Adam Leon's stellar first film - and TV show - toasts the tag artist.
The Ballad of Bob Dylan: A Portrait By Daniel Mark Epstein Harper Books, 512 pp., $27.99 Another biography of Bob Dylan? Does even the most rabid fan at this point need another rehash of Hibbing, Woody Guthrie, folksinger-goes-electric, that "wild, mercury sound," Nashville, Blood on the Tra ... More >>
Today, April 11, is the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's first professional show, an opening slot for John Lee Hooker at Gerde's Folk City in Greenwich Village. It's also the golden anniversary of Nazi military Adolf Eichmann's war crimes trial beginning in Israel, but that's not really that sunny ... More >>
A few days ago, Beyonce was texting while driving, which is not only dangerous but now actually against the law in most places. One of those places happens to be New York City, where she was pulled over by the police and given a ticket for the aforementioned digital-age misdemeanor. What was ... More >>
The MFAH presents the work of Alice Neel, the grande dame of portraiture.
Something about the idea of Sarah Vowell, that This American Life star, regular NPR contributor, droll historian, frequent Jon Stewart foil, voice of Violet of The Incredibles and all around Person Who White People Like coming to Beaumont was utterly irresistible.It seemed like the exact inverse ... More >>
Con man or super spook — either way, Roland Carnaby wasn't supposed to meet his death on a Houston highway in a high-speed chase with the cops.
The police raid on the Rainbow Lounge rocked the calm world of Fort Worth gays.
The Old Balladeer
Looking back at Che, The Dark Knight, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-E and many others, and looking ahead to 2009
Meet Navy rescuer and true rock and roll Zelig
Fans of Chappelle’s Show and Best Week Ever will recognize Christian Finnegan — if not by name, by face. The comedian played the “crazy” white roommate on the Chappelle’s Show parody skit “The Mad Real World,” and always has a clever quip about celebrities on Best Week Ever. Finnegan i ... More >>
I'm Not There and the changing face of Bob Dylan on film
The Elder Street Artist Lofts sold itself as a place for artists to live and work. So where are all the artists?
Matt Sonzala puts on Houston rap parties all over the world
Who knew HPD gave away free heroin shots?
Campbell Scott looks for lust in all the wrong places as Roger Dodger
Tim Blake Nelson's ill-conceived O reimages Othello as a basketball star
Greg Harbar wanders all over Eastern Europe, at least in folk song
A respected preacher gets busted for child pornography on his computer. Has he delved into the worst of cyberspace depravity or just the stuff of scholarly research?
Stanley Tucci unravels the mystery behind why New Yorker journalist Joseph Mitchell stopped writing
The sky's the limit for Montrose town homes
Bob Dylan and Paul Simon tour together
Quiet, intellectual John Bloom transformed himself through his alter ego, Joe Bob Briggs, into a drive-in-movie critic on TV. Now a new character is emerging: John Bloom himself.
Michael Fracasso is the misfit of the new Texas troubadour elite. Big surprise -- he's from Ohio
At 67, Ramblin' Jack Elliott reclaims -- temporarily -- the urge to wander
Shawn Colvin's made A Few Small Repairs, and she's ready to show them off
Luna may be vague about what it wants to say, but it's memorable in how it says it
From Panhandle flatlands to Guatemalan mountains, Houston doctor and artist Robert Campbell searched for a life with meaning.When he died, many said that life was his.
Good idea, good characters, bad result; Allen's roll comes to a stop