It was nice to hear Jamie Lee Curtis talk about something other than yogurt that helps you poop, for a change.
The Curtis who gave a speech Thursday at a fundraising luncheon for the Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houstonwasn't the smiley Activia-fairy who magically appears whenever a woman somewhere ... More >>
During a relaxing champagne bubblebath, I dreamt up a 2k13 version of The Peach Pit
from Beverly Hills, 90210. Well, that "fan fiction" wasn't the end for me. Instead, it got me thinking about another '90s cult hit hangout -- The Max from Saved by the
Here's what I'm fairly positive The Max ... More >>
Twenty-eight years ago this week, Marvin Gay, Sr., received a six-year suspended sentence and five years of probation for the voluntary manslaughter of his son, the R&B legend Marvin Gaye. Gay pled guilty after shooting his namesake dead in the L.A. home given to him and his wife by Gaye, who was 44 ... More >>
On May 24, 1991, Guns N' Roses embarked on its Use Your Illusion Tour, a massive 192-date concert spectacular that took the band to every place on the planet with electricity.
The string of shows marked the very height of Guns' popularity, with more than seven million people in 27 countries plunkin ... More >>
The Texas Medical Board has suspended the license of the chief child psychiatrist of a state-run treatment center for the mentally ill after the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services accused him of sexually assaulting teen boys in his care over the last 20 years.
According to the board ... More >>
Thomas R. Karsten believes he has a vaccine for cokeWhile a Houston doctor thinks he has found the cure for cocaine addiction, bureaucratic red tape is hindering the vaccine's approval and building doubts for its future success.
"My hopes are pretty simple: number one, find some company in t ... More >>
Fried shrimp po-boyThe Place: Beaucoup Bar & Grill
3102 Old Spanish Trail
The Hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
6 to 10 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays; 11 a.m. to midnight Saturdays
The Deals: Lots of them. Disco ... More >>
Ted Willaims might be on South Padre IslandIn a sadly predictable story, it seems like for Ted Williams, the Ohio beggar with the golden voice, his Internet super-celebrity proved to be too much, too soon. Now informed speculation has it that the 53-year-old former soul radio DJ will be a te ... More >>
Ellen Hopkins: Humble doesn't want youThe Teen Lit Fest in Humble is a huge deal for renowned writers of young adult fiction and the kids they're writing for. Which is why it's a huge deal that half of the authors have dropped out of the January 2011 festival.
It all started when an Humble ISD l ... More >>
Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. With Season 2 just completed, Rocks Off is now working our way backw ... More >>
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are in the enviable ... More >>
For most kids in the Houston area, this week signals the return to reading, writing, and random drug searches of their lockers. Ah, modern times. The bell ringing us back to class got Miss Pop Rocks thinking of all the pop culture schools she wishes she could have attended.Bayside High (Saved by ... More >>
Given the amount of personal information he’s spilled on the radio over the years, avid listeners of “The Howard Stern Show” probably know more about the private life of cast member/comedian Artie Lange than most of their close friends and relatives.
A natural-born storyteller, Lange has ... More >>