(Editor's note: This week's cover story comes courtesy of our sister paper, the Houston Press. Visit here for more stories by reporter Angelica Leicht.) BY ANGELICA LEICHT Sitting cross-legged on the floor in her apartment outside of Houston, Faith's mother looks over at the toddler repeatedly as ... More >>
You likely remember Ethan Couch, the then-16-year-old boy who, while drunk and stoned on Valium, drove his car into four people, killing them, and then got 10 years probation because of his privileged upbringing that the judge termed "affluenza"? Yeah, pretty sure you remember him. Well: His father ... More >>
Another Gathering of the Juggalos has come and gone, and with it thousands of face-painted, fun-loving freaks and misfits to and from the event's first year in Thornville, Ohio. While the move from the deep wilderness of Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, to this year's decidedly more inhabited location did ma ... More >>
An affluent Keller teen who killed four people while driving drunk and stoned on Valium has become the latest object of outrage. Ethan Couch, 16 at the time of the crash, was handed 10 years of probation, which will include a stint at a pricey rehab paid for by his parents. Much of the indignation h ... More >>
Steven Soderbergh and Scott Z. Burns talk Side Effects -- and collaboration.
Planning a trip to Las Vegas soon where you'll surely create your own version of The Hangover? Or have a nasty track record of hitting it hard the first night of vacation only to ruin subsequent days where even the smell of booze trips your gag reflex? (Rookie.) As our sister pub OCWeekly recently ... More >>
Friday, December 16, at Club Dada
Lance Yocomâ€‹After having spent two weeks laid up in an Arizona hospital, heavily sedated and suffering from severe pneumonia, Lance Yocom's family received some incredibly positive news today regarding the Spune Productions owner and North Texas music scene mainstay's condition. This morning, afte ... More >>
Try: Rat Bastard root beer Don't try: spending less than 10 bucks here I was on a mission to find Henry Weinhard's root beer. I know that some shmancy grocery stores in town sell six-packs, but they're always sold out by the time I get there (because Weinhard's is the shiiiiiiit), so I nee ... More >>
Rob Viktum hates paparazzi. Thanks to his work with former Def Jux artists Hangar 18 and others, area beat maker, producer, and DJ Rob Viktum's got a resume most area producers would love to boast--hell, the guy even (kinda) remixed "Jenny's Song" for us back in September. So you know he's a good sp ... More >>
Monday night, a group of six girls settled into a cozy booth at a chain restaurant to um, "pepper in some refreshment." Seems strange to go with Chili's, perhaps, but the place has a spiral-bound menu of specialty drinks. It's cute, it's colorfully illustrated and it's totally effective marketing, s ... More >>
Ben Kweller is no Billy Corgan, thank God. Oh, how Ben Kweller tries valiantly to make something out that squishy Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream anthem "Today." God knows it's cuter than the original -- and more decipherable. And it's more than likely the best thing about the Pumpkins trib Spin's r ... More >>
A hero of the Hong Kong new wave returns the compliment
Why I Hate Women (Smog Veil)
GWAR: What is it good for?
Adrift in a sea of psychotropic pharmacology, it's easy for a kid to drown.
Government Commissions: BBC Sessions 1996-2003 (Matador)
Friday, July 30 & Saturday, July 31
Tres Cosas (Domino)
With their latest album, the Old 97's return to form. Or do they? A critical discussion.
For Hal Samples, who uses photos to help the homeless, nothing—and everything
Life is coming up cow patties for kid comedian Corbin Corona
Seventies punk band T.S.O.L. refuses to fade away
Spoiled bitches have their day
Uptown Players get down to some mean family bidness in Sordid Lives
Itinerant pro-pot candidate Steven Hale is down again, but not out
Advocates say University Park paramedics shunned a man with AIDS--at an AIDS awareness rally
Boys will be boys, especially in Nuevo Laredo, Where legal prostitution draws generations of Texas men across the border for cheap, sleazy and anonymous sex
Nico and Dani discover their sexuality, but it's not what you think
Low hopes its slow-and-depressing label was one thing Lost in the Fire
Who says 2000 was a bad year for music?
Dallas' hockey junkies need to take a chill pill, 'cause it's only October
Confronting advanced breast cancer without a dime to her name, Texas legend Priscilla Davis insists the good times aren't over yet
The sister cities finally split up for "Gallery Night"
Within days of a shotgun attack in Rowlett, tempestuous Dallas lawyer Catherine Shelton found herself in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. It isn't the first time.
As anguished Plano watched heroin pick off its children one by one, a cry went up for police to do anything to stop the deadly plague. Months later, some parents say they went too far.
Todd Solondz deftly examines life's rich pageant in Happiness
John Waters gets a few things straight about the art world
Essential bassist Tommy Shannon hangs in there
As the sole survivor of his family's ring dynasty, Kevin Von Erich struggles to keep a painful past alive.
Trainspotting delivers a riotous, disturbing portrait of heroin addiction
Angels in America author Tony Kushner talks politics
What City Hall isn't willing to hear about the new arena