Director brings gramdeur and a new kind of Ryan to the screen.
The 11 best Houston records of 2013.
Ray Price, one of the singular voices of country music for 60 years, has passed away, according to country-music elder Bill Mack, who posted "Ray Price left for heaven about 4:43 p.m. Central time" on Facebook about 25 minutes ago. Price was 87, and had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a year a ... More >>
L’Olivier stays grounded in French bistro territory while still managing the occasional surprise.
Go Texan with this guide.
Who? Miss Leslie if you're country, Leslie Anne Sloane has played fiddle/violin in both the classical and country/bluegrass styles since age 5. In 2004, she started Miss Leslie and Her Juke-Jointers, which can usually be found once or twice a month at finer roadhouses and honky-tonks in the greater ... More >>
North Korea (and audiences) go home unhappy.
Nuge the Stooge knows what CIA director needed. Enough already about Gen. David Petraeus and his private harem ... err, his embedded biographer with the flashy wardrobe and bad vision. Petraeus is a patriot, a winner of wars, a brilliant strategerizer, a man dedicated to little beyond his own caree ... More >>
Featuring a proto-beatnik jet pilotWith 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 >>
The F-106: The delta wing in all its gloryJet aircraft, particularly the fighters, represent a Freudian's play date. Long, slender, blisteringly fast, spewing bullets out the tip and, until recently, powered as much by testosterone as by kerosene (the main ingredient in jet fuel -- what a dis ... More >>
detroitrockcity.altervista.orgSome places breed music. Due to sheer size, any big city will produce its fair share of talented musicians, and some - Memphis, New Orleans, Chicago - seem to have music in the water supply. But none, arguably, more than Detroit: John Lee Hooker, the Motown dias ... More >>
Pink Floyd has finally settled its lengthy dispute with their longtime record label EMI. The band, which signed to the label over 40 years ago, first took EMI to court last spring in an effort to clarify their existing contract. Floyd sought to prevent EMI from "unbundling" their albums by se ... More >>
Johnny Falstaff is a honky-tonk translator.
Yo, "Tony" says it's all goodRobert Erdman ripped off the federal Bureau of Prisons and other agencies to the tune of almost $1.5 million, and now he will get a close-up view of just how good the computer systems in the BOP are.Erdman was sentenced today to 30 months in federal prison for selling ... More >>
They're cheerleaders, and they're armedThe Texans cheerleaders are headed to Japan on an Armed Forces Entertainment tour, because our brave service members want to hear what Matt Schaub is really like. Or maybe they want to look at cheerleaders.Texans cheerleader Lindsay (as always, first names o ... More >>
From Ground Zero of the immigration crisis along the Mexican border
One bad Memorial Day followed by one good oneA year ago, U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Chris Stokes was tubing in New Braunfels. His vehicle, parked at the Landa Park Rec Center, was broken into while he and his wife were on the river.Among the items stolen -- Stokes' Marine honor medals. Bummer o ... More >>
The story shocked Beaumont and prison guards all over America: a federal correctional officer and his wife Monique, both Marine veterans fresh back from a tour in Iraq, were apparently burned out of the house they just bought less than a month before the April 10 blaze. The low-down scumbag ... More >>
Uncle Charlie is the best concert-poster artist in Houston and he's legally blind.
Rocks Off would like to extend our congratulations - we guess - to our lieutenant, Craig Hlavaty. Craig's picture of him sitting on Santa's lap (above), culled from his slideshow of Hosuton-area mall Santas last December, went bad and nationwide Sunday, appearing on the hilarious picture blog Look ... More >>
Looks like this time they picked the wrong country.
Who Dat? Collectively, Moby Grape probably was one of the most talented bands to come out of San Francisco area during the golden age of hippiedom. Formed in 1966 by drummer Skip Spence and manager Matthew Katz (both of whom had just been fired from Jefferson Airplane), the lineup includ ... More >>
The MFAH showcases autobiographical work by a Houston legend
The year in review
Two Houston-connected musicians offer up different takes on the war. One veteran tells Racket which he thinks is better and why.
A bad reaction to a drug trial sparks an investigation into Houston's Fabre Clinic and its founder
If you can't stand the sight of lopped-off digits and the smell of your own flesh burning, get out of the kitchen
A scorched-earth management philosophy is sucking the life out of our region's wetlands
The government says Clayton Jones shouldn't smoke marijuana. He says it's the only thing that keeps him from blowing his brains out.
Inmate Beckcom gets his term reduced for his work in the Prible case
Foster programs try to save departing soldiers' critters from becoming casualties
Neil Burger fabricates Kennedy's Assassin, and he's mostly on target
Wheelchair basketball is for wussies. And park your pity at the door. Welcome to quad rugby, where quadriplegics slam their opponents into the hardwood.
Storage Containers, Not Ready for Prime Time, The Well Runs Dry
Country legend Ray Price continues to take the path less traveled
Less than two years after Billie Bob Harrell Jr. took the $31 million lottery jackpot, he took his own life
The gunman moved methodically, killing cowering churchgoers, before one of them stood up for the final confrontation. Then came the last shot.
A fiddler gets a leg up on the competition
Houston artist Bert Long returned home from Spain, only to find he had no home
Wayne Hancock is a new-fashioned guy with old-fashioned desires
At Tugboat Taylor's gym, would-be wrestlers are taught the eternal verities: It's more fun to be a heel, but heels always lose.
The Kentucky Cycle ends with a bang, and a burial