To this day, it still might be the most famous finish to a game of the BCS Era. A decided underdog in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, upstart Boise State built up a huge lead over Big 12 champion Oklahoma before the Sooners came storming back to take a late lead, only to have the Broncos tie the game up than ... More >>
Tearing Down Our Colosseum?
When the Roman Colosseum was built, it was a sports stadium, the first like it and a spectacle like nothing seen before. It was iconic beyond what took place inside, but the atrocities and spectacular events that did occur inside the building added to its mystique. It became a symbol for Rome, so mu ... More >>
White truffle season has finally arrived after a delay in the harvest thanks to weather issues in Italy. And as a result of that weather delay, the white truffle supply is somewhat limited this year -- so the truffles that are already Italy's most expensive (costing upwards of $350 an ounce) are mor ... More >>
Fifteen years ago this week, the greatest country music artist of all time, Garth Brooks, made history by playing a free concert to a massive crowd in New York's Central Park. Now, not just anybody gets to play Central Park, but Brooks had the megawatt stroke in the entertainment biz back then to ma ... More >>
When I was a kid, I used to follow my dad around with a Kodak Instamatic he got me from a drugstore. He was the pro in the family, shooting photos for magazines and for himself. Like most shutterbugs, he had an ample collection of lenses and camera bodies. When I turned 12, he bought me my first rea ... More >>
A Russian artist explores the force behind American foreign policy.
What Part of Illegal Don't Mexicans Understand? And why do so many homes have wrought iron fences?
Photo by Mandy OaklanderReverend Barry Lynn and Terri Burke are protesting The ResponseDiversity-minded, Constitution-abiding folks are pissed at tomorrow's one-day Jesus camp called "The Response." Governor Rick Perry, of course, is the belle of the ball. It's a little complicated since he' ... More >>
In May, as it prepared to take off, we offered a list of the five coolest mission patches of the shuttle Endeavour. We wish we could do the same for the Atlantis, scheduled tentatively to go up on the last shuttle mission Friday, but it appears the ship did not provide as much inspiration as the En ... More >>
"An electric guitar attracts Beelzebub..." Today's comment of the day comes to us from Friday afternoon's announcement that artist and avant-garde rocker Captain Beefheart, aka Don Van Vliet, had passed away in Southern California at age 69. radiocitizen: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooo ... More >>
Wait a minute, nothing could be as ugly as I-45
We all scream for Houston's best ice cream
If you had your choice to stand anywhere as a tourist in the United States, where would you choose?The Las Vegas Strip? Mount Rushmore? The White House?No way, dude -- you prefer to be standing in Moody Gardens in Galveston.At least you do if you're one of the respondents to what has to be described ... More >>
Ernest Barteldes Marcio Local Says Don Day Don Dree Don Don: Adventures in Samba Soul www.luakabop.comDuring the late '60s and early '70s, Brazilian songwriters like the late Tim Maia and Jorge Ben became increasingly frustrated with the creative limitations of samba, and also felt out of place wit ... More >>
A well-known illustrator brings his vision of America to the Childrens Museum of Houston
Don't miss the powerful, curious animation screening at DiverseWorks
Japans leading woodcutter makes his first Texas trek
The subversive mainstream friendliness of Shortbus
A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions
A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions
A harrowing journey leads to America, and then to someplace better
Warriors of the right take their battle against the left to the streets of New York
Ex-Rocket Steve Francis returns for the Summer Fiesta Slam Fest
Comic book characters reign in this CAM exhibit
Tenderhearted mutants kick significant keister in X-2: X-Men United
H.C. Westermann was the quintessential American artist
Lee Mingwei's high-concept art arrives at the Rice University Art Gallery
For Nick Cooper, music and politics are hard to separate
Tim Burton monkeys around with the original Planet of the Apes, but is it evolution?
Fumbling towards reality
Luis Jimenez approaches the intangible by depicting the flesh
Alvaro Barretto's relatives are out to catch a killer
Personalities are as diverse as the art at Blaffer Gallery
Is "A" for Asia, America -- or both?
Fans of the instrument with folds descend on Houston
Angels in America arrives buoyed by hype, but rises on its own power
Houston sculptor David Adickes has one message for the art world: large is good