• Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    California Man Allegedly Offers Pills to Teenager During Flight to Houston

    Airplane travel can suck sometimes, especially when it ends with an arrest. A man on a JetBlue flight from New York to Houston was arrested at Hobby Airport Tuesday after allegedly offering pills to a teenager. According to Houston Police Department spokesperson Kese Smith, the suspect has been cha ... More >>

  • News

    March 27, 2014

    Dr. Steven Hotze's Weird War Against the Texas Medical Board

    Right wing physicians claim the TMB doesn't play fair. Not everyone agrees.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    Texans Reach The Breaking Point, Andre Johnson Walks Off

    "Me and Matt are fine." -- Andre Johnson, after Sunday's 28-23 loss to the Oakland Raiders You're Andre Johnson. You get drafted in 2003 by a one year old expansion team, still in its infancy stage. You're excited, you're eager, and you're hoping to be the foundational building block of something ... More >>

  • Film

    October 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Filomena Tobias: Middle Finger-Flipping Miami Heat Fan's 15 Minutes of Fame Has Begun

    While the viral celebrities of the Internet age are, in our minds, all part of the same dysfunctional family (Ladies and gentlemen, the VIRAL Family! Tay, Chris, Antoine, Charles, and Zombie Kid! Ready for action!) , the fact of the matter is that none of them actually know each other and none of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Happy B'Day, Beyoncé: 10 Gift Ideas for Houston's Homegrown Megastar

    "What do you get for the woman who has everything?" That question must have been plaguing Sean Carter for the past weeks, at least. His lovely wife, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, whom he so callously stole away from our fair city even though she is 100 percent too good for him, turns 31 today. In the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Gonzo Artwork and Lone Star Labels on the Rise: The 10 Best Beer Labels in Texas

    Last week, we took a look at some of the very worst labels you can find on a bottle of beer. To counterbalance all that artistic vomit, we gathered some of the most iconic and creative labels on shelves today -- labels that feature artwork as original and important as craft beer itself. 10. Boulev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Happiness Is A Warm Buzz: 5 Hot Cocktails

    Photo by Anne Taintor​So it's not exactly chilly outside, but at least it's rainy. And last night, we just pretended it was cold, whipping up a warm concoction that quieted the cough, soothed the sore throat and helped us drift off to dreamland, Ambien-style. As much as we love the tart, frui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    The 5 Best Foods to Eat in Bed

    Photo by​Confession: I like to eat in bed. I don't do it often because it is messy and really bad manners, but I love curling up with a book and a snack and relaxing in bed. Sometimes it's practical--when I'm hit with a particularly terrible case of the vapors I may ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Illegal Wiretaps: At Least Their Name Isn't Pregnancy Farts

    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. ​Craig Hlavaty called us into his office, which is little more than a refrigerator box with Lady Gaga lyrics scrawled on the sides and an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Jersey Shore: The 5 Most Pompous, Snobbish Things in The New York Times' Travel Piece

    Jersey loves you too, Alessandra.​As Texans, we know a lot about media condescension from New York and Washington. For me, growing up in New Jersey, I became inured pretty early to being looked down on by the big city across the river. But snobbish pomposity was taken to new heights in The N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2011

    Oscar Night 2011: The Live Blog!

    ​We are only less than three hours out from bringing you live-blogging coverage, right here, of this year's Academy Awards, and we are more than excited to take you through the night for every win, loss, awful dress, awesome dress, foible, and foul-up Hollywood throws our way.

  • Music

    July 1, 2010

    Courtney's Revenge

    Nobody's Daughter propels Hole into the 21st century.

  • News

    June 3, 2010

    Little Boy Blue

    Ask Justin Furstenfeld if he's really mentally ill and be prepared to ride the whirlwind.

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Ben Folds, Still Fighting His "Piano Man" Side

    Photos by Groovehouse​ For more pictures from Ben and Kate, see our slideshow here. It's been awhile since Aftermath came out of a show so ambivalent, so very "eh" that we almost feel bad about even attempting to review it. It didn't offend us in any way, nor did it blow any wind up our ripped jor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    What Rocks Off Found When We Hacked Tiger Woods' iPod

    Since Rocks Off kindly suggested several musicians who would perhaps have made better trysting partners for Tiger Woods than waitresses, porn stars and what have you, the number of the maritally embattled golf superstar's alleged paramours has risen from nine to 11. Whoops, it's gone up from 11 to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Aftermath: Scott Weiland at Warehouse Live

    Photos by Mark C. Austin There has to be an unspoken rule from now on that solo albums from the lead singers of big rock bands should be studio-only affairs. These are meant to fulfill record-company contracts, and should never be passed off as an extra insight into the artistic machinations of an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Five Very Bad Christmas Ads

    The Christmas shopping season is in full swing, such as it is this year. The airwaves are full of idiotic giggling women who have been waiting patiently and desperately to see if they'll get a ring from their boyfriend, because Lord knows no woman would ever bring up the subject of marriage herself. ... More >>

  • News

    August 28, 2008

    The Passion of Victoria Osteen

    A flight attendant went after the Osteens in court, bringing on trials and tribulation for one and all

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008

    The Osteen Trial: Let The Feasting Begin

    The epic lawsuit between Victoria Osteen and Continental Air Lines flight attendant Sharon Brown is on a lunch break, but from all appearances it will be later this afternoon when defense attorney Rusty Hardin does his feasting. Hardin only got to the very beginning of his cross-examination of Brow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008

    The Osteen Trial: Wherefore The Shark?

    Although not explicitly stating he wanted to recreate a scene from the 1975 classic Switchblade Sisters, Rusty Hardin today had Victoria Osteen and Sharon Brown stand beside each other so the jury could compare their height and weight. Hardin claimed this was so jurors could better visualize the ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007
  • News

    June 7, 2001

    Curiouser and Curiouser

    Ex-congressman Stockman is labeled a co-conspirator in prescription fraud