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  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Austin Is Overrated, Try Houston Instead, Says Most Insightful Travel Writer To Ever Grace The Web

    We -- to be frank -- had absolutely no idea who David Landsel was...until we opened an e-mail to discover that he is the single most insightful, knowledgeable, trenchant and trustworthy travel writer to ever be on the web. Why he has no multi-platform empire of his own -- why he's not the Martha St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Video Released Yesterday Shows Houston Journalist Austin Tice Alive, But Terrified

    In the first glimpse of Austin Tice since a message he tweeted on August 11, the captured Houston journalist appeared in a video clip released yesterday on a website supporting the Syrian government. It shows Tice marching in rugged and arid terrain, blind-folded, among men armed with bazookas and m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Missing Houston Journalist, Austin Tice: Where Are You?

    It's now been 33 days since anyone's heard from missing Houston journalist Austin Tice, lost somewhere in Syria, possibly in captivity, and even Twitter's gone quiet about him. This is how these things work, unfortunately, when it comes to social media -- everyone expresses outrage, panic, disappoin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Ashes of the Wake: A Playlist for Baghdad

    On this day in 762 A.D., caliph Al-Mansur founded the city of Baghdad in what is modern-day Iraq. The area was and remains one of the commercial and intellectual centers of the Arab world, though it's obviously had a few problems since the U.S. invaded in 2003 and toppled Saddam Hussein's regime. No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Gothic Council: Like Rappers, We Pick Silly Names

    The goth scene and the rap scene actually have a lot in common. We both like skulls on our clothes and jewelry, we both like songs about substance abuse, sex, and death, and we both like to pick absolutely ridiculous nicknames. Don't worry, if you don't pick one yourself someone will do it for you, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Euro 2012: How to Fake a Conversation on Europe's Huge Soccer Tournament

    Wait a minute, your American red blood-soaked brain might be thinking, wasn't there just an international soccer tournament? World...something? And didn't we win that already? Are we going to kick ass in this one, AGAIN? In short:a) two years ago, b) Cup, c) no and d) no, because this tournament is ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2012

    In Search of Spring Break: Then and Now

    How Spring Break '89 stayed with me

  • News

    August 18, 2011

    Knocked Out

    Medical effects of concussion far worse for kids.

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    2011 NBA Draft -- The Live Blog

    Keep coming back for the latest​The overwhelming consensus on the 2011 NBA Draft is that it's, by and large, a pretty underwhelming group of players, and it may quite possibly be completely devoid of future All-Stars. So why am I so excited about tonight's festivities? Because of all the thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Game Time: Okay Rockets, It's Your Move In The "Summer Of Trying To Be Moderately Interesting" In Houston

    Photo by Daniel KramerYou're on the clock, Morey. Entertain us​"Can you really not be aware we've been building a RICO case against Tony Soprano for five f**king years? And then you blow this popcorn fart?" -- Federal agent to local prosecutor in Sopranos episode "Soprano Home Movies""Popcorn fart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Game Time: Twitter -- My Houston Sports "Follow Friday"

    Follow freedom!!​I'm not going to lie, I was a little bit crushed. I read Craig Hlavaty's fantastic overview of the Twitter universe (or as named in the article, "The Twitterverse"; somewhere Dwight Shrute and his "funtivities" -- short for fun activities -- approve), and in it he manage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Game Time: Richard Justice vs David Anderson In A Steel Cage Studio Match

    Photo courtesy 1560 The GameAnd another thing, Anderson...​In radio, sometimes you have good shows, sometimes you have bad shows. Occasionally, if you're lucky and/or good, you have a moment happen on air where you go "Okay, our audience didn't get that anywhere else on the dial this afternoon." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Bartender Chat: Mike Sims of Rudyard's

    ​For the last ten years, Mike Sims has been working at Rudyard's British Pub (2010 Waugh Dr.). But he hasn't always been the bartender. He started out helping a friend bar-back, and then he moved to working the door. Eight years ago, he started working as a bartender.

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    South Bayou: Where And When Houston Artists Are Playing In Austin This Week

    ​Monday afternoon, when Rocks Off was scouring our email, MySpace, Facebook and various other Web sites for the following information, this thought occurred to us more than once: "Why are we wasting our time telling Houstonians where to go see people during SXSW who they can see practically anytim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Run Through The Jungle: A Zoological Field Guide To SXSW 2010

    ​ Even if you've never pulled a trigger in your life, SXSW is, on some level, an exercise in hunting. Rocks Off had no idea how true this was until earlier this afternoon. As we were looking over the schedule at, we got the brilliant idea to note every band named after any kind of animal, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Defending the Polka: Mark Halata of Texavia

    www.halatamusic.comPolka may be a musical punchline to a lot of people, but it's no joke to others. That's why no one was laughing when the Recording Academy announced last week that it was eliminating the Best Polka Recording category starting with next year's awards. As reported in The New York Ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2008
  • Film

    February 23, 2006

    Scared Stiff

    Wayne Kramer's latest casts a Paul over the proceedings

  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    Spoken Like a Champion

    Saul Williams -- poetry's only rock star -- aims for the lizard brain

  • Music

    March 6, 2003

    Here's Mud in Your Ear

    Repeat after us: The Dirtbombs are not a garage rock band

  • Culture

    December 21, 2000

    Twisp of the Tale

    When C.D. Payne stopped writing ad copy, he created a revolutionary teenage hero

  • News

    April 15, 1999

    A Star in Reborn, Again

    Former Houstonian Charles Kathryn McGuire has been a millionaire, a transvestite, a socialite, a political candidate and a woman. Now, with son James's first play on stage in New York City, she's Daddy Kathryn.

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  • Music

    March 13, 1997