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Four Years After the ‘Arab Spring’ Series: Egypt

Four Years After the ‘Arab Spring’ Series: Egypt

No one is happy, not even pro-military and Christian groups. Under Mubarak, when things got progressively worse, people were patiently waiting for relief to come. Now, young and old know there is no relief coming. …

LOLCATS DOWN — Demand Net Neutrality

LOLCATS DOWN — Demand Net Neutrality

The Internet has been a place where size does not matter, but that could soon change.…

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR THE GREEN PARTY

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR THE GREEN PARTY

Voting third party is the best way to see that your voice will be heard. Every vote for a third party sends chills down the spine of the political establishment. Just as certain states receive an inordinate amount of attention because they represent "battleground States", third party voters receive a special attention. …

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. …

HOUSTON TO HOST WORLD’S FIRST MUSEUM DEDICATED TO THE PRIVATE PRISON INDUSTRY

HOUSTON TO HOST WORLD’S FIRST MUSEUM DEDICATED TO THE PRIVATE PRISON INDUSTRY

Instead of being discouraged by his deportation, the plucky, enterprising Jesús Cruz found inspiration in his captivity.…

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HEMMING: WHAT’S REALLY REAL

HEMMING: WHAT’S REALLY REAL

Hemming is the protégée of Linda Perry, her music has drawn comparisons to Cat Power. …

Alcohol Blues: Scott H. Biram Comes Full Circle

Alcohol Blues: Scott H. Biram Comes Full Circle

Photo: Sandy Carson It was kind of surreal to stand back and watch Scott H. Biram perform in front of a…

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 Recap

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 Recap

Photo: Tina Phan It’s November in the year, and that means that it’s time for another Fun Fun Fun Fest at…

Fun Times Three: The Can’t Miss Acts at Fun Fun Fun Fest

Fun Times Three: The Can’t Miss Acts at Fun Fun Fun Fest

Photo: FFF   So, this year when you look back at all of the festival lineups that were put together, the…

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

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

Welcome to The Last VJ, music fans! Maybe it’s all the leftovers from Halloween, but this week is just messed up.…

ANGEL OLSEN: YOU ARE NOW ABOUT TO WITNESS

ANGEL OLSEN: YOU ARE NOW ABOUT TO WITNESS

She’s played it 112 times this year, what is that like?…

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

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

Welcome to The Last VJ, music fans! This week we’ve gathered some of the oddest directors of the music video into place to discuss everything from relationships to nightmares. It’s…

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While 350.org Wins, Houston Continues To Be Sacrificed

While 350.org Wins, Houston Continues To Be Sacrificed

Is the US/China climate deal just another part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement? Can consumerism bolstered by "free trade" really slow down the economic juggernaut that's causing climate change?…

The 3-D Printing Store

Huicholes: The Last of The Peyote Guardians

Entertainment View all

Eye Candy: Now With 17% More Nougat

Eye Candy: Now With 17% More Nougat

It may be late notice, but you want to go ahead and clear your schedule for the art that’s coming through this weekend.…

Brilliant Dancer: The Best of The Week

The Genius of Dry: Five Questions with Todd Barry

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].”…

Letters to Wendy’s

Taqueria Abasolo

DEBRIS View all

BADVICE: EIGHT, NINE, ONETY

BADVICE: EIGHT, NINE, ONETY

Illustration by Valeria Pinchuk Fuck sober, thoughtful, level-headed advice. Here’s the truth: BADVICE EIGHT, NINE, ONETY Disclaimer:…

BADVICE: THIS IS THE NINTH ONE

BADVICE: BETTER EIGHT THAN NEVER

BADVICE: SEVEN SECONDS IN KEVIN

BADVICE: LULU EDITION