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2012 Stories by Jef With One F

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  • Anne Rice: The Wolf Gift

    published March 15, 2012

    There’s good news and there’s bad news. The good news is author Anne Rice is in town. The bad news is she won’t be... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2012: Carol Simmons

    published Mar 23, 2012

    What She Does: Carol Simmons is known for her work as a hair stylist. She's handled the tresses of hundreds of models at various events, including fashion shows showcasing Azreal's Accomplice lines. S... More >>

  • 30 Seconds With The Clouds Are Ghosts

    published Mar 23, 2012

    Clouds are Ghosts put out one the greatest EPs we've ever heard in the form of Harbinger. Seriously, with all its shining brilliance, it's been on a constant loop in our house over the last three days... More >>

  • Low Budget Hell: The Other Side of John Waters

    published Mar 23, 2012

    You'll pardon us for more or less dedicating our lives to talking about legendary director John Waters (Hairspray, Pink Flamingoes) over the last two weeks. It's just, well, him coming here was a big ... More >>

  • Imprinting the Divine: Byzantine and Russian Icons from The Menil Collection

    published January 5, 2012

    The Menil Collection has opened up its impressive collection of Eastern Orthodox religious icons for the exhibit Imprinting the Divine:... More >>

  • ''Visions of the Saints''

    published January 5, 2012

    A scant nine select prints and drawings of saints from the 16th through the 18th centuries make up “Visions of the Saints,” currently... More >>

  • Top 10 Local Covers Of Famous Songs

    published Mar 22, 2012

    A good cover song must reach a perfect balance between innovation and preserving the original's appeal. There have been some really great covers from Houston's music scene, and we wanted to pay tribut... More >>

  • Last Night: Apocalypse Town

    published Mar 22, 2012

    You may know Anthony Barilla for his many, many stellar productions with Infernal Bridegroom Productions. In 2007 he left IBP to move to Mitrovica, Kosovo with his wife, and the result of his time the... More >>

  • Literary Slap Fight: Gaiman's Death vs. Pratchett's Death

    published Mar 22, 2012

    Hate to be the stereotypical goth, but we do spend a fair amount of time thinking about death. It's how we relax, just sitting in a dark bathroom surrounded by black candles while Joy Division plays o... More >>

  • Morgue City: Pulling Names From A Coffin Box
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    Morgue City: Pulling Names From A Coffin Box

    published Mar 22, 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. Recently your humble nameologist has been on ... More >>

  • Top 10 Novelizations That Are Actually Worth Reading
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    Top 10 Novelizations That Are Actually Worth Reading

    published Mar 22, 2012

    If someone turns a book into a movie, no one bats an eye. It's such an accepted part of the artistic world that of the nine films nominated for best Picture at the last Academy Awards, six of them wer... More >>

  • BioShock Infinite Debuts Heavy-Hitters, Plus 5 Other Video Game Mega-Threats

    published Mar 21, 2012

    Things have finally been really moving on the upcoming third game in the critically acclaimed BioShock series of first person shooters. Set years before the original Rapture Saga, Infinite takes pla... More >>

  • Happy Birthday Nobuo Uematsu! Top 5 Boss Battle Themes

    published Mar 21, 2012

    The man who was responsible for the soundtrack of our youth, Nobuo Uematsu, turns 53 years old today. In 1985, Uematsu was an amateur musician working in a Tokyo instrument-rental shop in when an emp... More >>

  • Mijo: Road House

    published March 8, 2012

    Japanese performance art and the B-film Road House: Leave it to the Boo Town theater troupe to bring them together. Benshi is a form of... More >>

  • Multiples of Black

    published March 22, 2012

    In 1982 James Rivera, he of the shrieking voice that can out-Rob Halford the Judas Priest singer himself, founded a Houston heavy-metal band that... More >>

  • A Showcase Of Silly Industrial Dancing

    published Mar 20, 2012

    In addition to our job duties as in-house bartender and beard hygienist, we're Houston Press' resident goth music expert, and industrial music falls under our purview because of that. It's sort of lik... More >>

  • 4 Supervillains That Must Exist in Gotham
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    4 Supervillains That Must Exist in Gotham

    published Mar 20, 2012

    Batman has the most awesome rogue's gallery in all of comic history. Only Spider-Man even comes close, and most of his enemies are borderline mentally handicapped. Batman has the Joker, Mister Freeze,... More >>

  • ''Hate Expo''

    published February 2, 2012

    Ah, Domy Books. It’s where you go to have the boring burned out of your soul. The latest exhibit Domy will be showcasing on its walls is... More >>

  • 4 Ways LEGO is Helping to Advance Science

    published Mar 19, 2012

    You know something that would really help people in dealing with each other? If you could know just by looking at them whether or not they had played with LEGOs as children. If you did, you were a per... More >>

  • 4 Things That Suck About Being a Good Dad

    published Mar 19, 2012

    In most areas I prescribe to the idea that pride goes before a fall. Therefore, when it comes to discussing my writing, music, luche libre, etc., I tend towards self-deprecation. It's my little way of... More >>

  • Black Marble: "Backwards" Lynchian Nipplefest (NSFW)

    published Mar 19, 2012

    Black Marble is a New York coldwave band with an excellent, minimalist sound that reminds us of the Glove, or possibly the starker moments of Houston's own Bang Bangz. They've teamed with director Tim... More >>

  • This Filthy World: Filthier and Dirtier

    published March 8, 2012

    Here’s some of the best advice we’ve ever heard: “If you go to someone’s house and they don’t have books,... More >>

  • Is Houston Goth Turning Towards Deathrock?
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    Is Houston Goth Turning Towards Deathrock?

    published Mar 16, 2012

    Traditionally, Houston's contribution to the world of goth music has been primarily electronic-based. During the '90s and early 21st century, bands like Bamboo Crisis, M87 and Asmodeus X helped the ci... More >>

  • 30 Seconds With Bri Bagwell

    published Mar 16, 2012

    Up and coming country voice Bri Bagwell took a few moments out of her busy schedule of opening for Miranda Lambert and filming a new video from her song "Whiskey" to answer a few questions. Here's wha... More >>

  • Top 10 Goth Songs From Houston Ever
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    Top 10 Goth Songs From Houston Ever

    published Mar 15, 2012

    The local goth scene in Houston has been around for quite a while. Though it's never been a dominating force in Houston music, its influence has been felt, and some truly remarkable songs have made th... More >>

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