Most of the year Houston's Sunny 99.1 FM is a ratings powerhouse that plays pop music familar enough that it keeps you more awake than actively tuned in. Sunny calls itself "Houston's at-work station," but it's good for just about any activity short of having sex or attending a concert: driving, sho ... More >>
On this day in 1821 was born the founder of the Christian Science movement, Mary Baker Eddy. She was a girl in poor health who began to see faults in the religious teachings of predestination and original sin. This led her to a worship more centered on God's love, which caused a rift in her extremel ... More >>
While we celebrate the holidays, Rocks Off is resurrecting a few of our best Christmas-themed blogs from the past few years. (Wait... resurrecting is Easter. Never mind.) This blog originally appeared October 26, 2011. Halloween is right around the corner, so you know what that means: Time to start ... More >>
Over the holidays, we're looking back at some classic Christmas albums taking some track by track and just digging on others. There is an admission that I have to make having written all these Classic Christmas posts this year. When I think of Christmas, I don't think of carols or choirs or ... More >>
memecenter.comMerry fuckin' Christmas, mang.Halloween is right around the corner, so you know what that means: Time to start making a list and checking it twice. Bourbon, gin, scotch, vodka, Xanax, painkillers... Walgreen's and CVS have already stocked their shelves with wrapping paper, plas ... More >>
So the Chron says Texas' Arctic blast-enabled rolling power blackouts are over for now, although more might be on the way later this evening and tomorrow. Obviously, there are only three things to do with no electricity in sub-freezing temperatures: Shiver; Snuggle up; Knock boots. R ... More >>
Talk about an odd couple - Doris Day and Alfred Hitchcock
Indie film and family in crisis in The Father of My Children.
A few weeks ago, because my XM radio unit and my heart are both perpetually stuck on the Eighties channel (XM 8), I started to notice how many of the seemingly innocuous pop songs from those pastel-tinged years had much heavier concerns. Perhaps those erudite Englishmen Duran Duran put it best in â€ ... More >>
Gynocentric director returns with a lighthearted ghost story
A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions
More music figures confess their deep, dark secrets
Stanton Welch serves up the uneven but fun Tales of Texas
Joe Pernice is one of the best songwriters around. Start paying attention.
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?
A retro Down with Love is suckin' in the '60s
Femininity, pharmaceuticals, fashion -- Georganne Deen puts the '60s South on canvas
Baz Luhrmann makes movies--and audiences--in his own image
Two local exhibits explore the female psyche without being confined by it
Janeane Garofalo makes a little deception go a very long (and very funny) way