For the first time this hurricane season, the Atlantic has two tropical storms simultaneously. Tropical Storm Gabrielle re-formed and should pass over Bermuda this week before gradually moving north, well east of the U.S. coastline. Tropical Storm Humberto has a very good chance to be this season's ... More >>
When I was in third grade I learned all 50 states in alphabetical order thanks to a catchy tune. Now I'm hoping to stick that bit of trivia in your heads just in time for the new school year by celebrating each state with an appropriate song all this week. New Mexico: Heather Nova, "Out in New Me ... More >>
A herd of headless deer, the looming threat of disease and Big Government in Texas's thriving trophy buck industry.
Welcome to Hurricane Season 2013: the Search for Spock, or something. As most of us along the Gulf Coast know, the Atlantic hurricane season officially opens (Remember, hunters, your bag limit is two storms per season, so wear bright colors and stay low. Good luck!) on June 1 and runs through Novemb ... More >>
Collie Buddz House of Blues (Bronze Peacock Room), May 6 Just when the week is getting started, here comes the "Light It Up" tour to slow it down to a mellow Caribbean groove; you know what that means. Headlining over Cris Cab and New Kingston, Bermuda-raised Collie Buddz already has a solid Housto ... More >>
Roky Erickson Continental Club July 14, 2012 With the arid summer of 2011 fresh in our memories, it's easy to forget that Houston's often a sweaty, swampy mess. Saturday night it was no different, having rained for a week straight. Though the rain was done by evening, the air was thick and balmy t ... More >>
Hungry zoo-goers now have a new, and decidedly better, option to satisfy their tummy rumblings. I recently got a sneak peak of the Twiga Terrace Restaurant that opened in the brand-new African Forest section of the zoo. The African Forest is a huge expansion that allows guests to take a jou ... More >>
It's a killer comedy
Today marks what would have been John Lennon's 69th birthday. Just let that sink in for a moment. He was only 40 when he passed away, but in those four decades he did enough to change the world and its inhabitants for pretty much the rest of natural human history - not just in music but also in for ... More >>
We here at Rocks Off are only about a week away from chafed inner thighs, weird Japanese punk bands puking in hotel pools and sweating out our morning mojitos while walking to an art space off 4th Street. South By Southwest is now only a week away. It was all fun and games in December when we w ... More >>
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One of Hollywood's top cooking stars is moving to Houston
Houston actually pulls off one crazy week
Under the Tuscan Sun indulges in Italian pleasures while insulting its source material
A new effort hopes to transform billboards into beauty, at least for a month
Van Buren Street
Joe Mannke gives us the dish on German food
Victor's from L.A., his corned beef's from Chicago, but his Reuben is heaven-sent
And other lessons for the Sharpstown All-Stars
The King Biscuit Patio Cafe is hangout heaven
Arcodoro has some growing up to do, but Dacapo's already does its parents proud
A pair of Asian pioneers return to blaze new (if familiar) paths
Not quite. But downtown's new Palace Cafe does show promise.
Why would the U.S. ship dozens of snowmobiles to the Caribbean?