Welcome back, music fans. The Last VJ has some treats for you this week, which run the gamut from ecstatically artistic to banal to the point of brilliance. The indescribable nuttiness of Bunny Michael returns with new work, and I indulge my juvenile side with a rap battle between video-game charact ... More >>
Could the surrealist have made a blockbuster?
"With wine you've got a very narrow palette of colors to work, with but beer can be anything from Monet to Van Gogh to Salvador Dali to Pollock. We can do incredible things, paint with so many different colors" proclaimed Rassul Zarinfar, founder of Buffalo Brewing Co. "There's no 's' is in St. Ar ... More >>
This week, we've been talking to Jean-Philippe Gaston of Cove, one of those under-the-radar chefs who likes to let his work speak for itself. Before we start our tasting, I notice his shelf full of cookbooks. Gaston pulls one down from the pile, the gold macrame- colored binding slightly ripped. He ... More >>
Get off the Strip, allow yourself three to four hours and go before gambling at Amber Unicorn Books. One of the best used bookstores in the Las Vegas Valley, Amber Unicorn has, at any given time, more than 200,000 books on hand, of which 16,000 are cookbooks. Amber Unicorn is a little, unassuming ... More >>
Woody Allen and two co-stars meet in L.A. to talk about his new film, To Rome With Love, and some old themes (art, death, love).
Here we go with the latest bit of musical and cinematic awesomeness from our buddy Mick Cullen over at Subterranean Radio. When he says, "You've got to see this video" then we know that we'll be discovering something amazing. This is Nurses and the official video for their song "Fever Dream. ... More >>
Jim BrickerGood ole boy done good: Hayes Carll had a productive homecoming.Chris Gray: Not long after I got to Summer Fest Sunday, I spotted festival honcho Omar Afra finishing up one of local musician/yogi Tyagaraja's yoga workshops in the wooden glade known temporarily as the Budweiser Beer ... More >>
Marco Villegas pays tribute to a legendary Japanese printmaker
Get a glimpse at the legendary Spanish artist's rarely seen tapestries
The arts folks at The New York Times, a paper published north of here, have jumped on the story of the alleged Salvador Dali paintings being sold at a Salvation Army store here.They write: HOUSTON -- In a scene that would most likely appeal to the Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí, several works ... More >>
Is 166 the creepy factor?
Elder Street Gallery puts local artists Bert Long, Jesse Lott and Anastasia Sams right where they belong next to Dalí
"A Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce Nauman in the 1960s," "Traci Matlock and Ashley Maclean: The Much-To-Consider Season," "Will Boone: A Man's House Is His Coffin"
Pompeo Batoni: Prince of Painters in Eighteenth-Century Rome," "Traci Matlock and Ashley Maclean: The Much-To-Consider Season," "Will Boone: A Man's House Is His Coffin"
A new sushi restaurant on NASA Parkway boldly takes raw fish beyond old expectations
Six dozen of Houston's finest bands for a mere $7
Motorcycle rally comes to Galveston
Keep it real at the MoMA exhibit
Stages picks a predictable play that it should have thrown back
Amélie sends Jane Austen's best-loved heroine on a wild ride
Of all the surrealists, Tanguy discovered the straightest path to the unconscious
Painter Vladimir Gorsky learned how to work the system in the Soviet Union for personal gain. He discovered that things operate much the same way in America.
Creator of Wonder Boys and supermen, Michael Chabon is a literary hero
The MFA's focus on Frank Freed tells us a lot about the art world, but not much about art
Justice Records is looking for treasure in a CD gap