There's a lot to be said about HBO's decision to take an "inspired by" approach to the Song of Ice and Fire books instead of marching in lockstep with George R.R. Martin's multiple plotlines. Re... More >>
McGonigel's Mucky Duck
April 18, 2015
A jaded, wary veteran like Steve Forbert seems an unlikely candidate for restoring our faith in the troubadour tradition, but he reached deep... More >>
April 19, 2015
A camera that was affixed to Damian Kulash's microphone plastered the lead singer of OK Go's sweaty forehead onscreen behind him as he fielded questions from... More >>
In the throes of January and February, the cold "dog days" of the NBA regular season, we hear about teams routinely resting star players for the "long haul" and the "greater good," but when you p... More >>
In this day and age of YouTube, where we can watch pretty much anything we want to any time we want to from a device that we are holding in our hands, for upcoming blockbuster films, the release ... More >>
Of the four operas that comprise Richard Wagner's magnificent epic The Ring of the Nibelung, Die Walküre (The Valkyrie) is perhaps the cycle's most beloved. For Wagnerites, especiall... More >>
There is a restlessness to the works by New York-based Japanese artist Kikuo Saito, on display now at Octavia Art Gallery, Houston. Throughout the past 30 years, this abstract expressionist has... More >>
When Doctor Who debuted in 1963 before you even saw William Hartnell step out as the First Doctor you saw the blue police telephone box that we all know as the Tardis. The time machine and space ... More >>
If you're the sort of hip-hop junkie who gets most of your news from Instagram, it probably comes as no surprise to you that Wiz Khalifa's 'gram-handle is @mistercap. Lord knows the "We Dem Boyz... More >>
Walters Downtown, April 20
Katie Crutchfield has the kind of voice that people notice right away. Now recording and performing as Waxahatchee -- named after a creek about an hour sou... More >>
Under state law, anti-LGBT activists hoping to repeal the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance needed 17,249 signatures on their petition to trigger a public vote that they hope would ultimately repeal... More >>
On Wednesday, Mayor Annise Parker sent Uber a blunt message: give the city your detailed plan for ensuring all Uber drivers are permitted with the city or we'll revoke your permit.
Seems Uber to... More >>
And now for this week's installment of Lessons In Internet Shaming:
Out in Brenham there's a veterinarian named Kristen Lindsey who's been licensed with the Texas State Board of Veterinary Med... More >>
John Sweeney, born in Houston on June 10, 1959, died on April 15 in Houston after several months' illness. He had been employed at the Houston Press for more than ten years in the production depa... More >>
Sleater-Kinney's music is so intense that the trio has always belonged to something greater than themselves whether they really wanted to or not. Lyrically, they've never shied away from politics... More >>
By November 2013, Passion Star had already faced a decade's worth of sexual assaults and death threats from other inmates when she again pleaded with prison officials at the Texas Department of C... More >>
"With the 22nd pick, the Cleveland Browns select Johnny Manziel, quarterback from Texas A&M."
It's hard to believe that it was less than a year ago when Johnny Manziel heard his name called at t... More >>
Birdmagic, Perseph One, Pitter Patter
April 16, 2015
At night's end, Birdmagic looked like someone who had dominated an opponent after a 12-round fight. Predator, not prey, he stalked... More >>
Title: Alex of Venice
Describe This Movie In One Simpsons Quote: "I move for a 'bad court thingy.'"
Rating Using Random Objects Relevant To The Film: Three-and-a-half spotted owls out of five.
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With her pastry shop on the decline and the prospect of a life sinking even further into poverty, Mrs. Lovett decides upon drastic, gruesome measures to keep her business going and to try to im... More >>
Texas Taco Music Fest @ Navigation
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Head to the East End's "Restaurant Row'" for a day of fun, food, music, and Latin culture. The all day event will... More >>
With music by Benjamin Britten and choreographed by Houston Ballet's Artistic Director Stanton Welch, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra is one of those pieces both illuminating and just ... More >>
Start your weekend off right and catch LMNOP -- A New Muzical on Friday. Letters are falling from the sky. Well, actually, from a monument in town, and the local leaders in an island community t... More >>
Vladimir Smirnov managed to work his way from poor Russian immigrant to a banquet chef position with Rice Epicurean market. After years of work there, he decided it was time to go after the drea... More >>
When the weather is blessedly mild, Houstonians go running, not for the hills but for the best restaurant patios in the city. We've gathered 20 of Houston's best and ranked them not just for t... More >>