University of Michigan

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    The White Album: How Bob Marley's Legend Became a Blockbuster In Death

    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 >>

  • Film

    April 26, 2012

    Michigan Is Not for Lovers

    A couple struggles with weather, relationship in The Five-Year Engagement.

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    George Crumb: A Gallery Of Bizarre & Beautiful Scores

    Co Broerse​Today 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Aeros Plan to Take Care of Unfinished Business

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    More Semen Means Less Depression for Women, Surgeon Writes

    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 >>

  • Culture

    January 20, 2011

    Half a Century Late

    Benjamin Patterson gets his due as Houston goes avant-garde.

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    FAIR-y Tales

    Russell Pearce and Other Illegal-Immigration Populists Rely on Misleading, Right-Wing Reports to Scapegoat Immigrants and Terrify Penny-Pinched Americans.

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Pac Man Is A Cougar, Maybe

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    UH Study Shows People Willing To Keep Diaries About Their Feelings May Have Too Many Feelings

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Texas Tailgating 2008

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008
  • News

    May 15, 2008

    College Immaterial for High School Students in Vocational Training

    Good paying jobs, no huge loan burdens, exciting course work — the new vo-tech attracts more and more hi-tech students

  • Film

    September 27, 2007

    Feast of Love

    Feast of Love knows nothing of what it blabs on and on about

  • News

    August 15, 2002

    Bashing Bush

    The Chronicle's film critic doubles as a pinko commie naysayer

  • News

    June 7, 2001

    Red Light, Green Light

    With billboards of windmills promising gentle, nonpolluting energy, Green Mountain offers Texans a new power avenue. Will they take it? Should they?

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Accidental Sexologist

    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.

  • News

    May 25, 2000

    Catching Flack

    UH's new communication school plan puts the priorities on PR

  • Culture

    July 29, 1999

    Public Places, Private Emotions

    Maya Lin's Topologies

  • News

    September 10, 1998

    Do Not Go Gentle

    Former Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby fights on for better, more diverse education in Texas

  • News

    August 21, 1997

    What Went Wrong at the Rice School?

    The Rice School/La Escuela Rice was a much-touted experiment by HISDand Rice University. So far, the results haven't been encouraging.

  • Culture

    January 30, 1997

    An Intimate Moment with Mary

    In Mary Gaitskill's world, human connection is hard to make -- and harder to sustain

  • Music

    October 10, 1996