Saving Mr. Banks mansplains, Disney-style.
Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar Toyota Center December 7, 2013 Kanye West built a mountain. He may not have built it with his own two hands, but he was able to pull together the resources that took the mountain out of his imagination and into arenas across the country. The mountain is one of many memora ... More >>
Lil Wayne, T.I., 2 Chainz Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 18, 2013 There comes a time in every boy's life where he learns an inadvertent anatomy lesson with the help of some overzealous audience members, their crotches, and a jumbotron. Sunday night was that night for many a Houston boy, b ... More >>
Saturday night, I went to a live podcast recording for some standup comedian buddies of mine. The show was at Outlaw Dave's bar over on Washington and my buddies are four very funny guys collectively known as the "Whiskey Brothers," or as I call them "The Four Horsemen of Dick Jokes." At one point ... More >>
I fully realize that putting the words "J.J. Watt Wedding Cake!" in the headline of this post probably sent every female reader between the ages of 18 and 95 within 100 miles of Reliant Stadium into a panic attack. "Wait??? WHA'??? J.J. Watt got MARRIED?!? NOOOOOOOO!!!!!" No, no, no, fear not hor ... More >>
I have no idea what the tuition is at Rice anymore. $40,000? $45,000? More? Not nearly the "Best Bang for your Buck" it once was - that buck had passed long ago - Rice has, over the past decade, stretched its costs to something approaching Berkeley, U. Chicago, and the Ivies. The ratings seem to be ... More >>
Photos by Barry SigmanNew Orleans native Aaron Neville took the House of Blues stage last night looking like every publicity still we've seen of him over the last few decades: Bulging muscles, fitted black shirt, fedora, jewelry, religious tattoos. Last year, Neville (who celebrates his 71s ... More >>
The UK's Royal Mail recently unveiled a series of stamps based on classic British album covers, including the Rolling Stones' Let It Bleed and The Clash's London Calling. Rumor has it Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here was rejected due to the burning man on the cover, with the Royal Mail electing t ... More >>
Spike Jonze can't quite get the spirit of the Wild Things on screen.
Wishing Upon a Star
Why the best films of 2004 look like indies but aren't
The MFAH puts on a watershed exhibition of works by Ed Hill and Suzanne Bloom
From the comic strip to the canvas: cartoon characters in contemporary art
Liliana Porter films inanimate objects, and it's anything but boring
An epic saga of genius, striving, triumph and survival in which our heroes, mere high school students, create truly marvelous mechanical beings, becoming fairly amazing human beings in the process
Have acts like Bozo Porno Circus and My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult run out of folk to offend?
In District 7, is the real conservative behind door No. 1 or door No. 2?
From Mexico to L.A. via Alaska and El Paso, Tito Larriva has seen it all -- and more
From a forthcoming book by Charles Bowden and the street shooters of Ciudad Juarez The photojournalists of the border are capturing the grisly face of the future. And it's a lot closer than you think.
Paintings of racist images have made UH alumnus Michael Ray Charles a star in the art world. Some say his Sambos and pickaninnies have a healing power. But others claim all they do is hurt.
Rough Magic has plenty up its sleeve
Thirty years ago, Lizzy Hargrove left home because she needed her space. Then Mother began trying to fill the emptiness.
As the cyber-future creeps toward Houston, one group stands guard: EFH