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Clark Kent

  • Film

    November 13, 2014

    Big Hero 6 Upgrades Disney's Cartoon Kid's Flicks

    Big Hero 6 is easier to admire than it is to love.

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2014
  • Film

    June 13, 2013

    There's Greatness In Man Of Steel, Even When It Isn't Very Good

    Despite its weight, you’ll believe a man can fly — and it’s worth watching.

  • Film

    June 13, 2013

    Man of Steel: Making Sense of All That Christ and Death Stuff

    Warning: This discussion is thick with spoilers.

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    NBA Finals: Chris Bosh's Jump Shot Is Margot Kidder

    I'm not normally a superhero movie guy, but I will admit that the recent wave of superhero films the last five or six years has sucked me in. The Iron Man trilogy, the new Batman trilogy, the Avengers, I loved all of these movies. I'm especially excited for the new Superman movie, Man of Steel (com ... More >>

  • Music

    April 11, 2013

    Space City Beat Battle: No Contest

    The surprisingly exciting event gives local hip-hop producers their due.

  • Music

    February 14, 2013

    The Sounds of H-Town

    Cactus Music wants your help with a "Community-Curated Playlist."

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    All the Rappers Who Will Be Here All-Star Weekend, Part 1

    Two days ago, a complete stranger calmly approached me at the airport. Her demeanor was kind, she didn't have any noticeable body odor and gave off a friendly vibe. I smirked before she started the painstaking task of carrying out small talk. "Hey, are you from here?" she asked. My brain wanted my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, Charlie Weis Celebration Practice Video Edition

    This week's tale of gambling riches comes from Branford, Ontario, where locally their version of the lottery is actually an NFL parlay card of sorts, where if a player picks 15 games 100 percent correctly, they will win a sizable six-figure payout. In Week 3 of the NFL season, a man named Gino DiFe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Tim Love and Tequila Take Over Top Chef: Texas

    Also known as the episode in which Padma goes full Pocahontas, complete with faux Indian choker I once bought during a family vacation to Tucson in 1993.​Seven episodes in, and I'm sorry to report that none of the challenges thus far have involved the contestants being forced to shoot their ow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Static Jacks: Floating Approximately 3ft Off the Ground for No Reason

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. ​Originally this week's What's in a Name column was to be a breakdown of the Radio Dept.'s name. Oh it would've been glorious, but they wen ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 8, 2011

    The New Normal

    The Texans start operating like a bona fide NFL team.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    2011 NFL Preview, Spoken In Wagering-ese

    The betting window is open​I hope everyone who has had a chance to check out our Texans 2011 preview "The New Normal" has enjoyed it. Big ups to Monica Fuentes for coming up with the season-long interactive game card tracking Texans' results. You need to go check it out. If you haven't read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Ten TV Shows That Need To Go Away Now

    ​We're barely a month into the fall TV season and have already lost three new network shows. My Generation, the show that was to catch us up on a group of high school graduates ten years after the fact (and presumably set to the music of The Who) pulled a Keith Moon after two episodes. Lone St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Accessories Houston Rappers Don't Leave Home Without

    fashionbombdaily.comSlick Rick: The ruler's back at Reliant Arena, November 6​Rappers have always been obsessed with accessories. It's mandated in rap contracts, right next to girl songs and Bun B collaborations. The tradition dates back to hip-hop's early days. Before Kanye popularized shutte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Game Time: We Interrupt This Tebow Documentary For Seven Other Reasons To Watch The Senior Bowl

    ‚ÄčEvery year around this time, NFL prospects gather in Mobile, Alabama for the beginning of what amounts to a three-month job interview, complete with numerous forty-yard dashes, questions about their upbringing, and requests to "cough while I stick my fingers right...HERE!" It's a fascinating tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    HPMA Aftermath: Born Liars, Ryan Scroggins and the Trenchtown Texans, B L A C K I E, Metavenge and Buxton

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty‚ÄčThis member of Rocks Off has never felt so proud of his city, especially after last night's Houston Press Music Awards showcase. He was wont to call it "his" city just a few years back, commuting back and forth into the Inner-Loop breach to review show after show from the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Miss Buffy

    Each Wednesday (barring holidays), Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com. We're ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2008

    Superman

    In the age of limitless special effects, Richard Donner’s superhero flick could teach youngsters a thing or two about character.

  • Music

    December 20, 2007

    Yo La Tengo in Hoboken

    A Hanukkah pilgrimage

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2007

    Rotation: Lex One

    Lex One No Respect for Pedestrians Lexicon Here's a hip-hop artist who knows how to poke fun at himself. Lex One doesn't seem to take life seriously on No Respect for Pedestrians, the shit-talking, party-rocking album from this Hollywood-based MC. The music here is reminiscent of early '80s comedy ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 29, 2006
  • Film

    June 29, 2006

    Recycled Steel

    You'll swear you've seen this Superman somewhere before

  • Home Entertainment

    October 27, 2005

    "Imperfect" Is Right

    Boring game play mars Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Songs of Planet Krypton

    The Man of Steel's pop-culture appeal is inscribed in decades of lyrics

  • Culture

    June 12, 2003

    POWerful Images

    Comic book characters reign in this CAM exhibit

  • Culture

    May 30, 2002

    Dr. Strange

    Grant Morrison's the best writer in comics--and maybe the oddest

  • Culture

    December 13, 2001

    Dark Victory

    15 years later, Frank Miller once more dons Batman's cape and cowl

  • News

    May 10, 2001

    Confidence Man

    Is the BBB's Dan Parsons the most honest man in Houston?

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    X-ecutioners' Song

    Four New York turntablists redefine the art of deejaying

  • News

    July 13, 2000
  • News

    May 4, 2000

    Payback Time

    Burned by police union opposition, a councilman counterattacks

  • Culture

    April 20, 2000

    Fatman and slobbin'

    DC Comics places its superheroes in the RealWorlds

  • Music

    February 11, 1999

    That's the Breaks

    Houston rap labels and their artists look for that big deal

  • News

    October 1, 1998

    Meet the Aztec Love God

    Novelist Tony Diaz stirs up a Latino writers movement in Houston and, in some respects, becomes his own main character

  • Culture

    July 28, 1994

    Sadism by the Sea

    Galveston stages the macabre Little Shop of Horrors

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