One of my favorite things about looking back on the past is how things that were perhaps state-of-the-art at the time are now so cheesy and dated removed from their original contexts. It should probably come as no surprise that I'm a massive fan of the slasher genre, especially the later films in th ... More >>
We've been hearing for years that rock music makes us bad people. We've heard it from our parents, from teachers, from those goody-goody kids at school. AC/DC has probably written at least 100 songs about the subject. But what if I told you that scientists in the Netherlands have proved definitively ... More >>
Photos by Matthew DresdenBBQ Duck TamaleAfter sitting down for a lengthy and fascinating conversation (recounted in parts one and two), Chef Birdwell brought out a few of the dishes on TQLA's recently revised menu. We began with the barbecue duck tamale, made with achiote masa and cascabel b ... More >>
Photo by Matthew DresdenChef Tommy Birdwell in the kitchen at TQLAIn part one of our conversation with Chef Tommy Birdwell of TQLA, we covered his early career and his vision for TQLA. Today, we'll discuss Chef Birdwell's work on the Pappasito's menu, writing a cookbook with Stephan Pyles, an ... More >>
All things must pass, but Dallas can't be missedWe're currently reading the second volume of the voluminous diaries of Monty Python's Michael Palin, a good potato chip read that, in this case, covers the 1980s. Among the things we learned: former Beatle George Harrison, he of the mystical in ... More >>
J.R.: Great Texan? Or *greatest* Texan?Twenty years (!) after the original series ended, J.R. Ewing and company are set to return to the small screen...temporarily, at least. Larry Hagman (J.R.), Linda Gray (Sue Ellen) and Patrick Duffy (Bobby) are reportedly going to appear in the pilot for ... More >>
City is ready for another honky-tonk close-up.
Inception is getting good reviews as a dream-based thriller, but there are plenty of examples of perfectly good movies or shows being ruined, or at least temporarily harmed, by dream sequences.Among them:1. The Sopranos with that damn Kevin Finnerty Tony gets shot and then the wheels come off. We g ... More >>
Blockbuster has put out an interactive "Road Trip" map for the summer, listing locations where great movies have been shot.Sixteen of the listed films are in Texas. The number of those shot in Houston? Zero.Included are Bonnie & Clyde (Dallas) and Dazed and Confused (Austin), but even the TV sho ... More >>
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Houston's John Kelley has pursued his dream of bringing the Olympics to Houston for years, despite all odds. Now he's official.