In a recent Food & Wine article, restaurant editor Kate Krader called Houston "America's newest capital of great food" and listed 10 of her favorite dishes/drinks in our city to underscore her point. They included the Vietnamese Wagyu meatballs at Underbelly, the blackstrap rum daiquiri at Charity S ... More >>
On this day in 1994 the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that parodies, commercial or non-commercial, do not violate copyright law. 2 Live Crew had applied for permission to parody Roy Orbinson's "Oh Pretty Woman," but were refused. They made the song anyway, and after a quarter of a million ... More >>
I'm keen to catch The Hobbit soon. If nothing else, the Seventh Doctor apparently goes full-on wizard battle against the Witch-King in it, and I would have paid just to see that scene alone. The rest of it looks cool too, though. In the meantime, I have to wait for an overnight babysitter to free u ... More >>
The Hobbit gets neither there nor back again.
For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. Family-r ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>
If you're like us you woke up yesterday thinking that you'd set your alarm for the wrong time because the sky outside was as black as Satan's colonoscopy. The clouds had that look your drunken uncle gets when someone argues with his political views, and then the heavens opened up. Texas has been st ... More >>
Looking back on the year in movies, and what's coming in 2012.
Can Peter Jackson top this? I doubt it.The trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey dropped like Boromir after taking a few Uruk-hai arrows yesterday. The first of Peter Jackson's two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy doesn't hit theaters until ... More >>
The making of a monkey activist in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
I come to bury Dobby, not to praise him.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 was number one at the box office for the third straight week. With over $600 million in worldwide grosses, the first half of the final installment of the film franchise looks like it will probably surpass the ... More >>
I realize that it's nowhere near Christmas, despite the Second Baptist billboard on I-10 advertising their Christmas church services (which you apparently have to purchase a ticket to attend? WTF?!) that make me want to claw my own eyes out with rage every time I drive past it. It's not even ... More >>
Photos by Marco Torres 7:15 p.m. Ack. Parking on Washington Avenue at night is just about the worst. It's such an uneasy feeling. If we had to choose between parking on Washington or juggling knives with no pants on, it'd end up being something we actually had to think about. We mean, we're just ... More >>
Cartoon kids poke around Spielberg's Monster House
At the MFAH and the HMNS, it's all about the bottom line
Life and style outside the Loop are examined in "Fashioning Arcadia"
The Houston Museum of Natural Science unveils one exhibit to rule them all
Van Helsing explodes movie legends with hip upgrades
The Return of the King rules
From our innermost insecurities to the wildest flights of fantasy, 2002 stimulated both heart and head
The action's much meatier in Jackson's second Rings film
Harry Potter's second adventure delights exactly like the first
Saturday, May 18
Plus: Med Center Madness?, Cover Convicts, Force of Hobbit
We're off to see the wonderful wizards of The Lord of the Rings