Articles

Whitney Houston 1963--2012

In the middle of a 1990 interview with Essence magazine, Whitney Houston suddenly unleashed one of those gospel-inspired flurries of notes that she could sing...

What Whitney Houston Meant to Professional Sports

During our 2003 playoff run when I was on the Chicago Cubs we had theme music. Most, if not all of it, was decided by our resident star outfielder and boom-box...

After Whitney Houston, Musicians Say: I’m Afraid

The death of Whitney Houston has inspired some soul-searching in the music world. “I’m obsessed with why our heroes are not making it past 50,” Questlove told me...

The Voice of America: Whitney Houston (1963-2012)

Several years ago in Los Angeles, I walked out of a hotel in Westwood and saw a beautiful but slight woman step out of a limousine, stride past her bodyguards...

200 Houston High Schoolers Caught Cheating on Exam

Hundreds of students from Clear Lake High School in Houston tried to pull a fast one on their teachers by texting one another answers to a final exam last month...

What Houston's Gay Mayor Means for Texas

The news that a lesbian had been elected mayor of Houston, deep in the heart of the conservative South, was greeted with surprise this week. After defeats on gay...

Houston: The Enron Tour

These are painful times for Houston. Not only must it watch as former executives of Enron, the once celebrated hometown company, turn on one another, take the...

Another Recusal in Houston

Wanted in Houston: someone — anyone — without ties to Enron. Southern District Court Judge Lee Rosenthal, who was overseeing some 45 cases involving 401(k)...

Discussion: The Houston Child Killings

When Russell Yates picked up his office phone Wednesday morning, he heard his wife Andrea telling him to come home. "Is anyone hurt?" he asked. "Yes," she said...