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    July 4, 2014

    Fifteen Best #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave Tweets

    A big part of the satisfaction we get from watching sports is about witnessing greatness, experiencing that jump to a higher place when we know we are watching something special. Tim Howard gave that to all of us here in America on Tuesday afternoon. In a 2-1 losing effort against Belgium, an effo ... More >>

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    April 8, 2014

    Revenge of the Music Nerds: Arcade Fire Wins

    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 >>

  • Film

    March 6, 2014

    Virtuosity Is Enough

    Grand Piano is all suspenseful invention.

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    November 15, 2013

    25 Ways to Know You Spend Too Much Time In Montrose

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: Aggies, Tigers, and Utes (Oh My!)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Video Girl: Can Bun B Please Be In More Movies?

    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 >>

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    March 8, 2013

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide for "Bros":
    Tim McGraw

    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."

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Comment of the Day: Montrose Redevelopment

    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 >>

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    February 3, 2012

    5 Things to Miss About Being a Classic Gamer

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    KAB Tha Don Knows Children's Movies

    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 >>

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    December 22, 2011
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    October 4, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Gene Simmons Is A Lucky Man -- Our Six Favorite Shannon Tweed VHS Covers (NSFW)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Kristen Powell of Simone on Sunset

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Walmart vs Best Buy: Rice Studies Why Walmart's Kicking Butt

    Best Buy might become the next Blockbuster, Rice researchers say​Walmart 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Sick: Snake Bitez and Twilight Sweethearts

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Your New Year's Weekend Sports-Viewing Guide

    ​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 >>

  • News

    December 24, 2009

    Year in Film: Rent a Wreck

    For a former video store giant, not such a blockbuster decade.

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Blockbuster Disses Houston As A Movie Location

    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 >>

  • News

    December 25, 2008

    Best Films of 2008

    Looking back at Che, The Dark Knight, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-E and many others, and looking ahead to 2009

  • Music

    December 6, 2007

    Crushing on Avril Lavigne

    Confessions of a closet Avril lover

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    November 29, 2007


    David Lynch wants your undivided attention, please

  • News

    November 23, 2006

    Turkeys of the Year

    The 2006 Collectors Edition

  • Home Entertainment

    March 23, 2006

    Sonic Bust

    Sega's Hedgehog goes back to the grind...yawn

  • Film

    March 9, 2006

    Oh, Grow Up

    Failure is McConaughey's perfect movie, and a pretty good one for us

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    A Crying Shame

    RIP, Cactus Music and Video

  • Calendar

    October 6, 2005

    Oh, the Horror!

    Kick off the fall season with a frightful film festival and some freaky props

  • News

    July 21, 2005

    Birthday Surprise

    Preservationists get help in the oddest way

  • News

    April 28, 2005

    Nailed by the Cops

    A fashionable burglar gets nabbed

  • Culture

    April 21, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    April 14, 2005

    Knotty Knickers

    The Underpants goes down in wild-and-crazy-guy style

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2005

    War Is Afoot

    "Eyes Wide Open" brings statistics to life

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Second Run

    Celebrating the overachieving, underhyped movies of 2004

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Culture

    May 1, 2003

    Of Boobs and Blood

    Troma's Lloyd Kaufman has guts, all over the floor

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    Far from Happy

    The year's best featured plenty of sad white guys

  • Calendar

    December 26, 2002

    That's a Rap

    D-Wreck crosses over to film

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best DVD Selection

    Cactus Music & Video

  • Culture

    February 28, 2002

    Small Screen, Big Step

    DEJ Productions tries to give "direct-to-video" a good name

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    RV Xmas

    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.

  • Film

    August 10, 2000

    Picking at Scabs

    Someone please find some substitute filmmakers for The Replacements

  • Music

    February 17, 2000

    Prog's New Face

    Deadwood Forest isn't your father's progressive rock band

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    December 30, 1999
  • Music

    November 18, 1999

    Viva Japanic!

    Local Music News

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    October 8, 1998
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    August 6, 1998
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    April 9, 1998
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    December 4, 1997
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    November 14, 1996
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    August 1, 1996
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    August 31, 1995
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