Music-related films only make up about ten percent of the program of this year's Houston Cinema Arts Festival, or five out of almost 50 films in all. But those five -- about far-flung subjects ranging from Indonesian street musicians, graffiti-strewn subway trains (set to a killer soundtrack), a Hou ... More >>
Legendary rocker Glenn Hughes is on the phone, ostensibly to talk about California Breed. It's the new band he has with drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Andrew Watt and who have just released a loud, crunchy, self-titled debut CD. But before he gets to that his rapid-fire mouth has something he wa ... More >>
The Raid 2 offers more, more, argh.
That damn Mayan calendar prophecy was bad enough when it was just the world exploding or being swallowed by a black hole or whatever. But, when Ole Henriksen, maker of fine rejuvenating eye care products (and name for Ikea entertainment centers), among other things, discovered that December 21 was a ... More >>
Will Yao Ming's star power be enough to save an endangered species?As beloved as Yao Ming is to Houstonians, it's no match for the affection held for him in China. And the former Rockets basketball player is hoping that his high profile in his native country will encourage his fellow countrym ... More >>
Deep Purple Phoenix Rising Eagle Vision, $14.98 DVD, $19.98 DVD/CD, 142 mins. Deep Purple has been through so many different lineups that fans and hard-rock historians often measure then in "marks," abbreviated "Mk." While Purple's Mk II incarnation is the one casual fans remember most and h ... More >>
Don't miss this Chinese restaurant on Bellaire near Highway 6 — just don't order the Chinese food.
Willie D is still cooling his heels in a Federal lock-up as we write this, but there's updates o'plenty. Hair Balls's old buddy Matt Sonzala posted a Willie D round-up on his blog yesterday. To us, the most fascinating link Sonzala unearthed was this one, in which you can document in real time the r ... More >>
Yanti's Indonesian food takes you back to the plantation
A '60s British TV series gets an extreme makeover
At Miami's Winter Music Conference, P. Diddy blows up dance music while the U.S. blows up Iraq
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