Albert Einstein once said that the only difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. Obviously Einstein didn't factor the Turkey of the Year, a creature with a seemingly infinite capacity for senseless, ludicrous and ill-advised decisions, into the equation. This has been ... More >>
Reality TV, duck calls and homophobia came to a head this weekend during the "I Stand Sunday" event at Grace Community Church, a protest thrown by conservative Christians in their fight against the "dark forces" and the "radical agenda" that is (apparently) sweeping our nation. Thousands of people ... More >>
Good news, guys. Jon Stewart and The Daily Show will be making Texas the new (temporary) world news headquarters this week, just in time for midterm elections. In a segment they've dubbed "Democalypse: South by South Mess," Stewart will be in Austin from October 27 - 30, putting all of Texas' embar ... More >>
We all know the story by now: the City of Houston passed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), which would crack down on LGBT discrimination across the city, and then a group of Christians then sued the city. Last week, news broke that the city then subpoenaed pastors that, while vehemently cri ... More >>
For the 200 guests of the Mighty Oaks Warrior Foundation's annual gala, headliner Sarah Palin was a sparkly distraction from the stark statistics of soaring depression, suicide and homelessness among veterans -- problems the charity aims to defeat. The former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presiden ... More >>
Trans Am Rudyard's, May 30 Traditionally identified with other "post-rock" bands like Tortoise (an early champion) and Bastro, Trans Am have outlived most of their onetime peers, not to mention the curious indie subgenre's brief late-'90s moment in the wider spotlight. It was pretty brief. Though ... More >>
Religious liberty is at the very heart of what it means to be an American, yet Texas conservatives and our state's activist pastors have conveniently forgotten that.
Holiday Hangover Hell Yeah Feat. Los Skarnales, Tontons, the Suffers, Quiet Company, Wild Child, Bagheera, Ishi & Featherface Warehouse Live December 28, 2013 One of the most insufferable things about being a Houstonian for the past year or so has been the never-ending parade of people telling us h ... More >>
It seems like one of the biggest things music fans hate is music fandom. Is it that fanboy antics are just really that insufferable? Is it that we hate people who like things we don't like? I don't know, but since the dawning of time, fan wars have existed and will continue. That's why this year I ... More >>
About a week ago a good friend and I hosted our second-annual holiday cookie exchange. We had a wonderful turnout, and thanks to our adventurous baking companions, had quite the diverse spread of baked goods, including lemon tea cookies, cranberry polenta cookies, peanut butter blossoms, and pepperm ... More >>
Well, it's been three days now, and it hasn't all been revealed as just another elaborate Jimmy Kimmel Live! prank. It's true, then: apparently Vanilla Ice -- white rapper, DIY renovator and Ninja Turtle ally -- will be performing at halftime Sunday at the Texans' game against Tennessee at Reliant S ... More >>
There is a reason kids are cynical when it comes to YouTube videos. The number of comments claiming viral videos are fake is directly proportional to the likelihood someone actually captured their ridiculous moment on video. In some cases, the cynicism is overblown and the video is real. However, at ... More >>
Head Coach Gary Kubiak and quarterback Matt Schaub are cooking up another season together
Ted Nugent House of Blues August 22, 2013 Music and politics go hand in hand. Ever since the first person put lyrics to a beat, politics have been involved. Ted Nugent and politics also go hand in hand, which was obvious from the moment he hit the stage at House of Blues Thursday night. Armed with ... More >>
Five Texans players who should make an album.
I just finished watching the Houston Texans defeat the Minnesota Vikings in the first preseason game of the 2013 season. As you read this, I'm fewer than four days from firing up the grill, knocking back beers and listening to get-pumped music with great friends at Reliant Stadium's preseason opener ... More >>
Any and all crawfish-eating you've been doing so far this season has just been practice for the main event: the annual Texas Crawfish Festival in Old Town Spring, which is coming up on April 19 through 21 and April 26 through 28. The festival has to be two weekends to pack in all the food and entert ... More >>
The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium. Date: March 12 Name: Kenny Chesney AKA: "You'd think a guy that rich could afford shirts with sleeves."