Dungeons & Dragons

  • Culture

    June 12, 2014
  • Film

    December 12, 2013

    The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Is Everything the Last One Wasn't

    This Hobbit dwarfs its sleepy-eyed predecessor.

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Happy Birthday, Richard Garfield! A Magic: The Gathering Playlist

    Today I'd like to say happy 50th birthday to the man that made my teenage years so thoroughly enjoyable. Richard Garfield is the man behind the combat collectible card game Magic: The Gathering, and it would not be remiss to say I was completely obsessed with it. The direct descendant of President ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Friday Night: Linus Pauling Quartet at Fitzgerald's

    Linus Pauling Quartet, Modfag, From Beyond, Hearts of Animals Fitzgerald's June 22, 2012 Local long-running psych-rockers Linus Pauling Quartet have got a new album for us to inhale, and on Friday night, the city took its first rip. The performance was the first of three pre-release shows across th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Linus Pauling Quartet Plans Summer Campaign Of Stoner D&D Metal

    Five years sounds like a long time unless you're one of Texas' most nefarious stoner-rock merchants. In that case, sometimes one song can feel like five years. Really, it's hard to believe that much time has gone by since Houston (mostly) five-piece Linus Pauling Quartet's last new album, 2007's Al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    In Prog We Trust: Five Progressive Rock Bands You Hate, But Shouldn't

    There are some forms of music that struggle to find critical acclaim while others are loved by critics but universally dismissed by the public. Then, there is another group that, despite a loyal and sometimes massive cult following, are disliked by critics and everyday music fans alike. Meet prog-r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Stunt-Casting A More Modern Disney Soundtrack

    Photo by Katie Rommel-Esham​The other night I watched Beauty and the Beast for the first time in roughly forever. I was shocked by two things: How much of the plot I had forgotten, and how many of the songs I remembered. It's like that for most Disney classics: I can't tell you what happened but I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Travelin' Band: What Do The Features Listen To On The Road?

    So The Twilight Saga has exactly two things that keep the films from being absolute torture. The first is Ashley Greene in all her pixie-hotness, and the second is that there really are some excellent bands that end up on the soundtracks. Case in point, the Features were featured recently in Break ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Aftermath: The Black Eyed Peas Smell Like Entertainment At RodeoHouston

    Photos by Dave Rosales​ 7:56 p.m.: After puttering back and forth for 30 minutes, we're finally on a service elevator to get up to the press box. The elevator attendant says she just saw Fergie. She says she was "short and skinny." That's slightly different than how we would've described her. We p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Lost Tuneage: Uriah Heep 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 >>

  • Film

    January 8, 2009

    Remembrance of Demons Past in The Unborn

    Raiding the modern horror memory bank, from The Exorcist to Auschwitz

  • News

    February 21, 2008

    Live-Action Role-Players Get Boffed in Amtgard

    Amid flailing swords and flying shields, these modern-day knights fight on

  • Home Entertainment

    June 21, 2007


    Shadowrun is fresh and exciting — and on its way to being obsolete

  • Home Entertainment

    December 7, 2006
  • Home Entertainment

    November 30, 2006

    School Daze

    Bully takes you back to the battlefield of high school

  • Film

    November 23, 2006

    One Toke Wonder

    Tenacious D gets the band back together, and...and... and ?

  • Home Entertainment

    August 24, 2006

    Glacial Profiling

    Slow-paced Valkyrie Profile offers dull apocalypse.

  • Culture

    May 11, 2006

    Olde School

    Bill Davenport unleashes his inner goofball at Inman Gallery

  • Film

    May 4, 2006

    Only in America

    A chilling real-life ghost story yields another Hollywood horror

  • Music

    November 10, 2005

    Black-Ass Fleas

    Are they sellouts -- or just really bad rappers?

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Maya Bond

    Pink Drums, Purple Lights (Business Deal Entertainment)

  • News

    May 13, 2004

    Well-Dressed Rebels

    Revolt of the operagoing socialites

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2004

    Games for the Bored

    Role-playing fanatics keep it surreal at OwlCon XXIII

  • Culture

    January 15, 2004

    Universal Pictures

    An ambitious exhibition at the CAM takes on too much

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    The Class of '03

    Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas

  • News

    December 18, 2003

    Wild Kingdom

    The furries are fighting like animals, just for a little respect

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2003

    Puffy Shirts, Turkey Legs and Thee

    Dust off your chain mail and head out to the Texas Renaissance Festival

  • News

    September 18, 2003

    Doing Time

    With JC in the TDCJ

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2003

    Con Man

    John Simons takes pity on the D&D crowd and hosts Midnight Con

  • Music

    November 28, 2002

    Pitfall Punks

    Swinging over the crocodile ponds with the Ataris

  • Calendar

    June 13, 2002

    Flirting with the Empire

    More and more, science fiction writers are using the Force to survive

  • News

    August 9, 2001

    Riding Out a Dot-com Downturn

    Nobody's getting paid. There are no investors left. The rent money is running out. But George Molho and company are hanging on, hoping that with a good product and just a little luck they'll strike it rich.

  • Culture

    July 20, 2000

    Dream Weaver

    Sandman author Neil Gaiman finds magic in the damnedest place

  • Music

    April 20, 2000

    Local Rotation

    Jody Hughes -- Japanic