web analytics

NEWS/EDITORIALS View all

Biggest Gang in Town – This Week in Police Aggression

Biggest Gang in Town – This Week in Police Aggression

Will Juventino Castro be the 289th consecutive no-bill for out-of-control cops by Harris County grand juries? Will HPD's 10-year shooting and winning spree continue? I guess we'll find out tomorrow.…

Buffalo Bayou – Memorial Park Demonstration Project

Buffalo Bayou – Memorial Park Demonstration Project

Houstonians have always been in a constant fight with water -- trying to extract it, contain it, drain it, or control its flow.…

And the Losers Are…

And the Losers Are…

It would have been nice to hear actual debate on fundamental disagreements on issues, but instead we became the viewing audience at a elaborately produced play paid for and choreographed by PACs and rich people. Every few years, the audience gets to vote, choosing between a party that proudly proclaims empty nationalist rhetoric, and a party that stands weakly and ambivalently for some things that matter.…

UNCENSORED — Full Text of Jonathan Guajardo’s Letter to the Baytown Sun

My name is Jonathan Guajardo. I am a student at Baylor University, graduate of Goose Creek Memorial High School, and former Head Coach of the Baytown National Hispanic Institute group.…

Your Douchey Response to People Protesting the Police

Your Douchey Response to People Protesting the Police

Text and Photos By Nick Cooper You hear the voices in the streets and you…

Is the Denton Fracking Ban an Environmental Justice Victory?

Is the Denton Fracking Ban an Environmental Justice Victory?

On November 4, a 59-to-41 percent landslide made Denton the first city in Texas to ban fracking.…

Thanksgiving Herstory

Thanksgiving Herstory

It’s a welcome excuse to visit and celebrate life with loved ones. And yes, eat well. But, for me, it is an intensely personal holiday, not one meant to reenact the nascent racism and superiority complex of the Pilgrim navel-gazing story. …

FEATURED EVENTS View all

Music View all

Party Hard: Andrew WK Brings The Party

Party Hard: Andrew WK Brings The Party

Photo: Andrew Strasser Houston has a storied history when it comes to throwing a party.  When our city hosts an event,…

Local Love: Guilla

Local Love: Guilla

Photo: John M. Wells Jr.   I’m pretty sure that when you see a “Hustler” magazine at a convenience store, you…

ALBUMMED

ALBUMMED

  I will be honest, I hate December record reviews because no one puts out albums in December, with the exception…

BEDHEAD: NOW, AS WAS, BUT ALWAYS

BEDHEAD: NOW, AS WAS, BUT ALWAYS

The Bedhead box set is a great opportunity to experience one of the more unique, and I will biasedly state, better bands of the 90s.…

ALBUMED

ALBUMED

Reviews of the latest releases by Run the Jewels, Deerhoof, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne.…

Local Love: Mark Drew

Local Love: Mark Drew

Photo: John M. Wells Jr.     How crazy would it be if you found out from the record labels how…

12.09.14: The Last VJ’s Top 5 Music Videos of the Week

12.09.14: The Last VJ’s Top 5 Music Videos of the Week

Welcome to The Last VJ, music fans! Frankly, everything this week is going to plant scarab beetles in your soul. It’s dark music for a dark time of year, but…

Local and State View all

Hydrating Houston’s Sweltering Summers

Hydrating Houston’s Sweltering Summers

These guys have a plan that’s going to deliver Houston from July’s sweltering hell and coax you out of August’s air-conditioned purgatory.…

Recent Deaths at a DuPont Plant in Texas Cry for More Effective Safety Regulations and Enforcement

Occupy The Galleria: The People Take a Stand for Mike Brown and Eric Garner

Entertainment View all

Eye Candy — Candy Striper Edition

Eye Candy — Candy Striper Edition

By Megan McIlwain   On Monday, Wiley completed a(nother) mural in The Heights to inspire the…

Houstonian Tales: Mentality Skateboards

Dance Like Everyone’s Watching: Tricks and Stunts at the Bayou City Burlesque & Circus Arts Festival

Food and Drink View all

KEEPING IT REAL: Denny’s Heritage 

KEEPING IT REAL: Denny’s Heritage 

This is the first Denny’s location in Houston that has been redone as part of Denny’s new “Heritage brand re-imaging campaign, “ which seeks to remodel 70% of the chain’s locations by 2018 with “all-new, locally-inspired design and diner menu[s].”…

An American Girl in France

Letters to Wendy’s

DEBRIS View all

BADVICE: VOLUME ONETY-FOUR (THE DAY LATE, ANGRY EDITION)

BADVICE: VOLUME ONETY-FOUR (THE DAY LATE, ANGRY EDITION)

Illustration by Valeria Pinchuk   Fuck sober, thoughtful, level-headed advice. Here’s the truth: BADVICE   VOLUME ONETY-FOUR (THE…

Poverty vs Privilege II

BADVICE: VOLUME ONETY-THREE

Poverty vs Privilege I

Badvice: Volume Onety-Two: The Evening Edition