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As it stands today, the world waits with bated breath for the birth of the royal baby, the offspring of Prince William and Kate Middleton. To be honest with you, I don't know much about the royal family. They exist completely in the periphery for me. However, I do know all about parenting, and I tho ... More >>
When Ryan Levy first handed me his business card and told me he and his partner Ian Eastveld ran a winery, I had a total "frah-jee-lay" Christmas Story moment in my head. Nee-chay Winery, I pondered silently. Sort of like how people mispronounce Nietzsche. Italian, probably. Fortunately, Ryan inte ... More >>
It seems so fitting that the most exciting year in Black Sabbath news since they hooked up with Dio again in 2007 ends with the number "13." That's also the name of the band's new record, which undoubtedly you've already heard the first single, "God Is Dead?", if you're a Sab fan at all. "God is De ... More >>
"We live in a cynical world, a cynical, cynical world..." said a very smart man once. Maybe it was Nietzsche, or Elmer Fudd. Artifacts like the Olympics -- both the summer and winter variety -- have grown boring and stale. TV giant NBC is getting torn to shreds for including haircut Ryan Seacrest ... More >>
Black Queen Speaks is, on the surface, a band we should detest. Their sound resembles much of what killed rock and roll deader than all the drugs, plane crashes and vomit-clogged airways combined. At first listen, you can just chalk them up as another Buzzworthy act, in the end just one more ... More >>
Pedro SanchezEntrance music is important. Get the right tune and people will forever have a dual-sensory impression of your character. Most people like to craft original music to help fully embody the characters they create, but some people just lift classical themes to get the job done witho ... More >>
1888 was a momentous year in the history of Western Civilization. It was the year that Nietzsche went mad and the year he scribed his last cogent and coherent works (I, for one, am a huge fan of Twilight of the Idols, or, How to Philosophize with a Hammer). And it's also the year that marked ... More >>
Dispatches from ACL 2010
Brittanie Shey: When you go to a festival lit this, you're always looking for the discovery. The one band that either blows you away or causes you to alter all your expectations. Today it was Dan Black, a performer we caught only because there was nothing else going on. As soon as we get home, we' ... More >>
RizohWilliam Moore in his element at HCCWilliam Moore can recite The Roots' "How I Got Over" from top to bottom, down to Black Thought's rhythm and cadence. The only thing he's missing is Thought's mean mug and dark shades; he prefers an amiable smile and rimmed glasses. Moore, a Hous ... More >>
With the recent addition of Karachi, Pakistan, Houston now is a sister to 18 other cities around the world. Hair Balls is on the case - we studied all of them so you wouldn't have to. In the interest of brevity, though, we are parceling out our findings over the next couple of days. Here are the f ... More >>
"What's Wrong with America" indie comedy reveals what's wrong with indie comedies
Odditorium or Warlords of Mars
Weezer's sullen front man trades good songwriting for meditation. Such a pity, indeed.
An obsessive teen romance fuels My Summer of Love
An open letter to future Super Bowl host cities
When these soldiers became writers, the pen becomes very mighty indeed
Clem Snide's Eef Barzelay talks about God, Zionism and rock and roll manners
Old Heidelberg's Special
Theater Lab picks on stereotypes with Lana Verner, Lana Verner.
Makin' Whoopee is retrograde in a number of ways -- not all of them good