On Sunday, a group organized by Houston activist Quanell X marched down West Gray and through River Oaks to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. Though the verdict happened in Florida, protests were organized across the country. At the corner of West Gray and She ... More >>
Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there, too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. As co-founder of Swishahouse, OG Ron C has ... More >>
The films of Kim Jong Il
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 >>
cutlineNot long ago, I got into a brief discussion on Twitter with another radio personality whom I am forbidden to name whose name I don't exactly recall. I don't remember the crux of the tweet-versation (something having to do with blogs and the inherent evil that blogs possess to anyone over ... More >>
Now you know: Tehran's underground music scene in No One Knows About Persian Cats.
Up in the Air director Jason Reitman has a good sense of where he's from and where he's headed.
Kindhearted strangers make a family whole again
Photos by Allen Hill It would be interesting to find out how many weddings have taken place at Discovery Green since it opened last year, but it's hard to imagine that any of them could have been any livelier than Brave Combo's free concert there Thursday evening. In its second season, DG's free con ... More >>
"Jesus Sanchez"... sorry, Craig Hlavaty Rocks Off loves getting local tapes and vinyl in the mail here. That's not a cry for free shit or a sad call for pity. We just dig hearing new music off something other than an Apple product or a boring plastic round disc. That being said we just got in the ne ... More >>
For sale in Houston, slightly used
Houstonian Jack McConn has a desk set he wants to sell. It’s not just any old desk set, mind you. It’s the one Hitler used to sign the Munich Pact back on this day in 1938. (For those of you who skipped history class that day, the Munich Pact was an agreement by France, Britain, Italy and the up ... More >>
The Holocaust Museum Houston hosts an exhibit about the lives of the concentration camps youngest residents
Edwin Wilson said he was still in touch with his former employer, the CIA, when he shipped explosives out of Houston to the Middle East. The CIA denied it. The CIA lied
Stomp Around to five gallery openings in one night
Albert and Allen Hughes deliver a sensuous but grisly message From Hell.
Divided dramatizes the good and the evil inside Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia
Anachronistic music and grand pageantry combine for a rollicking good Tale
Shadow of the Vampire explores the parasitic impulses common to bloodsuckers and moviemakers
The Velvet Revolution, preserved on film
Renee Zellweger as an Orthodox Jew? A Price Above Rubies proves the actress's worth.
East Side Story explores Soviet musicals. Yes, musicals.
D.R.U.M. not only wants the right sound, it wants the right spirit
Kolya is sweet, charming -- and shameless
After 40 years, The Crucible's melodrama still works its spell
Prague's a lonely town, when you're the only transgendered Astros fan around