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  • Film

    March 6, 2014

    300: Rise of an Empire Offers More Bloody Hunks — and Eva Green

    There's something for everyone in this XXL sequel.

  • Film

    February 27, 2014

    The Bronzed Age

    300 sequel offers more bloody hunks — and Eva Green.

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Top 10 Salads

    Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners have been announced, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we're rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next several ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    Houston's Top 5 Places for Greek Pastries

    When someone mentions Greek sweets and baked goods, nine times out of ten your mind will go straight to baklava. And there's no shame in that! The sticky, sweet, nutty and flaky dessert puts a smile on everyone's face. But, there's more to Greek bakeries than baklava. Much more. Houston may not be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Barry Scheck, Cofounder of The Innocence Project, Talks Michael Morton

    By the time Barry Scheck walked out onto the stage at the Wortham, the build up was huge. This was the guy who cofounded the Innocence Project, responsible for the exoneration of 311 wrongfully convicted people. This was the guy who looked at then-U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese after Meese said t ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 29, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    The 10 Worst People in Houston Restaurants

    Houstonians love food. Dining out is one of our favorite pastimes, and we embrace it like it's the official sport of Houston. We are a city of "foodies," and thanks to us, the restaurant industry is thriving. Unfortunately, this insane love of food has also spawned a culture of restaurant monsters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Wild Moccasins Tapped to Open Of Montreal's Spring U.S. Tour

    Houston's Wild Moccasins have been hand-picked by Of Montreal to be the main support act on their Athens-based friends' three-week spring U.S. theater tour, New West Records announced Thursday. The two indie-pop bands have developed a similar sound -- drawing on elements of psychedelic '60s pop and ... More >>

  • News

    April 4, 2013

    Poverty at UH

    Teaching fellows looking for raises.

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Without Pay Raise in Twenty Years, UH Grad Students Take Petition to Masses

    One month before your friends began painting their Facebook profile pictures red in support of gay rights, a group of University of Houston English Teaching Fellows swapped their main photos to something of the same color: a shot of the Cougars' mascot, blazing red, with a bit of text underneath it: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Jordan Rethmeier: That's One Helluva Big Catfish, Dude

    Catfish for dinner!! For the next month and a half. That's what would have been on the menu at the Jordan Rethmeier home after he reeled in a massive ol' blue catfish at Lake Zebco this weekend, except he released the fish back to the (relative) deep. Lake Zebco, in Athens, is the Texas Parks & Wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Five Art Masterworks That Should Be Metal Album Covers

    It's not often that you get the opportunity to combine masterpieces of painting and metal. It's not completely unfounded, considering Guns N' Roses copped from Raphael's School of Athens for the cover of their Use Your Illusion set. But it's rare, like mixing pro wrestling and classical literature. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Ever Wonder if Your Kid's Teacher Runs a Puppy Mill in Her Spare Time?

    A former grade school teacher has been charged with animal cruelty after sheriff's deputies and SPCA workers seized 106 abused and neglected dog from her East Texas home Monday. The dogs were allegedly "forced to live in their own filth inside a feces-filled, urine-soaked home on the property" near ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Notes on Nashville: Drama and Deceit In TV's Music City

    I barely watch episodic TV, let alone write about it, but ABC's Nashville made the idea irresistible. A 9 p.m. network drama set in the glamorous and backstabbing world of country music, amid the landmarks and tourist traps of the modern-day "Athens of the South," it offers sudsy tension and hopeful ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 23, 2012

    Drawn by Drunken Seven-Year-Olds

    The five ugliest beer labels in Texas.

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Does Dallas-Fort Worth Have the Worst Tippers in the State?

    Last week, Eater alerted the great foodie masses to a website called Lousy Tippers that contains a pretty scary database of the nation's worst tippers. "There is a consequence," the site preaches ominously from its header. Call it the ultimate form of societal pressure to make sure you leave a grat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Michael Phelps: What the Heck Is He Listening To?

    When he competes, U.S. Olympian Michael Phelps is usually seen walking into the arena with headphones on, blasting music in order to get him pumped up for the upcoming race. But what the hell is he listening to? It's rumored that Phelps is a huge rap and hip-hop fan, but there's no telling what is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Taste Perversion: Artichokes and Wine

    "Taste perversion" is what the scientists call it. The expression refers to the way that foods (or drugs) can affect taste after they have been consumed. In the wine world, artichokes are considered one of the greatest offenders. The issue is caused by a component called cynarin (after the Latin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Friday Night: Alabama Shakes at Continental Club

    Alabama Shakes doesn't like the "retro soul" label that often is attached to their brand of music. But, if their raucous set at Continental Club on Friday night is any indication, they should embrace it because they certainly owned it. "Y'all gon' be alright," singer Brittany Howard told the packed ... More >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2012

    All Shook Up

    The Alabama Shakes ride their momentum right into Houston.

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Top 5 Gifts for Wine Lovers

    Photo by Jeremy Parzen.Decanters by Riedel take wine service to a higher level of aesthetic pleasure. ​If you're ever invited to dine in someone's home in France, please don't bring a bottle of wine. Nothing will spur a French host to recoil in abject dishonor and displeasure than the gift of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Ten Tunnels Of Texas: Some Pretty, Some Odd, Some Bat-Infested

    Love tunnels not included​A while back we presented a dozen of the most beautiful bridges in Texas, a state most people don't normally associate with bridges. They associate it even less with tunnels. Texas isn't exactly a mountainous state, and wherever there's a big outcropping there's gene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Houston Commuters: Some of the Earliest Risers in Texas

    WHAT time is it?​You know what sucks? Getting up early to commute to work. And we do a lot of it in Houston. The Business Journals website has crunched numbers from the Census' American Community Survey and ranked 500-plus communities according to how many commuters leave home from 5 a.m. to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Ponderosa Gives House Of Blues A Mouthful

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Rocks Off is usually ambivalent, at best, about restaurant shows. One of the few times we're not interested in live music at all is when we're eating, and we imagine we're hardly the only person who feels that way. Strolling violinists and mariachi groups especially get ... More >>

  • Music

    May 5, 2011

    Blessed

    Anderson Fair alumna Lucinda Williams returns to Houston.

  • Calendar

    March 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    25 Famous Bands' Less Famous Previous Names

    ​As promised, here are the answers to Rocks Off's "Original Band Name" quiz from Tuesday. John St. Lee, if you'd care to email us, we'll see what we can do about getting you a prize. Do you like Devo? 1. Chicago: At about 25 or 6 to 4, the Windy City jazz-rockers realized The Big Thing sucked ... More >>

  • Music

    February 3, 2011

    Wanted More Dead Than Alive

    Gurf Morlix reflects on compadre Blaze Foley.

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    $5 Awesome: Murry Attaway's In Thrall

    Rocks Off has picked up some CDs over the years at prices so low we think that it would've been less insulting to the artists if we had stolen them. Some of these have become our favorite albums, and in this column we'll tell you what they are and why! ​Back in the days when Rocks Off's main ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Mia Kat Is Building A Scene, Not An Empire

    ​There are magical times and places when in music history, points both chronological and geographical where everything came together to birth first a scene, then a movement. We're talking about times like the early '80s when the Sunset Strip birthed hair metal, or when Seattle and Athens, Ga., ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Cactus Music/New West Partner Investing In Local Musicians

    Jay Dryden/ Wild Moccasins on FacebookWild Moccasins on the Cactus Music in-store stage​Local businessman George Fontaine is another music-business player who is suddenly very high on the Houston music scene. And Fontaine is putting his money where his mouth is by investing in up-and-coming lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    Give Me No Man's Land: 5 Songs For The Fallen

    ​Today is Memorial Day, and Rocks Off would like to honor our brave and beloved dead as we honor everything - through music. At no time in American history have there not been men and women in life-threatening danger trying to protect us, whether it was a declared war or not. This is a sacrifice w ... More >>

  • News

    April 15, 2010

    Dome Tome

    Readers respond to our April Fools' Day Astrodome article.

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Hazy Shade Of Winter: Are The Vancouver Olympians Listening To These Songs?

    Rocks Off has Olympics on the brain. After hearing the theme from Chariots of Fire at the Houston Symphony and watching the bizarro Opening Ceremonies featuring Nelly Furtado, Bryan Adams and Sarah McLachlan, all we want to do when we get home from a long hard day is watch men in Vera Wang one-piec ... More >>

  • News

    September 24, 2009

    Superthief

    Joshua Paul Calhoun likes to take things...BIG things

  • Music

    July 26, 2007
  • Dining

    July 6, 2006

    Branzini with Bouzouki

    Alexander the Great Greek Restaurant brings you the best of old and new Greek cuisine

  • Dining

    June 29, 2006

    My Big Fat Greek Moussaka

    The Pappas brothers wed their fast-food sensibility to their own culture

  • Calendar

    June 8, 2006
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