The White House

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    Five Texas Politicians Who Should Have Palin-style Internet Shows

    We all thought Sarah Palin would be focused on seizing the White House, but this week she announced that she is seizing the internet. Carpe diem! Or something. Yep, the lovable former Alaska governor and infamous vice presidential candidate is offering herself up to the world via the Internet. You ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    LBJ People Want Historic Air Force One, and Ohio Says No

    Even in the historic popularity contest, LBJ can't seem to win. Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy got to the White House on the same ticket, but the two weren't exactly best buddies. It was a marriage of convenience, because they needed each other to deliver their respective sections of the cou ... More >>

  • Film

    August 15, 2013

    The Butler Is So Old-School It Feels Modern

    The Butler finds urgency in the conventional.

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Texas Activist Chains Neck to White House Fence (German Bike Locks Rock)

    If you've never heard of Diane Wilson, you've probably heard about the environmentalist who poured Karo syrup on herself on the steps of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., to protest the BP oil spill. (That was Wilson.) Or about the one who chained herself to the Dow Chemical tower in 2002, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Palin, Santorum, and Perry Remind the NRA Convention of America's Greatness, and that Greatness Comes from a Gun

    There was a point in Rick Santorum's history lesson, a point in the former Pennsylvania senator's spiel last Friday about the horrific transition President Obama has yet in store for America, when the 20,000-strong audience at the 2013 NRA Convention sat perfectly silent. Bathed in blue flood-light, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Guess Who Is Bringing Ted Nugent to the State of the Union Address?

    Texas Rep. Steve Stockman, arguably the Tea Party's No. 1 advocate on Capitol Hill, has already had an eventful first term his second time in Washington. About three weeks ago, Stockman said he was ready to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama if Obama's proposed gun-contr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    This Week In Deliciousness: Fun Abroad, Bummer At Home

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where fall is finally here and we can go outside again, except OH NO WAIT, everything's made of mosquitoes and allergens. Right around the time the weather gets nice enough to roll down the window of your car, the pleasant air coming in is ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • News

    May 10, 2012

    Friends Like These

    Woman sexes hospitalized pal's teen.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Annise Parker Tweets Her Joy on Obama's Gay-Marriage Announcement

    Mayor Annise Parker has tweeted her joy -- if not astonishment -- at President Obama's announcement today that he endorses same-sex marriage. "Wow! I was wrong. Call from White House. The President has stepped up and stated his support for recognizing mine!-a" Parker got a cal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    UK Papers Explain Strange Concept of "Basketball" & "March Madness" to Their Readers

    President Obama took UK Prime Minister David Cameron to a play-in game for March Madness last night. As a result, newspapers in the UK had to explain just what the hell was going on. Basketball isn't big there -- it was the first time Cameron had ever seen a game -- so results were, well, scattered ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Lance Berkman, Cavorting with the Obamas: He's a RINO!!!

    There's a new batch of official photos up on the White House Flickr page, and it includes this damning piece of evidence that Lance Berkman -- former Rice Owl, former Houston Astro, current proud church dude and proud Republican -- is pals with the Obamas. You know who else pals around with the Ob ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 23, 2012

    Power Players

    The feminist artwork on view at the CAMH isn't as dated as it should be.

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Obama's Best Campaign Strategy: Keep Singing The Blues

    After President Obama crooning Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" at a Harlem fundraiser became an unlikely iTunes sensation, even topping the ringtone chart, history is now repeating itself with his version of "Sweet Home Chicago" caught on an episode of PBS' In Performance at the White House Tuesd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    For President's Day: The Best Movie Portrayals of 15 Presidents

    Portraying presidents on screen is always tricky. Crass imitation makes the thing look like a comedy skit, but completely ignoring the mannerisms and voice that people know doesn't work either. There have been some laughingly inept acting jobs when it comes to the 44 people who have been the countr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    7 Little-Known (And Completely Unverified) Facts About U.S. Presidents

    Today, the nation celebrates Presidents' Day, the most important holiday of all time. No other national holiday has such a clear purpose or overall popularity. Therefore, why not recognize this momentous occasion with a look back at some of our greatest presidents, and learn some facets of their bio ... More >>

  • Music

    February 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Executive Entertainers: America's Most Musical Presidents

    Big-money supporters were treated to the first indelible moment in Barack Obama's reelection campaign last Thursday when the President crooned the opening lyric from Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" from the stage of the Apollo Theater in Harlem. It was just the sort of off-the-cuff instance that c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    10 Rock Stars the GOP Should Nominate for President

    As the 2012 presidential race begins to heat up in earnest, Rocks Off can't help but feel that the front-runners for the Republican nomination are lacking a certain je ne sais quoi. Call it star power. Call it sex appeal. Whatever it is, these guys ain't got it. If the GOP is serious about wresti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    LBJ Museum's Big Renovation About to Start

    The LBJ Museum will still resemble a bunker, even after renovations.​The LBJ Presidential Library & Museum in Austin is not one of the best of its kind -- it was built before the era when presidential libraries went big-time and devoted more resources to attracting and wowing tourists rather t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    ERRRRRR: Get Ready to Get Emergency Broadcasted On, Y'All

    ​A nationwide test of Emergency Alert System is set for today at 1 p.m. Houston time, when a half-minute message will air on all television and radio stations. The purpose is to test out the preparedness of the system to break into radio and TV channels to give instructions and news in the eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Ledisi Finds Success and Confidence in Pieces of Me

    ​Grammy-nominated singer Ledisi is currently on her first nationwide tour in support of her sixth album Pieces of Me. The tour has already sold out venues in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.; and she pulls into Houston Thursday. "I feel great about this tour we have been selling out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Musicians The Sedition Act Of 1918 Would Have Screwed

    ​Freedom of speech is one of the most cherished rights that Americans have, and the fight for that right has drawn some of the greatest legal battles in our history. We like to believe that, after 200-plus years of defense of that right, that we can take it as a given. However, this week mark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    5 Things Sarah Palin Should Know About Common​Dear Sarah Palin, we smelled the stench of desperation and traced it down the Twitter hallway. It led us to some foul words about rapper Common. It started when Michelle Obama scheduled a poetry event at the White House and invited several poets, including Common. Conservativ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Five Presidents Who Could Kick Chuck Norris's Ass

    Abe Lincoln: Let's get rrrrready to rrrrumble​In our continuing series of scholarly meditations on the United States Presidency, we now bring you a list of five presidents who could kick the crap out of Chuck Norris. Of note: only one of the top five served after 1908, although two honorable m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Presidential Offspring: Seven Very Odd Outcomes of White House Fathers

    Chester Arthur III: Gay liberation leader and sex astrologer​Having a president for a father is not easy: The roster of children born to America's chief executives is rife with alcoholics, suicides and failures. Some, of course, thrive. But still, there are oddities. Here are five (Bonus: Two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    No Mexico? No Problem! Five (Very Lame) Spring Break Alternatives

    The Texas Department of Public Safety has strongly warned Spring Breakers from going to Mexico. whether it's one of the famous tourist cities or the border towns that for years have attracted college students. What's a person to do with their free time if they can't cross over to a magical land whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Idol Beat: Schlemiel. Schlimazel.

    ​So it seems the only difference between the two-hour Wednesday Idols and their one hour counterparts on Thursdays is twice as many "wacky" interludes (über Green Bay Packer fan Megan Frazier is going to make one lucky man...really miserable someday) and a third more shots of Steven Tyler wal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    State of the Union Preview: Five Things You're Guaranteed to See

    No Nancy Pelosi on the screen tonight​President Obama addresses the Congress and the nation tonight in the annual State of the Union, which has become a rite as ossified and rigid as any. You've got the humble heroes sitting with the First Lady, the various standing o's, the predictable post-s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Houston's Hottest Chefs: Monica Pope

    Tam Vo​Every day this week we'll be highlighting the female winners from our poll on Houston's Hottest Chefs. On Friday we'll reveal the hottest chef of all. EOW: How does it feel to one of the hottest chefs in Houston? Monica Pope: *humbly chuckles* It's nice to be one of the hottest chefs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    CenterPoint Hits The Jackpot At The Federal Stimulus Feeding Trough

    Photo courtesy White House Flickr group​Let them bitch all they want in Chicago about getting shut out of federal stimulus funds for "smart-grid" power projects. Here in Houston, we're kicking ass.The federal gummint, that socialistic, fascist Big Brother, announced today how it is spending $3.4 b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Moody Gardens, A Bigger Tourist Attraction Than The White House

    If you had your choice to stand anywhere as a tourist in the United States, where would you choose?The Las Vegas Strip? Mount Rushmore? The White House?No way, dude -- you prefer to be standing in Moody Gardens in Galveston.At least you do if you're one of the respondents to what has to be described ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Aftermath: No Doubt, Paramore, and The Sounds at Cynthia Woods

    Photos by Mark C. Austin Any returning mega-band thinking of mounting a huge reunion tour to drain poor folk of their cash (cough Blink-182 cough) need look no further than No Doubt's current tour and sold-out set last night at Cynthia Woods to see how it should be done. For the bands that we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Chamillionaire's Inaugural Diary, Part 3: The Inauguration

    The inauguration events started early. The people that left the hotel late last night were smart. They knew it would be too packed and too crowded. The police were blocking off all of the entrances to where the inauguration of the first black president would be held. My friend who used to play in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    The Bush Twins' Real Letter to the Obama Girls

    Did you hear how the Bush twins, Jenna and Barbara, recently sent an open letter to the Obama girls, offering up advice for surviving life in The White House? Now, to be honest, I thought their original letter was a truly sweet and lovely gesture, and I actually think the Bush twins have turned o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Where To Indulge Your Obama-Mania In Houston

    No one's going to be getting much work done around 11 a.m. Houston time tomorrow.That, of course, is when John McCain will be sworn in as the nation's first old-white-guy President; assuming you're down from the amazing high of Sunday's Lee Greenwood/Hank Williams Jr. concert at the Mall, you'll wan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Your Election Night Soundtrack

    U2: Bono say vote! Say you're watching the election returns tonight and don't feel like listening to the chattering punditry - really, at this point, who does? All the information you need will be onscreen anyway, and if you must, there's a neat little thing called closed-captioning most TVs have t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 20, 2007

    John W. Dean

    Former Nixon White House counsel calls out Bush … yup, you heard that right

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2007

    Get Lit: The First Commandment, by Brad Thor

    My wife had just finished getting a procedure at the hospital, so I entered the recovery room and put down the review copy of the book I’d been killing time with. One of the nurses picked it up, wide-eyed with excitement. “The new Brad Thor is out?!” she gasped. Yes. Yes it is. Whether that ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 27, 2006
  • News

    December 8, 2005
  • Calendar

    March 10, 2005
  • News

    February 17, 2005

    News to Use

    A Pearland guy causes a Beltway firestorm

  • Calendar

    September 16, 2004

    Artsy Ambling

    Stomp Around to five gallery openings in one night

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    Island Survivor

    Galveston politics may get even more out of hand soon

  • News

    September 18, 2003

    Doing Time

    With JC in the TDCJ

  • News

    May 8, 2003

    Reality Bytes

    The White House-cracking cybergang is gone. Now Houstons most notorious hacker hopes to reboot his life and return to his love: computers.

  • News

    March 28, 2002

    Protest Too Much

    There was a Clinton connection to that White House demonstration

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Public Information Officer

    Fred King, Harris County district clerk's office

  • News

    February 20, 1997

    What's Driving Miss Shelia?

    With her frenetic grandstanding, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee has irritated her staff, her colleagues, and even the president. she says she speaks for her constituents. But will anyone listen?

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