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  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    Zapruder Analysis Of Video Resume Of Redneck Seeking Job As NFL Fullback

    There was a time when the avenue to virtually every vocation in sports or in media was a cookie cutter, a very fixed blueprint. If you wanted to become a journalist, you majored in journalism, worked at a small newspaper, worked at a bigger newspaper, before finally hitting it big in a major marke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Perry Believes Opposing Slavery Is the Same as Opposing Gay Rights, Apparently

    I don't think there are many out there that would say Rick Perry is unprincipled. The epithets are plenty, and his mistakes are many, but there are few that would claim that Perry is anything approaching the slippery flip-floppery of Mitt Romney. He's a man of his word. Thus, when Rick Perry, flyin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Louisville 82, Michigan 76: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    A roller-coaster first half, which had Twitter in a frenzy of hyperbole, led to a grinding second half, and in the end experience won out as Louisville knocked off Michigan 82-76 to win Rick Pitino's second career men's basketball title, making him the first coach to win it all at two different scho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Forrest Kenneth Randall Smashes Car Windows at an Auto Dealership, Leaves Wallet Behind

    When you are involved in any kind of crime, it's generally a good idea to leave your ID at home or at least make sure it is stashed away where it can't be found. Any good covert operative will tell you that, or you could just watch Burn Notice. But, in east Texas, they do things a little different e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Chris Alonzo, Bringing Night Flight to Facebook

    Who? Chris Alonzo is the founder and administrator of CMVC (musicvideothread), a Facebook page he started for the sole purpose of promoting great rock bands, famous or not, out of his own frustration with Houston rock radio. "[The stations] are all mostly owned by Clear Channel, and they play the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    In Honor Of Tonight's RAW 1000, The Definitive Timeline Of WWE's Victory In The Monday Night Wars (w/ VIDEO)

    I don't know that any television product has changed the way we visually consume it more times than professional wrestling. For a majority of its history (which I am counting as the period from "dawn of time" until around 1978 or so), syndicated television was basically a weekly commercial for whate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Wait a Minute! Who Is That? Top 10 Videos With Famous Actor Cameos

    When you are an actor, you take basically whatever will feed you just as long as you get to perform. Many actors either got their start in music videos or they will appeared in one after they got famous. Oftentimes, they are pretty memorable.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2012

    Golden Bozos: Your "Official" Live Blog For The 69th Golden Globes

    I know, we're all bummed out the Texans lost. But since you've been drinking anyway, you might as well crack open another one and sit through the one awards show even the People's Choice Awards can look down its nose at. I'll be updating this entry throughout the broadcast, so refresh often and try ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Pop Rocks: 10 Actors Whose Former Creepiness We Can't Get Over

    Eww.​So I'm being forced to watch The Good Wife last Sunday, and I see that Colin Sweeney, a semi-recurring character Alicia once defended for murdering his wife, was apparently involved in testifying for Alicia's firm for one reason or other (give me a break, the entire hour was me wrestling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    MTV's Early VJs: Where Are They Now?

    vegastripping.comMTV's original VJ crew (l-r): J.J. Jackson, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Martha Quinn and Alan Hunter​When it comes to the attention spans of teenagers, entertainers are on borrowed time. Which might explain the turnover rate of MTV's Video Jockeys, or VJs for short. Currentl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    ​Know a Houston-based blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. The Blend: We're not sure how we missed the photo (above) of Houston's top Italian wine specialist Joseph "Grappa Joe" Kemble, statewide wine buyer at the flagship Spec's. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Food Fight: Store Brand Pretzels

    Photos by Matthew DresdenStore brand pretzels from Whole Foods (left) and Trader Joe's (right)​As my friend Sara Dickerman wrote in 2007 in a fascinating piece in Slate, pretzels don't get much love in the snack-food world. When was the last time you saw a television commercial for pretzels? D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    The Best Concert Movies Of All Time

    ​A quick note before CHL starts this hlist. We define a concert movie as a flick that documents one or more shows on a tour. More narrative-oriented rock flicks like D.A. Pennebaker's Bob Dylan mash note Don't Look Back, Charles Peterson's grunge chronicle Hype!, and of course the lighthearted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    American Grocers: Joins A Stellar List Of Companies Ripping Off Troops

    ​This week's cover story in the Houston Press details the case of Houston-based American Grocers and its owner Samir Itani, charged with shipping expired food to troops stationed in the Middle East and ripping off the government with bogus shipping costs. As noted in the story, "the case stretched ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    The Week In TV: Who Watched Mad Men?

    We didn't watch it. But, hey, at least we're honest.​The best thing I watched last week was an airing of Ratatouille on ABC Family. This was the week in TV Land: • I'll tell you right now: I didn't watch Mad Men. "BUT DAN," I can hear you shouting even though you're reading this at work, " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Game Time: Tracy McGrady Has Unfinished Business (And Water Is Wet)

    T-Mac is growling​"I have unfinished business...." -- Tracy McGrady, via Twitter on SaturdayYeah, I got that doozy on my Tweetdeck on Saturday and had to laugh. I wondered if maybe the Twitter universe had started up one of its viral bandwagon topics, where people start hurling their contribution ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    The Week In TV: Emmy Nominations, Good and Bad

    ​The Cup is over, the king has moved, and I replaced the C in "circle" with the Z from "zucchini." This was the week in TV Land: • Nominations for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced last week, and befitting an industry built on low standards and an organization dedicated to filli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    The Week In TV: Futurama Lives!

    ​I don't know about you, but I'm ready for a summer of transcredible exploits. This was the week in TV Land: • Last week I asked what you watch during the summer, and the responses covered the bases for summer shows: Burn Notice, Leverage (really?), The Closer (really?!), sporting events, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    The Week In TV: Back For Another Round

    Lost may be gone, but these other shows are returning for another season.​Summer is upon us, television is a rocky wasteland, and you're probably out grilling right now. This was the week in TV Land: • Summer's a weird time for TV viewers and often a terrible one for TV fans: There are lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    This Week In TV: Idol's Coming, Whether You're Ready or Not

    My car's in the shop, I can't figure what season it is, and I don't know what to do about the Indians in the lobby. This was Thanksgiving week in TV Land: • Glee is going bye-bye for a while. The last episode of the year will air on December 9, completing the original 13-episode order, and the s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 26, 2009

    Movies Houstonians Love: Meals on Reels: Big Night

    "Sometimes spaghetti likes to be alone"

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Fighting Alzheimer's, With Hector Elizondo

    You've seen him as the dad in Tortilla Soup, as Joe in The Princess Diaries and most recently as the shrink in Monk. But here's one role you haven't seen Hector Elizondo in: Health advocate. Elizondo spoke with Hair Balls about his work raising awareness for Alzheimer's disease, including how the di ... More >>

  • News

    December 25, 2008

    Best Films of 2008

    Looking back at Che, The Dark Knight, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-E and many others, and looking ahead to 2009

  • News

    December 27, 2007

    The Year In Film

    Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more

  • Film

    November 1, 2007
  • Music

    March 18, 2004

    A Nashville Star Is Born

    Former Richmond Strip denizen Sheila Marshall makes it all the way to Music City

  • Film

    January 22, 2004

    Dude, Where's My Temporal Orientation?

    In The Butterfly Effect, Ashton Kutcher comes unstuck in time

  • Culture

    June 12, 2003

    Greek Out

    Distributors still don't honeymoon with small romantic comedies

  • News

    May 29, 2003

    Film Buff

    The naked truth about why Houston isnt the third coast

  • Music

    November 1, 2001

    Alcohol and Salvation

    Carolyn Wonderland peers through the looking glass darkly with her new CD

  • Culture

    September 27, 2001

    Law & Disorder

    As one of TV's best and best-loved series launches a new spin-off, its creator grapples with the aftershocks of terror

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Testing the Truth

    How does a Rice grad go global with DNA analyses? It's all in the marketing.

  • Culture

    May 11, 2000

    Dawn of the Dead

    Sci Fi's brilliant good vs. evil is a corpse in search of a burial

  • Calendar

    March 4, 1999

    Night & Day

    March 4 - 10, 1999

  • Film

    August 28, 1997
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