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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

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.…

Marijuana Decriminalization is Possible in Texas

About this time last year, marijuana made Texas history. For the first time ever, the state criminal jurisprudence committee passed a transformative piece of legislation, House Bill 2165, that would have legalized and regulated recreational use of marijuana... …

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…

To Zone or Not to Zone?

To Zone or Not to Zone?

By Peter H. Brown (Pedestrian Pete)   To plan or not to plan? Yes, say most!…

How to Use a Public Restroom

How to Use a Public Restroom

As you’ve likely heard by now, there is a heated national debate over who should…

Audio Meets Visual: Retrospective

Audio Meets Visual: Retrospective

Visual media always achieves its greatest impact through the expert use of sound. While little…

What Really Happened At Raven Tower?

What Really Happened At Raven Tower?

At around 3 pm on Friday, a post on Reddit  — one about a report from the…

Death Be Not Slack

Death Be Not Slack

Every time a celebrity dies an angel gets wings. Every time a major rock star…

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Brand New Hearts Go All In On New EP

Brand New Hearts Go All In On New EP

If you’re in a band nowadays, it seems like someone out there has a name for the type of rock music you’re making. It gets called indie rock, or psych rock, or even garage rock. But when you’re talking about Houston’s Brand New Hearts, they’re pretty much a traditional rock band, and there’s nothing wrong with that…

Houstonian Tales: Shonnie Murrell

Houstonian Tales: Shonnie Murrell

I’ve found that no matter how many shows I attend, no matter how much I dig into the depths of the Houston music scene, there’s always an artist that seems to slip by from time to time. It’s just how it seems to go, which is possibly how myself and everyone else missed Houston’s Shonnie Murrell…

Crazy To Think About: An Interview with White Reaper

Crazy To Think About: An Interview with White Reaper

White Reaper. Photo: Jesse DeFlorio   Kentucky garage rockers White Reaper will begin their tour in Houston, filling as direct support…

What Is Red House?

What Is Red House?

Houstons Dinolion brings an immersive experience to life called Red House, shrouded in mystery.…

Rough Sleepers Debut Sonic Assault With New Track

Rough Sleepers Debut Sonic Assault With New Track

For Houston’s Rough Sleepers, who describe their music as alternative, they’ve definitely undersold what they’re doing. Mixed with sonic landscapes that sound like the soundtrack to a dystopian future, the three piece has a new upcoming album through Miss Champagne Records called Savage Dream that’s the kind of music that you might not understand, but that you shouldn’t turn away from…

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Houston’s Arts Reach: The Overall Conversation

Houston’s Arts Reach: The Overall Conversation

Debtfair at Art League Houston. Photo: Art League Houston   On any given day, one can drive or walk around Houston and spot a dozen…

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FPTV RNC Dispatch Part 2: The FBI’s Warrantless Raid

FPTV RNC Dispatch Part 2: The FBI’s Warrantless Raid

In Part 2 of our RNC Dispatch, FPTV correspondent Robert MacCready interviews a group of protesters…

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A Call for Innovation at City Hall

A Call for Innovation at City Hall

In my last article, I talked about the need for real innovation in Houston. However, I would…

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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…

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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…