Dennis Hopper

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Confessions of Bob Dylan's Ex-Joint Roller

    Another Side of Bob Dylan: A Personal History on the Road and Off the Tracks By Victor Maymudes, co-written and edited by Jacob Maymudes St. Martin's Press, 304 pp., $26.99 From 1961 to 1966, Victor Maymudes filled a lot of roles -- both official and not -- for Bob Dylan: friend, confidante, gofer, ... More >>

  • Film

    March 7, 2013

    Oz the Great and Powerful

    This Oz is neither great nor powerful.

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    David Lynch's 10 Most Iconic Musical Scenes

    Over our extended weekend, we celebrated the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But one other eventful birthday I'd like to bring to your attention is one on January 20, this past Sunday. That's the birthday of acclaimed director David Lynch. The visionary filmmaker turned 67 years old. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: Greyhound Station-area McDonald's, Tiny Boxwoods and More

    The McDonald's (2017 Main) across from the Midtown/downtown Greyhound station is a strange place. You half expect a crazed Dennis Hopper to pop out of the trash can, torso strewn with cameras, saying, "He likes you because you're still alive," talking about the manager on duty. Still, you can feel c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Happy 30th, Britney! Maybe Now You Can Finally Put These Performances Behind You

    The face that launched a thousand Bob Doles​Where were you in...'81? Rocks Off was in junior high, spending long, solitary afternoons in his bedroom listening to Moving Pictures and Dark Side of the Moon and wondering why no girls seemed to be interested in playing Squad Leader. But 1981 also ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 18, 2011
  • Music

    June 16, 2011

    The Storyteller

    Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt...Ramblin' Jack Elliott has an anecdote for everyone.

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Houston Astros' Sobering Salary Story: Grading Ten Players

    Carlos Lee: Helping others in the grading curve.​I recently saw some sort of metric that indicated that the top five percent richest Americans combined had amassed more wealth than the other 95 percent combined. Don't quote me on that, but it was one of those "look how woefully disproportiona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Dennis Hopper, Tell Us A Tale Before You Go

    King Koopa has gone where Mario and Luigi cannot follow. Dennis Hopper, the Academy Award-nominated actor from films like Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider and yes, Super Mario Bros., passed away Saturday after a long fight with prostate cancer. While Hollywood mourns the death of one of its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    The Week In TV: Back For Another Round

    Lost may be gone, but these other shows are returning for another season.​Summer is upon us, television is a rocky wasteland, and you're probably out grilling right now. This was the week in TV Land: • Summer's a weird time for TV viewers and often a terrible one for TV fans: There are lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Pamela Des Barres, More Than The World's Most Famous Groupie

    ​Pamela Des Barres is the world's most famous groupie. In 1987 she published her first book, I'm With The Band, a collection of journal entries and stories detailing her life growing up in Los Angeles at the height of the 1960s music revolution, her years as a groupie and her relationships with ev ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 8, 2010
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    December 10, 2009

    (Allegedly) Kinky ATF Agent Gets In Big Trouble In Big Easy

    ​What began as a routine investigation of a malfunctioning fire-alarm system at a suburban New Orleans Residence Inn ended with police discovering a scene worthy of Quentin Tarantino and Dennis Hopper at their most depraved and the arrest of 44-year-old Russell Vanderwerf, a Houston-based agen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2008

    Miss Pop Rocks Loves (the First Half of) the Oscars

    As I type this, my belly is swollen with Star Pizza and my dearest pal Tamarie is eating raw cookie dough…yeah, it’s that night. The Oscars. The Super Bowl for girls. The freaking show hasn’t even started yet, and we’ve already eaten too much. So here we go with the running commentary… ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2007

    A Message from Miss Pop Rocks to All of You Baby Boomers: Suck It

    So Tom Brokaw has some new book out about the 1960s called Boom! And a whacked out Dennis Hopper is doing retirement ads for Ameriprise Financial about how baby boomers can’t really retire because they’re the generation with dreams and dreams don’t retire (or whatever). And when the first ba ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 29, 2007

    The Cool School

    Documentary film looks at the beginnings of L.A.’s art scene

  • Calendar

    June 21, 2007

    “Red Velvet”

    Rudolph Projects fills FotoFest with disturbing domestic-themed images

  • Home Entertainment

    April 20, 2006
  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    Band Suicide

    Why so many Houston music groups self-destruct right on the brink of having it made

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Bayou City Music Mindbender, Part II

    Another chance to test your knowledge of local lore

  • Music

    June 9, 2005


    Demon Days

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Calendar

    September 16, 2004

    Fonda Film

    A countercultural icon rolls into town for Easy Rider and The Hired Hand

  • Film

    March 4, 2004

    Hutch Ado About Nothing

    No obvious joke goes untouched in this so-so TV show remake

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2003

    Go West

    Manifest your destiny in Marfa

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2003

    Rev Up

    Motorcycle rally comes to Galveston

  • Music

    September 11, 2003

    Bangkok on Everything

    Terry Allen's lost post-Vietnam-era soundtrack re-emerges decades later

  • Culture

    April 3, 2003

    A Grand Guy

    How Steven Soderbergh kept the Terry Southern tale from turning tragic

  • Music

    March 6, 2003

    Apocalypse Cow

    Finding the press box at Reliant Stadium proves to be a journey into the heart of darkness

  • Film

    October 10, 2002

    Son Set

    Disorganized crime turns boys into men in Knockaround Guys

  • Film

    April 4, 2002

    Independents' Day

    WorldFest is back with the best films you've never heard of

  • Film

    January 17, 2002

    Script Doctor

    Pavan Grover jumps from cellular world to the celluloid world

  • Film

    October 4, 2001

    White Stripe Fever

    Joy Ride parlays a CB radio prank into genuine highway horror

  • Film

    July 6, 2000

    What a Long, Strange Trip

    Denis Johnson's junkies drift along in Jesus' Son, and so do we

  • Film

    October 14, 1999

    Back to the Beat

    Source pays homage to Kerouac and company

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    Sadler's Crowd

    The restaurants changed. The barflies remained the same.

  • Film

    March 25, 1999

    Reel Time

    EDtv tries to upstage Truman on TV's impact

  • Film

    October 1, 1998

    Backwoods Bin of Sin

    Powerful Clay Pigeons scores with country-style noir

  • Film

    August 28, 1997

    Time to Kill

    Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger take a Chainsaw to their careers

  • Film

    June 12, 1997

    That Sinking Feeling

    Speed 2 runs aground before the ship starts its engine

  • Music

    June 6, 1996

    Happy Trails

    A cowboy's name hasn't kept bluesman Roy Rogers off his chosen range

  • Film

    April 11, 1996
  • Film

    February 8, 1996
  • Film

    August 3, 1995

    The Wet Look

    Waterworld is a whirlpool of dazzling action, and muddled ideas

  • Film

    May 18, 1995

    War Games

    Crimson Tide dives deep, but ends up dead in the water

  • Film

    October 20, 1994
  • Film

    June 23, 1994

    On the Fast Track

    Speed proves there's still life in the old car chase

  • Film

    June 16, 1994

    A Shudder of the Soul

    Cronos makes something new from old-fashioned horror

  • Film

    May 26, 1994

    Murder Most Fine

    A tasty noir treat is rescued from the video heap

  • Film

    December 2, 1993
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