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  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Debonair Lounge Mondays at Cafe 4212 Are a Must

    People are spilling out the door of this little lounge on Almeda, a rare sight for a Monday night. Most bars in this area are ghost towns, closed for the night to avoid the dreaded weekday slump. But not Café 4212 (4212 Almeda). On Mondays, the cozy lounge straddling the Museum District and Third ... More >>

  • Music

    July 17, 2014

    Monday Is the New Friday at Debonair Lounge

    Smooth soul and high fashion over at 4212.

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Five Bits of JFK Assassination Paraphernalia You Won't See

    Right now the world is full of Kennedy nostalgia and tons of stuff you can see linked to the day President John F. Kennedy and company drove past the Texas Book Depository in downtown Dallas. The 50th anniversary is upon us, and while it might feel a wee bit on the morbid side to be so focused on th ... More >>

  • Film

    May 23, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Old Gold: The Explosion of Vintage Jewelry In Hip-Hop

    In the past year, the hip-hop scene has traded in a great deal of its diamond-encrusted Jesus pieces and record-label logo necklaces for items with a bit more "vintage designer" style. From coast to coast, we are now seeing entertainers and tastemakers flash their vintage Chanel and antique Versace ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    You Bettah Work: 10 Rock/Pop Musicians Who Could Take Up Modeling

    Lucky for Lana Del Rey -- whose awkward-at-best Saturday Night Live performance last weekend left indie critics second-guessing her skill -- she has a backup career on which to fall, if needed. Last week, days before becoming a poor bundle of nerves on SNL, the up-and-(maybe)-coming songstress signe ... More >>

  • Film

    November 24, 2011


    Muppets reboot can't quite get its act together.

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    5 Favorite Fashions Made From Food​Much like taste, fashion is subjective. And these days, it seems the crazier your outfits, the more attention you're likely to get. And if you can make that outfit out of anything but fabric, well, then that's just plain fun. Shows like Project Runway highlight the use of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Remember Roosh Williams' Common Struggles Of A Modern Man?

    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 ​Roosh Williams Common Struggles of a Modern Man (Self-released, 2011) Common Struggles of a M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Eating Out on Easter Sunday

    ​Ahhh Easter, a pastel-colored day filled with stale marshmallow candy, uncomfortable clothing, hard-boiled eggs and magical hares. And when the Easter Bunny comes to town, many of us go out to eat. So many, in fact, that Easter Sunday is currently the second most popular day for dining out (M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Idol Beat: Mona Lisas And Mad Haleys

    ​Hans Gruber: You are most troublesome, for a security guard. John McClane: Eeeh! Sorry Hans, wrong guess. Would you like to go for Double Jeopardy where the scores can really change? It's double jeopardy of a sort for the remaining 11 Idol hopefuls, because thanks to the judges' save of Cas ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 10, 2011

    Gumbo and Gin

    MerCheri's is at its best serving up no-nonsense Louisiana soul food.

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Chanel Dizzle: Much More Than Just A "Barre Baby"

    Chanel's Facebook fan page​Rocks Off was pretty much blown away by that video of angelic-looking YouTube user ChanelDizzle singing the dirty hits of members of the Screwed Up Click, which we posted about last week. So we decided to get in touch with her and find out if she had dreams of becomi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Chanel Dizzle: Screwed Up Click Star In The Making

    UPDATE (1:42 p.m.): Chanel just got in touch. She's a 22-year-old UT senior. We'll have a full interview with her soon. ​We didn't set out for this to turn into "teenage girl week" on Rocks Off, but we're not complaining either. It's even kind of appropriate, since we're also celebrating the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Top Five Musician Twitter Feuds So Far

    ​The times they are a-changin'. Gone are the days of musicians airing bad blood toward one another behind a lyrical veil a la Neil Young vs. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dandy Warhols vs. Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ice Cube vs. N.W.A. In our brave new world, Rocks Off has succumbed to the instant-gratific ... More >>

  • Music

    September 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day One: Festival Fashions

    Photo by Mark C. AustinA dapper trio of gentlemen​From the sublime to the ridiculous, there's no shortage of unique outfits at ACL. Below are some of our favorite fashions (no bikinis included this time) from the field so far.

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    I Have a Problem With The Hills. Like a Drug Problem.

    Photo courtesy of VlastulaSeriously.  Why do I torture myself?  Why do I find myself creating an appointment television relationship with MTV's reality show, The Hills?  And by reality I mean as real as Heidi Montag's tits.  Frankly, I think it's pretty much basically sick to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    The Likely Conspiracies Behind The Katy ISD Counterfeit Ring

    Various news outlets reported Wednesday that the Katy Independent School District received 10 reports of counterfeit bills passed in school cafeterias in the past couple of months. These include several high schools and an elementary school.Steve Stanford, district spokesperson for KISD, tells Hair ... More >>

  • Film

    June 29, 2006

    Cruella de Vogue

    The Devil Wears Prada slaps the latest duds on an infamous fashion editor

  • News

    October 6, 2005

    Ownership Wrongs

    Tremont Tower's management bars a condo owner from her own unit

  • Music

    June 16, 2005

    Swan Balls

    The Nightfly's feathery tribute to Bjrk

  • Calendar

    April 7, 2005

    Over Oprah

    Author Jonathan Franzen stops by to share some Corrections

  • Film

    February 3, 2005

    Diva Down

    Franco Zeffirelli imagines cheering up an operatic legend

  • Calendar

    November 11, 2004

    Style Council

    Macy's Impulse party is all about chic shopping

  • News

    January 15, 2004

    Hotel Envy

    Greenspoint says it's just as good as the Galleria, darn it

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Film

    December 12, 2002

    Jenny from the Crock

    Don't be fooled by the rocks that she's got, J.Lo's just a Maid in Manhattan

  • Culture

    November 29, 2001
  • Music

    December 7, 2000


    Nelly hopes his music will be a gateway to the St. Louis rap scene

  • News

    November 30, 2000


    Transgender Slap, Rush and Hush, Rubac's Cube

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    A Diva in the Making

    Chanel Dita wants to champion transgender rights. But first, she's got a date with Jerry Springer.

  • Dining

    October 19, 2000

    Stirred and Shaken

    Carrabba's Apple Martini

  • News

    March 23, 2000
  • News

    March 11, 1999

    River Oaks Rip-offs

    With counterfeit goods, there's a wealth of opportunity

  • News

    November 19, 1998

    The Patron

    Money can't buy love. But it can buy polo.

  • News

    June 11, 1998

    The A-List Buddhist

    In Gail Gross, all things are one: spiritual wisdom, designer clothes and terrific skin

  • Culture

    May 7, 1998
  • News

    December 26, 1996
  • News

    March 21, 1996

    The Cheap Secrets of Harwin

    Beyond the Galleria, beyond Target - and sometimes beyond the law - lies Houston's last untamed wilderness of shopping

  • News

    January 18, 1996
  • News

    December 28, 1995

    After him, the deluge

    Thank the Lord, Jesus Christ above, this is Bob Lanier's last term as mayor of Houston. Now that he's bankrupt every city service, he's leaving the whole mess to somebody else. But who?

  • Music

    July 27, 1995
  • News

    March 16, 1995

    Greed on Trial

    Did Teresa Rodriguez and her well-heeled investors deserve one another?

  • News

    March 2, 1995

    All About Elyse

    After years of making Mayor Bob presentable, Houston's First Lady is ready to get serious. Seriously.

  • News

    December 29, 1994

    The Year of Living Anxiously

    Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?

  • Dining

    November 10, 1994

    See and be Scene

    Q Cafe may push style over substance, but substance comes through anyway

  • News

    September 29, 1994

    Farm to Mall Court

    Fruits and vegetables try to take root in Westwood Mall

  • News

    April 28, 1994

    Teresa's Treasures

    Teresa Rodriguez's up-for-auction goods tell a lot about Teresa -- and Houston

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