United Nations

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    The Five Best Punk Supergroups of All Time

    Punk rock is known for bands breaking up just as quickly as they form. So many seminal groups across its history have only one record to their name that critics talk a lot more about bands breaking up than forming for that reason. But every now and then we get the rare punk supergroup, and it always ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Celebrate American Craft Beer Week at These Houston Spots

    Twenty years ago, this wouldn't have been a thing at all. But it's 2014, and the craft beer movement is bigger and more awesome than ever. And just in case you needed an excuse to indulge in craft beer made right here in the ol' US of A, some marketing genius has created American Craft Beer Week, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Ted Cruz Writes a Thank You Note to Obama. Seriously.

    Just when we were sure we'd seen it all, Ted Cruz hits the breaks and surprises us again. How so? He wrote a letter of appreciation to President Barack Obama. Yep, that's it. The Texas senator who has made opposing everything the folks across the aisle come up with (as well as his own party) found ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Insect Eats in Houston, But Hey, Not the Call-the-Health-Department Kind

    When the United Nations issued a report advocating the consumption of insects as part of a healthful and eco-friendly diet, I didn't squirm as much as some people. In third grade, some kid brought in chocolate-covered ants for show-and-tell and the braver (all right, greedier) students (myself incl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Lubbock County Judge Tom Head: 5 Factors To Consider As You Protect Your Homeland From Obama's UN Invasion

    As you might have heard, Lubbock County Judge Tom Head has taken the bold, possibly insane stand that if President Obama is re-elected, a civil war will arise in the land and Panhandle pols will need a 1.7-cent tax increase to bolster their defenses against a United Nations invasion. Head made the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Lubbock County Judge Tom Head: Raise My Salary, Or Face Wrath of Obama's UN Minions UPDATED: with Judge Head's "Clarification"

    Panhandle politicos. Just when you think they can't get any crazier, they keep talking. Case in point: Lubbock County judge Tom Head. On Monday night, flanked by Lubbock County Commissioner Mark Heinrich, Head went on Lubbock's FOX TV affiliate and warned the flatlanders of the dire consequences of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Comment of the Day: Who is Ted Cruz, Really?

    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning or afternoon from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula i ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Film

    May 17, 2012

    Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator

    More culture-clash yuks than comedy revolution.

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Councilmember Helena Brown Is Ready to Take Your Reservation

    When she isn't busy arguing that licensing dogs is an egregious case of government intrusion into private lives, or that the UN is aiming to take over America cities like Houston if eternal vigilance is not kept up, councilmember Helena Brown apparently works the front desk at a Marriott, if today's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    KBR Chemical Lawsuit: Soldiers' Lawyers Say They Found Smoking Gun

    When we wrote about American and European soldiers suing Kellogg, Brown & Root for allegedly exposing them to a cancer-causing chemical at an Iraqi water treatment plant, we thought the company's excuse -- it had no idea the chemical was onsite before boots were on the ground -- was pretty flimsy. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Comment of the Day: Un-Learning "Bukkake"

    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Project Runway All-Stars: The United Nations Challenge

    This week on PRAS: Kara's departure has the designers chattering about who does and does not "deserve" to be an All-Star, and the design gang visits the United Nations where they are assigned a challenge based on and inspired by international flags. Anyone else want to see the challenge where the de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Thank God, Ted Cruz Will Protect Texas from the U.N.

    This ad for GOP primary senatorial candidate Ted Cruz has been showing up on conservative Web sites. It alerts -- thankfully, finally -- all Texans to the growing threat that the U.N. will....invade? Take over in a bloodless coup? We don't know. All we know is that the U.N. is (apparently) a grave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    It's World Radio Day. La-Di-Freakin'-Da.

    Normally, Rocks Off gets all giddy when we get to put together a playlist to celebrate an obscure holiday. However, today is World Radio Day, as declared by last year by the United Nations (the best source of obscure holidays), and it's put us in a foul mood. The reason is that recent automotive mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Five Songs For Congo's Independence Day

    ​Rocks Off remains fascinated with obscure holidays like World Rabies Day. Usually we focus on either lesser-known American holidays, or international holidays endorsed by the United Nations. Today though, we decided to branch out to other countries and wish a happy Independence Day to the cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Happy International Youth Day: 6 Songs For The Young

    Kenneth Freeman​Rocks Off has become obsessed lately with finding playlists to celebrated some of the more obscure holidays on the calendar, and thankfully the United Nations is just great at providing those. Today is International Youth Day, a holiday that started in 2000 and is designed to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Hardeep Puri At Bush Intercontinental: Leading Indian Diplomat Tamps Down Outrage

    Hardeep Puri: A little Houston hospitality​India's leading ambassador to the U.N. is reacting to outrage about his security check at Bush Intercontinental by telling the media in his native country it wasn't as bad as reports indicated. India's top diplomat to the UN Hardeep Puri today sought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    How was your Cinco de Mayo? Ours was great!​ Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're still looking for a bakery that can fit "Sorry I Never Finished College and Quit Going to Church and Swear Too Much In My Articles and Am Generally a Huge Disappointment to You ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 29, 2010

    Pink Martini at Houston Symphony

    Take this groovy group shaken, not stirred

  • Calendar

    November 5, 2009

    UN Association Traveling Film Festival

    Movies of the world unite!

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Adobo Hoedown: Filipino Food For a Charitable Cause

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttFilipino pastries from Godo's​When Typoon Ketsana hit the Philippines on September 25, it was the worst weather-related disaster the country and its capital city of Manila had seen in decades. Severe flooding caused an evacuation of an enormous portion of the city, displ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Late Night Scene: Coffee Groundz

    ​For such a small space, the Coffee Groundz has a United Nations-like ability to bring together a crowd of people who normally operate in different layers of the social stratosphere. The front of the bar is sparsely populated by midnight, with a few solo guys working on the laptops and a gay c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Golden-brown is the proper tone for any loaf of sourdough / Hollywood starlet.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where today we're bitterly sniffling at the fact that everyone else from the office is at the Austin City Limits festival. It's cool! There's lots of fun ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 17, 2009
  • Film

    August 6, 2009

    Not Bad for Government Work

    Spoofing the run-up to war, In the Loop is political satire done right.

  • Calendar

    June 25, 2009

    Simon S.C. Tay

    Web exclusive!

  • Calendar

    March 12, 2009

    Cinema Bomar: Goodbye, Mr. Germ

    Filmstrips from the past promise a better future

  • Dining

    December 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Sonidos y Mas: Various Artists, "The Price of Silence"

    Sixty years ago this week in Paris, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The original text was a collaborative effort from representatives from many nations including the United States (Eleanor Roosevelt was part of the team), written as a way to repudiate the atroci ... More >>

  • Film

    December 11, 2008

    The Day the Plot Stood Still

    Sci-fi remake misses the point, and that's a Klaatu barada no-no

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2008

    Asian/Pacific American Heritage Festival

    Sufi rocker Junoon brings his Santana-meets-Led Zeppelin sound to Miller Outdoor Theatre

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008

    Seven Deadly Sins: Celebrity Edition

    In an effort to stay hip with the times (always the Vatican’s primary objective, right?), the Catholic Church has decreed that there are seven new deadly sins (now, even deadlier!) that will accompany the old-fashioned original seven we’ve all come to know and love so well. The new ones inclu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 21, 2008

    African Children’s Choir

    Houston’s the latest stop for the Journey of Hope tour

  • Calendar

    January 24, 2008

    My Village at Sunset

    Rice professors and a former U.S. ambassador try to explain why the king of Cambodia directed a B movie

  • Calendar

    April 20, 2006
  • Film

    January 6, 2005

    Blade Runners

    Hotel Rwanda finds hope amid the horrors of tribal genocide

  • News

    February 20, 2003

    Mayoral Field of Dreams

    If you pay them, they will come

  • News

    August 15, 2002

    Global Warming Is Good for You!

    Cheap heating bills! Great gardens! Thriving civilizations! In energy-crazed Houston, friends of greenhouse gases abound

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    Lost & Found

    One year ago, the Lost Boys of Sudan came to Houston in search of America, a future, safety and an education simple things that got somewhat complicated in the translation

  • Film

    February 7, 2002

    Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right

    No Man's Land cracks wise hoping the world will wise up

  • Dining

    December 13, 2001

    Under $5

    Darband Shish Kabob is as cheap as McDonald's, but that's about the only similarity

  • Film

    November 29, 2001

    Snore War

    Owen Wilson goes down Behind Enemy Lines and lands in familiar terrain

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Radio Talk Show

    The Matthew Momoh Show, KPFT/90.1 FM, (713)526-5738

  • News

    July 6, 2000


    Fumbling towards reality

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    December 23, 1999
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    January 29, 1998
  • News

    January 18, 1996

    He Spanked an American Hero

    And it's not every candidate for Congress who can say that

  • News

    July 27, 1995

    The Sound and the Fury

    Talk radio's Rob Thorn warns of the New World Order and impending apocalypse. The Texas Constitutional Militia is listening.

  • Calendar

    January 19, 1995
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