The Addams Family

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Real Friends, Black Keys, Sturgill Simpson, etc.

    Real Friends, Neck Deep Scout Bar, November 14 Had they existed in the early '00s, it's likely a lot of people in their late twenties or early thirties would have Real Friends lyrics tattooed on their body. The Chicago group's new album, Maybe This Place Is the Same and We're Just Changing, is full ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Andre Johnson Is Not Walking Through That Door

    If I had to put together a power ranking of my favorite uncles, many of the usual suspects would be on the list. Uncle Leo of Seinfeld fame was a cordial fellow ("HEELLOOOOOO!!"). Uncle Junior Soprano, while he increased Tony's general stress level, was always a guy who made things happen. And I've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    MC Chris Is In Town; Maybe He'll Come Over

    Rapper MC Chris has a significant and sometimes intensely personal relationship with his fans. How personal? He's been known to crash fans' house parties or just stop by to play video games. He includes them in T-shirt design and remix competitions on his Web site. He reaches out to them to help f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Menchie's Frozen Yogurt Debuts New Samoa-Inspired Flavor

    When I first watched The Addams Family ,at age 10, I immediately found a new hero in Wednesday Addams for the way she cleverly turned the tables on a persnickety Girl Scout. I then proceeded to steal this joke and repeat it to people when I was trying to sell cookies as a Girl Scout. (Almost no one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    App of the Week: iFinger Wraps Horrible Name in Christmas Sadness

    App: iFinger Platform: iPhone Website: App Store Cost: Free There are some pretty pointless apps out there. CatPaint springs to mind even though it is an absolutely stupid amount of fun. But when apps claim to do something and do it poorly, it goes beyond dumb and enters the realm of the annoying. ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 23, 2012

    Houston Theater Awards

    From actors to designers, directors to technicians, the city's brightest talent gets its due.

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    The Soundtrack of Our Youth: 5 Lackluster Rap Songs From Children's Flicks

    What's worse: A movie geared towards kids and teens or the soundtrack to a movie geared towards kids and teens? It's a tough call because both can be pretty awful and uninspired. Sure, Ferris Bueller's Day Off is great and had an excellent soundtrack but let's not fool ourselves: We all sat through ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Top 5 Most Disturbing Children's Food Mascots

    The holidays had me visiting many, many relatives, many of whom are under the age of 10. I had a wonderful time hanging out with my nieces and first cousins once removed, but invading their domestic spaces, especially their kitchens, has alerted me to the darker side of children's cuisine. The affa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Top 20 Throwback TV Theme Songs Part 1

    ​We grew up on television. Whether it was Saturday morning cartoons, afternoon re-runs, Sunday Disney and Wild Kingdom or Thursday night "must see" TV, we saw it. We noticed that on November 2, 1985, the Miami Vice soundtrack went to number one on the Billboard charts where it would stay for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    The Great Green Room In the Sky: The Grim Reaper's 2009 Musical Roll Call

    ​Thankfully, 2009 was a sorry year for the Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter. Aside from the not terribly unexpected (but still weird) demise of the King of Pop, few bona fide legends went on to the Great Green Room Beyond the Sky. The Rock Death Meter rates rock deaths on a ten-point scale in three c ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 16, 2009

    Arsenic and Old Lace

    Web exclusive!

  • Home Entertainment

    November 15, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    March 29, 2007

    Top DVDs

    Our picks for the week of March 29

  • Culture

    February 8, 2007

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Home Entertainment

    February 1, 2007
  • Calendar

    August 12, 2004


    Austin-based Grimy Styles lives up to its name

  • Film

    October 31, 2002

    Fly Spy

    Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson's cash-in pays off

  • Film

    July 11, 2002

    When Greek Meets Geek

    Romance gets retarded in Pumpkin

  • Music

    May 31, 2001

    Dark's Shadows

    DJ Dana Dark shepherds Houston's goths to blacker pastures

  • Culture

    March 15, 2001

    Grave Commentary

    Theater LaB's production pokes fun at the business of death

  • News

    August 26, 1999

    Maori Madness

    A Houston sculptor replicates preserved tribal heads and offends New Zealand

  • Film

    July 16, 1998

    Buffed Up

    Stylish Buffalo '66 makes an incomplete pass

  • Film

    June 6, 1996

    Deft and Daft

    A willful heroine warms Cold Comfort Farm

  • Film

    September 15, 1994

    Questions and Answers

    Redford's Quiz Show asks: how far will a man go to win?