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 >>
Clint Eastwood's inspired take on a giant of the 20th Century in J. Edgar.
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 >>
Saint Clint chokes the life out of Hereafter.
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 >>
myspace.com/hyperbubbleSooooooo... 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 >>
Also an FBI informant, but not on our listPretty 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 >>
Johnny Depp is superb as John Dillinger in the fast and furious Public Enemies.
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 >>
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 >>
The Vanity Fair writer gives us a cure for mogul envy
David Leafs documentary shows the giant steps the feds took against a cultural icon
Peter and Davy Rothbart bring their latest finds to Houston
Judith Owen and Harry Shearer spread some Christmas cheer, L.A.-style
Friday, January 10
Former MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer is still kicking out the jams
The Kinsey Report's findings: Blues, rock, funk and reggae can coexist in one band, but the blend won't make you famous
Joe Mannke gives us the dish on German food
James Ellroy is straddling popularity and acclaim
Novelist James Ellroy reshapes America's ugly history in his own image
The Rock tests the hypothesis that moviegoers like 'em fast, splashy and loud
Oliver Stone takes a measured look at how Richard Nixon rose and why he fell