On this, the 237th birthday of the good ol' US of A, we turn our attention to Mount Rushmore, not so much in a literal sense, but in a metaphorical sense. These days, the term "Mount Rushmore" isn't used so much to refer to the actual South Dakota monument celebrating Presidents Washington, Jefferso ... More >>
When I do these wrestling posts, one of the things I hear from readers is that the amount of content and embedded video in the post will typically derail them for an entire day at work. Well, the last thing I want to do, as I pay tribute to Wrestlemania 29 on Sunday, is be yet one more reason the ec ... More >>
The WWF may have been the most patriotic American institution during the '80s and '90s; it turned Hulk Hogan into one of the biggest symbols of patriotism in recent memory. But there's a fine line between patriotism and nationalism, which the WWF straddled for years. By using jingoist superstars ... More >>
Seth Alverson painted exact duplicates of his unsold artworks and hung them side by side to sell as sets. Is this an exercise in futility, an act of genius or both?
The Free Radicals remain an institution of incredible sound here in H-town, having amassed 13 Houston Press Music Awards in the realms of jazz and funk since their inception in 1996, as well as making a name for themselves as one of the city's most prolific protest bands. So when founder Nick ... More >>
STRIKEFORCE, a California-based mixed martial arts promotion company, hosted their "Strikeforce: Houston" event at the Toyota Center last Saturday. Among the results, Rafael Feijao unexpectedly defeated "King Mo" Lawal by knockout in the third round, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza won a unanimous de ... More >>
Quentin Tarantino unleashes the revengeful bride
Karate Kid remake too cynical to catch a fly with chopsticks.
I'm not afraid to admit it, I'm a huge fan of The Karate Kid. And I'm not just talking "guilty pleasure" fan.No sir, not only do I actually own all three DVD's in the Karate Kid trilogy, but my Karate Kid III DVD actually has some scenes that skip because of wear and tear. Yeah, you heard me, t ... More >>
News is leaking out of Hollywood that former U.S. House Majority Leader and mugshot model Tom DeLay will be part of the cast of next season's ABC hoofer ratings smash Dancing With the Stars. What hasn't come out yet is DeLay's plans to debut a new dance called the "Bitch Slap," an arm-movement-heav ... More >>
It must be hell out there for a Hollywood actor. Not only is every role dissected by fans and eviscerated by critics, but no aspect of your personal life or fashion sense is left unexamined. And you'd better hope you die in as unexciting a manner as possible, lest your demise generate greater notor ... More >>
Double Down with twice the action at this uproarious show
Tae kwon do comedy stars a truly cringe-tastic Danny McBride
Real fighters bleed real blood in this no-holds-barred showdown
Kick it up a notch with these Chinese monks
Virtua Fighter 5 delivers . . . exactly what you'd expect.
The Scooter Scene
Jet Li goes out with a whimper, not a bang
These cutting-edge, creative and downright weird exercises will get you to the gym
Stephen Chow's Kung Fu Hustle breaks all the rules
The action at Renegades Extreme Fighting can't be beat
Watch our guys take on Bill Parcells and the hated Dallas Cowboys
Fighters duke it out in no-holds-barred cage matches
Or, what does Miramax have against Asian films?
Bones crunch this weekend at the Verizon
Get a perfect tan at McFaddin Beach
Catfish shares his arsenal
A monk from a legendary Chinese temple brings his kung fu faith to the locals
Hong Kong action star Li deserves a better vehicle than this absurd Dragon
A master of self-defense thrived downtown for 33 years. Can he hold his own against the city's arena machine?
On Dancer and Prancer
Bound for the World Wrestling Federation or not, these folks learn to take their lumps at Texas All-Star Wrestling
The appropriately named Jet Li may prove Americans are finally primed for Far East mayhem
When it comes to Renaissance weaponry, John Clements is deadly serious
It's a bare-knuckled fight for gory glory in this Texas twist on an ancient form known as submission fighting
At Tugboat Taylor's gym, would-be wrestlers are taught the eternal verities: It's more fun to be a heel, but heels always lose.