Chris Rock once said of the music business, "Here today, gone today." The same might be said of radio, particularly sports radio where hosts and shows change about as often as the baseball seasons. A few weeks ago, the latest change came at 1560 when Adam Clanton (now back on air at 790) and John We ... More >>
When I read yesterday that Facebook was down, only hours after Gmail servers had gone dark, I actually laughed a bit to myself because I realized I was reading it on Twitter. I began to imagine what would happen if it also had server issues. What would the world do...go back to MySpace? Then, it da ... More >>
The other day our dear friend Lisa told Rocks Off a story that really brought emotion and life to Houston R&B artist David Sha's anthem, "Her Hair," a romantic cry for African-American women to wear their hair as God intended -- natural. The story goes that when Lisa saw Mary Lou Retton win the al ... More >>
Julie Delpy brings the Paris gang to the city.
This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>
North Houston's shrine to old-school hip-hop may be the only bar of its kind anywhere.
It's a busy time of year for movie critic types. Many of us are butting up against deadlines for award nominations, watching lots of year-end screeners of some pretty memorable films by the likes of Terence Malick, Steve McQueen, and Lynne Ramsay, among others. But everyone needs a palate cl ... More >>
This Sunday will be 10 years since America was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. In that time, a lot of musical ground has been covered. Some artists mention that day only in passing, as Jay-Z and Alicia Keys do in "Empire State of Mind," but some have crafted songs about 9/11 itself. Some of thes ... More >>
This is still better than he looked in The Wicker Man.Nicolas Cage was arrested in New Orleans last Friday for domestic abuse, disturbing the peace, and public drunkenness (or as we call it in my house, The Wife's Undergrad Spring Break Trifecta). Let me repeat that: Cage was arrested in New ... More >>
Rebecca Black WANTS YOU to keep Twittering about her.The Internet is a strange place. Its most dominant and pervasive bandwidth hogs are spam and porn, both completely voluntary (people actually open those Nigerian money request e-mails or they wouldn't still be sending them). It drives news ... More >>
So this is about Frankenstein or something?Tonight, at midnight, it begins. Another round of Twilight madness.Teens, tweens, moms who are the female equivalents of old dudes going to Hannah Montana movies, all will be there. For the premier of Twilight: Calypso.Set in the bouncy Caribbean and fea ... More >>
"Are you too good for your home, ball?"Grown Ups, as anyone who's watched any of the NBA Finals can yell you, stars Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James and David Spade.That is all you need to know. You will either like this movie, perhaps love it, or you will not go to see it even if by watchin ... More >>
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Rocks Off wonders what hip-hop would look like if rappers were true to who they really are, or should we say... who they were. Perhaps it would look like the video "Swagger Wagon," by The Sienna Family, the latest Internet phenomenon that has amassed 2.4 million hits in less than a month. Those G's ... More >>
When we heard news that Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) employees were watching porn while our country's economy was crashing, it didn't surprise us ... at all. Yeah we know, the SEC was formed to police Wall Street, and while the culprits were getting away like bank robbers, 33 SEC emp ... More >>
Comedy and jazz commingle downtown in the clouds (or smog, whatever).
Quick, who's Karinne Steffans?You're supposed to know that. At least, according to her you are.Steffans, massive internet research reveals, is a former model and moneymaker-shaker in videos who wrote a tell-all book about her high-flying life called Confessions of a Video Vixen. (Among the peo ... More >>
A TV remake for the big screen that works on its own terms
Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.
Once upon a time Houston was a hot spot for comedy clubs. Now it's anybody's guess on who'll turn out on any given night
Being Bobby Brown is not all fun and games
Adam Sandler, a star quarterback? If only they were joking.
Nobody understands the Politics of the Business like Prince Paul. In fact, almost nobody understands it at all.
Saturday, October 26
Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen
He steals Ali, but will Hollywood give Jamie Foxx a shot at the title?
Jay and Silent Bob feeds the addictions of Kevin Smith junkies
Osmosis Jones ails from more than the virus that overtakes Bill Murray's body
Why the best teen movie of the year, based on a beloved novel, won't be in theaters
Actor-comic Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved
Once a scout for the Kansas City Chiefs, Lloyd Wells caught the champ's attention with all his "pretty girls"
The appropriately named Jet Li may prove Americans are finally primed for Far East mayhem
Will hip-hop ever find a home in Houston?
Panther is a sincere, but self-defeating, exercise
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