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  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Mexican Music Is Violent. So What?

    America's liberal class and MSMers are abuzz right now over Narco Cultura, a documentary about Mexico's horrific drug war and the musical movement that has risen around it. These libs (and more than a few conservatives) are telling each other and the two Mexicans they know about how Mexican music no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Observing Knockers While Knocking Back Beer at Twin Peaks

    Changing into a push-up bra before I left my apartment that night was my first mistake. Ordering beer instead of liquor was my second. I was presented with the opportunity to make a third mistake with the amiable gentleman who sat down next to me at the bar, but thankfully my faculties were still mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Five Pop-Culture Places You Wouldn't Expect to See Foreigner

    Did you know last week was Foreigner singer Lou Gramm's birthday? Well, it was on May 2, when he turned 63. So what better way to (belatedly) honor him than to look back at some of the strangest places Gramm has managed to promote his musical career? Yes, Foreigner is a ubiquitous band. The use of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Fitz Navidad's Bands Lay Out Their Favorite Christmas Tunes

    Thursday night, a heavenly host of Houston's brightest and best musicians will spend a night playing Christmas music to celebrate the holiday season at Fitzgerald's. We decided to catch up with some of the musicians and find out what their favorite Christmas songs are, and why? Austin Smith (A Sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    Exterminate: 5 Songs For the Daleks

    Note to my fellow Whovians: This is being written in the past, so I have no idea how much then-me will have enjoyed the first episode of the season (now). If you want to read what I will have thought you can see that at this link, but please pop back over here and let then me know in the comments wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    And Now, the Least Anticipated Movies of Fall/Winter 2011

    ​Pop Rocks will return Thursday. The fall/winter movie season kicked off last weekend as Contagion dominated the box office (the highly touted Warrior, not so much). I've already covered, in some depth, those releases coming up in the remainder of 2011 that might merit a closer look. We learn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    The Top 15 Cartoon Bands (Sorry, Gorillaz)

    ​Gorillaz makes a stop in Houston tonight (Toyota Center, 7:30 p.m.) on their "Escape to Plastic Beach" world tour. Damon Albarn's "virtual band" is by now far better-known on this side of the pond than his original group, Blur, and is as famous for its inventive music videos as for the songs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    Win A Wolfman DVD, If You Dare

    Horror -- it's yours for free​Hollywood, believe it or not, is absolutely eager to bring back the classic horror film. Movies like Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula -- they're all in the pipeline, which of course doesn't guarantee anything.But much depended on Wolfman.Not-so-fresh off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Monkeys Eating Jell-O: The 5 Cutest Animal Mealtime Videos

    Tooling around on the Internet the other day as we are wont to do when there's nothing on TV and it's horribly drizzly outside, we stumbled across something that brightened our entire day (granted, that's pretty easy to do -- we're easily amused here at Eating Our Words): Monkeys. Eating. Jell-O. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    It's A Good Time To Be Apartment-Hunting In Houston

    It's a great time to be looking for an apartment in Houston, assuming you have the money to do so.O'Connor & Associates reports that vacancies are up and rents are down across Houston. November "marked the fourteenth consecutive for declining occupancy, while rents on both a per unit and per squ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Anjelah Johnson's Houston Special Airs Tonight

    ​Stand-up comic and actress Anjelah Johnson came through Houston last summer to tape her first special for Comedy Central. Hair Balls spoke with Johnson, a former NFL cheerleader, who appears in the just-released film Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and will soon be seen in the upcoming Ou ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 31, 2008

    Flight of the Stone

    A rock’s trip around the world

  • Music

    May 31, 2007

    Rock and Roll Autobiographies

    Stars' tell-all stories

  • Culture

    January 4, 2007

    Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Culture

    November 9, 2006

    Swiss Miss

    The CAMH showcases the lush video works of Pipilotti Rist

  • Music

    December 2, 2004

    Get Back, Honky Cat

    Barry Manilow whites the songs. Is that so wrong?

  • Music

    May 24, 2001

    A KIKK in the Pants

    The new "Houston's Country Alternative" has got 'em waiting, worried at KPFT

  • News

    March 18, 1999

    Chucking It All

    Bryn Tustin was an electrician from New Jersey who became a punk-music DJ in Houston, opened a record store and remade himself into Chuck Roast.