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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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My Heart, Nameless and Untamed: An Interview with Jess Williamson

My Heart, Nameless and Untamed: An Interview with Jess Williamson

Jess Williamson. Photo: Mikaylah Bowman   To sing a love song, to write a love song, is to perpetuate or accentuate…

Album Reviews: Run The Jewels, Priests + more

Album Reviews: Run The Jewels, Priests + more

Run the Jewels — Run the Jewels 3 At Day for Night festival, it rained and dropped 20 degrees in like 10…

Unsustainable Model: How Free Shows Can Kill A Scene

Unsustainable Model: How Free Shows Can Kill A Scene

However, if the powers that be have any say about that, it’ll all get watered down and destroyed before it actually goes anywhere, and one of the largest culprits is no cover shows. There are multiple reasons as to why that is so, which we will examine here, but if you think I’m even kind of kidding consider where recorded music has gone…

Let’s Forget 2016: Where to Party on New Year’s Eve

Let’s Forget 2016: Where to Party on New Year’s Eve

There is definitely something for everyone this New Year’s Eve in Houston from a fancy 1920s themed night on the town to a chilled, laid back night lying in a hammock. Here are our top 5 picks for ringing in the New Year in Houston for any budget. Where will you be when the ball drops?…

Houston’s HAKEEM Goes Deep On Hakeem 6

Houston’s HAKEEM Goes Deep On Hakeem 6

Earlier this year Houston R&B electronic duo HAKEEM dropped Hakeem V, and the album sparked interest in two guys who’ve been performing under the radar for a good while. However, when you’re as productive as these two are, another release shouldn’t be too shocking, which leads us to the duo’s latest, Hakeem 6…

George West Returns Hard On New Single

George West Returns Hard On New Single

Houston’s George West has been on track to drop a new release every year for the past three when he drops his upcoming EP, Palmetto. The release sounds different than anything the electronic producer has dropped in the past, and cements my belief that he’s one of Houston’s most underrated producers going…

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Visual Vernacular: Rebecca Braziel

Visual Vernacular: Rebecca Braziel

Rebecca Braziel.   Born in Savannah, Georgia, adopted Houstonian Rebecca Braziel stands out in the artistic community here due to her graceful use and sublime…

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We Should Give Donald Trump the Astrodome

We Should Give Donald Trump the Astrodome

Illustration: Shelby Hohl   I’m dead serious.   Houston has been struggling with what to do…

Entertainment View all

Can’t Stop: The Best of The Week

Can’t Stop: The Best of The Week

The first full week of 2017 and while it’s not the jam packed week we’ve gotten used to, there’s still plenty happening around the city. Performances from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Bowie Elvis fest and much more will all be on hand over the next seven days…

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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…

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…