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Oscar’s Hidden Gold

The latest firestorm to engulf the Oscar ceremony is the decision to relegate eight categories from the live TV broadcast to taped footage presented...

River Oaks’ Yellow Brick Road

If you’re heading south on River Oaks Boulevard, you might just think you’ve taken a wrong turn into Oz. That’s because the yellow brick road...

Batman: Stuck in the Riddle with You

As comic-book villains go, the Riddler has been particularly hard to take seriously. The guy leaves cryptic clues to his crimes? What’s scary about...

Red Pills

Ever since Pfizer came up with its miracle blue pill in 1998, the pharmaceutical industry has been seeking a “female Viagra” as a holy...

R.I.P., Tom Huckabee

On Jan. 26, Jennifer Robles posted the news on Tom Huckabee’s Facebook feed that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer the previous August....

We’re for Smoke

Though the title may conjure images of ’60s-era stoners a la Cheech and Chong, nothing could be further from the reality depicted in this...

Gl’urk and Bo

If necessity is the mother of invention, I like to think of boredom as invention’s sketchy uncle or chaotic aunt. Born of having too...

Evan Sent

When the touring production of Dear Evan Hansen reached Bass Hall this past week, I exited the building during the intermission to take the mask...

Best Documentaries of 2021

Maybe this pandemic has encouraged more people to watch documentaries at home. What’s certain is that not enough of them have made it to...

The Top 10

This past year, I spent more time in multiplexes than anyone who doesn’t work for a movie theater, and I didn’t get sick. Vaccinations...