This is the second part of a three-part Chef Chat series. You can read Part 1 here and Part 3 in this same space Friday. Yesterday, we chatted with chef and owner Philippe Verpiand of Etoile about growing up in Provence in a family of butchers, going to culinary school as a teenager, and competing ... More >>
Many performers are referred to, or refer to themselves as "divas." This happens especially when the performer in question has thrown a tantrum for little or no reason. You see, "diva" is actually French for "spoiled pain in the ass." A fine recent example comes from right here in Houston: Th ... More >>
Up & Down: Life in an elevatorScreenwriter/producer Johnette Duff has been dreaming about the premiere of her new film Up & Down -- literally."I dreamt that nobody woke me up in time for the premiere and so I got there late," she laughingly tells Hair Balls. "Then there were all these sce ... More >>
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The Houston Press honors three local arts groups on the city's cutting edge.
Chanel hagiography is so last season.
Papa Coppola returns, successfully, to the clan in Tetro.
The Average Giuseppes of organized crime
Looking back at Che, The Dark Knight, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-E and many others, and looking ahead to 2009
The World Is a Stage
Go Ahead, Make Her Day
Adap nails the bleak before succumbing to the sap
The Islamic revolution, and puberty, through the 2D eyes of Marjane Satrapi
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
Stick it to The Man and avoid this slipshod, ugly mess
You have no idea what you're in for with Oldboy...but you'll learn
Houston's Neutral Sisters look white, sing black and move to a reggae rhythm
Troma's Lloyd Kaufman has guts, all over the floor
At long last, the Godfather's son makes his first film, and it was not easy
Why the best teen movie of the year, based on a beloved novel, won't be in theaters
Nurse Betty explores our national ennui and insanity through the fantasies of its lead characters
In its 33rd year -- or is it the 22nd? the Houston International Film Festival still barely registers with the people it's suppose to serve
Moviegoers may find both their Sixth Happiness and Seventh Heaven in these 40 featured indie films
Nil by Mouth is so gritty, it verges on the unwatchable
Kiss or Kill offers an Aussie take on Bonnie and Clyde
Mrs. Brown fails to interest us in Queen Victoria's grief
Atom Egoyan, Canada's poet laureate of cinematic gloom, courts mainstream popularity
Quentin Tarantino talks his sophomore film into an early grave