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...

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...

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...

Topping Out In Houston Again

Send the architects south. Silicon Valley may be powerless and profitless, but Houston, the nation's energy capital and home to the oil-baron excesses of the...

DVD: The Greatest Hits: Whitney Houston

Divas, one would think, have to keep up with the latest styles. But what's most remarkable about this DVD collection of videos, from You Give Good Love (1985) to...