In April 2014, one of the hottest figures in Hollywood is an old-timer called God. He's the subject of Noah and God's Not Dead, two films that have somewhat surprisingly charted multimillion-dollar grosses this Easter season. Whether the actors and producers are true believers isn't the point. Thei ... More >>
The Wrestler director goes biblical with CG blockbuster.
Noah Wants to Bea Mad Epic.
Checking out the notable stand-alones hitting the theaters.
From politics to sports to education and food, the Texas gobblers provided pure gravy.
This afternoon Live Nation announced that Mumford & Sons, the UK acoustic-rock quartet that has already, um, borrowed more than one page from U2's playbook -- the anthemic songs, Old Testament imagery, missionary zeal and sometimes overwhelming earnestness -- will make its Houston-area debut somewhe ... More >>
Where he is an undeclared (of course) major in this wonderfully mind-bending work.
Still joyously disreputable, Raiders comes to IMAX.
I know, I know. I just went on a rant about gimmicky beers, and here I go drinking a beer that seems like it was designed for YouTube reaction videos. I don't know if this makes it better or worse, but it was actually a case of mistaken identity. When I picked this one up, I wasn't really paying eno ... More >>
Readers on The Response
The Bible is NOTHING like the Koran in terms of violence or subjugating womenFans of fearmongering nutjobs must've creamed their pants over the New York Times' profile of Brigitte Gabriel, a self-described expert on global terrorism, and user of words like "Islamonazism." Gabriel is the fou ... More >>
Parents who bought into the TAKS hype dealt blow at HISD meeting.
Board reluctantly endorses Grier's planIt took three sets of votes, but in the end Houston ISD trustees in a 5-4 vote gave Superintendent Terry Grier the go-ahead on his proposal to expand the Apollo 20 program to 11 elementary schools next year. The debate was long, with passionate argument ... More >>
Death Row opera shines in stunning HGO production.
Homeless in Houston share their most important objects.
The Coen brothers take their tongues out of their cheeks for True Grit.
The Festival of Lights is upon us, as the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah officially kicks off at sundown tonight. Some of music's leading bigwigs will likely be sparking up the menorah, among them Lou Reed, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Leonard Cohen, Diamond David Lee Roth, Perry Farrell an ... More >>
The true, true meaning of Christmas
Houston's First Family of Barbecue has anointed an heir apparent to its expanding empire. And his name is Levi.