. must be rougher than we thought

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Which Classy Texas Congressman Shouted "Baby Killer" Last Night? (Updated)

    Last night's historic health-care vote was an emotional event on both sides of the aisle. Only one side, however, showed the class it takes to yell "Baby Killer!!" at a colleague.And all signs point to a Texan doing the deed.Anti-abortion Democrat Bart Stupak got up to speak late in the evening, exp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Local Teachers' Union President Calls "Bullshit" On The HISD Superintendent, The New York Times And The Washington Post

    ​ Caught on her cell phone today, Gayle Fallon, president of the Houston Federation of Teachers, said that many people are distorting what Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said in a Tuesday eight-page speech about overhauling teacher evaluations.The speech wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Nashville Scene Critics' Poll Lauds Brad Paisley's So-Called Edginess

    Lonesome Onry and Mean didn't vote in Houston Press ex-sister paper Nashville Scene's annual Best of Country Music poll, but that doesn't mean we won't comment on the results. This year's poll essentially boils down to the Big Four: Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson. Com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Killa Kyleon, Destiny's Child, New Boyz, Lil' Flip, Devin, Trae, Cham, Freddy Gibbs, Weezy, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Rihanna, etc.

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "H-Town State of Mind," Killa Kyleon Killa is so, so, so good at flipping at other people's songs. Wire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Friday Night Lights, Houston Style: Why Does Everyone Hate Katy So Much?

    Photos by Paul Knight​Standing in the rain on Saturday afternoon, watching Katy High School play Atascocita in a playoff game, Hair Balls remembered something we read on the Washington Post NFL blog this past week. This question, about the Dallas Cowboys, was asked: "Why are the Cowboys So Hated? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Tom DeLay Goes Dancing With The Stars

    ​It's nice to know that the dignified, studious, classy Tom DeLay we all knew and loved in the Congress is alive and well...and appearing on Dancing with the Stars.Because that's what serious people do.ABC announced today that the former King of Sugar Land will be a contestant along with such nota ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2009

    Pilobolus Dance Theater

    Enjoy the body beautiful

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2007

    Getting Authentic

    Craig Larotonda Today's cover story is based largely on court documents and internal government memos, most of which can be found at The NarcoSphere, an online project of the Narco News bulletin. Unlike other publications which have covered the House of Death story, Narco News has not ignored th ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 15, 2007
  • News

    November 9, 2006

    Lights On or Off?

    The fight for a TV show about truth, justice and high school football

  • Culture

    April 7, 2005

    Truth Be Damned

    The intriguing yet unsatisfying play The Story takes on race, class, sex and politics

  • Culture

    October 21, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • News

    June 10, 2004

    Sweet Charity

    For years Tom DeLay has used nonprofits to help himself. Now the heat is on.

  • Calendar

    March 20, 2003

    Touch of Gray

    Audiences tell their stories

  • News

    February 28, 2002

    Any Story Will Do

    It's rerun time with the Chronicle's Enron coverage

  • Film

    January 24, 2002


    In this tricked-up ghost story, the truth is way out there

  • Music

    October 25, 2001


    Greg Wood is back with a new band, a new album, and a couple of jokes

  • News

    May 24, 2001

    How Dare You?

    The White House gets offended by a Chron question

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    Immodest Proposals

    The solution to Houston's image problems? Spin them away.

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    The Man Who Knew Too Soon?

    Eight years ago Tom Curtis reported that AIDS could have been spread by an experimental polio vaccine grown on monkey kidneys. Scientists sniffed. Journalists scoffed. The story died. Now, a new book says the theory wasn't so stupid after all.

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    December 16, 1999
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    February 18, 1999
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    March 26, 1998

    Night & Day

    March 26-April 1, 1998

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    January 29, 1998
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    January 8, 1998
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    April 17, 1997
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