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Darth Vader

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Why Genesis' Lyrics Were Great -- or Awful

    Phil Collins recently announced he'd be open to touring with his former Genesis bandmates again, and those of us who love the band rejoiced. No matter the lineup, the English prog-pop group always possessed some of rock music's most skilled musicians. The extended instrumental breaks alone on some G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    Countdown to 2013 King of Content: 5. Royce White

    I know right about now, after he assembled a roster that includes the acquisition of arguably the two best players in the league at their respective positions within nine months of each other, that to say "Hey, not all of Daryl Morey's moves have been that great" sounds like blasphemy. But, it's wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis Of Devastated Illinois Fans Watching A Kid Commit To Kansas

    In the hierarchy of "people who care a little too much about sports," I think that the "college football/basketball recruitnik" has a special (maybe even slightly creepy) place. I'm not saying that following recruiting as one would follow the regular news is necessarily an unhealthy thing. Say what ... More >>

  • Film

    October 31, 2013

    The Four Types of Spoilers and How Reviewers Should Handle Them

    A rough and inevitably incomplete guide to the taxonomy of spoilers

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    What Did Dennis Rodman Do To Piss Off North Korea?

    To say the United States' relationship with North Korea is less than cordial would be a bit of an understatement. A draconian cesspool of a society with nuclear weapons perpetually aimed our way, North Korea and its leadership (Kim Jong-un, yo!) represent the antithesis of everything the United Stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Happy E-Day: What If Elvis Had Lived?

    Note: Elvis Presley would be 78 years old today, if he had not (supposedly) died in Memphis in August 1977. This article originally appeared as part of Rocks Off's "Elvis Week" in January 2011, and still seems plausible two years later. Do you realize that Woody Allen, Julie Andrews, the dude who w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Father's Day: Five Horrible Dads You're Glad Aren't Yours

    On Father's Day, we all take time out to tell the old man what a swell guy he is, and then on Monday, we all move on, and Dad has to wait another year to get some acknowledgment. But most of us with cool dads probably don't realize how truly lucky we are; that a million cosmic shifts could have alte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Celtics-Heat Postgame Fun-Fest: Crazy KG, D-Wade's Hipster-ish Fake Glasses, and "Good Job, Good Effort!" Kid (w/ VIDEO)

    I love NBA basketball, but I'll be the first to admit that I am oftentimes more compelled by what goes on after the games -- in the press conferences, in the locker room, on the set of TNT -- than I am in the games themselves. I'm the guy who is rooting against LeBron not because I hate him, but be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Rap Round Table: What's The Scariest Movie You've Ever Seen?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Doughbeezy, B L A C K I E, Chane, Willie D, ESG, Kyle Hubbard, Propain Not Invited: Tom Six, director of Human Centipede and Hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Five Great Uses Of Music As A Weapon

    Ed. Note: Jef With One F does not distinguish fiction from reality from video games. We let it slide because he accepts checks from the "Bank of Mordor"... we just hope it's not rubbing off on us. teecraze.com​Music is a weapon. That's what angry political bands will tell you. They'll bend yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Pop Rocks: We Don't Need Another Star Wars

    You ain't seen nothing yet.​If you're one of those wondering what the delay is with the planned live-action Star Wars TV show, wonder no longer: George Lucas has said that he has 50 hours worth of a new Star Wars TV series ready, but is waiting for a new technological breakthrough before it c ... More >>

  • Film

    March 17, 2011

    Planet of the Aping

    Too much sci-fi, not enough SNL in Paul.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Tubby Chubcakes' Lyrics Will Melt Your Brain

    Tubby Chubcakes: The great beef hunter strikes again.​Rocks Off was going to write a review of the new Tubby Chubcakes album, Tubby vs. The Musical Brain-Eating Disease, but honestly it's kind of like trying to explain Scientology to a blind water snake. Remember Tubby's video "Destroy Nickel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Future Elvis: What If The King Had Lived?

    ​Do you realize that Woody Allen, Julie Andrews, the dude who was in the Darth Vader suit, and Ron Paul are all the same age as Elvis Presley would be on Saturday? Look at Woody Allen next time you see him on TMZ and just think, he's as old as Elvis. In order to get in the frame of mind to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Big 12 Title Game -- Loser Leaves Town

    The Big 12 says goodbye to corn hats​It's probably appropriate that the most recognizable non-player/non-coach on the sidelines at the Big 12 Championship Game Saturday night was WWE Hall of Fame announcer Jim Ross because the final Oklahoma-Nebraska matchup (at least for the foreseeable futur ... More >>

  • News

    November 4, 2010

    Loko Oh No

    Testing the new fad drink

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    The 14 Best Halloween Costumes from This Weekend

    If there was an event this weekend, you better believe people went to it in costume. Darth Vader was in the crowd at the Rockets Game while a Roman Gladiator watched Agora burn. (How appropriate, that.) Houston Press's own Halloween Bash at House of Blues had some of the most creative costumes we've ... More >>

  • News

    September 2, 2010

    Our Year

    Will Texans make it to playoffs?

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Great Moments In Douchebaggotry: Courtney Love Bashes Her Daughter On Facebook

    Great Moments in Douchebaggotry is brought to you by Rocks Off's upcoming Washington Shore party, Thursday, February 11 at the Washington Avenue Drinkery. All types of douchebags are encouraged to attend. Didn't Iggy Pop write a song about this? "Your Pretty Face" is something something?​We don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Theme Songs for the Most Annoying Characters In the Star Wars Universe, Including Whiny Emo Bitch Anakin Skywalker

    www.flickr.com/photos/fuzzcat/And you thought your office was annoying.​ Jar Jar Binks, Pratfalling Mongoloid Looking like some kind of unholy cross-breed between a frog and a duck, Jar Jar was the earliest indication that The Phantom Menace was not going to be up to snuff. The Gungan's antics wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Oh, Lord: Bands Who Thought It Was a Good Idea to Cover Music From Star Wars

    If naming your band after a Star Wars character isn't enough nerd cachet, just try writing music referencing the film series or covering music from the canon of work surrounding it. Anyone SW fan worth his or her (mainly his, because dudes are more apt to be nerds) should be able to bang out an ode ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    He Said She Said: Ten Artists We Would Go Gay For

    ​It always happens: you and your friends toss back a few beers and the talk turns to what celebrities and models you find attractive. At first it starts out innocent enough, arguing the merits of Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, Marissa Miller or Paula Deen. Well that last name is actually just our ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 21, 2008
  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    Ready for Some Football?

    The Houston Symphony sure is

  • Culture

    March 2, 2006

    Soaring Swan

    Stanton Welch pushes a classic ballet to new heights

  • Film

    December 22, 2005

    Yuletide Fear

    Wolf Creek rings in Christmas with a band of butchered tourists

  • Film

    November 17, 2005

    Fire Flies

    The fourth Harry Potter rushes through its paces

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Fahrenheit 2004

    Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year

  • Calendar

    September 30, 2004

    Daddy Dearest

    Nick Flynn gets to know his father with Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

  • Culture

    June 3, 2004

    Pleasant Convenience

    Does Stages' new musical live up to its potential?

  • Calendar

    March 4, 2004
  • News

    December 26, 2002

    All I Want for Christmas Is...

    A shopping list for your favorite political types

  • Film

    May 16, 2002

    Game Boy

    Hugh Grant shows real substance in a solid comedy about growing up

  • Film

    March 21, 2002

    Ouch!

    E.T. returns to heal our cynical hearts

  • Film

    October 25, 2001

    Life As a Sappy Movie

    Irwin Winkler builds a rickety House out of saccharine

  • Culture

    October 18, 2001

    High-Tech Spectacle

    Jennifer Steinkamp and Sharon Engelstein bring back the big and bold.

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Return to Normalcy

    The Chronicle gets back to business as usual

  • News

    May 31, 2001

    Letters

    Rockin' On, A Stark Affair, Wrong War?

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Not Your Standard Issue

    Architects design one-of-a-kind houses for the Fifth Ward, trying to prove that even lower-end houses don't have to be a cookie-cutter box

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Arena Wars

    "Environmental Darth Vader" pushed as campaign consultant

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Toe-Tapping Zapping

    Game soundtracks struggle for legitimacy in an industry obsessed with killing machines, not killer tunes

  • Film

    May 20, 1999

    Episode I: What Did You Expect?

    It's Star Wars, all right

  • News

    July 23, 1998

    Alley Fighting

    A midlevel city attorney's ruling causes months of angst in the Heights over who has the rights to that land behind the back fences

  • News

    June 25, 1998
  • Film

    February 20, 1997
  • Calendar

    January 2, 1997
  • Film

    July 13, 1995

    Sugar High

    The Power Rangers movie is sweet, junky fun

  • News

    April 6, 1995

    The Wendy Card

    Wendy Gramm's all-American success story is a centerpiece of her husband's fledgling presidential bid. But there's more to the story than what's being packaged and sold by the Phil Gramm campaign.

  • Film

    March 2, 1995
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