• Calendar

    July 31, 2014
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    May 1, 2014

    The Last VJ's Five Best Videos of the Week

    Welcome back to The Last VJ, music fans. This week we've got dueling afterlives in case you're in the market for one. Also, I check in on a contestant from Dance Moms embarking on a music video career, and an unbelievably great London rap based on a series of novels, of all things. It's a weird wee ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    November 3, 2011

    Beware: Magazine Scammers in Houston

    They're baaaack....​A roving band of scamming douchebags calling themselves Nxcess Sales have parked themselves in Houston; these bottom-feeders have been making their way across the country, telling people they're selling magazines to raise funds for, among other things, local children's hosp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Five People You Should Never Invite To A Concert"The Tinderbox"​For music lovers, few experiences outrank the transcendent nature of witnessing a great live music performance. And most avid fans have a tried and trusted circle of friends they take along for the ride, knowing that even the most righteous rock show can be can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​In the comments of Nick Hall's post on a whiskey class at Anvil, Bobby Heugel mentioned that there are plenty of bars and restaurants around town also deserving of acclaim. Asked by another commenter to elaborate, he did, and it's a pretty good list: I'm done after this because I don't usua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    An Exclusive Look Inside Predator: The Musical

    ​Since 2002, Jon and Al Kaplan have been turning some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters in musicals. Their first effort was Silence of the Lambs, which has gone on to such great success than a new production of it opened last year in London. They're also on our list of golden boys because t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2010

    Food in Film: The 5 Greatest Pie Scenes for Thanksgiving

    Last year for Thanksgiving, we treated you to the top 5 overeating scenes from the movies (in honor of all the face-stuffing so many of us are doing today). This Thanksgiving, we're celebrating another indulgence: pie. Bonus: No footage of Mr. Creosote to ruin your appetite. You're welcome! 5. "Th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 4, 2010

    Peter Grimes

    Britten's story of a man unjustly accused packs an emotional wallop

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Revenge of the Cupcakes

    wickedoctober.blogspot.comShattered Glass Topping: Perfect for Halloween parties or any occasion when you'd like to say,"I hope you choke to death." ​Confectionaire extraordinaire Lily Vanilli felt London's cupcake craze was all show and no substance. Beautifully decorated, poorly baked. In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    World's Hottest Weapon, or Delicious Spice?

    ​ On a recent trip to London, we stumbled upon naga jolokia powder at one of Borough Market's spice tents. We first talked about naga jolokia, or the ghost pepper, a few weeks ago when a story came out about the Indian military using it in a type of tear-gas hand grenade. Intrigued by someth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    MFAH Screens Film About Iranian Rock Underground Tonight

    It's a hot weekend for musical movie lovers. Tomorrow evening is the Aurora Picture Show's Soul Nite, featuring live performance reels from a bouquet of 1960s soul musicians, and tonight the Museum of Fine Arts is screening an award-winning film about the struggle of two Iranian teens trying to for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Inquiring Minds: Simon Balthazar of UK Indie-Pop Tarts Fanfarlo​ ​Reservoir, the debut album from London's Fanfarlo, is the kind of album that immediately grabs your attention with its unique and joyful spirit. From the stumbling, heartfelt swoon of songs like "I Am a Pilot" to the droll and upbeat wit of songs like "Harold T. Wilkins, Or Ho ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 3, 2009

    George Michael: Live in London

    Yeah, you gotta have faith

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Aftermath: Dengue Fever Explores The Lost World at Warehouse Live

    There was a moment at the beginning of Dengue Fever's performance Saturday night where the movie the band was scoring, 1925's The Lost World, kind of faded into the background and all we could concentrate on was how their music was filling the space like warm water in a bathtub. We usually complain ... More >>

  • Music

    October 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Chef Chat: Ziggy Gruber of Kenny & Ziggy's New York Deli Restaurant

    Ziggy Gruber​Foodies generally acknowledge that one of the last authentic New York delicatessens in the world is located at 2327 Post Oak Blvd. Ziggy Gruber, owner/chef of Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessen, recently spoke with Eating Our Words about how a third-generation deli man wound up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Slide Show: Day of the Duos

    Today marks the anniversary of the day in 1957 that John Lennon met Paul McCartney, when Paul happened to take in John's pre-Beatles band, the Quarrymen, at a Liverpool church picnic. Exactly seven years later came the London premiere of A Hard Day's Night, the manic movie whose soundtrack cemented ... More >>

  • Music

    January 22, 2009
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    January 8, 2009


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    July 17, 2008

    Something Sweet

    Love is a messy, messy affair in this Israeli film

  • Dining

    March 20, 2008
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    February 29, 2008
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    November 22, 2007
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    October 16, 2007
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    September 13, 2007


    Antonioni’s look at love and death

  • Music

    November 23, 2006

    Sovereign Ruler

    Is the U.S. Ready for the S-O-V?

  • Film

    November 9, 2006

    Heart Attack

    Attempting romantic comedy, Sir Ridley Scott conquers neither.

  • Culture

    November 2, 2006

    Authors of "Authenticity"

    Contemporary Africa -- with a theme

  • Film

    July 27, 2006

    London Fog

    Woody Allen's second straight English excursion is a failed return to comedy

  • Music

    June 2, 2005

    The Roots, with Floetry

    Wednesday, June 8, at HUSH, 15625 Katy Freeway, 713-330-HUSH.

  • Calendar

    June 2, 2005

    Ring It In

    The Houston Museum of Natural Science unveils one exhibit to rule them all

  • Film

    May 26, 2005

    Thick and Rich

    Layer Cake is a hearty, confounding slice of the British underworld

  • Calendar

    March 31, 2005

    Bring the Hookahs

    Licor Lounge goes South Asian with "Moksa"

  • Culture

    June 17, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Music

    April 1, 2004

    Dizzee Miss Lizzee

    The Boy in Da Corner comes out swinging

  • Music

    March 18, 2004

    Broken Social Scene

    Saturday, March 20

  • Dining

    December 25, 2003

    Sparkling Leftovers

    The five top-scoring champagne cocktails ranked on a scale of 1 to 10

  • Film

    June 26, 2003

    Dead to Rights

    Danny Boyle gets his mojo back in the dig-vid zombie flick 28 Days Later

  • Music

    June 26, 2003


    Wired for Sound (Violent Turd)

  • Music

    May 8, 2003
  • Music

    November 28, 2002


    Since We've Become Translucent (Sub Pop)

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Breakfast

    Baby Barnaby's

  • Culture

    June 21, 2001

    Meet the Press

    Stoppard's Night and Day places journalism under a high-powered microscope

  • Film

    August 17, 2000

    Reefer Madness

    The dope-y Saving Grace revives the irreverence of early English comedies

  • Music

    June 10, 1999

    Jazz Alchemists

    Acoustic Alchemy was soft jazz before soft jazz was soft?

  • News

    June 4, 1998

    Trading with the Enemy

    Houston oil companies maintain their profitable ties to Libya, in roundabout ways

  • Culture

    March 21, 1996

    England's Edge

    "Brilliant!" shows brilliantly what's happening across the Atlantic

  • News

    August 24, 1995

    Woof, Woof

    Sonya of London exudes animal magnetism for $120 an hour

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