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Pearl Harbor

  • Culture

    March 13, 2014

    The 2014 Houston St. Patrick's Day Guide

    Where to get your green beers and more this year.

  • Culture

    March 6, 2014

    The 2014 Houston St. Patrick's Day Guide

    Where to get your green beers and more this year.

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    The Complete SXSW Overflow Festival 2013 Guide: Week 2, Part 2

    We've rounded the bend to the last few days of Super Happy Fun Land's SXSW Overflow Festival 2013. There are only a few acts left, so get down there! THURSDAY, MARCH 21 Stanley and the Search: "I would describe our sound as half punk and half indie with a sprinkle of Melody," says bass player Oma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Ten Years Later, and How Iraq Can Change a Generation's Trajectory

    Every day after baseball practice, my Dad picked me up. Still clad in my dirt-stained pants, still too young to have a full appreciation for deodorant, I would toss my bookbags and gear in the back of our Volvo and jump in the front seat with him. He'd ask how practice was, and I'd tell him about th ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 10, 2013

    War/Photography

    Images of battles won and lost paint us all with the brush of brutality at a searing, resonating MFAH exhibit.

  • Culture

    December 27, 2012
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    December 14, 2012

    The Top 25 Music Videos of 2012, Nos. 5-1

    Never before have I agonized so hard over the picks for best music video of the year because never before have I had the kind of selection that 2012 offered. The art form is alive and well like never before, and we are entering a new renaissance of cinemaudio. Today we reach the videos you simply ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    The Rocks Off 100: Alexis Hollada, Doomistress of Project Armageddon

    Who? Better known as Doomistress Alexis, Hollada plays bass and sings in the excellent doom-metal act Project Armageddon. Tides of Doom was a stripped-down, droning masterpiece that was capable of scorched-Earthing the soul of a listener into a personal wasteland. Though her voice is unforgettable, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Infuriating and Horrifying 9/11 Tweets from American Teens (UPDATED)

    Everyone in the United States remembers where they were on September 11, 2001. Those of us who were of age to understand the attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. sat horrified in front of radios and television screens, wondering what would happen next. Was this a part of a bigger effort? Wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    10 Best Modern Political Speeches

    We'll be hearing a lot of great speeches this election season, but lets take a second to remember the true giants of political rhetoric. 10. Martin Luther King: I've Been to the Mountaintop King delivered this speech in Memphis, Tennessee the day before he was assassinated. After talking for a whi ... More >>

  • Film

    May 17, 2012

    Battleship

    Because every generation needs an Armageddon.

  • Calendar

    April 12, 2012
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    April 9, 2012

    Aeros Bombing at the Wrong Time

    A very wise man named John Blutarsky once said, "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no." But after this weekend, even though the Germans didn't bomb the Houston Aeros, it might be getting to that point where it can be said that the season's over. The Aeros played three games thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Comment of the Day: An All-Caps Missive on UFOs

    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    The "Battle of LA," 70 Years Ago Today: 5 Irrefutable Arguments Why It Was Actually a UFO Attack

    Seventy years ago today, the Battle of Los Angeles occurred, a vicious fight that resulted in three civilian deaths. Haven't heard of it? We're not surprised. The U.S. government said what happened was nighttime antiaircraft crews protecting Los Angeles got nervous -- it was just two months after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Classic Christmas: Bing Crosby's White Christmas

    Over the holidays, we're looking back at some classic Christmas albums taking some track by track and just digging on others. ​Bing Crobsy was the first crossover pop star. He made movies, music, appeared in both radio and television programs and did all of it successfully and, more important ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Pearl Harbor Day: The Nitpickiest IMDb Nitpicks for Tora! Tora! Tora! and Pearl Harbor

    That sub is OBVIOUSLY an October sun.​Today is the 70the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Greatest Generation's 9/11. Since then the Day of Infamy has shown up in many movies, most notably 1970's Tora! Tora! Tora! and 2001's Pearl Harbor. Any such movie subjects itself to the ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    Health Department Roundup

    This week people across the country will remember just how much cooking can suck. Imagine being a chef or restaurateur, trying to cook for many more diners than the average Thanksgiving party. And keeping things clean for the Health Department while you do it. And not making a whole lot of money, wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    The Eight Toughest Soldiers Texas Ever Produced (Featuring Heroism, Betrayal & Many Dead Bodies)

    Audie Murphy, starring in the story of his own life​Our war heroes are presented to us in different varieties. There are those we create for ourselves, in the mold of what we think a hero should be: David Crockett (nobody but Walt Disney called him Davey), astride the ramparts at the Alamo goi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Tropical Storm Allison, 10 Years Later: Where Were You?

    ​Ten years ago today it began. A Friday that didn't seem to hold any particular weather interest, maybe some rain, and then -- if you were in the wrong spot -- a rain to end all rains, it seems. Portions of Houston flooded like never before; other parts of the area didn't get hit much harder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    For The Fourth: Five Strange Uncle Sam Appearances On Screen

    I want you....to stop abusing me onscreen​For some people, today is the Fourth of July holiday. For others, it's Monday.Whatever one works for you, it's time to get in a patriotic, Uncle Sam mood!! And what better way than to see ol' Sam in five strange screen appearances?Whether it's Sam in a sof ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 18, 2010

    Connie Willis: Blackout

    Going back to the future might not be an option in this sci-fi adventure story

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Santa Claus Is Coming to To Sink the USS Arizona...

    Last night was a first in the history of what founder/director Bryan Taylor believes is the ten-year history of the Santa Claus Reenactment of the Battle of Pearl Harbor. Thanks to the mucky mire that was Market Square last night, the mock aerial/naval combat took place inside of Warren's. Watch th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    For Memorial Day, Part 2: One Vet's Journey Back To Pearl Harbor

    The Japanese were bombing Pearl Harbor, and Nicolas Maershbecker's ship was stuck. Maershbecker was an engineer on the USS Perry, a high-speed minesweeper, and responsible for starting the boilers in the engine room. He couldn't, though, because the ship's smokestacks were still blocked by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Don't Start The Long Weekend Too Early

    Yeah, we know tomorrow is the Friday before a three-day weekend. You'll hardly have finished your granola bar and first coffee before you begin making plans on an early cubicle exit. If you make it until noon without coming up with some decent excuse for "needing to work outside the office," yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    The Nickel: A Musical History of the Fifth Ward, Part 1

    Back in its heyday, the corner of Jensen Drive and Lyons Avenue was known as "Pearl Harbor, the Times Square of the Bloody Fifth." You wouldn't know it today - the entire area is a vast wasteland of tired and abandoned lots and boarded-up shacks, but for much of the 20th Century this area was th ... More >>

  • News

    February 12, 2009
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    February 3, 2009

    Say Hello to EaDo

    We once described the area immediately to the east of the George R. Brown Convention Center as a "silent, godforsaken stretch of no-man's-land" that is neither the Warehouse District, nor the Third Ward, nor the East End. We employed that bulky definition because by 2000, its 1980s and '90s name - ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 19, 2006

    War Is Hell

    But it's funny, too, in Barrymore

  • Film

    January 19, 2006

    Origin of Innocence

    The New World boldly reclaims the Pocahontas tale from Disney

  • Film

    July 21, 2005

    Send In the Clones

    Michael Bay's up to his old tricks -- now older than ever

  • Film

    November 18, 2004

    Cage Death Match

    National Treasure makes one long for good Nic Cage movies -- like Con Air

  • Film

    October 14, 2004

    USA-holes

    Team America takes no prisoners and spares no swear words

  • Calendar

    October 14, 2004
  • Film

    September 23, 2004

    Brothers in Arms

    Two Koreans go to war in the masterful epic Tae Guk Gi

  • Film

    May 13, 2004

    Big Fat Greek Bloodletting

    Brad's ripped and The Iliad's shredded in the scintillating spectacle Troy

  • News

    January 1, 2004

    Crash Course

    A stuntman is mightily impressed by Houston's rail crashes

  • News

    December 18, 2003

    You Better Watch Out

    These Saint Nicks can be real pricks

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Calendar

    September 11, 2003
  • Culture

    March 27, 2003

    War on War Songs

    Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • Film

    February 28, 2002

    Solid Soldiers

    Vietnam's first battle delivers a real dread of war so lacking in Black Hawk Down

  • Film

    January 17, 2002

    Hell and Back

    Scott's Black Hawk Down pays grim, gritty homage to real-life warriors

  • Culture

    January 17, 2002

    Devil's Advocate

    Audiences love Jerry Bruckheimer. Critics don't. Like he cares.

  • Culture

    October 11, 2001

    Arabian Knight

    Jack Shaheen crusades against cinema's depiction of Reel Bad Arabs

  • Culture

    September 27, 2001

    Law & Disorder

    As one of TV's best and best-loved series launches a new spin-off, its creator grapples with the aftershocks of terror

  • News

    August 9, 2001

    Way Out There

    A new TV news operation is coming to Houston. More or less.

  • Film

    May 24, 2001

    Bora! Bora! Bora!

    Pearl Harbor's sound and fury signify nothing

  • Film

    June 25, 1998

    Hankies Aweigh

    The Land Girls takes off as a decent tearjerker, then runs dry

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