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Appalachia

  • Film

    November 28, 2013

    Stallone Tries to Make a Star out of Statham in Homefront

    Statham is an action lover's last hope, like it or not.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Stratification of Education: Why The U.S. Sucks In International Rankings

    We consistently hear stories about how the U.S. educational system lags dangerously behind the world. At every State of the Union, any president will get an applause line if he talks about the need to improve our education system. The kids in ________ are overtaking us, outworking us. This actually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Zapruder Analysis Of Shirtless Guy (Presumably) On Bath Salts Wandering Onto Football Field

    Most of the time, when fans inject themselves into a sporting event by trespassing onto the field, the motives are pretty clear. The perpetrator either (a) is looking to wind up on television, (b) trying to steal a memento of some sort (ball, piece of turf, wtc), or (c) responding to a drunken dare ... More >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Michael Martin Murphey: Cowboys & Bluegrass

    When last we left Texas singer-songwriter and rancher Michael Martin Murphey, he was explaining how he went against the country-music grain of the late '80s by recording the improbably successful album of traditional trail songs and ballads, Cowboy Songs. Here he tells us how he continued exploring ... More >>

  • Film

    March 22, 2012

    North America's Next Top Killer

    The Hunger Games rages against our stupid culture, and becomes part of the problem.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Hunger Games Filmed in Appalachia, Music Recorded in Europe

    ​For most musicians who aren't playing in orchestras or as session musicians, a musicians' union is about as useful a roadie who can't lift anything over 20 pounds on doctor's orders. But, for the thousands of musicians who do work in the film, television and recording studio industry, they re ... 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..

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Pop Rocks: The Worst Part Of Parenting? The TV Shows.

    Don't believe the hype.​Being a parent is tough, especially when the kids are toddler age or thereabouts. You're basically on 24-7 suicide watch while the little hobgoblins cram everything they find into their mouths and clamber to the top of the bookshelves, while at the same time you try to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Friday Night: Elizabeth Cook At McGonigel's Mucky Duck

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Elizabeth Cook (first set) McGonigel's Mucky Duck March 11, 2011 Rocks Off always appreciates a country artist who comes by their tales of low lives and high times honestly, and Elizabeth Cook certainly qualifies. The offspring of a mother who honed her musical skills i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Super Bowl XLV -- At Least It Was A Good Game

    This means sonething different when Ben Roethlisberger does it​Okay, so now we can put the whole Brett Favre/Aaron Rodgers thing to bed, right? While Aaron Rodgers still has a ton of work to do to build the overall resume of the Ol' Dongslinger, yesterday's win over the Steelers, and just as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Houston Texans -- Home For Wayward NFL Coaches?

    Note: Google Images auto-fills a Wade Phillips search to "Wade Phillips confused"​When the final gun sounds on Sunday after the Texans game with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the home team is either 5-11 or 6-10, change is coming for the Texans. At the very least, you'd have to think that Fra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Game Time: Tennessee Whiskey -- Jack Daniel vs Willie Wonka

    caption goes here​Having just returned from vacation literally about eight minutes ago, today's pearls of wisdom will not be sports-related (sports resumes in this space tomorrow). In my best efforts to derive some sort of synergy out of the 18-hour odyssey I just endured (Elkhart, IN to Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day One: Aftermath

    Photo by Mark C. AustinSchool of Seven Bells​Before we start discussing the great music we heard yesterday, we would like to take time to thank the Gods Of Rock for blessing Day One of the Austin City Limits Festival (ACL) 2009 with an amazing afternoon and evening of weather. Anyone who has ... More >>

  • News

    September 11, 2008

    Gangsters in Bacliff

    The unincorporated town is up to its elbows in youth gangs, poverty and crime

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008
  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    Christmas Revels

    Celebrate the season with music from early America

  • Calendar

    November 29, 2007

    Noise for Toys

    Mucky Duck does it for Christmas

  • Culture

    August 23, 2007

    tempOdyssey

    tempOdyssey is one wild and crazy ride

  • Calendar

    August 10, 2006
  • News

    March 9, 2006

    Bring It On

    Why Houston should want a nuclear power plant

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    A Pack of Mutts

    The lone wolves of 2005

  • News

    April 14, 2005

    Make Mine a Guinness

    The author discovers his genetic Irishness

  • Music

    January 20, 2005

    Souchin' into Bethlehem

    Greg Wood's latest health scare costs him a few pounds of flesh and almost takes his arm

  • Film

    October 28, 2004

    Green Achers

    Undertow relishes the pain and beauty of a reclusive Southern family

  • Music

    June 10, 2004
  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    The Class of '03

    Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    Always Darkest Before the Dawn

    Trotting out the clichés for a year-ender piece

  • Music

    September 11, 2003
  • Music

    August 28, 2003

    Pull Your Load

    Get with Scott Miller right now

  • Music

    May 17, 2001

    Reptomania

    The Austin Lounge Lizards steal hearts and minds by feasting on sacred cows

  • Music

    February 22, 2001

    The Tony Furtado Band

    It's not just a jam band

  • Music

    January 11, 2001

    Shelf Life

    Long after Britney Oops her way to obscurity, these releases will continue to sing

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    Death of a Family

    Lee Brewer started stepping out on her husband of 30 years. She told him it was over. But Pete Brewer had other endings in mind.

  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    Americana Psychos

    Mixing Nashville craft with gothic content, David Olney is a songwriter's songwriter

  • News

    November 11, 1999

    Carlos Chaves, Mall Surgeon

    Sure, an unlicensed doctor was performing liposuction at a hair salon. Stranger still: Clients kept showing up.

  • Dining

    November 5, 1998

    Fine, Fine Fusion

    The Fusion Cafe offers country cooking with urban panache

  • Music

    September 3, 1998
  • Music

    March 19, 1998
  • Music

    June 26, 1997

    Houston Press 1997 Music Awards Preview

    A guide to who's who in the Press Music Awards ballot. Plus, the where and when of the Press Music Awards Showcase!

  • Music

    July 25, 1996
  • Music

    May 30, 1996
  • Culture

    May 9, 1996
  • Music

    August 17, 1995

    The Celtic Connection

    After 18 years, Houston's Irish Session is as much about family as music

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