Artist Luc Tuymans at the Menil is a better painter than curator of work done by himself and others.
We've got white smoke; we've got cheering crowds, habemas papem, as they say. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio got the gig and, even though his name ends in a vowel and looks like it should be preceded by a nickname, he's not Italian. For the third time in a row, the College of Cardinals has elected ... More >>
If you are here in Austin for SXSW you know that this place has just devolved into free cereal, Doritos, and Red Bull on the streets, which are bathed in lasers from the tops of buildings. Plus there are screaming humans of all ages, races, sizes, and creeds on the streets almost 20 hours a day. Whe ... More >>
Scott Weiland is just a patsy...A few weeks back I applauded Scott Weiland's Christmas album, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, for it's charming weirdness. It had his signature raspy Stone Temple Pilots baritone, a modern Bing Crosby vibe, and just the right amount of creep to at least wa ... More >>
A man in a World War II concentration camp is kept alive only because he has invented an early version of the calculator -- a four-function, hand-held model. But the only thing keeping him from being killed is that as far as his Nazi captors know, he hasn't completely finished it. In Intelli ... More >>
Readers respond to "The Man Who Sued the Pope."
www.myspace.com/brujeriaA rare piece of Brujeria artwork that does not involve a severed head. Have you ever noticed how extreme music with vocals in another language sound way more menacing than they do in boring old English? The English version of Rammstein's single "Du Hast" pales compared to ... More >>
Under His Skin
Flying filth will never go out of style with these guys around
How cold war fears fueled a hot market for Houston's human parts business.