Houston Grand Opera takes us on an amazing trip in presenting this opera left forgotten in Soviet archives.
As we roll up to the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, a lot of weird stuff keeps getting brought up and it seems like everything that was ever even slightly related to the president, Jackie, or his assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, is up on the auction block. The frenzy of merchandising and tra ... More >>
J. Lo's Marilyn Monroe moment may not have gone as well as she planned. You see, when Monroe sang the words "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" to John F. Kennedy, the controversy arose by murmurs of an affair. When J. Lo sang those words, scandal came by means of scathing headlines about human-rights ... More >>
The campaign to have Texas secede from the U.S. has been a long struggle with little to show for it so far beyond helping to torpedo Rick Perry's presidential hopes, and as it turned out Perry was entirely capable of doing that himself without any secessionist torpedoing. But now -- just as it seem ... More >>
The Russian artists of "Perestroika" turn the past into something new.
A young girl's strange, erotic journey from Milan to MinskIf there's one thing everyone knows about strippers, it's that they have the ability to change people's lives. And that magic is the basis for the indie film Meyerland, whose creators have been scouring Houston to find a young actress to p ... More >>
When I wrote about mustard recently, I got so many interesting recommendations that I went out and bought a bunch. Some of the tastiest mustards I tried were imported. Here are my current top five imported mustards: 5. Maille Dijon Originale (Canada) Good mustard seed, excellent vinegar, a ... More >>
Poet Valzhyna Mort is the first to verse in English and Belarusian in U.S.
On September 1, 1939, German forces invaded Poland. Soviet troops joined the attack (in adherence to the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact) on September 16, and by the first of October, the country was entirely in enemy hands, and World War II was well underway.Poland and its people have had enough problems, ... More >>
With the recent addition of Karachi, Pakistan, Houston now is a sister to 18 other cities around the world. Hair Balls is on the case - we studied all of them so you wouldn't have to. See the first half here.Sister: Luanda, AngolaHow we are sisterly: Houston's only African sister is yet another seap ... More >>
Hollywood plunders meaning from the Holocaust again
Track your true identity along a DNA trail left behind by your ancestors