Arcade Fire's William Butler admits he still gets homesick for Texas. Even the weather...up to a point. "I miss how green everything was all the time always," he says of his youth in The Woodlands from his current home in Montreal. "You'd come home in December and the lawns would still be green, an ... More >>
Grand Piano is all suspenseful invention.
Rocks Off loves Houston's adorably scruffy, formerly sketchy hipster 'hood long ago known as "Neartown," but sometimes you have to go beyond Allen Parkway or 59. We asked a few of our writers exactly when they know that. You envy the comparatively walkable sidewalks of Fallujah. You have five dif ... More >>
Before we get to this week's best bets (or, as they're back to being called after last week's 2-3-1 week, this week's "best bets to fade Sean"), a moment of silence for Blockbuster Video's retail store. DISH Corporation, the owner of the Blockbuster brand, announced that it's shutting down its rema ... More >>
Saturday nights at the Caldwell residence usually revolve around people being asleep or watching TV until ungodly hours of the morning. It's a routine, there's levels to it, and if we're not talking about watching SportsCenter past 1 a.m., we're talking about watching whatever is on Netflix. Take t ... More >>
The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium. Date: March 8 Name: Tim McGraw AKA: "Mr. Faith Hill."
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>
This is not a lament for the old days, Okay? We're very grateful for the endlessly forward march of video game progress, and if anyone tries to tell you that the classic era was superior, then beat them in the face with a Jaguar controller until it breaks. The modern world has full-motion capture co ... More >>
Tonight, KAB tha Don, monsterly dignitary, will host a mixer celebrating the release of his first proper mixtape, Bully On The Beat, at SF2 North (215 W. Greens Rd). Now, KAB is nothing short of a Houston Press fan favorite. He is big and mean and, should he choose to be, hyperintimidating. His men ... More >>
On behalf of all of us here at Art Attack, I'd like to congratulate Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed on the joyous occasion of their marriage. The pair lived together, "happily unmarried," for 28 years before finally deciding to take the plunge. I have no idea what prompted them to tie the knot (I'm ... More >>
Yesterday, we caught of up with Kristen Powell, the chef/owner of Simone on Sunset. We discussed her new place and the difficulties of starting a business. Today, we'll focus on the food and wine. EOW: This is a wine place -- are you good at pairing wines with foods? KP: I'd like to think ... More >>
Best Buy might become the next Blockbuster, Rice researchers sayWalmart is going to kick Best Buy's ass this holiday shopping season, and researchers at Rice say they know why. And the stunning answer is.....prices. Though they maintained equivalent levels of overall customer satisfaction ( ... More >>
When did pop culture become sick culture? No wonder kids are so messed up. I recently spotted two different odd-looking candies at Blockbuster and had to buy them: a Snake Bitez Gummi Snake, basically three feet of sugar and gelatin, and The Twilight Saga: New Moon Sweethearts, heart-shaped c ... More >>
So you stayed up a bit late last night doing the whole celebrating the New Year thing. Now your head's aching, the room's spinning, and you just want to flop on the couch and watch some sports. But you don't want to have to think about what sports to watch. That's where I come in. Here's a little ... More >>
For a former video store giant, not such a blockbuster decade.
Blockbuster has put out an interactive "Road Trip" map for the summer, listing locations where great movies have been shot.Sixteen of the listed films are in Texas. The number of those shot in Houston? Zero.Included are Bonnie & Clyde (Dallas) and Dazed and Confused (Austin), but even the TV sho ... More >>
Looking back at Che, The Dark Knight, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-E and many others, and looking ahead to 2009
Confessions of a closet Avril lover
David Lynch wants your undivided attention, please
The 2006 Collectors Edition
Sega's Hedgehog goes back to the grind...yawn
Failure is McConaughey's perfect movie, and a pretty good one for us
RIP, Cactus Music and Video
Kick off the fall season with a frightful film festival and some freaky props
Preservationists get help in the oddest way
A fashionable burglar gets nabbed
Our critics weigh in on local theater
The Underpants goes down in wild-and-crazy-guy style
"Eyes Wide Open" brings statistics to life
Celebrating the overachieving, underhyped movies of 2004
Troma's Lloyd Kaufman has guts, all over the floor
The year's best featured plenty of sad white guys
D-Wreck crosses over to film
Cactus Music & Video
DEJ Productions tries to give "direct-to-video" a good name
In which our intrepid reporter goes searching for the heart of America on a trailer pad. And finds disappointment, isolation, kindness and a great way to cook himself a turkey.
Someone please find some substitute filmmakers for The Replacements
Can't We All Just Get Along?
Deadwood Forest isn't your father's progressive rock band
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