• Film

    September 18, 2014

    Kevin Smith’s Tusk Labors for Infamy

    Tusk is kind of terrible, but at least it’s trying to be about something.

  • Film

    September 11, 2014

    Kevin Smith's Tusk Labors for Infamy

    Tusk is kind of terrible, but at least it’s trying to be about something.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Steve Olson Has Come a Long Way From Appearing In Devo Videos

    To be sure, Steve Olson is the modern equivalent of a renaissance man with a street edge: he is a man of action, not bulky proclamations, weak dribbling philosophy or crimped visions. He steadfastly helped revolutionize skateboarding in the late 1970s, brainstormed the clothing line SOS, was cast in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    ¡Ay Chihuahua! The Right Cheese For a Quesadilla

    One of the best cheeses for a quesadilla comes from Chihuahua, Mexico.

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Doctors Who Rock: 9 Musicians With Their Ph.Ds

    Alice Cooper recently received an Honorary Doctorate from The Musician's Institute in Los Angeles. After receiving the award, he said, "One more of these and I can write prescriptions." Now you know that Alice Cooper could one day write you a prescription... to rock. You're welcome. Out of sheer c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Houston Aeros and The Twin Twins

    John RoyalSay hello to Kristen and Kirsten, or is it Kirsten and Kristen?​The Houston Aeros have 10 games remaining in the regular season. As of today, they are one point out of first place. However, they're just five points out of fifth place, and finishing in fifth could mean they miss out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Jed Ortmeyer: The Houston Aeros' Medical Miracle Man

    John RoyalAeros right wing Jed Ortmeyer watches the aciton unfold on the ice​Right wing Jed Ortmeyer joined the Houston Aeros on New Year's Day. The team had already started showing signs of life right after Christmas, but when Ortmeyer came on board, the team soared, going on a January spree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Aeros' Schedule Finally Out, And Season-Ticket Holders Get Ripped Off

    Aeros season-ticket holders get screwed​The long wait for Houston Aeros fans is over as the AHL released the league's schedule on Wednesday afternoon. The Aeros season will open on the road on October when they play the first regular season game in the history of the expansion Oklahoma City Barons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    The Return Of The Aeros' Hrkac Circus (Yes, Dammit, It Rhymes)

    ​The most shocking moment of the 2008-09 Houston Aeros season involved none of the team's playoff wins, or its battle to stave off elimination in the AHL Western Conference Finals after falling behind three games to none to the Manitoba Moose in the best-of-seven series. Anyone who watched the te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Aeros Looking Like They're Getting On Track

    The old joke goes that a guy went to a boxing match and a hockey game broke out. Saturday night, the people in attendance for the Aeros game at Toyota Center got to watch that come true as fight after fight after fight broke out, in between what was some of the Aeros best play of the season.But fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    It's Hockey Season? Apparently So, And Here's Your Preview

    ​As hard as it might be to believe, hockey season starts tonight. And for the Houston Aeros, this season starts in the same place that last season's ended. In Winnipeg, Manitoba.The 2009-10 Aeros are going to be a rather different looking team than what you saw on the ice last year. Krys Kolan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Aeros' Improbable Playoff Run Finally Ends

    The Cinderella Calder Cup playoff run of the Houston Aeros finally ended last night with the Aeros losing to the Manitoba Moose 3-1. But the fact that the Aeros actually made it to a Game Six should mean something, especially as, at this time last week, the Aeros were down 0-3 and only one game from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Cue The Bee Gees: The Aeros Are Stayin' Alive

    Photo by Fred Trask/The Third IntermissionVeteran Tony HrkacThe Houston Aeros were down three games to none to the Manitoba Moose, and they were one game away from the end of their season. So yesterday morning, hours before their game with the Moose, I sought out Tony Hrkac, the grizzled old veteran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Aeros Make Another Game Seven Escape, Head To Conference Finals

    Photo by Fred Trask/The Third Intermission"If you can't get yourself ready for a game like this," Houston Aeros captain Clayton Stoner said Wednesday morning, "then you don't deserve to be here."The "here" was Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The game was Game Seven of the West Division Finals. The Aeros, who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Houston Aeros at the Crossroads

    Photo by Fred Trask Corey Locke rushes for the puck. When last I wrote about the Aeros, the team was coming off a fight-filled 4-2 victory that left head coach Kevin Constantine hoping his team had turned the corner on what was quickly becoming a disappointing season. The team then proceeded to w ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2008

    My Winnipeg

    The director of The Saddest Music in the World gives us the great black-and-white North

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008
  • News

    April 17, 2008

    Do You Have Multiple Personality Disorder?

    Years after Sybil, the debate continues

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2008
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    January 14, 2008
  • Music

    January 3, 2008

    The Official Punk Rock Book of Lists

    A new book compiles punk's greatest hits and biggest dicks

  • Music

    October 18, 2007

    Caribou Times Two

    Comparing the synth-popper with his mammalian namesake

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2006
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    November 17, 2006
  • News

    June 8, 2006

    The Plane Truth

    Houston minister Dr. K.A. Paul flies around the globe using Jesus to pull in worldwide donations -- unfortunately spending more money on jet fuel than orphans

  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    Luke Doucet

    Sunday, March 19, the SXSW Overflow Fest at Super Happy Fun Land, 2610 Ashland, 713-880-2100

  • Music

    October 9, 2003

    Time Trial

    After nine months in a body cast and years of neglect in his home country, aging rocker Ed Hamell still aims to conquer America

  • Music

    August 21, 2003

    Raking In the Chips

    Denton's Riverboat Gamblers know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Roller Derby

    Wheelchair basketball is for wussies. And park your pity at the door. Welcome to quad rugby, where quadriplegics slam their opponents into the hardwood.

  • Music

    October 11, 2001


    The Guess Who

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    February 10, 2000
  • Music

    August 3, 1995

    Northern Exposure

    Canada's favorites, The Tragically Hip, try to conquer the lower 48 without violence