• Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    NASA's New Astronauts: Half Women, None Alive for the Moon Landing

    There was a generation of kids who grew up idolizing the astronauts. The men of the Mercury missions, the Apollo crews -- the guys who risked everything, put it all on the line to beat the Russians and launch into outer space. John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong -- these guys were national he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    New Year's Eve Dining (What's Open, Deals and Hangover Fixes for the Following Day)

    Yeah, yeah, we know. New Year's Eve is supposed to be a time of reflection filled with hope and promise for the coming year, a time to move forward and leave our struggles in the past. But for those of us resolving to lose weight in 2012, New Year's Eve is a lot like Fat Tuesday -- a last hurrah of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Winter Might Not Be as Dry and Warm as Previously Thought

    The folks at AccuWeather have done some additional forecasting and, as it turns out, we might not have quite the dry and/or mild conditions this winter that were previously forecast. Looking at the map at the top of this post, you can see we are still in the "mild and dry" area, but not by much. Fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Idiot Fish: The Night I Ate an Endangered Species

    The idiot fish is endangered for a reason: It's delicious.​A couple of weeks back, I enjoyed a beautiful dinner at Kubo's next to a table of hilariously drunk Japanese people boisterously eating sashimi off a giant wooden boat that acted as a centerpiece/serving tray, while my dining companion ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 12, 2011

    Art from the Arctic

    The Menil Collection presents ancient objects in a spectacular all-white display.

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Sideshow Tramps Want To Be Texas State Fair's "Best Dad Band"

    Sideshow Tramps on Facebook​Think of Houston barnburners the Sideshow Tramps and naturally the first thought that comes to mind is "wholesome family enterainment," right? The band themselves admitted as much in an email they sent to Rocks Off HQ Wednesday afternoon, calling themselves "known f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    Laurie Anderson: "The World Has Turned Itself Inside Out in the Last Few Weeks"

    For almost three decades, Laurie Anderson has been America's most recognizable performance artist. Some of this no doubt stems from the fact that, with Lou Reed, she's been half of New York's No. 1 art/rock power couple for about that long (the two officially married in Colorado earlier this year). ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 27, 2007

    Alonzo Bodden

    A comedian makes cracks about his own discomfort

  • Music

    October 23, 2003

    O.J. All Over Again

    Charm trumps evidence with accused pedophile R. Kelly

  • News

    August 29, 2002

    Warmed Over

    Plus: Shoe Scuff, Stand Up, Broiler Steam

  • Culture

    August 8, 2002

    She Knows Where She's Going

    Sigrid Sandstrom's work follows the fantastical landscapes of the mind

  • Culture

    January 17, 2002

    Death Is in the Details

    Actors Theatre tries to raise our AIDS awareness -- a decade too late

  • Culture

    January 3, 2002

    An Introspective

    "The Inward Eye" is blind to all but your feelings

  • News

    December 9, 1993

    Snow Job

    Why would the U.S. ship dozens of snowmobiles to the Caribbean?