Albert Einstein once defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. The Houston Astros didn't yet exist when he offered up this wisdom, yet it's hard to believe that he didn't have the Astros in mind when he spoke this.
The Astros are giving Erik Beda ... More >>
Public Image Ltd.
November 2, 2012
Not many shows remind you that sound has actual, physical mass, but Public Image Ltd. sure did Friday. Mass, as in something tangible and discernible, with density and volume.
Especially volume. But don't count out density.
Yes, I'm talking about some ... More >>
And so, after all these years of condofication, it has come to this: one last row of shotgun houses in the Fourth Ward. The transformation from funky and proud Freedmen's Town to go-go, oontz-oontz Midtown is almost complete.
Gone or boarded up are several historic churches, the Fa Real bar, King ... More >>
It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off were working hard t find meaning in the oddest monikers.
Your humble narrator does a lot of writing for the Houston Press, the editors of which are very keen to publish our work in return for us k ... More >>
Carl Van VechtToday is Arthur Rubinstein's birthday, and if he were still alive he would be a) 124 years old; and b) almost certainly banging ballerinas in their early twenties. Perhaps the most celebrated pianist of the last century, Rubinstein himself admitted that there were other pianists ... More >>
There's no two ways about it, my NFL playoff predictions have been
terrible. As I outlined on Monday, I reached a point this past weekend,
after going goose eggs on the first seven games, where I picked the Jets to
beat the Chargers outright merely because every rational thought and shred
of evide ... More >>
Two months ago, the Daily Beast ranked all American cities according to their estimation of each place's municipal IQ.They measured how many residents had bachelor's and graduate degrees, nonfiction book sales, the ration of institutions of higher education, and political engagement, as measured ... More >>