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  • 3 Popes Worse Than Rodrigo Borgia
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    3 Popes Worse Than Rodrigo Borgia

    published Apr 06, 2012

    Showtime's The Borgias returns to television for its second season this Sunday. The series, starring Jeremy Irons and directed by Neil Jordan, details the life of Pope Alexander VI, one of the most co... More >>

  • 30 Seconds With Prong's Tommy Victor

    published Apr 06, 2012

    Prong is back together and bringing you a brand new dose of their pioneering metal sound to ram down your throat in the form of a new record, Carved Into Stone. We got in touch with founder Tommy Vict... More >>

  • Shell Eco-Challenge Marathon

    published March 29, 2012

    The average price for a gallon of gasoline is approaching $4, so there’s lots of interest in finding ways to soften the blow at the pump.... More >>

  • <em>Juan of the Dead</em>: Viva la Deadvolution!
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    Juan of the Dead: Viva la Deadvolution!

    published Apr 05, 2012

    Director Alejandro Brugu├ęs (Personal Belongings) dreamed about making a horror comedy with zombies. Surely at this point most of you are saying, "Oh who cares!?" and we'll be the first to admit that ... More >>

  • MEGAFORCE Turns "The Greeks" Into A Childhood Bloodbath

    published Apr 05, 2012

    I don't know much about the London band Is Tropical beyond that they were founded in 2009. Even their members' names are kept secret, and they appear in press photos masked. Nonetheless, they're respo... More >>

  • 4 Most Insufferable Dick Moves of Reed Richards

    4 Most Insufferable Dick Moves of Reed Richards

    published Apr 05, 2012

    Reed Richards is supposed to be the smartest man in all of the Marvel universe, and like most highly intelligent people he's an egotistical jerk. We're not even talking about the fact that he actually... More >>

  • The Last Tip of My Hat

    published January 19, 2012

    Rodeo time is upon us, and everyone in Houston is getting into the spirit, even the National Museum of Funeral History. For the next two months,... More >>

  • A Crucifixion Playlist By A Satanist. Hey! That Rhymed!

    published Apr 03, 2012

    Everyone who isn't going to burn in a lake of fire after they die, and even some of us, know that Jesus Christ was crucified on Good Friday only to respawn three days later on Easter. At that point, h... More >>

  • Sarah Tressler: 5 Strippers Who Did Just Fine (NSFW)
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    Sarah Tressler: 5 Strippers Who Did Just Fine (NSFW)

    published Apr 03, 2012

    This reporter is utterly baffled by scandal around Sarah Tressler, the Houston Chronicle society journalist that was reported by Houston Press as working as a stripper in the evenings and then bloggin... More >>

  • Folk Family Revival Song Featured On Tonight's <em>Justified</em>
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    Folk Family Revival Song Featured On Tonight's Justified

    published Apr 03, 2012

    Houston's Folk Family Revival remains one of the best acts in the city. The three Lankford Brothers and their buddy Caleb Pace released an unimaginably perfect Americana album last year with Unfoldin... More >>

  • 5 Songs For International Children's Literature Day

    published Apr 02, 2012

    Founded in 1967 and meant to coincide with the April 2 birthday of Hans Christian Andersen, the legendary Danish author of classic children's tales like The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, and the Ugly Du... More >>

  • Mass Effect 3 to Get New Ending, and 5 More Games That Also Should
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    Mass Effect 3 to Get New Ending, and 5 More Games That Also Should

    published Apr 02, 2012

    Mass Effect 3 has been the subject of near-universal scorn over its ending. We won't go into spoilers here, but we will say that for a series based on the power of choices and the repercussions of tho... More >>

  • Electric Touch: Their Sinister Plot Exposed

    published Mar 30, 2012

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. Posters extolling the virtues of Austin's Ele... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2012: Johnathan Felton

    published Mar 30, 2012

    What He Does: Johnathan Felton specializes in sketches, paintings and drawings, mostly stunning nudes using loosely defined scribbles. His images are dreamlike, monochromatic studies of the human form... More >>

  • A Little Night Music

    published March 22, 2012

    The Houston Symphony will be showcasing a trio of gentle works in A Little Night Music. The program's title comes from a loose translation... More >>

  • Best Comics in March: Crushing on Valerie and What to Do in London When You're Dead

    published Mar 29, 2012

    Once a month the amazing staff at 8th Dimension Comics selects a pile of the best new releases for us to peruse and judge. Archie #631 Confession time, we've always had a little crush on Valerie fr... More >>

  • The Dedicated Gamers Guide to <em>Portal</em>'s Long Fall Boots
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    The Dedicated Gamers Guide to Portal's Long Fall Boots

    published Mar 29, 2012

    In the video game series Portal, our protagonist Chell has three weapons at her disposal. She obviously has her wits and her portal gun, but she also needs to make sure that she's well taken care of i... More >>

  • 30 Seconds With My Education's Scott Telles

    published Mar 29, 2012

    Austin's My Education falls somewhere between the instrumental interludes of Rasputina and Pink Floyd. It's like New Age music for highly disturbed people. Fresh off their SXSW showcase, we basked in ... More >>

  • Top 10 Harlan Ellison Short Stories
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    Top 10 Harlan Ellison Short Stories

    published Mar 28, 2012

    The total amount of insanity in a person is directly proportionate to the number of Harlan Ellison works that they have read. The master of all speculative fiction, Ellison has published hundreds of m... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2012: Nicoletta Maranos

    published Mar 28, 2012

    What She Does: Sharp-eyed readers might recognize Nicoletta Maranos from previous coverage on Comicpalooza and the Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds concerts. If you did, you're well ahead of this reporte... More >>

  • Bang Bangz Photograph The Dark Streets Of Houston
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    Bang Bangz "Photograph" The Dark Streets Of Houston

    published Mar 28, 2012

    Tax the Wolf offshoot Bang Bangz is currently our favorite Houston band, based on their debut, self-titled EP, which is full of a magical, minimalistic electronic brilliance and buoyed on the angelic ... More >>

  • Greek Week: 300

    published March 22, 2012

    There are some films that should only be seen on the big screen – among them, all of director Zack Snyder’s. He brings fantastic feats... More >>

  • 5 Ways to Keep Your Vampire Novel from Sucking
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    5 Ways to Keep Your Vampire Novel from Sucking

    published Mar 27, 2012

    Let's say you've written a vampire novel, and just hypothetically we'll say it's called Last Rites and your name is Kevin R. Given. Vampires are still riding high on a giant wave of popularity, and th... More >>

  • Keep It Up: 5 Songs For Viagra
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    Keep It Up: 5 Songs For Viagra

    published Mar 27, 2012

    It was on this day in 1998 that your email inbox was changed forever when the FDA OK-ed the use of Viagra for use in treating erectile dysfunction, the first pill in the United States approved to do s... More >>

  • Islands: Bone Jangles In "Hallways"

    published Mar 26, 2012

    Islands is a band that's been through a lot over the course of the career, with many change-ups in style and personnel. Through it all, Nick Thorburn has managed to slowly build up the act in an innov... More >>

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