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How The Duke and The Messiah Met on the Path to Save Souls

2 months ago by Bob Ruggiero
Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation By Kristin Kobes du Mez 368 pp. Liverlight $29.85 That Christian conservative and evangelicals would vote Republican in a U.S. presidential election is not surprising. More of a shock is just how fervently they have –...

Alley Theatre Announces its 2020-21 Season

4 months ago by Houston Press
The Alley Theatre today announces its 2020-21 season which includes two previously cancelled productions (Amerikan and Dead Man's Cell Phone) and five world premieres. Clue, which was to be the theater's Summer Chills offering, will now be the season opener starting in mid-September. Three of the plays being presented were...

Four Thoughts on the Houston Texans Trade For RB Duke Johnson

1 year ago by Sean Pendergast
In what was about as busy a week as a team can have on the field early in training camp — travel to Green Bay, multiple practices with the Packers, planning for and playing a preseason game — the Texans managed to accomplish some things off the field, too, namely...

Ross Hammond and the American Primitive Network

11 months ago by Jef Rouner
When you think of underground music, you think of the extreme and the forbidden. Groups rapping in basements or East German punks holed up in churches to escape state censure. You don’t usually picture quiet, guitar-driven dad music, but there is this amazing network of house shows and cafes keeping...

Ranking the Biggest Concerns In Houston Sports

11 months ago by Sean Pendergast
"Who's got it better than us?!" is a famous battle cry of University of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh, the catchphrase serving as a reminder to his football team that they got it pretty good. Now, whether that's true for Harbaugh's program this season, on the heels of a...

The Winter's Tale at the Alley Picks Up With a Move to the Country

11 months ago by D. L. Groover
All hail Bohemia! Alley Theatre's handsome production finally catches sunshine when it moves to the exotic land far away from dour Sicilia, where the play begins. Officially Act IV in Shakespeare's radiantly transparent yet complex fairy tale, The Winter's Tale, the Bohemia sequence is Shakespeare as jester. He tosses off...

Most Batman Villains Would Have Made a More Interesting Solo Movie Than Joker

11 months ago by Jef Rouner
No, I haven’t seen Joker yet, though I have to eventually because I netted a gig talking about the role of evil clowns as the protagonist in media for an academic anthology. Mostly based on a piece I wrote about Joker. My life is very weird. And yes, I’ve seen...

The Wittliff Collections Save Texas Music History for the Ages...and the Public

11 months ago by Bob Ruggiero
In the spring of 1956, 16-year-old William Dale Wittliff from Blanco, Texas decided that he really, really wanted to see a hot young singer named Elvis Presley who was giving a show at San Antonio’s Municipal Auditorium. So he and two buddies got in a car with Wittliff at the...

Best Bets This Weekend: Wit, Ask Me Another, Supernatural Death Corps

11 months ago by Susie Tommaney
Houston Ballet kicks off its 50th anniversary season with the supernatural Giselle, the Houston Equity Festival explores the human connection in Wit, and Broadway powerhouse Kristin Chenoweth headlines NPR's Ask Me Another. Rounding out this weekend in Houston is an expo for indie gamers and designers, a doo-wop Stages production at...

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