Somewhere in college those of us arts and humanities types who were passionate about music, but knew we were not talented enough to perform it professionally, eventually wandered into the journalism school or the student radio station. Everyone else must have wound up in a marketing classroom. Rewi ... More >>
Tomorrow is May Day. It doesn't mean a lot in the U.S., but in many nations it's their version of Labor Day. Back in the day, when there was such a thing as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, May Day was a big, big deal. Soviet leaders would stand on a huge stage as mighty missiles, demonstra ... More >>
This past Sunday, naughty cell phone pictures of both Mad Men's redheaded bombshell Christina Hendricks and television personality Olivia Munn leaked onto the Internet. No, they weren't together in the photos -- Dear God -- these were separate leaks. Two of the most lusted after female celebs, Hend ... More >>
Looking back on the year in movies, and what's coming in 2012.
For all their similarities, teens separated by geography and culture can be very different, as these photos show.
pasoroblesfilmfestival.comDr. John, Clint Eastwood and producer/director Bruce Ricker in a publicity photo for "Piano Blues," Eastwood's installment of PBS' 2003 series The Blues.Today the one and only Clint Eastwood turns 81 years old, and he can still kick your ass. According to the Interne ... More >>
We scoured the Internet, like we do for at least nine hours a day, for an excuse to embed Scorsese clips into one, organized blog post. Lucky for us, we found that timeliness was applicable: the 35th anniversary edition of Taxi Driver is out on Blu-Ray! We'll probably stick to our used copy t ... More >>
Ever wonder which of your favorite bands are named after movies? So have we. So we went out and did a little bit of research. BANDS NAMED AFTER ACTUAL MOVIES My Bloody Valentine: The seminal shoegaze act took their name from a low-budget 1981 horror movie about a guy who really, really hat ... More >>
And now we'll never know...Forget all that talk about natural disasters and midterm elections, yesterday we finally got some really important news: The Dark Knight Rises. That's the title director Christopher Nolan is running with for his third go-round with the Batman franchise he successf ... More >>
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I finally managed to catch Avatar last weekend. I don't know if holding out this long was more because of the demands of infant children or my holding out hope that withholding my handful of dollars might keep the movie from steamrollering to the top spot in all-time box office. That last option ... More >>
Roughly 84,000 rap albums that have been released in Houston since 1989. We're counting down the 25 best of all time every Thursday. Got a problem with the list? Shove it. Just kidding. Friendship. Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Scarface The Diary (Asylum, 1994) Honesty time: Last week's post ... More >>
Photo courtesy runtofthelitter.comEight years ago, we wrote of former Houston Oiler safety Bo Eason, who was premiering at Stages Theatre a searing autobiographical one-man play about his life and career.Runt of the Litter was a fascinating, well-written, nicely acted look at the dark forces that ... More >>
Between serious safety and environmental concerns, the Toyota Prius isn't the angel that everyone thinks it is.
Sean Avery of the NHL's Dallas Stars was suspended for an indefinite period by the NHL on Tuesday for comments he made in Calgary on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters, he made a comment about several players dating his "sloppy seconds." And I know most of you in Houston would rather talk high school fo ... More >>
How the Americans fared at Cannes.
One hundred percent beef
Sean Penn blames his problems on the president -- so what else is new?
You too can "Inaugurate Yourself"
Why the best films of 2004 look like indies but aren't
Houston's been the No. 1 city in America in the obesity crisis. But hype doesn't mean help.
From Beverly Hills to Omaha with Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis
Martin Scorsese looks at the roots of New York's violence, with mixed results
Firewater's Todd A. lost two friends to suicide in two years. It saved his life.
Minnie Driver has a problem with her ticker - and with the cinematography - in the awful Return to Me
A not-subtle but unsettling Joe the King exposes child abuse
Creepy Six Ways swarms with mom-induced psychoses
A weird wager doesn't make She's All That a good bet
The drummer with the big stick bares all about jail, Motley Crue and Pamela Anderson
Woody's clever Celebrity charts the descending pain of fame
Log Cabin Republicans want to be part of the GOP, which wants no part of them
June 25 - July 1, 1998