I recently received an e-mail from my nephew, Orlando, inviting me to join something called the "Mix of the Month" club. The correspondence detailed how 12 members of this group would each have an assigned month to create a mix CD to send to the others. Original, creative cover art was encouraged. I ... More >>
High on Fire House of Blues, November 25 Wrenching Motorhead's classic speed-thrash into new dimensions of brutality and doom, High on Fire also packs its songs with nasty imagery like pestilence, plague, vermin and "Bastard Samurai" to go with the spectacular album art. Across five albums, the Oak ... More >>
The time for talking is over. I mean, I would still like to talk about the Texans. In fact, I'm paid to talk about the Texans, so if words could still be part of the Texans' experience at this point, I'd like to keep talking. (I have bills to pay.) But apparently, talk is cheap, words do nothing, ... More >>
Artist Luc Tuymans at the Menil is a better painter than curator of work done by himself and others.
Here are 10 reasons why.
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MFAH scores masterpieces from the Prado in rare show.
As it turns out, Texans indulged in all seven of the deadly sins.
For anyone who thought the worst thing social media could do was help turn an embarrassing photo into an Internet meme that would haunt you the rest of your life, think again, Twitter fan. It could also cost you in court. Such is the case in a recent trial where a woman was found almost entirely li ... More >>
Dinner that night did not get off to an auspicious start. My wife had called me while I was on my way home from work, telling me that I was to drive out to Westheimer and the Beltway, to meet her and the kids for dinner with her sister. This did not make me happy. About 15 minutes later, as I was fi ... More >>
Photo by Adrienne ByardSeth Siegel-Gardner, left, and Terrence Gallivan in the kitchen at Revival Market.The living room at Seth and Hannah Siegel-Gardner's tidy blue house in the Heights is packed: two chefs and their wives, a journalist, three dogs, a massive cookbook collection and a flat- ... More >>
You can skip the Beer Can HouseSo, you've made it to town for the Final Four and you are shocked to find out there are no tumbleweeds, we all aren't walking around in 10-gallon hats and the area surrounding downtown and the medical center is not filled with strip malls and urban decay. Welcom ... More >>
Let's face it: You don't want to listen to me ramble on about banh bot chien, do you? If you know what it is, you love it with the kind of passion and devotion usually reserved for the Virgin Mary or rare G.I. Joe figures still in their original packaging. If you don't know what it is, famili ... More >>
Shea Serrano Asher Roth, Kid Cudi, House of Blues, August 1: "[Cudi has] tapped John Goldstein, Kanye's famed stage light guy, to help him create an actual feel to his show. Hipster rappers get derided a lot as not being "real rappers," but they put on a hell of a show. The crowd is already his." ... More >>
(Cue cheesy announcer voice:) "When we last left our our venerable 1560 The Game crew of Pendergast, Nuno and Ramzanali, they were checking into the Norman, Oklahoma Days Inn at 2:30 in the morning, readying themselves for three days of free continental breakfast and lumpy mattresses. To read ab ... More >>
Welcome back to The Five Spot, a Rocks Off recurring feature. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. Wednesday, RapRadar.com threw up an interview with former Roc-A-Fella rapper ... More >>
A flight attendant went after the Osteens in court, bringing on trials and tribulation for one and all
David Whitney's impeccable taste is on display at the Menil
RIP, James Brown
The MFAH highlights 1980s art-world sensation Basquiat
A smuggled film screens at the Iranian Film Festival
Plus: Barrio Ballots, The Art of Accounting, Trolley Volley
Plus: Osteen's Off, Extra Innings at Rogers, All That Jazz
Modeling agent Page Parkes never wore mascara in high school. But don't let that fool you.
According to the Williamsons, the Scottish salmon you're holding may be bogus
Paul Renoir once had it all. But after years of botched business deals, he has virtually nothing left of his inheritance save the one thing he can't lose: His lineage to the famous painter.
An elderly newcomer provides surprising emotional punch to Solas
Smithsonian Folkways releases Broadside magazine's long-forgotten tracks
The inaugural exhibit at TSU's University Museum is a testament to the power of one
With the world premiere of Fucking A, Infernal Bridegroom Productions may have outgrown its seedy past, but it hasn't forgotten it
Momus renders average folk in song and tours
A stint in the human jungle pushes Instinct over the edge
April 22-28, 1999
The connection between pets and their owners doesn't necessarily end with death
Houston artist Bert Long returned home from Spain, only to find he had no home
Beyond the Galleria, beyond Target - and sometimes beyond the law - lies Houston's last untamed wilderness of shopping
Joe Coleman, tailor to Houston's zoot suit culture, knows one thing for certain: Sometimes, clothes do make the man.
Houston sculptor David Adickes has one message for the art world: large is good