Ken Burns

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    The New Foo Fighters HBO Series Is Pretty Great

    It makes sense that the first two episodes of the new HBO series Sonic Highways, chronicling the recording of eight songs in eight separate cities for the Foo Fighters' forthcoming album of the same name, would take place in Chicago and Washington D.C. Both represent a sort of homecoming: the former ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 8, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    A Brief History of Crab Rangoon (Is Cream Cheese Native to Burma, Or London?)

    One of my guilty pleasures is American Chinese food. Although a recent trip to Beijing and Shanghai afforded me the extended opportunity to eat "real" Chinese food (which I heartily enjoyed), I still have a soft spot for General Tso's chicken and chop suey. My absolute favorite American-Chinese d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Bartender Chat: Jack of Brewery Tap

    Last week, filmmaker Ken Burns was a guest on The Colbert Report promoting his new three-part documentary Prohibition, part one of which aired this past Sunday, October 2, on Houston PBS affiliate KUHT. The series examines our country's infamous failed social experiment, also known as the Eighteenth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Five People You Should Never Invite To A Concert"The Tinderbox"​For music lovers, few experiences outrank the transcendent nature of witnessing a great live music performance. And most avid fans have a tried and trusted circle of friends they take along for the ride, knowing that even the most righteous rock show can be can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Play Ball! Baseball Songs Even A Non-Sports Fan Can Love

    ​Sports aren't really She Said's thing, though she does like to watch games where there's a lot at stake emotionally (Super Bowl XLIV) and she nearly always roots for the underdog. Mostly, she really enjoys the speed of college basketball, and the nostalgia of baseball. She Said's dad is by no mea ... More >>

  • News

    April 1, 2010

    Telling New Orleans

    The Wire's creator moves south in Treme on HBO.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    A Pardon For Galveston's Jack Johnson? McCain's On It

    Senator John McCain is announcing today that he wants President Obama to issue a pardon for Jack Johnson, the "Galveston Giant" who ruled boxing's heavyweight division in the early 20th Century and was convicted of transporting a woman across state lines to get him some.Because McCain is all about t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2009

    Buffalo Soldier Mutiny: Houston, 1917

    Memorial Park wasn’t always a park — it was once an army camp, and horrible things happened there

  • Music

    May 29, 2008
  • Calendar

    September 13, 2007

    The War

    Ken Burns looks at WWII

  • Film

    June 29, 2006

    Letter-Box Edition

    Wordplay explores the cult of the crossword puzzle

  • Home Entertainment

    October 27, 2005
  • Calendar

    August 4, 2005

    Turkey and Raspberries

    Boo and hiss as local storytellers stink up the joint

  • Calendar

    May 26, 2005
  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Smells Like Indie Spirit

    Music that made the world safe for the word ³alternative² again

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Smells Like Indie Spirit

    Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again

  • Music

    August 21, 2003

    Dwight Yoakam

    Thursday, August 21

  • Music

    April 19, 2001

    Louis Armstrong

    The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings (Columbia/Legacy)

  • Music

    February 22, 2001

    Kenny Garrett

    No one told him jazz is dead

  • Dining

    February 15, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    The Hub's Water Moccasin

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    Various Artists

    Ken Burns Jazz: The Story of America's Music (Columbia Legacy)

  • Film

    October 29, 1998

    All in Vein

    Clichs are the real killers in the anemic action film Vampires

  • Film

    September 4, 1997

    Reel to Real

    Filmmaker and archivist Rick Prelinger protects America's forgotten "home movies"

  • Calendar

    February 27, 1997
  • Film

    December 22, 1994

    Robert's Rules of Fashion

    Slimmed down and back on top, Robert Altman's having a fine time