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  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Weird Al's 10 Best Forgotten Parodies

    It's hard to remember sometimes that "Weird Al" Yankovic has been honing his craft for more than 30 years now, bringing us masterful parodies of pop music for so long that he's outlived many of his onetime subjects. He has a new album called Mandatory Fun due today and is in the midst of releasing e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Ted Nugent's Top 10 Tasteless Album Covers

    Female-degrading. Gun-loving. Conservative. All of these terms describe rocker Ted Nugent, one of the more outspoken right-wing conservatives in rock music today. Unfortunately (or hilariously), he doesn't know when to be quiet about his views on gun rights and any politician he disagrees with. Som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    WWF's Top 7 Classic "Foreign Heel" Theme Songs

    The WWF may have been the most patriotic American institution during the '80s and '90s; it turned Hulk Hogan into one of the biggest symbols of patriotism in recent memory. But there's a fine line between patriotism and nationalism, which the WWF straddled for years. By using jingoist superstars ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    DVDs & Blu-rays: The Bottom-of-the-Barrel Edition

    Nothing could entice us to review Tower Heist or Puss in Boots this week. Good thing, too, because there was so much more to choose from...oh, wait, that's a lie. This week's offerings suck. Let's start with the television series releases. There are those series that stand the test of time, somehow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Food Fight: Sweet Potato Pie

    Photos by Matthew DresdenA slice of sweet potato pie from House of Pies​A sweet potato is not a yam, and a yam is not a sweet potato. Except when a sweet potato is called a yam, which is not because that sweet potato is an actual yam, but because it is a variety with softer flesh, like an actu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    The Four Best Final Fours of the "One Shining Moment" Era (w/ VIDEO)

    Hopefully more shining and less Hudson this year​Some of you mistook my piece on Monday as my not being excited for the Final Four this weekend in Houston. That couldn't be further from the truth. I am incredibly excited to have the event here in our town, for a couple reasons: 1. I'm a Con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Saturday Night: Weird Al Yankovic At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Weird Al Yankovic Verizon Wireless Theater July 17, 2010 Aftermath is probably not going to write very many, and you're probably going to read even fewer, concert reviews that begin by delineating the finer points of parody and satire. But this is Weird Al Yankovic we'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    He Said She Said: "Dear Penis" And Other Country Comedy Classics

    ‚Äč Aside from all the epic cheating, drinking and fighting songs country music has given us, one of the best things it does is make us laugh. Apart from all the crying and cussing, there is a whole deal of laughing going on. This year at RodeoHouston, there aren't many performers on the humorous si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: The Sickest, Most Twisted Musical Genre Isn't Gangsta Rap - It's Bluegrass

    Not really sure whether it's our alcohol mixture, some pharmacological imbalance our sex life or just male menopausal phenomena, but lately Lonesome, Onry and Mean has been on an evil bluegrass jag. Nothing like playing our Stanley Brothers 45-rpm of "If I Lose" - "If I lose, let me lose/ I don't c ... More >>

  • Music

    May 31, 2007

    On set with Weird Al Yankovic

    The remaking of "Beautiful Liar"

  • Music

    April 14, 2005


    Sunday, April 17, at the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846.

  • Calendar

    September 2, 2004

    Painting by Numbers

    Thomas Vinson's work is math-happy

  • Calendar

    April 29, 2004

    New Spin

    Boy George's camp gives us the runaround

  • Culture

    February 19, 2004

    The New Art

    Contemporary craft is more than macaroni place mats

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2003

    Hair Today...

    A documentary restyles a misconstrued haircut

  • News

    March 2, 2000
  • Music

    October 14, 1999


    Coming This Week

  • News

    April 8, 1999

    WorldFest: Wild, Mild and Wicked

    Moviegoers may find both their Sixth Happiness and Seventh Heaven in these 40 featured indie films

  • News

    March 18, 1999
  • Calendar

    May 21, 1998
  • Dining

    December 25, 1997

    Roll Out the Barrel

    Hackemack's is a barrel of fun

  • Music

    November 27, 1997
  • Calendar

    October 16, 1997
  • Music

    September 14, 1995

    Critic's Choice

    All Bottled Up

  • Film

    August 18, 1994

    Rotten Rascals

    Our Gang today stuck on shtick from yesterday

  • Music

    April 7, 1994

    Jazzing the Grass Banjo

    Bela Fleck leads his band in directions most pickers never dream of