Marshall McLuhan

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Five No Nos on an Airplane That Have Nothing to Do with Terrorism, Bomb Jokes, Mile High Clubs or Alcohol

    People do a lot of traveling during the holidays. From Thanksgiving through the beginning of the New Year, the airports are packed with people going home to see their families or just trying to get home where they left their eight-year-old boy alone to fend for himself and set up elaborate booby tra ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 12, 2011

    Art from the Arctic

    The Menil Collection presents ancient objects in a spectacular all-white display.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    When Publicists Attack: Solarcaded

    Dana Boyce I had already drawn a bullseye on the side of my forehead and was just getting the gun out of the drawer. I'm normally not suicidal or, for that matter, the type to brood and get depressed. But as has been mentioned in these pages before, every so often a publicist just makes me wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2008

    Last Night: Negativland at Rice University

    Negativland Herring Hall, Rice University April 17, 2008 Better Than: Someone leaping out of a van Old School-style, kidnapping and blindfolding you, then reading Scientology for Dummies through a megaphone. I guess. Download: Negativland's all-time classic "U2," profane outtakes of American Top ... More >>

  • Film

    February 14, 2008
  • News

    January 4, 2007


    Sales of CDs are falling faster than you can say iPod

  • Dining

    May 17, 2001

    Play Ball!

    Sports bars and gay bars cater to a similar crowd: Guys who watch buff men

  • Dining

    August 24, 2000

    The Art of Smoke

    Technology has changed the nature of barbecue. But deep in the heart of Texas, a few true artists still cling to the old ways. We go in search of greater Houston's greatest pits.

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Back to the Futurist

    The guy who designed Cadillac Ranch wants to build a dolphin space station. Is it any wonder UH is divided over the return of Doug Michels?

  • Calendar

    November 25, 1999
  • Film

    June 4, 1998

    Tube Message

    Everyman's Jim Carrey examines TV's omnipotence in The Truman Show

  • Culture

    July 20, 1995

    Picture Perfect

    Digital technology blurs the real, the imagined and the meaning of photos as art

  • Dining

    July 7, 1994

    Taste of Russia

    Yakov's Deli proves there is more to the bear than borscht (though the borscht ain't bad)

  • Culture

    January 27, 1994