The White House

  • Film

    June 27, 2013

    White House Down Is the Best Parody Since Team America

    Intentional or not, this film is proof Hollywood can make a memorable comedy.

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    The Mainstreaming Of Dubstep And The Rise Of Trap Music (Wait, What Is Trap Music?)

    Mainstream music has a history of taking musical genres, smoothing out the rough edges, and turning them in to something easily digestible to the masses. Punk rock went from being the music of rebellion to the music of crying about failed relationships and rappers went from rapping about what was ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Rick Perry Has An International Ally For His (Possible) Secession Plan: The Brutal, Civil-Rights-Crushing Government Of Belarus

    The campaign to have Texas secede from the U.S. has been a long struggle with little to show for it so far beyond helping to torpedo Rick Perry's presidential hopes, and as it turned out Perry was entirely capable of doing that himself without any secessionist torpedoing. But now -- just as it seem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Nixon Meets the King: The White House Tapes Revealed

    Forty-two years ago today, one of the trippier meetings in the annals of U.S. music and politics went down when Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll and a global icon of the youth movement, paid a friendly White House visit to President Richard Nixon, that same movement's sworn enemy. Put blun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    The Land of Tomatoes and Honey: A Tour of the White House Kitchen Garden

    Although it's not officially fall yet, plump orange pumpkins are resting on mounds of hay and dirt in and around two plots that -- along with dozens of others -- makes up the 1,100 square feet White House Kitchen Garden. It's a warm day in early September and the garden is sprawled out like a sunbat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Eating D.C.: Dining Dispatches from the Capital

    As of this writing, I am still comfortably ensconced in the Hotel Palomar in our nation's capital. There is a Negroni at my side, compliments of the hotel, which was waiting for me in the room after I returned from walking off a Shake Shack burger at lunch. That's service. Both the Shake Shack and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Because It's Friday: 10 Great Photos Of Obama With Kids

    The presidential campaigns are ramping up, even though the heavy action doesn't come until after the conventions and Labor Day. But while we still have time, perhaps it's best to take one last look at White House activity that doesn't include attack ads, policy positions or focus-group polling. Le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Doesn't Rick Perry Know Cursive?

    ​We've seen more Rick Perry autographs lately than we have in a long time, because basically we had never seen one before. So we were unaware that his autograph resembles a third grader's. Didn't they teach cursive in Paint Creek?

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Visual Proof: Obama Is a Racist

    White House photo​Checking out the White House Flickr page, we came across this picture from Saturday. Looks pretty innocent, right? WRONG. Check out the sign over Obama's head.

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Seven White House Musical Guests Sketchier Than Common

    whitehouse.govWe've always wanted to run that photo credit.​Our man Rizoh did a fine job yesterday detailing how, despite what the Fox News brigade may think, Common is a pretty standup guy. In fact, compared to some of the other musicians who have been invited to the White House, he's practic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Five Disastrous Modern-Day Presidential Decisions Not Involving Iraq or Vietnam

    Ronald and Nancy Reagan face the consequences.​Making tough decisions is what being a president is all about. But sometimes those decisions backfire. Sometimes the backfire hurts only the president who made the decision; sometimes it hurts a whole lot of other people. Here are five most disas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    The Five Hottest Presidential Daughters

    Continuing on with our C-SPANish investigation into White House sex and beauty (five horniest presidents here, five hottest presidential mistresses here), we now take time to examine the five hottest presidential daughters. Once again, time has not been kind to pre-20th Century candidates. Either p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    The Five Horniest Presidents America Has Produced

    Warren G. Harding, sex machine​The Reelz channel finished up its Kennedys mini-series last night, the production that was chased from the History Channel because JFK fans hollered about inaccuracies or too many dramatic liberties. The series itself seemed rather rote, although Greg Kinnear wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    President's Day Quiz: Ten Not-So-Memorable Quotes

    Jews, Japs and Presidential testicles​"Ask not," 'fear itself," "tear down this wall" -- we all know these famous Presidential quotes. But on this President's Day, it's time to examine some of the more obscure quotes from chief executives throughout the years. Fortunately, several modern pres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    President's Day List: Five Biographies You Need to Read

    Dutch received undeserved scorn​President's Day is a time to reflect on the people who've lived in the White House, and how best to learn more about them. Presidential biographies have always been a huge industry, with a staggering amount of trees felled for books both incredibly dense and an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Top 10 Musical U.S. Presidents

    "The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music." - Gerald Ford gwu.eduWhen else are we going to use this picture?​Today is President's Day, and if you'll think back to high-school U.S. History, you'll remember that potential Commande ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Mexico Military Invasion Bravely Repulsed, We Guess

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  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Bush & Kanye West: Five Lower Points In His Presidency, None Of Which Involve WMDs, Torture Or Decimating the Middle Class

    That belt: another low point​As you've likely heard, George W. Bush has a new book out, one that promises to be as good as his campaign bio A Charge to Keep.Decision Points proves once and for all that W is not to blame for anything and even if he did some things that didn't work out like they sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Breast Cancer Awareness: Five Bad Attempts

    As any sports fan knows, October has been Breast Cancer Awareness Month -- uniforms and gloves and wristbands have been pink; outside of sports the Empire State Building and the White House have gone pink to remind women to get themselves checke.The campaign has grown tremendously since the San Fran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Drilling Ban Lifted: Five (Possible) New Federal Mandates

    The Obama administration has lifted the ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, but it is also enforcing steps to make sure a disaster such as the Deepwater Horizon leak never, ever happens again.Don't worry, we have a plan​The feds have outlined a bunch of tough new regulations and g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Ronnie Killen of Killen's Steakhouse

    ​We caught up with Certified Executive Chef Ronnie Killen of Pearland's Killen's Steakhouse to discuss what it was like interviewing with the White House and the reason for a steakhouse in Pearland, of all places. EOW: I understand that back in 2005, you were one of the finalists vying to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    The White House Wasn't Pleased Obama's Call To The Mayor Went Public

    Photo courtesy White House Flickr Group​Ever leave an extremely personal voicemail for someone, only to have what you thought was a private message broadcast to complete strangers -- or even worse, your friends? You know, maybe something about a burning sensation when you pee, or that you thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Michelle Obama on Iron Chef

    ​Michelle Obama appeared on Iron Chef America last Sunday to promote healthy eating. Ever since she planted that organic garden last year, she has become a spokesperson for eating your vegetables and therefore a lightning rod for controversy. The White House communications office reached out t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    What History Tells Us: Five Black Presidents

    And although it seems heaven sent We ain't ready, to see a black President 2Pac never lived to see himself proven wrong, but we do have an African-American Commander-in-Chief. The media will be going on for months about the historic nature of this election, the ramifications for America's future, a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 31, 2007
  • Blogs

    January 31, 2007

    He's Perfect for the Job

    Laura Bush recently announced the White House has a new pastry chef. His name is Bill Yosses, and his credentials are quite impressive: Paul Newman's Dressing Room, Josephs Citarella, Bouley Restaurant and Bakery, Tavern on the Green, Montrachet -- all fantastic restaurants, to be sure. But what M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2006

    A Date with Dubya'

    Mamas, line up your babies now... Breaking news from the Republican Party of Fort Bend County, Texas (no Tom DeLay didn't switch hairsprays). This, from Gary Gillen, FB's chairman: I am very pleased to inform you that the President of the United States will visit Fort Bend County on the afternoo ... More >>

  • News

    June 14, 2001

    We're (Kinda) Sorry

    The Chron finally gets around to apologizing for being wrong about the supposed Clinton-staff vandalism scandal

  • News

    May 31, 2001

    KPRC Tops Itself

    Dr. Freud, breast obsession on Line 2

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • News

    August 3, 2000

    Secret Storm

    Enron Field has trouble keeping out the elements

  • News

    February 4, 1999

    The Wooden Indian Ticket?

    A Gore vote in 2000 could send Brown back to D.C.

  • News

    October 29, 1998

    Easygoing George W. Bush

    With help from Democrats Pete Laney and Bob Bullock, Bush has been a Republican governor Texans love. But who'll be his pals if he sets his sights on the presidency?

  • News

    September 10, 1998
  • News

    July 9, 1998

    The Party Boys

    Politics pulls out the hard "soft" cash, Houston-style

  • News

    May 28, 1998
  • Calendar

    May 14, 1998
  • News

    April 9, 1998

    Horror Show

    Ruben Guerrero's plans to be a judge again are dashed, as local Democrats continue their inept ways

  • Film

    January 1, 1998

    The Albanian Candidate

    Wag the Dog bares its teeth at the White House

  • News

    December 18, 1997

    A Family Affair

    Roland Garcia has the political backing to be the U.S. Attorney for South Texas. He also has a brother imprisoned for murder and drug trafficking -- a fact he somehow forgot to tell his congressional sponsors. That may not be enough to disqualify him, but

  • News

    October 16, 1997
  • Film

    July 24, 1997

    Going Down

    Air Force One nose-dives into an ocean of ennui

  • Film

    July 10, 1997

    To Coldly Go

    Contact is more like a close encounter of the turgid kind

  • News

    April 18, 1996

    The Fire Next Time?

    Downsizing, outsourcing, deferred maintenance ... It all makes for a volatile mix at Baytown's Exxon refinery.

  • Calendar

    May 18, 1995
  • News

    April 6, 1995

    The Wendy Card

    Wendy Gramm's all-American success story is a centerpiece of her husband's fledgling presidential bid. But there's more to the story than what's being packaged and sold by the Phil Gramm campaign.

  • Music

    January 5, 1995

    In the Room

    Bob Gallarza aims to bring Tejano music into the '90s

  • News

    December 15, 1994

    Mr. Big

    Houston sculptor David Adickes has one message for the art world: large is good

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