War and Conflict

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Man Arrested at Bush Airport Was on His Way to Jihad, Authorities Say

    A man who reports say was born in Houston was arrested Tuesday by the Central Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force for providing material support to terrorists, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Michael Todd Wolfe, known as Faruq, 23, and living in Austin, was arrested at George W. Bush Houston ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 20, 2014
  • Calendar

    October 24, 2013
  • Film

    January 10, 2013

    Darkness on the Edge of Town

    The thrilling manhunt of Zero Dark Thirty.

  • Culture

    January 10, 2013


    Images of battles won and lost paint us all with the brush of brutality at a searing, resonating MFAH exhibit.

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    FFL Highlights (Fan Fighting League) -- Special Turkish Wheelchair Basketball Exhibition Bout

    Much has been made over the last decade or two of the rise of popularity (and skill, quite frankly) in international basketball. Many trace it back to the 1992 USA Dream Team's ceremonious romp through the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Ask any international star today between the age of 30 and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    5 More Great 9/11 Songs

    Rewind: The Top 5 Best & Worst Songs About 9/11 Looking at it now, 11 years to the day of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the al-Qaeda-led terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, it's still difficult to underestimate how much the world changed that day. The real ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Barry Walter Bujol Jr. Gets 20 Years For Trying To Help Al Qaeda

    A Hempstead man got 20 years in prison today for trying to smuggle GPS devices and pre-paid phone cards to Al Qaeda. Former Prairie View A&M Barry student Walter Bujol Jr, 30, had been convicted in November after defending himself in the trial, which featured a boatload of incriminating evidence, ... More >>

  • News

    March 15, 2012

    Breaking It Down

    It may not be PTSDs or brain injuries that pose the most long-term danger to our surviving vets from their Middle East tours.

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Arcade Fire, Civil Wars, Taylor Swift to Pen Hunger Games Songs

    You may or may not remember a week ago when we told you about how the head of the largest musicians' union in North America ripped into Lionsgate for farming out the score for the upcoming film Hunger Games to Europe despite the film's Appalachian setting and decidedly American style of music. Well ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    6 Wrestling Finishing Moves That Would Suck at Stopping Riots (w/ Video)

    Your riot-control specialist​I am admittedly not always the most up to speed on current events. I'm a generally selfish person. If it has nothing to do with my a) job, b) family, c) friends, d) bank account or e) need to satisfy hunger pangs, then whatever "it" may be gets thrown on the back b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Sheriff Asks Congress for More Money to Patrol Port

    HCSOGive me more money, Garcia said.​Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia told a congressional subcommittee today that he needs more cash to protect the Port of Houston. "At the end of the day, it comes down to the ability of someone to patrol in a patrol boat or a patrol car," he told the Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Bin Laden Mission: Six Other Notable Raids; Three That Worked And Three That Didn't

    You don't want Chuck Bronson coming after you.​There are uncountable things that could have gone wrong in the raid that ended up with Osama Bin Laden dead; operations like this usually have the odds against them. The Bin Laden raid will join the ranks of historic missions, some famous because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Rough Justice: Bloodthirsty Bar Greets Bin Laden's Death​Osama bin Laden is dead. Following a late dinner at Van Loc Sunday, Rocks Off was a block or two away from Leon's Lounge when a friend texted us the news around 10 p.m. When we entered the bar, our buddy Lonesome Onry and Mean's daughter in the military had just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    CNN Celebrates Houston's Brother-Filled Marine Batallion

    CNN has a piece up that celebrates the 1st batallion of the 23rd Marine Regiment that's stationed at Ellington Field. The Texas reserve unit has gathered fame because it has five sets of brothers, as the Houston Chronicle reported a while back. The unit is set to deploy to Afghanistan soon, so kee ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Tiffany Young-Hartley: Beheading Related To Case Or Not?

    A tradition unlike any other​The Mexican military leader of the investigation into the disappearance of David Michael Hartley has been beheaded, according to Texas state representative Aaron Pena and Zapata County sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez.A spokesman in the Tamaulipas state prosecutor's office c ... More >>

  • News

    June 10, 2010

    Mayalino's Message

    Readers respond to "Deporting All WetWacks."

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2009

    The Sheriff Of Crosby, N.D Protects His Citizens From Terror Better Than Adrian Garcia

    ​Harris County Republican chair Jared Woodfill is steamed, according to a letter we first found on Isiah Carey's Insite.He is totally pissed and outraged because Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has "opened the doors" of his office to Al-Jazeera. A, umm, media outlet.Maybe not a media outlet wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    St. Patrick's Day Special: Donohoe & Grimes' cover of Denis Leary's "Traditional Irish Folk Song"

    Fun Fact: On November 21, 1920, Michael Collins' squad of fighters killed 14 British Army officers, police officers and civilians, wounding five. In retaliation, members of British paramilitary group "The Auxiliaries" drove their trucks into Dublin's Croke Park during a soccer match and began random ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2009

    Lowell Sanders

    Here’s some advice: You should never date girls younger than your socks

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    A Handy Guide To Terror Targets In Houston

    Sometimes it seems like organizations that want to protect Americans from terrorism end up doing all the terrorists' research for them. The Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank headed by John Podesta, formerly Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff, has compiled a handy guide to the nation' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Houston Doomed If Obama Wins

    Douglas MacKinnon is a former press secretary for Bob Dole; he's now a political columnist and talking head. He obviously takes a GOP view of things, but in his latest column he offers a compelling reason for Houstonians to vote for John McCain -- if they don't, the Galleria will blow up. MacKinno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2008

    Houston Officially A Top Terror Target, Again

    The Associated Press has gotten a sneak peak at how Homeland Security will be doling out its dough next year. Some cities, like Dallas and St. Louis, will see a sharp drop in funding; some will see a big hike. The "good" news -- Houston is one of the biggest beneficiaries. It's going to get $37.5 m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2008
  • News

    May 1, 2008
  • Film

    March 27, 2008

    Apolitical Theater in Stop-Loss

    Iraq war movie does its best not to mention the war

  • Film

    September 20, 2007

    The Hunting Party

    Two hardened journalists and a newbie go after a war criminal in this dark and dirty winner

  • Film

    September 20, 2007

    In the Valley of Elah

    Don't let Paul Haggis's heavy hand stop you from seeing his latest

  • Film

    August 30, 2007

    No End in Sight

    Breaking out of the pack of Iraq war docs, No End in Sight devastates

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2006

    Well, At Least He Did Better Than the Republicans

    Okay, really, you can only use the "shiite" joke once in a post, so we got nothing. The blogosphere is all abuzz about CQ National Security Editor Jeff Stein's recent interview with Rep. Silvestre Reyes of Texas, who has been tapped by incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to head the Intelligence C ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 12, 2006



  • Film

    August 10, 2006

    World Trade Center

    A toned-down Oliver Stone finds uplift in the rubble of the twin towers

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2006
  • Calendar

    April 13, 2006
  • News

    March 30, 2006

    Wheels on the Bus

    HISD's version of "neighborhood input"

  • News

    March 23, 2006

    Image of the Week

    Cindy Sheehan visit

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Train in Vain

    A bomb scare at a Midtown light-rail stop

  • Calendar

    September 16, 2004

    Reality's Bite

    Prose and post-9/11 prejudice combine in Chitra Divakaruni's Queen of Dreams

  • Film

    June 24, 2004

    George of the Bungle

    Michael Moore goes Bushwacking in Fahrenheit 9/11

  • Film

    June 10, 2004

    The Whole Truth?

    Inside Al-Jazeera, journalists tell a familiar story unfamiliarly

  • Culture

    July 31, 2003

    You, Spy

    Why can't Americans make TV shows as good as Brit import MI-5?

  • Film

    May 15, 2003

    Terror Firmer

    John Malkovich turns Peruvian politics into a big-screen thriller

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Searching for Normal

    At Clements, Muslims push church-and-school issues

  • Calendar

    November 28, 2002

    Saving Beauty

    An exhibit at the MFA highlights Afghanistan's cultural riches

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • Culture

    October 4, 2001

    The Brave & the Bold

    On September 11, the world needed superheroes. It found them not in comic books, but in real life.

  • Film

    January 8, 1998

    More Troubles

    As The Boxer, Daniel Day-Lewis K.O.'s a weak script

  • Film

    January 20, 1994

    The Belfasters

    Be glad that In the Name of the Father was made. But don't expect this Irish movie to leave anyone's eyes crying.

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