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H-Town Copwatch — Policing the Police

H-Town Copwatch — Policing the Police

Over the course of three months H-town Copwatch has documented 16 traffic stops, and in every case but one, the driver and occupants of the vehicle were Black. …

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 Fails to Pass Fast Track Authority

Senate Fails to Pass Fast Track Authority

This small victory should be used to build momentum against the TPP, and all so-called ‘free-trade’ agreements.…

Puff Puff Pass Marijuana Decriminalization

Puff Puff Pass Marijuana Decriminalization

“The eyes of Texas” are opening to the truth that cannabis is being recognized (again) for it's remarkable abilities as a medicine for numerous maladies and conditions. …

Texans Gather in Austin to Protest Discrimination and Advocate for LGBT Rights

Texans Gather in Austin to Protest Discrimination and Advocate for LGBT Rights

By Laila Khalili Earlier this week, hundreds of Texans descended on the Capitol in Austin…

It’s Going to be Okay: Two Bills You Really Don’t Need to Worry About in an Otherwise Hostile Legislature

It’s Going to be Okay: Two Bills You Really Don’t Need to Worry About in an Otherwise Hostile Legislature

I am a Concealed Handgun License holder and I own multiple firearms. I’m also one of the apparently rare and exotic political animals – I am a leftist in favor of gun rights.…

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…

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Decline of Western Civilization

Decline of Western Civilization

Cineastes and rockers alike will be in awe at some diverse new releases on disc. Icarus Films gets a pat on…

Local Love: Inzi

Local Love: Inzi

Photo: Gerry Garcia     Houston is a really big city.  I know that’s no real news, but what I mean…

Local Love: Knights Of The Fire Kingdom

Local Love: Knights Of The Fire Kingdom

Photo: Aaron Echegaray   Sometimes in this job, I realize how crazy the music industry, as well as several components to…

Knights of the Fire Kingdom Debut New Video

Knights of the Fire Kingdom Debut New Video

Photo: Courtesy of Artist   For over a year now, I’ve had this album on my phone that I listened to…

We Were Wolves Are Ready To “Ruin Your Weekend”

We Were Wolves Are Ready To “Ruin Your Weekend”

Photo: Meagan Badger     It seems like all of the hoopla that the music industry keeps spinning about rock music…

Raymond A & DJ Baby Roo Debut “Crash Dummy”

Raymond A & DJ Baby Roo Debut “Crash Dummy”

Photo: Trish Badger   Right now….today, Houston feels like it’s getting stronger musically.  The other day at the Free Press Summer…

Local Love: Moji

Local Love: Moji

Photo: Trish Badger   The one thing about the Houston music scene, is that there’s more than enough room for acts of pretty much every genre.  There aren’t too many…

Art View all

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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Local and State View all

The Flood, In Photos

The Flood, In Photos

Last night, I got stuck driving back to Houston from a town in East Texas at…

Senate Passes Bill Banning Insurance Coverage for Abortion

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

Entertainment View all

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

A cursory glance at Me and Earl and the Dying Girl would suggests a teen melodrama…

Ted vs. Testament of Youth

David Gordon Green on Manglehorn

Food and Drink View all

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

DEBRIS View all

My Wingman | Pimpin Ain’t Easy

My Wingman | Pimpin Ain’t Easy

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

My Wingman | You’re a Pal and a Confidant

My Wingman | Kickin the Bucket [Hat]