Jane Austen

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    The White Album: How Bob Marley's Legend Became a Blockbuster In Death

    Story by Chris Kornelis. At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least 11 children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Bartender Chat: Kimberly Paul of Osteria Mazzantini gets Witchy

    Welcome to Eating...Our Words' Bartender Chat, in which we sit down with local bartenders and get to know their style. Whether they're slinging beers or mixing complex cocktails, bartenders are our buddies and confidants, but we're turning the tables and the camera on them to find out what they're p ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 14, 2011

    Comedy of Manners

    The A.D. Players tackle Jane Austen's classic tale of love in the English countryside.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    If Gary Kubiak Had Been Around In Key Historical Moments

    Houston Texans' coach Gary Kubiak is the genius who piloted the team to a big win over the Indianapolis Colts early this year via a punishing running game. He's also the idiot, fans are saying, who piloted the team to a crushing loss against the Colts Monday by trying to throw the ball constantly. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    FAIL: Creed, Ice-T, Liam Gallagher

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​Creed Doesn't Get It, Guys: You know how some people just never seem to get the message, no matter how obvious you're being? Even if that message is "I hate your guts"? Not surprisingly, Creed are those guys. You remember Creed: four tribal-tattooed pu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Mark Twain's Vibrator: Five Other Bits Of Possible Literary Kinkiness

    If you hear a humming, Mark Twain's a-coming‚ÄčAs ordered in his will, the three-volume autobiography Mark Twain wrote as he was dying is being published 100 years after his 1910 death.First reports note that the book note that it includes talk of a "vibrating sex toy" his mistress gave him as a gif ... More >>

  • Film

    September 24, 2009

    Tone Poem

    More harmonious than tumultuous, Bright Star is an ode to John Keats's great love affair.

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    For The Final Four: Five Most Inspirational Pre-Game Speeches

    As the NCAA Tournament builds to a climax, one can only speculate about the kinds of speeches offered by the likes of Texas' Rick Barnes and OU's Jeff Capel before their respective matches against Duke and North Carolina. One thing seems certain, it probably wouldn't have hurt to have one of these d ... More >>

  • Film

    July 31, 2008

    Brideshead Revisited Goes Back to the Book

    The movie is shorter and truer to the novel than the TV mini-series

  • Home Entertainment

    February 7, 2008
  • Film

    December 6, 2007


    Ian McEwan's Atonement, now as a bodice-ripper

  • Culture

    August 23, 2007
  • Culture

    August 16, 2007

    Stage Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Film

    June 14, 2007

    Get Inside. It's Summertime!

    Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)

  • Home Entertainment

    March 2, 2006
  • Film

    December 22, 2005
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    December 22, 2005

    Rogues' Gallery

    Racists, louts and terrorists earned their place among the best of 2005

  • Film

    November 10, 2005

    Love at First Fight

    This Pride & Prejudice brings fresh passion to an old love story

  • News

    October 27, 2005

    Ready to Rumble

    The Astros are on baseball's biggest stage, needing a comeback

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2005

    Mini Marathon

    Catch the best of the shorts at Independent Exposure X

  • Calendar

    June 9, 2005

    Forecast: Reign

    This is what it sounds like when local artists pay tribute to Prince

  • Film

    February 10, 2005

    Same Old Song and Dance

    Jane Austen goes Bollywood in Bride & Prejudice

  • News

    January 27, 2005

    The Canons of Courting

    Or, eight simple rules for dating my teenage daughter

  • Calendar

    October 23, 2003
  • Music

    July 31, 2003

    Exile in Whinerville

    The hostility flung at Liz Phair's new record is senseless, sexist and abominably stupid

  • Film

    November 22, 2001

    Emma Goes to France

    Amélie sends Jane Austen's best-loved heroine on a wild ride

  • Film

    April 12, 2001

    Diary of a Madwoman

    Not even Renée Zellweger can make us Jones for this sarcastic romance

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    Tea and Strumpets

    If feminism is dead, we don't care for its legacy: A choice between lunching or lapdancing

  • Film

    April 27, 2000

    Empire's End

    High drama and spirited romance spice up The Last September

  • Film

    December 23, 1999

    Postmodern Park

    Canadian director Patricia Rozema makes a compelling case for her reinterpretation of Jane Austen

  • Culture

    May 6, 1999

    Dear Abbey

    Main Street does right by this Austen charmer

  • Film

    April 1, 1999

    Drawing Bard

    Ten Things is the latest film to follow Shakespeare

  • Film

    March 19, 1998

    Women on the Brink

    This slow, meditative Woolf adaptation captures Woolf's mood and her genteel era

  • Film

    March 5, 1998

    Look Back in Anger

    Nil by Mouth is so gritty, it verges on the unwatchable

  • Culture

    February 12, 1998

    Old and Slow

    Some things don't improve with age

  • Film

    November 6, 1997

    Sex in the Suburbs

    In The Ice Storm, promiscuity seems merely pathetic

  • Film

    October 23, 1997

    Respectable Street

    Washington Square is an astute piece of social observation

  • Film

    July 24, 1997

    Going Down

    Air Force One nose-dives into an ocean of ennui

  • Film

    March 13, 1997
  • News

    October 10, 1996

    Entry Level Movie

    In a cineplex world ruled by mega-corporations, how much damage can one man do?

  • Film

    August 15, 1996
  • Film

    June 6, 1996

    Deft and Daft

    A willful heroine warms Cold Comfort Farm

  • Calendar

    May 23, 1996

    Beat the Heat!

    1996 Summer Guide

  • Film

    April 11, 1996
  • Film

    April 11, 1996

    World of Film

    Smaller, and with shorts, WorldFest/Houston cranks up its projectors

  • Culture

    February 29, 1996

    Austen, Done Admirably

    Main Street stages a properly proper Pride and Prejudice

  • Film

    December 28, 1995

    The Year in Film

    Though not great, 1995 still produced some movies worth seeing (and reseeing)

  • Film

    December 14, 1995
  • Film

    August 3, 1995

    Fashion Plate

    Clueless is an improbably entertaining time-waster

  • Film

    September 8, 1994
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