Anyone who follows jazz or has much sense of Houston's music history knows that Joseph Leslie Sample, who passed away Friday night after a losing battle with lung cancer, is a giant. But Sample was not simply a virtuoso pianist, a prolific composer and one of the inventors of jazz-funk via the Crusa ... More >>
The remake is too big to have any weight.
Today is the birthday of one Erle Stanley Gardner, with whose name you may or may not be all that familiar. Undoubtedly you know his most famous creation, defense attorney Perry Mason, star of prose, radio, and screen. Gardner was suspended from law school because he spent all his time boxing, but ... More >>
Alfred Hitchcock titillates the voyeur in all of us
With Hitchcock in its rear window, bland voyeur thriller does its best not to perturb(ia)