Being the parent of someone fighting in a war is no picnic, even if you're a president. In the modern era, several future or incumbent presidents had sons in the military in wartime. Some of those sons did much, some very little, one paid the ultimate price. Let's look, building up to that ultimat ... More >>
Pattil LaBelle's son will be able to accuse Continental Airlines in court of overserving the West Point cadet who got in a fight with the singer's entourage. Zuri Edwards, who is also his mother's bodyguard, was one of the people sued by the cadet, Richard King. LaBelle and several others have file ... More >>
We've had a week off, and in that time frame the Top Chef: Texas contestants have moved on from Dallas to Austin. My drug of choice this week is cough syrup, which I've been drinking all day long. I feel like a gangster. (More on this later today.) Nathan Myhrvold is the guest judge this week, and ... More >>
Photo by Marc BrubakerThis guy's crazy rant at Fun Fun Fun Fest made the list.All things considered, 2011 was a pretty bitchin' year for popular music. It wasn't all high-fives and Grammies for our musical heroes, however. More than few steaming flops, blown gigs and sour notes made the yea ... More >>
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After Ryan Sumstad was charged with murdering his wife, his secrets were exposed.
Many performers are referred to, or refer to themselves as "divas." This happens especially when the performer in question has thrown a tantrum for little or no reason. You see, "diva" is actually French for "spoiled pain in the ass." A fine recent example comes from right here in Houston: Th ... More >>
Patti LaBelle's airport run-in deepens.Two members of Patti LaBelle's entourage that were involved in an incident with a West Point cadet at Bush Intercontinental have been charged. KTRK had the first report. A bodyguard and a 63-year-old female hairdresser have been charged with assault. E ... More >>
Patti LaBelle, who has been maintaining silence ever since a West Point cadet sued her and her entourage for beating him up at Bush Intercontinental Airport, has finally said something. Well, her lawyer has. And it came in the form of a countersuit filed in federal court here that claims the cadet ... More >>
Patti LaBelle case: Airport worker told West Point about cadet incident, cadet gets suspendedThe former West Point cadet who's suing singer Patti LaBelle's entourage for allegedly assaulting him at Bush Intercontinental Airport last March has added an airport operations worker to the list of ... More >>
Patti LaBelle and part of her entourage.The City of Houston is claiming immunity in a lawsuit filed by a former West Point cadet who said members of singer Patti LaBelle's entourage assaulted him at Bush Intercontinental Airport last March. In papers filed Thursday, city attorneys claimed th ... More >>
Patti LaBelle: Was she too excited?"Lady Marmalade" singer Patti LaBelle is a bloodthirsty she-demon, according to a lawsuit filed by a West Point cadet who says the golden-throated diva ordered her entourage to kick the holy hell out of him at Bush Intercontinental Airport last March. Filed ... More >>
Zazzle.comMusicians are weird. Well, the good ones, at least. It's a little-known, beloved factoid. While artists' news, drama, and private lives are sometimes aired to the point of over-saturation, it becomes more interesting when we learn relatively kept insight into their rockers' offstage ... More >>
Photo courtesy HISD‚ÄčIf anyone could have lost themselves in hard life of the Third Ward, it's Ferunell Smith.His father died, his mother is fighting throat cancer; within the past three years, he and the family have moved five times.None of it brought Smith down, however. The Yates High senior has ... More >>
The 2010 Yates championship team proved nobody does it better.
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The race to replace term-limited Bill White as Mayor of Houston is starting to heat up, in terms of various candidates leaking word that they're interested. The conventional wisdom so far counts four major candidates; unless the conventional wisdom is wrong (and when has that ever occurred?), one of ... More >>
Surviving our War on Terror calls for more than an ability to dodge bullets and IEDs
Celester Hall went to Afghanistan to help the troops and make his fortune. He came back deaf, in diapers and looking for benefits.
Our critics weigh in on local theater
The White House-cracking cybergang is gone. Now Houstonís most notorious hacker hopes to reboot his life and return to his love: computers.
Some are ready to die. Others aren't -- they just want a chance at a better life. But even the most careful of local teens who enlist in 2003 may find their plans for a desk job interrupted by war.
Audiences are the real POWs in this unoriginal and ponderous Bruce Willis effort
Director Rod Lurie's nuclear debate blows up in his face
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At Harlingen's Marine Military Academy, the line between discipline and abuse is sometimes as thin as a knife's edge
With Broken Glass, Arthur Miller reaches for more than he can hold