Roughly ten years ago, the emo genre progressed from its underground roots into a calling card for early-'00s rock. And while there's no denying that bands like Rites of Spring and The Promise Ring helped pioneer the sound, the turn of the millennium saw emo transform from into a lifestyle for the ... More >>
John Egan has been brushing up on his networking skills, while working up his mojo for the world's leading blues competition. "They told me I needed fresh business cards," says the solo Houston bluesman known for twisting barbed licks out of his his silver hollowbody Resonator guitar. "It's totally ... More >>
Puffed up, plucked and ready for roasting, here's this year's best of the worst.
Check out our report on what adviser William Park had to say. Embattled City Council Member Helena Brown, ending weeks of silence amid growing ethical concerns over her decision-making -- from altering employees' time cards, to taking publicly-funded vacations to Asia -- has lashed back in a string ... More >>
Some say the councilwoman known for her diatribes is influenced by senior adviser William Park, who last year was banned from the investments industry.
Tim Burton has become something of a trial to the goths of the world. On the one hand, his contribution to the sub-culture simply cannot be overstated. Films like Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, and The Nightmare Before Christmas served as the gateway into the spooky side for many of us, and for t ... More >>
The setup: Throughout theater's long history, Anton Chekhov wrote the most famous gunshot. It happens at the end of Act III of this most gentle, hilarious and sad play (1899) and ushers in the 20th century with a disruptive comic violence that still amazes. Every character in this marvelous comedy/ ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerMy Chemical Romance House of Blues May 20, 2011 See Friday's Black Parade in our slideshow. Less than a third of the way through Friday night's show, as the dark and ominous riffs of "Mama" faded out, vocalist Gerard Way dropped to the floor, and the stage lights abru ... More >>
If you were visiting Houston back in the Eisenhower years -- well, we hope you had family here, or some really pressing reason to visit. But even if it was just a pleasure trip, where to stay? Look at the dilemma facing an intrepid vagabond forced to cheese between the Carlon Hotel Courts and th ... More >>
The Houston Shakespeare Festival brings back the Bard's best in two fresh productions
With Traffic, Steven Soderbergh takes an unblinking look at America's drug policies
Eyes Wide Shut comes up short as Kubrick's last effort
Midsummer Night's Dream masters the Bard's edgy fantasy
The Tao shall set you free -- but maybe not in Kingsbridge Park