Hey, it's 4/20 day! Be glad you don't live in Boulder, where the University of Colorado is trying to end the annual massive on-campus celebration of the day by barring any visitors and spraying the quad where it's held with "a foul-smelling fish-based fertilizer on the grass." Bummer. Here in Hou ... More >>
Just when we threw up our hands in despair over the dearth of worthwhile presidential candidates, a federal prisoner in Texas has made it onto the ballot in West Virginia. Keith Russell Judd, who's serving 210 months in a decidedly un-oval office in Texarkana for making threats while on the Univer ... More >>
A year ago today, Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy of Ontario became the first person in the world to earn a master's degree in The Beatles. I'm not quite sure what she's doing now, but I do know she could probably kick anyone's ass in Beatles trivia. This little anniversary of her graduation got me think ... More >>
There are a million reality shows on the naked television. We're going to watch all of them, one at a time. There comes a point in reviewing shows showcasing the embarrassing antics of tattooed subhumans (Jersey Shore) or the plasticine über-rich (Real Housewives of X) where you start realizing th ... More >>
Before I had cable, I invested in Netflix's streaming video service. It continues to be the best $7 I spend each month, despite the service's recent, public misadventures. And anyway, Netflix is where the new episodes of Arrested Development will eventually air, and that news more or less made up fo ... More >>
And do matanzas only happen in New Mexico?
O RLY, Kevin McHale?There is a classic Internet meme characterized by a photo of a silly-looking bird with the phrase "O RLY?" written across it. The meme was designed to signify someone's response to an outrageous statement, usually posted on a bulletin board. For example, Nerd One might say ... More >>
In keeping with Rocks Off's latest obsession, compiling soundtracks for oddball holidays, we were tickled pink as a chorus girl's nipple to learn that this Friday is Pi Approximation Day. The holiday was first in 1988 by a physicist named Larry Shaw, who made everyone march in a circle then ... More >>
Photos by Troy FieldsCheck out our pictures of the final round of space shuttle simulation training at NASA's Mission Control. Space. If you are anything like me, you've probably started to take it for granted. Save for disasters like the Columbia explosion in 2003, the country as a whole no ... More >>
The Brisket House rules their brisket with an actual iron fist.Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we kind of want our old pizza delivery job back just so we can hang out in the walk-in freezer. Yes, it's hot as balls here in Houston, and that's why we started t ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttThe grouper crudo photographed beautifully. If only it tasted that way, too.Before my wine or food (or even my dinner date) had arrived at The Tasting Room at CityCentre last night, I thought that I'd already had the place mostly figured out. The shiny new space sa ... More >>
If you were born before, say, 1976 (the year of my little sister's birth and hence my arbitrary demarcation line for coolness), you probably spent a healthy chunk of your prime TV-watching years enjoying the programs of the late Stephen J. Cannell. The longtime writer/producer created some of ... More >>
With The Reluctant Graveyard, indie-pop singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith has crafted the most gorgeous, lush, and sunny record ever about death and dying. Corpses, organ donors, coffin salesmen, shot-down gangster doppelgangers, and zombies (both literally and the '60s Colin Blunstone va ... More >>
The Actors from the London Stage believe less is more...than enough
Enter Lawndale's otherworldly realm.
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Lois BernsteinSkateboarding Twinkies, ninja squirrels and space hamsters are making their way to Houston, with Commander Mark leading the way. Things might get a little weird. Mark Kistler, the self-styled Bob Ross of children's art, will be holding drawing camps in the area over the next two we ... More >>
That thud you heard last weekend was Will Ferrell's career settling noisily back to earth. With a budget estimated at over $100 million, Land of the Lost was supposed to propagate the 2009 summer blockbuster season (handily inaugurated by the new Star Trek) and continue Ferrell's successful box-offi ... More >>
So Eminem is back. Eminem. A man who is a paradox wrapped inside an enigma and served with two joints and a beer. The man has totally homophobic and misogynistic lyrics, yet he has performed with Elton John and is, by all accounts, a loving single dad to his little girl. He seems dumb as dirt in som ... More >>
The end of the world as conceived by Harlan Ellison, the most contentious person on earth
Everyones favorite Vulcan brings his logic to full-figured women
Sequels, prequels and threequels headline Hollywood 2007
The fourth Harry Potter rushes through its paces
A '60s British TV series gets an extreme makeover
The Alley Theatre mixes it up
No obvious joke goes untouched in this so-so TV show remake
Revolutions runs a playful joyride through a nifty vision of hell
Eddie Murphy plays Daddy, once more, just be "Cos"
A wintertime classic returns
More and more, science fiction writers are using the Force to survive
In Ice Age, three mammals and a baby get warmed over
A racist Billy Bob gets funky in Monster's Ball
Disney's old-school Atlantis strikes gold under the ocean
A pumped-up U-571 recalls Wolfgang Petersen's famous German submarine drama
The nice Jewish boy of my mom's dreams-for a hundred bucks?
Berg's sour script kills off suspense as well as a stripper
August 27 - September 2, 1998
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