Richard Branson

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    May 9, 2013

    The Eating...Our Words 100: Christian & Lisa Seger of Blue Heron Farm

    Who they are He is a former sound engineer who toured around the world with live musical acts, before promising Lisa that if she helped him start a farm, she could make cheese. "The goat dream was a joke, really, and it's gotten too far out of hand at this point. I read an article once about an ent ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Swedish Band Amplifetes Releases "Where Is the Light" as a Video Game

    Swedish psychedelic pop band the Amplifetes has taken an innovative approach to releasing a single -- by making it available as a video game, and entering players in a contest to win a trip to the Arctic Circle. A while back we talked about Bjork releasing singles as apps, which is a similar concep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    5 Intentionally Bad Albums By Geniuses That Really Aren't So Bad

    If there's one thing artists hate, it's record labels. Like managers, they were a necessary evil for the music business throughout much of the previous century, at least until piracy and digital uploading became a thing. The way it worked in the olden days, though, was that a record label would giv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    Some Strings Attached: Puppets In Music Videos

    The Muppets had a successful and profitable opening yesterday, proving that after 30 years of television and movies, Kermit still has his acting chops. Jim Henson's premiere Muppets motion picture, The Muppets Movie, came out in June of 1979. The film was the first to feature a leading cast of pup ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    Tony Iommi: Music's Other Man In Black Proves His Heavy Mettle

    ​Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath By Toni Iommi with T.J. Lammers Da Capo Press, 416 pp., $26. Imagine this passage being read in your best "Behind the Music" narration: It was in the center of a dirty, grimy sheet-metal factory in Birmingham, England, when a 1 ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Yao Ming and the Fight Against Shark Fin Soup

    Will Yao Ming's star power be enough to save an endangered species?​As beloved as Yao Ming is to Houstonians, it's no match for the affection held for him in China. And the former Rockets basketball player is hoping that his high profile in his native country will encourage his fellow countrym ... More >>

  • Film

    August 11, 2011

    Earth Angel

    Can a radiant Brit Marling glow bright enough to carry her movie?

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    January 17, 2011

    Steve Jobs Absence: Huge, But How Would It Rank Against Other Big-Time CEOs?

    Steve Jobs takes a leave from Apple​Steve Jobs has once again rocked the tech world, albeit this time with his announcement that he is taking another medical leave of absence. It's huge because, to most people, Jobs is Apple, and Apple is the most hip, flexible, intuitive provider of gizmos t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Low-Cost Virgin America Airline Might Be Coming To Houston

    Another option for Houston fliers?​Another low-cost airline is looking to come to Houston, and that can't be bad. Virgin America, the airline essentially owned by billionaire Richard Branson, is considering renting some gates in Houston to go along with an hoped-for expansion in Chicago, Bloo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Space Beer: Coming Soon to a Galaxy Near You

    crunchgear.comTo travel in space while drinking a beer. Another American dream realized.​STEP 1: Design a spacecraft fit for commercial space flight. Check. STEP 2: Build a fleet of such vehicles; brand yourself as the means for the common (extremely wealthy) man to see the universe. Check. ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Edgeplay... The Other Runaways Movie; Ex-Inbred Whiteboy In Dallas Film Fest

    ‚ÄčThe Runaways biopic opens in Houston today, which you already know because you read Hollywood Shuffle religiously and are sick of hearing us talk about it. We swear this is the last of it. But before the new film was even a spark in some glimmery vampire-loving actress' eye, ex-Runaways bass play ... More >>

  • Film

    May 1, 2008