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.
23 hours ago | Opinion
When discussing things with the vaccine-hesitant, there are several different tracks that the conversation can take. One is where it devolves into a conversation about freedom, sometimes even appropriating the language of the pro-choice movement w...
6 days ago | Opinion
This week, the Texas House Committee on Public Education dealt what might be a fatal blow to a bill that would have mandated trans athletes compete only in sports that corresponded to the gender they were assigned at birth. The bill was voted down...
7 days ago | Texas
In a city that is well known for treating history like it’s a rotting tree stump in need of dynamiting to build as sweet-ass dirt bike ramp, I have a particular fondness for graves. Specifically, the ones that somehow endure in strange places when...
14 days ago | Parenting
One of the more frustrating things about the remote learning process over the last year is that my daughter’s school district has never really addressed what the hell to do when she is ill. Luckily, she’s been pretty healthy (turns out your kids g...
15 days ago | Gaming
I got a PlayStation 5, but I’m still really unhappy with how I did. Originally, I was going to use part of my first stimulus check in 2020 to set-up a pre-order for the system at GameStop like I did with my PS4. Delays in getting that check meant ...
15 days ago | Opinion
Random sentiments plastered to wrong way signs by our more… exuberant residents are pretty common in Houston. Most of them are trying to sell you sham health insurance or buy your diabetic strips. However, one person has gone the extra length to c...