Dwight Yoakam Arena Theatre December 20, 2013 An odd thing occurred at the Dwight Yoakam show at Arena Theatre Friday night: the cast of Federico Fellini's epic remake of Urban Cowboy showed up to party. Rhinestones, Jack and Coke, and all. While Yoakam and his band of musical throat-cutters ran t ... More >>
Even among music listeners used to lavish box sets, The Clash - Sound System (Sony) is something to behold. The 11 CDs include every studio album the group released (save for, oddly, last gasp Cut the Crap), along with dozens of rarities, live cuts, B-sides, and remixes. A remastered DVD offers ... More >>
If there is one reason Joe Nick Patoski's books -- biographies of Selena, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Willie Nelson -- are so good, it is his ability as a storyteller. Any decent reporter can sift news clippings and videos or interview the participants, but Patoski's style and organization turn what cou ... More >>
The movies are full of bed-hopping men -- think of Humphrey Bogart's serial flirtations in The Big Sleep (1946), and Richard Roundtree laying his way uptown and down in Shaft (1971). But in Steve McQueen's Shame, slated to open in Houston December 16, womanizing is not just an outgrowth of the plot ... More >>
Alexander Payne's pessimism is good for business.
From party girl to Oscar winner, Sofia Coppola's journey to Somewhere.
Federico Cavatore and Chef Raul Garcia.If you're reading this, most likely you're interested in all things digestible. You are not only aware of the difference between organic and biodynamic, but you have the solstices etched out on your calendar. You know where all the latest and greatest pl ... More >>
Fantasy meets harsh reality as Rob Marshall takes on a Fellini classic.
Saturday, February 4, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9666.
Conspiracy and greed confront the wonder of childhood in I'm Not Scared
At long last, the Godfather's son makes his first film, and it was not easy
The industry's initial reaction to Welles's masterwork should serve as a lesson to WorldFest filmmakers
DVDs pull back the curtain on the movies, but do you really want to see the Wizard?
A stiff Nine comes up short on fun and fantasy
1957 Cabiria returns as a study in Fellini's transition