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Democrat-Republican Partnership Emerges to Protect the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

Democrat-Republican Partnership Emerges to Protect the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

The Houston Stonewall Young Democrats (HSYD) and the Log Cabin Republicans of Houston (LCRH) have decided to work together to protect the Houston Equal Rights…

Can’t Beat the Real Thing: Defining America

Can’t Beat the Real Thing: Defining America

Now that the Gay Pride champagne bottles are in recycling and the July 4th fireworks have been swept up, let’s get back to business. The “true meaning of America” has not yet and may never be set in stone, and that adaptability is our strength. …

Liberal Zionists vs BDS

Liberal Zionists vs BDS

Liberal Zionists seem more concerned with defeating BDS than defeating the Occupation itself. By characterizing boycotts as too 'alienating,’ liberal Zionists echo Civil Rights era liberals and churches who claimed to oppose racial injustice but had nothing but criticism for MLK's movement.…

What Happened to Sandra Bland?

What Happened to Sandra Bland?

Organizers and participants at today's rally vow to persist in their efforts until all their doubts and questions about the mysterious death of Sandra Bland while in Waller County custody are answered. …

Trump and the Ayn Rand Fans: Laugh or Cry?

Trump and the Ayn Rand Fans: Laugh or Cry?

We have nothing to learn from other countries or science. Only powerful business leaders have important knowledge. If politicians have foreign-sounding names, consider themselves part of the rest of the world, or if they compare the wisdom of US policies to the wisdom of policies in other countries, then they are anti-American.…

They Will Never Accept You?

They Will Never Accept You?

You can have this flag back if you come to our office and ask for it politely. Just promise not to throw it on the ground again. …

EACH Woman Act Aims to Restore Access to Abortion

EACH Woman Act Aims to Restore Access to Abortion

By Laila Khalili Photo by John Nelson, courtesy of All* Above All Last week, Representatives…

Pot, Policy, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Pot, Policy, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

“I don’t believe that when God made marijuana he made a mistake that government needs to fix,” Rep. Simpson writes in an op-ed published by the Texas Tribune entitled “The Christian case for drug law reform.”…

Music View all

Past, Present, & Future: Pegstar Opens Up

Past, Present, & Future: Pegstar Opens Up

No where else but in Houston could an immigrant’s kid be able to do what I do, and what I’ve done.…

Seldom Returns With “Black Mirror” EP

Seldom Returns With “Black Mirror” EP

Photo:  Barry Dolton   I think it’s safe to say that hard rock isn’t something that I’m known for championing.  It’s…

This Saturday: Fitzgerald’s Benefit Concert for Gender Infinity

This Saturday: Fitzgerald’s Benefit Concert for Gender Infinity

This Saturday, Pegstar and Fitzgerald’s are inviting the Houston community to join local bands to raise $10,000 for Gender Infinity as a part of the Fitz…

Back To Houston: Kyle Hubbard Debuts New Track

Back To Houston: Kyle Hubbard Debuts New Track

Photo: Paul Davis   I don’t think anyone who hasn’t written a song, toured the country in a small beater van,…

I’m Your Man: Five Questions With Sylvain Sylvain

I’m Your Man: Five Questions With Sylvain Sylvain

I’m dedicated to the audience, and I think they want a release from their everyday lives or a release from maybe some stress they’ve had in their week. When they’re on board and they’re in, I go in the full way too. …

Art View all

Ultimate Justice and Art About Town

Ultimate Justice and Art About Town

A non-linear documentation of a specific state execution. An abstract presentation of crime and punishment. An interweaving of cerebral political theory and visceral imagery.…

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Local and State View all

The Biggest Tribe You Never Learned About In Your Texas History Books

The Biggest Tribe You Never Learned About In Your Texas History Books

We continue to live our Life Ways based on our location of Somi Sek and our region’s geography, weather, plant life and wildlife.…

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Entertainment View all

A Poem is a Naked Person

A Poem is a Naked Person

I first talked with Harrod Blank in 1993 when Blank was in Houston both attending that…

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Food and Drink View all

“…and I like chicken fried” — Oak Leaf Smokehouse

“…and I like chicken fried” — Oak Leaf Smokehouse

The veggies, the thinly sliced deep-fried onions artistically placed on top of the gravy, and the fact that the BBQ sauce was on a very small plate on the side made me question every single life decision I had made until that moment. …

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DEBRIS View all

My Wingman | Faith Restored

My Wingman | Faith Restored

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