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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.…

Peace for Justice

Peace for Justice

The Peace for Justice Rally, an Aug. 15 Houston response to the situation in Ferguson, was more of a circle of thoughts and ideas and…

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. …

Star of Hope Homeless Shelter- The Scandal That Isn’t

Star of Hope Homeless Shelter- The Scandal That Isn’t

Despite being called a "prison," Star of Hope is the least scandalous homeless shelter you can imagine. …

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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…

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…

Under The Radar: DPAT Gets Houston Recognized

Under The Radar: DPAT Gets Houston Recognized

Photo: Jonathan Lackey   We live in a big city.  I don’t mean population wise, but rather in space alone; it’s…

Blood Pressure: MuteMath Brings Their Energy To Houston

Blood Pressure: MuteMath Brings Their Energy To Houston

Photo: Max Roper   The music industry is an odd collective of artists, thieves, and suit & tie types that sometimes…

Experimental Music in Houston — A Primer

Experimental Music in Houston — A Primer

As the name implies, experimental music involves a search for truth, but the experiment you conduct depends on the kind of truth you are looking for. …

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

Welcome to The Last VJ, music fans! This week we dive to the depths of complete and utter silliness and rise…

Craig Kinsey’s “American Roots and Machines” is Just What the Dr. Ordered

Craig Kinsey’s “American Roots and Machines” is Just What the Dr. Ordered

It was like fellowship at a church service, aside from the pungent pot aroma and scantily clad women, and exactly what Kinsey wanted for his birthday party/CD release of “American Roots and Machines.” …

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Transitional Artifacts

Transitional Artifacts

While we might be upset at the kind of change and growth that is taking place, the art that we make does not directly reflect this.…

Schwarzenbach’s Art

Artist Matt Gifford Reels in a Whopper at the Orange Show

Broforce Review: Get it, but don’t rush

Make a Mandala

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

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

Since the 1950s, U.S. policies have left a legacy of chaos and brutality in Central America. It's these conditions the children are escaping. …

EAST OF DOWNTOWN

Gaza Vigil Photos

Jeff Fest: In Loving Memory

QFest Brings LGBT Films to Houston for 18th Year Running

Entertainment View all

Work Hard, Play Hard: The Best of The Week

Work Hard, Play Hard: The Best of The Week

Photo: Atlantic Records   It’s kind of hard to believe that August is almost over, and…

Local Talent: Houston Whatever Fest

Symphony of Treble: The Best of The Week

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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

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