One of the things you'll learn in the upcoming documentary about gay activist Ray Hill is that when police raided Houston's lesbian bars in the 1960s, they would arrest any woman wearing pants with zippers or buttons in the front. If the zipper was on the side, you were spared. In the front, that's ... More >>
Ginger & Rosa reveals young women — and a world — on the verge.
Coppa Italian Ristorante had very large shoes to fill when it opened in the old Catalan space. From its dramatic yet understated décor to Chef Brandi Key's fresh take on familiar Italian classics, Coppa seems to be forging its own way in the world quite nicely. I stopped in early on a Sunday aftern ... More >>
Joe Angel Babb, the artistic director of Unhinged Productions, doesn't mind if the group's latest project doesn't make any money. In fact, he pretty much expects Drama-rama-thon, a festival of new plays, not to. "I knew that this was not a moneymaking venture, this is a mission-driven thing," he t ... More >>
The first roundup of acknowledgements of our Underground Rap Awards ran back in March. This is the second. There are 21 awards total and the entire piece is more than 1,700 words, so let's skip right past the cutesy preamble, shall we? Aces. Here we go: Best Mixtape of the Year Thus Far: It ... More >>
Paul Thorn's life is straight out of a Southern Gothic fairy tale.
"'Pay attention. It's very strange out there.'" Chris Hillman (left) and Herb PedersenOften overshadowed by flashier, more volatile, or more tragic bandmates, singer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Hillman's cred as a pioneer of country-rock is nonetheless impeccable. As a co-founder of the ... More >>
Corin Redgrave, who has been a part of Alley Theatre for years, died today at the age of 70, the Alley announced.He was the son of Sir Michael Redgrave and the brother of Vanessa and Lynn RedgraveAlley chief Gregory Boyd said of Redgrave: Corin Redgrave was one of the great theatre-artists -- a s ... More >>
Papa Coppola returns, successfully, to the clan in Tetro.
Those of us who read Tom Friedman's July 28 New York Times column about 59 being the new 30 like it was a lost edition of the Dead Sea Scrolls should be cheered by the musical efforts of two 70-year-olds who just keep on keepin' on. So far this year, both Jesse Winchester and Ian Hunter have issued ... More >>
To his champions, Gram Parsons was a cult-hero musical genius and the primary inventor of “country rock.” But he was also a tragic figure who died prematurely, and whose work has never been properly appreciated. To his critics, Parsons was a spoiled rich-kid wastrel who rode his good looks, mar ... More >>
The singer's post-Blonde ambition
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Our critics weigh in on local theater
A transplanted son revisits his Carolina roots in the ambitious drama Junebug
Theophilus North discovers that adventure is everywhere
Floridita has a cute concept. Is there anything wrong with that?
Among musicians, everyone wants to become an author
Whole Foods, hard wit, the legacy of Lucy and offspring of hippies have helped the woman of Tamalalia take Houston by storm. But where's she really headed?
Speaking in the clichés of language-study tapes, the characters in The Danube mourn the loss of life's poetry
Wonder Boys, an insipid tale about a depressed author, could use a few more exclamation points
Ensemble's new artistic director doesn't view things in shades of black and white
Source pays homage to Kerouac and company
Amy Blakemore pays attention. It's high time she got some.
April 8-14, 1999
February 25 - March 3, 1999
January 14 - 20, 1999
June 25 - July 1, 1998
Infernal Bridegroom tries to prove it's as original as its reputation
The Alley and the Redgraves do each other, and Shakespeare, proud
Blue Window plays dialogue like a gorgeous, and sad, melody
At the Alley, Oleanna probes the anatomy of harassment