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  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    ¡Viva Monterrey! Exploring Mexico's Pa'l Norte Music Fest

    The 2014 Pa'l Norte Music Festival took place in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico over Halloween weekend, with headliners such as Los Tigres Del Norte, Snoop Dogg, Juanes, Foster the People, Molotov and more. Rocks Off's Marco Torres was on hand to capture the highlights. One of the joys of workin ... More >>

  • Film

    August 7, 2014
  • Film

    March 6, 2014
  • Film

    November 7, 2013


    Frederick Wiseman and At Berkley capture a country in crisis.

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Blues Control, Loretta Lynn, The xx, etc.

    Blues Control Mango's, February 8 Blues Control's Lea Cho and Russ Waterhouse make a tremendous clatter with keyboards, guitars and synths. The Queens, N.Y., duo started grabbing cool-kid support way before last year's Drag City effort Valley Tangents, which built on their already kaleidoscopic bod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Buffalo Bayou Gets Some National Love

    Who knew we in Houston were sitting on such a gold mine of urban planning? A lot of us, actually, especially the ones who take time out to enjoy Buffalo Bayou. Now that strip leading to downtown is getting some more of the recognition it deserves, as the American Planning Association has named it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Hearing Garth Brooks' No Fences for the Very First Time

    Twenty-two years ago this week, Garth Brooks' second album, No Fences entered the charts and made itself comfortable. It was a titanic, monumental record for country music, eventually going platinum 17 times over on its way to becoming a global smash. No Fences is often credited with ushering in a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Americana Music Association Nominates Robert Ellis As Emerging Artist Of The Year

    Houston's own globe-trekking Robert Ellis received an Emerging Artist of the Year nomination from the Americana Music Association Thursday afternoon. The ceremony was officiated by actor and musician John C. Reilly, and featured performances by Ellis and a few other big names like Lucinda Williams a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Patios

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. Nope, Ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Taking Apart Yesterday's Facebook Music Screed

    ​Yesterday, about a half-dozen of my Facebook friends forwarded a gloom-and-doom listicle from a site called Buzzfeed entitled "12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music." Now up to over one million hits, the doom-and-gloom piece is subtitled "This is the saddest thing you'll read a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    The Worst Concert Rip-Offs We've Ever Seen​On this day in 1978, the rapidly disintegrating Sex Pistols finally fell apart for good. Conveniently enough, they did it onstage at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, on the final night of the ill-fated U.S. tour that also lurched its way through San Antoni ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 19, 2009

    I Hate Hamlet

    Web exclusive!

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2009

    At Home at the Zoo

    UH mounts Edward Albee’s prequel to The Zoo Story

  • Film

    November 29, 2007


    Fairy-tale land and the real world collide to no good end in Enchanted

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2007

    Get Lit: Making Records: The Scenes Behind the Music, by Phil Ramone

    He’s not the long-lost brother of Joey and Dee Dee, and his name is known mostly to liner-note scourers, but Phil Ramone’s nearly 50 years behind the studio glass have given him a window on the recording techniques and temperaments of some of music’s biggest names. The 14-time Grammy winner ... More >>

  • Film

    September 13, 2007

    The Brave One

    Leaping thugs in a single bound, our Brave leading lady takes back the night

  • Film

    July 12, 2007


    Joshua gets it: Your kid is a monster

  • Home Entertainment

    January 19, 2006

    Monkey Shines

    Peter Jackson's King Kong earns its crown

  • Film

    December 15, 2005

    Monkey Business

    Peter Jackson spares no expense for a Kong that's just too long

  • Home Entertainment

    September 29, 2005
  • Film

    June 2, 2005

    Broke, But Not Broken

    With Cinderella Man, Ron Howard finally scores a knockout

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Grass Routes

    Spread your blanket and relax at these eight picnic spots

  • Film

    October 28, 2004

    Icky, Icky, Icky

    Nicole Kidman falls in love with a ten-year-old boy -- sorry, her dead husband

  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    Body Rock the Vote

    Berliner Paul van Dyk tests the politics of the American dance floor

  • Culture

    December 18, 2003

    Dream Team

    Two lonely souls connect -- if only for a moment -- in Laughing Wild

  • News

    September 4, 2003
  • News

    September 4, 2003

    Chop Talk

    Houston remains embroiled in what to do about Memorial Park

  • Calendar

    April 10, 2003
  • Film

    December 12, 2002

    Jenny from the Crock

    Don't be fooled by the rocks that she's got, J.Lo's just a Maid in Manhattan

  • Culture

    September 27, 2001

    Law & Disorder

    As one of TV's best and best-loved series launches a new spin-off, its creator grapples with the aftershocks of terror

  • Culture

    May 24, 2001

    Look Ahead

    D.A. Pennebaker doesn't make history, but he's captured so much of it

  • Culture

    May 25, 2000

    Inside the Soap Box

    Michael Moore gets out of his La-Z-Boy to find The Awful Truth

  • News

    January 13, 2000

    Real Life

    Y2Krazy. Why would anyone intentionally fly on January 1, 2000? Read on.

  • Film

    December 16, 1999


    Stuart Little's thick sugar coating is fine for kids. All others, beware.

  • Music

    October 21, 1999

    Love Supreme

    Husband-and-wife R&B team are back in H-town

  • Music

    September 16, 1999

    Grand Pops

    Bob Dylan and Paul Simon tour together

  • Film

    September 16, 1999

    Solid Delivery

    Costner scores by striking out the schmaltz

  • Film

    April 8, 1999


    Steve Martin misses the spark in this remake

  • Dining

    July 16, 1998
  • Film

    August 21, 1997

    Peace and Lite

    In Box of Moonlight, John Turturro finds himself ... in a too-precious movie

  • Film

    January 30, 1997
  • Calendar

    June 22, 1995
  • Culture

    April 6, 1995

    A Sound of Hovering Wings

    Angels in America arrives buoyed by hype, but rises on its own power

  • Film

    March 30, 1995
  • Culture

    July 21, 1994

    Screwball Comedy

    A Comedy of Errors for the television age

  • Culture

    May 26, 1994

    Made in Houston

    Hometown stages feature more than one sort of menagerie

  • News

    February 3, 1994

    Coming Out Aloft

    A new Houston skydiving team finds liberation in free-fall

  • Calendar

    December 9, 1993
  • Calendar

    December 2, 1993
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