This past week, when American Idol concluded its twelfth season by crowning Candice Glover (who edged out Woodville's Kree Harrison), it was also announced that the show's latest lineup of judges is kaput. Randy Jackson went first, followed by Nicki Minaj. We're guessing that leaves Keith Urban and ... More >>
One of the not-so-fun things in the world is to get insulted or, in the words of Kelso from That 70's Show, get "burned." Now, let's imagine what it would be like to be insulted by some musician on one of their albums -- that "burn" I can only imagine was magnified by a million. Nevertheless, som ... More >>
Sebastian Bach on Gilmore GirlsFictional television shows are full of gimmickry. Some of it is good and some of falls flat. Others are subtle in-jokes. However, it can be interesting when a popular artist appears on a television show because it gives the audience a glimpse into another side o ... 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 >>
Eww.So I'm being forced to watch The Good Wife last Sunday, and I see that Colin Sweeney, a semi-recurring character Alicia once defended for murdering his wife, was apparently involved in testifying for Alicia's firm for one reason or other (give me a break, the entire hour was me wrestling ... More >>
I remember as a young child visiting Bread & Circus in Boston and marveling over the fact that the world of soda comprised more than just Coke, Sprite and root beer. Now, I'm a bit more cosmopolitan when it comes to carbonated beverages, and I'm currently obsessed with retro sodas. (Probably ... More >>
Southwest Airlines had another big month in February, the company announced today. They also announced they'd be joining in the latest round of airfare hikes, which is nice. We do love us some Southwest here in Texas. Maybe it's the ads. Through the years, they've been...odd, for the most part. Als ... More >>
A Reagan-era bacchanalia succumbs to soggy nostalgia.
Photos courtesy HLS&RLook closerRodeo excitement is here, as our version of the State Fair ramps up with the trail riders nearing the city and Go Texan Day Friday. The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo people were nice enough to let us rifle through their archive of pictures, and we've presente ... More >>
So many stars, so many storylines: It's a Valentine's Day massacre!
Plus: A Houston actress hits the big screen.
(This item was written by Liana Lopez.) Photo by Liana LopezIf you were at the Edwards Grand Palace Stadium for the 7:05 p.m. Friday showing of Mike Judge's new film Extract, you were probably wondering about all the inappropriate applause at the beginning of the show. The usher with the airplan ... More >>
Our picks for the week of May 10
Electro-phenom DJ Keoki spins by Numbers
Shine up your old brown shoes, put on a brand-new shirt, Cheap Trick's in town
Oliver Beene goes against fake millionaires and phony idols
If Fox expels Undeclared, blame everyone but Judd Apatow
Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks grow up, more or less, and move to a dorm
Ambitious Blow explores the highs and lows of the '70s cocaine trade
With Traffic, Steven Soderbergh takes an unblinking look at America's drug policies
Nebula conjures up memories of loud Les Pauls, long hair and weed