University of Texas law professor Sandy Levinson (he's also a visiting professor at Harvard) is one of the most respected constitutional law scholars in the country, and, increasingly, one of the most iconoclastic. Levinson's scholarly crusade been calling attention to the Constitution's "hard-wired ... More >>
Almost 50 years ago, as the media is constantly reminding us lately, JFK was assassinated. There is a veritable cottage industry of movies, books, TV shows and specials surrounding his assassination, never mind two government inquiries: the Warren Commission and the Select Committee (1978). Whether ... More >>
It's pretty much common knowledge in our country that once America got discovered the Native Americans pretty much should have taken a good hard look at the guys in the Pilgrim hats and told them to get back on their boats and back across that ocean, pronto. Obviously that didn't happen - or, you k ... More >>
When representatives from Librotraficante, a Houston-based organization best-known for its work smuggling Latino texts into Arizona last year, visited Austin on Thursday, they met with one of Sen. Dan Patrick's aides. According to Tony Diaz, Librotraficante's lead organizer, Patrick's aide informed ... More >>
On November 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was shot down by Lee Harvey Oswald as he was being driven through the streets of Dallas. Two days later, Oswald himself was killed at the hands of nightclub operator Jack Ruby as he was being transferred to a county jail. There have been dozens of reas ... More >>
If you're a sane person then you are dreading the next four months leading up to the presidential election. Every single election cycle has gotten more and more crazy, but I have a feeling this is going to be the one where we end up developing airborne thorazine to try and chill folks the holy hell ... More >>
One of the greatest stories I ever worked on involved neo-Nazis and burritos.
This little infographic has been making the rounds on Facebook among the more pro-gun people... especially a certain kind of pro-gun people. See, there are hunters, there are people who want to own guns for home protection, and there are people who want to own guns simply because they are adults who ... More >>
Like most of you, I get e-mails from my dad full of "facts" that are basically telling me how much better life was in the past than it is now. People were more respectful, politicians were more honest, and values were more...valued? Case in point, yesterday I received a list of trivia about Harry ... More >>
We doubt you're reading this, since you are out wildly celebrating the 221st birthday of President James Buchanan. Aren't you? Of course you are. There are so many reasons to celebrate, like these five: 5. Some people believe he IS NOT the worst president ever, so take that!! Whenever a new surve ... More >>
Editor's Note: Please congratulate Jef With One F for breaking the record for number of colons used in a Houston Press headline. Two presidents both alike in regard and respect, in fair Internet, where we store our trailers for upcoming films featuring chief executives that combat supernatural evil ... More >>
A new perspective on this odd coupleIt's been -- as always -- a long wait between volumes of Robert Caro's masterful, majestic and compulsively readable biography of Lyndon Johnson. News has finally come of the new volume, and even better news is that it won't be the last. The new book, Pass ... More >>
Let me tell you what my astrologer said, WarrenThe position of First Lady is often a thankless one. A surprising number of presidential wives, usually citing health, were all but recluses during their husband's administration, brooding out of sight like something out of Jane Eyre. Others hav ... More >>
Going back to the future might not be an option in this sci-fi adventure story
Television just got a lot more entertaining this week. And we're not talking about the Jay Leno show.The State Board of Education announced today that it will be televising its committee meetings for the world to see. (A new law requires them to do so, but we like to think it's just civic-mindedn ... More >>
Decades before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus, Ida B. Wells did the same thing on a train
Theatre Suburbia hosts a world premiere play by Nancy Kiefer
If you needed any more evidence that Comcast was an agent of evil on par with Al Qaeda or whomever makes those peanut-butter-filled pretzels, look no further than the cable company's inescapable local commercials featuring Sam Houston. The former Texas President/Governor is shown engaging in a varie ... More >>
Express Childrens Theatre presents four fairy tales
Houston pays homage to The Divine One
See original printings of the Texas Declaration of Independence and Adolph Hitlers autobiography Not!
The Mexican replies
National Treasure makes one long for good Nic Cage movies -- like Con Air
Guns were once fit canvases for artisans
Why did Benedict Arnold defect? The Alley has an unusual explanation
Sienna Plantation wants you to get lost
Paul Matthews puts his collection of military history on display
Houstonian Bridger chronicles the evils of manifest destiny with A Ballad of the West
Web designer George Kalas wanted to re-fight the Civil War. Instead, he started one in his own movement.
Nobody's clamoring to claim this uncertain neo-Nazi film
Ensemble entertains with a sexy, provocative production
Houston sculptor David Adickes has one message for the art world: large is good
Why is this winsome public sculpture, created by Mount Rushmore's sculptor, languishing in disrepair? And where is her arm?