William Friedkin tells us why modern action films disappoint.
After racking up an impressive amount of semifinalist nods for the 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards, Houston had only one finalist for the annual "Oscars of food," announced today in Las Vegas. One of the most interesting things about the six semifinalists was how accurately they represent the cu ... More >>
Photo by FabioManabu Horiuchi, one of this year's semi-finalists.We're moving up in the culinary world, Houston. Last year, five semi-finalists from Houston were in the running for the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards. This year, we're up to six. And what a six they are. Mirroring our own ... More >>
Main Street Theater Executive Artistic Director Rebecca Greene Udden says she loves the work of playwright Sir Tom Stoppard -- "his ideas and his language and the way he's able to articulate complicated ideas in such eloquent ways." Undaunted by the fact that Stoppard's Tony Award-winning trilogy T ... More >>
Natalie Portman goes batshit in a tutu in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan.
Get swept away on Rodgers and Hammerstein's lush score
The son of the late, great Ali Farka Tour√© definitely does not live under his father's shadow. After his impressive self-titled debut two years ago, he emerges with Fondo (Six Degrees) , a disc that explores and expands Malian blues with a more global perspective. Since his first disc came out, T ... More >>
Guest cellist Alisa Weilerstein appears with the H-Town orchestra
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Robert Moeling, Lynn Harrell and Michael Webster perform classical works by Bach, Brahms and Zemlinsky
Stale romantic comedy has neither romance nor comedy
Plot-light Madagascar still manages clever gags for grown-ups
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Johnny Cash's legacy lives on
The naked truth about why Houston isnít the third coast
Notes from the (corporate-sponsored) underground
The wasted life of Texas filmmaker Eagle Pennell
Masters Mingus and Gordon get their due in Rice documentaries
April 2-8, 1998
What becomes a legend most? HGO's Opera Studio tries to find out.
Jewel is a one-name folkie with a multifaceted spirit