It's a toss-up whether actors or musicians will go to greater lengths to make rent, but some musicians have even found themselves so hard up they've been forced to take an acting gig. Such is the case with the haystack-sized Sleepy LaBeef, who in 1968's The Exotic Ones appeared as the "Swamp Monster ... More >>
Omelette Of all French dishes, the omelette is perhaps the most thoroughly representative. The French omelette is known far and wide, by reputation, at all events, and various are the parodies of the great French dish that are to be met with in the different corners of the world. In some places, om ... More >>
As mentioned in an earlier post, I recently returned from London, where I was celebrating the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens and stuffing my gob with vittles. Houston stole my heart with its diverse food scene, but London, despite being bloody expensive, still has a certain something, or, rather ... More >>
There are two reasons we think of Andy Williams fondly. First, there is the classic episode of The Simpsons when Bart, Milhouse, Nelson and Martin travel to Branson where they see Williams perform. A teary-eyed Nelson said, "I didn't think he'd do "Moon River," but then -- bam! -- second enco ... More >>
Wrapping up Houston's holiday shows.
Photos by Jason WolterGaslight Anthem Warehouse Live October 7, 2010 Quite a great deal of press - too much, really - has been given to the similarities between New Jersey's Gaslight Anthem and that other guy from the Garden State - Jon Bon J... er, Bruce Springsteen. Both Springsteen and GA ... More >>
If you hear a humming, Mark Twain's a-comingAs ordered in his will, the three-volume autobiography Mark Twain wrote as he was dying is being published 100 years after his 1910 death.First reports note that the book note that it includes talk of a "vibrating sex toy" his mistress gave him as a gif ... More >>
Who put eggnog in my whiskey?
The Alley presents a dark and moving Christmas Carol.
Opera in the Heights is presenting its final performance of Il Tabarro and Pagliacci this Saturday. The shows, by Giacomo Puccini and Giuseppe Adami respectively, premiered in the 1890s but still have a heck of a punch. Houston Press arts writer D. L. Groover said of the shows, "Puccini and Leonc ... More >>
www.uriah-heep.com Who 'Dat? The English-bred Uriah Heep sprung from the axis of Mick Box (guitar) and David Byron (vocals). The pair had worked together in both the Stalkers and Spice before hooking up with manager/molder Gerry Bron. A big Vanilla Fudge fan, Box wanted the band to have a prominent ... More >>
The old is great again at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston tonight
All Wrapped Up
They'd just as soon give us a miss.
Polanski's Oliver Twist misses the grit of Dickens's classic
Our critic weighs in on theater around town
Old Ebenezer shakes his chains again at the Alley Theatre
Get your jollies with Sadomasochistic Xmas
Stages Repertory Theatre debuts a small-town tale of redemption
Houston artists light up the Illumination Project 2004
Our critic weighs in on local theater
UT's Harry Ransom Center has it all
Some restaurants solve their staffing problems by poaching competitor's employees
The Hearst Corporation
Farrellys' Providence pits innocence with outrageous fun
Beautiful around the edges, Great Expectations is wispy at the core
Jane Eyre has everything it needs to succeed -- except life