The morning of September 11, 2001, I was asleep upstairs at my house in the Heights. It seems like 100 years ago considering all the changes that have happened to the world and for me personally since then. As was typical, my alarm went off. It was the radio tuned to 610 AM KILT. Lance Zierlein and ... More >>
When Rocks Off published our choices for "Houston's Top 25 Closed Music Venues" back in July, we knew all along there would be a Part 2. We just didn't know how many were left. Today, after excavating the memories of 25 more, we're still probably not done. Please let us know what else we missed, an ... More >>
While Living Colour's current tour celebrates the 25th anniversary of their debut -- and most popular -- record, Vivid, the band has also put out four other worthy studio discs - Time's Up (1990), Stain (1993), Collideøscope (2003), and their most recent, 2009's The Chair In the Doorway. "The newe ... More >>
Less than 24 hours after the worst bombing on American soil since 9/11, one of my friends posted on Facebook a picture of Darth Vader riding a unicycle wearing a kilt and playing bagpipes. I scroll through my Twitter feed and see the familiar jokes, memes, posts about food and talk of the Rockets an ... More >>
Images of battles won and lost paint us all with the brush of brutality at a searing, resonating MFAH exhibit.
Rewind: The Top 5 Best & Worst Songs About 9/11 Looking at it now, 11 years to the day of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the al-Qaeda-led terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, it's still difficult to underestimate how much the world changed that day. The real ... More >>
This Sunday will be 10 years since America was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. In that time, a lot of musical ground has been covered. Some artists mention that day only in passing, as Jay-Z and Alicia Keys do in "Empire State of Mind," but some have crafted songs about 9/11 itself. Some of thes ... More >>
We all await the next misstepRemember the good old days, when Houston's Continental Airlines only had to endure PR fiascos like killing off the Concorde? The airline has, of course, merged with United Airlines, and things have not gone smoothly from a public-relations standpoint. The new pl ... More >>
How Things Went Downhill
These ten Houston artists opened our eyes and made us roll off the couch or out of the cubicle to go see them this year, health or sleep be damned. Craig's Hlist's two favorite things are sleeping and drinking, and thankfully these bands play where alcohol is served. It's been a fun year so ... More >>
Photo by This Is Freaking RidiculousAn AK-47 made entirely out of bacon? Yup, that's pretty much 2009 summed up. So this is the time of year when we normally say things like "Wow, another year gone by already!" and "Can ya believe it's almost 2010?" and "Say there, how come you just broke my ... More >>
Halloween is coming, and that means many, many costuming mistakes will be made by normally sane adults. To help stop this scourge, each Thursday we will be offering tips and analysis of what to avoid, or possibly what to do. Check out past entries here, here and here. There's one thing -- or should ... More >>
We at the Houston Press are pretty broken up about the closing of the Penthouse Club. Not because any of us were frequent patrons, of course (*cough*), or because we aren't wholly convinced the City's efforts to shutter "gentlemen's clubs" will eliminate crime as we know it, but because the strip cl ... More >>
Philippe Petit's World Trade Center tightrope walk was made for the movies
Somerville's schools continue to show elevated toxins, but are the health risks bad enough to shut down the schools?
Do: Check out Headlights if you’re into jangly, upbeat, keyboard-infused rock. I’d heard about this Illinois quintet but had never heard them until today. They live up to all the compliments; lovely female vocals with a Feist(y) feel are complimented by softer male backups. The Headlights play ... More >>
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston hosts four kid-friendly films
As giant robots transform all around us (!), it's good to know Michael Bay won't ever change
DiverseWorks goes apocalyptic in "Run For Your Lives!"
Deborah Colton Gallery Thanks. Now we're going to have that song in our heads all day. Or maybe that was your plan all along, you sly devil, you. Drivers merging from I-10 onto I-45 can expect to see one less Lakewood, Ron Carter or Mattress Mac billboard. (Yeah, we're pretty bummed about it, ... More >>
A toned-down Oliver Stone finds uplift in the rubble of the twin towers
You may not want to see United 93, but you should
Stealth aims low but hits its mark
Americans likely will swarm to Ladder 49, an unabashed homage to firefighters
The year's best featured plenty of sad white guys
Duncan Ganley can't seem to tell the difference between fact and fiction
Professionals and amateurs capture 9/11 in a stunning exhibition
The electro-pop duo's name was cute. Then came September 11.
Risky, dangerous and difficult, We Have Some Planes soars
Sonnenfeld's comic caper is in Big Trouble
Candidate recruits include a former Republican jurist
Donald Miller has (re)written one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?
After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same
Controller is appalled at the inaction of Mayor Brown
24 has been the most talked-about show of the season and for all the wrong reasons
Houstonians have broad minds, and stomachs
Firefighters showcase the skills they use on a daily basis
On September 11, the world needed superheroes. It found them not in comic books, but in real life.
As one of TV's best and best-loved series launches a new spin-off, its creator grapples with the aftershocks of terror
Readers complain of Chronicle price gouging
When political egos and a basketball star vow to beautify a derelict building next door to Enron Field, what do you get after more than a year? Nothing.