• Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    Pat Robertson Says God Has This Creepy, Violent Message For Houston

    Following the City of Houston's ill-advised move to subpoena a bunch of local pastors, we were treated to a smorgasbord of outrage. On one end of the spectrum, the Chron's more mild-mannered editorial board called the subpoenas "Orwellian." Glenn Beck, meanwhile, rage-wept that the situation was "mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    15 Acts to Watch For at Something Wicked 2014

    LIQUID TODD 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Mystic Meadows Stage DJ Liquid Todd can be heard on two different Sirius XM Radio channels, BPM and Alt Nation. The personable producer has interviewed some of the biggest stars at the biggest festivals across the globe. In addition to his music career, he has writte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Bad Blood: Chikungunya Kills and it's Coming to a Mosquito Near You

    It started in mid-April with a fever, as if her body were trying to burn itself up. Then 39-year-old Belkys Jimenez developed a pounding headache and pain in her muscles and joints. Her feet and ankles ballooned, and even taking a step became difficult. Jimenez had dealt with hypertension for years, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Kyra Noons, Houston's Reggae Sunsplash

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? For all its strengths as ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 25, 2013

    The Monsanto Menace

    The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply.

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Jeu Sanchez: Cock Fighting in Silsbee, Swears He Won't Do It Again

    More than 50 people were arrested in Silsbee, a little town near Beaumont in Hardin County, for cock fighting. According to multiple reports, the cock fighting ring was centered on a property off Highway 92 north of the small town. Jeu Sanchez, 48, was arrested with the others and is the owner of th ... More >>

  • News

    March 21, 2013

    Bloody Tide: How Puerto Rico Affects the U.S.

    As Puerto Rico is battered by a wave of drugs and brazen murders, Houston and other continental U.S. cities feel the blowback.

  • News

    August 25, 2011

    Bad Business

    After Ryan Sumstad was charged with murdering his wife, his secrets were exposed.

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Never Mind Arcade Fire: Bands Who Fit Other Houston 'Burbs

    Gabriel Jones/Merge Records​Tonight's the night. Win and Will Butler of conquering indie heroes Arcade Fire finally return to the town that indirectly won them a Grammy, The Woodlands. On last year's The Suburbs, the Butlers and their Canadian compatriots reflected on the brothers' restless M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    A Royal Pain In The Ass

    ​And I was still suffering residual boredom from the last one. I have to give our media credit; unemployment still hovering around 10%, cholera spreading to the Dominican Republic from Haiti, and terror threats abroad, and every morning news show has devoted a good 20 minutes of programming e ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 21, 2010

    Faces of Ife

    "Dynasty and Divinity" gives us the art of ancient Nigeria.

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Jose Luis De Jesus: Only 666 More Days Until He Becomes God, As We Understand It

    Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda: Takin' charge​You know who wasn't surprised by today's oil platform explosion? Jose Luis De Jesus MIranda, aka the Anti-Christ, aka Jesus of Missouri City -- that's who.And there will be plenty more disasters in the two years before he transforms into "his maj ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    The Top Five Hurricane Katrina-Related Rap Songs

    ​New Orleans is home to many rappers, including Lil Wayne and Juvenile. So, when Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast five years ago this weekend, it only felt natural for hip-hop to step up and capture the debacle on wax. It's been five years since the disaster and this Katrina-inspired playlist ... More >>

  • News

    August 26, 2010

    Asylum Denied

    Unlike refugees from other troubled countries, only a fraction of Mexicans seeking U.S. asylum are accepted – no matter how horrible their wounds or their stories.

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    The Weak Links In Seven Great Rap Crews

    Wu-Tang Clan ain't nothin' to fuck with... except maybe U-God.​Logic suggests that being surrounded by artistic brilliance would give the less endowed a natural boost. But if talent were contagious, failure wouldn't exist, and neither would this list. Every rap group, big or small has one memb ... More >>

  • Music

    June 24, 2010

    Out of the Box

    Banned from KBXX 97.9, Trae tha Truth takes his case courtside.

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Inquiring Minds: Henry Rollins Has A Lot To Say. Surprised?

    ​Since his debut in 1981 as Black Flag's fourth, last and best lead singer, Henry Rollins has been the emissary of intelligent hardcore punk rock and its accompanying ideals. Through his five-year history with the band, from the LPs Damaged to In My Head, he brought an animalistic, poetic spirit t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Candidate Jarvis Johnson Says It's Time to Move On From Sheila Jackson Lee

    The Houston Press will be interviewing each of the main contenders in the 18th Congressional District race. This is the second interview of the series. Councilman Jarvis Johnson entered his campaign manager's office on a chilly Friday evening somewhere in the Heights with a large print mailer from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    How Popular Is Our Washington Shore Idea? It's Already Being Ripped Off

    Photos by Son LamWashington Avenue: Where the lines are long and the tow trucks are hungry.​Don't be fooled by this Web site. Rocks Off is not organizing a pub crawl on Washington Avenue. The only thing we have lined up for our readers is the Washington Shore party tomorrow night at 8 p.m. Let Ro ... More >>

  • News

    February 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Game Time: Gary Kubiak's Contract Extension -- Move Along, There's Nothing To See Here

    ​A couple of years in, I'm finally starting to get the hang of this sports talk radio thing.  Basically, what you do is you fill four hours a day making issues in the sports world seem as though the fate of mankind rests on the outcome, choose the side which you think will save mankind, defen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Aftermath: Hour After Hour at the Sprite Step Off With Lupe Fiasco, Brooke Valentine, Letoya Luckett, Trae and Sheila Jackson Lee

    Photos by Marco Torres/ See our slideshow here​ 8:20 p.m.: Somehow, without checking in as media or anything, we've found our way backstage. That was a bit too easy; like, "Make You Feel A Little Uncomfortable About The Security Level At This Event" uneasy. 8:24: Yipes. Congresswoman Sheila Jackso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Miller Outdoor Theatre Unveils $1.5 Million New Sound System In March

    photine, via FlickrMiller Outdoor Theater, pre-makeover​ Miller Outdoor Theatre has been busy lining up part of its spring schedule. During the winter downtime, the theater has been undergoing a $1.5 million upgrade of its sound system. When the new system is installed, there will no longer be any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Turning the Screw: Bun B, Z-Ro, LeBron, Prince, Ice Cube, The Kanye, Aziz Ansari, Omarion, Waka Flocka Flame (Just Read), Ja Rule and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "O.G." C. Loc, Bun B and Z-Ro Wire to Wire Bun B is still leaking tracks from his non-mixtape mixtape i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Five Spot: In Which We Needlessly Prolong Our "Feud" With the GRIT Boys... and Post 5 New MP3s

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. It's five videos and occasional cussing. Send tips to ​Count the GRIT Boys, a trio of Houston rappers who've been bubbling around ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Kay Bailey Hutchison Continues To Nail Down The Inside-The-Beltway Vote So Important To The Texas GOP This Year

    ​Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison rolled out the big guns today as President George H.W. Bush endorsed her. Coming on the heels of the recent endorsement of former Secretary of State James Baker, Hutchison has ably demonstrated what it takes to win the GOP gubernatorial primary. If it were being run i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Aftermath: Bun B's "Houston 4 Haiti" Relief Concert at Warehouse Live

    Photos by Marco Torres / Click here for a slideshow Vince Young and friends​5:55 p.m.: One of the things I like most about Warehouse Live is how professional and courteous the door staff is. My favorite is how they do that thing where you walk up to them and smile and say, "Hey, how are you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Boycott Houston, Because We Are So Depraved

    Photo by Daniel Kramer​If you think the folks in Haiti are having a rough time, just wait until Houstonians feel the economic effects of Pastor David Grisham's boycott against our city of sin. Launched just a few days ago, is Grisham's way of giving righteous Texans a chance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    The Week In TV: We're With Coco

    ​The weekend's gone, the sun is out, and the only marathon I did this weekend consisted of Whataburger taquitos. This was the week in TV Land: • So! Conan and Jay are probably not going to make buddy comedies together any time soon, or ever. The growing animosity between the two -- mainly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Aftermath: Goodie Mob at House of Blues, With a Completely Unexpected Bun B Cameo

    Photos by Marco Torres / Click here for a slideshow​9:25 p.m.: Standing in line to pick up tickets with the photographer, Bun B happens to walk up right behind us. (The Bun B Law of Inevitability is infallible.) I turn around and tell him hello and that we've spoken on the time several times ... More >>

  • News

    October 15, 2009

    Dive Bars

    A handcrafted tour of the best, most obscure places to lean on a stool in Houston.

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    Top Five Houstonians As Hurricanes

    We're right in the middle of Oh God, Oh God, We're All Gonna Die season (as Wash might say) and sure enough there's hurricane Gustav, creeping through the Caribbean and toying with the sphincter control of everyone from Corpus Christi to Destin, FL. Trouble is, Gustav is hardly a name we Houstonians ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008
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    February 27, 2008

    This Just In: Get Ready for iFest

    The Houston International Festival, also known as iFest, has announced the lineup for its 37th annual edition, set to take place April 19-20 and 26-27 on nine stages spread across downtown. Instead of spotlighting a specific country this year, its theme “Out of Africa: The Three Journeys,” encom ... More >>

  • Music

    April 12, 2007

    Classic Cuban CDs

    Reissues of six classic Cuban CDs

  • Home Entertainment

    December 7, 2006
  • Culture

    October 12, 2006
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    September 22, 2005


    Inside George Bush Intercontinental Airport lies a city populated by drivers who sleep all night in their cabs to keep their place in line

  • Culture

    March 3, 2005

    "Double" Vision

    The CAMH hosts an ambitious show about black conceptual art

  • Film

    February 6, 2003

    American Power

    Phillip Noyce takes a timely look at Vietnam through the eyes of Graham Greene

  • Culture

    November 29, 2001

    The Gift Of Music

    2001s top ten picks

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    Hard Bop

    Jazz legend Rick Porter has beaten more than his drum kit. He's also beaten addiction.

  • Calendar

    April 15, 1999

    Night & Day

    April 15-21, 1999

  • Culture

    October 8, 1998

    The Overlooked Abstractionist

    Dorothy Hood has three -- count 'em, three -- shows concurrently. And it's not enough.

  • News

    August 6, 1998

    Deporting Disparities

    Immigration law divides Central Americans

  • Calendar

    August 6, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 6 - 12, 1998

  • Calendar

    October 13, 1994
  • News

    September 8, 1994

    Changing Channels

    For decades, 13 ruled the Houston airwaves. Now 11 is coming on strong. Is KTRK's broadcast dynasty losing its hold?

  • Calendar

    December 2, 1993