I'm going to rip this Band-Aid right off... back when I first was introduced to singer-songwriter James Caronna I didn't think very highly of him at all. I thought his work was unoriginal, uninspiring, and just in general not worth bothering with; "Brand X Daniel Powter" was my comparison. Still, I ... More >>
Tiger Eyes is a breath of fresh air—and an opportunity
It seems a simple solution. Gangs have turned certain swaths of Houston into no-man's lands, shuttering businesses, keeping otherwise law-abiding citizens cowed in their houses. These gangsters -- these Crips, these Bloods, these members of Most Wanted -- have turned otherwise placid neighborhoods i ... More >>
The movies to know from Sundance - and the year ahead.
BY CHRIS GRAY AND CORY GARCIA Of the dozens of electronic-music artists from all over the world playing Saturday's Something Wicked Festival at Sam Houston Race Park, the ones at "The Experiment" area bear should not be overlooked for one simple reason: They live here. Rewind: Rocks Off's Somethi ... More >>
If the recently retired Asylum Street Spankers were "God's Favorite Band," their fellow Austinites White Ghost Shivers are more like friends of the devil. Or most likely to violate some Blue Law somewhere. They're naughty, but nice. The seven-piece Shivers can't be onstage without you looking aroun ... More >>
It boasts impressive horror, but its ideas? Not so much.
Texas gives to the world, and eventually the people who do the giving die. Such was the case in 2011, when at least nine notable Texans joined the Choir Invisible, the Great Majority, the dead. Without them, there would no Weed-Eaters, and perhaps the greatest college football/politician scandal ev ... More >>
Photo by Mandy OaklanderKaiser Lashkari, owner and chef of Himalaya RestaurantIn a special Diwali version of Chef Chat, we visit Kaiser Lashkari of Himalaya Restaurant, a North Indian and Pakistani refuge in the Mahatma Gandhi district. The chef and owner, a colorful character, is 11 tables d ... More >>
Intelligence goes soft in this more obvious than smart rom-com
Leaping thugs in a single bound, our Brave leading lady takes back the night
Peter O'Toole gets randy with this starring role, his first in years
This Broadway show is a fun piece of fluff
How a mid-list band spent six weeks in an RV, fueled by chili
Our correspondent finds his attempts to help rebuffed by evacuees