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 >>
A short history of an art form's long passing.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
As if NPR wasn't in enough trouble.
John Proffitt gives ammo to the NPR hatahsKUHF 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 >>
What NewsFix is...will be revealed SaturdayThe 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 >>
"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 >>
Todd ColeWednesday 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 >>
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 >>
He's just looking for the Menil CollectionIf 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 >>
Living on the edge, with Channel 39The 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
ONN's Brandon Armstrong: not wanted in HoustonBig, 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 >>
A poets job description: Put pen to paper
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 >>
The group collective on Twitter, the increasingly popular micro-blogging and social networking platform, has developed a recent tradition called Follow Friday. Follow Friday is part circle jerk, part honest and helpful advice from your Twitter friends on who to follow if you're new or simply l ... More >>
Journalist and former detainee Paul Salopek talks about the wars in Africa
George Clooney's ode to screwball comedies of yore is sooooo close. But yet.
It was the year 2000 and I was a young hungry reporter in Chicago covering a young hungry state legislator
Inprint hosts African-American and Palestinian poets
Diana Jones will be performing Thursday, May 17, at Mojo Risin' Coffee Shop, 1600 Shepherd, 713-426-1505
Haven't heard of Junoon? They've sold 20 million albums, and they're at the Meridian this week.
Chicago dances its way through the origins of the celebrity crook
Plus: Boola Boola, Fault and Pepper, On Blue Berryhill
Someone sabotages a Channel 13 report
Who's the "Railcar" slayer writing to now? Inside Houston magazine.
Yes, we visited that Original New Orleans Po' Boy
The Chronicle performs a boosterism triple play
Shining Example, KTRU Blues, Not So Nice
Mattress Mac's bowl was a joke everywhere but Houston
Several staffers move over to Channel 39's start-up effort
Too sweet tears turn Message into mush