Bob Hope

  • Film

    October 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Houston's Top 5 Large Music Venues

    5. TOYOTA CENTER Aeros, Rockets and concerts. Oh my! Houston's Toyota Center is built to impress and hosts big-time, all-star performances, ranging from Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga to Metallica and Tool. When it isn't a sporting event, the venue's playing surfaces are removed, giving way to an extra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    JFK At 95: What If He Lived?

    Had he not been felled by assassins bullets back in 1963, President John F. Kennedy would have turned 95 years old this week. That's if old age and some tragic and wacky Kennedy curse accident wouldn't have done him in first. Would he and Jackie have spent their entire lives together, or would the ... 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

    October 10, 2011

    Vice-President Spiro Agnew, Who Made Nixon Look Good: 5 Facts, from Sex to Bribes

    On this day in 1973, the Vice-President of the United States resigned from office after pleading no contest to accepting bribes. Pretty big deal, right? But Spiro Agnew has been largely lost to history, remembered mostly for his odd name. Richard Nixon picked the obscure Maryland governor as his r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Last Night: Tony Bennett At Jones Hall

    No photogaphy was permitted at Thursday's show.​Tony Bennett Jones Hall April 26, 2011 Tuesday night was the 60th anniversary of Tony Bennett recording what would become first No. 1 single, a little tune called "Because of You." After hearing the 85-year-old singer perform with his quartet a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    On-Campus Houston Concerts Now Ancient History

    ​ For lots more posters from Hofheinz, see below and our slideshow. Essentially, universities in Houston don't have rock concerts anymore. In fact, pretty much all across America, institutions of higher learning are focusing less on bringing in live entertainment for students and more on bui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Five Musicians Who Can Help Mel Gibson Reform His Image

    ​Just in case you haven't heard the audio tapes of famed actor/ultra-religious headcase Mel Gibson unleashing slur-filled invective at his wife Oksana Grigorieva, you can listen to them here, but you've got to be warned, it is not even remotely safe for work unless you work in a Neo-Nazi biker ... More >>

  • News

    February 11, 2010

    More Fallout for Toyota

    Plus: Why are Mormons annoyed with Houston?

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Cutout Bin: Rae Bourbon, Let Me Tell You About My Operation

    [Ed. Note: In our humble opinion, this is the best post we've ever had on Rocks Off. Period.] Rae Bourbon Let Me Tell You About My Operation (UTC Records, 1954)​One of the most jaw-dropping album covers in history is courtesy of one of the 20th century's oddest, most interesting, yet least-known c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    Requiem for the Balinese Room

    All artwork courtesy of “Deep in the South of Texas not so long ago, there on a crowded island in the Gulf of Mexico It didn't take too much money, man, but it sure was nice. You could dance all night if you felt all right, drinking whiskey and throwing dice. And everybody know ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    December 6, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 3, 2007

    Tales from Transit: Proxima Estacion

    John Nova Lomax rides the rails. The Metro Rail, to be exact. And when he isn’t busy dealing with bomb scares or dodging Nigerian scammers , he’s jamming out to Manu Chao and writing poems... Infinita Tristeza Manu Chao writes train songs But they don’t roll with Johnny Cash’s smoke-belch ... More >>

  • Film

    August 16, 2007


    Geeky, freaky teen virgins attempt to get knocked up in Superbad, produced by guess who?

  • Home Entertainment

    November 9, 2006
  • Film

    February 2, 2006

    Ride the Legend

    The World's Fastest Indian is powered by Anthony Hopkins

  • Film

    January 5, 2006

    Smiles to Go

    Felicity Huffman is desperately engaging in an off-kilter road movie

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Landmark

    Mecom Fountain

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Hotel

    The Warwick

  • Culture

    July 18, 2002

    After M*A*S*H

    Larry Gelbart is one of TV's last great writers. So why can't he stay tuned?

  • Film

    May 16, 2002

    Salton Crackers

    A parade of crazies keeps this Sea afloat

  • Calendar

    August 9, 2001

    T-6: The Evolutionalia

    The latest installment of the Tamalalia is more intoxicating than a round of Sauza shots

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Patio

    The Terrace on Main, Warwick Hotel

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Born in the USO

    Created by the folks who provide "entertainment" to military bases, VQ Live hopes to keep the non-GI Joes happy

  • Calendar

    April 6, 2000

    The Music! The Gaiety! The Samba!

    The Houston International Festival

  • News

    September 16, 1999

    A Call to Arms

    Gary Ray is going to Russia for the glory of his sport. For the honor of his country. For a chance to win one more arm-wrestling contest.

  • News

    July 29, 1999

    News Hostage

    We Hardly Knew Ye.

  • Film

    April 15, 1999


    A confused prison comedy locks up Eddie Murphy's talent

  • Music

    December 10, 1998
  • News

    October 9, 1997
  • News

    March 27, 1997

    King of Richmond Strip

    Dennis Lange has almost complete control of the most lucrative live music outlets in Houston. You want to play? Then you play his way.

  • News

    February 13, 1997
  • Calendar

    August 29, 1996
  • Calendar

    March 23, 1995
  • News

    June 16, 1994

    The Burial and Resurrection (maybe) of Doug Sanders

    For 14 years, Doug Sanders ran Houston's most celebrity-filled golf tournament. Then he was accused of sticking his hand in the till. Now he wants to come back.