The Conservatives recent love affair with Russia's Vladimir Putin is a mysterious contagion from a fever swamp; an odd combination of My Funny Valentine and Jungle Fever, rebranded as To Russia, With Love. It's an odd reversal of the McCarthy era, sixty years later. Sarah Palin seems deeply enamor ... More >>
American banks are on a massive crime spree. Obama and Romney hope you won’t notice.
Paul Simon dressed as a turkey on Saturday Night Live in 1976. Duh. Today Paul Simon, acclaimed solo artist and the much shorter half of Simon & Garfunkel, turns 70 years old. The singer, who just released So Beautiful or So What back in April, has been a key link in bringing African and isla ... More >>
Rick Perry is generally not a man to be out-rightwinged, but he may see an attempt in the GOP primary. He'll keep citing his Limbaugh-Tea Party bona fides, but there are ways for opponents to put doubt, if not fear, into the hearts of voters considering him. Here's how four attack ads from the rig ... More >>
Back in the day, even celebrities like Janine Turner couldn't be shown at Astros games if they were pulling for the opposing teamI started working with the Astrodome DiamondVision crew on opening day of the 1988 season. And I worked on that video crew, either at the Dome or at Enron Field, t ... More >>
The youthful Eversole, before the feds started pestering him.Jerry Eversole surprised a lot of people when he escaped conviction on bribery charges. A hung jury ended in a mistrial, but prosecutors expect to take another swing at it soon. In the meantime, everyone is poking through the wrec ... More >>
W vs. Rudy? That's no helpThe American League Championship Series, also known as the Reminder That Some Texas MLB Teams Are Still Playing, continues on.We've tried, but we can't figure out who to root for in this thing. We know who to root against -- the Rangers, and the Yankees -- but that seems ... More >>
Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison are locked in a pitched battle over the soul of the GOP. They are also running for governor.
Compared to their cinematic horror counterparts, werewolves don't get no respect. While vampires and zombies have been done to death in recent years, it's still rare to see a werewolf in a movie without some vamps thrown in to secure the teenage-girl demographic. Here then are some of the best in th ... More >>
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Ferret-hater and Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani was hospitalized overnight last week while in Missouri for flu-like symptoms, which makes you wonder how much attention to detail is being paid by his handlers. What a sissy thing to take you out on the campaign trail, especially if i ... More >>
All aboard the '80s way-back machine for Mike Nichols's good time Charlie
Internet hype is cutting both ways for Texas’s favorite Libertarian-turned-Republican presidential candidate, Ron Paul. For a while, it looked like the netroots would be a boon to Paul’s anit-war, anti-government, anti-everything candidacy. Paul’s celebrity took off when he faced down Rudy Giu ... More >>
They poop, they steal, they smell, they (sometimes) bite. They are adored.
Through his publicist, Pimp C has decided to concede the Atlanta is, in fact, in the South. He stands behind the rest of the baleful comments he unleashed in the now notorious Ozone magazine interview, however. Here’s his statement in full:
Michael Moore's pill goes down easy, but his diagnosis of U.S. health care still devastates
Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani was at Houston Baptist University this morning, talking tough (“A good defense is a strong offense”) and kissing babies (“I am a politician”). The crowd was star struck – after all, this was the guy who appeared in that one Seinfeld episode ab ... More >>
Bill Clinton wakes 'em up, for a while, at Rice
Bars and kids -- perfect together in Houston
Danny Boyle gets his mojo back in the dig-vid zombie flick 28 Days Later
Sandler and Nicholson yell at each other, and it's unpleasant
A nasty divorce forces a UH dean's departure
GOP label doesn't sell in mayoral races
That's been the long, hard decision for TV academy chairman Bryce Zabel
Mayoral challengers find money, attention and time dwindling
At once unsentimental and amusing, You Can Count on Me delves into the darkness of dissimilar siblings
The Cell delves into a dark, psychotic unconscious and discovers -- a wounded child!
Sudan campaigns for Congress amid connubial carnage
Looking for connection but finding only escape, the principals in This Is Our Youth rail against the cold comfort of the '80s
Forget Biggio, Bagwell, Bell. Move over, Barkley. The sports figure of the decade is...
Steve Martin misses the spark in this remake
A Gore vote in 2000 could send Brown back to D.C.
Log Cabin Republicans want to be part of the GOP, which wants no part of them
At his Classical School for Brilliant Children, Alvin "Boom Boom" Jackson promises to enhance self-esteem and academic performance. Erik Vidor certainly got a lesson he'll never forget.
Larry Flynt the movie does something Larry Flynt the man wouldn't: It fails to go all the way
The city's sports tycoons maneuver for inside position, and the questions mount: Who needs it? Why? At what cost?
A review of the films of '93, and hopes for an adventurous '94