Williamsburg (Brooklyn)

  • Film

    April 17, 2014

    Everyone Says I’d Do You

    John Turturro and Woody Allen charm in a Brooklyn sex comedy.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Against Me! Today: "No Sugar Dust or Fancy Tricks"

    Every half-decade or so, a band becomes the epicenter of a punk-gone-popular zeitgeist. The Clash became hybrid sonic legends underpinned by a political conscience, Nirvana delivered the sludge-core ennui of the Pacific Northwest to the masses, Green Day brought tightly coiled power-trio fare to FM- ... More >>

  • Film

    May 2, 2013

    Ramin Bahrani: Expand or Die

    For At Any Price director Ramin Bahrani, bigger films demand bigger targets.

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Barbecue, Onions and Red Soda: Dispatches from the 2013 Foodways Texas Symposium

    When I first heard about the theme of the 2013 Foodways Texas symposium, I was wary: two-and-a-half days of barbecue panels, meals and talks. Two-and-a-half days? Not that there isn't fertile ground to plow for topics, but the sheer amount of time devoted to discussions of smoked meat seemed excessi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    DOJ Eyes Will Be On the Ground in Harris, Fort Bend counties on Election Day

    Voters in Harris and Fort Bend counties will get an extra treat on Election Day: Federal poll watchers. As a result of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (now 47 years old!), the federal government attempts to make sure every registered voter regardless of race, color "or membership in a minority langua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Fear of Wine: Oenophobia = Xenophobia

    In this week's New York Times dining section, wine writer Eric Asimov -- the Solomon of wine writing, as I like to call him -- asks: "Should a Wine List Educate or Merely Flatter You? [and] How Adventurous Should a Wine List Be?" His op-ed came in response to a flurry of blog posts that followed a ... More >>

  • Film

    May 17, 2012

    Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator

    More culture-clash yuks than comedy revolution.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    The 6 Ugliest Rich Churches In Houston

    Jesus, mad at the money-chagers for building such an ugly church​We do love our churchin' here in Houston. And our donatin', which allows churches to build massive, eye-catching temples. And some of them turn out very ugly. We're not talking about churches who don't have much money -- or who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Houston's 5 Ugliest Restaurant Buildings

    Photo by ThisIsIt2​Stop! Don't say it! This isn't a mean-spirited post designed to mock restaurants for the sake of pageviews. Because let's be honest -- most of Houston is pretty damned ugly, and the great thing about living here is showing people the beauty that lies underneath the tangle te ... More >>

  • Film

    August 25, 2011

    Our Idiot Brother

    Long-haired dreamer has predictably profound effect on his siblings.

  • Music

    July 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    The Five Creepiest 2010 Christmas Ads

    The Christmas ads this year seem to be creepier than ever. Maybe it's the recession. But what used to be a joyous collection of sledding electric razors and wide-eyed kids running to the tree has turned into something bizarre and cruel. The five worst offenders: 5. Phillips Senso Touch 3D Razor I ... More >>

  • Music

    October 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    I Wanna Be Your Dog (Or Cat): Ohmygod, We Have A Guest Blogger!!!

    Our guest blogger for the week, taking time off from reality shows​As you are almost certainly aware, Houston's biggest story of the week is about socialite/reality-TV personality Erica Rose's dog giving birth to three pups.As Culturemap explains, the births were the miraculous result of a serendi ... More >>

  • News

    March 11, 2010

    Music Cities

    Texas has its own brand of March Madness

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    The Great Green Room In the Sky: The Grim Reaper's 2009 Musical Roll Call

    ​Thankfully, 2009 was a sorry year for the Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter. Aside from the not terribly unexpected (but still weird) demise of the King of Pop, few bona fide legends went on to the Great Green Room Beyond the Sky. The Rock Death Meter rates rock deaths on a ten-point scale in three c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    No Reservations: Outer Boroughs

    Photo by duluoz_cats​Regretting having spent almost his entire life in Manhattan with nary a trip to the four outer boroughs, Anthony Bourdain took on the robust culinary scenes of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island in this week's episode of No Reservations. It seemed like a familia ... More >>

  • Music

    August 20, 2009

    Hotel Time Again

    Whiskey Boat looks up from two years of live rehersals and realizes it's a band.

  • Music

    March 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008
  • News

    August 2, 2007

    Artists' Lofts

    The Elder Street Artist Lofts sold itself as a place for artists to live and work. So where are all the artists?

  • News

    September 22, 2005

    Between Is and Was

    A New Orleans boy in Houston ponders what nevermore may be

  • Music

    March 10, 2005


    Houston's scene sees the release of its second great pop-rock CD in six months; also: March Music Madness hits town on the touring front

  • Music

    December 11, 2003
  • Culture

    October 23, 2003

    The Eclectic Company

    Inman Gallery's latest show offers an assortment of West Coast artistic souvenirs

  • Music

    April 10, 2003
  • Music

    December 12, 2002

    Retro Electro

    Meet Larry Tee and the circus freaks of electroclash

  • News

    January 17, 2002

    Brown Wins Historical Award

    AH-HA recognizes the mayor for his contributions toward preservation

  • News

    June 14, 2001

    Raw Roots

    Excavations for plantation artifacts - and the real truth - are unraveling the genteel gloss covering Texans' old notions about the slave era here

  • News

    November 6, 1997

    The Mall That Ate Katy

    Big money, big lobbyists, big tax breaks. The Mills Corporation is bringing one of its "megamalls" to Katy, and it's hardly business as usual in the little town on the prairie.

  • News

    September 14, 1995

    Pagodas on the Prairie

    Why are 8,000 Chinese soldiers standing guard outside of Katy? Ask Mr. Poon.