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 >>
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 >>
wallpaperbase.com"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Britten's story of a man unjustly accused packs an emotional wallop
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
www.fanfarlo.com 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 >>
Yeah, you gotta have faith
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 >>
Ziggy GruberFoodies 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 >>
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 >>
Love is a messy, messy affair in this Israeli film
Dickens does downtown
Led Zeppelin rocked the Sam Houston Coliseum the night before this 1975 show in Baton Rouge. Led Zeppelin has been in the news so much lately it’s getting hard to remember they broke up 27 years ago. Of course there’s the big reunion show at London’s O3 Arena, with late drummer John Bonham’s ... More >>
Antonionis look at love and death
Is the U.S. Ready for the S-O-V?
Attempting romantic comedy, Sir Ridley Scott conquers neither.
Contemporary Africa -- with a theme
Woody Allen's second straight English excursion is a failed return to comedy
Wednesday, June 8, at HUSH, 15625 Katy Freeway, 713-330-HUSH.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science unveils one exhibit to rule them all
Layer Cake is a hearty, confounding slice of the British underworld
Licor Lounge goes South Asian with "Moksa"
Our critics weigh in on local theater
The Boy in Da Corner comes out swinging
Saturday, March 20
The five top-scoring champagne cocktails ranked on a scale of 1 to 10
Danny Boyle gets his mojo back in the dig-vid zombie flick 28 Days Later
Wired for Sound (Violent Turd)
Friday, May 9
Since We've Become Translucent (Sub Pop)
Stoppard's Night and Day places journalism under a high-powered microscope
The dope-y Saving Grace revives the irreverence of early English comedies
Acoustic Alchemy was soft jazz before soft jazz was soft?
Houston oil companies maintain their profitable ties to Libya, in roundabout ways
"Brilliant!" shows brilliantly what's happening across the Atlantic
Sonya of London exudes animal magnetism for $120 an hour