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  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Texas DPS Launches App for Tracking Sex Offenders, Most Wanted and Human Trafficking

    When it comes to apps, I have a great appreciation for simplicity. Often, the most powerful ones are also the easiest to use and understand. If I need to be an engineer to find what I need when I tap an icon on my phone, chances are that app won't remain on my phone for long. After all, this is a ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Zapruder Analysis Of Douchy Bro Driving Motorcycle Into Swimming Pool

    "We're going to a party!" Webster's defines the word party as a "social gathering of invited guests, typically involving eating, drinking, and entertainment." That sounds like fun, right? Like enjoyment is kind of baked into the "party" experience? Hell, the definition of the verb form of the wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    You Can Now Search Yelp with Emojis (For the Spelling-Challenged)

    In case words are too difficult for you to manage or you're a 13-year-old girl with an iPhone (you know, when I was your age...), Yelp has just made things a little easier on you. Now, instead of actually typing words like "pizza" or "hamburger" in the search box when you want to find a restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Six Ways to Enjoy a Concert More

    As a fairly extroverted person who is hyper in general and also suffers from a crippling caffeine addiction, I'm constantly going out and doing things, especially things that involve large crowds and performance. Translation: I go to a lot of concerts and live shows. This is a passion that some of m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Flux TV Aims to Stream Houston Acts to the World

    Last month Studio713 and Regressive Records unveiled their latest project, Flux TV, with a launch party and screening held at River Oaks Theatre. Now the Flux TV iPhone app is set for release on the Apple's iTunes Store tomorrow. "Since the studio's inception three or four years ago, we've released ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Hey, Millennials: You're Partying All Wrong. Here's How.

    Millennials, you still do all the drugs and have all the sex, but I have to break it to you -- #realtalk -- you do not know how to party. And it's bringing me down. Heading over to what's supposed to be the "jam," hosted by 24-year-old "scenesters," I always hope that there won't be finger foods b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    iOS7 for iPad First Look: Apple's Fancy, Smooth New Update

    The much-anticipated update to the Apple operating system was made available for download on Wednesday. Given that I have an iPhone 4 that hasn't even been updated to OS 6 yet, I declined to bother with OS 7 for it, but my iPad is relatively new and seemed like the best way to give this new, streaml ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    The Electronic Traveler: AroundMe, and the Surprising Strength of the AT&T Signal

    So, I'm back in Houston after a VERY long road trip. I logged more than 3500 miles and remarkably only had to sleep in two hotel beds thanks to relatives and soon-to-be relatives along my path. Like early in my road trip, my iPhone played a critical role in the enjoyment and ultimate success of my v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Gauging The Sincerity: The Riley Cooper Apology Video Zapruder

    If you're looking for proof that we've never lived in an era where your life can change in the click of an iPhone button in five horrifically racist seconds, and that your digital fingerprint, the gigabytes of visual and audio proof of who you are and what you stand for, never, ever goes away, look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    The Electronic Traveler: Apps I'll Be Using on My Upcoming Road Trip

    I love a good road trip and over the next 10 days, I'll be driving across the country for a family vacation. While I'm on the drive, I plan to use my iPhone extensively to help me along my way. I've done this in the past and it has made traveling a lot easier. But, I'm not convinced what I have are ... More >>

  • News

    June 6, 2013

    A Redcoat in Patriotland: A Brit Visits the 2013 NRA Convention

    A gun-dumb Brit's journey into the heart of American gun culture.

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Evernote Food 2.0 App: Your Digital Cookbook

    Apple released Evernote Food last year, as an application for you to remember the food you recently ate. Rather than just snapping a quick picture of your gorgeous meal you either created at home or enjoyed at a restaurant, and vowing you would blog about it but really ended up never looking at it a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    App of the Week: Dark Sky, the Most Beautiful Weather App You'll Ever Use

    App: Dark Sky Platform: iPhone, iPad Website: Cost: $3.99 I am a huge weather nerd, so naturally I have a bunch of weather apps. I've reviewed quite a few and ranked them on occasion. Whenever I come across a new one that gets good reviews, I immediately take a look. Unfo ... More >>

  • Film

    November 15, 2012

    Death of Cinema

    A short history of an art form's long passing.

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    App of the Week: Camera Awesome, the Most...Um...Awesome Photo App Ever

    App: Camera Awesome Platform: iPhone, iPad Website: Cost: Free I've reviewed a number of camera/photography apps in this space. It comes with being a photographer who appreciates technology. I wanted a digital SLR camera as soon as one hit the market and I enjoy shooting photos with m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    8 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Houston SunBurn, HPMA Showcase, Etc.

    This is... impressive. It's called Houston SunBurn, and it's somehow related to famous Nevada freakfest Burning Man. It's tomorrow at Jet Lounge, the Engine Room and Last Concert Cafe, and looks like a who's who of local fringe talent - experimental electronica to Americana, and literally everything ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    App of the Week: The Easiest Lists You'll Ever Make, With Clear

    App: Clear Platform: iPhone Website: Apple Store Link Cost: $2.99 I've mentioned on this blog before that I'm a list maker. I make tons of them. The to-do list I have every week is basically the reason anything in my life gets done. The truth is that I make lists not because I'm organized, but beca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Follow Rocks Off At Summer Fest, Wherever You Are

    Rocks Off is about to wrap up our Free Press Summer Fest pre-game coverage for the afternoon... sort of. Really, it's just a pause. Of course we will be out at the festival all... weekend... long... and won't be shy about letting our readers know exactly what's going on. Even stuff besides the gorg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    The Food Lover's Guide to Paris has Gone High Tech: There's an App for That

    The indispensable guidebook to Paris by French food authority Patricia Wells is The Food Lover's Guide to Paris. Wells knows exactly where to find the flakiest croissants, the essential bistros, the most knowledgeable wine merchants, the richest, darkest chocolates, the most sublime cheeses, the ear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Always Evolving: 64 Years Of Brian Eno's Best Nonproduction Work

    Although he has more than 15 solo albums to his credit, Brian Eno's legacy in terms of popular music will always be defined by his work with others. Whether it was his time as a member of Roxy Music or his nearly 40-year production career, his best-known works have always come in the form of collabo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Sharif John Reid Loved His iPods & iPhones: Used ID Fraud To Buy $200,000 Of Them

    When you love Apple, you just plain love Apple. And Sharif John Reid is definitely an Apple-loving guy. Prosecutors say he used dozens of fake credit cards, all with the same name, to purchase iPods, iPhones and other Apple products in Louisiana and Texas. The Memorial City Apple store proved to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    STD App: Does Your Date Have More Claps Than the Coliseum? There's an App for That.

    So there you are on your first date, and everything's going wonderfully: you have a cozy, romantic corner booth at the Golden Corral, and she looks positively beautiful. You think you'll both be spending the night together. After you settle the bill and walk toward the car, you find yourself in that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    5 Easy Ways To Stream Music From A Smartphone

    Radio has always been one of the best ways to discover new music. A song would play on the radio and you would wait for the song title. But the advent of Internet radio aided the discovery of new music a lot more, with song titles and background information immediately at your disposal, and all kin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    App of the Week: Words with Friends

    App: Words With Friends Platforms: iPhone, Android, Online through Facebook Web site: Cost: Free ad-supported or $1.99 without ads Yesterday, I was sitting in a local government office waiting to fill out some paperwork and I was bored. Thankfully, I had my phone. Since I got a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Comedy Open Mike Monday at Sherlock's

    ​The bathroom attendant at Sherlock's singing along to this song on the radio while I used the urinal was one of the more intimate non-sexual moments of my year so far. Here I was trying to piss, and there he was, earnestly expressing himself by the sink and waiting to hand me a paper towel. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    7 Gifts for Your Nerdy Little Audiophile

    In a classic bit of stand up comedy, Steve Martin described his obsessive search for the best stereo system of the day. He kept adding more and more speakers until he finally reached the "google-phonic" stereo with the closest number of speakers to infinity, which, like all the rest, sounded like sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Why the Eff Are Ringtones So Effing Impossible To Get?

    So elusive​It's safe to say I'm not the most tech-savvy guy around. A new iPhone coming out means as little to me as a new Keith Urban album. It's not a "get off my lawn" thing, it's just that tech stuff, to me, is too close to math. And I hate math. And if it's not too math-y, it's filled wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Three Ways Steve Jobs Made Technology Cool, Stylish and Accessible

    This morning I was scheduled for a conference call with one of my clients and I knew I was running a few minutes late. My laptop was not with me and I didn't know the client's email address by heart. Fortunately, I had my iPhone. I opened it up, found a recent e-mail exchange between myself and my c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    App of the Week: Pageonce, Organizing Your Finances So You Don't Have To

    Track all your money and bills using Pageonce.​App: Pageonce Platforms: iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Web site: Cost: Free (ad supported), $12.99 (pro version) - monthly and annual subscriptions also available I will fully admit that I have struggled at times to keep t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    App of the Week: ESPN ScoreCenter

    Even Eric "Sleeping With" Bieniemy would love this app.​App: ESPN ScoreCenter Platforms: iPhone, Adroid Web site: Cost: Free There are plenty of things to dislike about "the worldwide leader in sports." Like any media behemoth, ESPN tends to fixate on the most bland a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    There's an App for That: SeamlessWeb Takes Aim at Food Delivery

    A list of available restaurants in the 77027 area code.​For those with a love of food and obsession with their smart phones, these are amazing times. There are apps that give iPhone and Android users all sorts of options when it comes to food, from finding happy hours to ranking restaurants. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Whatsa matter, McFly? CHICKEN?!​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where sometimes we like to go out to the fishin' hole, throw in a couple dozen lit cans of Sterno, and have ourselves a big ol' boiled fish party. No, that's not a nutria dipped in pubic hair, it's R ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    The Worst Music Trends Of 2010

    ​Editor's Pick: Shit. I spent my whole year either avoiding or ignoring trends. No reason to change now. Marc Brubaker: Many a person instructed me to place Ke(Dollar Sign)ha in this spot, but she's become so ubiquitous that I can't help but laugh when I hear her now. No, fine sirs, this awa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Photo by Dennis J.This arrangement of lemons symbolizes the New Year. If you don't get how, you're just not hip enough, man.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where our Christmas leftovers are starting to get a little ripe. The week or so leading up to Christmas this ... More >>

  • News

    November 18, 2010

    Where's the Rock?

    106.9 The Zone misses The Point.

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    The Shameless Chef: Ranch Hand Pie

    When it's time to hearty, we will hearty hard. *Andrew WK riff*​Ever since my overwhelmingly popular and unanimously beloved invention of the DIY Shepherd's Pie, which was my debut as the Shameless Chef, I've been trying to think of something along similar lines that would horrify the people w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Now the iPhone Has a Non-Vegetarian Friendly Stylus

    ​For a moment, forget our northerly neighbors and their backyard games. Forget slush, forget fog, forget medals, forget that anything else matters but your life and your world ('cause what does, really?). In the face of the latest round of Arctic cold snaps mercilessly pummeling our little sli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    She's Not Cheating, She's Just Having Words With Friends

    ​Oh, honey. Did you blearily roll over at 2:30 a.m. this morning, only to catch a glimpse of your paramour's illuminated face? Not from any post-orgasmic glow, mind you, but from the intense spotlight emitted from her iPhone's screen? Well, before you go slinging obscenities in her direction a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    When It Really Is "Last-Minute": Best Gifts From The Convenience Store

    Whether you just got out of prison, a nasty case of swine flu had you bedridden for weeks, or you just plain don't like your family that much, there are a million reasons many folks wait until the last minute to go Christmas shopping. And really, who wants to truck over to Wal-Mart and risk a trampl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    I Wanna Be Your Dog (Or Cat): Last-Chance Specials

    Photos by Robyn Arouty​An open letter from some long-time Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care dogs to Mr. S. Claus, Esq. The dogs, lovingly photographed by Robyn Arouty, would like to remind everyone that the first six Hair Balls animals to be adopted come with a PetSmart giftcard. Dear Santa, W ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 3, 2009

    Life Is Happy and Sad

    Jason Nodler gives us a prequel to Speeding Motorcycle

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Gobble Gobble Hey: Our Choices for Local Hip-Hop Turkeys of 2009

    [Ed. Note: To go along with the cover story in this week's Houston Press, Rocks Off asked our writers to nominate a few local musical "Turkeys of the Year." Turns out there were quite a few from the hip-hop side of town. We'll unveil the biggest musical turkey of all tomorrow.] ​ Those Deer That R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    The Red Nation Manifesto, Honored Mostly In The Breach

    Photos by Monica Fuentes​The Houston Rockets hosted a party last night at Hotel Icon to celebrate the team's new Red Nation marketing campaign. Other than "alternative jerseys" for this year, the team -- as part of the campaign -- has developed a Bill of Red, "a document passed down from high and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Willie D Out on Bond, Still Can't Travel

    About a month ago, pioneering Houston rap star Willie D. (nee Willie Dennis) was arrested by the Feds at Intercontinental Airport and charged with wire fraud for his alleged involvement in an international iPhone scam. When last we updated the story, on May 20, the rapper was still behind bars, but ... More >>

  • Music

    August 7, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    Lindsay, Britney, Obama and Hello

    You are looking LIVE! at the Houston Press’ new Hair Balls blog. Take a second to luxuriate in the subtle, distinctive logo. One of the ways we hope to get things going here is by interacting with you. Feel free to comment, drop me a line at or call me at 713-280-24 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2008

    Eddie Izzard

    Dressed (Differently) to Kill

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2008
  • Film

    July 5, 2007


    As giant robots transform all around us (!), it's good to know Michael Bay won't ever change

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