Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.
Good artwork can make or break a restaurant. If an owner slaps something off-putting on the marquee, it could scare away a customer forever. Here's a list of my top five favorites, some of which truly define the place they represent, and others that are just plain weird. 5. Victory Eatery I ... More >>
Sacred groundsThis evening marks the start of another high school football season. Entire cities and towns will be shuttering their doors and congregating at the central holy ground: the football stadium. Well, that may not be the case in Houston, but certainly in Dillon and West Canaan. (Oh, tho ... More >>
Dance reigns supreme at salsa institution Club Tropicana.
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 >>
New York cop drama holds the audience hostage
Oliver Stone's W. opened last week, to decidedly mixed reviews (not that any Houston critics got a chance to see it). While the movie may have received a lukewarm reception, George W. Bush's actual presidency - which is enjoying a 29% approval rating - is sure to go down as one of the worst of all t ... More >>
As giant robots transform all around us (!), it's good to know Michael Bay won't ever change
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
Glory Road relives the season when college hoops smashed the color barrier
National Treasure makes one long for good Nic Cage movies -- like Con Air
A PG-13 rating squeezes the life out of Anacondas
Tuesday, October 28
With Holes, Disney serves up more than the usual kiddie fare
Ali lands some solid blows, but sadly it's no knockout
Pearl Harbor's sound and fury signify nothing
The General brilliantly captures a Cagneylike Irish crime boss
Enemy of the State parallels special prosecutor plots
Even Francis Ford Coppola can't make much of John Grisham
Can Oliver Stone leave his obsessions behind?
Sure, you can upgrade a TV series to the big screen -- but why bother?