"The album is dying in front of our very eyes," Variety columnist and music business know-it-all Bob Lefsetz wrote recently based on weak LP sales, including Katy Perry's Prism, which sold only about 220,000 copies in its first week. "If your plan is to increase your audience, spread the word and ... More >>
This year, I plan to go to a kick-ass neighborhood Halloween party (on the 31st) at which I may or may not consume a formidable amount of pumpkin curry, cupcakes, and red wine. When I heard, however, that Brenner's on the Bayou, was hosting a "spirits" dinner with cocktail pairings, I wished I had ... More >>
There has been an increasing call by fans and people inside the NBA to do away with flopping. Suggestions have ranged from monetary penalties -- which the league initiated before last season -- to technical fouls and even suspensions. Flopping is lame and has a way of killing the momentum of a game ... More >>
Courtney Love House of Blues August 2, 2013 It was always a little puzzling to me that Courtney Love didn't do more acting. She was quite good opposite Woody Harrelson in The People vs. Larry Flynt, but I suspect eventually she found the business of being "Courtney Love" too exhausting to pursue mu ... More >>
Shakespeare, comic books — for the Avengers auteur, it's all the same thing.
If you have a ton of Jelly Beans left over after Easter, you don't have to just eat them by the handful out of the bag. In my family, we always have an enormous amount of Easter candy, especially Jelly Beans, leftover until Halloween. Then the cycle repeats. But, here are five ways you can put your ... More >>
We did it last year and this year, we're doing it again. It's almost February, which means in addition to fleeting resolutions, it's all about the chocolate baby. From Bacon & Chocolate Waffles to a piping cold cup of Frozen Hot Chocolate, here are 28 Ways to Indulge: Friday, February 1: Head to ... More >>
Janis Joplin would have been 70 years old on Saturday, which means it's been more than 40 years since she died. But even today Joplin's name is practically a household word, thanks to one of the most powerful, emotional, expressive voices in rock history. Of course Joplin was one of the original '6 ... More >>
Celebrating Houston’s Gay Pride 2012—The celebrity grand marshal, local GLBT history, where to watch the parade — and the parties
Susan Wright is the Houston woman who tied her husband to their bed and stabbed him 193 times. Kelly Siegler is the prosecutor who re-enacted that scene in court, bringing in a bed, tying a fellow prosecutor to it, and then fake-stabbing him 193 times for the jury's sake. Lifetime has made a movie ... More >>
We've had a week off, and in that time frame the Top Chef: Texas contestants have moved on from Dallas to Austin. My drug of choice this week is cough syrup, which I've been drinking all day long. I feel like a gangster. (More on this later today.) Nathan Myhrvold is the guest judge this week, and ... More >>
On this date in 1968, former Yardbirds guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, and session musicians John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the first time, rehearsing in a West End studio space in London, England. The first song they played together was a version of "Train Kep ... More >>
Ed. Note: Jef With One F does not distinguish fiction from reality from video games. We let it slide because he accepts checks from the "Bank of Mordor"... we just hope it's not rubbing off on us. teecraze.comMusic is a weapon. That's what angry political bands will tell you. They'll bend yo ... More >>
Land Rover: Get one by any means necessaryApparently, Tequila Antwannette Coleman really, really, really digs luxury SUVs. They are the salt and lime in her life; without them, she is just not complete. The trouble is, she seems to have trouble paying for them, and now the 31-year-old Houst ... More >>
You said it, Demi.If you're a parent, one day you'll inevitably come to the sobering realization that your child's ultimate happiness is out of your hands. Naturally you're going to avoid feeding them Red Bull and Cheetos for lunch (that's a man's meal) or letting them juggle steak knives, bu ... More >>
How far did cardinal go in tearing down Ike-ravaged church?
Montogomery County might have had a serial killer 20 years agoA Montgomery County detective has detected a possible pattern in five murders committed between 1980 and 1983. All of the victims were young women from blue-collar backgrounds, and all were found dumped along major roadways. "That's ... More >>
Bad dealings, and porn actresses who are anal-sex specialistsClinton Tod Harwell might have run his last scam for a while. The long-time Houstonian -- well-known as a defendant in the civil and criminal courthouses here -- moved to California a while back, and that's where he came to grief.And a ... More >>
Iron Man 2 will lead to 3 and probably 4, but that doesn't mean it's good.
Woody Guthrie's descendants keep the folk flame alive.
Photos by Marco Torres / Click here for a slideshow9:25 p.m.: Standing in line to pick up tickets with the photographer, Bun B happens to walk up right behind us. (The Bun B Law of Inevitability is infallible.) I turn around and tell him hello and that we've spoken on the time several times ... More >>
Recycling in and out of shelters and programs, they always seem to land back on the streets.
2008 Halloween Guide
2008 Halloween Guide
Trails to Terror
Despite the labels and levity, it's a poor-woman's knockoff
Fathers, sons and "Mustang Sally"
If Barbra's Wedding were a sitcom, it just might work
The Dying Gaul offers three likable people who behave appallingly
Get the dirt on the Gossip
Sean Carnahan and Roni Size drop beats for a good cause
BBC and company push the hip-hop game at the Rhythm Room
Get some Easter Salvation at the Jungle 13 weekend
The Houston Dodgeball Association is all the Buzz
A pair of ace session men join up and call forth the Soul of John Black
Sex, sex and more sex at Reggae Bodega
The Montrose Beer and Gun Club plays coy
Squeezed by new development on Galveston's west end, fishermen are trying to hang on to an honored Texas tradition: driving on the beach
Incubus graduates from the garage to the seaside mansion
Two teens are shuttled back and forth across the country as their mother and father (belatedly) fight over who gets to keep them
Django Reinhardt -- Gluecifer