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    October 20, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Manhattan Clam Chowder

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're diving into Manhattan Clam Chowder. Not to be confused with New England or Boston clam chowder, the Manhattan ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Soufflé au Fromage

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're mastering the all-mighty soufflé. A soufflé is a classic French dish consisting of beaten egg whites and a s ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Braised Beef Kreplach

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, in honor of the upcoming Jewish High Holidays Rosh Hashanah (beginning this Wednesday) and Yom Kippur (beginning Frid ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    Requiem For the iPod

    The year was 2002, and I was in the back of my mom's Chevy high-top. She was driving my brother to Sam's Club to pick up his new blue iPod 1st Generation. For months, I watched him listen to Papa Roach and moody pop-rock queen Avril Lavigne as he sat in his bedroom lifting his 8-pound dumbbells -- t ... More >>

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    May 2, 2014

    App Showcasing Nazi Salutes, Boobs, Bullying and Hate Speech Under Fire in Katy

    It's a school administrator's worst nightmare, technology used to help educate gets confused with a popular app kids are using to promote drug use, nude photos, and hate speech. It used to be that leaving the porn websites unblocked was a bad move in family households, now teachers in Katy are askin ... More >>

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    January 22, 2014

    Is the New BeatsMusic Worth It?

    A year ago, Beats by Dre headphone giants Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine announced the next step for their brand was to launch a digital-subscription music service. The news was not met with the greatest approval. After all, the existing marketplace -- crowded with streaming leaders such as Pandora and S ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    Alt-J at Bayou Music Center, 9/26/2013

    Alt-J Bayou Music Center September 26, 2013 The fall music season is in full swing, and Bayou Music Center was alive and kicking with a sold-out crowd of young adults for a showcase of talents by the likes of English indie-rockers Alt-J, with their folkier friends Lord Huron as support. Alt-J have ... More >>

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    July 17, 2013

    Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide To 7-Eleven Cuisine

    While the return of 7-Eleven to Houston may have the gourmands among us raising their champagne glasses, the rest of us plain folk are perhaps sheepishly wondering, "Golly, that food looks good. But I wouldn't even know where to begin!" To the hoi polloi of Houston (and, please know, I count mysel ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Google Wallet Takes on PayPal with Send Money Function

    Remember checks? Some of us still use them on occasion. They are those paper things we have to fill out by hand and use to pay for stuff, mostly rent and maybe a birthday gift for the nephew. Just like the U.S. Postal Service is rapidly being replaced by e-mail, checks (and, in some cases, cash) are ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    Grown-up Fun with Easy-Bake Oven

    Having recently achieved a major life goal, I decided to buy myself a present. The latest Apple invention? A designer handbag? A well-aged Merlot? Not for this 31-year-old woman. A used Easy-Bake Oven off of Amazon was my reward. I didn't own an Easy-Bake Oven as a kid, but my best pal Ashley did ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Waze, Echofon, Chrome: My 12 Favorite Apps of 2012

    It's been a crazy year in apps. Apple released the iPhone 6, complete with larger screen and new OS, as well as the iPad mini, aka Jumbo iPhone. There were scores of updates from manufacturers and, as usual, thousands of new apps on the market. I wrote about my favorite 10 apps of 2011 last year ar ... More >>

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    October 31, 2012

    Talking Politics, and Almost No Music, With Punk Legend John Lydon

    A few weeks back I had the pleasure of speaking with John Lydon, iconic lead singer of the Sex Pistols, currently touring and recording with Public Image Ltd. That group has been Lydon's main squeeze since the Pistols' 1978 implosion, and released their First Issue later that year. REWIND: John Ly ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week? Grilled Eggplant Panini, Chicken Parmigiana & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 13, 2012

    A Slew Of New Houston Rap MP3s That Don't Suck

    Here's a story. Back in late April, early May I had to fight through the most unwanted thing to anyone who owns a Macbook: A hard-drive fail. I'm sure we can curse Steve Jobs, Siri and the rest for making those short-ass chargers, but there's more headache than need be with a hard drive fail. So I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Why Big Companies Hide Contact Information on Their Web Sites

    A few years ago, I was getting ready to sell a house. My existing mortgage company had been purchased by another company and my account had been transferred. However, when it was transferred, the permissions that allow customer service representatives to do basic, but important, tasks like provide a ... More >>

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    June 8, 2012

    Phantom Cellphone Vibration Syndrome Is Real, Damn It

    Talk about a first-world, (half) white person problem to have. This past week I developed a sporadic vibration in my left thigh where my cellphone usually resides when it rests in my pocket. I will feel a phantom vibration every few minutes that mimics my phone's notification buzz. It got worse at F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Money for Nothing: The Scam of iPhone Mobile Hotspot Charges

    Over the summer, I will be doing a little traveling, but because I own my own business, I generally need to bring my laptop along, if for nothing more than an emergency. One place I'll be going does not have wi-fi, so my only access would be with my iPhone, which isn't really enough if real problems ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Don't Do That: Five Big Mistakes iPhone Users Make

    I mentioned in an item a couple weeks back that my aunt recently got an iPhone and has hit me up a few times for advice. Being the wise woman she is, she also took a class on how to use her new toy highly advanced technological device and it has made her life easier. But the truth is there are so ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Fast Times: Burger King Garden Fresh Chicken, Apple & Cranberry Salad

    Burger King has been advertising a new "Fresh Flavors" campaign -- perhaps you have seen the commercials, featuring late-night host Jay Leno driving into a Burger King in one of his classic cars and ordering from the walk-up counter as if it were a drive-through window. Hilarious! As fellow EOW blo ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    iCan't: 4 Reasons Why Even the iPad 3 Won't Cause Me to Buy One

    In April of last year, I wrote about whether I should buy an iPad. After a few musing paragraphs, I came to the begrudging conclusion that the iPad was likely part of my technological future. Well, it's nearly a year later and still no iPad for me. With the release of the iPad 3 tomorrow (and a prob ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    Meet Chris Clackson, Hockey Player, App Developer

    It's been a strange season for the Aeros. They shot off to a quick start, having the best record in the league for the first month or so. Then the injury bug hit the parent club, and key player after key player got the call to join the Wild, leaving the Aeros depleted and relying on young players ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    App of the Week: App Shopper

    App: App Shopper Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Mac Web site: Cost: Free The iPhone may be good for many things -- most of those may be the result of cool little apps that extend its features -- but finding cool apps via the App Store is not one of them. Calling the App Store utilitarian i ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week?

    With last week's menu, I was lower-carb and lovin' it. Since I have a busy week ahead, my main goal this time around is quick and easy (but still healthy!) meals. Here's what I'm cooking: Spicy Chicken Pita w/ Sweet & Tangy Slaw Thai-Style Chicken Lettuce Wraps Linguini w/ Tuna Puttanesca Med ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    How Rude!: The Most Annoying Little Sisters in Television History

    Today is actress Jodie Sweetin's birthday. The co-star of television's Full House turns 30 today, making us all who grew up with her immediately old. Considering that Jonathan Taylor Thomas turned 30 himself a few months back, I should be looking into getting my affairs in order. As Pink Floyd san ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Five Factors That Will Influence the Growth of Streaming Music in 2012

    We all know that in December of 2012, the Mayan calendar ends as will the world, but before that fateful day, I've got a lot of music to listen to and, like many, I seem to be doing that increasingly on my computer and via streaming music services. Whether it is Pandora or Grooveshark or Last.FM or ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    My Five Most Indispensable Music Technologies

    Previously the pinnacle of music technology...and pure awesomeness.​I started listening to music on vinyl way back in biblical times and things seemed just fine. CDs came along and made hauling around music somewhat easier and, once you got past the crispy clarity, the music sounded pretty dam ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    What's Cooking This Week?

    I can't believe it's October already. Since I've been pretending it's fall with my menus but it's really not, the lineup this week will be a nice mesh of both summer and fall recipes. With my picnic oven fried chicken and coleslaw and my brown butter pumpkin ravioli, you won't know what season it is ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    The Nine Best Mobile Apps for Fantasy Football Enthusiasts, Ranked

    Foster may hate you, but he was still #1 on your draft board this year​Thursday night marks the opening of the NFL season and fantasy nuts are gearing up with Red Bull, nachos, paid NFL television subscriptions and, you guessed it, technology. While I am not in a fantasy league (I have been a ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    Openings & Closings: April 2011

    Photo by lc_dbKing Biscuit was one of the many restaurants to close over the past week.​After a quiet few weeks, a rash of openings, delays and unexpected closings tore through the city this past week, starting with the news that Austin's "sexy Tex-Mex" import Vivo is not coming to San Felipe ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Controversy Fizzing Over New Diet Pepsi "Skinny Can" Campaign

    prnewswire.comIt's beautiful because it's thin. ​Diet soda in a thinner can. A visual reflection of the body you're working towards or looking to maintain by cutting out empty calories. Hey, it makes sense. So why is there so much controversy surrounding Diet Pepsi's new "Skinny Can"? Well, ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Ten Movies You Won't Get Into at Sundance

    ​The Sundance Film Festival kicks off this week in Park City, Utah. The venerable fest enters its 33rd year with many once again questioning the organizers' commitment to independent film. Recent incarnations have debuted underground fare from art houses like Fox Searchlight and Sony Pictures ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    Ingredient of the Week: Rolled Wheat Flakes

    ​What is it? I'm a whole grain freak. There's almost always a loaf of whole wheat bread sitting on my counter, a package of rolled oats in the pantry and whole wheat pasta just around the corner. So when I came across some rolled wheat flakes, naturally, I had to try them. According to Bob's ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    The Eight Stupidest iPhone Music Apps

    ​Apple's foray into the social-network field failed big-time last month with the release of Ping, the iTunes-linked program that promised to connect you to your favorite artists, as long as your favorite artist is Justin Bieber. When it comes to iTunes, we at Rocks Off are a discerning sort. ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    iPhone Gets Even Better: Now It Has A Houston Press App

    The Houston Press, now with more touching and sliding.​Over 50 million iPhones have been sold since the release of Apple's now-omnipresent smart phone in January 2007, and that doesn't take into account the mad rush for the latest iPhone 4. So we're willing to bet that more than a few of our r ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    New iPhones Bring Madness To Memorial City Mall

    Photos by Travis HensleyWaiting on an iPhone​Steve Jobs must be a happy man today. With the release of the new iPhone 4g he has customers lining up in the hundreds outside of stores.At the Memorial City Mall in Houston customers are finding themselves camping out inside the mall in two groups of l ... More >>

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    May 31, 2010

    R.I.P. 2006-2010

    ​ By midnight tonight, will have passed on to the great Web site graveyard in the sky to lay in eternal rest with Broadcast, TV Links and Imeem. We will miss Lala for all the rich flavors it bestowed on us, even the embarrassing things we discovered that we liked along the way during our ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    While You Weren't Tweeting: Tigers, Wires and Pairs, Oh My!

    What was life like before the Internet? Does anyone really remember, anyway? 'Cause, you know, some kids've been choking the cyberchicken since birth, we hear. Even we fogeys certainly don't recall much before the Invasion of the Interwebs, but we'll posit a guess that we were thinner, friendle ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009

    Top 5 Cocktails Guys Can't Order In Public

    You're a man. You like beer. In fact, hurray, beer! But just because you are a virile male doesn't mean that you can't glance over at the girl holding a beverage with a delightful fruit skewer and think, "Gee, that looks fun and refreshing, I'll order that next!" Right? Wrong! There are certain cock ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Nerd Alert: Trailer for "The Beatles: Rock Band" Debuts

    After almost two years of programming and tinkering, the developers of the Beatles edition of the "Rock Band" videogame have released a trailer for the game in advance of its release in the fall. The visuals in the trailer are faithful to the boys from Liverpool, down to every detail. We were as ... More >>

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    May 1, 2009

    Cop Warmth Poaches Rocks Off's Artwork on New Cassette

    "Jesus Sanchez"... sorry, Craig Hlavaty Rocks Off loves getting local tapes and vinyl in the mail here. That's not a cry for free shit or a sad call for pity. We just dig hearing new music off something other than an Apple product or a boring plastic round disc. That being said we just got in the ne ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    Get Lit: Beatles for Sale by John Blaney

    Another Beatles book? Doesn't the world already know everything it possibly can about the Fab Four, from the nickname of their favorite Hamburg pill dealer to the mustache style of the cab driver who took George through the streets of Rishikesh? Well... no. And as long as interest in the band c ... More >>

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    November 5, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Seeking Help! from the Beatles

    You wanna know what I’m doing tomorrow night? Other than attending my various narcotics and mopery* support group meetings? Watching the new release of the Beatles Help! on DVD. Yeah, Apple, Inc. (not the iPhone people, mind you) is releasing this new deluxe edition of J-Len and the boys’ 1965 ... More >>

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    December 29, 2005

    Comeback Clips

    A music-video renaissance is afoot -- but it's strictly on the download

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    February 17, 2005

    Femmes Fatales

    The fun is freaky -- and free -- with the Ladies of the Night

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    November 18, 2004

    Cornfed Keyboards

    America is bullish on the Faint. But can the band pick stocks as well as it spots trends?

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    October 16, 2003

    One-Stop Shop

    Everything you need to be cool in Sugar Land

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    November 14, 2002

    Cut the Apple

    Plus: Buck Rogers, Harvesting Knowledge, Star Pizza Resolve

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