• Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    College and Pro Football: This Weekend's Best Bets

    Before we get to the Best Bets for the week, I'll use this space (and perhaps a lengthier column in the future) to salute the recently laid off employees at the soon-to-be-sold-and-renamed-and-lobotomized Comcast Sports Net Houston. As you all are probably aware, painfully so if you're a non-Comca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    NFL: This Weekend's Best Bets

    Last weekend was an amazing bounce back weekend for me. After back to back 2-4 stinkers, the doubters began creeping out of the woodwork again. Actually, to say they crept out of the woodwork would imply they were hiding and then being somewhat subtle about their lack of faith in my prognosticating ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 10, 2014
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    April 24, 2014

    Bastille at House of Blues, 4/23/2014

    Bastille House of Blues April 23, 2014 Bastille could very well be the next Coldplay, OneRepublic or Ed Sheeran. The London-based quartet possesses all of the necessary characteristics and already has the world's collective ear, but first they need to choose a direction. Right now, their sound is ... More >>

  • Film

    August 29, 2013

    Secrets Not Worth Knowing: Suspense Flatlines in Closed Circuit

    Film falls on the wrong side of the line between restrained and drab.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Band of Skulls: "Sweet Sour" Is Bitter Fare

    Earlier this month your intrepid VJ brought you a music video called "The Greeks" from London band Is Tropical and the filmmakers at MEGAFORCE. It detailed a children's war game enhanced with anime-style explosions, blood and just all-around awesome, over-the-top violence. While somewhat offensive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Friday Night: Mt. Eden At Rich's

    Mt. Eden Rich's April 20, 2012 Friday, Mt. Eden, a music duo from New Zealand that is not Flight of the Concords, played a show at Rich's. And they were very good. At least, I suspect that they were, and that's the probably closest anyone can get to conclusively arguing an opinion one way or the ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Ransom Old Tom Gin: Not Your Mother's Gin

    ​A friend and I had just settled in to the bar at Simone on Sunset, a new wine and cocktail bar in Rice Village, when she commenced her preaching on the subject of gin. "I consider myself a gin missionary," she said. "A ginvangelist?" I punned back. "Yes," she declared. "A ginvangelist!" Sh ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2011
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    December 22, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Seth Siegel-Gardner of Kata Robata

    ​Shortly after naming Kata Robata (3600 Kirby Dr, 713-526-8858) Houston's best new restaurant, we learned that they were getting a new chef: Seth Siegel-Gardner, a native Houstonian. EOW had the chance to speak with Siegel-Gardner in early December, just as he was rolling out his new menu. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Before Ray & Dave, Noel & Liam, There Was Don & Phil...

    The Everly Brothers Reunion Concert: Live at the Royal Albert Hall Eagle Vision, 120 minutes, $11.98. ​Long before the professional pairings of the Robinsons, Gallaghers, Davies or even the Righteous, (and just after the Burnettes), there was the early rock and roll fraternal act of the Everl ... More >>

  • Music

    October 7, 2010
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    March 31, 2010

    Jimi Hendrix's Pyromania And 5 Other Great Moments In Instrument Destruction

    ​ We've all seen the famous footage of Jimi Hendrix humping, burning, and finally smashing his guitar to bits at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. What not many people realize is he initially performed this act of musical instrument immolation some months before, at the suggestion of writer Keith ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Aftermath: Coldplay at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty Coldplay carries with them almost every major defect available to make it possible for someone like Aftermath to hate them. Bandleader Chris Martin prances on the stage like a marionette detached from his strings for one, his gee-whiz smile notwithstanding. Just like the its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Hey, Houston!! Show Off Your Fat Ass For British TV!!

    Photo by Mykl RoventineDrangonfly Productions is a London company that makes documentaries. They are working one one now about morbid obesity.They're filming in Mexico, Europe, the South Pacific Islands, Africa....and Houston."We are looking for some of the world's heaviest families -- where more th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2008

    Notes from the 2008 Southwest Foodservice Expo: Dripping Springs Vodka

    Texas is getting a bit of respect for its micro-distilleries in the Hill Country. Dripping Springs Vodka just won Best in Class and the Purity Vodka Trophy at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in London.

  • Culture

    February 21, 2008
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    January 24, 2008
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    November 8, 2007

    Over the Hills and Not That Far Away

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: MFing EMF

    Has something ever happened in your life that just made you wanna ball your fists up and punch a wall like the Hulk? Have you ever been so angry and desperate for an outlet for your primitive frustrations that you bit your own steering wheel in half? If you have experienced either of these two emoti ... More >>

  • Film

    May 10, 2007

    28 Weeks Later

    War on zombies, war on terror, what's the diff?

  • Culture

    February 1, 2007

    Room with a View

    A chamber drama takes on big themes

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Scott Faingold Listens to Everything

    And comes up with a random smattering of tortured musings

  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    The Hype of March

    Who will be the band of 2006, and why you shouldnt care

  • Film

    December 22, 2005

    Beautiful Dreamer

    An adopted transvestite searches for Mom but runs into everything else

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Booking It

    These travel narratives are as much about the teller as the terrain

  • Music

    September 30, 2004


    Medúlla (Elektra)

  • News

    August 5, 2004
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    July 22, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    July 15, 2004

    State of Affairs

    A lackluster version of Oklahoma! stops at the Hobby

  • Culture

    February 19, 2004

    Long Overdue

    Book it to Main Street Theater and peek Underneath the Lintel

  • Music

    January 29, 2004

    Dizzee Rascal

    Boy in da Corner (XL Recordings)

  • Music

    July 17, 2003

    The Evolution Control Committee

    Plagiarythm Nation (Creations/Seeland)

  • News

    February 20, 2003

    High-Tech Shia Pet

    A Houston computer whiz uses the Internet to become a Muslim marriage matchmaker

  • Film

    January 16, 2003

    Sour Hours

    Streep, Moore and Kidman reveal that it's sad to be sad

  • Music

    June 27, 2002

    Vans Warped Tour

    Saturday, June 29

  • Film

    October 18, 2001

    Blood Brothers

    Albert and Allen Hughes deliver a sensuous but grisly message From Hell.

  • Culture

    September 21, 2000

    Almost Famous

    Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell isn't Carrie Bradshaw. Like, really.

  • Culture

    October 7, 1999

    So Be Good

    In Shockheaded Peter, bad boys and girls get what they deserve -- and then some

  • News

    May 27, 1999
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    April 1, 1999
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    December 24, 1998

    Night & Day

    December 24 - 30, 1998

  • News

    October 29, 1998
  • Film

    August 13, 1998

    Heroine Overdose

    The Governess looks good but turns unlikable

  • Culture

    May 7, 1998
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    January 15, 1998
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    February 13, 1997
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    March 16, 1995
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    January 20, 1994

    The Belfasters

    Be glad that In the Name of the Father was made. But don't expect this Irish movie to leave anyone's eyes crying.

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