I guess city rivalries are a standard thing in almost every state of the U.S. I grew up in the Houston area, lived in Austin through most of the 1990′s, moved back to H-Town, and then recently back to Austin after living in Houston for many years. I like both cities a lot, for different reasons. ... More >>
As a professional food historian (I made this job up myself), I feel it is my duty to celebrate certain seminal events in the culinary world, and January 2014 marks an especially important anniversary. Eighty years ago this month, a modest food company and manufacturer debuted a canned soup featurin ... More >>
Worhals was fun while it lasted.
Five more awesome things to try.
Right now seems like it might be a good time to open a dance club in Houston, but not just any dance club. So call the brand-new Barbarella (2404 San Jacinto) a progressive dance club -- almost anything is better than "hipster dance club," right? Once the grandaddy of them all, Rich's unceremonious ... More >>
It is the most infamous rock documentary of all time that the fewest people have actually seen in its entirety -- and even then mostly through third-generation VHS dubs or grainy DVDs. And its legend has only grown over the ensuing decades, as has its subjects, the Rolling Stones. The film is Cocks ... More >>
Last week back in 1957, the most famous rock club in England opened in Liverpool. There was absolutely no rock and roll on the bill that night. The Cavern Club was originally opened to mimic the cellar jazz bars that owner Alan Synter visited in Paris. There was a strict jazz-only policy in place ... More >>
This week's feature, "Playing for Keeps," takes a look at the resurgence of the vinyl record. When you think about it, vinyl is probably the most enduring musical format in the history of home audio. How many people's record collections were started with hand-me-downs from their parents? But it's n ... More >>
Facsimile Mark Rothko paintings — not dialogue — pulse with life at the Alley.
Part of a storied singer-songwriter scene, former Houstonians Gurf Morlix and Blaze Foley were living in Montrose during the Urban Cowboy craze but were not impressed. In fact, according to Morlix, they worked so much they "hardly ever had a night off, and if we did we certainly weren't going to dri ... More >>
You can skip the Beer Can HouseSo, you've made it to town for the Final Four and you are shocked to find out there are no tumbleweeds, we all aren't walking around in 10-gallon hats and the area surrounding downtown and the medical center is not filled with strip malls and urban decay. Welcom ... More >>
Hands down, above all of these following music documentaries, Craig's Hlist's two favorite of all-time are The Decline of Western Civilization Part 2: The Metal Years, and The Beatles Anthology. We can watch both on repeat for days and not complain. That will probably all change once we see ... More >>
Patti Smith's new book makes good on her 20-year-old promise to Robert Mapplethorpe.
Richard Linklater's Orson Welles puts on quite a show.
A Chinese factory reborn as condo heaven in 24 City.
An early example of rock art... We're back to reveal the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the cappo di tutti cappi of classic-rock band logos evah! And when we say "greatest," we look for a combination of things including memorability, longevity, graphic design, influence and appearances. ... More >>
Native Houstonian creates Web site for boomer music fans
Touring bands sound off on Houston
Finesilver Gallery goes voyeuristic -- in purses and bathrooms
A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions
Justin Moyer, Edie Sedgwick and Supersystem's Justin Destroyer are all the same person -- sort of
Blaffer Gallery presents a retrospective of UH's most prolific art collective
Jim Jarmusch serves the perfect blend: Coffee and Cigarettes
Francesca Fuchs paints striking portraits, drawing upon photos of her subjects
William Pope.L shoves controversial ideas into the limelight
The right pals send a photographer down the right path
Mary McBride makes the transition from aspiring playwright to alt-country songstress
For years, Fletch was out of print. Now, his father explains why.
The eclectic New York space lends a strange sampling to New Gallery
An almost famous icon gets its own gallery space
Bandits holds out for a hero and gets two: Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton
Sushi via the U.S. mail? Velveeta boxes affixed with stamps? To Beth Jacobs, it's all art.
A film about a pioneer in homoerotica features hefty bods but thin characters
Former fans uncertain of the new direction for a dynamic director
April 22-28, 1999
Dominique de Menil did what she pleased. Thank God.
A quartet of current exhibits show art can be fun and challenging
What becomes a legend most? HGO's Opera Studio tries to find out.
As Richard Misrach knows, even the horrid can look gorgeous
Larry Clark's Kids is an unsettling exercise in cheap sensationalism
Two offbeat films chronicle three offbeat young women's struggles
The Art Guys prove naturals at acting dumb