Artist Luc Tuymans at the Menil is a better painter than curator of work done by himself and others.
On November 30, 1982, two years after "Whip It" made its rounds through radio and television airwaves, Devo's spazzy music had become the encapsulation of everything pop culture at the time had to offer. Though their catchy synths and calculated kitsch had brought them to fame, come the band's secon ... More >>
Halloween music sucks. We can all agree on that, right? Every year at every party, it's the same crap: "Thriller," "Monster Mash" and the "Ghostbusters" theme. Actually, that last one is pretty great, but you get the point: people blast tunes in October that they'd rather deafen themselves with cann ... More >>
Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson Reliant Arena October 30, 2012 The men of the "Twins of Evil" tour made two important statements at Reliant Arena Tuesday evening. Marilyn Manson's was that people are zombies. Rob Zombie's was that fire is awesome. Which one do you think was more fun? Manson must have ... More >>
This week back in 1980, the rock world lost a good one. John Bonham, the fantastic, heavy-footed drummer for Led Zeppelin was found dead in bed in Jimmy Page's Windsor manor house. It was an ugly end for Bonzo. A longtime heavy drinker -- particularly when separated from his family -- Bonham had ... More >>
Rock stars are just like the rest of us. They eat, love, poop, age, and sometimes they just embarrassingly go ass over tea kettle. Rewind: When Gravity Attacks: 13 Memorable Onstage Stumbles The difference between them and us, besides, you know, money, fame, security, and the like, is that when w ... More >>
Above is the official promo video put out by the Dallas Mavericks for their ongoing playoff run. It just may be the single most defensive and embarrassing such video ever, but hey, it's from Dallas. Let's examine this thing. Throughout, the music is so over-the-top dramatic it makes "O Fortuna" s ... More >>
Dave Chapelle teaches us that the art of "keeping it real" may sometimes go awry. According to urbandictionary.com, this occurs when "in the act of keeping it real, the outcome is unexpected and usually has a negative effect on the individual who decided to keep it real." Since we're more t ... More >>
Enter the warped world of the Linus Pauling Quartet at your peril
Julie Taymor and Salma Hayek paint a spectacular portrait of Frida Kahlo
The CAM's latest exhibit steps bravely into the maddening crowd
Mind Games, Bad Form, Executioner's Wrong
Hundreds of thousands of Texas children, including 250,000 newborn babies, are routinely vaccinated against hepatits B each year. Why? Good question.
Talking heads handicap the opening of this Holocaust documentary
Shakespeare's most malevolent monarch is marvelously remade for the movies
Leni Riefenstahl looks at her past, but fails to confront it