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Net Neutrality: Bus Trip to the Bush School of Government

Net Neutrality: Bus Trip to the Bush School of Government

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai is holding an open forum on Net Neutrality at Texas A&M University in College Station on Tues., Oct. 21. A free bus ticket will be provided for people in Houston to travel to College Station on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 a.m. (and return around 2:30 p.m.). …

Duck, Get Smothered

Duck, Get Smothered

People often leave themselves out of the story. They look at the world in third person, unable or unwilling to get involved. …

Awakening the Sleeping [Working] Giant

Awakening the Sleeping [Working] Giant

Why, despite all the effort, has the majority of the Latino community decided to remain on the political sidelines? The community’s elites have offered explanations and platitudes, but what can we learn by listening to grassroots activists? …

I Think I’ll Just Stay in Texas (But Bring Me Back a Bagel)

I Think I’ll Just Stay in Texas (But Bring Me Back a Bagel)

I want direct action and grassroots, ground-up solutions that ask nothing of institutional Power but instead use our collective energy to build resilience and capacity.…

Childism: Changing perspective on society’s discrimination against struggling children

Childism:  Changing perspective on society’s discrimination against struggling children

Shame and the use of threats still plague our classrooms as a way of keeping children in compliance.…

Houston is Multilingual, Why Isn’t Our Education?

Houston is Multilingual, Why Isn’t Our Education?

All students, even native-born Engish speakers, have much to gain from fluency in multiple languages.…

Smells Like School Spirit: Behind the Scenes of a Parent Teacher Organization

Smells Like School Spirit: Behind the Scenes of a Parent Teacher Organization

No school can function without parents...When the child sees how important their education is to their parents, they are more likely to treat school as something important.…

Leaders of Learning

Leaders of Learning

Learning is an individual process, yet the current educational system uses an antiquated, one-size-fits all model. Professor Richard Elmore of Harvard University has developed a framework for understand learning which breaks up learning styles into quadrants. The points of view are placed at the end of two axes: the horizontal axis moves from hierarchical to distributive, and the vertical axis moves from individual to collective. …

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Storyman at the Duck

Storyman at the Duck

The Irish folk-pop duo Storyman was in Houston last week for the second time, hopefully not the last. Storyman, aka Kevin…

New Life: Moji Brings a Diverse Sound To Houston

New Life: Moji Brings a Diverse Sound To Houston

Photo: Anna Veselova The most beautiful thing about Houston, is that our city is a melting pot of people from different…

Mischief Night: Houston’s Best Halloween Bash

Mischief Night: Houston’s Best Halloween Bash

Photo: Aubrey McCoy     Holiday shows are almost always a gamble for everyone involved.  Those in charge of putting on…

Lion Among Men at Mango’s in Montrose

Just one of those Saturdays where you’re recuperating from a long Friday night of RPG games, a morning spent covering a…

Local Love: Young Mammals

Local Love: Young Mammals

Photo: Odd Hours     If you truly love a band, an artist, or anyone who’s creative; then you should champion…

Local Love: Bury The Crown

Local Love: Bury The Crown

Photo: Reece Carnley     Houston’s music scene never really ceases to amaze me, with all of the diverse acts that…

Local Love: Roger Sellers

Local Love: Roger Sellers

Photo: Eric Morales   I think anyone who’s ever sat down at a piano, with a drum kit, or even a guitar should certainly know how difficult it is to…

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Baker Hughes Wants to Fracking Drill Your Pink Bits

Baker Hughes Wants to Fracking Drill Your Pink Bits

Local oilfield serviced company Baker Hughes is donating $100,000 to the questionable Susan G. Komen Foundation and painting 1,000 of their drill bits pink, yay!…

Explorers Seeking Direct Route From Buffalo Bayou To Mecom Fountain Of Youth Discover Grassy Wooded Wilderness With Statue Of A Fallen God In Shackles

Buffalo Bayou Shrimp Festival: A Celebration of the Estuary

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Failure By Design: The Best of The Week

Failure By Design: The Best of The Week

Photo: Artist   Well, I think we might talk about this week for months to come.…

Unconditional Love: The Best of The Week

Come and Take It: Houston’s First Comedy Festival

Food and Drink View all

Letters to Wendy’s

Letters to Wendy’s

What strikes me as noteworthy is the way in which this ad makes light of and commercializes the concepts of privilege, authenticity, appropriation, and a globalized monoculture even as it boasts of spreading that taste-free, high-fat, high-sodium, large-carbon-footprint monoculture.…

Taqueria Abasolo

Journey to the West

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BADVICE: LULU EDITION

BADVICE: LULU EDITION

Disclaimer: You don’t have to fucking read this if you don’t like it. I know I sound like an asshole. The title states: “BADVICE” which therefore constitutes an awareness that one reading should anticipate the nature of said bad advice.…

BADVICE: SIX DICKS NONE THE RICHER

Badvice: Hiiiiigh Five Edition

BADVICE: FOURNICATION EDITION

BADVICE: THREESOME’S A CHARM