In the summer of 2013, swimming pool dunks are zooming right past varsity sport status and into the 2016 Olympics. That's just a fact. As August rapidly dwindles to nothing, the caliber of swimming pool alley oop specials that the internet continues to give us gets better and better, with seemingly ... More >>
If you ever take a ride on one of the Houston's downtown Segway tours, there's a point near the Wortham Center, trailing along the bayou, which the guides will always point to. Flitting between the feet-high brick walls, scampering along the thin lines of the lower waterfall, there's a group of peop ... More >>
Check out the magnificent video of a lone middle-aged roller-blader shaking his ass on the corner of Allen Parkway and Waugh. What's this guy's story? Wayward Urban Animal trying to relive the salad days of Houston's 1980s? Weird one-man flash mob? Viral marketing gone awry?
Assholes: Surf thriller "Point Break" will get a modern update by Alcon and Warner Bros., much to fans' chagrin. According to Deadline.com, the new version will be set in the world of extreme sports. Kurt Wimmer ("Salt," the upcoming "Total Recall" remake) has written the script for the ne ... More >>
Houston billionaires haven't joined Bill Gates' and Warren Buffett's Giving Pledge. Yet. One of the big stories this week is Bill Gates' and Warren Buffett's Giving Pledge, where the super-billionaires have promised to donate half their money to charity. Even better, they've convinced 38 other ri ... More >>
Village Voice Media, the Houston Press' daddy company, has announced the line-up for this year's SXSW day party at La Zona Rosa, set for March 19 at noon. The show hasn't disappointed since Rocks Off has been aboard, with 2008 bringing the Black Keys, HEALTH and ...Trail Of Dead and last year the C ... More >>
For just $500, you, too, can have the latest in casual footwear
Photos by Craig Hlavaty This past weekend, Rocks Off took a respite from sweltering H-Town to visit family in our equallly sweltering, ball-sweat-inducing neighbor to the south. Corpus Christi is rather small compared the teeming ant farm we have here, topping just over a quarter of a million beachi ... More >>
CAMH takes a look at the former 8th Wonder of the World
Photos by Craig Hlavaty As Aftermath was cradling his camera, taking pictures of Buddy Guy on Friday night at the House of Blues, he got a bittersweet twinge in his music-loving soul. Once he and B.B. King shuffle off this mortal coil and join the big blues jam in the sky, there wil ... More >>
The Wii's latest pool game is a cue stick in the mud
This artsy photographer films herself filming herself
Unsane performs Saturday, June 16, at the Proletariat, 903 Richmond, 713-523-1199.
Wednesday, May 17, at Java Jazz Coffeehouse, 2502 FM 1960 East, 281-528-8129
Getting Up is a flawed but fascinating ode to graffiti's early years
Your guide to beaches, water parks, day trips, festivals and more
Saturday, May 21, at Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh Drive, 713-521-0521.
The Nightfly and his twin land at the Marq*E and win a free trip to Vegas
Friday, March 29
The Butthole Surfers
West White Oak Bayou Trail
City Parks Director Oliver Spellman
The Ant Hills
Glassell School's Core show reveals the heart, soul and blood-sugar levels of its visiting artists