One of Time magazine's Top 100 English-language novels of the last century, the late David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest is a gargantuan book. Its cutting, comedic views cover a broad swath of American life, but focus on family dysfunction, chemical dependency, depression, entertainment saturation ... More >>
Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, March 8
Spouses tempting fate by naming their new record Cheater's Game? Nah, just the "First Couple of Texas Country Music" rewarding fans with the couple's first-ever full-album collaboration, to go with any number of guest spots on each other' ... More >>
Here go hell come, SXSW has just released the first batch of names for the 2013 festival. I know, only a week after Fun Fun Fun Fest and a month since ACL. Did you see the FPSF blog from earlier today? Yeah, time is moving too fast.
The big names on the list so far include the Zombies, Alt-J, Akro ... More >>
A baby born after her mother died in a Texas Medical Center traffic accident is in critical condition, police say.
The Houston mom, 30, whose name was not released, was crossing the intersection of Main and Cambridge about 9:20 a.m. Tuesday when she was hit by a grey Acura MDX going north on Main.
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This week we turn our fact-finding spotlight on of the most successful cosmic rock bands of all time, Pink Floyd. The band is going through another period of rediscovery by fans young and old with a new set of remastered reissues, along with last year's extremely popula ... More >>
Kazan is gonna be pissed.Aggies may love their College Station, but the Daily Beast doesn't: The national Web site gives the city a "D" in its rankings of America's smartest college towns.
College Station, you're no Cambridge or Berkeley. On the bright side, you're not South Bend, either: Th ... More >>
A Very Irregular Head: The Life of Syd Barrett
By Rob Chapman
Da Capo Press, 480 pp., $28.
Even the casual Pink Floyd fan knows all there is to know about Syd Barrett, right? Manchild cult-figure forms the band, takes too much LSD, fries his brain out, is left to drift away, then spends near ... More >>
Hero of the middle class‚ÄčLast night, a full house at Wortham Center applauded her criticisms of government and laughed at her self-deprecating humor. They loved her support of the middle class and her accusations that the media is failing to tell the right stories. Arianna Huffington was a hit.And ... More >>
‚ÄčIf you've been listening to Rush, Glenn Beck or Sean Hannity, you know that President Obama has called every single police officer in the nation "stupid," and that he has absolutely no respect for them.It's not because he's black, it's because....he's not Republican?We're not sure. Sometime it's ... More >>
Photo courtesy 95thbg.orgClyde
Gilmore flew 21 combat missions as a radio gunner in World War II.
During one, his plane lost two engines over the target and crash-landed
in Brussels. The army sent a B-24 to pick him up.
Gilmore and other members of his 95th Bomb Group, time between missio ... More >>