• Film

    December 12, 2013

    Walt’s Revenge

    Saving Mr. Banks mansplains, Disney-style.

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    HISD Dumps 20 Magnet School Programs, Saying They Just Didn't Measure Up

    Houston ISD, the district that years ago was a leader in the country in using magnet schools to desegregate its campuses, announced Thursday it will close 20 of its 115 magnet programs - saying that not enough kids from outside their zoned neighborhoods are going to these particular schools. Here' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    So Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne Are Engaged: How Should You Feel?

    So the lead singer of Nickelback and a punk-lite pop-star from the early '00s walk into a bar... Stop me if you have heard this one before. You won't, because you haven't, because no one expected that Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne would ever get married in a million years. Nevermind it's 2012, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    East Texas Army Couple Victimized By Brazen Meth Freaks

    Just before 10 a.m. yesterday, Army wife Holly Burbank got a shocking phone call. No, thankfully, it had nothing to do with her husband Sam -- he is now safely back in Texas after a tour of duty in Iraq. According to the Montgomery County Police Reporter, this call came from one of her relatives i ... More >>

  • News

    January 26, 2012

    Tea Party Princess

    Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    HISD Awards $35 Million to Schools for Student Achievements

    The Houston Independent School District on Tuesday handed out awards to teachers for student high scores on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test. The ASPIRE Award program is part of an ongoing effort to reward teachers for the success of their students. According to an HISD pres ... More >>

  • Film

    April 28, 2011

    Formal Disaster

    As if experiencing your own wasn't bad enough, Prom.

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    HISD: Terry Grier -- Budget Crisis Detailed, 25 Magnets Proposed To Be Slashed

    Terry Grier proposed some controversial changes to HISD last night.​The Houston school district suggested sweeping changes to nearly every detail of its infrastructure last night in light of the budget crisis it faces, from cutting down the number of crossing guards that lead children to schoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    HISD's (Last?) Big Performance Bonus: $42 Million

    Bonus time at HISD​The Houston school district will hand out more than $42 million in performance bonuses tomorrow, in what may be the last big-time gasp of the district's ASPIRE program for a while. HISD says 1,82816,527 employees earned bonuses ranging from $100 to $15,530 as part of the $4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    NFL -- Bob McNair's Delusion, Twitter Madness And The Weekend's Best Bets

    Orange slices for the Texans!​"I wanted the team to know not only how close we think they are but how close our competitors think they are to being an outstanding team." -- Texans owner Bob McNair, presumably not being held at gunpoint nor under the influence of any drugs or alcohol What Bob ... More >>

  • Film

    March 4, 2010

    Alice in Chains

    Tim Burton's Wonderland is not nearly curiouser and curiouser enough.

  • Film

    February 25, 2010

    Alice in Chains

    Tim Burton's Wonderland is not nearly curiouser and curiouser enough.

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    The End Is Near for Conan O'Brien

    ​I can't believe it's come to this. As most people know by now, Conan O'Brien will be exiting The Tonight Show, likely after Friday's show. It's a bitter end to his truncated run on the show, and the real hell is how easily it could have been avoided if things had just played out the way peop ... More >>

  • News

    December 24, 2009

    Year in Film: Director of the Decade

    Clint Eastwood talks straight about his prolific career.

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    120 HISD Schools To Open Tuesday -- UPDATED

    The Houston school district has announced that 120 schools will be open for students on Tuesday. Other schools will be added Thursday, officials said. Some other schools might need generators or portable buildings. No school was damaged so severely that massive repairs are needed, officials said. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008

    Rock the Bayou Preview: Bret Michaels Talks About Wrecking His Ferrari, C.C. DeVille, the "Bang Bus" and More

    Anyone who’s been paying attention may have picked up on this, but we’re kinda big fans of glam-metal bad-asses Poison. Ever since we were kids, we’ve dreamed of being on tour with them. Imagine Thor standing atop of gigantic mountain of beautiful betties he’s just bedded, rocking out on a s ... More >>

  • Film

    February 21, 2008
  • News

    December 27, 2007

    The Year In Film

    Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more

  • Film

    September 7, 2006


    Showbiz noir investigates TV Superman's real-life tragedy

  • Film

    July 8, 2004

    Serenade in the Sand

    Dromedaries bond over string music in a refreshing new docudrama

  • Film

    November 6, 2003

    Silly Humans, The Matrix Is for Kids!

    Revolutions runs a playful joyride through a nifty vision of hell

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    A Deadly Passion

    Sandra Orellana became known as the woman who had sex on a hotel balcony and fell to her death. Her family says that's a lie- she was murdered by her boss.

  • News

    June 19, 1997
  • Music

    December 12, 1996

    Decay Becomes Him

    Ex-Chili Pepper John Frusciante sleepwalks through a rock and roll nightmare

  • Music

    April 20, 1995
  • Music

    December 8, 1994

    MC 900 Ft Jesus Brings the Noise

    A new label allows Dallas' Mark Griffin to expand his quirky vision