Ali G

  • Film

    May 17, 2012

    Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator

    More culture-clash yuks than comedy revolution.

  • Film

    November 24, 2011


    Muppets reboot can't quite get its act together.

  • Culture

    March 31, 2011

    Film Collage

    Johan Grimonprez's stunning work screens at the Blaffer Museum.

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Ron Paul's Hot, Gay Bedroom Tape

    We're two weeks late with this, but then again we don't keep up as well as we should with Ron Paul/hot gay man-on-man sex stories.But in Bruno, the upcoming semi-sequel to Borat, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen reportedly tries to seduce Paul with champagne, caviar and dancing. It doesn't work, if you de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Sam Houston's Not The First Politician To Be In A Cheesy Ad

    If you needed any more evidence that Comcast was an agent of evil on par with Al Qaeda or whomever makes those peanut-butter-filled pretzels, look no further than the cable company's inescapable local commercials featuring Sam Houston. The former Texas President/Governor is shown engaging in a varie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    NASA At 50 -- Five Of Their Weirdest Astronauts

    Today is NASA’s 50th anniversary. It is also almost 40 years since the organization’s signature acheivement, but hey, Kurt Cobain peaked early too. Almost 500 people have been trained as astronauts in NASA’s lifetime. And they haven’t all been the clean-cut, strong-jawed John Glenn types. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2008

    Crap, Did I Peak Too Early?

    So about a week ago, former Press columnist and Fatal Flying Guilloteens guitarist Brian McManus tipped me off about a band called Monotonix. "They're like the Israeli Gogol Bordello" were his exact words. Sounded pretty good to me. So we headed into deep east Austin to go catch 'em this afternoon ... More >>

  • Music

    April 12, 2007

    Chingo Bling: They Can't Deport Us All

    Vandalism, gunshots and hate mail mark a local entertainers transformation from comedian/rapper to rapper/activist

  • Music

    March 22, 2007

    Vanilla Ice

    The rapper turns children's show star -- maybe

  • Home Entertainment

    November 23, 2006
  • Film

    November 2, 2006

    On the Road

    Sacha Baron Cohen's howlingly funny mockumentary goes looking for America

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Hip-hop as She Is Rapped

    Translating the German Wikipedia entries of Houston's top MCs

  • Music

    October 6, 2005

    Vagina Music Roundup

    A scintillating survey

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    Riot Girl

    Kitchen-sink revolutionary M.I.A. has the beats to make you bang

  • Home Entertainment

    September 15, 2005
  • Film

    May 26, 2005

    Animal Crackers

    Plot-light Madagascar still manages clever gags for grown-ups

  • Film

    May 12, 2005

    Deaf, Not Dumb

    Pete Tong is a mockumentary that will make your heart dance

  • Music

    July 15, 2004

    On Da Lingo

    Tracing Houston roots in three omnipresent hip-hop terms