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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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Crazy To Think About: An Interview with White Reaper

Crazy To Think About: An Interview with White Reaper

White Reaper. Photo: Jesse DeFlorio   Kentucky garage rockers White Reaper will begin their tour in Houston, filling as direct support…

Play Money: An Interview with The New Pornographers

Play Money: An Interview with The New Pornographers

Sometimes, bands come along that always feel more grand that everyone else in the genre, which couldn’t be more true for Canada’s The New Pornographers. Now seventeen years in, the band is back with their most focused and concise album to date. With Whiteout Conditions, the band that’s always flown on the edge of pop heroics sounds more hypnotizing than ever before…

Sobe Lash Gets Lit in New Video

Sobe Lash Gets Lit in New Video

While the list of female rappers has certainly grown over the years, one you may not have heard of is Houston’s Sobe Lash. Mixing punk imagery with an offbeat electronica, Lash has become known for intense and crazed live performances…

Top 5 Music Videos of the Week: Airlands, Palehound + More

Top 5 Music Videos of the Week: Airlands, Palehound + More

Here we are again looking for visual beauty and sonic paradise out there on YouTube. It ain’t just cat videos and…

Bernie Pink Debuts Insane New Album

Bernie Pink Debuts Insane New Album

A couple of months ago, I caught a band that’s as different as different can be while still being engaging and as tight as any formulaic band going. In fact, even in the psych genre, Bernie Pink isn’t like any other psych band you’ve ever heard…

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One Night Only: “I Tried Really Hard”

One Night Only: “I Tried Really Hard”

The evening of April 21, Near Northside Studios will host an impressive group exhibition featuring some of the city’s most talented up-and-coming artists.   “It’s called…

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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 Financial Aid Law is Devastating LGBTQ Students

A Financial Aid Law is Devastating LGBTQ Students

As you read this, some of tomorrow’s best and brightest might be paralyzed in Houston’s university…

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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…