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White Nationalists Bring Hateful Garbage to Houston

White Nationalists Bring Hateful Garbage to Houston

Race hate has reared its ugly head in Houston this week under the auspices of a white nationalist and fascist group known as Identity Evropa.  …

ICYMI: Jesse Williams Speaking Truth To Power at the BET Awards

ICYMI: Jesse Williams Speaking Truth To Power at the BET Awards

In case you missed it, actor Jesse Williams spoke truth to power at the BET Awards on Sunday night after receiving the network’s humanitarian award.…

Marijuana Decriminalization is Possible in Texas

About this time last year, marijuana made Texas history. For the first time ever, the state criminal jurisprudence committee passed a transformative piece of legislation, House Bill 2165, that would have legalized and regulated recreational use of marijuana... …

FPTV: Anti-Islam Rally at Da’wah Center

FPTV: Anti-Islam Rally at Da’wah Center

Crazies with assault rifles and Confederate flags protested the opening of a library at the…

To Zone or Not to Zone?

To Zone or Not to Zone?

By Peter H. Brown (Pedestrian Pete)   To plan or not to plan? Yes, say most!…

How to Use a Public Restroom

How to Use a Public Restroom

As you’ve likely heard by now, there is a heated national debate over who should…

Audio Meets Visual: Retrospective

Audio Meets Visual: Retrospective

Visual media always achieves its greatest impact through the expert use of sound. While little…

What Really Happened At Raven Tower?

What Really Happened At Raven Tower?

At around 3 pm on Friday, a post on Reddit  — one about a report from the…

Death Be Not Slack

Death Be Not Slack

Every time a celebrity dies an angel gets wings. Every time a major rock star…

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Deeply Listening: David Dove on Pauline Oliveros

Deeply Listening: David Dove on Pauline Oliveros

Edith Guiterrez (Pauline’s mother), Pauline Oliveros and David Dove at the American Accordionists Association Festival in 1995.   In the week…

The Art of Day for Night

The Art of Day for Night

While last year’s Day For Night dazzled my mind while it released an almost euphoric experience that I’ve not since duplicated, hopefully these explanations of what’s in-store will help paint a picture of what the festival has to offer this year…

Two Nights With The 1975

Two Nights With The 1975

The 1975 are not an easy band to love. I know because I didn’t always love them. There was their name, for starters. (Somehow, they used to be called Drive Like I Do, which is objectively worse.) And what was the deal with the singer’s hair?…

The Cops Are Politically Incorrect, and That’s The Point

The Cops Are Politically Incorrect, and That’s The Point

This year The Cops dropped four singles that are tongue in cheek and far from serious, but they’re also some pretty solid punk jams that stick in your head after just one listen…

Houston’s LIMB Brings New Performance To Day for Night

Houston’s LIMB Brings New Performance To Day for Night

For the past five years I’ve watched LIMB push the boundaries of what electronic music looks and sounds like while still straying from becoming a novelty act. To date, LIMB has co-produced a B L A C K I E album, toured all over North America, and released groundbreaking works without ever beginning to compromise…

Getting Really Serious: An Interview with Jai Wolf

Getting Really Serious: An Interview with Jai Wolf

Jai Wolf. Courtesy of artist   Sajeeb Saha, though more commonly known as Jai Wolf, became a household name for fans…

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New World: An Interview with Bret Shirley

New World: An Interview with Bret Shirley

Bret Shirley, “Citizens” (detail)   Houston-based artist Bret Shirley has garnered a reputation for regularly producing inspiring and innovative works. Having shown works at venues across…

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A Houston Icon: Remembering Barbara Jordan

A Houston Icon: Remembering Barbara Jordan

Houstonians and non-Houstonians alike complain that Houston has no distinct character. We lament lacking a unified voice,…

Entertainment View all

Alligator Buzz: The Best of The Week

Alligator Buzz: The Best of The Week

You can get your garage punk fix when California’s NOBUNNY swings by Walters to perform. Partial lo-fi, partial underground noise, NOBUNNY always sounds like if King Khan and BBQ Show went further down the DIY rabbithole…

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The Hidden Agenda: Mix It Up

The Hidden Agenda: Mix It Up

Bruce New, “The Sun Alliance,” 2015 (detail)   This week in Houston brings in another great batch…

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Fashionably Interviewed: Hawa Patel

Fashionably Interviewed: Hawa Patel

The fashion scene in Houston is a small, humble but dedicated collection of people that want more…