Dalai Lama

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    "New and Improved" Millennial Cover Letter Not Really New or Improved

    Getting a job is tough. There is the endless searching of job websites for the right gig, preparing resumes and then God awful interview process. Hopefully, the end result is a well paying job where you can be somewhat satisfied with the hours spent there every week. Everyone agrees that when trying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Pleased to Meet You: Eight Song Characters I'd Like to Know

    A trademark of a well-written novel is a complex, engaging central character. It's the author's most important and difficult job to create someone readers will be interested in and have strong feelings about. Same thing with a captivating movie. Did you see Silver Linings Playbook? That was a gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    The Houston Texans 2012 All Character(s) Team

    Having a good team requires a mix of straight arrows -- guys like Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson, who appear nearly asleep when they aren't slicing and dicing opponents like cold cuts -- and goofballs who keep things light in what can often be a very intense work environment. Throughout the years, Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    5 Sports Figures Who Follow Absolutely Nobody On Twitter And Why

    Someday, if they ever come up with a graduate degree in social-media forensics, I'm going to back to school and get my Ph.D, because I am of a firm belief that you can learn a lot about a person by the way they utilize and conduct themselves on Twitter. For example, if you have, say, 4,359 follower ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Be Pure and Tell the Truth: Our 5 Favorite Musical Buddhists

    Today His Holiness the Dalai Lama turns 77. Although he didn't officially become the temporal head of Tibet until he was 15, he's made the most of 62 years in the position. He's won a Nobel Peace Prize, advocated for his country and countrymen, and amassed more than 4 million Twitter followers. He' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    The Modular: Blowing Up Boundaries with Big Bones and Burgers

    Photo by Chuck Cook PhotographyIt's just another night at The Modular​Some of the best food to be had in Houston is happening in a small kitchen at Grand Prize, and a trailer in front of Liberty Station. The Modular (as reported on previously by Minh Truong and Mai Pham) is the brainchild o ... More >>

  • News

    June 2, 2011

    Charles in Charge

    Readers debate the real Mayor of Montrose.

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Bill Greenwood of Eddie V's Prime Seafood

    ​Last week, we sat down with chef Bill Greenwood of of Eddie V's Prime Seafood at CityCentre (12848 Queensbury Lane). We explored the many places he has lived and worked, which one he calls home, and what Buddhist monks like and don't like on their plates. Eating Our Words: So we saw from you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    On Friday The 13th, Houston Musicians Share Some Superstitions

    ​Friday the 13th has been considered an unlucky day since at least the 19th century. Birthed from a potent combination of Christian traditions, pagan folklore and classical numerology, it is estimated that over $800 million is lost each time it rolls around through people canceling plans or ev ... More >>

  • News

    May 27, 2010

    A Student's Death

    Readers respond to the death of Bellaire senior Tobi Oyedeji.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Win A Pair Of Toots & The Maytals Tickets

    Ed. Note: Rocks Off is giving away a pair of tickets to Toots & the Maytals at high noon on our Facebook page. Please add us here. ​If Toots Hibbert didn't actually give birth to reggae, he certainly dated the midwife. Hibbert's legacy traces itself to the earliest reggae recordings as ska slo ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Five Signs You're Suffering From Internet Burnout

    ​It happens to the best of us. One minute, you're singing its praises, zealously licking some of its naughty bits not otherwise visible to the sun, offering up your most personal information like free fellatio, and spreading your virtual legs, letting it have its way with you. And sickeningly ... More >>

  • Music

    September 10, 2009

    Why the Hell Not — Again?

    Kinky Friedman announces another run for Texas governor, this time as a Democrat.

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Gubernatorial Candidate Kinky Friedman: My Dog Could Run This State As Well As Rick Perry

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​ "Going from musician to politician is definitely a step down," says Kinky Friedman, who announced his Texas gubernatorial candidacy Tuesday morning. "But I'll take it for Texas." Of course, it's a step that Friedman, author of songs such as "They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Gubernatorial Candidate Kinky Friedman: My Dog Could Run This State As Well As Rick Perry

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​ "Going from musician to politician is definitely a step down," says Kinky Friedman, who announced his Texas gubernatorial candidacy Tuesday morning. "But I'll take it for Texas." Of course, it's a step that Friedman, author of songs such as "They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Wanted: Social Media Consultant for Annise Parker's Campaign

    In yet another move that proves social media is more revered than the Dalai Lama, mayoral candidate Annise Parker's campaign team extended the olive branch to bloggers in an invitation-only lunch briefing on Wednesday afternoon.  The event was touted as a part of the campaign's "new media ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Nobel Prize Winner Gets Hassled At Bush Intercontinental Airport

    Mairead Corrigan Maguire thought the hard part was over. Along with fellow Nobel Laureates Rigoberta Menchu of Guatemala, American landmine activist Jody Williams, and Iranian Shirin Ebadi, she had been in Guatemala, where the women had just co-hosted a three-day conference on democracy, human right ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 23, 2009

    Asia Society: Pico Iyer

    The well-traveled writer discusses his friendship with the Dalai Lama

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    MySpaced Out: The Whacked-Out Genius of Phil Lee

    I've been planning a MySpaced Out column based on an array of oddball songs for some time now, and always planned to include at least one Phil Lee song because the Nashville headcase has beaucoup odd songs. But the other day I was listening to some of his new stuff and thought, "What the hell - Phil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008
  • Music

    July 10, 2008
  • Calendar

    October 18, 2007

    “My God Told Me to Kill Your God”

    Rice University presents an art and film exhibition examining war

  • News

    May 3, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 2, 2007


    Photos by Daniel Kramer His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama gave two lectures yesterday at Rice University. This was his third appearance at Rice. Known for his sense of humor, he occasionally burst into laughter, reminding this reporter of another spiritual master: Yoda. But of cours ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 4, 2007
  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    Dead Like Me

    Attempting to survive 11 straight hours of the Grateful Dead

  • Calendar

    September 22, 2005

    Hello, Dalai!

    His Holiness is here to enlighten you

  • Calendar

    September 8, 2005
  • Film

    May 12, 2005

    What Ever Happened to Lady Jane?

    Fonda's humiliation is only one reason this Monster is such a dog

  • Music

    May 4, 2000
  • News

    April 20, 2000

    Notes on Cool

    Elusive and ineffable, style itself cannot be sold, except perhaps at Buffalo Exchange

  • News

    December 23, 1999

    Dance Fervor

    Postmodern theologian Matthew Fox wants to get religion back on its feet again with the Techno Cosmic Mass

  • News

    June 25, 1998
  • News

    June 11, 1998

    The A-List Buddhist

    In Gail Gross, all things are one: spiritual wisdom, designer clothes and terrific skin

  • Dining

    February 19, 1998

    Jah's Will Be Done

    At Jamaica-Me-Crazy, whatever dessert will be, will be

  • Film

    January 15, 1998

    Hello, Dalai

    In Kundun, Martin Scorsese meets Tibetan Buddhism

  • Culture

    January 8, 1998

    The Last Eccentric

    Dominique de Menil did what she pleased. Thank God.

  • Film

    October 9, 1997

    Deeply Shallow

    Seven Years in Tibet reduces spirituality to a fashion statement

  • Music

    January 16, 1997

    Louvin It Up

    The high, lonesome hardships of country's best duo are getting easier to hear

  • News

    April 13, 1995

    Transformation of Robert Campbell

    From Panhandle flatlands to Guatemalan mountains, Houston doctor and artist Robert Campbell searched for a life with meaning.When he died, many said that life was his.

  • News

    December 29, 1994

    The Year of Living Anxiously

    Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?