• Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: R.I.P. Vic Chesnutt

    The saddest musical news from the Christmas holiday is the overdose suicide of Athens, Ga. singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt. Rumors circulated on the Internet Christmas Eve that Chesnutt had died overnight but, according to a spokesperson from his record label, he remained alive but in a coma. The la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Aftermath: Dutch Superstar DJ Tiesto at Reliant Arena By any number of measures, Dutch born DJ/producer Tiesto is an international musical superstar. He's been voted "Best DJ in the World" by DJ Magazine three years in a row. He performed at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Athens, making history as the first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    The Daily Beast: Houston -- You Are "Mildly Retarded"

    ‚ÄčThe Daily Beast has ranked the IQ of each of America's 55 metro areas with populations over a million. Here is how they arrived at the concept of a municipal IQ.They measured how many residents had bachelor's and graduate degrees, nonfiction book sales, the ration of institutions of higher educ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas: "New Texas"

    In the third in our continuing series on the music of the five states of Texas, we examine the fictional state of New Texas, comprising Austin and the Hill Country. See Part 1 here and Part 2 here. New Texas Capital: Austin Patron Saint: Willie Nelson ‚ÄčLesser Icons: Roky Erickson/Thirteenth Floor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    The Big Tweet: Wild Moccasins Tour Edition

    Kim DouglassIt's now been exactly a week since the Wild Moccasins kicked off their first-ever extended tour with a sweaty show before a packed house at Mango's, and like a lot of people (we imagine), Rocks Off is curious how the H-pop heroes are faring on the road. Luckily, instead of having to rely ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008
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    April 24, 2008
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    March 15, 2008
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    June 7, 2007


    Maserti and My Education will perform Tuesday, June 12, at Walterís on Washington, 4215 Washington.

  • Culture

    June 29, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    June 22, 2006

    In Bloom

    The family-friendly Secret Garden is a magical treat

  • Film

    December 22, 2005

    Rogues' Gallery

    Racists, louts and terrorists earned their place among the best of 2005

  • Dining

    August 25, 2005

    Texas Burger Binge

    Our food critic reports on the state of the Texas burger -- and recommends 18 you need to try immediately

  • Film

    July 21, 2005

    Steel Wheels

    Murderball, a documentary about quad rugby players, absolutely kills

  • Calendar

    March 3, 2005
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    February 17, 2005

    The Brutal Truth

    Author Patricia Bernstein recalls a grisly, hate-fueled murder in The First Waco Horror

  • Music

    December 2, 2004
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    September 16, 2004
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    May 13, 2004

    Heavy Heaving

    The Scots know about throwing games

  • Music

    May 6, 2004

    Decent Folk

    Summer Hymns' summer hymns define the purdy South

  • News

    February 19, 2004

    Passport to Nowhere

    Benjamin Flores wants to box in the Olympics. But he isn't a U.S. citizen, and he can't risk returning to Mexico.

  • News

    February 12, 2004

    Ship Wrecked

    A Houston firm certified the oil tanker Prestige as good to go. It broke apart in the Atlantic, causing the worst environmental disaster in Spanish history.

  • Music

    January 29, 2004

    Murderers in the Dark

    The abrupt life and times of DJ Cuba Gooding Jr. come to an end this Saturday

  • Music

    December 18, 2003

    Acid Test

    Enter the warped world of the Linus Pauling Quartet at your peril

  • Music

    February 20, 2003

    The Revelation of Jana

    Ex-Matty & Mossy singer Jana Hunter chases elusive obscurity

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    Mid-Summer Daydreams

    The Democratic Party chief is full of promises -- and attitude

  • Music

    June 7, 2001

    Scene But Not Heard

    Houston's student shortage forces the indie scene to go the blue-collar route

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    Kane Mutiny

    The industry's initial reaction to Welles's masterwork should serve as a lesson to WorldFest filmmakers

  • Music

    February 15, 2001

    Hick Hop

    Trent Summar puts the booze and bad attitude back in country music

  • Music

    August 24, 2000

    Mornings with Woody

    Slaid Cleaves "collaborates" with the father of folk music, while blazing his own trail

  • Music

    July 20, 2000

    Leary of Home

    The forgotten treasure found at King's X

  • News

    July 13, 2000

    Death Row Show

    The media makes causes of more and more capital murder convicts. Meanwhile, John Albert Burks dies almost unnoticed, just another inmate moving along on the efficient execution assembly line of Texas justice.

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    June 24, 1999
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    May 13, 1999

    Puck with Pluck

    Midsummer Night's Dream masters the Bard's edgy fantasy

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    November 19, 1998

    The Great Sucking Sound

    Bart Sipriano's well dried up four days after Ozarka started pumpin massive amount of water nearby. Under the state's archaic "rule of capture," the East Texan has no right to complain.

  • Music

    August 13, 1998
  • Dining

    March 12, 1998


    The Angelika Cafe and Bar offers a dinner worthy of your movie

  • Music

    April 24, 1997

    The Girl in the Glasses

    Nana Mouskouri has the world. So why does she want America?

  • News

    July 18, 1996

    One's a Goner

    Not even 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week can last forever