Andy Griffith

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    Films for Foodies: Waitress

    Movie studios scramble to have big-name stars headline their films, but in many of my favorite movies, food is the star. Few things are better than pairing a foodie film with a great meal so we can enjoy ourselves just as much as the folks onscreen are enjoying their own aliments. In this series, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Brad Paisley at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 7/28/13

    Brad Paisley Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 29, 2013 Brad Paisley is doing just fine. The world may have scoffed at "Accidental Racist," but that hasn't stopped Paisley from filling amphitheaters coast to coast with fans who dig his brand of humor and earnestness. What folks on the outside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Those Are People Who Died, Died: Musical Passings of 2012

    Rocks Off put it off as long as we could, because December has been a pretty rough month. It always is for music. (Hollywood, too.) But it's time to call the roll of people who played or sang their last note in 2012, plus a few who were just as instrumental offstage. Precious few corners of the mus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    4:50 a.m.: The 15 Best Fishing Songs We Could Find

    Rocks Off never thought we'd say this, but the country eye candy behind "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer," Billy Currington, turned out to be pretty wise. He was smart enough to record the song "Bad Day of Fishin'" anyway, which contains the sage advice "a bad day of fishing beats a good day of anythin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    RIP Andy Griffith: Beloved Actor and Gospel Musician Dies at 86

    Andy Griffith, the honey-drawling North Carolinian who spent decades on television as rural America's favorite sheriff and later a wily but folksy Atlanta lawyer, passed away Tuesday morning at age 86, according to E! Online. Former University of North Carolina president Bill Friday, a good friend o ... More >>

  • News

    November 17, 2011

    Texas Tweakers

    James "Bull" Durham burned down his mother's house while cooking meth. In Angelina County, the jail is full of guys like him..

  • News

    July 28, 2011

    Come on Down, Casey

    Why Casey Anthony Should Come to Houston

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Casey Anthony: Five Reasons She Should Move To Houston

    Casey Anthony: A Houston type of gal?​Casey Anthony, who according to a jury most definitely DID NOT murder her daughter Caylee, is a free woman. No one seems to be sure where she's headed, but at one point rumors were saying she'd come to Texas. We think she should, especially Houston. We a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Last Night: Rascal Flatts at RodeoHouston

    Photos by Groovehouse​Rascal Flatts Reliant Stadium March 10, 2011 "We've been together for 10 years, but I don't look a day over 'Fast Cars and Freedom,'" giggled bassist/pianist Jay Demarcus of Rascal Flatts last night at the Rodeo. The band, consisting of DeMarcus, singer Gary LeVox, and g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Houston Needs An Urban Cowboy Statue, Y'all

    ​For the past month, you have no doubt been reading about a group in Detroit lobbying for a Robocop statue in their city to commemorate the fictional (we believe) robotic law enforcement titan created by the evil corporate goons of OCP, using deceased Detroit officer James Murphy. Detroit may ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Movies That Make Us Hungry

    Big Night​It's really freaking hot outside, in case you hadn't noticed. And when it's really freaking hot, we get really freaking lazy (more so than usual) and we want to watch movies. Lots of them. In succession. Trouble is, movie theaters are crazy-expensive and this summer's movie lineup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Aftermath: Brad Paisley, Honorary Houstonian, Keeps His Feet At The Rodeo

    Photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™​ In front of what looked liked a Super Nintendo rendition of country life, Brad Paisley put on quite possibly the best performance of RodeoHouston this year. The country singer knows how to bring a crowd to its feet and had no trouble connecti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Houston 101: Andy Griffith, Killer

    In 1969, the victim of one of Houston's most notorious murder cases died at Sharpstown Hospital after a long, painful episode.Joan Robinson was the beloved daughter of River Oaks oilman Ash Robinson; she showed up in the papers all the time for her expertise as an equestrienne. She married a plastic ... More >>

  • Film

    October 16, 2008

    Bush's Brain: W.

    Oliver Stone assigns motive to Dubya's m.o., but at this point, who cares?

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2008
  • News

    August 3, 2000

    Andy, Opie and the Almighty

    A church searches for God in the good Mr. Griffith's TV series

  • Music

    March 2, 2000

    Like Fine Wine...

    The Hollisters keep getting better with age

  • Film

    January 7, 1999

    Lotto Fun

    Waking Ned Devine comes alive with artful codgers

  • Calendar

    May 23, 1996

    Beat the Heat!

    1996 Summer Guide

  • Film

    April 7, 1994

    Hollywood Lives, Hollywood Lies

    Barry Levinson takes a loopy look at the realities of Tinsel Town