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Don’t Eat Before Reading This

A New York chef spills some trade secrets.<p>Good food, good eating, is all about blood and organs, cruelty and decay. It’s about sodium-loaded pork fat, stinky triple-cream cheeses, the tender thymus glands and distended livers of young animals. It’s about danger—risking the dark, bacterial forces of …

The uncomfortable secret to creative success is “disequilibrium”

It’s a Wednesday morning in the IDEO San Francisco studio. Bright sunshine reflects off the Bay and through the floor-to-ceiling windows. But in the project space, the mood is darker.<p>The team is on week five of their project. They’ve been conducting tons of human-centered interviews and broad …

Creativity

The disease that could change how we drink coffee

For years, researchers in Colombia have been engaged in a little-known battle against a disease that could disrupt coffee drinking everywhere.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>If you landed in Bogota in the 1960s, one of the first things …

Coffee

The Science Behind Mona Lisa’s Smile

How Leonardo da Vinci engineered the world’s most famous painting<p>Leonardo da Vinci liked to think that he was as good at engineering as he was at painting, and though this was not actually the case (<i>nobody</i> was as good at engineering as he was at painting), the basis for his creativity was an …

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#BoycottFitz?

Music producer Trakksounds called for a boycott of Fitzgerald’s, one of Houston’s oldest live music venues, Tuesday.<p>Earlier this week Trakksounds …

Live Music

Chinese Star owner to lose livelihood with closing of restaurant

Despite a petition advocating for it to remain open and several cancelled meetings, Chinese Star closed its doors permanently. | File photo/The …

Day for Night: Day 2

Coverage by Waylon O’Day, BreeAngela Hamilton, Raj Radia, and Franco Rosa<p><b>Photos by Aarik Charles and Junior Fernandez</b><p>The final day of Day for Night …

21 Savage

Day for Night: Day 1

<b>Coverage by Waylon O’Day, Bree Angela Hamilton, Raj Radia, and Franco Rosa</b><p><b>Photos by Aarik Charles and Junior Fernandez</b><p>People from around the world …

Music

Profile: The dimming light of Chinese Star

Priscilla Yng, a Taiwanese immigrant, has pushed through the language barrier and illiteracy to open and maintain her restaurant, Chinese Star, since …

Student Government

Do Black Lives Matter?

My mother was born in the 1950s. She grew up during the ’60s and ’70s. My mother integrated her elementary school and was in Los Angeles during the Watts riots.<p>I’ve heard my fair share of stories from her about being Black in America, the Civil Rights Movement and the turmoil of the period. But as …

Big K.R.I.T. Releases 12 Freestyles in 12 Hours

The tracks make up K.R.I.T.’s first release of the year, <i>XII/XII</i>.<p>In hip-hop, the practice of rapping over other’s hit songs is nothing new—in fact, …

hiphop

New Rules for 2017 GRAMMYs

The Recording Academy announced new voting and eligibility regulations Thursday.<p>Stream-only records are now eligible for Grammy nominations. Prior to …

Apple Music

Free Press Summer Fest 2016 Recap: Day 2

Photo by Madeline Robicheaux<p><i>Coverage by Madeline Robicheaux and BreeAngela Hamilton</i><p><i>Neptune Stage</i><p>Trampled by Turtles<p>Eighth time is the charm for this …

Music

Free Press Summer Fest 2016 Recap: Day 1

<i>Coverage by: Madeline Robicheaux and BreeAngela Hamilton</i><p><i>Saturn Stage</i><p>The Heavy<p>British band The Heavy took a break from their 2016 tour to stop by …

Music

5 Ways to Eliminate Stress

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. According to a 2015 survey conducted by Penn State University, the number of college students seeking …

Mental Health

Thousands walk to raise funds for March for Babies Sunday

Thousands came out to raise funds for the March of Dimes Sunday. | Justin Cross / The CougarThousands of Houstonians and UH students participated in …

7 Ways to Procrastinate Productively during Finals

With finals just around the corner everyone should be focusing on school, but let’s be honest Netflix and Tinder probably takes up most of our …

Procrastination

6 Mid-Semester Feels as Infomercial Fails

College goes from zero to 100—real quick. One week, you’re chilling. The next, you’ve got three papers and a LearnSmart due on a Tuesday night. It …

College & University

Students help Habitat for Humanity to close out CAB

Students ended the Community Action Break by helping organize Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore facility Friday afternoon. | BreeAngela Hamilton/The …

Support Your Local Music Scene: Vox Vocis

Houston-area progressive rock band Vox Vocis is enjoying the fruits of their labor.<p>After releasing their 10-track debut LP <i>In the Arms of the Sun</i> …

Houston

Vanessa Alejandro

These days, college students wear many hats, but few juggle their studies while running a non-profit organization.<p>Senior Vanessa Alejandro co-founded …

Top 10

"MC Unruly Julie"

Let’s talk about the library—that storehouse of information and home to the Houston hip-hop special collection curated by this week’s Campus …

hiphop

Lowell Levo

To put it simply, Lowell Levo is one cool guy.<p>Lowell, a senior majoring in biology, plans to earn a Master’s degree in public health and attend …

Middle School

#WomanCrushWednesday: Lil Debbie

How well do you remember 2011? It was the year the Internet was introduced to Lil Debbie.<p>Four years ago, Kreayshawn uploaded the music video for …

Rap & Hip-Hop

#WomanCrushWednesday: Devon Baldwin

The future looks bright for emerging singer-songwriter Devon Baldwin.<p>Once a contestant on the eighth season of American Idol, Baldwin—who hails from …

San Francisco

Austin Psych Fest Artist Spotlight: L.A. WITCH

(Left to right) Sanchez, English and Pai.<p>L.A. Witch’s self-titled EP.<p>(Left to right) Pai, Sanchez and English.<p>Since 2011, girl group L.A. Witch have …

l.a.witch

The Gamification of Music Discovery

Meet Tradiio, the new music discovery platform hoping to disrupt your Pandora stations and Spotify playlists by turning you into a virtual A&R …

Google Play

The Met Just Released 375,000 Priceless Artworks into the Public Domain

America's largest museum sets free its iconic collection of paintings and sculptures.<p>The Metropolitan Museum of Art unloaded a massive chunk of its collection into the public domain on Tuesday, making them available for anyone with an internet connection to use or simply appreciate.<p>As part of a new …