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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…

Here Today, Oregon Tomorrow

Here Today, Oregon Tomorrow

Historically the state has indeed had a “double standard” in the way it handles what are perceived as threats. It attacks certain groups and ignores others. Snarky tweets, Facebook invective, and loud demands for the state to do something in Oregon may release frustrations, but don’t release any of us from the control of the ruling class. …

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.…

Music View all

Since Always Debuts Reunite Video

Since Always Debuts Reunite Video

So many times there are bands that sound one way and that’s it. However for Houston’s Since Always, the layers are deep and full of varying levels of different notes making up their intriguing sound…

GUESS WHAT HAPPENS NEXT: AN INTERVIEW WITH GWAR

GUESS WHAT HAPPENS NEXT: AN INTERVIEW WITH GWAR

Gwar, Photo: Provided by band Where does GWAR come from? GWAR comes from Antarctica. I spoke to Peelander-Z recently and they…

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…

Art View all

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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What’s your 3rd Place?

What’s your 3rd Place?

Everyone has two important places – home and work, but we all need our own “3rd place,” apart from home & work.…

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.…