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Can Astroturf Campaigns Reverse Climate Change?

Can Astroturf Campaigns Reverse Climate Change?

Although filled with people from the grassroots, this was not a grassroots-led event. And that matters, because it determines what possibilities are open to the movement going forward.…

I Think I’ll Just Stay in Texas (But Bring Me Back a Bagel)

I Think I’ll Just Stay in Texas (But Bring Me Back a Bagel)

I want direct action and grassroots, ground-up solutions that ask nothing of institutional Power but instead use our collective energy to build resilience and capacity.…

Childism:  Changing perspective on society’s discrimination against struggling children

Childism: Changing perspective on society’s discrimination against struggling children

Shame and the use of threats still plague our classrooms as a way of keeping children in compliance.…

R.I.P. Josh Fergeson

R.I.P. Josh Fergeson

I miss my friend.…

Looking Back at Labor Day’s Turbulent Origins

Looking Back at Labor Day’s Turbulent Origins

Today marks the 120th celebration of “Labor Day” as a legal, national holiday. The “Labor Day” holiday has a turbulent, complicated beginning, and understanding more about this can help us to rethink the significance of this holiday today.…

Drive a Stake Through High Stakes Standardized Testing

Drive a Stake Through High Stakes Standardized Testing

Standardized tests may have a small role to play in assessing student learning, but what standardized tests predict best is a student’s zip code and socioeconomic status.…

Boo-Hoo/Yahoo Day — Houston Students Head Back to School

Boo-Hoo/Yahoo Day — Houston Students Head Back to School

It wasn’t just a job anymore...it was personal.…

A Night in Ferguson

A Night in Ferguson

There was a lightning storm in Ferguson last night–but protesters marched anyway. It has been…

A morning in Ferguson

A morning in Ferguson

Free Press Houston arrived in Ferguson, Missouri at 6 a.m. The arrest count from the…

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.…

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Main Course: Astronomar Drops Snacks On Houston

Main Course: Astronomar Drops Snacks On Houston

Photo: Inua Blevins   Depending on how much electronic music you listen to, you might know much about Astronomar.  A co-owner…

Free Playlist Houston: September 2014

Free Playlist Houston: September 2014

Here is a short list of relaxing yet danceable songs to prepare everyone for the upcoming winter. A lot of people…

Not Local Love: AF THE NAYSAYER

Not Local Love: AF THE NAYSAYER

Photo: Daniel Castro     There’s a pretty good chance, that you have no idea of the existence of the artist…

INTERVIEW: Alex Dugan of ZSU

INTERVIEW: Alex Dugan of ZSU

My greatest vocal influences are Bono and Rod Stewart.…

Blues Control

Blues Control

It is the space, it is the spacing, the bare piano melody and silence that surrounds, that creates the color, that sets the scene, that prepares the listener. It is large in its stillness, suspended in the beauty of the blowing leaf.…

LOCAL FLAVOR: FAT TONY

LOCAL FLAVOR: FAT TONY

I'm more excited than words can describe. Might need an emoji for this one; probably a mix between the dude with shades, the chick pumping up her hair, and a flame would explain how ya boy feeling right now.…

Local Love: Deep Cuts

Local Love: Deep Cuts

There’s something about these six songs that truly echoes sounds of the past, in a fresh new way. In just sixteen minutes, Deep Cuts takes you on a journey that you can’t help but fall in love with, while they spread their wings as a band growing from their former selves.…

Local and State View all

Make Houston Hotter! An Irreverent Climate March This Friday

Make Houston Hotter! An Irreverent Climate March This Friday

With drums, puppeteers, cyclists and oil-tarred hula hoopers, we will call on local government and energy companies to step up to the challenge.…

Walking While Black in River Oaks

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

Entertainment View all

Jamie Meeks Seeks To Strengthen Community With Comedy Collective

Jamie Meeks Seeks To Strengthen Community With Comedy Collective

Jamie Meeks is a rising improv star and this fall she’ll debut her brainchild: The Comedy Collective.…

Stand Up & Deliver: Becoming The Comic

No Reward: The Best of The Week

Food and Drink View all

Journey to the West

Journey to the West

Maharaja Bhog, which translates to king's delight, is an Indian chain based out of Mumbai with additional locations in Bangalore, Dubai, and Houston. …

Pizza Chef Says No To Burgers

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

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BADVICE: THREESOME’S A CHARM

BADVICE: THREESOME’S A CHARM

I MET THIS CUTE GIRL AT THIS BAR THAT WE BOTH FREQUENT BUT I CAN’T REMEMBER HER NAME. ANY ADVICE ON HOW TO DODGE THAT BULLET? Introduce her to one of your friends. Make sure you’re smoking a cigarette. When you’re about to do the introduction, be sure that you haven’t taken a drag for a second... …

BADVICE: SLOPPY SECONDS EDITION

No Vice Like A Badvice