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White Nationalists Bring Hateful Garbage to Houston

White Nationalists Bring Hateful Garbage to Houston

Race hate has reared its ugly head in Houston this week under the auspices of a white nationalist and fascist group known as Identity Evropa.  …

ICYMI: Jesse Williams Speaking Truth To Power at the BET Awards

ICYMI: Jesse Williams Speaking Truth To Power at the BET Awards

In case you missed it, actor Jesse Williams spoke truth to power at the BET Awards on Sunday night after receiving the network’s humanitarian award.…

Marijuana Decriminalization is Possible in Texas

About this time last year, marijuana made Texas history. For the first time ever, the state criminal jurisprudence committee passed a transformative piece of legislation, House Bill 2165, that would have legalized and regulated recreational use of marijuana... …

FPTV: Anti-Islam Rally at Da’wah Center

FPTV: Anti-Islam Rally at Da’wah Center

Crazies with assault rifles and Confederate flags protested the opening of a library at the…

To Zone or Not to Zone?

To Zone or Not to Zone?

By Peter H. Brown (Pedestrian Pete)   To plan or not to plan? Yes, say most!…

How to Use a Public Restroom

How to Use a Public Restroom

As you’ve likely heard by now, there is a heated national debate over who should…

Audio Meets Visual: Retrospective

Audio Meets Visual: Retrospective

Visual media always achieves its greatest impact through the expert use of sound. While little…

What Really Happened At Raven Tower?

What Really Happened At Raven Tower?

At around 3 pm on Friday, a post on Reddit  — one about a report from the…

Death Be Not Slack

Death Be Not Slack

Every time a celebrity dies an angel gets wings. Every time a major rock star…

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Infatuation With Culture: An Interview with The Black Angels

Infatuation With Culture: An Interview with The Black Angels

The Black Angels. Photo: Alexandra Valenti   In the midst of touring their fifth studio album, Death Song, Austin band The Black…

Decoding Red House

Decoding Red House

If you weren’t aware, a couple of weeks ago Houston housed an immersive theater experience called Red House over in the museum district. The production lasted eight performances, all of which sold out almost immediately, and featured music from Black Kite as well as LIMB with accompaniments by Chris Bakos, Cathy Powers, and Tony Barilla…

Super Lit: An Interview with 24hrs

Super Lit: An Interview with 24hrs

24hrs. Photo courtesy of artist   Atlanta musician 24hrs keeps a low profile. With not much information about personal details readily…

Get To Know The Wheel Workers Ahead of FPSF

Get To Know The Wheel Workers Ahead of FPSF

A couple of years ago while record shopping, I stumbled across a double vinyl record from a band called The Wheel Workers, and the fact that it was ever released was one factor that intrigued me. To date, I don’t know any other unsigned or local bands that would release a double album, nor do I know of any who’d have it pressed to colored vinyl either…

Substance Offers Punk As It’s Meant To Be

Substance Offers Punk As It’s Meant To Be

When I saw Houston’s Substance, they were far from crappy and they had more stage presence than many seasoned punk veterans. On their new seven inch release, The Fight For Identity, they have no problem distinguishing themselves from most of what gets called punk today…

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A Better Yesterday: The Hidden Agenda

A Better Yesterday: The Hidden Agenda

JooYoung Choi, “Paracosmic Viewing Station & Pleasure Vision Transmission Receiver [Gen. 1] Red,” 2016. From the exhibition “A Better Tomorrow” at the Contemporary Arts Museum…

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FPTV RNC Dispatch Part 2: The FBI’s Warrantless Raid

FPTV RNC Dispatch Part 2: The FBI’s Warrantless Raid

In Part 2 of our RNC Dispatch, FPTV correspondent Robert MacCready interviews a group of protesters…

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A Call for Innovation at City Hall

A Call for Innovation at City Hall

In my last article, I talked about the need for real innovation in Houston. However, I would…

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The Hidden Agenda: Mix It Up

The Hidden Agenda: Mix It Up

Bruce New, “The Sun Alliance,” 2015 (detail)   This week in Houston brings in another great batch…

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Fashionably Interviewed: Hawa Patel

Fashionably Interviewed: Hawa Patel

The fashion scene in Houston is a small, humble but dedicated collection of people that want more…