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 >>
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 >>
Puffed up, plucked and ready for roasting, here's this year's best of the worst.
"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Man or Astro-Man? discuss their time on Earth.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Build largest college-football statue ever.
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 >>
Costume tip: eyebrows are importantHalloween 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 >>
Hala DaherHala 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
This film documents how Hitler plundered museums and art collections
Judy Pfaff does lines (and circles) at Rice Gallery
The Houston rock scene and the cultural cringe
Anybody got a good anagram for "crap"?
Da Vinci's leap to the screen leaves no room for surprise
The Nightfly finds the French most pleasant. Maybe it's the company he keeps.
Houston's most famous chef talks about prostate cancer, turning 50 and what's next for Cafe Annie
Julian Dashper gives us audio but no visuals in his recordings of the museum exhibit environment
The MFAH presents "Afghanistan: A Timeless History." What's next -- "Iraqis Are People Too"?
Plus: Wonderful Rubbish, Dems Don't Get It, Peeved at Parsons
Beth Secor on Dignity and Silliness
MFA's Old Master exhibit reflects our modern desire to treat art as collectibles
The MFA's focus on Frank Freed tells us a lot about the art world, but not much about art