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Activists Protest Bill Targeting Pregnant Minors

Activists Protest Bill Targeting Pregnant Minors

By Laila Khalili “Graciela’s family lived in a tiny town—her step-father worked for the police department and everyone knew everyone. Her step-father was physically abusive…

Senate Passes Bill Banning Insurance Coverage for Abortion

Senate Passes Bill Banning Insurance Coverage for Abortion

By Laila Khalili   Last week, the Texas Senate voted 21-10 to eliminate coverage for abortion care through insurance plans paid for through the federal health care…

Houston has a HERO

Houston has a HERO

By Laila Khalili “We don’t care where you’re from, the color of your skin, your age, gender, physical limitations or who you love, we put…

The Woman of Steel: An interview with Jana Pellush

The Woman of Steel: An interview with Jana Pellush

All these campaigns around the country to raise the minimum wage are a response to the beating down of wages since the PATCO defeat. I think there is momentum in the country now to fight back. …

Texas Right to Life Blasts Local Brewery for Renting Space to Pro-Choice Group

Texas Right to Life Blasts Local Brewery for Renting Space to Pro-Choice Group

By Laila Khalili Over the last week, comments have been flooding the Facebook page of…

Merchants of Doubt

Merchants of Doubt

A factory chimney belching out smoke and surrounded by fog exemplifies the theme of Merchants…

A Gringo Goes to Cuba

A Gringo Goes to Cuba

Obama announced the new relationship with Cuba on December 17th, the day I arrived in Havana. On the way into the city from the airport, the lack of advertising was like a breath of fresh air. …

SXSW Film: Disaster Playground

SXSW Film: Disaster Playground

Films about outer space, exploration of the moon and the future of humankind in relation…

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SAM PREKOP – THE SYNTH GUY

SAM PREKOP – THE SYNTH GUY

Prekop has managed to release two albums, 2010’s Old Punch Card and his most recent The Republic, without using the soulful instrument of a voice which has become his signifier in the world of music.…

ART TO ADD TO YOUR CART 

ART TO ADD TO YOUR CART 

Jim O’ Rourke makes an opera of the ordinary. Tyondai Braxton is the master of showing how the drizzle and wind are equally as majestic as the storm.…

Mark Drew Debuts New Single: “Paid Forever”

Mark Drew Debuts New Single: “Paid Forever”

Photo: Michael Starghill   Right now, it feels like Houston’s music scene is on the rise.  For the first time in…

Local Love: Say Girl Say

Local Love: Say Girl Say

Photo: Maria Alducin   When you think of all the variations we offer as a city with diverse music alongside more…

Local Love: The Wheel Workers

Local Love: The Wheel Workers

Photo: Patrick Bertolino   I’m not 100% certain how to say this, because I don’t want to jinx things; but I’m…

SPEEDY ORTIZ: CAPTAINS NOT THE CRONIES

SPEEDY ORTIZ: CAPTAINS NOT THE CRONIES

Not only is this a job, but it’s a job that is based in human interaction, so if you’re not a person that is rooting for other good people, there’s no point in doing it.…

Shy Girls — Songs About People, Not Pronouns

Shy Girls — Songs About People, Not Pronouns

Shy Girls’ music occupies the musical sensibilities that have attracted artists from Drake to Purity Ring; slightly electronic, mellow, mood-based, beat-driven personal songs. …

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Jon Jost at U of H

Jon Jost at U of H

Who: Iconic independent American film director Jon Jost makes a presentation at the University of Houston. What: Jost hosts a free and open to the public screening of Coming…

The Salt of the Earth

One Thousand and One Words

Queering the Lines: An Interview with Caroline Wells Chandler

Molecule to Macrocosm: the sky and the fracture at the Mariago Collective

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Reimagina Su Barrio a Traves del Juego / Reimagine Your Neighborhood Through Play: Interview of James Rojas

Reimagina Su Barrio a Traves del Juego / Reimagine Your Neighborhood Through Play: Interview of James Rojas

On Tuesday May 5 at the Leonel Castillo Center, artist and urban planner James Rojas will lead a public workshop. Rojas uses hundreds of repurposed, colorful objects to help participants visualize their ideas, memories, and hopes for their community. The event is free and open to all ages. …

HOUSTON CITY COUNCILMEMBER C.O. BRADFORD ON GOVERNANCE AND POLICING

Houston City Councilmember C.O. Bradford on Anti-Homeless Laws

Entertainment View all

3D or not 3D

3D or not 3D

Films that are not specifically shot for 3D and then converted into 3D look simply sucky.…

Daughter & Saint

You & The 6: The Best of The Week

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Holy S…..t. Dane’s

Holy S…..t. Dane’s

I enjoyed my food so much that I completely forgot about my beer and the music that was being played, and believe me, that rarely happens.…

Rabbit Food

(Dis)Comfort Food — Jones Fried Chicken

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My Wingman — Ratchet Days

My Wingman — Ratchet Days

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

My Wingman — New Emoji

My Wingman — Wind Beneath My…?