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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. …

Houston News Outlets Criticized for Equal Rights Ordinance Coverage

Houston News Outlets Criticized for Equal Rights Ordinance Coverage

Liberal watchdog group Media Matters analyzed coverage of the Equal Rights Ordinance and found who was fair to LBGT rights. …

The Gold Course: East End Compromise Shows How Essential Green Space Is

The Gold Course: East End Compromise Shows How Essential Green Space Is

Houston’s East End may get a botanical garden and a historical golf course--but it was a long fight for a compromise, and it’s not really over.…

You Are Homeless

You Are Homeless

Ever wonder what it's like being homeless? Try experiencing one man's story.…

Massively Critical: Riding a Bike in Houston

Massively Critical: Riding a Bike in Houston

Critical Mass ride was an evening with 2,500 people riding bikes like a swarm of ants over 20 miles of Houston.…

The Water Tastes Weird, It’s Not Just You

The Water Tastes Weird, It’s Not Just You

The city says weird-tasting water is still safe.…

Rio: Ramping Up to The World Cup

Rio: Ramping Up to The World Cup

One Houstonian reports back from Rio on the state of the country.…

Slave Cemetery Bulldozed Over, Families Baffled

Slave Cemetery Bulldozed Over, Families Baffled

A slave cemetery just got bulldozed, and no one knows why.…

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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.” …

Jeff Fest: In Loving Memory

Jeff Fest: In Loving Memory

Back Patio was full of happiness and laughter. First floor had people dropping emotion bombs in-between tracks. Upstairs was much more laid back, yet somber. …

JU-LYING (No, I am Telling The Truth)

JU-LYING (No, I am Telling The Truth)

Three albums to keep an eye on this month from Madlib, Shabazz Palaces and Common. …

New Orleans Comes to Houston

New Orleans Comes to Houston

Houston got a visit from its sister city the night before July 4, in the form of two New Orleans groups. …

Mo City Don: The Best of The Week

Mo City Don: The Best of The Week

Photo: SL5 Okay Houston, it’s July 4th weekend, and like most red blooded Americans, you want to get out and get…

A Boat Full of Sharks: The July Sixth Boat Bash

A Boat Full of Sharks: The July Sixth Boat Bash

Photo: Hardin It’s Fourth of July weekend, a time when we all hold sparklers, bottle rockets, and tall boys to celebrate…

Torches Together: The Best of The Week

Torches Together: The Best of The Week

Photo: The Ely Brothers   The best part of a place like Houston, is that it seems like there’s always more…

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Make a Mandala

Make a Mandala

The Asia Society Texas Center invites families to a special workshop to make mandalas. There is no charge but you must make an online reservation…

The Impenetrable Genius of Jesus-Rafael Soto’s Last Work

Space [City] Oddities

INTERVIEW: Eva Maria Lourdes

Nameless Sound Needs Your Help

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An Epitaph to Lucky Burger (And What It Signified)

An Epitaph to Lucky Burger (And What It Signified)

We say goodbye to Lucky Burger. We'll miss its greasy burgers, noisy air conditioners and barely passable service.…

Slow Boil: Prospective Brewers Tied Up in Red Tape

Bitcoin is Coming to Houston

Raw Veganism is Pointless, Don’t Do It

Gaming Bars Play Kickstarter for Funding

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There is a Race War Coming — Letter From 1907

There is a Race War Coming — Letter From 1907

They are dirty and mean and will work for wages that a white man can’t live on...There is going to be a race war out here pretty soon if this government dont keep them out...…

[Gallery] Blacklight Run Raises Money for Charity, Throws Weird After Party

[Gallery] Pride Parade Was Fun, Here’s What Happened

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

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

I would have never thought that the influence of an Israeli soccer team on U.S. soil would compromise our most basic liberties.…

Shooing Away Houston’s Sports Shame in 2014

FPSF View all

FPSF Gallery, Day 2

FPSF Gallery, Day 2

Here's what Sunday looked like in downtown Houston. …

FPSF 2014 Recap

FPSF Gallery, Day 1

Not To Be Missed: The Locals At FPSF

Here’s a Super Creepy Way to Get FPSF Tickets

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