Will this winter ever end? All signs point to no. While Houston endures the harshest winter on record in a very long time, many of us will be stuck inside our homes, mindlessly playing music to entertain ourselves through the intense boredom. You may want to forget all the ice, sleet and finger-num ... More >>
Arnold returns - but do we still need him?
Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're already developing an exercise plan to help compensate for all the eating of feelings we'll be doing this fall. Because we try to be optimistic, but let's face it, it's football season and we are Houston. I'm not saying don't s ... More >>
A lament for lost carnage - and coherence.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is coming up quick on April 14, and the presenters for the event have been announced, except for one artist. Just who will speak about and induct Guns N' Roses? Who is even qualified? Rapper Chuck D will induct the Beastie Boys, while funnyman Ch ... More >>
This weekend marked the annual Houston Modern Market and Art Attack stopped by to take in the mod festivities. The Market overtook the Winter Street Studios and spread throughout the studios' two large floors. The setup was slightly confusing; most of the actual market was on the second floor, which ... More >>
Seventy years ago today, the Battle of Los Angeles occurred, a vicious fight that resulted in three civilian deaths. Haven't heard of it? We're not surprised. The U.S. government said what happened was nighttime antiaircraft crews protecting Los Angeles got nervous -- it was just two months after ... More >>
This week the Chinese community parties hard to celebrate its Lunar New Year. The Chinese New Year is spread out over a 15-day period and the Houston version is jam packed with traditional merriment. Two thousand twelve marks the year of the Dragon, which is said to be one of the most fortunate yea ... More >>
Who doesn't love a woman with an Uzi? Oh, right: the Palestinians.Steve Soderbergh, the director of Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Traffic, and The Limey has always had an experimental streak. This has come out particularly in recent years, with a remake of Solaris, something called The Girlfriend ... More >>
Brunette in 2012?Every year around this time, we go into New Year's Resolutions Mode, where we vow to lose that beer-belly, read more books, and hook up with at least one Kardashian. But Hair Balls is just regular folk, and no one's really interested in regular folk, which is why we're presen ... More >>
Looking back at the most popular posts this year on Art Attack is almost like looking back at the memes and pop culture memories that shaped 2011. A cultural zeitgeist, if you will. We'll always remember the time we found out Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn't the good guy action hero we grew up with, and ... More >>
Rocks Off likes to believe that Christmas is such a merry holiday, even some of Satan's most stalwart servants can't help but get into the act. Of course, it could be that heavy metal musicians record Christmas music for the same reason as Mariah Carey: Because there's a crapload of money to ... More >>
For the past few weeks, the music world has been firmly entrenched in Nirvana nostalgia. Hell, even Rocks Off took a crack at it, looking up all the expensive memorabilia on eBay related to the band. But in September 1991, another album hit the store shelves that had a lot of impact too, for better ... More >>
Enron honcho needs work.
The Spice Girls?It's old news now, but the repercussions from California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's admission that he fathered a child with his longtime housekeeper have only just begun. Soon-to-be ex-wife Maria Shriver has hired Hollywood divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, his [legally recog ... More >>
He's not called the Sex Cannon for nothingLet me preface what I'm about to say by saying that I like Rex Grossman. Kind of like pizza or midgets, he's always struck me as a clear "any time you add him to the current scenario, the atmosphere improves" kind of guy -- as long as the "current sc ... More >>
It's no secret that Arnold Schwarzenegger, the onetime Mr. Universe, former California governor, and action hero has found himself in the ultimate life pickle. A failed marriage and 10-year-old love child with a family maid are straining at the image that we all had of the gentle actor and (s ... More >>
Since 2002, Jon and Al Kaplan have been turning some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters in musicals. Their first effort was Silence of the Lambs, which has gone on to such great success than a new production of it opened last year in London. They're also on our list of golden boys because t ... More >>
Hero of the middle classLast night, a full house at Wortham Center applauded her criticisms of government and laughed at her self-deprecating humor. They loved her support of the middle class and her accusations that the media is failing to tell the right stories. Arianna Huffington was a hit.And ... More >>
Sébastien Barillot Austria is known for imports. Take, for example, ex-bodybuilder-now-governor-of-California Arnold Schwarzenegger, and now, trendy-up-and-comer (or perhaps used-to-be-trendy-but-now-standard) Grüner Veltliner. This white wine is Austria's much tastier answer to the Pinot G ... More >>
D&W Lounge takes the East End's sudden trendiness in working-class stride.
jessica.diamond We needed of a birthday cake quick but didn't know where to get it. So we turned to the Houston foodie community via Facebook and Twitter, and here were some of the suggestions that kept popping up. 1. Jodycakes By far the most mentioned was Jodycakes, who has a loyal fan ba ... More >>
Photos by Groovehouse Since we have long since moved into a digital age of music journalism, Aftermath now takes notes on his cellphone or loads his thoughts onto Twitter. Sifting through our pecking from last night's George Thorogood and the Destroyers show at the House of Blues, we noticed that ... More >>
You know awards season is in full swing when all the celebrities converge upon the Beverly Hilton to get drunk and act like receiving an award from the same organization that once honored Pia Zadora is something to be proud of.That's right, it was Golden Globes night last Sunday. And while the just ... More >>
Watch this Latino funnyman sound out his humor
Photos by Michael Becker/ Fox Front runner: Adam Lambert, American Idol's likely last man standing.Long before being voted in as California's current governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in a popular sci-fi action movie called Predator. The specifics of the plot aren't important, but the u ... More >>
Sci-fi remake misses the point, and that's a Klaatu barada no-no
Before Ahnold was a movie star, he was a, uh, movie star
Breathe easy, Simpsons fans
Jackie Chan takes a long trip without going anyplace new
Tackling the team spirit
Arnold's reprogrammed -- Terminator 3 isn't. But it is fun.
American Outlaws' parallel dimensions diminish Jesse James into a cuddly, goofy bore
The satirical Series 7 exposes the black heart of reality TV
In the rousing 6th Day, Arnold Schwarzenegger is not the only one who has been copied
Returning to the apocalyptic theme of T2, End of Days doesn't stand a chance in hell
Director Joel Schumacher, not Mr. Freeze, kills the Dark Knight
Arnold goes last-minute Christmas shopping, and he buys a turkey
Reitman delivers a bundle of joy with a familiar face
Cameron and Schwarzenegger take action movies in a new, and interesting, direction