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  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    10 Reasons Juggalos Are Better Than You

    Note: this past weekend our colleagues at St. Louis' Riverfront Times risked life and limb to cover the 2014 Gathering of the Juggalos outside Thornville, Ohio. Life sucks. There is a multitude of reasons why, and no one has come to terms with this inescapable truth better than Juggalos. Zen master ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    A Sweet Story About Phil Collins and the Ultimate Warrior (R.I.P.)

    Days after he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, Warrior, better known as the wrestling phenom the Ultimate Warrior, collapsed on the sidewalk outside his Arizona hotel room Wednesday. Despite being rushed to the hospital, he was pronounced dead on arrival of as yet unknown causes. The 54-year- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Five Bands Who Could Replace The Roots On Late Night

    This past Sunday, NBC announced that Seth Meyers will officially take over as the host of Late Night, when Jimmy Fallon succeeds Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show in early 2014. But with Meyers set to inherit a show with a tradition of turning talk-show hosts into late-night greats (David Letterm ... More >>

  • Film

    December 13, 2012

    Slouching Toward Erebor

    The Hobbit gets neither there nor back again.

  • Film

    October 18, 2012

    The Rise of Found-Footage Horror

    Why the new scary movies don't look like movies at all.

  • Film

    October 11, 2012

    The Rise of Found-Footage Horror

    Why the new scary movies don't look like movies at all.

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Material Girl: Madonna's Top 10 TV Commercials

    They don't call Madonna the Material Girl for nothing. She's definitely a self-promoter when it comes to her music. Better yet, when she does this, it's never the same advertised persona. Take, for example, when she first came onto MTV and performed "Like A Virgin" at the 1985 VMAs versus her perce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Bring It On: The Musical -- Complete With Stunts & Cheers

    Last time out, playwright Jeff Whitty put foul-mouthed puppets on stage and won a Tony for Avenue Q. So why go from that to Bring It On: The Musical (soon to be at Houston's Hobby Center courtesy of Theatre Under the Stars), spun off from the 2000 movie starring Kirsten Dunst? After finishing Av ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    So Long, Arch West, And Thank You For All For The Doritos

    Memories, light the corners of my mind. ​I heard that Arch West, the inventor of Doritos, had passed away at the full age of 97, from my shower radio, while I was getting ready for work. It was the perfect place to survey all the delicious damage that West's work has done on my body these past ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    App of the Week: Ranking Nine Popular Weather Apps

    Even weather Hercules Jim Cantore could use some app help now and then.​My name is Jeff, and I'm a weather nerd. When I was very young, my father, an avid outdoorsman, would flip on the old-school weather channel on early cable television that consisted of nothing more than the current Houston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Out Today: Beasties Bite Back, Stevie Nicks Gets Witchier

    ​What's the best way to celebrate the elimination of Osama Bin Laden? Listening to the Foo Fighters' latest album Wasting Light for the fourth week straight, of course. Send help, or at least the announcement of a late-summer or early fall tour date. Come on, man, just one hit. This week's n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Saturday Night: Amos Lee At House Of Blues

    Ed Note: Due to a misunderstanding, we were unable to take any photos of Amos Lee. See what he looks like here. Photos by Robert EasleyOpener Vusi Mahlasela fell victim to yet another chatty House of Blues crowd.​Amos Lee, Vusi Mahlasela House of Blues February 12, 2011 House of Blues was pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    25 Super Bowl Pregame Observations

    Brooklyn Decker, Super Bowl media correspondent​The weather outside might suck really, really bad right now. But it's time to be reminded that more important things are going on this week. It's Super Bowl week, and we're lucky to have the NFL visiting the Metroplex which, on Sunday, at Jerry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    The Full-on McRib

    ​No, a "full-on McRib" is not a euphemism for some new sexual position, but a description of my experience with the highly processed sandwich that makes an annual appearance on the McDonald's menu -- and all the high-fat, high-salt, high-sugar things that go along with it. Thanks to some inspi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    The Week In TV: Emmy Nominations, Good and Bad

    ​The Cup is over, the king has moved, and I replaced the C in "circle" with the Z from "zucchini." This was the week in TV Land: • Nominations for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced last week, and befitting an industry built on low standards and an organization dedicated to filli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    The Week In TV: Just Let The Office Go With Dignity, Please

    ​The humidity is back, the TV season's almost over, and I need a non-gay way to ask you to go camping with me. This was the week in TV Land: • I saw Conan O'Brien in Austin on Friday. He took his Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour through the state briefly, stopping in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Now You Can Watch The State Board Of Education Hijinks Live!! On Your Computer

    ​Television just got a lot more entertaining this week. And we're not talking about the Jay Leno show.The State Board of Education announced today that it will be televising its committee meetings for the world to see. (A new law requires them to do so, but we like to think it's just civic-mindedn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Continental's Vegetable-Fuel Flight A Success

    It's safe to come out from the bunker now -- the vegetable-fuel jet has landed safely at Intercontinental.A passenger-less Continental 737, half-fueled with regular stuff and half-fueled with fuel made from biofuel, took off from IAH a little after noon and spent almost two hours flying over the Gul ... More >>

  • Music

    September 18, 2008
  • News

    August 21, 2008

    No Germ Lab for You

    Texans Get Dissed

  • Dining

    December 20, 2007
  • Calendar

    July 26, 2007

    Loco Comedy Jam

    Mike Robles heads up Latino laugh-fest

  • Film

    June 7, 2007

    Geekology 101

    Judd Apatow explains himself.

  • Film

    February 22, 2007

    Fly Me to the Moon

    Astronaut Farmer dares to dream

  • Home Entertainment

    December 21, 2006
  • Home Entertainment

    November 2, 2006
  • Film

    October 12, 2006

    Voter Fraud

    Barry Levinson wags the dog again, but his bark is worse than his bite

  • Film

    December 22, 2005

    The Reel Truth

    Hollywood claims the sky is falling. To which we say Puh-lease.

  • News

    November 10, 2005

    Road Trip

    How a mid-list band spent six weeks in an RV, fueled by chili

  • Calendar

    June 23, 2005

    Mr. Saturday Night

    Darrell Hammond makes a good impression at the Laff Stop

  • Film

    February 10, 2005

    Just One Hitch

    Will Smith helps others find love, though probably not with this movie

  • Calendar

    January 13, 2005

    Bittersweet Symphony

    The Art Guys inject some color into Bluebeard's Castle

  • Music

    October 28, 2004

    Bush Beer

    Dubya leads a pint-glass race for president at the Flying Saucer

  • Film

    January 15, 2004

    Torque Out

    Motorcycle sound and fury signify nothing -- but do kinda rock

  • Film

    December 11, 2003

    Farrelly Mediocre

    The idiots what brung you Dumb and Dumber ain't funny no more

  • Culture

    December 26, 2002

    Fear Factor

    But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott

  • Culture

    August 30, 2001

    Back to School

    Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks grow up, more or less, and move to a dorm

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    Low and Outside

    Welcome to the ballpark. And brown fields and barren expanses of a still-not-rejuvenated section of downtown.

  • Calendar

    August 12, 1999

    Urban Comedian

    Anthony Clark at the Laff Stop

  • Film

    April 22, 1999

    Spade and Neutered

    Sterile, overdone comedy dogs Lost and Found

  • News

    March 25, 1999
  • Calendar

    January 21, 1999
  • Music

    April 2, 1998

    Write or Wrong?

    Marilyn Manson's Long Hard Road Out of Hell is paved with one journalist's bad intentions

  • Film

    March 6, 1997

    Radio Daze

    Howard Stern shows off his Private Parts, and they're really quite nice

  • Music

    May 2, 1996
  • News

    January 4, 1996