Beverly Hills (California)

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Tableside Prime Rib Service and More at Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette

    I am always looking at pictures of food. One of my favorite pastimes, it's the reason why my Twitter and Instagram feeds (and now, my Facebook feed) are constantly crammed with photos of food, and why I spend countless hours mentally drooling over pictures of what people are cooking or eating. On ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Richie Incognito Epilogue: Stephen Ross and Trent Dilfer Speak Out (w/ VIDEO)

    Roughly 48 hours have now gone by since Richie Incognito's ultra rehearsed image rehabilitation session interview with FOX's Jay Glazer. We learned that Richie Incognito was able to recite some lines indicating that he is indeed contrite about his use of the n-word in a voicemail message to teammat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Openings and Closings: Midtown Happenings & a Cupcake ATM!

    We had one major closing to speak of this week and one almost closing, so let's just start there, and then move on to all of the exciting openings, shall we? Zunum restaurant in the Woodlands announced its closing on its Facebook page on Monday, August 5. Many people voiced their disappointment on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Breaking Free of Bacon and Eggs: What's Your Breakfast Ritual?

    "When did we decide to start putting breakfast foods on everything?" I wondered aloud while talking to my friend Stefanie Gans last week by phone. Gans is the dining editor for Northern Virginia Magazine, and was hard at work researching an article on national meat trends when she called me at home ... More >>

  • Film

    January 3, 2013

    Team Kerouac

    Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund chat about the film version of On the Road.

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Six-String Pawn Stars: Top 10 Famous Stolen Guitars

    Tom Petty got a real kick in the balls late last week when he discovered that his vintage blond 1967 12-string Rickenbacker and his Gibson SGTV Junior had been stolen from a California soundstage where the Heartbreakers had been rehearsing for an upcoming tour. Three other vintage guitars owned by b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Oscar Categories That We Wish Existed

    By now you have all seen this year's Oscar nominations, released yesterday, in Beverly Hills, California. Nine films were nominated for Best Picture, including Hugo, Moneyball, War Horse, The Artist, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Midnight in Paris and The Tree of Life. Fun stuff, espe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Openings & Closings

    Inside the light and airy Relish Fine Foods.​Relish Fine Foods had its grand opening this past Monday and Tuesday, and was already off to a fast start when I dropped by at 2 p.m. on Monday afternoon. The store was already sold out of all of their salads, and other prepared items were going jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Weezer: The Good, The Bad & The Downright Ugly

    ​This Sunday night, Weezer headlines Free Press Summer Fest III, and the influential pop-rockers have been a part of indie lore for the past 17 years. With 1994's self-titled "Blue Album" and 1996's Pinkerton, the band created a cult following whom they would promptly weird the fuck out with s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Chingo Bling Unlocks Hollywood's Key Club

    When last we left Chingo Bling in Los Angeles, he was at his agent's Beverly Hills office, holding out for a better offer for a proposed September tour... Photos by Marco TorresChingo Bling and John T. Edge (right) wait in Latino 96.3's lobby.​FRIDAY, MAY 6 Latino 96.3 studios, Los Angeles, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Chingo Bling: The Tamale King's Whirlwind L.A. Media Blitz

    Photos by Marco TorresChingo Bling outside Hollywood's Key Club​Fresh off the heels of his sold out show at Houston's House of Blues, Chingo Bling was booked to perform at Hollywood's world-famous Key Club. The Tamale Kingpin invited Rocks Off to tag along and document the concert and his sur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    One of the Most Expensive Blocks in the U.S is in Houston

    One of America's most expensive "blocks"​Business Week has put together a list of the ten most expensive blocks in America, and Houston has an entry on the list. Spoiler alert: You probably don't live on it. Everyone will surely be knocked over to learn that the block, which actually seems to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Candace Nelson of Sprinkles Cupcakes

    ​Candace Nelson is known as the creator of the boutique-cupcake craze. She began her company, Sprinkles, several years ago in Beverly Hills and now has locations across the country, including our own Houston store in Highland Village. We caught up with Nelson to talk about the fickle nature ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Candace Nelson of Sprinkles Cupcakes

    ​Candace Nelson, creator of boutique cupcake emporium Sprinkles, has gone from financier to cupcake-craze initiator to Food Network judge. With Sprinkles locations all over the world, including our own little Highland Village outpost, we tracked down the in-demand young industrialist and got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Lindsay Lohan & Demi Lovato: Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Pop Stars

    You said it, Demi.​If you're a parent, one day you'll inevitably come to the sobering realization that your child's ultimate happiness is out of your hands. Naturally you're going to avoid feeding them Red Bull and Cheetos for lunch (that's a man's meal) or letting them juggle steak knives, bu ... More >>

  • Film

    May 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    OMG!!!111!!1! Zac Efron Loves Us!!1!!! Totes!1!!

    Photo from​ Breathes there a hotter man alive on the face of this earth -- nay, in this solar system -- than Zac Efron?And before you fans pile on us, we'd take the category to "the entire extent of the galaxy," but we just don't know what the stars of Zebon-17's version High School ... More >>

  • News

    December 24, 2009

    Year in Film: Grounded

    Up in the Air director Jason Reitman has a good sense of where he's from and where he's headed.

  • Film

    November 26, 2009

    What's Wrong with Wes Anderson?

    A decade after Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, Generation Y's anointed auteur tries for a comeback with Fantastic Mr. Fox.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Local Man, For Some Reason, Wants World To Know That The Idea For Beverly Hills Chihuahua Was His

    ​If you ask Houstonian Zenon Yracheta, he'll tell you that he's the one to blame for that, shall we say, underwhelming, Hollywood movie about a Chihuahua in Beverly Hills, aptly titled, Beverly Hills Chihuahua.And to take a swing at proving it, he's filed a lawsuit in Houston federal court against ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Tacos & Tits & Ass: Bizarre Love Triangle

    Photos by Tony StamolisThis is just about the safest image from T&T&A that we can show you on the front page.​There's food porn -- teasing photographs of donuts glistening with a fresh coat of glaze, artfully arranged plates looking like architectural plans, footage of cakes being frosted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Houston 101: Neighborhood Of Astronauts

    ​Nowadays, being an astronaut just doesn't have the cachet it once did. But back in the 1960s, astronauts were celebrities, and an obscure neighborhood near Clear Lake was their Beverly Hills.Timber Cove was a development of what today would be considered smallish homes -- no McMansions here -- on ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 16, 2009

    Gypsy Blood

    Pola Negri was one of the first to bring the siren Carmen to the screen

  • Music

    November 6, 2008
  • News

    October 30, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 26, 2008

    Get Lit: Riot on Sunset Strip -- Rock 'n Roll's Last Stand in Hollywood

    The Sunset Strip running from Beverly Hills to Hollywood is only 1.7 miles long and is inevitably linked to celebrity and the film industry. But for a brief time in the mid-‘60s, it also served as the epicenter of American – and thus worldwide – rock and roll with its succession of nightclubs, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    K.A. Paul Endorses Obama, Race Effectively Over Now

    For those still on the fence for the presidential election, and for those silently pondering the question, “Who would a leper-stealing, lawsuit-losing, non-debt-paying fake minister vote for?” – your prayers have been answered. Allowing the rest of the voting public to exhale, Anand “K.A. P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    Mail Call: Post-Ike/ACL Edition

    As you might imagine, the past few weeks have been somewhat hectic for Rocks Off, meaning there's been another heaping helping of yellow and brown envelopes piling up. Let's do this. This time I've added brief quotes from the accompanying press release, provided there is one. Definitely Roy O ... More >>

  • Film

    December 27, 2007

    The Savages

    Testing the limits of familial bonds, one nursing-home application at a time

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2007

    Re: KA Paul Charged with Being a Really Sketchy Dude

    Courtesy of Global Peace Initiative And who wouldn't want a hug from this guy? Anand “KA Paul” Kilari, who was arrested in Beverly Hills in April for allegedly trying to get his evangelical freak on with a minor, finally got around to providing the Press with a statement. However, it took a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2007

    KA Paul Charged with Being a Really Sketchy Dude

    Courtesy of Global Peace Initiative Maybe he's got a future with the Catholic Church. It’s been a while since we heard from our favorite leper-stealing, orphan-hording fake minister Anand “KA Paul” Kilari. And I don’t know how else to say this, so let’s just report that Lieutenant Mitc ... More >>

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    Looking for a hit

    Mike Stinson, Nashville and an eight-minute bottle of wine

  • Film

    July 6, 2006

    Skater Boyz N the Hood

    Teen rebels rule in Larry Clark's Wassup Rockers

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    Rivers Runs Dry

    Weezer's sullen front man trades good songwriting for meditation. Such a pity, indeed.

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    Last Night at the Alamo

    A Grammy party at a local theater turns into quiz night down at the local pub

  • Film

    December 16, 2004

    All You Can Eat

    James L. Brooks serves up too much of a good thing in Spanglish

  • Film

    November 25, 2004

    Call Him Al

    An epic story turns human -- and fallible -- in Oliver Stone's Alexander

  • Film

    July 3, 2003

    A Great Chase

    Arnold's reprogrammed -- Terminator 3 isn't. But it is fun.

  • Culture

    March 6, 2003

    That '60s Show

    Oliver Beene goes against fake millionaires and phony idols

  • Calendar

    January 23, 2003

    On-the-Job Training

    Wanna write books for a living? First, head for the slaughterhouse

  • Film

    July 11, 2002

    When Greek Meets Geek

    Romance gets retarded in Pumpkin

  • Culture

    January 4, 2001

    The Tired Gun

    Or: Why winning an Oscar sometimes means losing sight of a career

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Like a Virgin

    KPRC kicks off another mind-boggling sweeps month

  • Film

    February 10, 2000

    Mousse Crossing

    Think of the mildly amusing Big Tease as the Spinal Tap of haute coiffure

  • Film

    January 27, 2000

    Illuminating the Stage

    Director Mike Leigh explores the politics and process of theater in Topsy-Turvy

  • Film

    November 11, 1999

    Glossed Over

    Anywhere But Here treats a mother-daugther relationship like kid stuff

  • News

    October 21, 1999
  • Film

    September 17, 1998

    Family Foibles

    Slums tries to please but plays it too safe

  • Film

    August 3, 1995

    Fashion Plate

    Clueless is an improbably entertaining time-waster

  • Calendar

    June 16, 1994
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