The Signal is too busy blowing minds to tell a story.
Have you ever had one of those moments where you thought to yourself, "Why did I do that?" or "Why did I turn that down?" Those kinds of moments happen to all of us. It's part of life, unfortunately. This happens all the time in the movie world, but you never seem to hear about it in the music worl ... More >>
Ah, rappers and music videos. Some are vehicles for self-promotion, others are tools used to promote a message, a gaggle of asses or some good ol' wholesome debauchery. In the case of the Houston rap class, music videos are always eye opening glimpses into the future, either telling what a talent co ... More >>
Photo by Ann SummaThe documentary Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone flirts with a balance between history and character as it looks behind the scenes at a group that failed to achieve large-scale commercial success, but inspired many groups that did. Directors Lev Anderson and Chris ... More >>
Steven Soderbergh turns the star-studded Hollywood disaster flick on its head.
Photos by Marco TorresTuesday night, Bun B moderated a discussion panel at St. John's United Methodist Church downtown. It was hard to find any information about the rapper on the Internet, besides the fact that he's from Port Aransas or something. Bun and his panel started out intending to ... More >>
Homeless in Houston share their most important objects.
No, these aren't Offspring cover bands, which would be gross, since Offspring sucks pretty badly on their own. They aren't as cool as we thought they were in 1994. No, let's talk about what happens when famous folks let their children loose to be rock stars. Some fall while others find fame i ... More >>
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Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. We'll incorporate the number five in there somewhere. Send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. As research for an upcoming music feature, we met up w ... More >>
Two-tiered Mezzanine Lounge aims for sports-bar casual, not hot-spot swank.
Sixty years ago this week in Paris, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The original text was a collaborative effort from representatives from many nations including the United States (Eleanor Roosevelt was part of the team), written as a way to repudiate the atroci ... More >>
Anything for Art
Get another look at this End Game artist at the CAMH
This flick doesn't hit the jackpot. Doesn't even come close.
The Matrix: Path of Neo is more chop suey than chopsocky
This Assault attacks the original and does no damage
Revolutions runs a playful joyride through a nifty vision of hell
Eastwood takes a guilt trip down the mighty Mystic River
A one-night film fest at the Shrine bookstore
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?
The Matrix Reloaded doesn't dodge the dynamic action
Biker Boyz is furious, but it ain't fast, which is a real drag
The big-screen dames of cinema 2003 will keep you watching
Antwone Fisher would make a great role model, says Antwone Fisher
Tim Blake Nelson's ill-conceived O reimages Othello as a basketball star
Osmosis Jones ails from more than the virus that overtakes Bill Murray's body
Undercover cop film is underdeveloped, too
With great wit and cast, Ideal Husband is an ideal comedy
Sci-fi Matrix moves beyond reality at warp speed
In which our man in Dallas joins Sofia Staks, Kayla Kleevage and other noted First Amendment activists on a mission to rescue Houston from the pashas of prudery. Or something like that.
The name of the film may be Othello, but Iago's the star
Reactionary and racist, Just Cause is just too dumb to get worked up about
John Singleton's Higher Learning fails to make the grade