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  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Five Animals That Make Damn Good Musicians

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Texas Pretty Uptight, Study Shows

    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 >>

  • Film

    April 3, 2014

    Why Listen to a Liar?

    Jayson Blair doc could use less Jayson Blair.

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Texans Tailgate Thursdays: Team Duck Fallas on Eating the Other Team's Mojo

    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 >>

  • News

    July 5, 2012

    America's Petro-Terrorists

    Wall Street and Washington conspire to destablize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • News

    October 20, 2011

    Sons of Blood and Thunder

    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

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Cover Story: UH Grad Sues African-American Fraternity Omega Psi Phi for Alleged Hazing

    ​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 >>

  • News

    October 6, 2011

    Miracle Faker

    Rick Perry is right: America can learn from Texas. He's just wrong about what the lesson is.

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Five Rappers You Didn't Know Had College Degrees

    ​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 >>

  • News

    July 8, 2010

    Getting Played

    Readers respond to our story on the Trae ban at 97.9 The Box.

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Top 5 Rapper "Secret" Identities

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    A Singing, Dancing Fonz Hits Houston

    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 >>

  • News

    April 30, 2009

    You Want A Piece of Me? Let's Make A Deal

    Kidney donation needs drive some complex trading maneuvers.

  • News

    April 30, 2009

    You Want a Piece of Me?

    Homeless Corey Black thought he'd struck gold when he says he was offered $10,000 to sell his kidney.

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Doctor Wants To Defuse The Texas Time Bomb Of Kidney Disease

    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 >>

  • Film

    January 12, 2006

    Bet on Black

    Glory Road relives the season when college hoops smashed the color barrier

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Reality Check

    Houston is scrambling for psychiatric and emergency medical services. But hoping for better state funding is just another psychotic episode.

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Houston Rocket

    Steve Francis

  • News

    January 9, 1997
  • News

    December 14, 1995