• Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Rock Baby Rock It, Craig Kinsey, Bri Bagwell...

    Love Dominique Warehouse Live (Green Room), July 25 Local diva Love Dominique's 2013 EP Wicked Heart did well in two unsigned-talent contests sponsored by Billboard and the Grammys, but her eponymous full-length album (available now) makes a more proper introduction. Its 11 electronically-guided tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Craig Kinsey Studies Hard on American Roots and Machines

    I don't really feel that it's right to criticize Craig Kinsey's American Roots and Machines as an album. It doesn't really feel like one aside from the fact that it is a CD that goes round and plays music. Instead, Kinsey has gone to great lengths to build a stage in your mind, and the record plays ... More >>

  • Film

    May 1, 2014
  • Music

    January 16, 2014

    Rip It Out

    The coming year in Houston recordings.

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    17 Houston Acts to Watch Out For This Year

    BAGHEERA This slick, funky electro-duo has a huge year in store that only starts with a collaboration with Twin Shadow hooked up by Red Bull's Sound Select Program. Bagheera's Aidan Kennedy says he's still figuring out what to do with the songs he has stockpiled, but he knows he'd rather "get the ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    NRA Convention Day 1: Hitler, Background Checks and Action Track Chairs

    Jim Williams is the genial grandfather we all want. His voice is soft, and his hands are weathered and firm. He smiles when he speaks. He listens when you respond. He's eager to share his stories, but he's more concerned for your well-being than his remaining days. Which is why Williams, one of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Five Educational Songs That Don't Suck

    Remember being in school and having to listen to all those awful educational songs? Our teachers would do anything to teach us, but most often they really have no idea what will appeal to anyone under the age of 40, so it gets hairy when something perceived as cool, like "that rapping stuff," gets i ... More >>

  • Film

    November 15, 2012

    Good Spielberg's Bad Moments

    What should we make of radiant Lincoln and blubbering Private Ryan?

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    To Booze or Not to Booze near the Alamo?

    San Antonio is in a tizzy. When officials from the Texas General Land Office okayed a plan to allow caterers to serve hooch at after-hours events at Alamo Hall, a repurposed 1922 fire station near but not on the grounds of the Alamo complex, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas roared into action. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    5 Bands Abraham Lincoln Would Have Been Into

    If he had not been assassinated 147 years ago, Abraham Lincoln would be having a pretty good year. In an already rancorous election campaign, our 16th president remains the ideal of statesmanship, common sense and decency in the Oval Office, virtues all but alien in modern-day Washington. This Frida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    Summer's Here: The 11 Best Flag-Bikini Photos from Our Collection

    Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and that means it's time for women to break out the bikinis. Sometimes, this bikini-breakening-out can mean a display of pride in their native land, whether that involves American-flag bikinis, Confederate-flag bikinis, Texas-flag bikinis or b ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 16, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Pop Rocks: You're Not Fooling Anyone, Downton Abbey

    A quick survey of my friends' status updates on Facebook Sunday night confirmed what I'd suspected for weeks: 200% of them were watching something called Downton Abbey. Season 2 just debuted on Masterpiece Classic on PBS, you see, and people responded with an enthusiasm usually reserved for when s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Pop Rocks: I'm On To You, Downton Abbey

    A quick survey of my friends' status updates on Facebook Sunday night confirmed what I'd suspected for weeks: 200 percent of them were watching something called Downton Abbey. Season 2 just debuted on Masterpiece Classic on PBS you see, and people responded with an enthusiasm usually reserved for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    The James Baker Monument: Five Things It Needs

    James Baker: Not related to Velvet Revolver​Finally, there will be a reason to visit downtown Houston: A statue honoring former Secretary of State James Baker will be unveiled Tuesday.Why Baker? As the monument's official website so modestly puts it, he's "A Magnificent American."Some people might ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Illegal Immigration: What Bikini Babes Have To Say About It

    But those damn aliens can't read English!!!​ The controversy over immigration into America has been discussed ad nauseam on TV, op-ed columns and books, but it is perhaps best dealt with via the medium of bikini-babe posters.At least that's the thinking of one Alan Sessarego, of Gettysburg, PA. Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    San Jacinto Battleground Among State's Most Endangered Historic Places, Group Says

    Photo by diveofficer​Is it a good or bad thing to be named one of the state's Most Endangered Historic Places?The Sam Jacinto Battlefield is going to find out, having earned that dubious honor this morning."The landscape is all that remains of this important historic site, and without a comp ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 4, 2010

    Nano Fiction Reading Series

    Laurie Clements Lambeth and Greg Oaks share their latest work

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    The South's Gonna Do It Again In Galveston

    ​We're coming up on the anniversary of the Battle of Galveston. Each January 1 Americans all over the nation celebrate the day by watching football and gorging themselves on leftover party snacks, in memory of the Union and Confederate soldiers who lost their lives.It wasn't exactly Gettysburg out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    And The 2009 Turkey Of The Year Is.....

    ​The suspense has been so thick you could cut it with....Oh, Christ, what's the word we're looking for here...some kind of cutting implement...a really sharp-edged melon-baller? No, that's not it. Maybe box cutters.At any rate, you can relieve that suspense right now by clicking on our current cov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Moody Gardens, A Bigger Tourist Attraction Than The White House

    If you had your choice to stand anywhere as a tourist in the United States, where would you choose?The Las Vegas Strip? Mount Rushmore? The White House?No way, dude -- you prefer to be standing in Moody Gardens in Galveston.At least you do if you're one of the respondents to what has to be described ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2008
  • News

    May 5, 2005

    Bloody Biking

    The MS 150 is a war zone, one activist claims

  • Film

    February 20, 2003

    In the Name of...

    These Generals speak the name of the Lord, but is it in vain?

  • News

    February 1, 2001

    The Mark

    A reporter gets branded for cash (again)

  • Film

    September 28, 2000

    Forget It

    Jerry Bruckheimer wants to be taken seriously with Remember the Titans. You can stop laughing now.

  • News

    May 29, 1997

    Lost in the Cause

    In the early 1960s, Eldrewey Stearns was a powerful force for integration in a segregated society. Then he forgot his way, and history forgot him. Until, that is, he met writer Thomas R. Cole.

  • Dining

    November 24, 1994
  • Film

    December 30, 1993

    What It Is, What It Was, What It Shall Be

    A review of the films of '93, and hopes for an adventurous '94