Hannibal Lecter

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Gas Up the Chainsaw: Ganxsta NIP Is Back

    When picturing Houston hip-hop, most fans are apt to conjure images of hedonistic success: candy paint, gold grills and a cup full of purple stuff. And why not? The good times roll on a set of wire-spoke rims down here. But from its very earliest days, the city's sound of the streets has contained i ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 17, 2014

    Menu of Menus® 2014

    Lots of food and lots of fans.

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Navigating Chianti with the Houston Press Tasting Panel

    Just say the word Chianti and you evoke winding roads lined with cypress trees and old limestone farm houses in what is perhaps Italy's most photographed and photogenic region, Tuscany. Whether its mentions in pop culture (who can forget Hannibal Lecter's infamous pairing?) to the straw-flasked bot ... More >>

  • Film

    January 30, 2014

    Jason Reitman's Labor Day Takes Too Much Work to Believe

    The film is so phony it must be the work of a pod person.

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    The 25 Best Houston Rap Projects of 2013, Nos. 10-6

    10. Trae Tha Truth, I Am King You can't keep a good asshole down. If Trae Tha Truth could be compared to any figure outside of rap, he'd be akin to The Undertaker -- never stopping, always coming and always present. From the onset, I Am King felt like a victory lap for the ABN leader, one where the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    Films for Foodies: The Silence of the Lambs

    Movie studios scramble to have big-name stars headline their films, but in many of my favorite movies food is the star. Few things are better than pairing a foodie film with a great meal so we can enjoy ourselves just as much as the folks onscreen are enjoying their own aliments. In this series, we' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Where to Eat on Halloween 2013: Decadent Dining, Wicked Good Sweets & Grape Ghoulade

    Houston loves Halloween, and Houstonians love food, so if you are too old for trick-or-treating, why not reserve a table at a restaurant and spend the final night of October enjoying some spooky and delicious food? We've compiled a list of some of the area's restaurants that will be offering special ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Summer Break: The Best Houston Rap Videos of 2013 So Far

    All summer I've had to deal with tons of pressed CDs and questions of "have you heard this tape, that tape?" I totally get it. This stretch of the year, maybe more than any other in recent memory, has been the hottest for Houston's underground rap class. To note, it's completely wiped out every prev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Top 5 Goat Dishes To Try in Houston

    Many, many years ago, when I was an adventurous young thang, I worked one summer in Rajgarh, a small town in the Indian Himalayas. I spent a lot of time helping a social services organization conduct field research in woman's health practices. I also ate a lot of goat. In the absence of beef, pork, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Dude Robs Bank Apparently After a Morning of Shaving Gone Awry

    Shaving sucks. It's annoying and you are essentially scraping a razor across your face -- not the safest idea. As a result, accidents are bound to happen. And, when they do if they are serious enough, you have to be that weirdo who wears bandages on your face and explain to co-workers, "Yeah, I'm th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    10 Rappers As Movie Villains

    ​Cunning criminals, violent geniuses, charismatic characters. Villains give us chills and keep us on the edge of our seats. With more rappers now dabbling in acting, we decided to cast some of your favorite hip-hoppers as movie villains. Here are ten rappers and their evil alter-egos.

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Top 5 Movie Quotes About Food and Drink

    Robb Walsh blogged about food and sex in movies, and Katharine Shilcutt provided us with the ten most disturbing food-related scenes in horror flicks. And while a picture (or some footage) is worth a thousand words, sometimes a passing reference to food and drink in film can be just as rich. Here a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Your Musical Word of the Day: Panache

    ​Definition: The real definition of the "panache" is a tuft of pretty feathers, especially on a helmet. That's actually the literal translation from the early French word "pennache" from which panache is descended. The definition that most of us use, though, is to indicate just a bit of style ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Racy Cowgirl Postcards: An NSFW Tour Of An Odd Subculture

    ​As the Dixie Chicks sang in "Little ol' Cowgirl": She's a little ol' cowgirl from out Texas way Countin' the nights 'til the fiddler plays Workin' all week just doin' her thing She likes punchin' doggies but she loves to swing The cowgirl has been a source of fascination since the cowgirl w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Top 5 Foods that Just Seem Wrong

    larryjh1234Veal.​5. Chicken served with eggs I love chicken. I love eggs. I don't love chicken and eggs served together at the same time. Am I alone here, or do others feel that serving something dead at the beginning of life (sort of) and at the end of life just seems wrong? When I go to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Is Rap Acceptable In Your Sex Mix?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Chuckway, Renzo, Kyle Hubbard Not Invited: Our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Top 5 Surreptitiously Disturbing Foods

    ​Halloween is one of the best holidays for a reason. It's not the mountains of candy, the festive costumes, or the totally awesome jack-o-lanterns. It's the simple fact that Halloween, more than any other modern holiday, is an invitation to be as simply, unapologetically childish as possible. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Wine Cocktails at 13 Celsius

    ​When you think of a wine bar, cocktails aren't generally the first drink that springs to mind. And even at 13 Celsius (3000 Caroline), where wine-based cocktails (and a few beer-based cocktails, too) have been a staple for many months now, it's still not the first thing that people order off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Romance Blooms Out Of The Ashes Of A Lufkin Crime Of Passion

    ​Paraphrasing Larry McMurtry, a woman's love is like the spring dew. It's just as likely to descend on a cowpie as an April wildflower.In the East Texas romance of Jennifer Doss and Christopher Guffey, we're leaning towards cowpie. You see, Guffey, an alleged member of the Aryan Brotherhood prison ... 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

    December 8, 2009

    Shoulda Stayed Away: The 10 Worst Comebacks Of The Decade

    ​The Oughts, or whatever the hell people are going to call them (The Hell Years?) Are quickly drawing to a close; meaning it is a time to reflect on the 10 years that we've endured.Hair Balls and our sister blogs, Rocks Off and Eating...Our Words, will be putting together various lists delineating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Top 5 Creepiest Halloween Candy

    ​Spooky Nerds We begin with Spooky Nerds candy, because most of the gross-out candy you find around Halloween harks back to those memorable years in the junior high school cafeteria when the nerdy, weird kid would eat disgusting things and freak everybody out. We all pegged those kids as lose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    The H-Town Countdown, No. 16: Bushwick Bill's Little Big Man

    Roughly 84,000 rap albums that have been released in Houston since 1989. We're counting down the 25 best of all time every Thursday. Got a problem with the list? Shove it. Just kidding. Friendship. Email it to Bushwick Bill Little Big Man (Priority, 1992)​"Get to the house, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Swine To Watch Out For: Five Bad Movie Pigs

    News about the potential swine flu outbreak has veered from grim to cautiously optimistic and back again over the last few days, with much emphasis given to the pigs themselves. Should massive reprisals against our bacon-generating friends be necessary, here's some movie material to get you in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Turning the Screw: OG Ron C, Bun B, "5000" Watts, DMX, The Kanye, Rihanna/Chris Brown, Big HAWK 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: "Killa Joe," Michele Thibeaux Wire To Wire Houston's OG Ron C, head honcho of the GO DJ Coali ... More >>

  • Music

    August 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 8, 2008

    The Osteen Trial: Brilliant Legal Mind At Work

    Two things were made abundantly clear at the Victoria Osteen trial today: one is that Sharon Brown deserves millions upon millions of dollars for being attacked by a rabidly out-of-control harpie; and the other is that there is simply no greater attorney in Houston – nay, in world history – than ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2008

    American Psycho

    Before he was Batman, Bale was Bateman

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2008

    Two Nights Ago: Bun B and Other Members of the UGK Family

    The Return of the Trill Warehouse Live February 8, 2008 Better than: The first time you pulled off that dance move from House Party where you hold onto your right foot with your left hand and then jump over it with your other leg. Download: "Pocket Full Of Stones," "Front, Back..." and "One Day" ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    May 31, 2007


    Cannibal Corpse

  • Film

    April 19, 2007


    With grip and hold, Ryan Gosling does it again in this smart legal thriller

  • Film

    December 28, 2006

    Same Old Story

    Sequels, prequels and threequels headline Hollywood 2007

  • Film

    February 2, 2006

    Ride the Legend

    The World's Fastest Indian is powered by Anthony Hopkins

  • Film

    August 5, 2004

    Collateral Damaged

    When Tom Cruise plays the bad guy, the results aren't good

  • Culture

    June 24, 2004

    Hang in There

    The second act of Squeeze Plays redeems the evening

  • Film

    October 30, 2003

    Black Like Me?

    One man's deceptions help to highlight our own flaws in The Human Stain

  • Film

    May 1, 2003

    Violent Femmes

    Tenderhearted mutants kick significant keister in X-2: X-Men United

  • Film

    February 20, 2003

    Gale Farce

    Kevin isn't the only thing Spacey in this overlong death penalty drama

  • Culture

    November 21, 2002

    Take My Breath Away

    Top Gun! The Musical will make you laugh harder than Tom Cruise ever could

  • Film

    October 3, 2002

    Flesh for Fantasy

    Dreamy Red Dragon completes the Hannibal boxed set

  • Film

    May 2, 2002

    World Wide Web

    Spider-Man does whatever a spider can and much more

  • Culture

    August 2, 2001

    Unholy Ghost

    The Alley's Woman in Black will linger long after its last spook

  • Film

    February 8, 2001

    Quid Pro Quo?

    More adversaries than partners, Silence and Hannibal actively work against each other

  • News

    September 16, 1999
  • News

    July 8, 1999
  • News

    July 8, 1999

    Trouble in Mind

    Texas's mentally impaired used to go to treatment centers. Now they go to prison.

  • Calendar

    July 2, 1998

    Night & Day

    July 2 - 8, 1998

  • Film

    July 3, 1997

    Hit and Myth

    Hercules fritters away its strengths

  • Film

    June 5, 1997

    Air Disaster

    Bruckheimer's production shows all his Con-temptible traits

  • Film

    December 21, 1995

    Power Trip

    Oliver Stone takes a measured look at how Richard Nixon rose and why he fell

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