Lewis Carroll

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Pet Products for the Rich and Insane

    Hair Balls loves animals. Loooves 'em. We also love crazy animal people. But we are not above mocking them, when appropriate. And there is perhaps no greater mocking-rich demographic than folks who spend outrageous amounts of moolah on pet products. Clearly, there are more than a few pets out there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Galveston Bay Closed to Shellfish Harvesting Due to Dinophysis

    The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of other things. Not because we want to go and eat all the oysters up, a la Lewis Carroll, but because right now is decidedly not the best time to go oystering in Galveston Bay. As of Thursday, parts of Galveston Bay will be closed to oystering due to the ... More >>

  • Film

    December 12, 2013

    The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Is Everything the Last One Wasn't

    This Hobbit dwarfs its sleepy-eyed predecessor.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Top 10 Spoken-Word Pieces On Music Albums

    You know what I love? Soliloquies! Nothing is more awesome to me than when an album pauses in all the music and has a track where someone suddenly takes the mike and starts talking. Done well, it can be a hell of a powerful piece, but I respect the courage of anyone who gives it a shot. Some artist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    9 Rock Stars & Their Favorite Books

    Musicians like to read as much as the next person and being a creative lot they tend to draw inspiration from their favorite books. Which pieces of literature have struck a chord in the hearts of our favorite rock stars? 9. Billie Joe Armstrong, Catcher in the Rye: This probably isn't a surprise si ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    10 Things Musicians Have Been Buried With

    Everyone dies eventually, even rock stars, and when they go it's not uncommon for them to take beloved personal items with them, or to have such things placed there by grieving friends and family. That is of course unless they're cremated and have their ashes snorted or smoked. For those who went th ... More >>

  • Film

    May 10, 2012

    Tim Burton's Dark Shadows

    Johnny Depp plays a vampire family-man

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    5 Oddly Positive Acts Done By Batman Villains

    We recently did a piece on the most heartbreaking video game deaths, and looking back over that list we noticed something odd. Of the five deaths featured, two were out and out villains, one was at best neutral in a global good-vs.-evil struggle, one was a hero but part of the heartbreak was that sh ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 17, 2011
  • Calendar

    September 2, 2010

    The Adventures of Arthur Ignatius in Wonderland

    Lewis Carroll puts Arthur Conan Doyle down the rabbit hole

  • Film

    March 4, 2010

    Alice in Chains

    Tim Burton's Wonderland is not nearly curiouser and curiouser enough.

  • Film

    February 25, 2010

    Alice in Chains

    Tim Burton's Wonderland is not nearly curiouser and curiouser enough.

  • Culture

    January 28, 2010

    Enter at Your Own Risk

    The Alley's trip through Wonderland is a work in progress.

  • Calendar

    January 14, 2010


    The Alley Theatre gives us a different kind of rabbit hole

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Alley Theatre's Artistic Director Gregory Boyd Goes Down the Rabbit Hole With Alice

    Photos courtesy of the Alley TheatreNikki Snelson plays the Mad Hatter​Alice is a children's book writer who's estranged from her husband and not doing well at all with her daughter. Worst of all, to Hair Balls's way of thinking, she has writer's block. So she goes to the strange and crazy pl ... More >>

  • Film

    August 27, 2009

    Mr. Blood Red, Vol. 2

    Two decades after the severed ear of Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino serves up Hitler's head on a plate.

  • Calendar

    July 16, 2009

    Children's Hilltop Festival

    Kids get a stage series of their own

  • Dining

    March 12, 2009

    The Tastes of Textile

    When it's on, there's no place in town like Scott Tycer's new restaurant.

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    He's Guilty -- Of Generating Good Quotes

    If you're a defendant in a federal criminal case alleging you scammed FEMA in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, which of these two things would you least like to hear? a) Your own attorney describing your mental state: "He can function. I mean, he's not like...a raving lunatic. He's not Anthony Hopkin ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    June 15, 2006

    Brotherly Love

    New Super Mario Bros. scores by plumbing old ideas

  • Calendar

    May 25, 2006
  • Culture

    March 9, 2006

    Hell Above

    At the Alley, chivalry and honor survive in the face of horror

  • Dining

    January 26, 2006

    I Am the Walrus, Part 2

    Oysters on the half shell aren't the only attraction at the old Magnolia

  • Dining

    January 19, 2006

    I Am the Walrus, Part 1

    Winter is prime time at Willie G's oyster bar

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2005
  • Calendar

    July 8, 2004

    A Bright Prophecy

    Big things are in store for teen author Flavia Bujor

  • Culture

    April 29, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    April 22, 2004

    Garden of Good and Evil

    Rachel Carson's environmental quest gets surreal at Main Street Theater

  • Culture

    June 12, 2003

    By the Numbers

    Stevenson signs off with an uninspired Alice in Wonderland

  • Calendar

    March 6, 2003

    Through the Camera Lens

    In Victorian times, you couldn't show an ankle, but you could photograph young girls all you wanted

  • Culture

    August 15, 2002

    Love Under the Umbrella

    John Harvey's Eros: A Circus just needs a ringmaster

  • Music

    May 16, 2002

    Go Ask Alice

    With two new releases, Tom Waits travels ever farther down the rabbit hole of his imagination -- and our American past

  • Film

    March 14, 2002

    Game Face

    Resident Evil's enjoyable origin yarn is for more than just the PlayStation set

  • Culture

    February 14, 2002

    Apocalypse Wow

    Thunderloo is funny, but not IBP's best

  • Dining

    July 27, 2000

    Fungus Alert

    In search of "wild mushrooms"

  • Calendar

    May 6, 1999

    Night & Day

    May 6 - 12, 1999

  • Culture

    November 5, 1998

    Tales to Treat

    Bayo and Vargas make Hoffmann an HGO hit

  • Culture

    November 5, 1998

    Getting the Picture

    Winter Street Art Center focuses on photo-based art

  • News

    September 4, 1997

    Do You Believe in Magic?

    Hundreds of Houstonians do. For them, Magic: The Gathering isn't just a card game, it's a way of life. And at times, it can be a lucrative one.

  • Film

    January 2, 1997

    Lost Keys

    Shine strikes a few false notes in its delicate tale of salvation

  • News

    June 20, 1996

    Cut & Run

    He made millions sculpting the figures of Houston women while dodging one of the largest malpractice judgments in Texas history. But after botching another surgery, can Dr. Gerald Johnson continue to operate?

  • Culture

    May 19, 1994

    The Emperor of Swing

    Gilbert and Sullivan go steppin' out in TUTS' Hot Mikado