A Celebration of Blues and Soul: The 1989 Presidential Inaugural Concert Directed by David Deutsch Shout! Factory, 120 min., $19.98 "Tonight is not a night for politics," says a well-coiffed man at the microphone with an unmistakable Southern drawl at the beginning of this concert. "Tonight is the ... More >>
Connally: One very expensive delegateThe political world is abuzz today with word of Rick Perry's impressive fundraising. Right after he entered the GOP presidential primary, Perry hauled in $17.1 million. The cah grab could "counter the perception that his campaign his struggling," the AP s ... More >>
Ninety-five years ago today, the tank made its debut at World War I's Battle of the Somme. It played a role in bringing an end to that appallingly bloody and stupid battle, and tanks have since gone on to become vital symbols of military might. Here are nine iconic moments or personalities involvi ... More >>
James Baker: Not related to Velvet RevolverFinally, there will be a reason to visit downtown Houston: A statue honoring former Secretary of State James Baker will be unveiled Tuesday.Why Baker? As the monument's official website so modestly puts it, he's "A Magnificent American."Some people might ... More >>
Martinis will be servedThe terrific group Houston Mod is dedicatedto preserving as much as it can of Houston's energetic fling with "modern" architecture and design -- as in Mad Men modern, for a large part.They also mourn the passing of modern architecture that's been demolished to make way for ... More >>
Michael Dukakis now knows how he could have won the 1988 presidential election: Dump on Houston. Dukakis, the epitome of a wonkish Democrat with zero charisma, was handily defeated by George H.W. Bush, partly because of the heinous "Willie Horton" political ad, which blamed Dukakis for a convicted ... More >>
Hiding in Plain Sight
Barry Levinson wags the dog again, but his bark is worse than his bite
Why John Cusack wouldn't do anything till he made this Hitler movie
Uncle George's nephew finds what he never knew at Rice: Latino causes
Does selling George W. Bush mean Mark McKinnon has sold out?
A Gore vote in 2000 could send Brown back to D.C.
The Texas parole board let him out to die; instead, he got involved in a killing.
Meet Smilin' Steve Mansfield, who washed up on the Court of Criminal Appeals
The GOP tried to peddle a story about Ann Richards' own "Willie Horton," but the state's press corps wasn't buying
Robert Eckels and Vince Ryan fight the battles of the past as they fight each other for county judge