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Friday Night Lights

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    The Strange Case of Shakey Graves

    Background to center stage. Support to headliner. Shadow to light. Everything about Alejandro Rose-Garcia's current life suggests an emergence, even his name. Every exciting opportunity that's come his way -- and there have been many of late -- is a step away from his given name and one closer to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Saving the Astrodome: Demolition Crews To Tear Down the Dome Already?

    According to Swamplot, Reliant already has crews in place to begin demoing parts of the Astrodome as soon as next week. But, before you go into a panic, the work is only being done to portions of the facade and the outer structure that is apparently beyond repair and would be removed regardless of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Scale the Summit Get Seismic, Cosmic On Epic Migration

    Nobody who cares deeply about prog rock thinks it needs saving, but Houston's own Scale the Summit has stepped up with a calibrated take on art rock for the rest of us. Their new album, The Migration (Prosthetic), is simply "shredtastic" (credit for that coinage: Brian Lion), bringing plenty of met ... More >>

  • Film

    October 18, 2012

    The Rise of Found-Footage Horror

    Why the new scary movies don't look like movies at all.

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Pflugerville Will Speak Out On Same-Sex Benefits Tonight (Maybe)

    In the midst of Middle East unrest, a presidential election, a possible slip-and-fall in the Texans' stroll to Super Bowl glory, the world has bee nasking one question: What does Pflugerville think of same-sex benefits? Tonight the world will find out. The smallish Hill Country school district -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    We're Goin' Streakin!! High School Football Streaker Narrowly Escapes Castration (w/ VIDEO)

    I've reached the point with television shows where I rarely watch them in first run anymore. I find it much easier to satiate my TV thirst if I sit down and plow through an entire series on Netflix or DVD over the course of a few weeks. It's what I did with The Wire, it's what I intend to do with Br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    13 Wacky Texas History Facts That Texas School Kids Need To Be Taught

    This week Mother Jones uncovered a handful of spurious, less-than-scientific facts that Louisiana grade-schoolers will be learning while attending the state's new voucher schools. Obviously, people aren't happy. A new voucher program under the watch of Governor Bobby Jindal will allot money for st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Last Night: Explosions In the Sky at Warehouse Live

    Explosions In The Sky, Zammuto Warehouse Live June 17, 2012 Our neighbors from just a few hours away, Explosions In The Sky, dropped in Sunday night to keep the Texas pride going and share more of their elaborate musical talents with not a single lyric spoken. Many may know, Explosions in the Sky ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Explosions In the Sky: No Vocals Necessary

    Known for elaborate guitar work, referred to as "cathartic mini-symphonies," Explosions In the Sky put on emotional shows. Remaining completely devoid of vocals, three guitars and one drummer (a bass guitar is thrown in at times) Explosions combine to create a sound that seems to carry the crowd on ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
  • Film

    May 17, 2012

    Battleship

    Because every generation needs an Armageddon.

  • Calendar

    May 17, 2012
  • Calendar

    April 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Shanice Lambert: Another Panhandle Teacher Accused of Sexual Misconduct

    What in tarnation is going on in the schoolhouses on Texas's High Plains? The latest in the Shame Parade is Shanice Lambert, who looks much more glamorous on her Facebook page than in her Armstrong County mugshot. According to the Amarillo Globe-News, police in Childress accuse the 37-year-old teac ... More >>

  • Music

    January 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Timothy Porter: Teacher, Volleyball Coach, Alleged Steroid & Cocaine Dealer

    Timothy Porter: Jack of all trades.​High school coaches can be inspiring figures, like Coach Taylor in Friday Night Lights. Except we can't quite picture Taylor dealing coke and steroids, possibly to his own students and players. That's what Friendswood police accuse Timothy Porter of doing, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Top 10 Texas Movie Soundtracks

    ​This weekend, as the rest of the world catches Harry Potter mania for (perhaps) the final time, Houston gets a serious dose of Urban Cowboy nostalgia. Theater Under the Stars' production of the Tony-nominated 2003 musical - which The New York Times called "a conclusive demonstration that it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Texas & Concealed Handguns: Lone Star State Becoming Wimpy

    Texas, we can do better​The New York Times has published an utterly embarrassing look at how Texas has completely allowed other states to take the lead when it comes to concealed-handgun idiocy.Hear this, Texas: Tennessee allows people to take their Glocks into bars. We here in the Lone Star state ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    High School Football: If Hollywood Were In Control, These Five Things Would Happen

    Sacred grounds​This evening marks the start of another high school football season. Entire cities and towns will be shuttering their doors and congregating at the central holy ground: the football stadium. Well, that may not be the case in Houston, but certainly in Dillon and West Canaan. (Oh, tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    This Week in TV: Football Season is Over

    Friday Night Lights: Go Lions​One football season ended, another warmed up, and I am this close to canceling cable and just using the Internet. This was the week in TV Land: • I have never wanted a team to win a game as badly as I wanted the Lions to beat the Panthers in Friday's season fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    The Week in TV: Ellen Degeneres Realizes American Idol Sucks

    Rob Lowe will soon join the cast of Parks and Recreation.​The dog days are upon us, the networks are planning for fall, and there's always money in the banana stand. This was the week in TV Land: • The Television Critics Association summer press tour has been going on for the past few days ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    The Week In TV: Who Watched Mad Men?

    We didn't watch it. But, hey, at least we're honest.​The best thing I watched last week was an airing of Ratatouille on ABC Family. This was the week in TV Land: • I'll tell you right now: I didn't watch Mad Men. "BUT DAN," I can hear you shouting even though you're reading this at work, " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    The Week In TV: Emmy Nominations, Good and Bad

    ​The Cup is over, the king has moved, and I replaced the C in "circle" with the Z from "zucchini." This was the week in TV Land: • Nominations for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced last week, and befitting an industry built on low standards and an organization dedicated to filli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    The Week In TV: Enjoy Hulu While It Lasts

    The good stuff won't be free for much longer.​My backyard flooded, I went half-blind on fireworks, and I am exponentially losing my agility. This was the week in TV Land: • As if to taunt my very desires, Hulu announced last week that it's launching Hulu Plus, a paid version of the site th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    The Week In TV: Charlie Sheen's Career Not Hurt By Punching Women

    Back, for some reason​The dog days are here, people keep dying, and there's plenty of static on the dial. This was the week in TV Land:• When I was very young, my heart and soul were ruled by Thundercats. I even at one point made the regrettable decision to wear a watch featuring Lion-O to schoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    The Week In TV: Lost and Found

    ​I'm tired, hungry, and probably just experiencing all this in a pleasant purgatory of my own making. This was the week in TV Land: • So, Lost ended. I'd be lying if I said I was completely pleased with the way it went down. I wasn't expecting bursts of exposition to answer every little de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    The Week In TV: Betty White and the Rich Dicks

    I've got clear eyes, a full heart, and can't help but notice that you seem pretty practiced at putting on panties with one hand while holding a gun. This was the week in TV Land: • Because Facebook now controls us all, Betty White hosted Saturday Night Live a couple days ago after the booming po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    A Rock & Roll Time Capsule From Friday Night Lights Country

    myspace.com/sweetmikeycThat's right, that's former Elvis Presley guitar-picker Scotty Moore on the far left.​ As Lonesome, Onry and Mean noted yesterday, even in an age when no one supposedly buys, listens to or reviews albums anymore - three words: Record Store Day - too many albums pour into our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    This Week In TV: Idol's Coming, Whether You're Ready or Not

    My car's in the shop, I can't figure what season it is, and I don't know what to do about the Indians in the lobby. This was Thanksgiving week in TV Land: • Glee is going bye-bye for a while. The last episode of the year will air on December 9, completing the original 13-episode order, and the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Mail Call: Heartless Bastards, Riverboat Gamblers, Steve Forbert, Thursday and More

    Pick of the Litter Heartless Bastards (Austin/Cincinnati), The Mountain (Fat Possum) PR Says: "The record delivers the swamped-up rock howl that fans have always loved - but also brings in this amazing expansion into their sound with pedal steel, mandolin, banjo and strings." Rocks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008
  • Film

    September 27, 2007

    The Kingdom

    Peter Berg sends Jamie Foxx to fight the enemy over there in The Kingdom

  • Home Entertainment

    August 30, 2007
  • News

    November 9, 2006

    Lights On or Off?

    The fight for a TV show about truth, justice and high school football

  • Calendar

    June 29, 2006
  • Music

    January 26, 2006

    Explosions in the Sky, with the Octopus Project and A Hawk and a Hacksaw

    Saturday, January 28, at the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846.

  • Film

    August 11, 2005

    Funky Bunch

    Mark Wahlberg stars in an odd remake that, oddly, isn't so bad

  • Music

    August 11, 2005

    Big Boss Man

    Jimmy T99 Nelson predated and outlived Elvis P. and has won the affections of Elvis C.

  • News

    May 19, 2005

    Broadway Baby

    Somehow, Odessa will be Woodstock this summer for Sondheim lovers

  • Film

    October 7, 2004

    Hell of a Catch

    Friday Night Lights goes deep -- a rare route for football movies

  • Music

    July 5, 2001

    Port Vale

    The Music The Lights The Fire (Ojet)

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