Tom Wolfe

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    Listen to NASA: 4 Best Houston-centric NASA Audio Moments

    If you're looking for a quick audio overview of NASA's history, the space agency just released about 60 short clips that give us enough historic soundbites and out-of-this-world sounds -- "Earth's Song" is particularly beautiful -- to cover more than 50 years of history on Souncloud. However, whil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    James McMurtry Knows What Works By Now

    From the my-how-time-flies category: James McMurtry, who plays a solo show at McGonigel's Mucky Duck Saturday, marks a quarter-century as a professional musician this year. He began his career in the late '80s by gaining recognition at songwriting events associated with the Kerrville Folk Festival, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    How Will NASA Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before With Slashed Funding?

    Once traveling at light speed was the kind of thing you'd only hear about right before or after William Shatner said, "Beam me up, Scotty," but physicist Harold White and a NASA team at the Johnson Space Center are working on making the warp drive a thing that will actually exist. In a similar kind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Beatles vs. Stones: The '60s Rivalry or PR Stunt?

    Beatles vs. Stones By John McMillian Simon & Schuster, 288 pp., $25 "The Beatles want to hold your hand, but the Stones want to burn down your town" -- Tom Wolfe It was a simple question, really. But one that said (or supposedly said) a lot about your taste in music, sociological outlook, personal ... More >>

  • Film

    October 3, 2013
  • Film

    August 29, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    NASA's New Astronauts: Half Women, None Alive for the Moon Landing

    There was a generation of kids who grew up idolizing the astronauts. The men of the Mercury missions, the Apollo crews -- the guys who risked everything, put it all on the line to beat the Russians and launch into outer space. John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong -- these guys were national he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    NASA Budget Cuts Could Hit Johnson Space Center (First No Shuttle, Now This?)

    In recent years, NASA has been hit pretty hard, and another hit may be coming. We're a long ways off from the days when JFK told the nation that the United States would put a man on the moon, and in recent years, what with the Great Recession, space exploration seems to have taken a backseat. Hell, ... More >>

  • News

    December 1, 2011

    Hands-On Experience

    Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually abused by police officers. Critics say the Boy Scouts, who oversee the program, should share the blame.

  • Culture

    October 27, 2011

    Let It Bleed

    Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author Pete Dexter still packs a punch.

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    The 10 Best Warplane Films, According to Real Aviation Buffs (No Top Gun, Thank You)

    Featuring a proto-beatnik jet pilot​With the possible exceptions of horses and ships, no other non-speaking entity has starred in so many motion pictures as the airplane. And we love airplanes. We love them so much we've probably seen every last airplane movie worth watching, and even more tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Ten Movies You Won't Get Into at Sundance

    ​The Sundance Film Festival kicks off this week in Park City, Utah. The venerable fest enters its 33rd year with many once again questioning the organizers' commitment to independent film. Recent incarnations have debuted underground fare from art houses like Fox Searchlight and Sony Pictures ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Idol Beat: The Top Five

    That Jamie Foxx, right? A Rennaisance man if there ever was one: the guy's a comedic genius (see In Living Color; tons of flicks), a big-screen leading man, credible action star, R&B champion - plus, as it turns out, he's a natural at mentoring American Idol hopefuls. I wouldn't have figured on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Tonight: Will NASA Discover A Sense Of Humor?

    Photo courtesy The Colbert ReportTonight's the night!On tonight's Colbert Report, the nation will learn whether NASA has a sense of humor or not.They famously had a contest to name the new node on the space station; they didn't take any of our suggestions. But Colbert's fans put him over the top thr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Real Astronauts Don't Drink Pee

    Everyone is breathlessly following the latest space mission to see if astronauts will one day successfully be able to drink urine (NASA -- the kinkiest space agency evah!!)It's a bit of a comedown from the moon days.As it turns out, at this time in 1969 NASA was just getting ready to launch Apollo 1 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 3, 2008

    Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson

    A documentary reveals the rise and fall of an influential writer

  • Film

    September 20, 2007

    In the Shadow of the Moon

    Reliving the glory of America's giant leap for mankind

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2007

    Too Much Space

    When the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated in February 2003, all but paralyzing NASA, it presented the space agency with a very pressing problem: What were they going to do about the three guys stuck in space? The members of Expedition Six -- two Americans and a Russian -- had been orbiting in t ... More >>

  • News

    October 6, 2005

    Goat Tales

    In which intrepid Chauncey tangles with a stray dog followed by a frantic ride for help

  • News

    September 15, 2005
  • Film

    May 26, 2005

    Animal Crackers

    Plot-light Madagascar still manages clever gags for grown-ups

  • Music

    February 8, 2001

    Tender Is the Nightlife

    Going against the Village's collegiate atmosphere, the Gatsby exudes a porcelain sophistication

  • Dining

    January 25, 2001

    Take a Number

    Does the health department's grading system ensure safe restaurants? Or is it just fuzzy math?

  • Dining

    October 12, 2000

    Political Communion

    Did Annunciation use its connections to knock the head off Little Woodrow's beer permit?

  • Culture

    August 3, 2000

    The Talking Penis

    Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight

  • Culture

    April 13, 2000

    The redemption of Bret Easton Ellis

    A decade ago, the American Psycho author was vilified. Now, he could launch a franchise.

  • Culture

    July 29, 1999

    Public Places, Private Emotions

    Maya Lin's Topologies

  • Calendar

    April 15, 1999
  • Music

    May 7, 1998
  • News

    April 9, 1998

    Rocket Men

    Two starry-eyed entrepreneurs shoot for the moon -- or at least for suborbital space

  • Culture

    January 26, 1995

    Moon Shots

    At the MFA, lunar imagery blurs the line between science and art