Netflix recently added a ton of older Disney films to its streaming service, so me and the Kid With One F have been making our way through them. While I am enjoying it, I have discovered that many films I loved as a child myself are dark as hell. The Fox and the Hound is absolutely brutal, though I ... More >>
Houston Grand Opera takes us on an amazing trip in presenting this opera left forgotten in Soviet archives.
This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus® issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of person ... More >>
Depression is no laughing matter, but Jody Stevens wants to let people know that it's OK to talk about it ... with cake. Inspired by the original Depressed Cake Shop in London, Stevens is hosting a bake sale to raise awareness of mental health issues and raise funds for the Montrose Center here in ... More >>
Looking back on the year in movies, and what's coming in 2012.
Photo by Nicholas L. HallBears, bait, Battlestar Galactica.A few days ago on Twitter, I commented on the strange turns my job has taken of late, migrating into areas that fall outside of my actual job description by a good margin. My friend Phaedra and I joked back and forth about it for a wh ... More >>
Hail to the king...of the box office.Box office analysts were a bit puzzled by the haul taken in by The Lion King 3D last weekend. The 1994 film was given the three-dimensional treatment and released to the tune of almost $30 million, beating both Contagion and fellow openers Drive ($11 milli ... More >>
If there was an event this weekend, you better believe people went to it in costume. Darth Vader was in the crowd at the Rockets Game while a Roman Gladiator watched Agora burn. (How appropriate, that.) Houston Press's own Halloween Bash at House of Blues had some of the most creative costumes we've ... More >>
Photos by Brittanie SheyTom Helm, urban outdoorsman and hobbyist beekeeperThis weekend we were invited to a honey-harvesting party at the home of Tom Helm, an urban outdoorsman who in 2006 was the subject of our cover story "Dark Water", in which he and then-Press reporter Josh Harkinson kaya ... More >>
That's Brian Jones, who is still dead, in the lower right corner.Original Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones was found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool 40 years ago. It was declared "death by misadventure," a cause of death that probably didn't come as a shock to those who had been aware ... More >>
Lupe Fiasco's The Cool
A charming farce examines love, marriage and society's rules
Main Street Theater presents the regional premiere of A. A. Milnes Mr. Pim Passes By
J.M. Barrie gets a Hollywood makeover in Finding Neverland
A parade of crazies keeps this Sea afloat
Sandman author Neil Gaiman finds magic in the damnedest place
For more than 70 years, Milby High School has educated working class kids from the East End. In the early 1960s, I was one of them. I recently went back to Milby to see not what had changed, but what, if anything, remained.