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Chris Rock

  • Calendar

    August 28, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    One Grumpy Editor. Houston's No. 1 Hit Music Station. All Damn Day.

    Generally I become more and more skeptical about what's "hot." This is also known as "getting older" or, to paraphrase Chris Rock, not wanting to be the old guy in the club. But for me that skepticism has always come with a certain morbid curiosity about what makes some songs so popular and why. Thi ... More >>

  • Film

    July 11, 2013
  • Film

    August 9, 2012

    Julie Delpy Rocks New York

    Always more than an ingenue, she's taking on everything that's wrong with movies - and she's bringing Chris Rock.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Laughing & Rhyming: 4 Great Hip Hop/Comedy Crossovers

    Fans of Childish Gambino can be split in to two groups: those who like hip hop and appreciate his wordplay, and those who use the phrase "I don't normally like hip-hop but..." before admitting that they just happen to like the guy from Community a lot. That he's a strong enough on the mike to gain t ... More >>

  • Film

    May 17, 2012

    What to Expect When You're Expecting

    The narrow world view of the parent trap.

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Who Should Induct Axl Rose And Guns N' Roses Into The Rock Hall?

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is coming up quick on April 14, and the presenters for the event have been announced, except for one artist. Just who will speak about and induct Guns N' Roses? Who is even qualified? Rapper Chuck D will induct the Beastie Boys, while funnyman Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Verizon Wireless Theater Now Known As Bayou Music Center

    Verizon Wireless Theater will no longer be known under that name, because owner Live Nation's sponsorship deal with the communication provider has expired. The venue, which holds about 3,000 people within downtown entertainment complex Bayou Place, will now be known as Bayou Music Center. Rocks Off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    The End Is Near: 11 Great Second-To-Last Songs

    I'm not a linguist but I'll confess that I'm fascinated by jargon. Ever heard the phrase the 11 O'Clock Number? It's theatrical shorthand for the big show stopping musical number late in act two. If your musical starts at 8:30 p.m. and you want the crowd awake for the finale then you better have a g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Top 5 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

    Every couple of weeks, someone on Facebook inevitably poses the question, "Which podcasts should I be listening to? Not This American Life." It's the second most frequent post after "I lost all my numbers. Text me ur cell." If you are one of these curious people, or have a friend who is, then this i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Top 10 Music Video Parodies (Not All By Weird Al)

    Weird "Al" As Lady Gaga​Two weeks ago while we were sifting through videos to make our 25 Most Influential Music Videos Of All Time list, we came across plenty of parodies of those 25 clips, mostly by Weird "Al" Yankovic and various Muppets, but there were a few crafty homemade ones as well. I ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    MLK Boulevard, Houston: In Pictures

    Photos by Dawn McGee​Today, of course, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It seems every American city of any decent size (and minority population) has a street named after him. Writer Rob Walker has a blog featuring pictures of MLK Boulevards around the nation. We decided to do our part.

  • Calendar

    November 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    The Top 10 Female-Friendly Rap Songs

    streethop.comLadies Love Cool James: LL Cool J on The View​Chris Rock once said that women don't pay attention to rap lyrics. Truth be told, most casual hip-hop fans - male and female - rarely pay attention to lyrics. As long as the beat is catchy, they'll drop down and get their eagle on all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Why Aren't There Any Good Conservative Comedians?

    ​It's a valid question, even in light of the specter of Satanism rearing its seven heads over Delaware last week. Actually, maybe that's the quick and dirty answer to my question: the reality of the Tea Party is funnier than any airplane food joke Christine O'Donnell could tell at the Improv. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    The Top Five Saturday Night Live Musician Impressions

    ​In the wake of the recent news that feted comedian/actor/YouTube sensation Jay Pharoah - above, known for his spoofs of A-list bait like Drake, Chris Tucker, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Eddie Murphy, and President Obama - will join the cast of Saturday Night Live when its 36th season premieres September ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Five Terrible Rap-Related Business Ideas

    ​If you believe the bean counters at Forbes, rhyme still pays and the 2010 hip-hop cash kings (Jay-Z, Diddy, Eminem, etc.) are cashing major checks from their business ventures. But cashing in on rap commercialism is no cake walk. If you have no intention of ever making Forbes' Cash Kings list ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    New DVDs This Week: Good Hair by Chris Rock

    This is bad hair: that ratty, tatty, tangle of hair that has been relaxed, greased and flattened to within an inch of its life sitting atop the heads of lots of African American women (and some men). Since it won't do anything even slightly Vanessa Williams-like (no bouncing curls or windswept ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 18, 2009

    Tony Rock

    Chris Rock's younger brother has his own brand of politically incorrect humor

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Aftermath: New York Dolls & Black Joe Lewis at the House Of Blues

    Photos by Daniel Kramer Aftermath is not going to purport to know what the New York Dolls were like live, in their Thundered and Killer-ed heyday of kitsch and campy kiss-offs. We weren't even in Pre-K when Buster Poindexter was singing "Hot Hot Hot" on Saturday Night Live. But for chrissakes ... More >>

  • Music

    April 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    What History Tells Us: Five Black Presidents

    And although it seems heaven sent We ain't ready, to see a black President 2Pac never lived to see himself proven wrong, but we do have an African-American Commander-in-Chief. The media will be going on for months about the historic nature of this election, the ramifications for America's future, a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2008

    “The Black List Project: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Elvis Mitchell”

    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston hosts an art exhibit and documentary film about the African-American experience

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2008

    Katt Williams

    This pint-sized comedian continues his crude crusade with It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin’ Tour

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2008

    Chris Rock

    The comedy giant rolls through Houston

  • Film

    November 1, 2007

    Bee Movie

    No wonder all the bees are dying — Seinfeld's movie is embarrassing

  • Music

    November 30, 2006

    Where Do You Buy Your Hair?

    ...and other questions reporters can't ever ask

  • Calendar

    July 13, 2006
  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Christmas in July

    Six dozen of Houston's finest bands for a mere $7

  • Film

    May 26, 2005

    Animal Crackers

    Plot-light Madagascar still manages clever gags for grown-ups

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Excess Hollywood

    In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise.

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2004

    Queen of Smack

    Ray Charles, Bill Cosby -- even herself -- Wanda Sykes dogs 'em all

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2003

    Oh, Say Can You See

    The Star Spangles regurgitate the best of a punky rock stew

  • Music

    October 23, 2003

    O.J. All Over Again

    Charm trumps evidence with accused pedophile R. Kelly

  • Calendar

    May 15, 2003

    No Blue Balls

    Performing live, comedian Louis C.K. gets instant gratification

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • Film

    June 6, 2002

    Worse Company

    The latest terrorist flick isn't just insensitive -- it's downright senseless

  • Culture

    May 16, 2002

    Pie Kids

    How two American filmmakers made a very British Boy

  • Calendar

    December 27, 2001

    This Thing On?

    Jamie Foxx brings his Ugly Wanda shtick to town

  • Calendar

    July 19, 2001

    Days of Thunder

    All D. Freemon is keeping the comedy train rolling

  • Music

    May 17, 2001

    George's Jungle

    Author sees women and Europe surpassing men and New York as the prime exponents of black culture

  • Film

    February 15, 2001

    Dead on Arrival

    Chris Rock's third-generation copy of Here Comes Mr. Jordan barely registers

  • Film

    September 7, 2000

    State of the Union

    Nurse Betty explores our national ennui and insanity through the fantasies of its lead characters

  • Film

    August 17, 2000

    Just for Laughs

    Spike Lee's gloriously unpolished concert film focuses on the yuks -- to our great amusement

  • Calendar

    June 24, 1999
  • Film

    December 31, 1998

    Year of Yearning

    The old were bold in an era of Hollywood mainstream misses

  • Music

    October 23, 1997

    Rap Gets Puffy

    Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs fathers a return to hip-hop pop

  • Music

    September 25, 1997
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    September 15, 1994
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