If you want to make it as a writer in Hollywood, you have to hone your ideas into "elevator pitches," short descriptive bursts that can intrigue the big cigars between floors in office buildings. The case of Darlene Mayes is an easy one: Weeds meets Breaking Bad meets Golden Girls, with a Shakespea ... More >>
The Hunger Games rages against our stupid culture, and becomes part of the problem.
James "Bull" Durham burned down his mother's house while cooking meth. In Angelina County, the jail is full of guys like him..
I don't know much about The Hunger Games. It's nothing personal. Plenty of people enjoyed the series, but my stack of "need to read" books stands at about 50 titles already and generally swings between ponderous historical tomes and crime novels of the Dennis Lehane/George Pelecanos variety. ... More >>
The perils of communal living in Martha Marcy May Marlene.
We are only less than three hours out from bringing you live-blogging coverage, right here, of this year's Academy Awards, and we are more than excited to take you through the night for every win, loss, awful dress, awesome dress, foible, and foul-up Hollywood throws our way.
The Coen brothers take their tongues out of their cheeks for True Grit.
Our Ten Favorites from 2010 including Jackass 3D.
Photo courtesy Murder by the BookDavid Thompson, 1975-2010For avid fans of the murder mystery genre, you'd think death was commonplace. But not when it snatches away one of our own. So we loyal patrons of Murder by the Book, Houston's go-to place for all things murder and mystery, are devastated ... More >>
Looking for truth in the harsh Winter's Bone.
Enjoy the great indoors!