Houston's Top 5 record stores.
As the singer, guitarist, and chief songwriter for the Hates -- Houston's most enduring punk rock band and a local institution -- Christian Kidd (nee' Christian Arnheiter, Christian Oppression, and Christian Anarchy) has seen a lot. And with the band nearing its 35th anniversary (with Kidd as the ... More >>
Breaking new ground in incoherence and stupidity.
The multifaceted show at the Menil, curated by Toby Kamps, offers an overabundance of riches.
Whether it's a coupon-clipping, back-to-nature guy escaping the rat race, or someone certain we're on the brink of war or a future in which Barack Obama has taken away our guns, preppers are ready. The rest of us, maybe not so much.
Kenneth FreemanRocks Off has become obsessed lately with finding playlists to celebrated some of the more obscure holidays on the calendar, and thankfully the United Nations is just great at providing those. Today is International Youth Day, a holiday that started in 2000 and is designed to b ... More >>
The health department slapped a few familiar names with code violations this week. From the city's website: Things got so bad at the Midtown Which Wich (510 Gray) that inspectors temporarily closed the place. "Potentially hazardous" food was not held at the correct temperature; food was being st ... More >>
Crystal Harris: Not older than Iron EagleYou know what is messed up and completely awesome? Hugh Hefner was 60 years old when his current fiancee, Crystal Harris, was born. Hef was hatched on April 9, 1926, and six decades and 20 days later his soon-to-be bride was born in Lake Havasu, Arizon ... More >>
The station set-up.I am a shift-worker. I spend half my life working 12 hours overnight, stuck staring at a bank of computer monitors near the top of a downtown office building. To most, the concept of working long hours and flipping constantly between day and night schedules sounds awful. It ... More >>
Houston's Daniel Shea thinks Joseph Ratzinger has a lot to answer for if he'd talk.
The 2010 Academy Award-nominated Shorts screen at the Angelika.
Like most years, 2009 wasn't hugely eventful for Houston as a movie town. There wasn't a big, locally filmed tentpole release like Armageddon, and most news revolved around the death of one of the city's biggest celebrities or, to a much lesser extent, the inaugural Cinema Arts Festival.Some movies ... More >>
When you think Houston, you definitely think "green." You think unabashed commitment to the environment. You think "The Portland of the South."At least you do, apparently, if you're Starwood Hotels, that branch of the Sheraton company.Starwood has announced they're opening a series of "green h ... More >>
Has it been good for Houston? A dozen local music figures sound off
In The World Without Us, author Alan Weisman asks a simple question: What would happen to the Earth if human beings were suddenly wiped out tomorrow? Not in some nuclear blast that would ravage the planet, but in some way (the how is unimportant) that removed us from the scene. The answers, and the ... More >>
Why Houston should want a nuclear power plant
Bill White hopes brains and big bucks will get him elected
Bill White steps into his own political spotlight
Gogol Bordello combines Balkan folk traditions with a theater of anarchy
Looking for food-related New Year's resolutions? Start by swearing off margarine.
There's a hole carved out of the earth 32 feet deep, 210 feet wide, and 400 feet long near the Texas-Mexico border.
DreamWorks's first film is a conventional tale of glam and guns
Gene Weaver always had a big idea. Selling snail dreams was to have been his last hurrah.