War Paint

At the current exhibit at DiverseWorks Art Space in Houston, “This Is Displacement,” artists pull back the curtain on a part of American culture that’s to...Read More

First Flight

Fifteen years ago, the independent film Bottle Rocket was released with little fanfare. The movie barely made money at the box office. Instead, it insinuated it...Read More

Big Music, Small Label

Back in 2007, Austin’s experimental rock band, … And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, committed what many musicians might consider an act of insan...Read More

The Hammer Show

When word came down last month that former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has been sentenced to three years in prison for conspiracy to violate Texas elec...Read More

Revenge of the B-Movie

Last month, the Texas Film Commission informed Texas director Robert Rodriguez that his blood-soaked comedy Machete would not be receiving state incentive funds...Read More

Apocalyptic Vision

True Grit, the new Western from the Coen Brothers, opens with a quote from the Book of Proverbs: “The wicked flee when none pursueth.” And while there is pl...Read More

Free Your Mind

Last summer a record label, Recession Recordings, was born that spit in the face of everything a record label does. Not only did it not provide physical copies ...Read More

The Octopus Show

In the world of popular music, there may be no harder tightrope to walk than the one between experimentalism and mass appeal. The two so rarely work together th...Read More