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Beating the [Anti-] War Drum

Beating the [Anti-] War Drum

If the US government has 40+ years of "failed policies and strategies" then so does the US anti-war movement.…

A morning in Ferguson

A morning in Ferguson

Free Press Houston arrived in Ferguson, Missouri at 6 a.m. The arrest count from the night before ranged from 31 to 47, depending on which…

Interview with a Palestinian Houstonian Who Wishes to Remain Anonymous

Interview with a Palestinian Houstonian Who Wishes to Remain Anonymous

I'm tired. I'm tired of being an outcast, I'm tired of witnessing this genocide in Palestine.…

A Compendium of Analyses on the Ferguson Uprising

A Compendium of Analyses on the Ferguson Uprising

A summary (with links) of some of the best analyses and responses to the uprising in Ferguson, Missouri.…

Maid In Texas: Who Will Clean Up This Immigration Mess?

Maid In Texas: Who Will Clean Up This Immigration Mess?

Text by Tony Diaz / Photo by Women and Children Welcoming Committee      …

In a World Full of Camera Phones, Your Cowboy Narrative Isn’t Gonna Fly

In a World Full of Camera Phones, Your Cowboy Narrative Isn’t Gonna Fly

By Nick Cooper If you don’t agree with us that comparative civilian death tolls of…

FPTV: Immigration Protest

Conservatives explain to us how the Gays, the Muslims, the Mexicans, and President Obama are…

UH Sells New Stadium Naming Rights to Front Group For Spontaneous-Mass-Abortion Provider

UH Sells New Stadium Naming Rights to Front Group For Spontaneous-Mass-Abortion Provider

Remember when we used to name big public buildings and monuments after people we admired? What happened?…

Two Cubans Make a Perilous Journey to America

Two Cubans Make a Perilous Journey to America

Two Cubans braved drug traffickers, smugglers, rafts and federates to come to America. This is their story. …

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SOOTHSAYER OF THE LONG PLAYER

SOOTHSAYER OF THE LONG PLAYER

Kwame Anderson reviews new offerings from Laetitia Sadier, Purling Hiss, and Shellac.…

Soul Behind The Beats: Mke Mixes It Up

Soul Behind The Beats: Mke Mixes It Up

Photo: Jonathan Jindra I’m not sure how most people feel about club music, but for me it’s almost formulaic.  Most club…

Adjust the Bass N Let the Alpine Blast // End of Summer New Releases

Adjust the Bass N Let the Alpine Blast // End of Summer New Releases

New releases from Connections, Spoon, and Jhene Aiko.…

Fiskadoro on the Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia

Fiskadoro on the Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia

By Jack Daniel Betz Photo courtesy of Fiskadoro Lots of bands like to take on the mantle of preserving their favorite…

Nothing Primitive: Roger Sellers Defines Eclectic

Nothing Primitive: Roger Sellers Defines Eclectic

Photo: Tess Cagle   It’s not very often that you’ll hear me say, “check out this act from Austin.”  That’s mostly…

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

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

Welcome to The Last VJ, music fans! This week I found a unicorn, and by that I mean a mainstream artist…

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

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

Top Video: Lowell, “The Bells” Director Norman Wong and Lowell have teamed up to put out arguably the most fun music video…

Art View all

Walking While Black in River Oaks

Walking While Black in River Oaks

Bulelwa Bam left the River Oaks home where she was a guest to catch the Westheimer bus. She didn't make it very far before she was stopped by River Oaks Police. The officer was unable to comprehend that Ms. Bam was a guest and not a domestic worker.…

Subversion at Inversion

Transitional Artifacts

Schwarzenbach’s Art

Artist Matt Gifford Reels in a Whopper at the Orange Show

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Local and State View all

R.I.P. Josh Fergeson

R.I.P. Josh Fergeson

I miss my friend.…

Why Other Critics of Israel Won’t Work With Gilad Atzmon Anymore

TIMELINE: HOW THE US SPARKED A REFUGEE CRISIS ON THE BORDER

EAST OF DOWNTOWN

Experimental Music in Houston — A Primer

Entertainment View all

Save The Rich: The Best of The Week

Save The Rich: The Best of The Week

Photo: Emily Shur   This town amazes me pretty much every week with multitudes of things…

Stand Up & Deliver: Funny Is Funny

Local Love: Some Nerve

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Pizza Chef Says No To Burgers

Pizza Chef Says No To Burgers

The whole tragedy could have been avoided if Singh or Bohemeo's owners had taken a cue from Jolly Olde England, where the ever-innovative Pizza Hut has crafted a cheeseburger pizza. …

News from the Front Lines of the Service Industry: What’s Service?

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The X Games Arrives in Austin

The X Games Arrives in Austin

Austin hosted 4 days of extreme sports, music, and energy drinks with the X Games.…

Mere Existence of Palestine Deemed a “Threatening Racial Slur” by the [parent corporation of the] Houston Dynamo Organization

Shooing Away Houston’s Sports Shame in 2014

Sports Brief: Houston Marathon

A Rad Tribute to Nelson Mandela