Bret Easton Ellis

  • Film

    August 1, 2013

    Movies Need Lohan

    The Canyons is vital, messy, and alive with regret

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    What's Your Signature Cocktail?

    Noted food writer and Esquire food critic John Mariani was in Houston recently, only a few months after proclaiming that ours was one of his favorite restaurant cities: "On occasion, when asked what are America's best restaurant cities," he wrote on his personal website, "I have sometimes surprised ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    St. John's Fire Fills the Gourmet Egg Roll Niche

    I recently rewatched St. Elmo's Fire after a roughly 20-year viewing hiatus. That film does not stand the test of time. And it's especially creepy how -- in retrospect -- the seminal Brat Pack movie was unintentionally filled with more earnest sociopaths per square foot than all of Bret Easton Ellis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    The 12 Best Songs in '80s Movies

    ​For many of us Generation X and Y-ers, much of our adolescence can be directly linked back to '80s cinema. Thanks to writers and directors like John Hughes, '80s teen movies were accurate depictions of suburban (non) happenings. Furthermore, the '80s were a special time in film history thanks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Washington Avenue, One Year Later: Not As "Wild"

    Marc BrubakerPrivilege: Late to the Party?​Today the Rocks Off team unveils our newest cover feature, "Getting Past The Bouncer" (or, in print, "Bar Codes"), in which we investigate more in-depth December's "Hydeout at Hudson" controversy, and examined the door policies at some of the other ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Bars, Racism & Dress Codes: A Report

    ​In this weeks cover feature, "Getting Past The Bouncer," by Chris Gray, Shea Serrano and myself, we investigated more in-depth the Hudson Lounge Hydeout controversy from back in December, plus the other door policies at some of the nicer watering holes in town that came to light in the wake o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Last Night: Huey Lewis & The News At Arena Theatre

    Photos by Mark Britain​Huey Lewis & the News Arena Theatre September 12, 2010 See photos from Huey Lewis' concert at the Arena Theatre. Sometimes when Aftermath listens to Huey Lewis and the News we get sad, because they sounded like they were having a lot of fun back in the '80s. It's like ... More >>

  • Music

    September 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Pancake

    This is only disturbing if you don't love astronauts and pancakes. And if you don't love astronauts and pancakes, you probably hate America.​Breakfast is truly my favorite meal of the day. So many options, so many endless permutations of eggs and bacon and cheese, so many opportunities to blat ... More >>

  • News

    February 11, 2010

    Wild on Washington

    The three-mile stretch of avenue is Houston's place to be if you're young, white, single and ready to party. At least for now.

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2008

    American Psycho

    Before he was Batman, Bale was Bateman

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    September 13, 2007
  • News

    June 15, 2006

    Prom 2K6

    What do seniors really do on prom night? The Houston Press investigates

  • Film

    October 10, 2002

    School Daze

    James Van Der Beek plays less than zero in The Rules of Attraction

  • Culture

    October 3, 2002

    Dawson's Crossing

    James Van Der Beek gets off, literally, on screwing with his image

  • Film

    April 13, 2000

    Psychological Warfare

    Did he or didn't he? Only the makers of the American Psycho dreamscape know for sure.

  • Culture

    April 13, 2000

    The redemption of Bret Easton Ellis

    A decade ago, the American Psycho author was vilified. Now, he could launch a franchise.

  • Culture

    January 30, 1997

    An Intimate Moment with Mary

    In Mary Gaitskill's world, human connection is hard to make -- and harder to sustain

  • Calendar

    May 23, 1996