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    October 31, 2014

    The New Foo Fighters HBO Series Is Pretty Great

    It makes sense that the first two episodes of the new HBO series Sonic Highways, chronicling the recording of eight songs in eight separate cities for the Foo Fighters' forthcoming album of the same name, would take place in Chicago and Washington D.C. Both represent a sort of homecoming: the former ... More >>

  • News

    April 17, 2014

    For Many Refugees, the Journey to America Ends in a Cold Jail Cell

    While the United States decides their fate, asylum seekers sit in immigration detention.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Fantasy Crime League: Bengals Get On The Board! (It Was Just a Matter of Time)

    Every team is susceptible to a lull in their season, and sometimes that lull comes at the beginning. Slow starts happen. For some teams, they are a harbinger of things to come. The slow start isn't so much a lull as it is just a fraction of a bigger pile of underachievement. For some teams, though ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    Five of the Most Interesting Videos on the JFK Assasination

    Everyone and their dog is talking about the day President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas, 50 years ago today. There are countless videos, documentaries and newspaper inches spilling out as we lead up to the actual anniversary. In case you want a refresher course on some of the happenings of that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Gays In The Boy Scouts: Texas Elected Officials Are Signing On To Say Hell No

    A conservative group called "Texas Values" is taking a new approach in the battle to make sure that no Lone Star boy scout ever, ever gets cooties from being near a gay person -- the group is circulating a letter urging the Boy Scouts of America to reject gay scouts, it's getting elected officials t ... More >>

  • Film

    November 15, 2012

    Good Spielberg's Bad Moments

    What should we make of radiant Lincoln and blubbering Private Ryan?

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Last Night: Rodriguez at House of Blues

    Rodriguez House of Blues (Bronze Peacock Room) October 23, 2012 Ouch. You have to wonder how Houston has managed to produce and nurture as many great songwriters as it has over the years, because it's amazing any of them could ever keep their guitars in tune. Tuesday night our city's pernicious hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Dear Olympics: More Nudity And/Or Violence, Please

    "We live in a cynical world, a cynical, cynical world..." said a very smart man once. Maybe it was Nietzsche, or Elmer Fudd. Artifacts like the Olympics -- both the summer and winter variety -- have grown boring and stale. TV giant NBC is getting torn to shreds for including haircut Ryan Seacrest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Bad Beef: 4 Examples Of Musical Feuds Gone Wrong

    Competition is a good thing. It pushes people to work harder and be more creative. That drive to prove to the world that they're the best has lead musicians to some incredible heights. After all, competition gave us Pet Sounds and "Ether." Yet in the '10s, that competitive spirit has been pushed as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    15 Things Rocks Off Learned Watching The ACM Awards

    Sunday nights, I usually like to watch The Amazing Race after 60 Minutes. I don't usually watch much reality television at all, but something about the combination of total incompetence, vicious backstabbing and exotic locales as several, two-person teams race around the globe is completely intoxica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Aerosmith & Cheap Trick Rock Toyota Center July 30

    This morning Aerosmith, the band that wouldn't die (or refuses to go away), announced a Houston stop on this summer's "Global Warming" tour at Toyota Center Monday, July 30. Taking a break from the casino/state-fair circuit, Illinois power-pop heroes Cheap Trick open. Aerosmith is still be rumored ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012
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    November 5, 2011

    Fun Fun Fun Fest: Danzig Cuts His Closing Set Short And Tries To Incite A Riot (VIDEO)

    Photos By Marc BrubakerDanzig last night at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin. ​Last night's Danzig Legacy set at the opening night of Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 was marred by the short (LOL, right) set that Glenn Danzig turned in. The ex-Misfits and Samhain goth-rocker was scheduled to perform hits sets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Wine of the Week: A Wine with "No Detectable Sulfites"

    Photos by Jeremy Parzen.The Madoff segment on last night's 60 Minutes was made more palatable by a tasting of the utterly transparent Frey Vineyard's "Natural Red."​One of the chief complaints often expressed by advocates, champions, and militants of Natural wine (with a capital N) is that ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Andy Rooney Is Retiring. You Won't Miss Him.

    If a crabby, unpleasant nonagenarian who ceased being relevant 20 years ago retires from broadcasting, does the collective sigh of relief make a sound? Andy Rooney will announce on Sunday's "60 Minutes" that it will be his last regular appearance on the newsmagazine. Rooney, 92, has been featured o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Tom DeLay's Appeal Brief Is As Hilariously Over the Top As He Is

    Tom DeLay knows about razzle-dazzle.​Tom DeLay's embarrassing stint on Dancing with the Stars apparently taught him one thng: Go Hollywood and go brash. The appellate brief filed seeking to overturn his money-laundering conviction is, courtesy of Houston lawyer Brian Wice, as over the top as ... More >>

  • News

    January 20, 2011

    Playing Favorites

    HISD partners with the Chronicle on magnet report

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    January 10, 2011

    HISD Makes a Deal With the Chron (KTRU's Ghost Walks the Halls)

    Special access for a former colleague​At 4 p.m. today, the Houston ISD board will meet to review an independent audit of its magnet schools done by Magnet Schools of America. As Richard Connelly detailed in our report last week, there's a lot to be concerned about what with the report (still t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Top Ten Celebrities This Decade Who Crashed and Burned with Video Evidence

    And a partridge in a pear tree...​Last week, we gave you our list of celebrities who manage to save their careers after difficult times. This week, we go a different direction. If we have learned anything from TMZ, it's that people love celebrity scandals and the more salacious it is, the more ... More >>

  • Film

    December 23, 2010

    Kickass Movies of the Year

    Our Ten Favorites from 2010 – including Jackass 3D.

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    August 19, 2010

    Clemens to Be Indicted for Making False Statements to Congress

    Falling Star: Clemens will be indicted on perjury charges.​Roger Clemens testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform over two years ago saying that his former trainer Brian McNamee had lied about his use of steroids. Today, federal authorities have decided the former Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    The Week In TV: Oh, How The Mighty [Simpsons] Have Fallen

    I wash myself with a rag on a stick.​What the hell, let's jump right in: • Conan O'Brien's exit deal with NBC included a number of stipulations about when he could appear on TV again and when he could resume his late-night hosting duties for another outlet. Well, after a few months away, ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Self-Admitted Wanker John Mayer Is Far From Alone at the Musical Spank Bank

    ​ Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayThe chicken is Photoshopped. The swimsuit, sadly, isn't.​Guess what you're missing if you haven't picked up the latest copy of Rolling Stone? Go on, guess. All right, we'll tell you: according to their website, you're missing the lowdown on John Mayer's " ... More >>

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    January 5, 2010

    The Houston Press Mastermind Awards: Last Year It Brought Hightower Great Luck

    ​For at least one winner of last year's Houston Press MasterMind Awards, the accolades continue. The Hightower High School Broadcast Academy, which received a $2,000 prize in the Press's 2009 MasterMind contest, was recently awarded three separate grants that will help Ted Irving and his students ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Is Avatar Doomed?

    ​Catch James Cameron talking about Avatar on 60 Minutes last night? I thought it was awfully sporting of Viacom to throw some publicity at a movie it doesn't appear to have any stake in for once. Cameron, as usual, exuded confidence about the project. He explained his desire to make the film sinc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Vietnam Vet to America: Stick Veterans Day Where The Sun Don't Shine

    ​Dave Collins is a Vietnam veteran, and he wants to abolish Veteran's Day. "I would also like to see yellow-ribbon stickers outlawed along with 'We Support the Troops' signs in business and all the other feel good BS of that ilk," he adds in a personal commentary he e-mailed to his mailing list.Ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    And The MasterMind Winners Are.....

    Last fall the Houston Press asked readers to send in nominations of people who were breaking new ground in the arts around here.The lucky winners have been named and will be getting a $2,000 check at a dinner Saturday and -- perhaps more importantly -- they are profiled in the Press today. (Well, ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    60 Minutes Is Very Mean To A UH Alum

    It's not often a UH alum gets a big profile on 60 Minutes, unless it's Tom DeLay.But last night the venerable news magazine profiled Julian Schnabel, the artist/film director who was nominated for an Academy Award last year the The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.So how'd he come off?Pretty shitty, ac ... More >>

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    February 7, 2008
  • Music

    January 10, 2008

    Top 10 Most Hated Rappers

    Who made the shit list

  • Film

    December 20, 2007

    Charlie Wilson's War

    All aboard the '80s way-back machine for Mike Nichols's good time Charlie

  • Film

    November 8, 2007

    Lions for Lambs

    The odd upside of Robert Redford's terribly earnest, quite terrible war drama

  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    SoundExchange Wants to Kill Internet Radio

    On "lost" artists, found money and the murder of free enterprise

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2006

    RE: Re: My Kid Is a Ten-Year-Old Curmudgeon

    Courtesy of The Family Lomax Today, John Henry learns that "teachers are people too." If you've followed us of late, you know that everyone's buzzing about our newest guest critic, John Henry Lomax, son of music editor John Nova Lomax. Some readers, such as Reg Burns, are comparing him to Andy ... More >>

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    No More Pussy

    Fabricated pop groups are nothing new, but these Dolls are more than bad -- they're a threat

  • News

    November 24, 2005

    Gone in 60 Seconds

    "60 Minutes of Minutes"

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    September 22, 2005

    Leaps, Leather and Lingerie

    Catch a Dark and Lovely performance at Houston Ballet's "Mentors & Prodigy"

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    September 1, 2005
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    November 11, 2004
  • Culture

    October 7, 2004

    Presidential Affairs

    Mrs. Farnsworth recalls her Yale years -- and a fling with George W.

  • Music

    September 9, 2004
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    January 29, 2004

    Turntable Roundtable

    Hip-hop notables get together to rap about responsibility

  • Film

    November 13, 2003

    Lying Through His Beat

    A dirty journo gets busted in Shattered Glass

  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    Ruffled Feathers

    The Dixie Chicks and other musicians are fighting for their rights -- and a bigger check

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    Files Not Found

    Thousands of missing FBI documents in the Timothy McVeigh case? It comes as no surprise to the survivors of Operation Lightning Strike.

  • Film

    November 4, 1999

    Tobacco Toad

    Mann elevates The Insider to Oscar-level suspense

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    January 1, 1998
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    July 31, 1997

    Flunking Out

    187 is a blackboard bungle

  • News

    March 6, 1997

    Trial by Video

    AG Dan Morales may not have won in court, but he won where it matters -- on TV

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    July 25, 1996
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