| Mar 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Diego Luna's biopic "Cesar Chavez" (pictured), Shawn Christensen's gripping drama "Before I Disappear" and the abortion doc "Vessel" were among SXSW's big audience award winners on Saturday.
"Vessel," Diana Whitten's film about a pro-choice activist,...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Oil spilled from a barge in Galveston Bay in Texas, blocking the busy Houston Ship Channel and threatening birds at a nearby wildlife sanctuary, officials and environmentalists said.
U.S. Coast Guard officials said as much as 168,000 gallons of oil...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
In spite of my half century on earth, I still relish the chance to master new skills. My children do their best to expand my proficiencies; why, just the other day my 12-year-old taught me how to Photoshop beards and moustaches onto pictures of middle...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:30 PM
There's a recurring map graphic in "The Great Invisible" that charts the staggering impact of the 2010 BP oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico and its bordering states, an image that sums up the wide net cast by Margaret Brown's diffuse but deeply sobering and...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Design problems with a blowout prevention system contributed to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster, and the same equipment is still commonly used in drilling four years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a report issued by the...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:51 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration laid out a framework on Thursday for assessing the amount of crude off the Atlantic coast, another step toward possibly allowing oil production in an area that has been out of reach for decades.
The plan was...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Oil giant BP this week extended its .000 batting streak in its effort to kill its own settlement in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, losing a bid to have the Supreme Court halt payments to spill victims while it stretched out its appeal.
| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:28 PM
A federal judge has tossed out a former British Petroleum engineer's conviction for obstructing an investigation into the 2010 spill that leaked billions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, court records show.
Kurt Mix, a Texas resident and...
| May 16, 2014
In John Seerey-Lester's painting "Elephant Graveyard," the Venice wildlife artist re-creates an African boneyard strewn with hollowed-out skulls and broken jaws, a misty scene in the savanna where marabou storks come to dwell and old elephants come to...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Nicolas Cage will star in the political drama "The Runner," Paper Street Films and Back Lot Pictures said Friday.
The Oscar-winning actor will play an idealistic congressman who becomes embroiled in a sex scandal. Production will take place in New...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Every two weeks, a swath of Louisiana the size of this city's French Quarter vanishes into the Gulf of Mexico. Since the 1930s, the state has lost nearly 1,900 square miles, a quarter of its coastal land area.
For decades, oil and gas companies cut...