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 >>
We long to see more from Matthew Lopez.
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 >>
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 >>
wallpaperbase.com"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 >>
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 >>
The Wire's creator moves south in Treme on HBO.
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 >>
Memorial Park wasnt always a park it was once an army camp, and horrible things happened there
Ken Burns looks at WWII
Wordplay explores the cult of the crossword puzzle
Boo and hiss as local storytellers stink up the joint
Music that made the world safe for the word ³alternative² again
Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again
Thursday, August 21
The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings (Columbia/Legacy)
No one told him jazz is dead
The Hub's Water Moccasin
Ken Burns Jazz: The Story of America's Music (Columbia Legacy)
Clichs are the real killers in the anemic action film Vampires
Filmmaker and archivist Rick Prelinger protects America's forgotten "home movies"
Slimmed down and back on top, Robert Altman's having a fine time