Re-written in the wake of his friend Princess Diana's car accident death on August 31, 1997, Elton John's "Candle In The Wind" was merely a maudlin tribute to Marilyn Monroe before tragedy struck. Diana died from her wounds in a Paris road tunnel crash, along with her boyfriend Dodi Fayed, and the d ... More >>
To many, the term "Riot Grrrl" evokes images of impassioned, barrette-clad girls shrieking into microphones, the word "SLUT" scrawled across their bare bellies in magic marker. Those images are mostly accurate -- but more notably, the Riot Grrrl movement of the early '90s carries a passionate story ... More >>
With their bright Revolutionary War-style outfits, tri-cornered hats, and energetic antics, Paul Revere and the Raiders were certainly one of the most visual pop/garage rock bands of the 1960s. But beyond that aspect laid a tight, five-piece combo who notched up a string of hits ("Kicks," "Hu ... More >>
Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone.
The Oughts, or whatever the hell people are going to call them (The Hell Years?) Are quickly drawing to a close; meaning it is a time to reflect on the 10 years that we've endured.Hair Balls and our sister blogs, Rocks Off and Eating...Our Words, will be putting together various lists delineating ... More >>
The demise of the film critic has been reported in media sources from the august to the obscure. The butcher's bill from the last few years reads like a Reviewer's Hall of Fame: Nathan Lee (The Village Voice), David Ansen (Newsweek), Stephen Hunter (Washington Post), Jonathan Rosenbaum (Chicago Rea ... More >>
Heads you lose, tails you lose
A subdued thriller considers the ominous power of storytelling
You, Me and Dupree overstays its welcome
This week: Our first- through fifth-place finishers
Here are a bunch of hilarious misheard lyrics. Now send us more.
Kid Rock leaves our scribe waiting and worried by the phone
Texas can't decide whether to pay for drug-resistance tests that could prolong the lives of those with HIV. For John Termine, it's already too late.
Fans saw Carlos Coy as the invincible rapper, the gangsta who could become an icon for outcast Hispanics everywhere. But they didn't know his weakness -- young girls did.
Houston failed to preserve much of its heritage. Now the fight is on to protect the priceless photographic images of that vanishing past from the same fate.
Red flags go up around Russell Yates
Thousands of inmates rely annually on a capricious parole board for their freedom. Most, like George Dismukes, return to their cells without ever knowing why they were denied.
Mary Cutrufello wanted to be a rock star. For a moment she was.
He wants to castrate pedophiles and purge the courts of politics. He has assailed fellow jurists, lawyers and lawmakers. He's maverick Mike McSpadden, a tennis ace with a tomahawk tongue.
Sandman author Neil Gaiman finds magic in the damnedest place
A precocious refugee from Vietnam sought a fast track to the American Dream. He found prison instead.
With the world premiere of Fucking A, Infernal Bridegroom Productions may have outgrown its seedy past, but it hasn't forgotten it
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?
Sure, an unlicensed doctor was performing liposuction at a hair salon. Stranger still: Clients kept showing up.
The Star Wars saga builds its power on the Internet with the help of Houston-based Webmeisters
The question is why
Former Bellaire High School student shakes things up in the Capitol
Carolina retronauts the Squirrel Nut Zippers swing clear of camp
In Gail Gross, all things are one: spiritual wisdom, designer clothes and terrific skin
Sinatra's genius looms lively and large over multiple media
Two veteran TV news reporters accuse Channel 11 of age discrimination
Primary Colors gets the libido, misses the idealism
Steven Spielberg's Amistad aims high, but oversimplifies
From the Geto Boys to his new nationally syndicated radio show, Willie D has kept his mouth moving. But where his rap was once down and dirty, not it's--gasp!--respectable. Has the gangsta of love sold out, or just grown up?
Sarah McLachlan had a brainchild, and it was a girl
What happens when ariot grrrl grows up? Ask Sleater-Kinney.
In Mary Gaitskill's world, human connection is hard to make -- and harder to sustain
Wayne Hancock is a new-fashioned guy with old-fashioned desires
Headline:The Case Against Hurwitz In one of the last big S&L cases from the '80s, two federal agencies are pursuing Charles Hurwitz over the failure of united Savings. And for once, Hurwitz may have no place to hide.
The Menil offers a clue to unlocking the mystery of Jasper Johns
Craftsman Tom Petty uses the right tool for the right job
Obsessed with a 30-year-old murder, JFK assassinologists go to court to silence one another