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When Theaters Sue

When Theaters Sue

What happens when movie theaters sue each other? Usually if you heard about a lawsuit involving a movie theater it revolved around, say, an accident…

On the Defeat of HERO: Questioning the Answers

On the Defeat of HERO: Questioning the Answers

The problem becomes less how to build a majority base and more how to mobilize that existing base.…

Pedestrian Pete Welcomes Mayor Turner

Pedestrian Pete Welcomes Mayor Turner

I have always thought Sylvester Turner could be our first truly urban mayor, a consensus-driven visionary with a strong pragmatic streak, who understands the purpose and potential of the big American city.…

Music View all

You Might Have Missed: Valens

You Might Have Missed: Valens

I was happy to see that the "core" in emocore wasn’t lost on a generation. In Houston, we have a handful of bands who not only got what that scene was all about, but who perform music in a very similar vain without directly lifting it. One of those bands is Valens…

The Suffers Make Houston Proud on New Full Length

The Suffers Make Houston Proud on New Full Length

Last year when the band released the “Make Some Room” EP, I told people that The Suffers’ sound represents what Houston is itself, a melting pot a varying things. On their self-titled full length, “The Suffers,” that statement rings more true than I ever realized…

WHAT’S NEXT: AN INTERVIEW WITH OFF!

WHAT’S NEXT: AN INTERVIEW WITH OFF!

OFF!, Photo: Steve Appleford Punk rock Icon Steven McDonald knows the true definition of being in a band. As a founding…

25% OFF THE YELLOW TAG: MACKLEMORE’S LATEST VISIT TO HOUSTON

25% OFF THE YELLOW TAG: MACKLEMORE’S LATEST VISIT TO HOUSTON

Macklemore, Photo: Russel Gardin I arrived right as doors opened and there was an already impressive crowd in attendance, but these…

MUSIC REVIEWED

MUSIC REVIEWED

It is a wild ride; it is parachuting from a plane; it consistently superb after numerous listens.…

Local Love: Rex Hudson

Local Love: Rex Hudson

One artist who’s really mixing things up, is Houston’s Rex Hudson. Though technically from Clear Lake, Hudson mixes electronic beats with live guitar and lo-fi shoegaze tendencies to create a sound that’s all his own…

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Voyage of the Sable Venus — Robin Coste Lewis at El Dorado Ballroom

Voyage of the Sable Venus — Robin Coste Lewis at El Dorado Ballroom

People were too nice. I wanted to be punished for my black family having owned slaves.…

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New Year’s Wishes for 2016 from Pedestrian Pete

New Year’s Wishes for 2016 from Pedestrian Pete

A plague of potholes and an infestation of visual blight hovering over our streets, sidewalks and intersections -- walking should be a much more pleasant experience, a feast for the eyes.…

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Entertainment View all

All the Way with LBJ

All the Way with LBJ

What: All the Way, written by Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. A chronicle of the 11-months…

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Food and Drink View all

“…and I like chicken fried” — Oak Leaf Smokehouse

“…and I like chicken fried” — Oak Leaf Smokehouse

The veggies, the thinly sliced deep-fried onions artistically placed on top of the gravy, and the fact that the BBQ sauce was on a very small plate on the side made me question every single life decision I had made until that moment. …

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My Wingman — Street Artist? Check Please!

My Wingman — Street Artist? Check Please!

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