Subject:

The Birth of a Nation

  • Film

    December 27, 2012

    A History of Violence

    Django Unchained upends the western — and America's original sin.

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    5 Shows We'd Like to See at HMNS' Burke Baker Planetarium

    Recently I decided to put down the cash and become an honest-to-God card-carrying member of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. I find that walking the halls of the HMNS is a fine way to kill a few hours before a concert. There is a part of the HMNS that I hold near and dear to my heart, even t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Pop Rocks: And I Beheld a Pale Horse, and His Name That Sat Upon Him Was Gump

    Behold the doom of mankind.​Yesterday the Library of Congress announced the 25 films selected by the U.S. National Film Preservation Board for inclusion in the National Film Registry. One of which, judging by online reaction, was a bit of a surprise: The Oscar-winning "Forrest Gump," Walt Dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Twilight vs. Harry Potter And 9 Other Geek Throwdowns

    Still the only crossover I'd pay to see.​Anyone watch the MTV Movie Awards? Anyone? I didn't think so, mostly because I suspect the majority of Hair Balls/Art Attack readers are over the age of 12. And while I have no intention of revisiting the whole "'Music?"Television line of jokes, I did ... More >>

  • Film

    April 14, 2011

    Lincoln Memorial

    Redford helms another dull history lesson.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Did You Know Houston Has Had the Same Official Song Since 1915? Maybe It's Time for a New One.

    We don't know if it's the election or what - actually it's not, but bear with us - but this afternoon Rocks Off got to wondering whether or not Houston had its own official song, lyrics and music officially sanctioned and ratified to embody the Space/Bayou City's hopes and dreams. This being Housto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2007

    Rap Not So Macho

    A new PBS special takes an in-depth look at hip-hop's taboo topics Rampant violence, homophobia, and misogyny have been prevalent for quite some time in hip-hop — even KRS-One once said, "Roxanne Shante is only good for steady fucking" — yet, curiously, no one's really bothered to fram ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 19, 2006

    Birth of a Klansman

    A local artist sets out to "Bum Rush" history

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