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Corpus Christi

Iberian Holy Days: Celebrations Both Saintly And Wild

Associated Press | Giovanna Dell'Orto | Posted 04.14.2015 | Religion

PORTO, Portugal (AP) - Smoke hung heavily over this hilly city, broken by flickering flames, when I mustered my courage, plunged into the crowd and br...

The Journey of a Gay Jesus

James Brandon | Posted 06.05.2015 | Gay Voices
James Brandon

Could Jesus have been gay? This is not a new question for many theologians, and certainly not for me. I've played the central role in Terrence McNally's gay passion play Corpus Christi for the past nine years now. And with that exploration has come this beautiful yin and yang of backlash and catharsis that has transcended art and completely transformed my life as I knew it.

How a Texan Becomes Cool in N.Y.C.

Sarah Enelow | Posted 05.16.2015 | New York
Sarah Enelow

Upon going home and doing some research, I learned that the minimalist artist Donald Judd fled the New York art scene for Marfa back in the '70s, and slowly established it as an arts destination that was now enjoying serious notoriety. But as a Texan myself, I had not gotten the memo.

Man Assaults Hospitalized Girlfriend And Bites Security Guard: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.19.2014 | Crime

A man in Corpus Christi, Texas, is behind bars after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in a hospital while she was recovering from giving birth. ...

The 'Controversy' of Corpus Christi

James Brandon | Posted 12.09.2014 | Gay Voices
James Brandon

In 1998 when Terrence McNally wrote a play about a young gay Jesus, you might have thought the world was coming to an end.

3 Dead, Child Injured In Texas Trailer Park Shooting

AP | Posted 09.15.2014 | Crime

Police say a man has been arrested after three people were killed and a child injured in a shooting at a trailer park in Corpus Christi, Texas. The...

What If Jesus Was Gay?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices

What if Jesus was gay? This is the premise of Terrence McNally's controversial play, "Corpus Christi," that originally appeared at the Manhattan Th...

Heather Zichal, Former Obama Energy Aide, Named to Board of Fracked Gas Exports Giant Cheniere

Steve Horn | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogHeather Zichal, former Obama White House Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, may soon walk ou...

Dawn Ritz' Ascending Southern Star: Hollywood Costume Designer to Appear at Phoenix COMICON

Steve Karras | Posted 07.28.2014 | Style
Steve Karras

"There's no right or wrong in art, there's only something called experiences," mused Dawn Ritz. The tenacious costume designer, scheduled to appear as a guest panelist at the 2014 Phoenix COMICON, has seized Tinsel town opportunities rather than let them come to her.

Being Gay Is a Religious Right

James Brandon | Posted 06.20.2014 | Gay Voices
James Brandon

Living from a place of fully loving every part of yourself, especially when confronted head-on with the haters, is not only the path to a deep spiritual awakening; it is exactly what Jesus faced on His own prophesied path.

Louisiana gives the green light to a publicly opposed coal terminal

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.31.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This is an updated version of an Aug. 26, 2013 article in "The Louisiana Weekly.") On Friday, Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources gave RAM T...

7 Superlative Minor League Ballparks

MiniTime | Posted 06.10.2013 | Travel

For millions of baseball-loving families, summer isn't complete without catching a minor league ballgame. Fans adore the laid-back atmosphere, affordable ticket prices, easier parking, and individual charms of the ballparks. Here are seven standouts to visit this summer.

LOOK: Venezuela's Dancing Devils Celebrate Corpus Cristi

AP | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

The descendants of African slaves donned masks and bright red costumes as they danced through the streets of this small Venezuelan town on Thursday fo...

West Blast Obliterates Safety Lie

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

You are not safe. Not at work. Not at home in your bed. The biggest threat is not terrorism. It's corporate negligence leading to a blast or collapse or release of toxic chemicals.

The Most Romantic Hotels Of The South

Oyster | Posted 06.13.2013 | Travel

Romance is alive and well below the Mason-Dixon line, where Southern charm makes everything seem more lovable.

Corpus Christi Is Filled With History

AP | By RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 06.03.2013 | Latino Voices

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — For most residents from bigger Texas cities, the South Texas city of Corpus Christi has always been a day-trip destinat...

What Would Jesus Do? (Part 2): Forgive Your Greatest Enemy

James Brandon | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices
James Brandon

I've been blessed to speak the phrase "forgive your greatest enemy" hundreds of times around the world as I play "gay Jesus" in Terrence McNally's Corpus Christi. The privilege of performing a role for this long is that you're afforded a deeper connection to the feelings behind the words.

Controversy Continues In Greece As Prosecutor Charges Blasphemy Over Gay Jesus Play

AP | Posted 01.16.2013 | Gay Voices

ATHENS, Greece -- A Greek prosecutor is pressing blasphemy charges over a troubled Athens performance of an American play that portrays Jesus as gay. ...

Clean Air Victory for Texas as Coal Plant Permit Struck Down

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This week Texas residents cheered when a judge invalidated the state air pollution permit for the proposed Las Brisas coal plant in Corpus Christi.

Baton Twirler Dances To 'What Makes You Beautiful' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.24.2012 | Teen

Just when Top 40 covers are feeling a little "been there, done that" -- after all, "Call Me Maybe" has been sung by both a Corgi and Cookie Monster --...

PHOTOS: The Best Road Trips From Houston

Oyster | Posted 09.17.2012 | Travel

One of Space City's greatest assets is its close proximity to some of the other most unique and cultured cities.

PHOTOS: 5 Relaxing Spots In The Lone Star State

Oyster | Posted 08.19.2012 | Travel

There's nothing better than kicking off your boots.

WATCH: Outfielder Makes Over-The-Wall Catch With Teammate

Posted 05.09.2012 | Sports

Corpus Christi Hooks left fielder Austin Wates may still be toiling in the minors but he has flashed the potential to produce a major league highlight...

For Some, It's The Gay Jesus Play, For Me It's The Body Of Christ, Broken For Me

Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion

By Nic Arnzen Religion News Service (RNS) As a Catholic boy growing up in Iowa, I was always drawn to Communion. There was something deeply powerf...

Catholics Protest Gay Jesus Documentary Opening In The Castro

| Posted 06.17.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Erika Maldonado If the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's Hunky Jesus Contest on ...