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Gollum

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Katharine Shilcutt's 10 Favorite Dishes in Houston

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    10 of Our Favorite Parody Songs to Celebrate the Day They Became Fair Use

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    7 Songs About Hobbits NOT By Leonard Nimoy

    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 >>

  • Film

    December 13, 2012

    Slouching Toward Erebor

    The Hobbit gets neither there nor back again.

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Rest of the Best: Houston's Top Mom and Pop Restaurants

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Comment of the Day: A Perfect Description of the Creepy Baylor Lecturer/Child-Porn Fan's Mugshot

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    4 Fictional Rainstorms That Royally !@#$-ed Someone's Day

    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 >>

  • Articles

    December 22, 2011
  • Culture

    December 22, 2011

    The Film Issue

    Looking back on the year in movies, and what's coming in 2012.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Anyone Else Underwhelmed By The Hobbit Trailer?

    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 >>

  • Film

    August 11, 2011

    Simian Disobedience

    The making of a monkey activist in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Good Riddance, Dobby

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Houston's Classic Desserts: Now In Convenient Book Form

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Minute by Minute at Robin Thicke's Sex Therapy Listening Party

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008
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    September 25, 2007
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    March 21, 2007
  • Film

    July 20, 2006

    Unreal Estate

    Cartoon kids poke around Spielberg's Monster House

  • Culture

    August 11, 2005

    Sold Out

    At the MFAH and the HMNS, it's all about the bottom line

  • Calendar

    June 9, 2005

    Suburban Outfitters

    Life and style outside the Loop are examined in "Fashioning Arcadia"

  • Calendar

    June 2, 2005

    Ring It In

    The Houston Museum of Natural Science unveils one exhibit to rule them all

  • Film

    May 6, 2004

    Monster Makeover

    Van Helsing explodes movie legends with hip upgrades

  • Film

    December 18, 2003

    Bow Down

    The Return of the King rules

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    Art and Soul

    From our innermost insecurities to the wildest flights of fantasy, 2002 stimulated both heart and head

  • Film

    December 19, 2002

    Orc Chops

    The action's much meatier in Jackson's second Rings film

  • Film

    November 14, 2002

    Wonder Boy

    Harry Potter's second adventure delights exactly like the first

  • Music

    May 16, 2002

    The Googe

    Saturday, May 18

  • News

    January 3, 2002

    Gutless Politicians

    Plus: Med Center Madness?, Cover Convicts, Force of Hobbit

  • Film

    December 20, 2001

    In the Baggins

    We're off to see the wonderful wizards of The Lord of the Rings

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