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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

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.…

This Dialog is Necessary, But Triggering AF

This Dialog is Necessary, But Triggering AF

Over the last week, I’ve been silently processing the sexual assault dialog that has filled…

PlayStation & Xbox Upgrades Coming

PlayStation & Xbox Upgrades Coming

Microsoft and Sony are both closing the book on an all-too-familiar chapter in gaming: the…

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…

Music View all

Aux Files .004

Aux Files .004

It’s another audio installation for your ears this week on Aux Files. For those of you who tuned in last week, the likes of WhyJae, Tedy Andreas, Dylan Cohl, Rocky Banks, and more made the cut and showed Houstonians the different styles of hip-hop in the community and beyond.…

Opinion: Prophets Of Rage Translates to Profits More Than Actual Rage

Opinion: Prophets Of Rage Translates to Profits More Than Actual Rage

The image of a fist in the air and the catchy slogan, “Make America Rage Again,” looked like something worth sinking your teeth into until the truth unfolded...it’s just another cash grab. I mean, what’s disingenuous about a band playing arenas named after giant multinational corporations and fueled by the world’s largest booking company and ticketing outlet?…

Ramones Turns 40 With Deluxe Reissue

Ramones Turns 40 With Deluxe Reissue

Their debut album, Ramones from 1976 was literally my anthem for at least five years, and it’s one of those records that I have at least six different versions of in my record collection. Recorded in a mere seven days for a measly $6,400, the album contains two of my favorite songs of all time with “Judy Is A Punk,” and “I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement.”…

Clear Head, New Time: An Interview with Spit Mask

Clear Head, New Time: An Interview with Spit Mask

Spit Mask. Photo: imbalancearts   The forces behind the industrial sounds of Spit Mask are Bryan and Rachel Jackson, and the pair is…

Cool Off in the Summer Heat at Float Fest

Cool Off in the Summer Heat at Float Fest

Photo by Julian Bajsel   According to forecasts, July 16 and 17 in San Marcos is set to be close to 100 degrees.…

The Hidden Agenda: Between the Lines

The Hidden Agenda: Between the Lines

Antonio Lizárraga, “Número trinta e cinco,” 2005 (detail)   This week certainly doesn’t disappoint with an exciting array of unique events, including…

Art View all

Visual Vernacular: Artist Ron Ulicny

Visual Vernacular: Artist Ron Ulicny

Ron Ulicny, “Ellipsification (Negativity)”   A combination of careful craftsmanship along with woodworking techniques and fabrication, Ron Ulicny has installed a show that is quite…

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Local and State View all

What Does Smart Growth Mean?

What Does Smart Growth Mean?

San Francisco’s Union Square. Photo: San Francisco Playhouse   Pedestrian Pete recently received this Tweet: “Six decades…

Entertainment View all

Wiener-Dog: An Interview with Todd Solondz

Wiener-Dog: An Interview with Todd Solondz

Todd Solondz is no spring pooch when it comes to filmmaking. Solondz has been turning out…

Food and Drink View all

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…

DEBRIS View all

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…