If you've never heard of Diane Wilson, you've probably heard about the environmentalist who poured Karo syrup on herself on the steps of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. to protest the BP oil spill. (That was Wilson.) Or about the one who chained herself to the Dow Chemical tower in 2002, se ... More >>
On this day in 1965, what was then called the Harris County Domed Stadium opened to the public. These days the Astrodome sits mournfully overlooking the empty lot that was Six Flags Astroworld, a testament to the fact that no one can think of what to do with an enormous structure that has outlived i ... More >>
New film documents Southern California's tattoo scene, from Danny Trejo to Ed Hardy.
There's an idea floating around in the pools of rap consciousness that most guys within the genre are merely method actors on par with Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln. Rick Ross might have already secured a few Academy Awards with his confusing portrayal of a flamboyant mafioso kingpin who dwells in mat ... More >>
Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund chat about the film version of On the Road.
A replica of the Bounty -- the ship that gave us the Mutiny -- may spend the winter at Galveston's Pier 21, ready to receive guests and tours. The ship, which has been used in such epics as the Mutiny remake, the Pirates of the Caribbean and SpongeBob SquarePants, according to impeccable Web resour ... More >>
A glimpse of this year's most bracing films.
When you are an actor, you take basically whatever will feed you just as long as you get to perform. Many actors either got their start in music videos or they will appeared in one after they got famous. Oftentimes, they are pretty memorable.
On Its Centennial, Paramount Pictures Celebrates Its Peak: The 1970s
Last Wednesday, Craiggers hit on some forgotten Best Picture Academy Award winners, films which have slipped through the cracks of society's consciousness for one reason or another; either for being too of-the-moment, not having enough quotable lines, or for simply not having held up very well -- hi ... More >>
Confidential was the most-feared Hollywood magazine back in the day. While still somewhat sedate by 21st-century standards, it was no-holds-barred in classic Hollywood. Famously, it lost a libel suit (in Britain) for saying Liberace was gay. Anyway, looking at covers that are floating around the w ... More >>
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The first?Time marches on. There comes a point in all of our lives when the inevitability of our eventual demise goes from esoteric concept to concrete fact. There's no set schedule for when awareness will strike; maybe it's the first time your back gives out, or when you find yourself squint ... More >>
As in every year, people died in 2010. Famous people. Sexy people. Or people who were, at one time, both famous and sexy. While they may have been elderly by the time they went to join the Great Majority, it is as they were in their prime that they should be remembered. Keeping that in mind, here ... More >>
Ever wonder which of your favorite bands are named after movies? So have we. So we went out and did a little bit of research. BANDS NAMED AFTER ACTUAL MOVIES My Bloody Valentine: The seminal shoegaze act took their name from a low-budget 1981 horror movie about a guy who really, really hat ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerKings of Leon Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 22, 2010 Sold. It took us long enough, or it took them long enough, but Aftermath has had our last cup of Kings of Leon haterade. We found them tepid at Verizon in 2008 and standoffish at Toyota Center last year ... More >>
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's Beat the Devil's Tattoo is the reverb-heavy rockers' most cohesive LP yet.
No visionary he, the "French Scorsese" arrives stateside with his '70s-style gangster epic.
New York actor and former Houstonian Bernardo Cubría is starting to get a little nervous right about now -- he's just hours away from the staged reading of his play Down, Boy by Wordsmyth Theater Company. At the first reading, earlier this year, he was, ah, anxious. "It's like watching your ... More >>
On September 1, 1939, German forces invaded Poland. Soviet troops joined the attack (in adherence to the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact) on September 16, and by the first of October, the country was entirely in enemy hands, and World War II was well underway.Poland and its people have had enough problems, ... More >>
Pitch-perfect child performances root Treeless Mountain.
Sasha Grey plays the part — or a part — of herself in The Girlfriend Experience.
Cinco de Mayo is a day for Americans of Mexican descent to commemorate their rich history and heritage while at the same time trying to ignore the legions of mouth-breathing Chron commenters clamoring for their deportation. And if being blamed for the H1N1 (don't call it swine) flu outbreak wasn't ... More >>
In the age of limitless special effects, Richard Donners superhero flick could teach youngsters a thing or two about character.
Its very own temple of doom, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull digs Indy into a deep hole
Our critics weigh in on local theater
This Broadway show is a fun piece of fluff
You'll swear you've seen this Superman somewhere before
The Godfather game isn't personal. It's strictly business.
Live and learn with some of Houston's most entertaining courses
Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year
Streisand and Hoffman save a family -- and a movie, too
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club takes on a lot of targets with its second album
Why can't Americans make TV shows as good as Brit import MI-5?
Finding the press box at Reliant Stadium proves to be a journey into the heart of darkness
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De Niro's comedic mob mastery excels in Analyze This
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The Land Girls takes off as a decent tearjerker, then runs dry
Tennessee Williams' Streetcar comes to a stop at the Alley
Three films offer differing takes on the myth of the romantic hero
It Could Happen To You proves itself a winning ticket
At WorldFest, variety doesn't always prove spicy
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