The Butler finds urgency in the conventional.
A Few Good Men at the Alley delivers strong performances while showing the perils of unsupervised power.
The 2012 Texas Republican Platform has been released, and reading briefly through it there is an interesting mixture of solid conservative thought, some common sense points, and at least two of what appears to be a complete and utter disconnect from even manufactured reality. As Houston Press's resi ... More >>
Like most of you, I get e-mails from my dad full of "facts" that are basically telling me how much better life was in the past than it is now. People were more respectful, politicians were more honest, and values were more...valued? Case in point, yesterday I received a list of trivia about Harry ... More >>
Portraying presidents on screen is always tricky. Crass imitation makes the thing look like a comedy skit, but completely ignoring the mannerisms and voice that people know doesn't work either. There have been some laughingly inept acting jobs when it comes to the 44 people who have been the countr ... More >>
Ninety-five years ago today, the tank made its debut at World War I's Battle of the Somme. It played a role in bringing an end to that appallingly bloody and stupid battle, and tanks have since gone on to become vital symbols of military might. Here are nine iconic moments or personalities involvi ... More >>
Abe Lincoln: Let's get rrrrready to rrrrumbleIn our continuing series of scholarly meditations on the United States Presidency, we now bring you a list of five presidents who could kick the crap out of Chuck Norris. Of note: only one of the top five served after 1908, although two honorable m ... More >>
The item we did earlier this week on the five horniest presidents included research that could led us to conclude either one of two things: Either a) America's presidential mistresses don't photograph well or are painted badly, or b) Not many of them are what you'd call "hot." Still, it's possib ... More >>
Its an insiders view at the race for space
From Ground Zero of the immigration crisis along the Mexican border
If you're reading this, you're either on the Internet, or else you've mastered multi-dimensional thought-projection processes that would make Michio Kaku cry like a little girl. We'll assume the former, and just in case you don't already know, the Internet has decided that the word "failure" is too ... More >>
After Guevara destroyed his family and his fortune, Gustavo Villoldo hunted the revolutionary leader to his grave.
Photo by dunkvThe biggest surprise during yesterday's City Council Committee on Human Services and Technology meeting on BARC was not that it was three hours of meaningless bureaucratic babble -- Hair Balls had $50 on that -- but that the ghost of Dante Alighieri showed up. "Aband ... More >>
A former wildcatter and corporate-takeover tycoon preaches alternative energy across America.
Photos by Mark C. Austin. Click here for a slideshow. It should come as no surprise that Tina Turner’s little performance at Toyota Center Monday night has left Aftermath grasping for superlatives. It was like watching Mark Twain read aloud from Huckleberry Finn or Edward R. Murrow interview Gen. ... More >>
Why We Fight probes America's passion for war
At two new shows, it's half the substance, all the style
Maggiano's Vanilla Ice
Lizzie looked for her home, the one the wrecking ball had already found
Former Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby fights on for better, more diverse education in Texas
Why do we hate Bud so? Maybe we never understood him, or those... Adams Family Values