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Chess: The Competition is Fierce But You Wouldn’t Know It From the Sound

Posted on · The game of chess is played everywhere, of course. In public parks, in schools — you might even come across a couple of folks hunched over a chess board at your favorite coffee shop. Last month, we sent Houston Matters’ Conner Clifton to the Houston Scholastic Open – a chess tournament for kids in elementary […]

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Gaelic Football in Houston, what is it?

Posted on · For the last three years Houston has had it’s own Gaelic Football Team, called the Houston Gaels. Gaelic Football, is a sport native to Ireland that’s sort of a cross between rugby and soccer. Tomorrow night the Houston Gaels is playing an exhibition match at the BBVA Compass Stadium, after the Houston Dynamo take on […]

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Sports Monday: Rockets in the NBA All-Star Game & Olympic Hockey Thriller

Posted on · CultureMap Houston columnist MK Bower joins us to discuss the week in sports, including: How Houston Rockets members Dwight Howard and James Harden fared in the NBA All-Star Game; a thriller in Olympic hockey; and the Astros’ pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.

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Sports Monday: Bowl Game Previews & Life After Kubiak

Posted on · The Texans begin the post-Kubiak era, and Texas college football teams are bowl bound, including the University of Houston, Baylor, Texas A&M and the University of Texas. We’ll find out where they’re heading and who they face. And we’ll prepare you for the Rockets’ West Coast trip, with three games in four nights at Portland, […]

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Former Spy Valerie Plame Tries Her Hand at the Spy Novel

Posted on · In 2003, CIA operative Valerie Plame’s cover was blown by members of the Bush Administration after her husband critiqued the intelligence used to go to war in Iraq. Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, was later convicted of lying about his role in the leak. In 2007 Plame wrote a best-selling […]