Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
2 days ago | Whatever
Having been both a music journalist and a performing musician, I can understand why we do so much of this business in the dark. It’s romantic and it adds to the sense of rebellion and mystery. I’m kind of starting to wonder if there’s any reason f...
4 days ago | Comics
Stan Lee, the celebrated co-creator of Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil, and more, has passed away at the age of 95. The man who will always be Mr. Marvel to me, was responsib...
5 days ago | Punk Rock
Gen Why received a lot of acclaim this year when singer and guitarist James McDowell II broke up a white supremacist invasion at a White Oak Music Hall punk show. Though McDowell was certainly not the first in the Houston music scene to make a sta...
8 days ago | Election
Though Ted Cruz held onto his Senate seat for a second term, Republicans in Texas and the Houston area in particular saw tremendous losses in the 2018 elections. The Harris County Republican Party blamed straight-ticket voting for the “Beto Wave” ...
11 days ago | Gaming
I really wanted to like The Quiet Man when I first heard about the game. I’m surprised and delighted that video games incorporating live-action film have made a comeback after dying an ignoble death in the ‘90s. Some of them, like The Bunker, are ...
16 days ago | Gaming
I’ve been looking forward to Call of Cthulhu since the second it was announced. The game looked gorgeous, and it was coming from Focus, who’s excellent episodic title The Council is doing some very interesting things in the adventure game genre. I...