Gerrymandering is always tossed around by lazy national media types as a reason for why our politics are so polarized. As I've noted before, this is not the case. Some of the alternative explanations are the urban/rural divide and people self-selecting to live (or move to) cities where they feel at ... More >>
Because (we guess) someone had to do it, a guy named Dan Kozikowski took to his Tumblr account to announce the results of a massive study of the vocabulary used in floor speeches by current members of Congress. He judged them by the "word diversity," which he defined as "how frequently a rep uses S ... More >>
Big-money supporters were treated to the first indelible moment in Barack Obama's reelection campaign last Thursday when the President crooned the opening lyric from Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" from the stage of the Apollo Theater in Harlem. It was just the sort of off-the-cuff instance that c ... More >>
After weeks of anticipation and preemptory hand-wringing over where we're going to park on Washington Ave. this weekend, the Final Four is Finally here. As with any other time a marquee sporting event comes to Houston, you can count on some familiar themes in media coverage: Where to party, w ... More >>
You can't say you weren't warned when it comes to LTThere's a scene at the very beginning of the Tom Cruise hit film Jerry Maguire where superagent Maguire is shown adeptly handling all of the day-to-day duties that come with his territory. Wooing potential new clients, securing sponsorship deals ... More >>
Photo courtesy EDSBS A few days ago, the sterling college-football blog EDSBS (Every Day Should Be Saturday) noted a vanity plate designed for alumni of the University of Virginia. It had a large "V" decal on the left side, as all UVa plates do; the owner then purchased a vanity plate with the le ... More >>
Katy High School was going to play against a Florida team on national TV. Now all it had to do was find a way to win again.
This week: Our first- through fifth-place finishers
Behind the barricades with the Pro-Life Cougars and their dead-fetus pictures
Cheap heating bills! Great gardens! Thriving civilizations! In energy-crazed Houston, friends of greenhouse gases abound
The Mad Science Group educates kids with rock music and science
If you're black or brown, driving a nice car will get you noticed by police in Houston
Some ex-patients credit the mind-body therapy of New Age healer JoAnne Mandel with saving their lives. Others say her compassion stopped at the bottom line.
With her frenetic grandstanding, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee has irritated her staff, her colleagues, and even the president. she says she speaks for her constituents. But will anyone listen?
Pavement walks the tongue-in-cheek line between genius and junk