Story by Chris Kornelis. At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least 11 children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the f ... More >>
A couple struggles with weather, relationship in The Five-Year Engagement.
Co BroerseToday is George Crumb's 82nd birthday. Crumb is an acclaimed contemporary classical composer famous for his experimentation. Still alive, kicking and composing today, he's been known to include such oddities in his scores as having the strings of a contrabass struck with a mallet, ... More >>
Four months ago the Houston Aeros stood on the Toyota Center ice stunned. Stunned that they'd lost to the Binghamton Senators. Stunned that the AHL Calder Cup, which has been in their grasp, was gone. Stunned that the Senators were celebrating on their ice. Stunned that their magnificent playoff ... More >>
Help a woman out.....Want to make a woman less depressed? Pump some semen into her. Apparently any orifice will do. Of course, that means having unprotected sex, so the above advice, given in a recent issue of Surgery News, the journal of the American College of Surgeons, is causing some pro ... More >>
Benjamin Patterson gets his due as Houston goes avant-garde.
Russell Pearce and Other Illegal-Immigration Populists Rely on Misleading, Right-Wing Reports to Scapegoat Immigrants and Terrify Penny-Pinched Americans.
UH occasionally gets a bad rap for having an apathetic student body, but on one magical day in the fall of 2008, the members of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity decided to prove that some Cougars really do care about getting involved. And by getting involved, we mean dressing up like creatures from ... More >>
A new study out from the University of Houston claims some people need to get a life. Okay, maybe it doesn't exactly say that, but it does talk about a phenomenon called "relationship-contingent self-esteem," which happens when people "place too much emotional weight" on their relationships. People ... More >>
Tailgating used to be a diversion, now it’s the main event. “I gave my tickets to a couple of kids,” the head of the “Whatcha Know Bout Dem Texans??” tailgating team told me in the Reliant Parking lot on a recent Sunday morning. “It’s more fun to hang out in the parking lot and watch t ... More >>
Good paying jobs, no huge loan burdens, exciting course work the new vo-tech attracts more and more hi-tech students
Feast of Love knows nothing of what it blabs on and on about
The Chronicle's film critic doubles as a pinko commie naysayer
With billboards of windmills promising gentle, nonpolluting energy, Green Mountain offers Texans a new power avenue. Will they take it? Should they?
When he was young, William Simon wanted to change the world. The late University of Houston sociology professor changed the way we view sex instead.
UH's new communication school plan puts the priorities on PR
Maya Lin's Topologies
Former Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby fights on for better, more diverse education in Texas
The Rice School/La Escuela Rice was a much-touted experiment by HISDand Rice University. So far, the results haven't been encouraging.
In Mary Gaitskill's world, human connection is hard to make -- and harder to sustain