It's the dog days of summer are upon us. We did manage to get just a bit of rain over the weekend. As I talked about last week, showers were widely scattered but a few areas got over an inch of the wet stuff. Most of the city only saw a trace, unfortunately. This week should be fairly typical with ... More >>
From cash-hungry strippers to protesters dressed as vaginas.
Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're really glad to have all these giant crosses all over town to remind us how goddamn Christian we all are while our homeless starve. Ha ha, just kidding! This ordinance won't starve the homeless. It'll just fine the compassionate ... More >>
Nick Cave remains in a class by himself. On one hand, he's the most gothic person alive, but on the other he's so unique in his contributions that when we sat down to make a list of all the different eras of goth music, we simply had to leave him out because he doesn't fit anywhere. He's a statistic ... More >>
Harry Potter — franchise king, hero of a generation — fights his last battle.
History is full of mysterious magicians. The modern world gives us Anton LaVey, Gerald Gardner and Aleister Crowley. In the ancient world you had Edward Kelley, Nicolas Flamel, and the Count of St. Germain. Of all those illustrious names, however, the name of Dr. John Dee stands out from the ... More >>
Still the only crossover I'd pay to see.Anyone watch the MTV Movie Awards? Anyone? I didn't think so, mostly because I suspect the majority of Hair Balls/Art Attack readers are over the age of 12. And while I have no intention of revisiting the whole "'Music?"Television line of jokes, I did ... More >>
Rocks Off likes to troll the musicians section of Craigslist in an effort to catch interesting acts at their very inception. Usually we get the same old thing day in and day out: Need FOC (Friend of Christ) bass player for worship band. Must have ride. 18 SERIOUS singer looking for band. Ma ... More >>
I come to bury Dobby, not to praise him.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 was number one at the box office for the third straight week. With over $600 million in worldwide grosses, the first half of the final installment of the film franchise looks like it will probably surpass the ... More >>
In Harry Potter finale the kids are not alright
Photos by Jim BrickerFrightened Rabbit, Plants and Animals Walter's on Washington October 21, 2010 Aftermath has always favored "out of sight, out of mind" over "absence makes the heart grow fonder," but after Thursday's Frightened Rabbit performance at Walter's On Washington to a sweaty and ... More >>
Banned from KBXX 97.9, Trae tha Truth takes his case courtside.
C'mon, 'fess up. You spent early last week camped out in front of the Angelika in your Hogwarts uniform, awaiting the arrival of the new Harry Potter movie in theatres. Then you spent the rest of the week basking in the afterglow of Daniel Radcliffe's smoldering gaze, and engaging in heated discuss ... More >>
That old black Potter magic continues to beguile in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Photos by Alex Begley What do you call punk rock for kids? Pid Rock? Kink Rock? Maybe just Wizard Rock, the genre that Harry and the Potters have summoned up around them in last five years. For those of you without literature-obsessed teenagers, Harry and the Potters are a brotherly duo out of Bost ... More >>
Hermione? Is that you? Like millions of others in their 20s and 30s with no reservations (or shame) about reading a series of books intended for people half their age, I’m currently devouring Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. And yes, the first thing I did after buying the book was skip strai ... More >>
It took Pradnya Bhawalkar an hour to put together the gloves, robe and rest of the witch costume the 18 year old wore to the midnight Harry Potter party at the Barnes and Noble at First Colony Mall in Sugar Land last night. The parking lot was so full, I’d had to park in another one and hike over ... More >>
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