Production is flat, lifeless and sadly unremarkable.
The movies to know from Sundance - and the year ahead.
The Jewish holiday of Passover starts tonight. Passover celebrates the Jews escaping Egypt and God smiting the cruel pharaoh in the process. Passover is also called "The Festival of Unleavened Bread." According to the Torah, God sent ten plagues, punishing the pharaoh for not listening to Moses a ... More >>
There are some fascinating objects in this wannabe blockbuster, but mainly it's a grab for crowds and cash.
There must be a kitchen sink that we can get to do a cameo too, guys...I didn't want to watch the latest episode of The Simpsons, the one in which Marge inexplicably becomes a food blogger. Yes, the foodie backlash has officially begun. I haven't wanted to watch an episode of The Simpsons in ... More >>
Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Examiner: I wasn't the only one to be surprised by how good Hasta la Pasta's en ... More >>
John Cage is playing a cactus. Your argument is irrelevant. Last year at Free Press Summer Fest, we saw Stars haul out this little thingy that was basically a tiny keyboard with a mouthpiece you could blow into. It was the first time we'd ever seen a melodica played live. Since then, Rocks O ... More >>
My cup runneth over.I realize Egypt is in chaos and everyone north of the Mason-Dixon line is going to be flash frozen like a bag of Birds Eye broccoli florets and Charlie Sheen is apparently the reincarnation of Grigori Rasputin, but that is no excuse, no excuse, for the criminal lack of att ... More >>
Five Spot receives a fair amount of email each day. It's not a gross amount or obscene amount, just a fair amount. And scattered in between offers from Nigerian princes and penis-enhancement companies are links, MP3s and heads-ups from and/or about Houston rappers/musicians. Now, were this ... More >>
American soldiers, vérité-style, in Restrepo.
The Houston Zoo exhibits art inspired by the world's most ferocious beasts
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttFresh crab claws and oysters: a triumphant start to any meal.The last time I ate at Truluck's (5350 Westheimer), the restaurant was still located in the charming silver diner car -- still abandoned, by the way -- up the road from its current location on Westheimer. ... More >>
Although only open for a few short months, Out of Africa (14019 Southwest Freeway, #204) has already closed. An excellent review from Robb Walsh in March, fantastic reviews on B4-U-Eat, an excellent burger and a killer patio weren't enough to save the young restaurant. This leaves Houston with ... More >>
Better music than ACL and fewer hippies
Toubab Krewe Live at the Orange Peel (Upstream) www.toubabkrewe.com Listening to Toubab Krewe, you'd never guess that all its members hail not from the Western African nation of Mali, but from Asheville, N.C., where the band recorded its latest disc at the Orange Peel - the same venue where ... More >>
Motherland music hit a fever pitch with U.S. bands this year
Journalist and former detainee Paul Salopek talks about the wars in Africa
Embedded Illustrators on display at O'Kane Gallery
Four of todays rising star pianists perform as a collective and then in solo concerts
The Menil hosts one of the most compelling shows Houston has seen in a long time
The Ensemble Theatre presents a family drama about going home (in more ways than one)
Eight photographers focus on genocide in the Sudan
Houstons the latest stop for the Journey of Hope tour
Brooklyns Urban Bush Women and Senegals Compagnie JANT-BI join forces in a collaborative dance performance
The Museum of Natural Science takes Lucy to her first Halloween party
The Houston Museum of Natural Science is squeamish for squamates
Contemporary Africa -- with a theme
Addisaba has an air of foreign intrigue — and awesome kifto and yedoro wot
Coffee and conversation at Blue Nile
DJ Witnes hosts a new hip-hop show on KPFT
In a small office off the Southwest Freeway, an editor carries on his crusade against public corruption and press censorship in his native Nigeria and other African countries
Congo is a fine old film, in afine old-fashioned way
My Children! My Africa! portrays the tragic limits of learning under apartheid