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  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Game Show Follies: Jeopardy Contestants Have No Clue On The Big Ten

    Of all the sports "things" that are set to debut this fall (a list which includes Jadeveon Clowney, the SEC Network, and A.J. McCarron trying to shoo his Bengal teammates away from his wife), perhaps the one I'm most excited about is Dan Patrick's new Sports Jeopardy show, which is set to debut on C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    The Eight Best Things You Can Find in a Houston Pawn Shop

    Despite what the Pawn Stars of the History Channel may have you believe, pawn shops aren't all wacky items that require expert appraisal. Houston has its fair share of pawn shops, and they're filled with items both quirky and practical. "You can find almost anything - literally almost anything," sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Famous Rappers, as Drawn By Six-Year-Old Boys

    Note: In his column Serrano Time, Houston's award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. I am working on a new book. I cannot say too much about it yet, other than: 1. it's with the same company that published Bun B's Rap Coloring And Activity Book. 2. it will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Your Local Black Friday/Record Store Day Shopper's Guide

    Historically speaking, Black Friday is a phrase synonymous with discount hand-mixers and 5 a.m. tramplings at the local Walmart. By definition alone -- so not hip. And while all of you normal folks -- who would rather pay the extra $50 for a PS4 over pitching a tent in the shantytown that accumulate ... More >>

  • Film

    September 6, 2012

    Paul W.S. Anderson's Fun, Frenetic Filmmaking

    Resident Evil: Retribution director is now an industry titan.

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Explaining Classic Rock Bands to Kids

    This past Sunday, The New York Times ran a piece by Paul Greenberg where the author explained how important the Beatles were to music and pop culture to his five-year old son. The child didn't know that the band had albums, but only knew the Fab Four from iTunes playlists. "When the Beatles record ... More >>

  • Music

    July 5, 2012

    Sound M.O.B. Make a Houston Rap Hit

    The duo behind Houston rap's biggest hit in years, "Drank in My Cup," has plenty more in store.

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    5 Franchises You Didn't Know Had Video Game Adaptations

    To be clear, turning franchises into video games is a scam to get people to buy them as presents. "Oh, you liked Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Here's the game they made about it. Happy Christmas." That sort of thing. For the most part the game designers are on a rushed deadline, and they generally resen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    When It Really Is "Last-Minute": Best Gifts From The Convenience Store

    Whether you just got out of prison, a nasty case of swine flu had you bedridden for weeks, or you just plain don't like your family that much, there are a million reasons many folks wait until the last minute to go Christmas shopping. And really, who wants to truck over to Wal-Mart and risk a trampl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    "Nah, You Just Winged Him And Made Him A Unitarian"

    ​If you prefer a little power of prayer with your PlayStation -- and if you live anywhere near a Houston or Dallas Wal-Mart -- then you're in luck: Inspired Media Entertainment is test-marketing its Left Behind and Charlie the Churchmouse games in those select locations.So just what is a "Chr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Did Video Games Really Kill Generator-Using Ike Victims?

    For a few hours yesterday, the lead story at gravely warned Houstonians on the dangers of mixing generators and video games. Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston evidently found that this happened often in the blacked-out weeks in the wake of Hurricane Ik ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2009


    Meet the real guitar heroes

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2008

    Last Night: Foo Fighters at Toyota Center

    Foo Fighters Toyota Center January 22, 2008Better Than: Having a Heath Ledger sad-a-thon by watching A Knight’s Tale in your dank apartmentDownload: Last year’s expanded The Colour and the Shape reissue, plus the acoustic disc from 2005’s In Your Honor Just hours ago, I saw Dave Grohl turn in ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    December 20, 2007

    Xmas Present & Past

    How yesterday's games spawned today's best-sellers

  • Film

    March 22, 2007

    The Last Mimzy

    Movie mogul taps into his inner child

  • News

    November 23, 2006

    Midnight in the Garden of PS3

    Camping out at Best Buy with gamers -- and entrepreneurs

  • Home Entertainment

    November 16, 2006

    Hands Off

    Final Fantasy XII: Role-playing on autopilot.

  • Home Entertainment

    August 24, 2006

    Glacial Profiling

    Slow-paced Valkyrie Profile offers dull apocalypse.

  • Film

    August 24, 2006

    Snakes on a Plane

    The year's most shameless B-movie delivers exactly what it promises

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2006

    Whoa, Is Lara Croft Coming?

    Daniel Kramer Tonight's God of War number will be a religious experience for gamers Downtown hipsters and scenesters beware: Your stomping grounds are gonna be invaded by a throng of geeks gamers tonight. This evening's Video Games Live show is to the gaming crowd what South By Southwest is to ... More >>

  • Film

    June 1, 2006

    Vince Charming

    Vaughn ensures an amicable Break-Up

  • Film

    May 11, 2006


    Mission: Impossible III runs the franchise into the ground

  • Home Entertainment

    March 9, 2006

    Ghouls on the Go

    A Resident Evil remake captures all the creepy fun of the original

  • Home Entertainment

    February 9, 2006

    X-Man Reunited

    There's nothing rusty about Mega Man X's old-school 'bots.

  • Home Entertainment

    December 29, 2005

    This Game Bites

    The new Castlevania is the last nail in the franchise's coffin

  • Home Entertainment

    December 15, 2005

    Generation Next

    Microsoft's Xbox 360 fires the first shot in the next-gen console war

  • News

    April 7, 2005

    Exposed Nerve

    Cyberonics has implanted its pacemaker in thousands of epileptics. It wants to expand to the depression market. Still needed: an accounting of those who died or were injured after receiving its implant.

  • News

    January 6, 2005

    The Halo Challenge

    Master Chief, a weapons-toting super-enhanced human, is the only being who can save the earth. A video gamer from Texas is the world champion at helping him do just that thousands of times over.

  • Film

    November 18, 2004

    Cage Death Match

    National Treasure makes one long for good Nic Cage movies -- like Con Air

  • News

    October 14, 2004
  • Music

    April 1, 2004

    Dizzee Miss Lizzee

    The Boy in Da Corner comes out swinging

  • Culture

    December 18, 2003

    A Fan's Notes

    Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003

  • Music

    July 31, 2003

    Everything Old Is New Again

    What do punks the Dropkick Murphys have in common with soulful Norah Jones? More than you think.

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2003

    To Every Man a Donkey Kong

    Travel back in time to a real arcade

  • Calendar

    April 4, 2002

    Niche Kitsch

    The Aurora Picture Show takes another look at those high school health films

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    The Turn of the Screw

    In which a narcotic, native-born music finds a nightclub home

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    Wading for Godot

    Allison arrived in a flood of thoughts -- mattress rafts, murky thigh-deep water and the sudden flotsam of family life rushing out the back door

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    We -Store-It, U-Lose-It?

    If Harris County constables execute a writ of possession, Security Storage gets your stuff. How do you get it back?

  • Film

    March 15, 2001

    Kiss of Death

    A needless love triangle deflates the tense sniper showdown in Gates

  • Culture

    August 17, 2000

    Hot Wheels

    Or: How Tony Hawk turned skateboarding into a multimillion-dollar international obsession

  • News

    August 3, 2000

    Left For Dead

    Tracey Deel was shot a dozen times by two teens who wanted her car. She dragged herself the length of three football fields determined not to be just another homocide statistic.

  • Film

    June 8, 2000

    Driver 23, Where Are You?

    Low-budget documentary about a deliveryman and wanna-be rock star takes some wrong turns

  • Culture

    April 20, 2000

    Fatman and slobbin'

    DC Comics places its superheroes in the RealWorlds

  • Calendar

    December 24, 1998

    Night & Day

    December 24 - 30, 1998