Subject:

Dick Van Dyke

  • Film

    December 12, 2013

    Walt’s Revenge

    Saving Mr. Banks mansplains, Disney-style.

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    Everclear's Art Alexakis on Living In Montrose, Fatherhood and Summerland

    It's 10 o'clock in the morning, and I'm still wiping the sleep from my eyes when a chipper Art Alexakis answers the phone with a warm, "Good morning." Only a few minutes later, he's laughing and regaling me with stories of his time spent in Houston, becoming a father and misadventures in San Francis ... More >>

  • Film

    February 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    How the Mafia Helped Your Mama Do the Twist

    Peppermint Twist: The Mob, the Music, and the Most Famous Dance Club of the '60s By Joel Selvin & John Johnson, Jr. with Dick Cami Thomas Dunne Books, 304 pp., $24.99 As far as dance crazes go, the Twist might go down (swiveling, of course) as the best known of all time. In 1961 and 1962, the sligh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Come On People, Bert and Ernie Are Totally Straight

    You people are sick.​Pop quiz, PBS. Now that your government is once again threatening to slash funding for anything not related to defense or entitlement spending, and your continued liberal heresies have put you squarely on the chopping block, do you: a) Let Philip Morris start advertising ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Wanda Jackson Loves Jesus, Jack White & Adele

    ​Rocks Off conducted an unusual interview this week. We say "interview," when perhaps a better word is "exchange." Recently we have been tinkering with the composition of our interviews, in the hopes of avoiding boilerplate questions like "Who are your influences?" in favor of something, we h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Pop Rocks: A World Without Oprah

    So long, suckers.​The 25th and final season of The Oprah Winfrey Show kicked off yesterday with a John Travolta dance number, an appearance by Paul Simon (of "and Garfunkel" fame, not the deceased U.S. Senator), and an announcement that Oprah would take the 300 studio audience members in atten ... More >>

  • Film

    February 9, 2006

    Idle Curiosity

    Curious George is so timeless, you might wish it were more timely

  • Culture

    November 23, 2000

    The Women's Rooms

    Two local exhibits explore the female psyche without being confined by it

  • News

    March 23, 2000
  • News

    December 30, 1993

    Bring On the Dancing Girls...

    In this age of the voyeur and non-contact sex, a leading Houston export may be its strip-joint fantasies

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