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Merchants of Doubt

Merchants of Doubt

A factory chimney belching out smoke and surrounded by fog exemplifies the theme of Merchants of Doubt. This well made documentary takes the viewer on…

SXSW Film: Disaster Playground

SXSW Film: Disaster Playground

Films about outer space, exploration of the moon and the future of humankind in relation to same are in abundance at this year’s SXSW Film…

Marlise’s Law – Respecting Pregnant Texans

What should have been an immensely private and personal moment for our family was used as a political debate. The doctors weren’t practicing medicine, they were practicing politics.…

International Women’s Day–Make it Happen, Houston

International Women’s Day–Make it Happen, Houston

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who…

Point/Counterpoint: Charlie Hebdo, Colonialism, Islamophobia, and Censorship

Point/Counterpoint: Charlie Hebdo, Colonialism, Islamophobia, and Censorship

Free Press Houston is an often-irreverent publication which has been known to push the limits of "good taste," so you would expect us to be highly sympathetic toward a seemingly related publication, Charlie Hebdo. …

Is Dominique Strauss-Kahn channeling Marion Barry, or Silvio Berlusconi?

Is Dominique Strauss-Kahn channeling Marion Barry, or Silvio Berlusconi?

By Nick Cooper Victims of Mischaracterizations? Take It Easy On Me! Not To Toot My…

KTRU’s Back (somewhat)

KTRU’s Back (somewhat)

By Nick Cooper Today it was announced by the FCC that Rice University Radio will…

Through the Wringer: One Woman’s Trip Through Harris County Jail

Through the Wringer: One Woman’s Trip Through Harris County Jail

At no point did I come across even a single true criminal. Not one murderer, rapist, or child predator. …

Worst Opportunist Against the Immigrant Community: Sheriff Adrian Garcia

Worst Opportunist Against the Immigrant Community: Sheriff Adrian Garcia

By continuing to participate in 287(g) and Secure Communities, Adrian Garcia is throwing undocumented immigrants (arguably the most powerless group of people in our society) under the bus so he can pick up some votes from racists when he runs for mayor.…

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Sounds in the Key of Love: Stevie Wonder at Toyota Center

Sounds in the Key of Love: Stevie Wonder at Toyota Center

I teared up when he explained that it broke his heart that love is still in need of love, and that he was doing this tour because these songs are still so relevant today.…

Local Love: Football, etc.

Local Love: Football, etc.

Photo:  Courtesy of Artist   The question I always ask myself when I talk to some realtor in this town, is…

2015 SXSW Film: A wrap of sorts

2015 SXSW Film: A wrap of sorts

“What do you do when you have nothing but you’re full of ideas and innovation?” asks Mark Duplass in his SXSW…

Getting To Know The Locals of FPSF: We Were Wolves

Getting To Know The Locals of FPSF: We Were Wolves

Photo: Meagan Badger   Music industry analysts—yes, that’s a thing, will tell you that guitar music, or rock music is in…

Local Love: Dirty & Nasty

Local Love: Dirty & Nasty

Photo: Courtesy of Artist   I think we’d be denying our existence as a city, if we pretended that there’s not…

Getting To Know The Locals of FPSF: Catch Fever

Getting To Know The Locals of FPSF: Catch Fever

Photo: Trish Badger   One of the things that sets Houston apart from other cities, is the amazingly talented pool of…

Fox and Cats Return With a New Single

Fox and Cats Return With a New Single

Photo: Daniel Nelson   I would like to think that the city of Houston is more unified in the music scene than it probably is.  Bands from inside the loop…

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Frank Frazetta Museum

Frank Frazetta Museum

A collection of original Frank Frazetta paintings are on display in Austin courtesy of Robert Rodriguez. The Frank Frazetta Museum, at 920 Congress in Austin,…

For a New World to Come

Circus in town

Signals

“FREE BOOZE. LOOK AT ART. GET SOME CULTURE.” – THE BARBEES

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Esteem to Injury — HISD Honors Local Artist While Seizing Her Home

Esteem to Injury — HISD Honors Local Artist While Seizing Her Home

Not everything can be quantified. Not everything can be plugged into a formula and have a corresponding dollar value assigned. One person’s “real estate” is another person’s ancestral legacy.…

The Trick Was to Surrender to the Flow: A Tribute to Harris Wittels

Worst of Houston 2014

Entertainment View all

Winter Sleep: Turkish Film Festivsal

Winter Sleep: Turkish Film Festivsal

This weekend the Museum of Fine Arts Houston welcomes the third edition of their annual salute…

Wild Tales

Eye Candy: Bright-Eyed and Busy-Tailed

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Rabbit Food

Rabbit Food

My rabbits eat grass. They live a good life. You want to tell me that flying in vegetables from overseas is better for the planet, just because they’re vegetables?…

(Dis)Comfort Food — Jones Fried Chicken

Nacho-r Ordinary Tavern — Bull & Bear

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My Wingman

My Wingman

The only weekly single-panel comic strip that matters.…

My Wingman — Dough + Sauce + Cheese

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