When it comes to the standings, Major League Baseball (or any team sport, for that matter) is a zero sum game. One team wins, one team loses, and in baseball, by the time August rolls around, from a business standpoint, you just hope that the teams that lose regularly are in cities where the fans ... More >>
Snow Tha Product Warehouse Live 2/27/14 Thursday night at Warehouse Live, I met Claudia Feliciano, a short, soft-spoken, wide-eyed Latina with a timid laugh. "Houston is one of the cities where I get the most nervous at, the others being Atlanta and New York City" she said while searching for an iP ... More >>
There was a time when the avenue to virtually every vocation in sports or in media was a cookie cutter, a very fixed blueprint. If you wanted to become a journalist, you majored in journalism, worked at a small newspaper, worked at a bigger newspaper, before finally hitting it big in a major marke ... More >>
From politics to sports to education and food, the Texas gobblers provided pure gravy.
"Be memorable." Back in the day, we had a sign on the door of our studio and that was all that it said, but in a radio/television/print/web world cluttered with thousands of sources for content, and with only 24 hours in a day to consume just a fraction of them, those were, to me at least, words to ... More >>
The last few weeks, Internet rumors about Florence Welch being cast in the newest Star Wars film have exploded like the Death Star. The film is in its earliest creative stages, and won't have geeks lining up at theaters until 2015. Still, it's natural to start getting itchier than Chewbacca's flea-c ... More >>
Assessing all their strengths and weaknesses, we could be looking at a repeat or better.
A new minor league baseball team, a new amusement park, the urban wilderness of Buffalo Bayou, food, concerts and plays — Houston, prepare to get your summer on.
Today is Star Wars Day, or "May the 4th be with you." Something less than a national holiday but more than a horrific pun, it's evidence that we still very much live in a Star Wars world 35 years after the movie was released, as well as that once the Internet gets ahold of an idea, the rest of us mi ... More >>
What's the greatest science fiction film of all time? If you didn't just go, "Oh, Blade Runner," I want you now to imagine me shooting you the bird as I walk away. As I was re-watching it for the ump-teenth time the other afternoon, I couldn't help but get hungry when Deckard was eating at the noo ... More >>
David Fincher's adaptation of Stieg Larsson's gazillion-selling The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo opens today. I'll have a review up tomorrow, which will likely have no effect on the reportedly large numbers of women planning to avoid the film entirely. Says another marketing exec, "Hyper-realisti ... More >>
Did not make the cut.In my review of The Hangover Part II, I made a comment about the seeming preponderance of male genitalia on the big screen lately. The phenomenon has been limited primarily to comedies because, let's face it, penises are pretty damn funny looking. Judging by that screeni ... More >>
Every winter brings the onslaught of family tension, shopping, and that most American of pastimes, the Christmas special. They're typically half an hour, though they can be longer, and they often take characters from an already-established world and run them through the gauntlet of festivities surro ... More >>
Last Sunday's WrestleMania promised to bring the faithful to Houston, and in that regard at least, it didn't disappoint (unless by "faithful" you were expecting personages of some religious significance, in which case you'd certainly be a little disappointed). Let's take a look back at some of the m ... More >>
Ferrell, Reilly, McKay & Co. still don't wanna grow up. And thank God for that
A look inside his musical mind
"Beats of Basquiat"
Show 'em off at a midnight screening of Napoleon Dynamite
In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise.
Why Episode III isn't the movie it should have been
Drawing portraits and figures may be becoming fashionable again
Nick Nolte pulls off a twitchy Gallic heist
It's Star Wars, all right
The Star Wars saga builds its power on the Internet with the help of Houston-based Webmeisters