Great songwriters create great characters. Elton John has a plethora in his songs some real like Princess Diana, and others purely fictional. The stories he tells in his songs are what makes him one of the greatest artists ever to come from Great Britain. His characterizations have even been celebr ... More >>
There's an unfortunate stage that most goths go through. I call it the Capetarded Stage, and yes, it involves wearing an actual vampire cape. Why do we do it? I don't know. I guess it has a lot to do with going a bit overboard when you begin the darksome melodrama that makes up most of being goth. ... More >>
Had he not been felled by assassins bullets back in 1963, President John F. Kennedy would have turned 95 years old this week. That's if old age and some tragic and wacky Kennedy curse accident wouldn't have done him in first. Would he and Jackie have spent their entire lives together, or would the ... More >>
The Russian artists of "Perestroika" turn the past into something new.
Since the dawn of time, great art has been birthed out of great tragedy, happening numerous times with playwrights, artists, and musicians. In many ways, expressing grief through music serves as a healing agent that gets the artist through tough things such as the loss of a loved one. It also helps ... More >>
Jessica Cooley / Lufkin Daily NewsPasDoctor Geronimo has quite the bash planned tonight.Hair Balls' old friend PasDoctor Geronimo is back at it this week. This time around he's not in trouble with the law. Instead, the Lufkin man, whose "white man's name" is Douglas Paul McCoy, has filed a ... More >>
You win this round, Aniston.Men's Health magazine, which I'd always assumed was largely aimed at the gay population (much like Field & Stream), recently declared Jennifer Anison the "sexiest woman of all time:" Forget that "Sexiest Woman Alive" nonsense. Jennifer Aniston has just been named ... More >>
Natalie Irish kisses her portraits into life.
Natalie Irish has Houston's most famous set of lips. The subject of this week's cover story, Irish has recently grabbed the attention of the world by making portraits with her lip prints. She puts on lipstick, puckers up, and kisses a blank canvas until a famous person appears. Confused? S ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseSade, John Legend Toyota Center July 23, 2011 See more smooth operation from Sade & John Legend in our slideshow. As word of Amy Winehouse's death spread across the Internet Saturday, another British soul singer was preparing to perform in Houston for the first time in ... More >>
AP/Life.comSamuel RothStanding up for the First Amendement is a hard row to hoe sometimes. Sure, it's fun when you can defend someone like Marilyn Manson, but it's a lot less fun when you realize you also have to defend people like the Westboro Baptist Church. Thems the breaks, though. If you ... More >>
Abe Lincoln: Let's get rrrrready to rrrrumbleIn our continuing series of scholarly meditations on the United States Presidency, we now bring you a list of five presidents who could kick the crap out of Chuck Norris. Of note: only one of the top five served after 1908, although two honorable m ... More >>
The item we did earlier this week on the five horniest presidents included research that could led us to conclude either one of two things: Either a) America's presidential mistresses don't photograph well or are painted badly, or b) Not many of them are what you'd call "hot." Still, it's possib ... More >>
Warren G. Harding, sex machineThe Reelz channel finished up its Kennedys mini-series last night, the production that was chased from the History Channel because JFK fans hollered about inaccuracies or too many dramatic liberties. The series itself seemed rather rote, although Greg Kinnear wa ... More >>
Houston's theater scene offers a tasty sampler of holiday treats.
Breaking news for Houston --baseball's post-season begins tonight. You probably haven't given much thought to the sport since August, but the rest of the country has. To some degree.To celebrate the national pastime in autumn, when every pitch counts and seasons are won and lost, we harken back to t ... More >>
Pop muses help break the bond to Plush Lounge's previous occupant.
D&W Lounge takes the East End's sudden trendiness in working-class stride.
Sports aren't really She Said's thing, though she does like to watch games where there's a lot at stake emotionally (Super Bowl XLIV) and she nearly always roots for the underdog. Mostly, she really enjoys the speed of college basketball, and the nostalgia of baseball. She Said's dad is by no mea ... More >>
Brandon K. Hernsberger3:10 p.m.: "Beer line (French Legation)" Adam P. Newton, 3:04 p.m.: "I'm here at Red Fez, ready for No Age." Craig Hlavaty, 3:05 p.m.: "Huge ass line for Dillinger Escape Plan at Red 7 day party. I may just have to come home early to see them at Wired Live on Sunday night." ... More >>
A quick look at the DVDs being released today once again proves that there's no accounting for taste. The box office money makers are Disney's The Princess and the Frog, which raked in more than $102 million, and Ninja Assassin, which pocketed just over $38 million. Then there's Did You Hear Abou ... More >>
As Houston gets ready for an actual deep freeze this week, it brings to mind enduring winters up north. A day or two of nighttime temperatures getting near 20 is nothing like a few months when you're begging for the thermometer to get in the upper 30s, believe us.But growing up in New Jersey, there ... More >>
A handcrafted tour of the best, most obscure places to lean on a stool in Houston.
Photos by Jay LeeI just can't get enough of Houston's East End/Second Ward/Ship Channel area, so that is where the latest installment of the Sole of Houston took us. I don't think I can recreate the route with anything more than about 90 percent accuracy, but my best guess is that it looked so ... More >>
Our critics weigh in on local theater
A discussion of non-Christmas Christmas music
Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year
Get some style with substance at Suchu Dance's Roseburn
You'll laugh and cry at this rock tragicomedy
Jim Carrey goes from physical to metaphysical comedy in Bruce Almighty
Under Construction (Elektra)
Baz Luhrmann makes movies--and audiences--in his own image
The industry's initial reaction to Welles's masterwork should serve as a lesson to WorldFest filmmakers
Monkeybone drops you into a surreal world overrun by your worst simian nightmares
Wonder Boys, an insipid tale about a depressed author, could use a few more exclamation points
March 4 - 10, 1999
Little Voice lights up the soul with humor and pathos
So they care a lot about Camelot. So what?
Besson's bullet ballet The Professional is slick, but morally ugly
Illuminati muses on the Almighty and basketball, with mixed results
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