Images of battles won and lost paint us all with the brush of brutality at a searing, resonating MFAH exhibit.
Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we firmly believe that crawfish have been mollycoddled for far too long in this city. With that in mind, get prepared for this crawfish season with a little primer from our own Katharine Shilcutt. It's simple, easy-to-follow, and - f ... More >>
It may not be PTSDs or brain injuries that pose the most long-term danger to our surviving vets from their Middle East tours.
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 >>
"Hey Robby, don't try to look too not-stoned in our press still. Thanks, buddy."On this day in 1965, The Doors began recording demos together, laying down some songs set to Jim Morrison's freaky poems. Nearly 50 years later, the band is an exalted classic-rock group, firmly implanted in that ... More >>
The pinnacle of modern-day photobombingPhotobombing might have reached its peak at the Golden Globes when Michael Douglas PB'd his way into a picture with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angelina Jolie. The phenomenon has become popular on the internet, of course, and as with everything el ... More >>
According to foraging experts, there is food in this picture. Hahahaha. Those silly bastards.Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where in ten years we'll make a fortune when we start auctioning off our stockpile of Four Loko. We kicked the week off with a cautionary f ... More >>
What is classic rock in 2010? 15 years ago, it was was the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, anything Eric Clapton touched and every band your dad played in his car while he was making out with the girls he met before your mom. That's how we know classic rock: Big riffs, big voices, in ... More >>
It's been quite a summer for bank robberies in the Bayou City. It seems like more banks are being plundered than ever before by a rogue's gallery that includes the XXXL Bandit, the "Master of Disguise" and the Bicycle Brigands. Whether coincidence or felonious response to a dismal economy, th ... More >>
KUHT, always with the fundraising and "Viewers Like You" and all that.They think they can get us to donate with some cheap Les Miz collector's CD, a totebag and some doo-wop reunion concerts? No chance.KUHT used to take this stuff seriously. As evidenced by the above clip, featuring Houston songstr ... More >>
Eminem is an interesting fellow. He was when he lit the world on fire with The Slim Shady LP back in 1999, and when he followed that up a year later with The Marshall Mathers LP. He was even interesting when he clumsily scrapped together some songs in 2009 and called it an album (Relapse, or, ... More >>
I can't wait to hear her English accent.It's been a rough week: we found out the BP oil spill may spread across the Atlantic Ocean and threaten England's blessed shores (which, let's admit it, would be pretty hilarious) and dealt with the campaign in Afghanistan supplanting Vietnam as America ... More >>
Like many of you, Rocks Off has friends and family members who have served (or are serving) in our armed forces. Memorial Day is when we honor the sacrifice so many of them have made - and are still making - fighting America's wars. Songs about the hardships suffered by soldiers and their familie ... More >>
Patti Smith's new book makes good on her 20-year-old promise to Robert Mapplethorpe.
When Rocks Off received word last week that indie duo The Big Pink was embarking on a 2010 tour with NYC's A Place to Bury Strangers, our initial thought was, "Cool," followed closely by, "Ew." For once, there's a promo poster we really have no desire to see. But then our next thought was, "Coul ... More >>
Dave Collins is a Vietnam veteran, and he wants to abolish Veteran's Day. "I would also like to see yellow-ribbon stickers outlawed along with 'We Support the Troops' signs in business and all the other feel good BS of that ilk," he adds in a personal commentary he e-mailed to his mailing list.Ha ... More >>
On this date in 1967, some 50,000 protesters marched on the Pentagon with the intention of levitating it and exorcising any "evil spirits" within. The effort was led by Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman, poet Allen Ginberg, and Ed Sanders and satirically-minded rockers the Fugs. As we all know, th ... More >>
Michael Pate, a contractor helping clean up Ike debris off Galveston beaches, noticed a sturdy US Army ammunition box half-buried in the sand earlier this month.Thinking it'd be useful, he dug it out and opened it. Inside was a somewhat odd collection of stuff, the Galveston County Daily News report ... More >>
See what cultural revolution looks like at this exhibit of films from young Asian artists
Herzog on his acting career, Mike Tyson, and the hearts of men.
New Year's resolutions of the stars
A harrowing journey leads to America, and then to someplace better
Michael Stadther's Treasure's Trove is a real gem
Culture Clash is a smash at the Alley
A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions
In a year of big-screen sadness, our critics comfort those who triumphed
Suriyothai gives early Thailand an epic identity
Filmmaking in 2002 wasn't just for the boys
Moonlight Mile wastes its setting and its star
Novelist James Ellroy reshapes America's ugly history in his own image
Miss Saigon is more than just glitz and helicopters
The Deeper Meaning of Movies: Entertainment Culture and the Big Picture
Houston mines international gold with the Pan-Cultural Film Festival
Maya Lin's Topologies
Three Seasons shows off a young director's purity and purpose
The Press was born in Houston, in the late '80s. And that should tell you something.
Air Force One nose-dives into an ocean of ennui