Texans don't screw around when it comes to the Alamo. We're raised to talk about the "13 days of glory" with misty eyes and a defensiveness along the lines of how the Brits talk about the Queen. Once Ozzy Ozbourne was caught urinating near it - he was peeing on the Alamo Cenotaph, legend has it -- ... More >>
Wrapping up Houston's holiday shows.
It was just announced that Houston's favorite nerd, Jim Parsons, will return to Broadway this coming spring. Parsons, who made his big stage debut this past year in Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, will now take on the lead role in the Pulitzer Prize winning play Harvey. Harvey is about a seemingl ... More >>
The setup: The perennially popular movie featuring Jimmy Stewart is recast, this time as a highly original radio play. The execution: The production is much more than audio, as we are at the art deco set of WBKR, a radio station featuring The Playhouse of the Air. In fact, it is filled with visua ... More >>
Catastrophic Theatre fave Mickle Maher mounts another success.
Featuring a proto-beatnik jet pilotWith the possible exceptions of horses and ships, no other non-speaking entity has starred in so many motion pictures as the airplane. And we love airplanes. We love them so much we've probably seen every last airplane movie worth watching, and even more tha ... More >>
R.I.P. CholulaThe Craig's Hlist family had an emotional time this past week, to say the least. We had to say goodbye to our chihuahua Cholula after 11 years of bright-eyed yapping and begging for scraps and cookies. She had a bad back, which basically rendered her hind legs paralyzed the last ... More >>
Killer's tormented self gets simplified for screen.
Hair Balls has always been partial to people who don't quite fit into the world in traditional ways.So we jumped at the chance to talk with actor James Black, who is tackling the classic role of the well-intentioned and idiosyncratic Elwood P. Dowd in the upcoming production of Harvey at the Alle ... More >>
Opening Day is finally here, and we can once again try to resolve our love/hate relationship with the Houston Astros.As of this writing, they are undefeated, so -- so far, so good.Baseball, for all its problems, has long had an unbreakable hold on Americans. So have movies. So here are five great ba ... More >>
Alfred Hitchcock titillates the voyeur in all of us
Male fulfillment and lack thereof
MFAH hosts the Movies Houstonians Love series with guest speaker Dr. John Lienhard
With Hitchcock in its rear window, bland voyeur thriller does its best not to perturb(ia)
Dilana comes home to the reality after reality TV
I answer a call for help and get pulled into a cesspool of doo-doo
A local collective gets artsy and silly at Mackey Gallery
Or, why Tom Hanks isn't Steve Guttenberg
The Chicago clip crew gleefully gabs on in Barbershop 2
Travolta unloads another awful bomb in Basic
Was Jeffery Prible the cold-blooded murderer of an entire family? Or the gullible target of an opportunistic jailhouse informant?
Thousands of inmates rely annually on a capricious parole board for their freedom. Most, like George Dismukes, return to their cells without ever knowing why they were denied.
Former fans uncertain of the new direction for a dynamic director
Hard Rain drowns the myth of small-town virtue
Headline:The Case Against Hurwitz In one of the last big S&L cases from the '80s, two federal agencies are pursuing Charles Hurwitz over the failure of united Savings. And for once, Hurwitz may have no place to hide.