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    October 31, 2014

    Lyft Threatens to Leave Houston, Because $62 is Just Way Too Steep To Make Sure Its Drivers Aren't Criminals

    Citing "expensive" new city-wide regulations that mandate drug testing, fingerprinting, and background checks for drivers, Lyft, one of the two app-based companies operating in Houston, says they would rather close up shop than comply. The city's new requirements, set to take effect November 4, wil ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 23, 2014
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    May 29, 2013

    Protest Planned Over Potential Sale of CW-39 to Kochs, for Some Reason

    Some Houstonians who don't want their beloved CW affiliate bought by the right-wing Koch brothers are planning a protest outside the station's Westpark Drive building today, and we can't really figure out why. Ronald Gonzalez, who plans to speak at the demonstration, tells Hair Balls that the Kochs ... More >>

  • Film

    November 15, 2012

    Death of Cinema

    A short history of an art form's long passing.

  • News

    July 12, 2012
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    July 3, 2012

    Chron Admits Journatic Stories May Have Had Fake Bylines

    Tucked neatly beneath a photo of Pitbull and next to the lotto numbers in Tuesday's Houston Chronicle A section (page 2, if you're curious) was a "Note to our readers" that detailed the Chron's recent discovery that stories provided to them by Journatic and affiliate Blockshopper had used pseudonyms ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Hot Band Alert: Lumineers Light Up Fitz Tonight

    A few times a year, word of mouth about a band spreads at an unusually rapid pace. You can almost track the buzz in real time. First you hear a murmur or see a headline on some music blog this band or that one might be good, then somebody you know tells you they think you would like them. Then you s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Why Texas Should Reopen Its Horse Slaughterhouses

    It's been five years since the nation's last horse slaughterhouse was shut down. The Cavel horse slaughterhouse in DeKalb, Illinois, closed after Congress banned USDA inspections of horse meat -- effectively ceasing operations at the few abattoirs in the United States that dealt in horses. If the me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Vegetarian Day is October 1, Celebrate with a Burger!

    Omnivores, grab your favorite herbivore and head to The Counter. The Washington Ave. burger joint, as well as the Woodlands location, will be celebrating Vegetarian Day on Saturday, October 1, with their "Veg Out at The Counter" promotion. Customers will receive a complimentary mini veggie burger wi ... More >>

  • Music

    April 7, 2011
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    April 7, 2011

    KUHF Head Mocks GOP

    As if NPR wasn't in enough trouble.

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    KUHF CEO John Proffitt Thinks You Are Stupid, Rejoices He Is No Republican

    John Proffitt gives ammo to the NPR hatahs​KUHF John Proffitt thinks you are a moron.Well, that's what you could say if you saw his Facebook page a little earlier this week.With NPR dealing with the fallout from its recent right-wing sneak attack, you'd think everyone even remotely in a position ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    KIAH's "NewsFix": The Anticipated TV News Revolution Begins Saturday, But We Won't Be Covering It

    What NewsFix is...will be revealed Saturday​The world, or at least that portion of it peopled by journalists, is mightily anticipating Channel 39's Saturday night newscast. Why would they care about a weekend newscast that Houston barely watches? Because most of them will be gleefully hoping ... 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

    January 11, 2011

    Two Timing: The 11 Best Rock Duos

    Todd Cole​Wednesday night, noisy indie duo No Age (above) pulls into Fitzgerald's. The two-piece of guitarist Randy Randall and drummer Dean Allen Spunt, starting making waves in 2007 with their debut Weirdo Rippers. 2008's Nouns brought them even more acclaim, and along the way they gained fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Great Food Houston: Former EOW blogger Ruthie Johnson posts on her personal foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Texas Bowl: Two Very Different Views Of Houston From Illinois

    He's just looking for the Menil Collection​If you're not a Baylor alum, you might not yet have caught Texas Bowl Fever, but you will, you will. Baylor and Illinois are in town for the Wednesday game at Reliant, and that means, in the case of Illinois at least, fresh impressions of Houston. J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Channel 39's New TV News: Good Lord, The Help-Wanted Ad

    Living on the edge, with Channel 39​The lowly rated Channel 39 newscast, as we've discussed, is switching this fall to an innovative style imposed by its owner that features no anchors and lots and lots of cutting-edge stuff.No, check that -- not cutting-edge, bleeding-edge.That's the term used in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Channel 39's "Groundbreaking" TV News Format: A Preview

    No room for Ron Burgundy here....​The Tribune Company sneak-peeked a look at how Channel 39 here will present news in a groundbreaking way starting this fall, and it sounds awful.Variety talked to Tribune execs and some people who saw the preview and had this description:The prototype, produced wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Channel 39 Maybe Doesn't Want You To Watch Mia Gradney

    Don't listen to the billboards!!!!​You know all those semi-sultry billboards with Channel 39's Mia Gradney asking you to watch her?Forget them.As we noted a month ago, Channel 39's owners, The Tribune Company, were looking to "bust the TV cliches" on its chain of local stations.And Houston gets to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Channel 39 Will No Longer Be Like The Onion's TV News

    ONN's Brandon Armstrong: not wanted in Houston​Big, bold changes are coming to television news in Houston. For the fourth, fifth, 18th time? Who knows?Next up in the bold-changes batting box will be Channel 39, KIAH, which is owned by the Tribune Company. And the Tribune Company has a "chief innov ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 11, 2010

    Maureen McLane

    A poet’s job description: Put pen to paper

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Who's Leaving First: Ed Wade, Cecil Cooper or Roy Oswalt?

    The Astros were able to actually win a series this weekend, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in two of three games. And the good news is that they should be able to win a couple of games this week as their next four games are against the Colorado Rockies, another losing team, like the Astros, but on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Success Of Galveston's Mardi Gras Opening Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

    Galveston kicked off Mardi Gras this weekend, and depending on who you talk to, it was either a wild success or a milder version of past pre-Lenten festivities.  RoShelle Gaskins, spokesperson for the visitor's bureau, told Hair Balls, "With the weather and everything we really saw the typical ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 20, 2008

    Inside Africa: Three Hidden Wars

    Journalist and former detainee Paul Salopek talks about the wars in Africa

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008
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    February 28, 2008

    Barack Obama and Me

    It was the year 2000 and I was a young hungry reporter in Chicago covering a young hungry state legislator

  • Calendar

    November 8, 2007

    Elizabeth Alexander and Taha Muhammad Ali

    Inprint hosts African-American and Palestinian poets

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2007

    Get Lit: First Assistant, Second Assistant

    Houston's freakily cool spring held me back a bit from starting The First Assistant -- when a paperback has a back-cover blurb saying, "Make sure it is at the very top of your beach bag" (Chicago Tribune), you want to make sure you're saving it for poolside perusal. But a recent spate of sunny, w ... More >>

  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    Diana Jones

    Diana Jones will be performing Thursday, May 17, at Mojo Risin' Coffee Shop, 1600 Shepherd, 713-426-1505

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    April 6, 2007
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    April 4, 2007
  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    Tango and Cash

    Chicago dances its way through the origins of the celebrity crook

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    Bow-Tied Wonder

    Plus: Boola Boola, Fault and Pepper, On Blue Berryhill

  • News

    April 25, 2002

    Bursting Bubbles

    Someone sabotages a Channel 13 report

  • News

    August 2, 2001

    You've Got Killer Mail

    Who's the "Railcar" slayer writing to now? Inside Houston magazine.

  • Dining

    April 26, 2001

    Folk Art on Bread

    Yes, we visited that Original New Orleans Po' Boy

  • News

    March 22, 2001

    Energy Rules

    The Chronicle performs a boosterism triple play

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    February 1, 2001


    Shining Example, KTRU Blues, Not So Nice

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    Money Talks

    Mattress Mac's bowl was a joke everywhere but Houston

  • News

    August 31, 2000

    Meltdown at Fox

    Several staffers move over to Channel 39's start-up effort

  • News

    June 29, 2000

    Surefire Plan

    Inside Houston

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    May 18, 2000
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    September 23, 1999
  • Film

    February 11, 1999

    Cryin' Shame

    Too sweet tears turn Message into mush

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    October 8, 1998
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    January 15, 1998
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    October 16, 1997
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    May 11, 1995
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    December 1, 1994
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