If this weather's got you interested in curling up on the couch with a warm blanket and a good book, you're in luck. Sinecure Books has just put out a great one: photographer Peter Beste's Houston Rap, a years-in-the-making picture book detailing the locals and locales that have defined that city's ... More >>
For those of you in the international jet set, this is surely raw news: The JFK AirTrain is going to have intermittent service for the next six weeks. The Port Authority is shutting down the tracks at various times over the fall to make necessary repairs to the tracks.
Broadway maven Seth Rudetsky and his husband James Wesley are mounting four original plays called Midtown March Medley, and the people they've gotten involved in it are a way more intoxicating bunch than you usually find off-Broadway--or anywhere. Tony Sheldon (of Priscilla fame). John Tartaglia ( ... More >>
[Ed. Note: The following post ran on the music blog of the Voice's sister publication Houston Press on Jan. 23. We rerun it here re: relevant to our interests.] By Nathan Smith There are a few things you should know about A$AP Rocky. He's a pretty motherfucker. His new album, Long.Live.A$AP, is a ... More >>
Juneteenth is a national holiday celebrated in 41 of the 50 states. Across the country African-Americans celebrate the day with parades, festivals and street fairs. In Harlem, residents discussed voter registration and political involvement and almost on cue Rep.Charlie Rangel arrived to much fanfar ... More >>
Glen Campbell w/Instant People Town Hall Saturday, January 7 Better than: Not getting to say farewell. At a sold-out Town Hall on Saturday, Glen Campbell yodeled as well as Hank Williams, crooned like a country Sinatra and played flashy, funky leads that sounded like he was ... More >>
Moving on to a better place
After ten years of funding sex education programs built on abstinence, the federal government is getting a little bit looser. A little bit! This year, "a five-year, $375 million grant is being divided among 28 programs that have been proven to lower the pregnancy rate among participants, no m ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. The Lone Star State: A School History Author: C.R. Wharton Date: 1932 ... More >>
Originating in ther early 1950's, City Market sits on Luling's main drag opposite the railroad tracks that bisect the town. By the time Luling was founded in 1874 as a station on the Galveston, Harrison, and San Antonio railroad, it was already one of the wildest towns in the Wild West, freq ... More >>
Three folk acts in denial
Michael Bloomberg spoke at Day 2, otherwise known as Who Cares Day, of the ServiceNation Summit at which Obama and McCain spoke last night. Like his predecessors, Bloomberg didn't say much of anything, but the vaporous, goo-goo nature of the event spurred him to greater-than-usual levels of rich-guy ... More >>
Another Texan troubadour, smarter and funnier than most
Texas, home to the country's largest refineries, has yet to be declared a disaster area by Bush
Meet Julie Baumgold, Daily News' 'Special Correspondent'