Louvre Museum

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    France a la Houston

    When translated from France to America, the culinary capital of the world's traditions often amount to starched white table clothes and stuffy service. Houston is luckier than most cities, as there are a few places in the Bayou City to get a great croque madame or a delicious foie gras torchon. In o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 20, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    NSFW: Five Videos Recently Banned From YouTube

    Want a music badge of honor? Well, the key to earning one is simple, apparently. All you have to do is release a new, sometimes subpar single, and set it to a visual backdrop of either half-nekkid chicks scenes of violence and murder. Throw in enough stuff that the censors over at YouTube aren't des ... More >>

  • News

    November 22, 2012

    2012 Turkeys of the Year

    Puffed up, plucked and ready for roasting, here's this year's best of the worst.

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Arian Foster's Projected 2012 Workload: An Historical Perspective

    "He can handle it, I know that. You never know how the season's gonna go, and what it's gonna take to win each week. We're giving Arian some breaks at practice during the course of the week, but he looks fine to me. He's holding up fine. He hasn't missed any time, other than the time we've given him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    My Five Favorite Works of Art Featuring Food

    I generally enjoy museums even if I don't always understand or fully appreciate what I'm (supposed to be) seeing. The problem comes when I start seeing repeated representations of food and drink. Even if I've just eaten a giant baguette slathered with pate (as was the case when I went to the Louvre ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    5 Fun Facts About 2012 Masters Champion Bubba Watson

    If you're a diehard golf fan, be warned that this post contains practically no Masters 2012 analysis, and I can virtually assure you that you won't learn anything new. However, if you're a casual golf fan who only pays attention to the sport when Tiger Woods is a) in the mix to win a tournament, b) ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2011

    Alien Force

    Man or Astro-Man? discuss their time on Earth.

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Health Department Roundup

    Mediterranean, Mexican, barbecue, Italian - pretty diverse this week. And not a single hole-in-the-wall Americanized-Chinese restaurant! Just doing our part to combat stereotypes. We'll start with good news. Gatlin's (1221 W. 19th), which some of us think is pretty good, had only two violations aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    State Fair Fare: Checking Out the Competition in Minnesota

    foodanddrinkdigital.comBig Tex, State Fair mascot who turns 59 this year, wears a 75 gallon hat and size 70 boots.​As soon as you walk through the gates of a state fair, whatever "diet" you may be on becomes null and void. If you're watching your carbs, trying to stay away from fried foods or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    "Satisfaction": The Mother Of All Rock & Roll Riffs?

    ​Today is the 46th anniversary of Keith Richards rolling over in his sleep in a Florida hotel, humming the main riff of "Satisfaction" into a bedside tape recorder and going back to slumber, or nodding off. The Rolling Stones would record the song months later and make it their calling card, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    European Travel Tips For First-Time Bands

    ​Local favorites the Wild Moccasins embark on a six-week European tour this weekend. Rocks Off knows how daunting international travel can be, especially when you're on a multi-country blitzkrieg that exposes you to numerous languages and many differing cultural mores in a relatively short per ... More >>

  • News

    October 21, 2010

    Aggies Go Big

    Build largest college-football statue ever.

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    John David Crow: Aggie Statue Of Him Will Be Freakin' Huge

    A&M has found the Michelangelo for its (John) David (Crow)​When most institutions of higher learning put out press releases about a new art installation on campus, they go heavy with how cutting-edge it is, or how breathtaking it will look, or how famous the artist doing it is.Not the Aggies.H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Be Frida Kahlo Saturday Night, Without The Sadness

    Costume tip: eyebrows are important​Halloween is still five months away, but for all you costume-loving souls, Houston's Frida Festival is giving you a chance to play dress up already. The only catch? You have to dress up as Frida Kahlo.The Houston Institute for Culture hosts the sixth installatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    An American (Stranded) In Paris

    Hala Daher​Hala Daher is stuck in Paris. Sure, she's staying at her aunt's house in the 4th arrondissement, steps away from the Louvre and the Centre Pompidou. And it's a step up from Beirut, where she was previously stranded until she hustled her way onto a flight from Lebanon to France a few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Crypticon Countdown: Troma's Lloyd Kaufman On The Toxic Avenger And His Yale Classmate George W. Bush

    ​The legendary Lloyd Kaufman is the co-founder of Troma Studios, and directed classics such as The Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke 'Em High, and Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, which will be screening this weekend at Crypticon Houston. Hair Balls asked the legendary actor, author and Yale g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    Q&A: Talking Naked Ladies and Sweaty Elvises with Caren Anderson and Carl Baldwin of Portland’s Velveteria and Black Velvet Masterpieces

    It is the Rodney Dangerfield genre of the art world: demeaned, dismissed and definitely not getting any respect with subject matter like crying Elvises, fang-bearing jungle panthers, Jesus with various apostles, and full-frontal nekkid Hawaiian girls. But for Caren Anderson and Carl Baldwin, there ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    The Rape of Europa

    This film documents how Hitler plundered museums and art collections

  • Culture

    March 8, 2007

    ".....all of the above"

    Judy Pfaff does lines (and circles) at Rice Gallery

  • Music

    February 1, 2007

    Nobody Gets Out of Here Alive

    The Houston rock scene and the cultural cringe

  • Home Entertainment

    June 1, 2006

    Jesus Wept

    Anybody got a good anagram for "crap"?

  • Film

    May 18, 2006

    Cracked Code

    Da Vinci's leap to the screen leaves no room for surprise

  • Music

    April 21, 2005

    La Vie en Rose, Avec Juliette

    The Nightfly finds the French most pleasant. Maybe it's the company he keeps.

  • Dining

    December 2, 2004

    Grande Plans

    Houston's most famous chef talks about prostate cancer, turning 50 and what's next for Cafe Annie

  • Culture

    November 6, 2003

    Image-Free Art

    Julian Dashper gives us audio but no visuals in his recordings of the museum exhibit environment

  • Culture

    January 30, 2003

    The Art of War

    The MFAH presents "Afghanistan: A Timeless History." What's next -- "Iraqis Are People Too"?

  • News

    December 12, 2002

    Thumb TAKS

    Plus: Wonderful Rubbish, Dems Don't Get It, Peeved at Parsons

  • Culture

    December 23, 1999

    Color Commentary

    Beth Secor on Dignity and Silliness

  • Culture

    November 25, 1999

    Souvenir Hunting

    MFA's Old Master exhibit reflects our modern desire to treat art as collectibles

  • Culture

    August 22, 1996

    Frank-ly Speaking

    The MFA's focus on Frank Freed tells us a lot about the art world, but not much about art

  • Calendar

    May 9, 1996
  • Culture

    February 16, 1995