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J. Edgar Hoover

  • Culture

    August 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    The FBI's Most Wanted List Turns 62 Today: Songs About Eight People Who Made It

    Today marks the 62 birthday of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list, a gimmick cooked up by J. Edgar Hoover and a friendly newspaperman. Through the years the list has mostly been filled with criminals no one has ever heard of, but there have been some famous names on it. Some famous enough to get songs ... More >>

  • Film

    November 10, 2011

    Great Man Theories

    Clint Eastwood's inspired take on a giant of the 20th Century in J. Edgar.

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Your 2011 Fall/Winter Movie Preview - Part 2

    ​You know the drill: the fall movie season starts today, my pretties (my review of Contagion will be up soon...there's a reason it didn't make the preview). Yesterday we covered the first half of 2011's most anticipated upcoming releases, determined through a rigorous scientific analysis consi ... More >>

  • Film

    October 21, 2010

    Death by Eastwood

    Saint Clint chokes the life out of Hereafter.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Rock Stars' Troublesome Family and Friends

    ​Wednesday, the NAACP released an extensive, in-depth study of the main six groups which provide the lion's share of support for the infamous Tea Party movement, and the results of their study are not encouraging. It chronicles a great deal of cross-pollination between Tea Party and white supr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Hyperbubble Heat Up Hot Fuzz On "Chop Shop Cop"

    myspace.com/hyperbubble​Sooooooo... Hyperbubble. We've mentioned them a couple of times in the past referencing the fact that they are pretty much the best electronic act in Texas that doesn't involve those bondage pants and stompy boots that Korg sends bands like CTRL when they buy keyboards. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Ernest Withers: 5 Other FBI Informants Of Note

    Also an FBI informant, but not on our list​Pretty shocking news via the Memphis Commercial Appeal this morning that Ernest Withers, the well-known photographer of the Civil Rights movement who was seen as a trusted friend byt its leaders, was an FBI informant.Because, you know, Martin Luther King ... More >>

  • Film

    July 2, 2009

    Mann on the Run

    Johnny Depp is superb as John Dillinger in the fast and furious Public Enemies.

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Happy Birthday, "Louie Louie"

    Forty-six years ago today, a group of teenagers gathered in a Portland, Oregon, studio to record a ridiculously simple anthem that would go on to become one of the most influential - and most misunderstood - songs in rock history. The group was the Kingsmen - none of whom was over age 17 - and the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Jack Valenti, Gay Blade?

    Was the late Jack Valenti -- famous Houstonian, former Lyndon Johnson aide, former head of Hollywood's MPAA, namesake of the Valenti School of Communications at UH -- as gay as a Sondheim song?We don't care one way or the other, but it appears the FBI did.The Washington Post reports this morning tha ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 29, 2009

    Bryan Burrough

    The Vanity Fair writer gives us a cure for mogul envy

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2008

    The U.S. vs. John Lennon

    David Leaf’s documentary shows the giant steps the feds took against a cultural icon

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    Found Magazine’s There Goes the Neighborhood Tour

    Peter and Davy Rothbart bring their latest finds to Houston

  • Calendar

    December 2, 2004

    Hollywood Holiday

    Judith Owen and Harry Shearer spread some Christmas cheer, L.A.-style

  • Calendar

    January 9, 2003

    Bill Minutaglio

    Friday, January 10

  • Music

    July 18, 2002

    The Real Motor City Madman

    Former MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer is still kicking out the jams

  • Music

    June 27, 2002

    Smoke and Steel

    The Kinsey Report's findings: Blues, rock, funk and reggae can coexist in one band, but the blend won't make you famous

  • Dining

    December 20, 2001

    Who Stollen Christmas?

    Joe Mannke gives us the dish on German food

  • Calendar

    May 17, 2001

    Dogging Ellroy

    James Ellroy is straddling popularity and acclaim

  • Culture

    May 17, 2001

    In Cold Blood

    Novelist James Ellroy reshapes America's ugly history in his own image

  • Film

    October 3, 1996
  • Calendar

    September 26, 1996
  • Film

    June 13, 1996

    Big Bang Theory

    The Rock tests the hypothesis that moviegoers like 'em fast, splashy and loud

  • Film

    December 21, 1995

    Power Trip

    Oliver Stone takes a measured look at how Richard Nixon rose and why he fell

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