It's hard to believe, but our long, frigid nightmare is over. OK, it wasn't particularly long or even that nightmarish, but Snowpocalypse the Sequel is over and we can get back to what we do well in southeast Texas. No, not sweat. We'll save that for August. For now, we'll have typical January weath ... More >>
Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. Who? If you're a fan of Texas R&B radio, and you definitely should be, there is no gre ... More >>
The Houston school district says it's been wrongly paying teachers and staffers for years, and now it wants that money back. About 3,700 school district employees are affected (HISD has about 24,000 workers, according to the Texas Education Agency), and they are being told to make things right. Th ... More >>
Spurred on by the realization that both David Bowie's commercial breakthrough Let's Dance and Queen's News of the World had solid, sturdy side ones on their vinyl releases, I then began the hunt for other great vinyl slabs with amazing side ones. Of course, the idea is that this could only include ... More >>
Looking back on the year in movies, and what's coming in 2012.
ssgmusic.comZombies or vampires? It's a classic debate along the line of The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones. We're not sure the Fab Four qualifies as either monster, but with The Glimmer Twins' propensity to remain upright and touring despite advanced age, decay, and a million other complicat ... More >>
Marc BrubakerSaturday's Buzzfest has a lot to live up to...First of all, we sort of enjoyed ourselves at the last Buzzfest in May. Fred Durst told us he liked our Black Flag tattoo, and we finally got to hear "Nookie" live. We aren't going to say it was like being in the audience during a Bea ... More >>
Renowned forensics experts say a Pinal County deputy's high-profile tale about getting shot after encountering drug smugglers doesn't add up
Photos by Marc BrubakerThe Black Keys Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 20, 2010 "Howlin' at midnight, winter creepin' in/ Feel like I've gone and lost my best friend" - Lucinda Williams, "Howlin' At Midnight" Did you see the moon Wednesday night? The "Super Harvest Moon" that, acco ... More >>
It's anime on overdrive in the Wachowski brothers' souped-up, tricked-out flick
Despite glints of gold, Lysistrata is defeated by its music
Revolutions runs a playful joyride through a nifty vision of hell
The Matrix Reloaded doesn't dodge the dynamic action
The White House-cracking cybergang is gone. Now Houstonís most notorious hacker hopes to reboot his life and return to his love: computers.
Sunday, July 21
Rockin' On, A Stark Affair, Wrong War?
A shadowy California consultant rakes in school district cash
Did Bush pick a master educator - or an overpaid front man?
So long to slackers and laid-back lifestyles. Now that cash-rich techies have taken over, can Austin survive the great digital divide?
Sci-fi Matrix moves beyond reality at warp speed