As resident Houston Press astrolabe polisher, chirurgeon and goth expert, the world of old horror-movie actors falls under my purview. My heart is given most to Boris Karloff, because any man who can rock horror and narrate the Grinch is more badass than any of us will either be. That said I want to ... More >>
Last week I told you about the Amphiletes and how they had released their new single "Where is the Light" as a basic video game. It wasn't anything groundbreaking, but lately I've been finding more and more people interested in using simple games to showcase their songs rather than music videos. Ja ... More >>
Jabber-free, The Artist joyfully resurrects Hollywood's past.
In a big step forward, or step back, however you would like to think about it, the silent film The Artist was just named the best film by the New York Film Critics Circle. This comes on the heels of the stunning response it has already received from the festival circuit, including a best actor award ... More >>
1937 copy of La Florida recipe bookLast week I told you about the La Florida Bar in Havana, Cuba, "la catedral del Daiquiri." This week's drink comes from a brittle 1937 copy of that bar's recipe book, which was found at a flea market. The book is old enough that each recipe is in both Spani ... More >>
It's so hard to give someone a hug when you haven't got any arms
Buster Keaton is in front of and behind the camera in this tricky silent film
Lights, camera and action - quietly, please!
Harold Lloyd will do anything to get his girl in this 1924 silent film
Graham Reynolds helps a classic film score
The man of 1,000 faces meets the Golden Art Trio
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A local artist sets out to "Bum Rush" history