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  • Music

    October 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Rocks Off's Something Wicked Mini-Guide: Shadow Field

    Cooler temperatures? Check. Loud music? Check. Crazy outfits? Check. If my scientific calculations are correct, those three things are a recipe for a great fall day. And while the pubs will be crawling and the houses will be haunted the best place to get all three of those this weekend is going to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Rocks Off's Something Wicked Mini-Guide: Bass Massacre

    Saturday, something very strange is about to go down at Sam Houston Race Park when Something Wicked, billed as "Texas's first ever large-scale Halloween electronic dance music festival," takes over the grounds, subdivided into three nebulously named areas: "Shadow Field," "Bass Massacre" and "The Ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Hear We Go Again: Facebook Changes Algorithms, Bands Go Crackernuts

    Almost four months ago, my musician-filled newsfeed on Facebook was inundated with the picture you see on the right as outraged artists called Mark Zuckerberg every foul name under the sun for "hiding" their posts from fans. It was malarkey, as Uncle Joe says, but since Ogilvy reported that Facebook ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2012

    The Ten Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes

    If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will.

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Reader's Poll: The Compact Disc Turns 30

    This week the compact disc turned 30 years old, and will no doubt spend it drinking with friends and wondering where the time went and lamenting the fact that they haven't gotten married yet. Few people know that the first commercial CD produced was Billy Joel's 1978 release 52nd Street, an album ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Samoa Bundt Cake

    My favorite Girl Scout cookies are Samoas, or Caramel deLites. I love the soft and chewy coconut, caramel, and chocolate topping over the crunchy vanilla cookie. After seeing friends post this link from Pinterest on their Facebook pages, I decided to check out the recipe -- just to see what the hype ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Six Custom License Plates For UH's Horrendous 2012 Start

    The 2012 football season promised to be a tough one for the UH Cougars -- their coach had moved on to greener pastures, their record-setting quarterback graduated to the NFL, a lot of adjustments had to be made -- but we're not sure anyone thought it would be this tough. An opening-day loss to a p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    My Mom's Broccoli Salad

    Going from enjoying wonderful meals made by my mom all summer to microwaving frozen dinners to fit the hectic schedule of being a college student has been difficult. I miss coming home to a kitchen filled with comforting smells. So, whenever I get homesick, I make something that reminds me of home. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Five Ways Facebook Is Altering Our Personal Communications

    With the launch of the new iPhone 5 today, everyone is in an Apple-induced euphoria, so I figured this might be a good time to talk about personal communication. The iPhone, and cellular phone technology in general, have shaped how we communicate with our friends and family, from the gradual elimina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Amy Dawn Cooney: Cops Say She Left Three-Month-Old Son In Car So She Could Get Her Drink On

    A Houston woman faces a charge of child endangerment after she allegedly left her infant son in the car this weekend while she drank at a bar. Court documents show that Amy Dawn Cooney, 31, went into a bar on September 9 to get a drink and left the boy in her car, which was in a parking lot. KTRK ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    More Delays for the T.C. Jester/White Oak Bayou Bike Trail

    Bicyclists looking forward to tooling from Oak Forest towards downtown will have to deal with another setback: The seemingly simple project is going to take even longer than thought. The Texas Department of Transportation announced on the Houston Bikeway Program's Facebook page: It is with regret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Five Ways to Avoid Political Fights on Facebook This Election Season

    It's almost funny to look back now on those occasionally annoying e-mails we all got from relatives who liked to pass along rumors and popular myths that could easily be debunked using Snopes. When that happened, we could pretty much just ignore it or, if we were feeling a particular amount of gumpt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Drunk Melon Balls: The Labor Day Party Must-Have

    Although it'll stay hot here through at least the "fall," Labor Day weekend is traditionally the last big pool party and/or barbecuing weekend of the year. And nothing goes better with swimsuits and/or smoked meats than cool, refreshing, healthy fruit. That's been saturated with booze. Drunk waterm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    The Gothic Council on Maintaining Facebook Sanity

    The illustrious, honorable, and not at all to be taken seriously Gothic Council went on a membership drive this week, seeking the cream of the goth world for their inspiring insights into every day life... Or I just grabbed the first six people I found in my newsfeed. One of those. The reason for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    App of the Week: A Lot to Like in the Facebook App Update, But Still Missing Key Features

    Facebook has never moved quickly -- or with great agility -- in the mobile domain. The Zuckerberg empire has made a number of mind-numbingly ridiculous maneuvers when it comes to providing a quality mobile experience for its wildly popular social network. From multiple apps to handle various feature ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    How To: Ice Cream Cupcakes

    With the summer heat at its peak, we are all trying to find ways to keep cool. Ice cream is my go-to treat to fight the heat. While making a whole ice cream cake can be a tedious and, many times, unsuccessful task, decorating cupcakes with ice cream is so much easier. Here is a simple guide to asse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    App of the Week: Apps That Helped on My Vacation...and a Few That Didn't

    A few weeks back, I took a two-week vacation that saw me visit three states and travel by plane, car, shuttle and even by boat for a few minutes. It was all within the U.S., but I found my need for technology surprising. Because I work for myself, I did bring a computer for occasionally catching up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Ground Is Broken On The City's New Sobriety Center; Should Be Open In Time For New Year's Rush

    Ground has been broken on the grandly named Houston Center for Sobriety, the alternative drunk tank for partyers who'd rather not get tossed in with the general jail population after a night on the town. The new facility, located near the Star of Hope mission downtown, is a renovation of an existin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    B(r)and Awareness: 5 Easy Tips to Maintain Your Web Presence

    Doing research on famous bands is easy. If you're famous enough to have your own Wikipedia entry, then you're big enough to have dozens of pages on the Internet about you filled with the most interesting and boring bits of minutia. Anything a blogger needs to know to interview, write about, or make ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Nick Saban's Daughter Has Responded To Her Sorority Sister's Civil Lawsuit

    Conflict stokes people, especially when it involves a cat fight between two sorority girls at Alabama, and especially when one of those two sorority girls is the daughter of the head football coach, Nick Saban. The number of people that read my post last week on the civil lawsuit filed by Sarah Grim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    App of the Week: Is the Facebook App Getting Worse?

    I've written here a number of times about Facebook and apps related to it. Most specifically, I wrote about how there are too many apps trying to do multiple jobs the single Facebook app is apparently incapable of handling correctly. But, I've also praised the social media giant for taking an intere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Should Cell Phones and Cameras Be Banned at Concerts?

    This past weekend a staffer at NPR music blog All Things Considered went to see M. Ward and Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Upon entering the legendary venue, writer Bob Boilen spied a sign on the door with the message "Tonight, no photography or videos. Including cell ... More >>

  • News

    June 28, 2012

    The 2012 Houston Web Awards

    The Houston Press rides the wave to the next group of winners.

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Kevin Wheeler: Algebra Teacher Getting Blow Job from Student Tells Her, "You Must Not Be Into It Because You're Not Wet," Cops Say

    A La Porte algebra teacher and coach has been arrested for having sex with a student, although he could also be charged with worst bedside manner ever. Kevin Wheeler, 31, began flirting with one of his algebra students, a 17-year-old female, on Facebook and eventually arranged a rendevous in his c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Dear Bands: You Don't Have to Pay For People to See Your Facebook Posts

    If you have musicians on your friends list on Facebook, then it's likely you've seen the above image or a variant thereof. Basically, bands are claiming that Facebook is only allowing their posts to be seen by some of the people who have liked their page, and is trying to scam musicians into paying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    A Summer Fest Blind Taste Test

    As part of our Free Press Summer Fest coverage, Rocks Off asked our writers to investigate an artist they'd never playing this weekend and report back on the results. In hindsight, the assignment was a little confusing, but Cory Garcia came through. The Eastern Sea: There's a certain type of a sing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Facebook: There Are Too Many Apps for That

    Mark Zuckerberg and his minions team at Facebook have never been ones to follow the trends, and that, in some ways, has led to the unprecedented success they have had since the monolithic social network came online. But as their bottom line has increased, they have often confused the living hell out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Nominate Your Favorites for the 2012 Houston Web Awards

    If you love food and you live in Houston, chances are you follow at least one food truck on Twitter, one restaurant on Facebook or one beer blog (remember blogging? People still do it, and in more than 140-character bursts). The 2012 Houston Web Awards are fast approaching, which means now is the t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Nicholas Scott Grammer: Almost Dies on a Stolen Motorcycle, Swipes Another Weeks Later, Police Say

    From looking at his court records and two Facebook pages, it's clear that Nicholas Scott Grammer loves motorcycles. Unfortunately for the 22-year-old Deer Park native and everyone else in the Galveston Bay area, it seems that he loves two things even more: 1) not paying for them, and 2) speeding and ... More >>

  • News

    May 17, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Facebook's Top Recipients of Campaign Donations Includes...Ted Cruz?

    With Facebook in the news for all types of political and financial reasons, different groups are looking at where the social-media giant spends its campaign cash. According to influenceexplorer.com, the top recipient of campaign funds from individuals connected to Facebook is Barack Obama, not surp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Five Mistakes You Need to Stop Making on Facebook

    As Facebook marches onward toward 1 billion users (yes, billion with a 'b'), it is understandable that people make mistakes on the social networking monster. You know that thing where your friend joins Facebook and immediately starts sending you a hundred requests for Farmville because "It's so much ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Clueless -- Not Old -- People Writing on a Restaurant's Facebook Page

    Tumblr has given us some great food-related bits of fascination recently. Locally, it's home to Fat City Houston, which keeps our 100 Favorite Dishes list honest. Nationally, it's given us gems like Fuck You, Yelper, showcasing frenzied Yelp reviews as beat-style poetry. This week, it's Old People ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    App of the Week: The Annoyance That is the Facebook Reader App

    One of my favorite things about Facebook is the ability it provides users to share information. I tend to think of Facebook as a place to share articles, photos, videos and the like whereas I view Twitter as a place to share some of the same things, but more often just random thoughts and musings. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Video from the Spelling-Optional "Save Bobby Petrino!" Rally

    It's now been about five days since the police report was released telling us all what Bobby Petrino was hoping to keep a secret -- that his unfortunate motorcycle accident a couple Sundays ago was not a mere solo act, but instead included a passenger. And not just any passenger, but a tasty, blo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    6 Cool & Cheap Things To Do This Weekend

    The "Reggae Riddim Revival" rides into Last Concert Cafe Friday with D.R.U.M., Bigga Staar, Zin and DJ Meshak, plus live painting and dancers. Before 9:30 p.m., cover is only $5 if you bring a hand drum. In case you were wondering, there will be a drum circle. In one of the oddest bookings we've s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Anti-Social: Employers Want Candidates' Facebook and Twitter Logins

    Privacy has increasingly become an important topic in the technology world. There are concerns that web sites like Google and Facebook are collecting data to sell to advertisers. There is the worry that the government is using the massive amounts of information passed around the Internet every day t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    5 Easy Ways To Stream Music From A Smartphone

    Radio has always been one of the best ways to discover new music. A song would play on the radio and you would wait for the song title. But the advent of Internet radio aided the discovery of new music a lot more, with song titles and background information immediately at your disposal, and all kin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Your HISD Condom Poster of the Year

    The Sharpstown International School is a magnet for grades 6-12 that prides itself on its worldly view. That would naturellement include sex, mais oui? In the heart of abstinence-only-lovin' Texas, SIS has been sporting a hallway poster that tells teens that condoms are cheaper than squalling babi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Daphne Spurlock: Slits 5-Year-Old Son's Throat, Stomps on His Chest to "Release Demons"

    Daphne Spurlock's Facebook page is filled with religious imagery and Bible quotes; last February she wrote, "The best thing that ever happen to me is when I gave my life to Jesus and He filled me with His precious Holy Ghost." Early Saturday morning, what her husband has called an increasingly stra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2012

    SXSW: Shitty Is Not Here -- For Real

    Shades of Cheech & Chong. Rocks Off saw this sign posted outside the Dirty Dog bar Friday afternoon and knew we had to post it. We have no idea who "Shitty" is, but he was definitely not in the building. But why?

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Controversial Noise Ordinance Leads To Lively New Facebook Group

    There is no more contentious issue within the local music community right now than the City of Houston's stricter new noise ordinance, which many venue owners, sound engineers and even everyday music fans view as unreasonable and even draconian. Since the ordinance passed Houston City Council nearl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Why Do We Always Expect Our Favorite Bands To Reunite?

    John Hammond, the billionaire CEO of InGen and the curator of Jurassic Park found out the hard way that sometimes things from another time and place don't mesh well with different surroundings. A guy even got eaten by a Tyrannosaurus rex while he was taking a dump, and one of those spitting dinosaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Keep on Truckin': Kurbside Eatz

    Houston's mobile food scene is still going strong, as evidenced by the crop of new trucks like Ladybird, Pad Thai Box, Happy Endings , and my new favorite, Kurbside Eatz. You can find every type of cuisine on wheels now, but Kurbside Eatz fills a void for what they like to call comfort food with an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Eating Our Words Burger Bracket: The 2012 Judges

    ​March Madness is upon us, and you know what that means, EOW Nation: It's Burger Bracket time. Katharine Shilcutt put out a call for judges last week, and after careful, admittedly capricious, consideration, we've chosen the teams. Without further ado: Team Burgerteers, for managing to work ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    What's the Difference Between "Fish Sauce" and "Nuoc Mam"?

    It's 1:15 in the morning, and I am chatting online with Chef Kevin Naderi, asking for some clarification about his fish sauce vinaigrette. My brain is fuzzy, I'm trying to finish up an article, and we chat about something that, to me, just does not make sense. "You use a fish sauce (nuoc mam) vina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Surviving A Nightclub Fire: 7 Tips On How To Get Out Alive

    On Feb. 20, 2003 - nine years ago today - Great White performed at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I. During opener "Desert Moon," spray-style pyrotechnic gerbs (a kind of firework that shoots a stream of sparks) went off. Couple that with highly flammable low-density polyurethane foam tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where the rules are all made up and the points don't matter. We started the week off right by fantasizing about who we'd most like to eat lunch with. My pick? Summer Glau. And the fantasy lunch would be maybe a couple oysters, and then str ... More >>

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