Several things separate human beings from the rest of the animals. We can put them in Halloween costumes and they can't put us in ones, we have smartphones, and there's the whole food-chain thing as well. Music, however, is not one of those things unknown to the animal kingdom. Sometimes they turn ... More >>
We love Texas and all, but damn can it be uptight - at least according to research. Psychology researchers at the University of Maryland-College Park's recent study ranked all 50 states (sorry, D.C.) by how uptight or loose they are when it came to enforcing rules and tolerating deviance. Texas cam ... More >>
Jayson Blair doc could use less Jayson Blair.
It's well known that the Houston Texans have one of the greatest tailgating traditions in the country, a fact made more impressive by the team's relative youth. On Thursdays during football season, we're spotlighting groups that make Texans tailgating the pride of Houston. It should come as no surp ... More >>
Wall Street and Washington conspire to destablize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time.
Lee West III says he really wanted to be a member of Omega Psi Phi. But he couldn't take the beatings the underground black fraternity was handing out. By Steve Jansen
Lee West III, a University of Houston junior and Omega Psi Phi pledge, says that during underground pledging meetings for the African-American fraternity (which turns 100 years old next month) in February 2009, he was beaten with a television antenna, a paddle and a broomstick that eventually ... More >>
Rick Perry is right: America can learn from Texas. He's just wrong about what the lesson is.
Myth: The ability to string rhymes together automatically kills brain cells, thereby making it impossible for said stringer of rhymes to obtain a college degree. Fact: Many of your favorite hip-hoppers are college graduates with funny-sounding honorary titles. Myth: Street education is a pr ... More >>
Readers respond to our story on the Trae ban at 97.9 The Box.
Rocks Off wonders what hip-hop would look like if rappers were true to who they really are, or should we say... who they were. Perhaps it would look like the video "Swagger Wagon," by The Sienna Family, the latest Internet phenomenon that has amassed 2.4 million hits in less than a month. Those G's ... More >>
Photo courtesy TUTSThe Fonz never seemed much of a song-and-dance man on the TV show that ran for 11 seasons and ended about a quarter century ago. But Broadway has seen some mega successes by adding music to successful TV shows and movies.(Case in point: The Producers and The Full Monty raked in To ... More >>
Kidney donation needs drive some complex trading maneuvers.
Homeless Corey Black thought he'd struck gold when he says he was offered $10,000 to sell his kidney.
People usually don't realize they have kidney disease until it's too late. High blood pressure or diabetes may go untreated for years, and by the time symptoms like nausea and fatigue show up -- and these are often misconstrued as the flu -- both kidneys are already damaged beyond repair. Dr. M ... More >>
Glory Road relives the season when college hoops smashed the color barrier
Houston is scrambling for psychiatric and emergency medical services. But hoping for better state funding is just another psychotic episode.