Today is the birthday of one Erle Stanley Gardner, with whose name you may or may not be all that familiar. Undoubtedly you know his most famous creation, defense attorney Perry Mason, star of prose, radio, and screen. Gardner was suspended from law school because he spent all his time boxing, but ... More >>
retelling the stories of better movies.
Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash is heading back to Houston and the House of Blues on September 9 with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, plus extra-special beautiful openers Foxy Shazam. Mr. Saul Hudson was last in town opening for Ozzy Osbourne at Toyota Center in January 2011. That night w ... More >>
W. Axl Rose, born William Bruce Rose, Jr., turns 50 today, shimmying and snake-dancing into this world on February 6, 1962. It's been a fun -- and rocky -- past 25 years with the man, full of great music, great fights, and great fashion choices, and that ever-present squeal. Rose isn't the only th ... More >>
Two decades after the severed ear of Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino serves up Hitler's head on a plate.
Photo by Andreas BondingEvery time us Yanks think we've got the market cornered on strangeness, along come those darn Europeans to show us how much we still have to learn. It's most entertaining when they do it by re-interpreting classic American concepts such as gangsters, country music and punk ro ... More >>
Chuck Prophet Continental Club January 23, 2008 Better Than: Doing your homework and going to bed early. Download: “You Could Make a Doubter Out of Jesus” is Prophet at his most intense and lyrical. Chuck Prophet is a wizard, and every wizard needs a special hat. As the edgy San Franciscan to ... More >>
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Two fantastic Shakespeare productions come to Miller Outdoor Theatre
With Snatch, director Guy Ritchie desperately wants to be the Tarantino of the Thames
Houston's top cop has been a pleasant surprise to the city's black community. But in his own department, it's a different story.