My friend, Frank, is a bit of a space enthusiast and by that I mean the walls of his office are lined with autographed photos of NASA astronauts. When I read about an upcoming auction of space memorabilia, he was the first one I thought of. The auction, hosted by RR Auctions, includes a ton of space ... More >>
It's Friday afternoon, and you could either use a good laugh or else you just don't care anymore. Either way, do we have something for you. Riding high on the wave of good PR and general swag of the unmanned spacecraft Curiosity's successful landing and ongoing exploration of Mars (yes, fucking Mar ... More >>
Last year, local rap group H.I.S.D. (Hueston Independent Spit District) released The Weakend, an extra-meta album that was directly aimed at enlightening smart people and indirectly aimed at confusing dumb ones. Here's the bulk of what Rocks Off wrote about it then:
Tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster, a news event that remains so vivid -- especially to Houstonians -- that most everyone can remember where they were when they learned of it or when they first saw a replay of that launch, embedded above. That day and its aftermath trigger ... More >>
Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. H.I.S.D. The Weakend (Peace Uv Mine, 2010) The Weakend is only the second full-length album t ... More >>
Two artists explore pop culture and space imagery at Art Palace.
Readings from Pale Blue Dot are a highlight in this exhibit
How one enterprising Johnson Space Center physicist followed his dream to Hollywood and porn stardom
Or, how I learned to stop caring and accept the dumb
William Dembski thought Baylor University would be the perfect place to investigate a scientific alternative to Darwinism. Little did he realize he would be crucified for his cause.
July 9 - 15, 1998
Contact is more like a close encounter of the turgid kind