The thrilling manhunt of Zero Dark Thirty.
Self-important and overstuffed, The Dark Knight Rises feels like Batman forever.
J.J. Abrams deploys humor and destruction in his super fun, super loud catastrophe flick Super 8.
It's James' world; we just live in it.That wonderful sound you heard last night - that distinct lack of atonal screeching that used to climb up your spine like a mongoose wearing stiletto heels - was the sound of a Jacob-free American Idol. What a beautiful thing. I'm not sure which was more ... More >>
Stages' Yankee Tavern lacks a dramatic core.
Photos by GroovehouseAlan Jackson Reliant Stadium March 18, 2011 Friday night was Alan Jackson's 19th performance at RodeoHouston. For two decades, he's managed to maintain his status as a country music icon, and last night's performance only furthered his image, if that's even possible. Jac ... More >>
Obama's Wars, Bob Woodward's new book about the President's management of the Afghanistan War, exposes some pretty significant divisions between Obama's civilian advisers and the U.S. military on strategy concerning what is now America's longest war: Book excerpts published yesterday sugges ... More >>
You thought Texas came off bad on Anderson Cooper's show Wednesday when Tomball state rep Debbie Riddle blabbered on incomprehensibly about Terror Babies?It got worse for Texas last night.
Readers respond to "Deporting All WetWacks."
It's September 9, 2009, a date which has absolutely no significance to anyone except those celebrating Shane Battier's 31st birthday and people who regularly say things like, "Well of course you're having communication issues; you have retrograde Saturn in your 5th house." Today also marks the rele ... More >>
In praise of the Julia half of Julie & Julia.
As America prepares to close the infamous camp, what about those prisoners?
You, too, can patrol our borders
The Coup takes political rap to the next level
Why We Fight probes America's passion for war
Protocols of Zion takes a hard look at those who fear Jews
Spielberg's War hikes up the gore, and that ain't a bad thing
Haven't heard of Junoon? They've sold 20 million albums, and they're at the Meridian this week.
A new play asks deep questions and entertains
The big dumb glam of Fischerspooner don't need no education
Why can't Americans make TV shows as good as Brit import MI-5?
Except in the music of Indian-American DJ Navdeep
Neil LaBute tries to be nice but comes off very savage
Pacino's accent and antics are confusing, rather than enlightening, in People I Know
Punk rock queen Patti Smith finally gets some respect from the art world
At Clements, Muslims push church-and-school issues
A man's last day of freedom becomes Spike's moving meditation on 9/11
But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott
An exhibit at the MFA highlights Afghanistan's cultural riches
Stung by critics, KPRC dials up escort services
Rhett Miller's Instigator isn't the wreck of the Old 97's. It's just what he does.
Michael Moore goes threshing about on guns and fear
How Enron's high temptress turned massive projects into a $2 billion wet dream for the company -- and an estimated $100 million profit for herself
An art mag has big ideas but a tiny circulation
The Chronicle's film critic doubles as a pinko commie naysayer
Plus: Labor Pains, Taking the Rains
Houston firefighters say the city has been playing Russian roulette by carrying crews of three members instead of four on its trucks. Last October, Jay Paul Jahnke anted up with his life.
The Ensemble's Black Nativity is more prissy than powerful
Is it a new MTV show or is it Edward Burns's Sidewalks of New York?
For Nick Cooper, music and politics are hard to separate
Feds find weird art but not anthrax terrorists at the Art Car Museum
That's been the long, hard decision for TV academy chairman Bryce Zabel
Greg Wood is back with a new band, a new album, and a couple of jokes
Jack Shaheen crusades against cinema's depiction of Reel Bad Arabs
Metro's light-rail construction has some businesses already pulling out of the station