Soundgarden Bayou Music Center May 24, 2013 See more of Soundgarden and their long-suffering local fans in our slideshow. Grunge sounded old even when it was new. This misbegotten mutation of metal and alt-rock tapped into such primordial angst and soul-suffering it seemed world-weary even as band ... More >>
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis announced last week that he was retiring from football. ESPN immediately signed him to a contract to become one of their analysts on their nearly unwatchable pre and post-game shows. Commentators, many of whom appear to have never seen Lawrence Taylor play, stat ... More >>
There are still a lot of people upset about last week's Roger Clemens verdict. Sure, most of the people appear to be sportswriters and not actual tax-paying citizens, but that's beside the point. Sportswriter Ken Rosenthal and his baseball-reporting pals see the whole thing as a travesty of justice ... More >>
There's no use trying to hide it -- we're a sucker for A Christmas Carol. Any version of it can grab our attention; we've read the original countless times; the magic is always there.Charles Dickens was in somewhat dire straits. His wife was pregnant yet again, and the serialization of Martin Chuzzl ... More >>
Photo by Jim ParsonsWith the exception of legendary one-eyed bookseller Jim Brown, nobody knows the soon-to-shutter Alabama Bookstop better than John Cramer. The curmudgeonly guitarist in local psych-rock bands the Mike Gunn and Project Grimm worked there - mostly as the receiving manager - ... More >>
A worthy actor rides the bench in the listless Coach Carter
Bernie Mac needs three more hits. He won't likely find one here.
Another Grisham thriller hits the screen, with middling results