Houston Grand Opera gets off to a great start with the beginning of its epic march through Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung.
Photos by Jeff BalkeThe Houston Press is presenting a series of posts leading up to a feature story in the print edition of the 100 Things to Do in Houston Before You Die. Each blog post contains one of our top 10 bucket list items along with nine others in the top 100. To narrow our list, we chose ... More >>
Dark film is nothing to fear.
Resident Evil: Retribution director is now an industry titan.
Stampeding Providence, R.I. noise-rock duo Lightning Bolt, a two-piece as loud as it is heavy, destroys an otherwise quiet Monday night at Fitzgerald's behind its forthcoming Load Records release, Oblivion Hunter, which the label describes as "amped-up and free, with an ear on the railroad tracks to ... More >>
William Friedkin tells us why modern action films disappoint.
"Can I call myself a Remix King when nobody knows who the fuck I am?" --Purple Bastard Purple Bastard has a beard. Or maybe A Beard has a purple bastard? Not sure. No matter. It's not important. What is is that he stands out, even though it's the least overwhelming STANDS OUT of all. And that's ma ... More >>
Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: E.S.G., Marcus Manchild, Renzo, Kyle Hubbard, Purple Bastard, Preemo, Mic Skills, Mac, more. Not Invited: Michael Myers, becau ... More >>
What's the greatest science fiction film of all time? If you didn't just go, "Oh, Blade Runner," I want you now to imagine me shooting you the bird as I walk away. As I was re-watching it for the ump-teenth time the other afternoon, I couldn't help but get hungry when Deckard was eating at the noo ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseDef Leppard, Heart Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 23, 2011 Like so many of their 80s hard rock brethren, Def Leppard has always straddled the line between serious musical territory and the self-parody that threatens all bands associated with that era. On one ... More >>
Ryan Gosling at the wheel in this glossy, retro, heist-gone-bad.
Up against the wall, Arliss.Last weekend on [that show we won't name here because we've been writing way too much about it] there was a pretty shocking development: one of - if not *the*- main character of the series was killed off. Offing a beloved television figure isn't an uncommon tacti ... More >>
Blissing out on the 3-D, CGI'd, totally incomprehensible head trip of Tron: Legacy.
Now that the dust has cleared (and the blood has been spilled, thanks to a stabbing before the...Cowboys and Aliens panel) at Comic-Con, we can finally move forward, away from the overwrought announcements about the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Green Lantern (Ryan Reynolds is better ... More >>
It's NOT Donny Osmond!Holy flurking schnit! It's week eight of Dancing With the Stars, which for those who don't know is when the rubber made of stardust meets the road made of awesome and the car of dreams speeds off into, um, Kickassville. I'm just kidding; the show's still incredibly borin ... More >>
DAY 5 This new Idol concept - a lushly appointed "judges' mansion" where contestants on thin ice are forced to sing for their survival - was squandered, somewhat, by the producers. I mean, this was a two-hour show, and really, there was time to make it a bit wacky, with mock bits wherein Simon, Kara ... More >>
Dallas struggles with saggy drawers
MANUAL duo splits to show how they do it solo