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  • Ann Arbor Film Festival

    published March 1, 2012

    It’s a night of artist-made film shorts at the outdoor screening of The Ann Arbor Film Festival. One of the highlights of the program... More >>

  • Houston Jewish Film Festival

    published March 1, 2012

    This year’s Houston Jewish Film Festival kicks off with Kaddish for a Friend. Director Leo Khasin pits Alexander, an... More >>

  • Glenn Sorvisto, Co-Founder Of Local Punks The Hates, Dies Of Cancer

    published Mar 06, 2012

    We were deeply saddened to hear that one of the founding members of Houston's most legendary punk act, the Hates, recently lost his battle with cancer last month. Glenn Sorvisto died in Washington D.... More >>

  • John Waters Pitches His Oral Sex for Literacy Program to Houston
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    John Waters Pitches His "Oral Sex for Literacy" Program to Houston

    published Mar 06, 2012

    Editor's note: John Waters is not known as The Pope of Trash for nothing, so if you tend to be offended by raunchy statements, you might not want to read all of this post. "Are you calling me from j... More >>

  • 5 Video Game Characters Named After Jewish Mysticism
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    5 Video Game Characters Named After Jewish Mysticism

    published Mar 06, 2012

    Who knows where the names of video game characters come from? Most of the time you don't even pay attention, you just process the information for identification and move on with your quest. Well, a fa... More >>

  • The Dedicated Gamer's Guide to Video Game Lamps
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    The Dedicated Gamer's Guide to Video Game Lamps

    published Mar 05, 2012

    "Without lamps there would be no light." -John Bender Lamps are not the most exciting thing in the world, but Bender is right. Bender is always right. For the dedicated gamer looking to light up a ro... More >>

  • 30 Years Later: 9 Songs For John Belushi

    published Mar 05, 2012

    Thirty years ago today, we lost John Belushi, one of the most brilliant comedic actors of his time. He was a member of some of the best seasons of Saturday Night Live in the mid to late '70s, and star... More >>

  • Jennifer Grassman: The Doors A Slashed Wrist Will Open

    published Mar 02, 2012

    Jennifer Grassman has a voice like an angel. This is not meant as a compliment. "Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell," someone said. It might've been Shakespeare, or it might have bee... More >>

  • Best Comics in February Part 2: Houston's Own Superhero and a Stephen King/Joe Hill Team-Up

    published Mar 01, 2012

    Yesterday we brought you part 1 of our monthly series. We're back with six more comics from February you shouldn't miss! All Star Western #6 Aside from his appearance in Batman: The Animated Serie... More >>

  • Top 10 Funniest Novels Ever Written
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    Top 10 Funniest Novels Ever Written

    published Mar 01, 2012

    Finding funny novels is very, very hard. Every publisher describes any book with even a single joke as "funny," and being funny in print is much more difficult than being funny on film where you have ... More >>

  • Shellee Coley: <em>Where It Began</em> Is Everything Linda Chorney Isn't
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    Shellee Coley: Where It Began Is Everything Linda Chorney Isn't

    published Mar 01, 2012

    Your humble narrator has mostly stayed out of the Linda Chorney/Americana-Grammy scandal. A Slytherin at heart as well as a fellow musician, it honestly didn't matter to us whether she gamed the syste... More >>

  • Best Comics in February Part 1: The Wisdom of Ralph Wiggum, and Glenn Beck's Ethnic Spidey Nightmare

    published Feb 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. It's a big selection this month so we'll be splitting it into two parts. Tune... More >>

  • Top 5 Most Awesomely Insane Things Done By Nick Cave

    Top 5 Most Awesomely Insane Things Done By Nick Cave

    published Feb 29, 2012

    Nick Cave remains in a class by himself. On one hand, he's the most gothic person alive, but on the other he's so unique in his contributions that when we sat down to make a list of all the different ... More >>

  • Fiskadoro: A Techno Adventure In Dubai

    published Feb 29, 2012

    "When Jen and I moved to Texas multiple people told us not to do it 'because they killed Kennedy.' The JFK assassination, Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby etc. - it seems to be to be a metaphor for the s... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2012: Lauralee Capelo
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    100 Creatives 2012: Lauralee Capelo

    published Feb 29, 2012

    What She Does: Capelo is the owner and operator of Not Just Another Girl Dreads. She's been making custom dreads, falls, wigs and hair pieces for ten years. It all started with providing UV hair to ma... More >>

  • Soul Nite 2012

    published February 23, 2012

    Did you wish you’d gotten to see James Brown and Wilson Pickett live in concert while they were still alive? Aurora Picture Show and Peter... More >>

  • Gothic Council Stages Tim Burton Intervention
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    Gothic Council Stages Tim Burton Intervention

    published Feb 28, 2012

    Tim Burton has become something of a trial to the goths of the world. On the one hand, his contribution to the sub-culture simply cannot be overstated. Films like Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, and... More >>

  • Slap Fight: Spider-Man & Obama vs. Bad Dudes & Reagan
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    Slap Fight: Spider-Man & Obama vs. Bad Dudes & Reagan

    published Feb 28, 2012

    Listen here, we're hijacking the Cinema Slap Fight column to talk about something short on cinema, but long on slap fights! In all the years we've been tiptoeing through the tulips of pop culture, we'... More >>

  • Youth Lagoon: Death By Moon In "July"

    published Feb 27, 2012

    The video for Youth Lagoon's "July" is like one of Stephen King's short stories come to life. Not like one of the ones about giant rats or haunted hotel rooms. We mean his study pieces on the apocalyp... More >>

  • More Than a Month

    published February 16, 2012

    Filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman has an unpopular point of view about Black History Month: He wants to end it. In his new documentary More... More >>

  • 5 Oddly Positive Acts by Spider-Man Villains
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    5 Oddly Positive Acts by Spider-Man Villains

    published Feb 24, 2012

    A little while back we explored the world of Batman's rogue gallery, and the occasional good deed they managed to do while still being dangerously psychotic. Since Spider-Man also has a new movie comi... More >>

  • Dear Obama: You'd Make A Great Goth Musician
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    Dear Obama: You'd Make A Great Goth Musician

    published Feb 24, 2012

    Dear President Barack H. Obama, I want you to know that I am very impressed by your recent musical endeavors. While it's clear that you could use some practice and professional vocal coaching, it's e... More >>

  • The Handshake: Local Rockers Greet Us With Obscenity

    published Feb 23, 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. HPMA-winning group the Handshake's music soun... More >>

  • 5 Satans It Would Be Awesome to Hang with
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    5 Satans It Would Be Awesome to Hang with

    published Feb 23, 2012

    You have to be very careful when you choose your Satan. You want to end up with the martini type, not the one that eats babies and borrows your car. You want a cool Satan, as opposed to the whiny, cod... More >>

  • Orbit: An HD Odyssey

    published February 16, 2012

    The Blue Marble that is our home has never before been seen with such crystal clarity now that NASA has captured the most beautiful... More >>

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