Alexander de Large

  • News

    May 16, 2013

    Open Season: Do Laws Against Animal Crushing Videos Violate Free Speech?

    Ashley Nicole Richards, who filmed herself torturing and killing kittens, puppies, cats and dogs, was the first person brought up on revised federal crush-video charges -- which backfired magnificently.

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Hipster Garbage: The Indie Band Drinking Challenge, Round 2

    It's no longer a secret that I hold a deep disdain for most of the hipster music that runs across my desk. I try to give it a fair shot, but I just can't get into it. And a ton of it has come across my desk as of late, further igniting that fire of dislike while leaving me to wonder just what my pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    10 Bizarre (And Surprisingly Expensive) Ways to Hide a Cat Litter Box

    What are you looking at, bitch?​I have cats. Yes, I'm a 40-something man with cats. You got a problem? What I have learned over the years is that the biggest pain in the ass when dealing with cats is the litter box. Hair is annoying. Vet bills can be expensive. But the foul ammonia smell of ca ... More >>

  • Music

    February 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    TSOL: This American Demon Could "Taste The Blood"

    Photos by David Ensminger​Jack Grisham, singer of beach boys gone berserk TSOL, is a tour de force of American punk history still operating in full-bore form. His new memoir, An American Demon, which surveys his cataclysmic youth and early career, is not for the timid and meek. Like a meld of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    YouTubed Beaumont Catfights Freak Texas the F Out

    The Southeast Texas portion of the Internet is a-crackle with a report out of Beaumont about fight videos produced by their local youth, some of them shot at area high schools with teenage bystanders egging on the participants. What seems to shock the writers of these stories the most is that many ... More >>

  • Film

    October 28, 2010

    The Girl Whose Story We Cannot Follow

    Back for one final, convoluted installment with Stieg Larsson's lady in black.

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Aftermath: Alice Cooper's "Theatre of Death" at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty/ Click here for a slideshow​ Who needs to go to an Alice Cooper show more: the 34-year-old satisfying his curiosity or the 61-year-old onstage for whom the gate receipts will buy many, many rounds at Pebble Beach? The 44-year-old whose eyes are blacked out like Alice's or t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    "The Mummy" at Ray's Franks

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttYou can't tell from here, but there's bacon under all that delicious cheeseWe knew bacon when he sat under the stairwell in high school between most every period talking about how awesome it would be to be the world's most revered and cherished meat candy. We knew bacon w ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    October 25, 2007
  • News

    May 26, 2005

    No Pain, No Gain

    Our solution for saving Texas's claim to capital punishment fame

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2005
  • Music

    September 16, 2004


    Blue Album (ATO Records)

  • Music

    June 17, 2004

    Feel This

    Enema of the Mental State: Notes from the Battle on Irritable Blink-182 Syndrome

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Film Series

    Angelika Film Center's "Sensational Cinema"

  • Film

    June 28, 2001

    E.T. the Extra-Tutorial

    Kubrick seems to guide Spielberg's hand in the ponderous A.I.

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    Sonic Portraits

    Momus renders average folk in song and tours

  • Film

    November 5, 1998

    Glam-rock Goldmine

    Stylish Velvet unfolds to reveal real substance

  • Film

    April 30, 1998

    Everyday Ravishments

    Neil Jordan shows a childhood both deeply Irish and thoroughly deranged

  • Music

    July 3, 1997
  • News

    June 12, 1997

    The Art of Darkness

    Paintings of racist images have made UH alumnus Michael Ray Charles a star in the art world. Some say his Sambos and pickaninnies have a healing power. But others claim all they do is hurt.

  • Film

    July 25, 1996

    Highs and Lows

    A needle, a junkie, a heroin habit -- welcome to Great Britain in the '90s

  • Culture

    July 18, 1996

    Sweet Stuff

    Paul Kittelson's giant candy proves a summer treat

  • Film

    January 12, 1995

    B.S. 101

    John Singleton's Higher Learning fails to make the grade

  • Film

    September 1, 1994

    Media Mad

    Combine TV, killing and crowds, and what do you have? Oliver Stone